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 Post subject: Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR
PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:12 am 
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Now 12 years. http://www.silentpcreview.com/SCPR_is_12

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 Post subject: Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
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 Post subject: Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR
PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:10 am 
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"12 years a Slave"... of SPCR readers: you surely deserve an Oscar award! ;-)

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 Post subject: Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
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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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 Post subject: Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
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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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 Post subject: Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
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Congratulations SPCR, and to Mike C. the founder.

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 Post subject: Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
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Many happy returns of the day!


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 Post subject: Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
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Congratulations!

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


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 Post subject: Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
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Happy 12th Anniversary!

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


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 Post subject: Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
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 Post subject: Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
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 Post subject: Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
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SPCR is a great resource and I learned a lot reading the articles and forums.

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 Post subject: Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
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 Post subject: Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
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And we're glad you're here! Happy 12th!

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 Post subject: Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
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thank you very much SPCR members, thank you thank you :P


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 Post subject: Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
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Congrats!

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


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 Post subject: Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
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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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 Post subject: Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
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 Post subject: Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
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congrats to the staf :D
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 Post subject: Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
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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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 Post subject: Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
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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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 Post subject: Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
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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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 Post subject: Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
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Nidec vs non-Nidec motor based HDDs and noise levels. That's a blast from the past.

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 Post subject: Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
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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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 Post subject: Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
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The Zalman NB47 northbridge heatsink?


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 Post subject: Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
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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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 Post subject: Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
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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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 Post subject: Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
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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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 Post subject: Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
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Got to be Panaflow 80mm. Matsushita is the parent company of Panasonic, hence the giveaway.

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