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by shunx
Sat Feb 22, 2003 9:30 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 3dmark03
Replies: 27
Views: 7306

Morrowind was the reason I bought my 4600 and it was well worth it, great game. I basically finished it, I became the Nevarine and killed dagoth-ur, but the game was not 'over' I was still running around. I think you are supposed to go back and kill the other god vivec to move things along. And the...
by shunx
Sat Feb 22, 2003 9:29 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 3dmark03
Replies: 27
Views: 7306

Eh. I bet with a good video card, you could game pretty well on anything above a 1 ghz. Typically I turn off a lot of the eyecandy to get smooth framerates, and I find my internet connection (low ping) and mouse make a much bigger difference than a state of the art hairdrier video card in my system...
by shunx
Tue Feb 18, 2003 7:35 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 3dmark03
Replies: 27
Views: 7306

Actually the main quest for Morrowind isn't all *that* long. If you follow the main plot intently and become the Nevarine as soon as possible, I'd estimate that it takes about as long as a "standard" RPG. So you actually finished the game? That's pretty cool. I think you're right that the game is v...
by shunx
Tue Feb 18, 2003 12:09 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 3dmark03
Replies: 27
Views: 7306

GamingGod wrote:oh man ive wanted to play morrowind for so long, how is it anyways?
Very loose, very unguided, very long, very big. Nice music and scenaries.

I don't know anyone who actually finished the original game, yet it has two expansion packs.
by shunx
Sun Feb 16, 2003 9:53 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Palomino vs Thoroughbred
Replies: 22
Views: 7124

Re: Palomino vs Thoroughbred

Recently, I accidentally fried my athlon xp 1700+ (palomino). :cry: Needing to buy a new cpu (Arrrggghh... :x ) I started looking around for the cpu (AMD - palomino or Thoroughbred) with the lowest thermal demands, in order to cool it easier. If your CPU is under warranty and has no physical damage...
by shunx
Sun Feb 16, 2003 9:46 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 3dmark03
Replies: 27
Views: 7306

I won't even begin to point out the logical fallacies associated with upgrading your computer on the basis of a synthetic benchmark. I have a PII-400 and a geforce 2 mx. I don't even care what my 3dmark is. ...now if they could find a way to SUBTRACT points on the basis of how LOUD your box was, th...
by shunx
Sun Feb 16, 2003 9:40 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 3dmark03
Replies: 27
Views: 7306

TheMuffinMan wrote:Morrowind: The Elder Scrolls is the only game where I can tell that it's taking full advantage of DX8. It uses Pixel Shaders on the water and in some other environmental objects. It looks great BTW.
Yeah the water in Morrowind is the only place where I remember seeing pixel shaders.
by shunx
Fri Feb 14, 2003 11:52 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 3dmark03
Replies: 27
Views: 7306

3dmark03

Anyone tried the new 3dmark yet? It's quite demanding, I only got about 1200 with a Duron and GF4Ti. Now I feel like upgrading.
by shunx
Fri Feb 14, 2003 11:38 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Laugh of the day (hell, maybe the week)...
Replies: 5
Views: 2744

haha, but it's true in a relative way...

....to a hearing-impaired overclocker...
by shunx
Fri Feb 14, 2003 11:35 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Coil Whine
Replies: 20
Views: 7562

I read that it was better to use something that dried slowly so that it could soak into the coil better, like varnish. There's a product for TVs called "corona dope." A question before I do something unwise: my PSU whines, I'm not sure if it's the coil or something else. As such, would it be safe i...
by shunx
Sat Feb 01, 2003 6:17 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Are Panaflos really the best?
Replies: 4
Views: 2380

Too bad it's hard for Canadians to get Panaflos for cheap... no one sells any locally here.
by shunx
Sat Feb 01, 2003 6:10 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: GeForce FX = Dust Buster: first test
Replies: 58
Views: 15327

Real total silence can be like a tonic for the mind. It is my favorite music, my favorite poem. I suddenly feel that this pursuit of computer silence is somewhat philosophical. There's something almost Zen about it... It reminds me of the pursuit of the dissolution of external senses in introvertiv...
by shunx
Sat Feb 01, 2003 4:50 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Only 1 week left in Jan Promo Giveway! Do you qualify?
Replies: 3
Views: 1542

oops I forgot to put the country in location... oh well
by shunx
Sat Feb 01, 2003 4:24 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silent video cards
Replies: 18
Views: 6320

So the only two fanless cards out there at the moment are:

Radeon 9000
GF4 MX

That's all?
by shunx
Sat Feb 01, 2003 12:01 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Baracuda IV or V?
Replies: 25
Views: 7541

Re: Baracuda IV or V?

