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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:00 pm 
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Grats on 7 years!!

Im hoping spcr stays around for another 70 years! Its one of the few sites I visit regularly where people dont point fingers, call names and generally act like young children.

Everyone keep up the good work!!

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Congrats and thanks for all the years of hard work put into this site along with cultivating one of the best tech communities on the net!

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congrats to mike and everyone involved.

this site has made my life better ;)

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SPCR has changed the industry (for the better), and I don't think many other review websites can say the same.

Congrats!

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From busso downunder, what a great seven years. Mikes term "morph" is a good one because SPCR is not was it was 7 years ago and it will be different 7 years from now....But what a site. I am in my late 60's had my first computer in 1989 however they were always so bloody noisy.
Maybe 5 years ago I discovered SPCR and computing took off again.
I learnt so much about noise and how to get rid of it from this site I will be forever grateful.
Great 7 years I hope I learn just as much in the next 7 years


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Thanks for the show of support, everyone, it's heartwarming to see. :)

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:57 am 
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Congratulations. SPCR is one of the finest and most useful sites on the internets.

As for the future, I think there is still a lot to be done. Although eventually silent PCs will become mainstream (perhaps they already are, looking at the EeePC etc) there are still many of us who want a more powerful system, but also want to keep the noise down.

The forums in particular are invaluable for this. Take for example the epic fail that is the power management on ATI 48x0 cards. Performance wise they are killer, but compared to the previous generation the power management is non-existent. Only SPCR bothered to cover this aspect in any great detail.

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Congrats! As others have mentioned, this site has already changed the industry, and as silence touches on so many important values to consumers, I suspect SPCR will remain at the forefront!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:19 am 
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Congrats, Mike! And thanks also to Devon, Lawrence and the other reviewers and contributors!

I agree that computing is moving away from hot CPUs and ATX sized cases, but miniaturization will mean more 60mm, 40mm and (heaven help us) smaller fans. Unless the designers (and consumers) value silence, they will just be making small, low-power and noisy devices! You won't run out of products to review any time soon.


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Thank you Mike and everyone else at SPCR. I've been an avid reader and devotee of silent computing for the past 5+ years and I can blame you guys for the majority of it. You provide a special niche that honestly no other website out there compares to. It'll be a very sad day when this place closes down, so I hope that doesn't happen anytime soon! There's so much ignorance and false information out there in the enthusiast world of computing regarding silence and you guys are the #1 to trust imho. Here's to another seven years (or more!)

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Happy seven years SPCR. Keep up the good job; you guys have brought the true meaning to "silent PC" reviews to the world!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:16 pm 
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Give it time - and probably less than you think. You can now build a mini ITX that will play Blu-Ray off of a Pico PSU. On one hand, whoop dee do. On the other, had you predicted that 3 years ago, you would have been classified as stark raving mad.
There are trends toward efficiency in both power requirement and size. There is also a growing awareness of how much computer is needed. For most users, whats needed is a fraction of last year's state of the art. There are no 'must have aps' that require more computer - Only games come close.
I'm not saying the fire breathing tower is done. I'm saying it's headed toward niche status.
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I don't see tower PCs going anywhere for a long time. Look at gaming - there isn't anything portable close to the performance you can get with a triple card setup.

Long live tower PCs!

EDIT: D'oh!!! Happy Birthday Mike!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:17 am 
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Avalanche wrote:
I agree that computing is moving away from hot CPUs and ATX sized cases, but miniaturization will mean more 60mm, 40mm and (heaven help us) smaller fans. Unless the designers (and consumers) value silence, they will just be making small, low-power and noisy devices! You won't run out of products to review any time soon.


Yeah the first thing that popped in to my head is the fact that my laptop, while consuming 1/6th as much power as my desktop, can actually produce more noise when it ramps up the fan, such as when doing a CPU-intensive activity. With laptops accounting for >50% of sales this year, it would be nice if SPCR could use its connections to get some loaner notebooks from the various manufacturers. It would be interesting to a lot of people to see just how much noise a lot of laptops make when they actually run applications that USE all the available computing power. I'm guessing at least 35db at full tilt for many laptops.

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PC are going to be noisy for a long time yet, and so long as most OEM computers use cheap noisy parts, there will always be a market for people doing mods and upgrades to make things quieter. Long live SPCR!!

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Congrats to MikeC and everyone else involved at SPCR! and, a nod towards all the members too.

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I too think SPCR will be around a lot longer. Systems might become smaller, but their components will still give off heat - including solid state drives. So they will still need to be cooled - quietly.

My thanks to the whole team at SPCR for all the great work!


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Suffice it to say, mike chin rules. mikec4life.


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Happy birthday SPCR !! And thank you for all good advice I got from you :-)


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congrats on a long 7 years!

As long as computer builders and retailers sell computing hardware that produces audible noise, I don't think SPCR will die off at all :)

Ie. all those noisy PSU's, PC-like consoles with irritating fans (ie. Xbox, PS3), ever-shrinking electronic equipment with 100w+ TDP, etc....

Maybe the name "SilentPCReview" will become redundant, but I think it will be at least another long 15 years before we can honestly say SPCR is no longer needed :D


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I think another 7 years isn't out of line. I am curious to swee where PC's are in 7 years. They've changed dramatically just since I've been a member on this forum.

Glad to be here!

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I do have a secret to admit....

My nick and registration aren't my first here. I went without a pc for several months some years back (5 years ago?), and forgot silent pc review when pcs were at thier craziest...

Congrats, I really never forgot this favorite place to go. A specific thanks is the lead to a cpu heatsink via an accurate review here. I hope it keeps going with honesty. Of course that means less donations by marketplaces , truth is worth it. Truth is rich in other ways...like a 2 dollar 87 subaru. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Seven Years of SPCR
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MikeC wrote:


My hat's off to this great site and its participants!


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Eight Years of SPCR

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Happy birthday spcr!

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Oh my, how time flies. Congrats!
Is it just me who suddenly feels he's getting old...?


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Great Job Mike, THANK YOU for all you do for this community !!!

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SPCR - a source of inspiration and font of knowledge.
Thanks.


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 Post subject: Congrats on 8 years!
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I can't believe it's been two years since the Anechoic Chamber!


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What a unique birthday for the site.


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I find it a kinda funny that eight year thread is just tacked to the end of seven. =]


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