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by Aris
Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: new power supply roundup review at anandtech...
Replies: 9
Views: 2972

Re: new power supply roundup review at anandtech...

Artic cooling Fusion looks good. The AC PSU was only tested at 240v, this is why it looks so much better than everything else. Performance wise, the BFG looked the best. Now if only they put a good fan controller in it. Though if your willing to void your PSU's warrenty and do a fan swap, this is l...
by Aris
Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair not planning to bring HX450 to US/NA!
Replies: 7
Views: 3134

If your load is near 300w, the 550 version will likely be quieter for you anyhow. The more overhead you have without running outside the 20-100% 80+ range, the quieter it will run. Having your load at 50% of the max capable on your PSU is almost ideal. I dont really see this as a big deal. I would w...
by Aris
Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Finally, Micro-ATX Core i7
Replies: 17
Views: 4815

Sorry, but your comment is not self-explanatory. Re-read that article. It says we won't see the 32nm quads until then. We will see 45nm Lynnfield (core i5 quad with dual channel mem controller, onboard PEG, less QPI) much sooner. It says this on pages 4 and 7. Your right, i missed that. I still thi...
by Aris
Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lots of drives
Replies: 5
Views: 1628

A new single HDD might be a less expensive option than a new case. Unless you just really need over 2TB of space or a RAID5 configuration.
by Aris
Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for quiet full ATX case
Replies: 15
Views: 3657

Read the new review on Anandtech reguarding multiple GPU performance gains. You may end up realizing that SLI is a waist of money. http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3517&p=14 "In general, more than one GPU isn't that necessary for 1920x1200 with the highest quality settings" "As we've se...
by Aris
Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Finally, Micro-ATX Core i7
Replies: 17
Views: 4815

Given the above and current C2Q and Phenom quads, please expand on this comment: So unless your happy with sticking with dual cores for the next 2-3 years, then i7 is for you. The comment is self explanitory. you WILL NOT get anything other than dual cores for socket LGA1156 until sandy beach arriv...
by Aris
Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Why NOT to get SLI
Replies: 27
Views: 5430

Why NOT to get SLI

Heres another review showing exactly why SLI sucks. I really have no idea how this technology has even lasted this long. http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3517&p=14 Let me quote you the important stuff: "more than one GPU isn't that necessary for 1920x1200 with the highest quality settin...
by Aris
Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:31 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Slimline DVD drives, inherently quieter?
Replies: 11
Views: 3172

I'd think it'd be quite the contrary. With less mass and the construction being more flimsy, it would tend to vibrate more. You'd think this to be true, but it seems that since there is less space, there is less play and its overall construction seems to be of a higher quality. The larger optical d...
by Aris
Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Good affordable SSDs?
Replies: 110
Views: 29290

Re: OCZ SUMMIT

See preview: http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=666 From what i see, the Intel SSD won almost every benchmark on there except for average write speeds. But its time to write large amounts of small files had the least amount of time. So while it may lag behind on writing large files like you may s...
by Aris
Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Finally, Micro-ATX Core i7
Replies: 17
Views: 4815

@Aris I don't know if you've bought into the i7 platform yet, but i5 is due 3Q09 or 4Q09, should be cheaper, and should do *almost* everything i7 can do. Current projection is Q4 of 2009, which to me sounds like this time next year since everyone seems to break their projection dates by at least a ...
by Aris
Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Good affordable SSDs?
Replies: 110
Views: 29290

Availability should be a matter of days. We should expect the same price per GB as the core series but with vastly superior (and more consistent) performance. First off, Core series is dirt cheep. Vertex will start at around $250 for the 60gb model. Core series for 60gb is now at $170. So no its no...
by Aris
Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Good affordable SSDs?
Replies: 110
Views: 29290

Re: Vertex launch is getting closer ...

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showpost.php?p=344962&postcount=221 The SSD we are waiting for ... As amazing as vertex looks, im still realing from their response to the last generation of SSD's they sold. Not to mention they only have a 2 year warrenty and Intel's prices are dropping fast...
by Aris
Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Prolima Megahalems: A Mega Nehalem Cooler
Replies: 59
Views: 32022

Its a nice heatsink, but as others have said, its a bit too expensive. Plus theres another negative you need to add to it. Its not sold at newegg. I'm sure this matters less to people on the other side of the pond, but over here, if its not at newegg it basically doesnt exist. As for i7 costing too ...
by Aris
Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Review: Samsung Spinpoint F1
Replies: 11
Views: 4648

...or IOmeter please. http://faq.storagereview.com/tiki-index.php?page=Benchmarks "Weaknesses: Does not take locality effects into account and thus is totally useless for assessing single-user performance. " http://www.storagereview.com/articles/200111/20011109Renaissance_1.html?page=0%2C3 "IOMeter...
by Aris
Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice for online poker system builder
Replies: 9
Views: 1700

