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by LodeHacker
Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:12 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Describe your ideal mATX mini tower
Replies: 52
Views: 13909

I perfer SFF sizes, but most models available are horrible to say the least. Way too big, with cramped CPU cooler space, and yet it has 5.252 slots? However, "Small as possible" doesn't really sound like a tower to me. I guess we need another thread. :D Lodehacker: Maybe you'll like Silverstone GD0...
by LodeHacker
Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet E-ATX Case for Music Studio
Replies: 13
Views: 3956

Hello! It's an honour to meet you and I'll be glad to help! I have my own " Treenikämppä " ( poor man's studio :P ) and at my Treenikämppä we have a dual Xeon system housed in this case: http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=211&cl_index=1&sc_index=25&ss_index=61 I'm sure i...
by LodeHacker
Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT01
Replies: 48
Views: 18879

I find it interesting that most previous reviews have stated great cpu cooling and adequate gpu cooling whereas spcr found the reverse. I've noticed this paradoxical situation many times before and honestly don't know whom to turn to if SPCR haven't reviewed a specific product, especially if it's a...
by LodeHacker
Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: No longer available
Replies: 13
Views: 1667

EDIT: Nevermind, found a buyer for the Quadro FX (or actually, the Quadro FX was found by a potential buyer due to this thread). I apologize for making this thread messy :?

- Lode
by LodeHacker
Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:27 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: i7 PC electrical noise leaking into audio recordings
Replies: 24
Views: 6984

Re: i7 PC electrical noise leaking into audio recordings

I wonder if this may be one reason that Apple hasn't done an i7 Mac Pro yet. Who said that? http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/14/apple-nehalem-based-mac-pro-unboxing-and-hands-on/ :mrgreen: Remember though, that a Mac computer is upgradeable only to a certain point, while the PC platform gives you th...
by LodeHacker
Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Every-Five-Years Build Advice Sought...(longwinded)
Replies: 29
Views: 4273

From what I've read, it's likely Windows 7 is to Vista what XP was to Windows ME. I jumped from '98 to XP, never got on board with Vista. So, if history repeats, I'll get on the 7 train. I've read about actualization, but don't really know the practical aspects of not having vs. having. Can you she...
by LodeHacker
Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bye bye SPCR community.
Replies: 61
Views: 9582

Re: Rule 911 in life: Don't call cassette the grandfather of

What is that little creep doing with his own BBC blog anyway? Why is the BBC hiring some kid who is barely past potty training? Absolutely no idea. They ran out of ideas or Apple is paying them... I bet my money on the latter ;) That said, and from a 53 year-old who has been around and involved in ...
by LodeHacker
Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Unconditional Basic Income
Replies: 124
Views: 26977

I have no problem with my tax dollars going to help support some poor schmuck who is just too dumb to perform a job that might earn more as long as he's willing to do something productive with his time. Thanks in advance :mrgreen: Finns need not apply... :P You already have universal health care an...
by LodeHacker
Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bye bye SPCR community.
Replies: 61
Views: 9582

Matija wrote:Cassettes were only good for ZX Spectrum games.
You never had a Datassette? :D
by LodeHacker
Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:19 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus M4A78-HTPC/RC: A Complete HTPC Solution?
Replies: 11
Views: 5310

Re: audio

hi there, i have a truehd marantz amp and two requirements: 1. output of generic sound e.g. media center as 5.1 2. output of other sound that starts as 2 channel and is then changed to 5.1/7.1 sound. on my current system it does not upscale through the hdmi as its digital as it needs an encoder so ...
by LodeHacker
Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bye bye SPCR community.
Replies: 61
Views: 9582

Bye bye SPCR community.

Ok, I'm out of here for reasons solely personal. As this was a worthless topic in the first place, I believe no one cares if I changed the topic from the ground up. Nice time was spent here, but not everything lasts forever. I am not your girlfriend or something that I must tell you that I quit, but...
by LodeHacker
Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:03 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Describe your ideal mATX mini tower
Replies: 52
Views: 13909

Small as possible, the looks of Hi-Fi equipment, slot loading DVD drive, picoPSU :mrgreen:
by LodeHacker
Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Every-Five-Years Build Advice Sought...(longwinded)
Replies: 29
Views: 4273

I'm almost ready to jump on the E5200, could always move up later, if need be. Sounds like you are going to stick with this new PC for a long time and Windows 7 is almost around the corner, maybe you want to take your new CPU choice up to something like the Pentium Dual-Core E6300 with Intel Virtua...
by LodeHacker
Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Unconditional Basic Income
Replies: 124
Views: 26977

jhhoffma wrote:I have no problem with my tax dollars going to help support some poor schmuck who is just too dumb to perform a job that might earn more as long as he's willing to do something productive with his time.
Thanks in advance :mrgreen:
by LodeHacker
Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I chuckled at this coretemp screenshot I just got....
Replies: 3
Views: 1130

