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by lhopitalified
Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on Noisy, Overheating Shuttle PC
Replies: 19
Views: 3517

Re: Advice on Noisy, Overheating Shuttle PC

Does the 0x116 error seem consistent with either GPU overheating or lack of PSU power? Sounds like a GPU problem. See http://mikemstech.blogspot.com/2011/12/troubleshooting-0x116-videotdrerror.html . Do you notice if it hangs right before crashing? (And is it only crashing on video playback?) You m...
by lhopitalified
Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Fortress FT02 Revisited
Replies: 39
Views: 16671

Re: SilverStone Fortress FT02 Revisited

It's nice to talk about this... but with the behemoths coming out currently, it seems like that money is better spent on a larger monitor that makes better use of the video than on a video card that already over muscles any but the largest screens. I'm actually hoping that the new iPad will acceler...
by lhopitalified
Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet out of the box?
Replies: 8
Views: 3613

Re: Quiet out of the box?

SnowJim wrote:The Fractal Design Define Mini is not bad, I have missed it but I dont know how it performace.
There's an SPCR review of the Define Mini.
by lhopitalified
Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Magnetic Fan Filters and HDD
Replies: 10
Views: 3452

Re: Magnetic Fan Filters and HDD

mkk wrote:Caution is always wise but it would take much stronger magnets to harm the driver from a distance. Touching the drive with one of those magnets would not be a good idea, but otherwise it's safe.
agreed.
further reading
by lhopitalified
Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Please don't put another Moron in the White House
Replies: 256
Views: 44892

Re: Please don't put another Moron in the White House

I'm not sure why you bring up this example. The US Treasury doesn't change the amount of money it prints to deal with the deficits in the budget. Most other countries don't either. (Zimbabwe lacked this self-restraint, which was one of the causes of the recent hyperinflation.) Given that I'm skepti...
by lhopitalified
Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Please don't put another Moron in the White House
Replies: 256
Views: 44892

Re: Please don't put another Moron in the White House

When I was in college and took a course in Taxation (accounting course), on the first day the professor said that federal taxes are not used to raise money, since the US has printing presses for that. I'm not sure why you bring up this example. The US Treasury doesn't change the amount of money it ...
by lhopitalified
Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Please don't put another Moron in the White House
Replies: 256
Views: 44892

Re: Please don't put another Moron in the White House

Obama has done (or not done) a lot of things while in office that I disapprove of. Still, my best guess for what a McCain/Palin administration would have been like is far worse. Same for Romney/Paul/Gingrich/etc. I have no objections to criticizing Obama's failures to deal with Wall St. or the BP oi...
by lhopitalified
Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Replacement for Antec Aria mATX
Replies: 4
Views: 1972

Re: Replacement for Antec Aria mATX

Also, micro-ATX motherboards are compatible with full-ATX cases, so you shouldn't have any problem finding something that will meet your needs :) Unless OP's trying to fit it in a mITX case, that is. ;) Need to run a future full-size GPU. Not sure what you mean by this. If you need a GPU for gaming...
by lhopitalified
Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU cooler for a Fractal Design Define Mini?
Replies: 15
Views: 5937

Re: CPU cooler for a Fractal Design Define Mini?

I recommend the Thermalright MR-02 Macho. It's the same price as the Mugen 3 and the difference in performance is almost negligible, if you already bought the Mugen you should keep it. I had Scythe coolers in the past and didn't like the mounting mechanism much, Thermalright always worked perfectly...
by lhopitalified
Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU cooler for a Fractal Design Define Mini?
Replies: 15
Views: 5937

Re: CPU cooler for a Fractal Design Define Mini?

Sure, I'm using an Asus P8P67-m board (Rev. B3, though I doubt that affects placement in any way). EDIT: Some info from the Fractal Rep: We have now updated our specification to saying that the Define Mini officially supports tower coolers with 160mm height. We had 165mm before, but it will then con...
by lhopitalified
Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU cooler for a Fractal Design Define Mini?
Replies: 15
Views: 5937

Re: CPU cooler for a Fractal Design Define Mini?

I have a Scythe Mugen 2 (I think the Mugen 3 has similar dimensions) in a Define Mini. It works fine, and doesn't touch the foam on the side. (though depending on where your motherboard has the CPU socket, you might need to remove the extra foam that covers the side vent)
by lhopitalified
Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Coolermaster vs. Seasonic vs. XFX
Replies: 23
Views: 9937

Re: Coolermaster vs. Seasonic vs. XFX

Why would you not buy something listed on the chart? If you don't, you really don't know what you are buying. Because other products might be good (enough) too and cost less. For example, I recently bought a Be Quiet 80+ Gold PSU not on that list and I'm very happy with it. While I can certainly un...
by lhopitalified
Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Solar Activity and the Safety of your Backups
Replies: 16
Views: 5536

Re: Solar Activity and the Safety of your Backups

I think most of the economic loss is attributed to communications (and other) satellites going down. I think, here on Earth, we are mostly protected. As andymcca said, if the radiation is strong enough to mess with our boxes, I think we have other things to worry about than the integrity of our data.
by lhopitalified
Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OCZ Vertex 2. Reliable yet?
Replies: 6
Views: 2482

Re: OCZ Vertex 2. Reliable yet?

