Woo - impressive list! Are you planning to sleep at all??
I'm particularly looking forward to ah - well most of it! But these especially:
Seasonic SS-300SFD "80 Plus" microATX PSU -- very efficient, small
Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro 7 - HSF
Cooling, motherboard VRMs, efficiency & power consumption - this is more important than you might think, especially for higher power CPUs
Zalman Z700 & NV Silencer 5 rev 2/3 -- these are tough to review as VGA card temp monitoring is the pits.
ASUS A8N-SLI Premium & A8N32-SLI dlx - w/ notes on PSU incompatibilities
Power/heat/performance analysis of AMD X2-3800+ vs Intel 820 in the context of a quiet system
Search for the quietest 3.5" drive: 1-platter models from all the majors
Quiet & fanless gaming vidcards from Asus, Gigabyte, etc
Also coming soon -- reviews of PC-based Audio/Video components. This has been a long time in the making; I've been into audio/music since ~ age 10.
Will you being paying attention to the performance of these cards at all or just referencing performance figuresfrom other sources? I'm completely for the latter if that's what you choose to do, I'd rather you guys focused your time on your very specialist field than waste time on something so many other sites cover.
Ever thought about setting a partnership up with another site? They coould refer to you for noise references and vice-versa for performance aspects?
I presume you are talking about vidcards? That's a good idea - partnership. I have explored it before w/ lukewarm responses. Maybe now that SPCR has a bigger audience, it's worth another try. Still not sure why Storage Review was unresponsive before....
I think there are other "kindred spirits" out there too. I came across http://www.behardware.com
recently. If you've not been over there Mike, I strongly recommend you take a look (for their review style
). They are obsessed with Monitors, though, which although sometimes noisy are rarely as noisy as hard drives, of course.