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by sthayashi
Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:55 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Air Cooling or Water Cooling?
Replies: 9
Views: 3839

I too voted for air with only one reason in mind. With my air-cooled system, I have not touched the insides once in 6 months. I probably ought to due to dust build up, but even when I do, it's not a major ordeal. One consistent thing I've noticed with people who watercool is that maintanence NEEDS t...
by sthayashi
Tue Oct 11, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P150
Replies: 16
Views: 6925

by sthayashi
Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 1st Abit system Please review specs
Replies: 5
Views: 3127

I wasn't going to comment on this since this was a fairly lengthy list that was pasted without too much thought. I also thought that someone else would point this out: It seems obvious to me that the loud part of this system is going to be the Lance Armstrong LIVE STRONG wristband. Though the Blue/G...
by sthayashi
Mon Oct 10, 2005 4:11 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec TruePower 550w (with 120cm fan) vs Enermax 600w
Replies: 1
Views: 2035

Why not get a 20->24-pin adaptor and save yourself the money of a new PSU?

If your SLI system is problematic with the old PSU (by the numbers, it shouldn't be), you can get a new PSU later on.
by sthayashi
Mon Oct 10, 2005 2:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: This site recommends 160gb samsung.. what about their 250gb?
Replies: 9
Views: 4310

Re: MK8025GAS

ht*p://www.misco.co.uk/productinformation/~75557~WW~/Toshiba%2080GB%20Hard%20Drive.htm [hi admin sorry not sure if links are allowed?] They are assuming they're not insanely long. You can tell if it's insanely long by hitting preview on the reply screen. If it's more than 3/4s the width of your pre...
by sthayashi
Sun Oct 09, 2005 1:42 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Yate Loon 120mm D12SL-12 orange for $3.99 each!! (qty 5+)
Replies: 4
Views: 2885

Thanks for the mention, but this has been covered before. In the interest of keeping the forums tidy and all, this thread will be locked.
by sthayashi
Sat Oct 08, 2005 11:05 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Press release for new Antec P150 case.
Replies: 70
Views: 41384

OmegaZero wrote:
natethegreat wrote:A link to this pic on anandtech: Click Here
Can you link the rest of that thread? Is it a review or a user's build?

I am SO excited about this case... <drool>
Judging from the URL, it's an unofficial SPCR sneak preview. :-)
by sthayashi
Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:53 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: MIT: 0 dB notebook for $100!
Replies: 13
Views: 9444

Why? This kind of random heavy-handedness is unwarranted. i agree alleycat , the BIG RED CAPS are more of an eyesore than a long url :lol:. i like how "quiet" the spcr forums are (esp. sig/avatar rules) but these messages don't make the forums seem very welcoming/friendly! can't the admins repriman...
by sthayashi
Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:41 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Does AAM need to be enabled?
Replies: 5
Views: 1801

Does the seek noise bother you?

Serial power vs 4-pin molex.... I have no idea. I think the serial power may be better as it provides all the possible necessary voltages (including the 3.3v which doesn't exist on 4-pin molex). But a good drive shouldn't care.
by sthayashi
Tue Oct 04, 2005 9:55 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Recommended Hard Drives - a major revision
Replies: 73
Views: 80036

Excellent update, Mike. Are the recommendations in any particular order? Favorite to least favorite?
by sthayashi
Mon Oct 03, 2005 8:02 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Smart Drive opps I mean Smart Power
Replies: 2
Views: 1088

Not a chance. The * part says that the total combined output of the 12v lines should not exceed 28A. This is substantially lower than other recent 500W PSUs. My guess is that this was originally an ATX v1.3 PSUs that was dressed up to be a 2.0 PSU.
by sthayashi
Mon Oct 03, 2005 7:57 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-330 VS super silencer 300 : who is more quiet ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1988

They're also of different ages. S12 is ATX v2.2, Silencer is ATX v1.3, What are you running? Personally, I think this will be similar to the old Tornado vs. Silencer debates, which was that generally speaking the Tornado, but if you were willing to do a fan swap on the Silencer, you could do straigh...
by sthayashi
Mon Oct 03, 2005 7:49 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Clockless processors... why haven't we talked?
Replies: 9
Views: 5026

i think you apply a voltage to the quartz...and it vibrates physically. It might be same technology as cigarette lighters where u press a button to get the spark (it squeezes a quartz crystal) in reverse. Perhaps the quartz is held tight so that its vibrations get turned into an a/c ripple. this is...
by sthayashi
Wed Sep 28, 2005 7:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hickups?
Replies: 38
Views: 24205

I don't have hiccups now, but on the rare occasion that I DO have them I do the following: 1) take a normal breath and hold it for a mental count to 10. 2) breathe out normally 3) Repeat the above 2 steps until they go away. Since I am not you, YMMV, but the above has always worked for me within a ...
by sthayashi
Thu Sep 22, 2005 3:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hickups?
Replies: 38
Views: 24205