Prescott: Oh, who are you? Brisbane: So this is where we end? Prescott: What do you mean we? Brisbane: Burning hot CPUs. Prescott: Oh... kind of, yeah. Brisbane: So what's your highest? Prescott: Temperature? Uh... 90c? Brisbane: Hahahhhhahhahaahaa Prescott: What?! Brisbane: Me beat you with 100c! P...
by LodeHacker
Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Recommendation required: Low Power Chip + Mobo
Replies: 15
Views: 3918

Designing yer own car PC? :mrgreen:

I would love to help, but don't really understand what you're after. In other words, why does Atom suck? Not low enough power consumption or not enough performance?
by LodeHacker
Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quietest external hard drive
Replies: 11
Views: 3902

So, either a MoBo port or a bracket; if the eSATA cable is connected to the MoBo port, how does it connect through to the outside of the chassis? The external HDD would need to connect to a port of some kind (like a USB port) on the outside, would it not?. Does eSATA really only refer to the type o...
by LodeHacker
Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: minix 780G with hybrid crossfire in case with 120mm fan
Replies: 8
Views: 5461

Just curious, what's up with the IDE adapter or is that SCSI?
by LodeHacker
Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: No longer available
Replies: 13
Views: 1667

There's nothing I really need , so unless I know what's available, I can't really say. Got any PCI-X dual gigabit NICs around, or perhaps a 16-port+ gigabit switch? :) Hi, I found this kind of gigabit NIC: " Intel PRO 1000/MT Dual ". PCI-X and has dual ports, will check functionality later ( don't ...
by LodeHacker
Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: minix 780G with hybrid crossfire in case with 120mm fan
Replies: 8
Views: 5461

Once the new fan arrives, it'll be back to grating off some more. Then i'll put in the optical drive (maybe later a bluray if they become cheap). I'll replace the barracuda with maybe a samsung F2 or a WD green as storage and an SSD as OS drive. Asside from that, it's pretty much done. Draws around...
by LodeHacker
Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Win 7, what compels you to upgrade?
Replies: 112
Views: 21226

50€? Whoa, that someone is ready to pay that amount for an operating system! :shock:

Go Linux, baby! :mrgreen:
by LodeHacker
Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: No longer available
Replies: 13
Views: 1667

Not really joking, if you're in for professional CAD editing and have spare money, let me know! Don't really want to pay cash ( or electronic money for the matter ), I'm poor at the moment. Need that ATX for a new build ( sister wants her own PC ). So getting rid of junk and paying for shipping is l...
by LodeHacker
Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: minix 780G with hybrid crossfire in case with 120mm fan
Replies: 8
Views: 5461

Keep it on topic mate! :D Heeeheehee I'm known for the most unusual replies, so be prepared :P Or maybe I had one *ahem* too much and can't think clearly? :mrgreen: At any case, that DAC is beautiful and so is the passive heat sink on your CPU. Great project, but are you going to work on it or leav...
by LodeHacker
Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: No longer available
Replies: 13
Views: 1667

Monkeh16 wrote:
LodeHacker wrote:Any other junk you might need? Yes, you guessed right. That Quadro isn't in use. It's just laying around here :P
List what you've got and I'm sure we can work something out..
:shock: I don't have time for that!

Just tell me what you want, I have junk for anything. A pair of shoes, maybe :lol: ?
by LodeHacker
Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: No longer available
Replies: 13
Views: 1667

Any other junk you might need? Yes, you guessed right. That Quadro isn't in use. It's just laying around here :P
by LodeHacker
Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: No longer available
Replies: 13
Views: 1667

Re: For sale: Intel DP35DP motherboard (UK & EU)

I'd also be willing to trade for a mid-range 8 or 9 series nVidia GPU with dual DVI. I offer my NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS . What do you think? :mrgreen: That's low end, so only a partial trade :P And I'd like to see an 8400GS with dual DVI, because I've never seen one yet. :) It has DVI and HDMI, some ...
by LodeHacker
Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: No longer available
Replies: 13
Views: 1667

Re: For sale: Intel DP35DP motherboard (UK & EU)

Monkeh16 wrote:I'd also be willing to trade for a mid-range 8 or 9 series nVidia GPU with dual DVI.
I offer my NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS. What do you think? :mrgreen:
by LodeHacker
Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quietest external hard drive
Replies: 11
Views: 3902

I'm looking for an eSATA external HDD. Does anyone know of any brands and models that are good quality and quiet? Do I need an eSATA port on the back (or front) of my computer to connect it to? Also, is it possible to use an SSD for eSATA external storage, and if so, would one simply put it in an H...
by LodeHacker
Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Looking for quiet/silent graphics card - no aftermarket cool
Replies: 12
Views: 2453

Ataulf wrote:I just don't want the hassle or the fear of losing the warranty.
What part of this didn't you understand :mrgreen:
LodeHacker wrote:Cheap EVGA card + aftermarket cooler = Warranty not void.
by LodeHacker
Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: LodePC
Replies: 21
Views: 6504

For sure, I actually stealth-modded my optical drives by hacking off the sides of the cover plate that I wasn't using. Then I had a full aluminum front. With the black case, it probably isn't as bad, but nothing looks good next to brushed aluminum, except more brushed aluminum. Amen, brother :mrgre...