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by Lucky Luciano
Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 2524

Re: Happy 2015

Happy new year and I wish you all to discover new and exciting noises from what you thought was a silent PC! :lol:
by Lucky Luciano
Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:21 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Platinum 520w (SS-520FL2) - Recommended?
Replies: 28
Views: 8258

Re: Seasonic Platinum 520w (SS-520FL2) - Recommended?

I just noticed that the X-650 has its exhaust fan positioned on top
It's not, it's installed just like any other bottom fanned PSU.
by Lucky Luciano
Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Linus does Silent PC ... with a little help from his friends
Replies: 24
Views: 15671

Re: Linus does Silent PC ... with a little help from his fri

Congrats for the appearance! Maybe you could get your hands on that Bequiet! case which looks like a worthy opponent of FD Define. I'm curious how effective those silicone hdd rails are.
by Lucky Luciano
Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASRock Fan Control
Replies: 8
Views: 10103

ASRock Fan Control

Since ASRock motherboards seem to have good fan control options I thought we could share our experiences with them seeing as ASUS are always talked about here, with some MSI and Gigabyte thrown in as well. My model is Z97M Pro4. It can control the following - CPU Fan 1 (4-pin) and CPU Fan 2 (3-pin) ...
by Lucky Luciano
Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mid-range near-silent PC - Help me spot any dumb mistakes :)
Replies: 5
Views: 2155

Re: Mid-range near-silent PC - Help me spot any dumb mistake

Just a quick update on the AsRock Z97M-Pro4 board. BIOS and the ATuning (Fan tastic fan tuning) windows app shows possible control for -CPU Fan 1 (4-pin) and CPU Fan 2(3-pin) - same controller(percentage) for both fans -Cha Fan 1 (4pin) - untested ( I don't have a second 4 pin fan and the cpu cooler...
by Lucky Luciano
Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mid-range near-silent PC - Help me spot any dumb mistakes :)
Replies: 5
Views: 2155

Re: Mid-range near-silent PC - Help me spot any dumb mistake

The Crucial MX seems to have a bug similar to what others have have before. Personally I decided not to buy it since there's no firmware fix ATM and will go for the Intel 530 just for the 5 year warranty, tho the Samsung Evo is also appealing. Whatever SSD you get I suggest updating the firmware rig...
by Lucky Luciano
Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:50 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Zalman R1
Replies: 4
Views: 5347

Re: Zalman R1

The front seems like a poorly designed copy of CM Silencio 550, judging by the pics and vids I've found. Instead of putting the front fan(s) on the inside of the chassis, they're on the outside with the front bezel. So rather than standing behind the side vents, they're in-line with them so I'm stru...
by Lucky Luciano
Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:28 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Crucial MX100 512GB & Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSDs
Replies: 10
Views: 7996

Re: Crucial MX100 512GB & Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSDs

Seems like some people have problems with the Crucial MX not booting. I was almost decided to buy this but I think I'll hold out unless they provide a firmware update.

http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Crucial-SSD ... d-p/158815
by Lucky Luciano
Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:52 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is carbon based TIM better than Ceramic based?
Replies: 33
Views: 13800

Re: Is carbon based TIM better than Ceramic based?

I have an Athlon XP CPU has happily lived for 8 years at ~52C in idle(target temp in speedfan), survived an overtemp shutdown(a bit of roasted electronics smell included) and that CPU has lower tolerances than Intel's.
by Lucky Luciano
Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: There's no racist like a liberal racist
Replies: 25
Views: 13127

Re: There's no racist like a liberal racist

As Marx said, history repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.

Electoral poster from 1964.
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Another one said "If you want a nigger for a neighbour, vote Labour", perhaps before the political-correct "fascists" complained.
by Lucky Luciano
Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Good free email service?
Replies: 11
Views: 4941

Re: Good free email service?

www.gmx.com, since 1997

It's owned by a German company but it does have some servers in the US as well and since it doesn't seem to support encryption it's hardly NSA-proof.
by Lucky Luciano
Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Corsair Carbide 330R Quiet
Replies: 4
Views: 4844

Re: Corsair Carbide 330R Quiet

Still no rubber grommets for HDD mouting and building a gaming PC might be a problem with the airflow intake restricted to only one side of the front door and the small slit on the front panel bottom.
by Lucky Luciano
Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor
Replies: 50
Views: 30018

Re: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor

Just don't come crying to SPCR when you realise how noisy it is at low load. That's what Anandtech suggest anyway: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6916/cool ... aroundup/7
by Lucky Luciano
Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planned Green ITX BUild
Replies: 20
Views: 6903

Re: Planned Green ITX BUild

It's impossible to fit the Cooler Master Hyper 212 in that case. Maximum CPU cooler height according to the SPCR review is 76 mm and you'd probably want to subtract at least 10 mm so that the CPU fan can actually draw some air in: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1320-page4.html Also 3 HDD will ...
by Lucky Luciano
Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: My Political Compass
Replies: 10
Views: 4444

Re: My Political Compass

I find the EU Political Compass baffling. It makes even scandinavian countries look more right wing than USA. Yes, they've been eroded by neoliberalism but they're still more social democratic, aren't they?