I think people have the wrong impression - this isn't about hiccups (US spelling) or hiccoughs (UK spelling) - it's about hickups. My guess as to the meaning of this word is that it describes the increase in naivete or gullibility of a person coming from a rural setting into a metropolis. By a city...
by sthayashi
Thu Sep 22, 2005 2:47 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's PSU Test Platform V.3
Replies: 20
Views: 15503

MikeC, What sort of LCD display did you use for measuring voltage? i.e. what brand/model?
by sthayashi
Thu Sep 22, 2005 2:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hickups?
Replies: 38
Views: 24205

I don't have hiccups now, but on the rare occasion that I DO have them I do the following: 1) take a normal breath and hold it for a mental count to 10. 2) breathe out normally 3) Repeat the above 2 steps until they go away. Since I am not you, YMMV, but the above has always worked for me within a m...
by sthayashi
Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anandtech reviews the P-180 & Sonata II in case roundup
Replies: 9
Views: 2731

Anandtech reviews the P-180 & Sonata II in case roundup

Anandtech reviews the P-180 & Sonata II in their mid-tower roundup http://www.anandtech.com/casecooling/showdoc.aspx?i=2525 The P-180 takes home the silver in their reviews. It's interesting to note that their one major complaint about the P-180 seems to be the PSU location, which is a frequent conc...
by sthayashi
Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:59 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Recommended Fans page
Replies: 146
Views: 142524

From an earlier thread:
Frankgehry wrote:molex#-------------digikey#
22-23-2031---------WM4201-ND .100"(2.54mm) center headers
22-01-3037---------WM2001-ND receptacles
08-50-0114---------WM1114-ND pins
Hopefully that'll help.
by sthayashi
Wed Sep 07, 2005 4:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help me build a new PC
Replies: 33
Views: 8133

Thanks for the input so far, could someone possibly recommend a replacement CPU heatsink + fan from http://www.scan.co.uk please? Thanks alot. Though it hasn't been reviewed yet, I have a feeling the Zalman CNPS9500 will be very quiet and very effective. For your line of processor, the Kamaboko may...
by sthayashi
Wed Sep 07, 2005 4:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: The next step?
Replies: 15
Views: 2895

Ackelind wrote:Those I have seen around here are the Scythe silent box, Nexus drive-a-way, mCubed vertical silence, Molex SilentDrive ("not recomended for 7200rpm drives"?) some AC ryan box, and maybe one more.
The SmartDrive was and still is recommended by SPCR.
by sthayashi
Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:40 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Fastest Quietest Drive
Replies: 15
Views: 4285

What do you need this speed for? Large striping arrays will speed up Photoshop applications (on the order of 3-4 drive arrays or more, none of this two drive BS), but won't do much for application loading.
by sthayashi
Tue Sep 06, 2005 7:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Sign of Impending HDD Death?
Replies: 13
Views: 3089

Errors like that can occur because the power fails while the PC is writing to the hard disk, and it can have nothing to do with the drive failing. Most likely it is fine. Just write your stuff to CD/DVD just in case. The flip side is true too... It COULD very well be that your hard drive is dying. ...
by sthayashi
Tue Sep 06, 2005 6:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help me build a new PC
Replies: 33
Views: 8133

Retail processors come with stock heatsinks, which in turn are typically eschewed on this forum for being too noisy. I really don't know for sure, because I've always bought OEM processors and aftermarket heatsinks. The Abit motherboard comes with active northbridge cooling. Now I've actually heard ...
by sthayashi
Tue Sep 06, 2005 6:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Which desktop PC is quietest??
Replies: 4
Views: 1420

To answer this question is like trying to determine which active sewer is the least smelly. It is virtually impossible to put a high-power processor into a small enclosure and expect it to be quiet. I know MikeC did it with the SPCR lab computer , but that was with heavy modding and a lower powered ...
by sthayashi
Mon Sep 05, 2005 8:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: BeQuiet! Polar Freezer
Replies: 5
Views: 1615

Wierd thing is I've seen American websites reviewing the thing, yet it's not sold in the U.S. ????? BeCareful (:lol: I'm waaay too tired for this), that you're not reading an English translation of a foreign article. For example, a lot you read on Tom's Hardware was originally written and tested in...
by sthayashi
Mon Sep 05, 2005 7:42 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Sigh...Just what we all need
Replies: 40
Views: 10834

Now my mind is trying to come up with ways of utilizing a 1000W PSU. Some ideas I've had: -Charging your car batteries (this one may be feasible with current PSUs). -Building an internal laser printer. -Running several VFDs on your case. -Removing the power transformer from your and just using your ...
by sthayashi
Mon Sep 05, 2005 6:52 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Silencing the cooler on my RAID card...
Replies: 2
Views: 1050

by sthayashi
Mon Sep 05, 2005 6:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help me build a new PC
Replies: 33
Views: 8133

These will be your noise makers/loudest components. I'm not sure which order they'll be in, but if you find your system to be loud, one of these will be the culprit. Motherboard Abit AN8-V nForce 4 (Socket 939) £67.27 Scan.co.uk CPU AMD Athlon64 3000 "Venice" Retail £102.58 Scan.co.uk [...] GFX Card...