MikeC wrote:The 60G V is a one-platter drive; the 60G-IV is 2 platters. Go for the 5. Should be quieter and cooler.
Which of V and IV are 1 platter only?
by shunx
Fri Jan 31, 2003 7:53 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: GeForce FX = Dust Buster: first test
Replies: 58
Views: 15327

I think any regular reader of this site would have to be slightly obsessive, if not compulsive...
by shunx
Fri Jan 31, 2003 1:26 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New 400 watt PSU from Zalman
Replies: 13
Views: 5351

I know most people don't "need" that much power, but it's still nice to see high performance quiet PSUs coming out.
by shunx
Thu Jan 30, 2003 7:16 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: GeForce FX = Dust Buster: first test
Replies: 58
Views: 15327

Re: A quiet GeForceFX?

chiahaochang wrote:I found this article about Gainward's work on making a GeForce FX that produces only 7dB(!).
Ooh I know, they forgot to put a zero after the 7 :D

I imagine my room is considerably louder than 7dB even when all equipments are turned off and doors and windows closed.
by shunx
Thu Jan 30, 2003 7:07 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Cheap Canadian source for Panaflo
Replies: 14
Views: 5326

SilentDave wrote:It comes with two wires, red and black with bare ends. There is a third spot for a wire on the fan though. I just solder directly to psu wires, for 5volt in this case.
Hmm I haven't used these bare wire fans yet. Is soldering necessary, assuming one doesn't have a fan bus that accepts such wires?
by shunx
Thu Jan 30, 2003 7:03 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Replace Sony Plasma Fans ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1199

How loud is it anyway?

That's a nice toy you have by the way.
by shunx
Wed Jan 29, 2003 8:56 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Cheap Canadian source for Panaflo
Replies: 14
Views: 5326

SilentDave wrote:I recieved the panaflo fans as decribed in my first post.
What type of connector do the fans come with?

And did you have other sound sources when you were listening for fan noise?
by shunx
Wed Jan 29, 2003 8:47 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: GeForce FX = Dust Buster: first test
Replies: 58
Views: 15327

nice quote. If Carmack has to describe the issue with adverb and adjective in capital letters, it is clearly not trivial.
by shunx
Wed Jan 29, 2003 5:09 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: GeForce FX = Dust Buster: first test
Replies: 58
Views: 15327

"the GeForce FX 5800 weighed in at 77 dBA on our sound meter with the fan spun all the way up"
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.html?i=1779&p=3

Ah-hahahaha...

This is a joke.
by shunx
Mon Jan 27, 2003 4:34 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Cheap Canadian source for Panaflo
Replies: 14
Views: 5326

I would appreciate cheap Canadian sources for the FBA08A12L1A.
by shunx
Mon Jan 27, 2003 4:15 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: MikeC's quiet P4 system
Replies: 3
Views: 1856

Great reference -- thanks!
by shunx
Sat Jan 04, 2003 10:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quietest optical drive?
Replies: 43
Views: 20350

if there's a big difference between different drives, how about a Recommended list for optic drives too?
by shunx
Sat Jan 04, 2003 10:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case temperatures?
Replies: 13
Views: 7571

My case temp is quite hot at the moment, 43C... I don't like it at all. I think it's due to my hot CPU.
by shunx
Fri Jan 03, 2003 10:35 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: A quiet Geforce 4?
Replies: 19
Views: 6741

Gandalf wrote:The quality is pretty much as good as it gets ;).
Unless you're willing to fork out $500 to buy a GeForce FX in January .. :P
Does it actually seem like the FX will be purchasable in January?
by shunx
Wed Jan 01, 2003 2:43 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Overclockers.com gives a nod to quiet computing
Replies: 1
Views: 1238

I hope for a day when totally silent PCs are the norm, not the exception.
by shunx
Wed Jan 01, 2003 2:41 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: any good traffic lawyers?
Replies: 5
Views: 2273

sheesh, what a sad litigious society it is...

In any case, good luck to SungHyun7.