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by Tyrdium
Thu Dec 02, 2004 2:35 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Seasonic Power Angel
Replies: 11
Views: 3560

Nicer case, though, and it's only 5 or 10 bucks more. I may have to pick one up...
by Tyrdium
Thu Dec 02, 2004 2:30 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Antec Aria Pentium M System Power Usage Tests
Replies: 18
Views: 4577

shelt, in the picture, it looks like your NV Silencer 5 is hitting the drive bays. Am I right? I was thinking of using the Thermaltake fanless VGA cooler, but it looks like it may not fit...
by Tyrdium
Wed Dec 01, 2004 1:05 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan controller to fit in Antec SLK3700-BQE
Replies: 5
Views: 1482

If it helps, the knobs on my fan controller are about 1 cm in diameter.
by Tyrdium
Tue Nov 30, 2004 3:43 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Another option for you all
Replies: 58
Views: 24767

Wow, 59 bucks isn't too bad at all...
by Tyrdium
Tue Nov 30, 2004 2:43 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The ultimate fan mounting method!
Replies: 10
Views: 2134

Actually, I saw a pretty good suspension using elastic cord before. Whoever it was who sent Miyori their modded SLK3700-AMB did it... :P

Edit: Oh yeah, and it had little 1 cm or so chunks of foam separating it from the case itself.
by Tyrdium
Tue Nov 30, 2004 2:41 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan controller to fit in Antec SLK3700-BQE
Replies: 5
Views: 1482

I've got this in my SLK3700-BQE, and it works fine. Cheap as heck, fits in a 3.5" bay, doesn't have any LEDs, 3 good dials... Nice controller. :D
by Tyrdium
Tue Nov 30, 2004 2:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Another option for you all
Replies: 58
Views: 24767

Whoa, nice! Best of both worlds, no? ;)

Any idea what it'll retail for? I'm assuming it'll be a bit cheaper than the AMB and BQE, since it doesn't have a power supply...

Edit: I second the proposal to name it the SLK3000-BQA. :P
by Tyrdium
Mon Nov 29, 2004 5:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fanless 6600 GT
Replies: 33
Views: 9492

For AGP, possibly. If I get to building my new system, I'll be using a PCIe card.
by Tyrdium
Mon Nov 29, 2004 1:49 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fanless 6600 GT
Replies: 33
Views: 9492

You could convert D-Sub to DVI-D, it'd just be expensive as hell and rather pointless. :P
by Tyrdium
Sun Nov 28, 2004 6:13 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: ATX case:PSU on bottom, 120mm in front & back. Exists?
Replies: 27
Views: 6697

Yeah, that's one of the reasons I bought the SLK3700-BQE over the Sonata. No ugly blue LEDs! Could I change it myself? Sure, but I'm too lazy for that. :P
by Tyrdium
Sun Nov 28, 2004 6:06 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: TFT/LCD whine?
Replies: 22
Views: 3940

Heh, that's definitely true. I wanted to see pictures, though! :D
by Tyrdium
Sun Nov 28, 2004 5:56 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: TFT/LCD whine?
Replies: 22
Views: 3940

Well, I suppose you could open up the display and take them out, but that'd be a tad risky... :P
by Tyrdium
Sun Nov 28, 2004 2:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fanless 6600 GT
Replies: 33
Views: 9492

D-Sub is the standard analog connector, what you usually see on CRTs and low-end LCDs. DVI-A is... well, fairly uncommon. Other than pin layout, I'm not sure what the differences are. Probably shielding, maximum length, etc. As for why there's an analog version... Actually, I'm not really sure. :)
by Tyrdium
Sun Nov 28, 2004 1:23 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: The efficiency of a fanless 110w PSU kit.
Replies: 10
Views: 5521

Prahella wrote:What's the biggest advantage of such a brick PSU? That it's out of the computer case?
That'd be my guess; it's easier to get rid of the heat, and it saves room in small cases. On the other hand, it's fairly low-power, so it won't work in any high-end systems.
by Tyrdium
Sun Nov 28, 2004 1:21 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fanless 6600 GT
Replies: 33
Views: 9492

We all screw up once in a while. I just screw up more than everyone else. :P Anywho, there are three flavors of DVI. DVI-A: Analog only, only DVI-A (and maybe DVI-I?) cables fit DVI-D: Digital only, only DVI-D (and maybe DVI-I?) cables fit DVI-I: Analog and digital, all three types of cables fit (D...
by Tyrdium
Sun Nov 28, 2004 1:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: PNY nVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT 256 MB - is it noisy?
Replies: 3
Views: 1402

