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by Sooty
Mon Feb 09, 2004 12:35 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Link req for CPU info listings
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Thanks Ralph. :D

Btw, when a CPU is rated at say 70w, does it need 70w all the time? If it's idling, does it require substantially less?
by Sooty
Mon Feb 09, 2004 11:03 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Link req for CPU info listings
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Link req for CPU info listings

I found a link in these forums to a long long list of CPU's. Every CPU listed, with wattage info etc. Pages were blue in colour.

Searched and searched, can't find it :roll:
by Sooty
Tue Feb 03, 2004 9:31 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Massive PSU Review List
Replies: 0
Views: 712

Massive PSU Review List

Just found this.

http://www.amdboard.com/psu.html

Don't know if it's been posted before.

Just discovered, in a review of the new Fortron 400 (120mm), that it's fitted with the highly rated Papst 4412 F2/GL.
by Sooty
Tue Feb 03, 2004 7:11 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New fanless Antec 350W PSU
Replies: 35
Views: 12663

A computer uses about 300 watts ? for 8 hours a day 5 days a week (40hours 50 weeks a year) Not 300w. Probably 100-200W average, depending on use and spec. So say 150w average. So halve that cost saving. Yes, you don't save much, say £21 total if the PSU lasts 5 years. Plus, in the winter, you'll n...
by Sooty
Sun Feb 01, 2004 3:33 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Best 400W PSU ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2237

by Sooty
Sat Jan 31, 2004 12:25 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Best 400W PSU ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2237

Z400B review here: http://www.dirkvader.de/page/zm400b-aps.html The Z400A suffered from a ticking problem, otherwise an excellent PSU. The Z400B is the one I’ve short-listed. Fingers crossed that a company with Zalman’s rep, will have sorted the ticking with the B. I need to order next week, so I to...
by Sooty
Fri Jan 30, 2004 12:41 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Acoustiproducts Acoustifans: Review, Images & a Mod
Replies: 63
Views: 32166

Thanks Ed.

Another review here:
http://www.atruereview.com/acousti/index.php
by Sooty
Thu Jan 29, 2004 8:52 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Global Win SAF Onyx / Sapphire
Replies: 2
Views: 1007

Re: Global Win SAF Onyx / Sapphire

Being sold here: http://www.overclock.co.uk/customer/home.php?cat=522

Can't find any reviews.
by Sooty
Mon Dec 15, 2003 9:58 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: RAM - Is 'Low Latency' worth the extra?
Replies: 11
Views: 2557

RAM - Is 'Low Latency' worth the extra?

Two sets of matched Corsair 1GB 3200 RAM - half way down page... http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Corsair_65.html Corsair 1GB DDR XMS3200C2PT TwinX (2x512MB) CAS2 (MY-030-CS) A matched pair of 512MB XMS3200C2 memory modules - 1GB total - ideal for dual DDR motherboards. £159.9...
by Sooty
Wed Nov 26, 2003 11:40 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi Deskstar 7K250 SATA UK availability
Replies: 1
Views: 788

Hitachi Deskstar 7K250 SATA UK availability

I've seen the SATA 250GB available, but has anyone spotted the 40GB and 160GB SATA's in the UK?

How long 'til they're available?
by Sooty
Sun Nov 16, 2003 11:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What do you think of this case?
Replies: 4
Views: 1606

Quote from Jupiter site: "“We have elevated the Personal Computer from an ugly square box into a work of art.”

It reminds me of another ugly box, my washing machine! Let’s hope it’s not as noisy.
by Sooty
Fri Nov 14, 2003 7:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: The Antec SLK3700AMB has been revised!!
Replies: 16
Views: 4852

What are you saying? The revised 3700AMB has a new rear grille exactly the same as the 3700BQE? Or the grille is somewhere between the old AMB and new BQE?
by Sooty
Wed Nov 12, 2003 2:34 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 400W Zalman PSU better than Seasonic 400W?
Replies: 12
Views: 2899