EDIT: oh and if I were guessing further I'd say that the choice of CPU is dictated by a requirement for hardware virtualisation to support multiple virtual machines, each poker client to run under its own guest. If you need a VM for every client running, you'll either need a seperate HDD for each V...
by Aris
Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PSU fan swap and too many fans?
Replies: 10
Views: 2238

Just stick a straight object, like a screwdriver or your finger, into the fan blades BEFORE you turn the system on. It wont have enough momentum to hurt you if you stop it before it begins spinning in the first place. Either that or you can place your finger on the hub of the fan while its spinning.
by Aris
Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Power and Graphics suggestions for P182
Replies: 7
Views: 1636

Re: Power and Graphics suggestions for P182

1) What is my best choice of power supply for the P182? 2) Can the HD4550 drive two LCD screens simultaneously? 1. 120mm bottom fan'd PSU's are not an issue. Just pick whatever you think is best. There are many topics already in the case forum about optimizing airflow in the bottom PSU chamber of t...
by Aris
Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: is this a good set up for i7?
Replies: 14
Views: 2836

I haven't decided on the case yet tho -- there are simply too many interesting choices here! btw, which graphic card heat sink is recommended? and what kind of noise level should I expect from the set up? Antec Solo for full ATX, or Antec NSK3480 for mATX would be my suggestoins for a case. The Arc...
by Aris
Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Solo build; component advice needed.
Replies: 19
Views: 3300

if your not gamming at all, other than little 2d type games, then you dont need a dedicated video card. Unless your motherboard doesnt have built in video. Anything will work. Get the cheapest passively cooled card you can get. I'd suggest something with a DVI connector though for better picture qua...
by Aris
Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PSU fan swap and too many fans?
Replies: 10
Views: 2238

Are you sure the fan in the PSU is your issue? Have you stopped it while the system is running to verify? Opening your PSU will void the warrenty. It also has the possibility of killing you even when its unplugged from the wall if you dont know what your doing. More fans running slower is less noise...
by Aris
Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Review: Samsung Spinpoint F1
Replies: 11
Views: 4648

Drive enclosures do almost nothing for vibrations. So while seeks may be muted a bit and you wont hear any "whoosh" sound, the vibration from hard mounting the drive will likely be just as loud as it was without the enclosure. Suspension really is the best way to do it. Either that or get a drive wi...
by Aris
Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Good affordable SSDs?
Replies: 110
Views: 29290

With that list, you can see why that ramdisk is a viable alternative, especially as it has a built-in backup option. Memory might be a bit more expensive, but it works great. Well the topic is "affordable" and "ssd", which a ramdisk is neither. Eventually it's spending most of its time shuffling an...
by Aris
Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:02 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Madshrimps - 120mm Fan Roundup - 35 Models Compared
Replies: 59
Views: 39008

its nice to see em all listed, but its really doesnt do us much good without individual subjective noise evaluations. pages 2,3,4? Please show me where you see these individual subjective noise evaluations. Heres a quoted text from a fan in the review: "Right out of the box this one of the best per...
by Aris
Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Madshrimps - 120mm Fan Roundup - 35 Models Compared
Replies: 59
Views: 39008

its nice to see em all listed, but its really doesnt do us much good without individual subjective noise evaluations. I'll likely stick with my Sflex 1200. I may try one of the 800rpm slipstreams though. I've heard people on these forums recommending them as well. Plus *everyones fav online store* c...
by Aris
Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help choosing case
Replies: 2
Views: 1312

If you want to reduce resonance go with a steel enclosure. The thicker the better. Cold rolled steel is the best.

What about this one from Antec?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811129021
by Aris
Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: PSU for Antec 3480
Replies: 10
Views: 2217

If you can afford it, i recommend this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104035 Since the 3480 has a seperate thermal region for the PSU, and a large vent over the PSU itself, it will easily stay cool enough under load without effecting the temp of other hardware in the chamb...
by Aris
Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Does this really stop terrorists?
Replies: 51
Views: 8139

How much civil rights have been burried since 9/11? All in the name of national security... Its our country, we allowed ourselves to lose civil liberties in return for more national security. And personally, im good for giving up a bit more civil liberty for more security. I'd like to see a video c...
by Aris
Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: God adverts on busses - how to complain
Replies: 76
Views: 10412

"one rule for religious people, another rule for everyone else", they are allowed to complain so vocally about everything that is anti-pickareligion, but everyone else has to keep their mouth shut, nothin wrong with staying quiet. live and let live. its a free country let them do what they want, th...
by Aris
Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Do you feel safer now?
Replies: 23
Views: 4921

i think the only way anyone is actually going to "Feel" safer, is if we all just forget 9/11 ever happened, and go back to burying our heads in the sand like we did in the 90's. Ahhh the good ole days.
by Aris
Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Good affordable SSDs?
Replies: 110
Views: 29290

All 3 of their SSD's from their SLC to their MLC are all under the same 3 year warrenty. This thread is about cheap drives. X-25 is consumer high end. Indeed, quality is expected here. I believe the price on the X25-m has dropped to the point of being "Affordable" which is what the title of the thr...