Assuming it's the same as the stock cooler that came with my eVGA card, damned noisy. You'll want to stick something else on it as soon as you can. My NV Silencer 5 is pretty decent, but still the noisiest thing in my system by a large margin. I'll hopefully be switching to a passively cooler 6600 G...
by Tyrdium
Sun Nov 28, 2004 1:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My upgrade plan, tell me what you think.
Replies: 12
Views: 3577

Socket 939 PCIe boards will be out quite soon; the Micro-ATX one I'm looking at is due out in late December. :D
by Tyrdium
Sun Nov 28, 2004 12:35 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My upgrade plan, tell me what you think.
Replies: 12
Views: 3577

I'd go with a decent Socket 939 motherboard (Socket 754 is being phased out), and an Athlon64 3000+ or higher, depending on how much you want to spend.
by Tyrdium
Sun Nov 28, 2004 12:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: LEDs in Cooler Master Centurion 5
Replies: 7
Views: 2317

Ooo, that looks much better than the blue. Nice mod! :D
by Tyrdium
Sun Nov 28, 2004 12:22 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fanless 6600 GT
Replies: 33
Views: 9492

Ebbeh.

How much? Right now, I'm looking at modding an XFX card (dual DVI! W00t!), but this looks like it may be single slot...
by Tyrdium
Sat Nov 27, 2004 8:11 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: cheap pci sata controllers - any problems?
Replies: 11
Views: 2937

IIRC, the SP1614C is just the SP1614N with a SATA bridge on it. Wouldn't it be easier to just get the SP1614N? The only advantage I can see to using SATA is the cabling, but you could always use cablegami or something with PATA. Plus, this would reduce the number of points of failure, which is alway...
by Tyrdium
Sat Nov 27, 2004 7:57 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Revolution 5.1 or Audigy2 ZS?
Replies: 6
Views: 2135

Ahhhh, I see what you're saying. Actually, that would explain the (extremely quiet) hiss I can hear when I turn my speakers on...
by Tyrdium
Sat Nov 27, 2004 4:40 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Getting products you want reviewed at SPCR
Replies: 27
Views: 55428

'kay. I'll probably send some emails out tomorrow, then.
by Tyrdium
Sat Nov 27, 2004 4:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Revolution 5.1 or Audigy2 ZS?
Replies: 6
Views: 2135

I'd probably blow out my eardrums if I turned my speakers all the way up... :P

Anywho, the T5700's were basically just an example; I don't really know what I should get, since the only research I've done is for analog-only speakers, and that was a good 6 months ago.
by Tyrdium
Sat Nov 27, 2004 4:32 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Getting products you want reviewed at SPCR
Replies: 27
Views: 55428

Should we simply contact the suppliers, or ask one of you first? There are certainly a number of things I'd like to see reviewed by SPCR testers. :D
by Tyrdium
Sat Nov 27, 2004 4:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Revolution 5.1 or Audigy2 ZS?
Replies: 6
Views: 2135

Right now I'm using Creative T5400's, but I might try to sell them and go digital (e.g., T5700's, or whatever's good and reasonably cheap). As for games... Final Fantasy XI, Shattered Galaxy, Counterstrike (and various mods), and Halo probably make up the bulk of what I play. I'll probably be listen...
by Tyrdium
Sat Nov 27, 2004 4:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Revolution 5.1 or Audigy2 ZS?
Replies: 6
Views: 2135

Revolution 5.1 or Audigy2 ZS?

If I manage to get to build my new system, I'm going to need another sound card. Should I get a Revolution 5.1 or an Audigy2 ZS? Most of the sound-intensive load on the system is gaming, and the Revolution 5.1 appears to have somewhat high CPU usage. On the other hand, I've heard that the Revolution...
by Tyrdium
Sat Nov 27, 2004 3:53 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: non-conductive fluid
Replies: 28
Views: 18538

I suppose you could use a Resterator for the non-direct liquid cooling, so fairly quiet...
by Tyrdium
Sat Nov 27, 2004 3:51 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte GeForce 6800
Replies: 8
Views: 2010

My 6800 GT idled at about 70C before I stuck the NV Silencer 5 on, with load at about 80-90C (load is about 70C now). Core slowdown is at 120C, so it was still running pretty well. It's got a built in temperature sensor, with a monitor in the "advanced" section of the "settings" tab of the Display P...
by Tyrdium
Sat Nov 27, 2004 3:36 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: non-conductive fluid
Replies: 28
Views: 18538

Hmmm... What would happen if beer were used in a liquid cooling system? That'd be a fun article to read... :D