I was talking to a company yesterday, that might be building my computer. They've gained good magazine reviews for quiet systems, so they know their stuff. They were listing the Zalman 400 as a build option, but they told me yesterday, there is definetley a "clicking problem" with the Zalman 400, an...
by Sooty
Sun Nov 09, 2003 3:53 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 400W Zalman PSU better than Seasonic 400W?
Replies: 12
Views: 2899

The Zalman also came top of the pile in this PSU shootout.. http://www.anandtech.com/showdoc.html?i=1841

Most impressive is how it keeps so cool with only one 80mm fan, compared to those with more fans or bigger fans.
by Sooty
Fri Oct 31, 2003 5:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Front fan grille mystery
Replies: 8
Views: 3179

im pretty sure he just didnt see the need, and probably didnt feel like it. Mine is a general query regarding most computers I’ve seen – I’m not so much questioning what Ralph has or hasn’t done to this example. Although, having looked at that photo again, I’m wondering if Ralph hasn’t removed the ...
by Sooty
Fri Oct 31, 2003 5:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Front fan grille mystery
Replies: 8
Views: 3179

im pretty sure he just didnt see the need, and probably didnt feel like it. Mine is a general query regarding most computers I’ve seen – I’m not so much questioning what Ralph has or hasn’t done to this example. Although, having looked at that photo again, I’m wondering if Ralph hasn’t removed the ...
by Sooty
Fri Oct 31, 2003 2:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Front fan grille mystery
Replies: 8
Views: 3179

Front fan grille mystery

As a newbie, I’m failing to understand what purpose is served by having fan grilles located between the front fan and the outside casing. What are they guarding against? Surely they are a restriction to air-flow – also a restriction to noise escaping, which may be why Ralph decided to leave his in p...
by Sooty
Wed Oct 29, 2003 5:28 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Do SLK3700 AMB/BQE have Air Filters?
Replies: 11
Views: 2377

Do SLK3700 AMB/BQE have Air Filters?

Do these two cases have filters for their front vents? If not, would it be advisable to make one?
by Sooty
Sun Oct 12, 2003 9:33 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What’s the deal with 92mm fans?
Replies: 7
Views: 2056

Okay thanks. Now how do I calculate the db level of two 92mm fans, versus one 120mm? I found the spec of a 92mm Panaflo to be 42.7 cfm @ 27db. So presumably two of these would create 85.4 cfm, but would that double the db to 54db, or would it stay at 27db, or would it be somewhere in between? Is the...
by Sooty
Fri Oct 10, 2003 8:29 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: First look at GlobalWin power supply
Replies: 7
Views: 2073

With 400W Seasonics not available in the UK, I was checking out alternatives. I found nothing but rave reviews for Globalwin PSU's. There's no doubt they're serious bits of kit, with or without the flash stuff. Reviews (Found 3, but there's more out there, just search) GlobalWIN SAF520 http://www.ha...
by Sooty
Tue Oct 07, 2003 12:37 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What’s the deal with 92mm fans?
Replies: 7
Views: 2056

What’s the deal with 92mm fans?

Are they meant to cool CPU’s only, or are they intended as case fans as well? I can find very little reference to 92mm fans when checking various case stats. It’s nearly always.. “this case can take 80mm fans” or “is fitted with 80mm fans” or occasionally 120mm fans. Presumably 92's can be an option...
by Sooty
Thu Sep 25, 2003 7:59 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: GMC Neo Classic UK availability
Replies: 5
Views: 2039

The Timeless currently offered by Jeantech UK, is minus all the bits you're missing Cams, and comes in black only. However, in mid October, they'll be selling a white version, which will be to full spec - everything included . They'll also be getting a stock of spares. So mail them in 3 weeks, and s...
by Sooty
Tue Sep 23, 2003 1:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: GMC Neo Classic UK availability
Replies: 5
Views: 2039

AUdiOMAN wrote:In the UK its under a different name!

Jeantech Timeless JNT100
I just found out the very same today! Someone told me to look at the PC World site (..of all places!). I did read Cams posts, but only saw mention of a German retailer. Thanks AUdiOMAN, and Cams.
by Sooty
Mon Sep 22, 2003 5:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: GMC Neo Classic UK availability
Replies: 5
Views: 2039

GMC Neo Classic UK availability

Is this case available in the UK anywhere?