AFAIK, no one is exactly sure what causes the BSOD issues associated with the (newer) sandforce controllers, which has been part of the problem with trying to fix it. I've also read a few isolated comments that people are having issues with the new (Oct 2011) firmware from OCZ, which is why I haven'...
by lhopitalified
Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help With Digital Audio Workstation Build !!!
Replies: 47
Views: 6244

Re: Help With Digital Audio Workstation Build !!!

i just now myself messed around on ava web..just build this one for $1160..i dont know if the mobo/psu are fine but i will leave it to you guys. NZXT H2 Classic Silent Black Mid-Tower Case, ATX, No PSU, Plastic/Steel SEASONIC S12 Energy Plus 650 Power Supply, 650W, 24-pin ATX EPS12V, Dual +12V, Act...
by lhopitalified
Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Question about a new custom built PC
Replies: 6
Views: 1959

Re: Question about a new custom built PC

Wow, thanks so much for all the help guys. Took the computer back to Directron, and just got it back and running. The guy who they had put it together the first time apparently wasn't very experienced. The more experienced tech there took one look at it, said to come back after lunch and it would b...
by lhopitalified
Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Ghosting Screen, Any suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 918

Re: Ghosting Screen, Any suggestions

You can check the frequency of the VGA output from your computer. It's possible that your new computer/graphics card isn't detecting the specs of the LCD correctly, and is outputting at a weird frequency that your 40" lcd doesn't support well.
by lhopitalified
Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Question about a new custom built PC
Replies: 6
Views: 1959

Re: Question about a new custom built PC

4. Would it be okay to replace the fan on the cooler with a Scythe slip stream? Or should I replace it with something else? The fan that came with your CPU cooler will work great for you when properly installed. Unless they swapped out the default fan that comes with the Mugen-3 with something else...
by lhopitalified
Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Please don't put another Moron in the White House
Replies: 256
Views: 44892

Re: Please don't put another Moron in the White House

Yes please. Loonies belong in change jars, not in government!
by lhopitalified
Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Please don't put another Moron in the White House
Replies: 256
Views: 44892

Re: Please don't put another Moron in the White House

wow. just wow. :shock: to say im befuddled would be an understatement. excuse me while i ponder how come we cant fly, or breath under water yet without assistance... You'd have to give up a lot of the human abilities that you value if your body were to adapt to be able to fly or breathe under water...
by lhopitalified
Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Please don't put another Moron in the White House
Replies: 256
Views: 44892

Re: Please don't put another Moron in the White House

One of my main concerns with any member of the American right wing of politics is that they are Fundamentalist Christians and they seek (as their bullshit scriptures and the idiots at the pulpit tell them) to force their ancient and stupid beliefs onto everyone else, "God via Democracy" is a very b...
by lhopitalified
Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: RE: Brands not on your recommended list
Replies: 4
Views: 855

Re: RE: Brands not on your recommended list

I always get Thermaltake and Thermalright confused. They *are* different companies, right?
by lhopitalified
Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Life Sucks
Replies: 92
Views: 28039

Re: Life Sucks

However, statistical uncertainty does not allow for the phenomenon of free will, which would imply an effect without a cause. We subjectively experience free will, but the notion is contrary to science. So what's true? Some atheists argue that free will is merely an illusion. I understand the argum...
by lhopitalified
Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lets discuss illegal drugs - and legal ones too
Replies: 57
Views: 15464

Re: Lets discuss illegal drugs - and legal ones too

No. Not at all, Homeopathy is NO BETTER THAN A PLACEBO, so all you are giving them is a drop of water or a sugar pill with a label on it that makes it seem like the real thing, but anyone with a sense at all always reads the label, and looks it up in a book or the internet, and then realises that t...
by lhopitalified
Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recommendations for a good 16:10 aspect gaming monitor?
Replies: 33
Views: 5928

Re: Recommendations for a good 16:10 aspect gaming monitor?

Scaling is indeed a non-issue as long as you use a PC as a source, the graphics card is often just as capable of doing this task as the in-monitor scaler. For xbox/ps3 etc its more complicated, and certainly something to keep in mind if you live in for example a dorm and dont have a TV :) I can att...
by lhopitalified
Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: How to estimate overall sound level
Replies: 8
Views: 2466

Re: How to estimate overall sound level

Is there any way to calculate the total sound pressure of a system if you know the sound pressure of the parts within? In theory, if you had a precise physical model, yes. In practice, the numbers from parts manufacturers are measured in different configurations and under different ambient conditio...
by lhopitalified
Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li PC-9F or Fractal Arc/Define mini ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2353

Re: Lian Li PC-9F or Fractal Arc/Define mini ?

Just found this Fractal Define review that shows that hard disk bays a loose themselves, skip to 11:45min http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw6U0w2eWos Seems to be design flaw to me I have a Define Mini, and there doesn't seem to be a problem with loose hard drive bays. I suspect they've done somethin...
by lhopitalified
Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recommendations for a good 16:10 aspect gaming monitor?
Replies: 33
Views: 5928

Re: Recommendations for a good 16:10 aspect gaming monitor?

no worries -- I have a u2311 myself and eventually got used to the 16:9 ratio, although it's annoying to use side-by-side with my HP L2335 (16:10)...
by lhopitalified
Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:42 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recommendations for a good 16:10 aspect gaming monitor?
Replies: 33
Views: 5928

Re: Recommendations for a good 16:10 aspect gaming monitor?

Dirge wrote:How about the recently released 24" Dell U2412M or the smaller U2311H.
The u2311 is 16:9.
by lhopitalified
Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Internet Explorer 6 users have low IQs, study says
Replies: 14
Views: 3114

Re: Internet Explorer 6 users have low IQs, study says

How about just the fact that the poor tend to have lower IQs as well as older computers and older software? (and perhaps no internet connection to update even)