2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)

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Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR

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Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)

Post by Invisiblemoose » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:09 am

Congrats!

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Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR

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"12 years a Slave"... of SPCR readers: you surely deserve an Oscar award! ;-)

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Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)

Post by gb115b » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:41 am

Congratulations to Mike and all involved! great site, great forums!

any special celebration? maybe some more of those laser-cut badges! :)

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Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)

Post by Enzo_FX » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:25 pm

Congrats! Here's to 12 more =p.

Since it's all about smaller components, I wish a wider array of ITX cases were reviewed. Even if the audible aspects are predictable, no one goes over these cases in as much detail as SPCR does for me.

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Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)

Post by andyb » Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:45 pm

Congratulations SPCR, and to Mike C. the founder.

Regards Andy.

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Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)

Post by Linnaeus Tripe » Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:51 pm

Many happy returns of the day!

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Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)

Post by ohhgourami » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:23 pm

Congratulations!

12 years of high quality reviews and hopefully at least another 12 to come!

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Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)

Post by walle » Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:26 am

Happy 12th Anniversary!

Thanks for all the great work and articles, looking forward to another 12 years. :)

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Post by NeilBlanchard » Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:30 am

Time is *flying* by ...

Time flies like an arrow, and fruit flies like a banana! :)

A fun coincidence: I use DataCAD for my work, and yesterday April 1st was the 30th anniversary of that program!

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Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)

Post by Zenphic » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:50 am

Happy birthday SPCR!

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Post by johannes » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:33 am

SPCR is a great resource and I learned a lot reading the articles and forums.

Happy birthday!

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Post by dcuccia » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:38 pm

Congrats!!!

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Post by Das_Saunamies » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:04 pm

And we're glad you're here! Happy 12th!

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Post by Troveo » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:23 am

thank you very much SPCR members, thank you thank you :P

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Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)

Post by nizer » Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:11 am

Congrats!

"SCPR is 12" - shouldn't it say SPCR in the title?

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Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)

Post by MikeC » Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:07 am

nizer wrote:Congrats!

"SCPR is 12" - shouldn't it say SPCR in the title?
:lol: :lol: :lol: :oops: :oops:

Great catch! Amazing no one else noticed & commented before.

Corrected now, thanks.

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Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)

Post by JimX » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:16 am

Happy 12th!

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Post by Freeco » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:59 am

congrats to the staf :D
I hope to be passing by for a lot more years to come

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Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)

Post by Immanuel » Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:14 pm

Congratulations and thank you for keeping this great site up. I've read a lot of reviews from SPCR, and I rank the level very highly.

Thanks :)
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Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)

Post by colm » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:43 am

congrats to 12 years.

I just updated my tent thousand hour interval today in the silent antec cheaply thread.

see you next year, 10000 hours later. :)

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Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)

Post by W. G. Bergamot » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:25 pm

What has SPCR done for me over the years?

Perhaps you should view an item from this silencer's ragbag gragbag, circa 2005. Can you guess what it is?

No googling! Filters and cropping have been applied for a bit o' sport:
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Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)

Post by CA_Steve » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:30 pm

Nidec vs non-Nidec motor based HDDs and noise levels. That's a blast from the past.

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Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)

Post by W. G. Bergamot » Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:29 pm

CA_Steve wrote:Nidec vs non-Nidec motor based HDDs and noise levels. That's a blast from the past.
Right you are. The Samsung SpinPoint P80 series used Nidec and JVC motors, the former believed to produce less high-frequency noise and a slightly lower dBA differential between idle and seek. I still have my SP1213N, the 120GB, PATA version. It was probably a bit noisier with its two platters than the single-platter, 80GB version.
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Next up is a little gem that should predate the P80:
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It's presented on a bottle cap and at an unusual angle. The color probably gives it away.
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Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)

Post by Tephras » Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:05 am

The Zalman NB47 northbridge heatsink?

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Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)

Post by W. G. Bergamot » Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:42 pm

Tephras wrote:The Zalman NB47 northbridge heatsink?
Yes sir, it's the Zalman ZM-NB47J northbridge heatsink! It replaced the noisy HSF on my Abit NF7-S Rev.2 northbridge. In the summer of 2004, it was part of my first concerted effort to reduce the noise of my PC.
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What was a product for "over-clockers" called the "Super Tornado" doing on SPCR? Which company made this ironically-marketed contraption? Absolutely no searching online!
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Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)

Post by quest_for_silence » Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:04 pm

W. G. Bergamot wrote:What was a product for "over-clockers" called the "Super Tornado" doing on SPCR? Which company made this ironically-marketed contraption? Absolutely no searching online!
I guess that's too easy for anyone who has read just some of the SPCR PSU reviews: it's Seasonic.

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Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)

Post by W. G. Bergamot » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:13 am

quest_for_silence wrote:
W. G. Bergamot wrote:What was a product for "over-clockers" called the "Super Tornado" doing on SPCR? Which company made this ironically-marketed contraption? Absolutely no searching online!
I guess that's too easy for anyone who has read just some of the SPCR PSU reviews: it's Seasonic.
All of my questions should be easy for anyone who actually owned the product or read reviews of it. If it was too hard, we couldn't take a trip down memory lane together. On the other hand, "anyone who has read just some of the SPCR PSU reviews" should not have been able to guess this last one, because the marketing presentation of the Super Tornado is different than any subsequent Seasonic PSUs, and it was reviewed over 10 years ago! The actually-appropriate Super Silencer moniker used similar graphics but was reviewed around the same time.

My Seasonic SS-400FB was the A3 Revision which ironed out the kinks of an otherwise excellent PSU for the time. Gotta love that 80% efficiency!
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This next one was used in silencing circles--including on SPCR's forums--long before SPCR was able to test it. The sleeved cable did not come stock. What was its nickname? As usual, please do not look through any SPCR reviews to determine the answer.
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Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)

Post by edh » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:16 am

Got to be Panaflow 80mm. Matsushita is the parent company of Panasonic, hence the giveaway.

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Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)

Post by W. G. Bergamot » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:36 am

edh wrote:Got to be Panaflow 80mm. Matsushita is the parent company of Panasonic, hence the giveaway.
But what was its nickname?

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