My scores are -9.12 economical and -7.64 social.
by Lucky Luciano
Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Atheism and yoga
Replies: 16
Views: 7973

Re: Atheism and yoga

British national identity is about celts mixing with anglo-saxon migrants, invaded by romans, danes and normans, speaking a language whose words come mostly from Norman French...and complaining about losing your identity. :lol:
by Lucky Luciano
Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: any mini-itx cases that resemble ibm ps/2 model 30/50
Replies: 5
Views: 3227

Re: any mini-itx cases that resemble ibm ps/2 model 30/50

The only brand I can think of is Chieftec but even their designs "only" got stuck in the 90s, not the 80s. http://www.chieftec.eu/en/chassis/itx-tower.html (the included PSUs tend to be noisy and inefficient). Beige fascias? Fujitsu Siemens did some partly beige but for their workstations and they w...
by Lucky Luciano
Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua prototype with active noise cancellation
Replies: 8
Views: 3763

Re: Noctua prototype with active noise cancellation

I've been using a similar technology for over a decade. It's called...[drum roll]...opening the window.
by Lucky Luciano
Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:59 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: replacement fan for HP G60T-600
Replies: 5
Views: 22481

Re: replacement fan for HP G60T-600

Compressed air is much more effective than a vacuum. Buy a can, open your laptop(removing the keyboard might suffice to get access to the cpu cooler) and use that.
by Lucky Luciano
Sat May 18, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Help neutralizing idiocy
Replies: 30
Views: 12699

Re: Help neutralizing idiocy

I'd say (as an atheist myself) that Richard Dawkins is a pretty good example of a both fundamentalist and militant atheist. As for extremist islam - perhaps stopping the bombing of their countries, the targeted assassinations of "suspected" terrorists(and thousands of innocents killed as "collateral...
by Lucky Luciano
Fri May 29, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: CoolerMaster CM690?
Replies: 8
Views: 4074

The 590 has a detachable drive cage. I'd rather buy that instead.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Cool ... 590/4.html
by Lucky Luciano
Mon May 04, 2009 6:08 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Anyone actually bother to undervolt anymore?
Replies: 55
Views: 12559

I undervolt my old Socket A Sempron 2600+ from 1.6 to 1.525. Not much and temperatures didn't drop with more than 5C but at least I can keep my CPU fan(Arctic Fan 3) at ??-1500 rpm. I have no idea how low it gets, under 1200 Speedfan stops giving any credible figure(think 30000 rpm). Normal usage te...
by Lucky Luciano
Sat May 02, 2009 7:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Obama Deception
Replies: 82
Views: 13258

The way you lot are moaning, anyone would think we're still living in the days of the Industrial revolution when people worked in 'The Dark Satanic Mills' for barely enough pay to feed and clothe themselves, let alone buy computer(s) and flat screen colour HDTV's. Employees have NEVER had it so goo...
by Lucky Luciano
Sat May 02, 2009 7:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Obama Deception
Replies: 82
Views: 13258

The way you lot are moaning, anyone would think we're still living in the days of the Industrial revolution when people worked in 'The Dark Satanic Mills' for barely enough pay to feed and clothe themselves, let alone buy computer(s) and flat screen colour HDTV's. Employees have NEVER had it so goo...
by Lucky Luciano
Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Nexus Value 430 PSU: Affordable Silence
Replies: 149
Views: 75198

Does the PSU have long enough cables to be used in an Antec Three Hundred or Cooler Master 590?(yes, I know the cases require modding to be silent). I'm worried in particular about the P4 connector since many motherboards seem to have it positioned on the top-left corner.
by Lucky Luciano
Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: If you could ask God one question ...
Replies: 357
Views: 115647

I'd ask him what was with all that genocide in the OT, whether directly done by him(Sodom and Gomorrah) or by ordering others to do it (Joshua and his ethnic cleansings).



Well I guess this is one way of making a first post to a tech forum. :D