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by Green Shoes
Fri Jun 03, 2005 7:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1599659

FWIW, I'm extremely aware of the term "sampling", but am not up on the latest legalese. It used to be that less than a 2 second sample was OK. I don't know what's currently acceptable though. That's up to the lawyers. It's still <2 seconds...but technically Coldplay didn't sample the phonograph rec...
by Green Shoes
Fri Jun 03, 2005 7:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What do you think will this be the next ideal SPCR Vid Card?
Replies: 18
Views: 4828

Once game designers start designing 512MB maps then we'll need that much video memory....but the only game currently that's rumored to need that much is Doom 3, and there are people that are disputing that claim (since Id made it before the game was even released). You're all right, in a couple of y...
by Green Shoes
Wed Jun 01, 2005 8:07 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: silent UPS?
Replies: 4
Views: 1533

My 1100W APC UPS is quite silent under my desk, unless it's running on the battery backup. I love it; if you can find them where you are I'd check APC out.
by Green Shoes
Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1599659

Ralf Hutter wrote:John Coltrane - Giant Steps
yes!! 8)

Ben Folds - Ben Folds Live
by Green Shoes
Wed Jun 01, 2005 6:08 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: (other) news from Computex '05
Replies: 2
Views: 1193

(other) news from Computex '05

Computex is a huge show and there's a lot of cool stuff that's being unveiled besides the AOpen mac-mini clone (although that's pretty cool too :wink: ). This thread was started to discuss all the other stuff; info on Computex can be found just about anywhere, but here's a link just to get you start...
by Green Shoes
Sat May 28, 2005 6:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3800B
Replies: 6
Views: 3595

hmm...you can't buy it on their website yet, perhaps they're still building inventory.

I don't like it, though; give me the opportunity to buy a Seasonic any day. It's precisely what makes the 3000B so attractive to most of us.
by Green Shoes
Sat May 28, 2005 6:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1599659

my wife playing The Sims 2
by Green Shoes
Fri May 27, 2005 1:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Dust Kills Computers.....
Replies: 67
Views: 21958

flarkit , Welcome to SPCR!! This thread prompted me to do another round of dust cleaning this afternoon, and I noticed that my G4 really didn't have any dust collecting at all. I started thinking to all the other Apples that I use at work, and I realized that Apple must really take that into consid...
by Green Shoes
Fri May 27, 2005 7:02 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: S12 430 vs Phantom 350
Replies: 11
Views: 2506

edit: heres a tip, have someone test to see if all of your components are TRULY grounded, that helps massively. OR do a ground lift where nothing at all has a ground whatsoever. thats odd I know, but a studio engineer explained it to me when i was getting feedback sorts of buzzes in my equipment an...
by Green Shoes
Fri May 27, 2005 6:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1599659

Seal - Human Being
by Green Shoes
Thu May 26, 2005 12:13 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: S12 430 vs Phantom 350
Replies: 11
Views: 2506

Or possibly (I'm not audiophile, so I wouldn't really now but all the noise inside a standard PC can't be good for the music) with an external soundcard? This is the best option for cleaner sound; it's better to have the D/A converters outside of the main box. Both M-Audio and Emu make fairly inexp...
by Green Shoes
Thu May 26, 2005 6:17 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Intel (P4) Netburst is dead (it's _official_ now)
Replies: 12
Views: 6366

Hmm...well, maybe I should trust my intuition a little more. I think they have a point, though, as trained monkeys could come up with a better architecture than NetBurst.
by Green Shoes
Thu May 26, 2005 6:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audiophilia: hobby or disease? (CONTINUED)
Replies: 226
Views: 111493

I agree fully. Despite what others have said here, it is analogue, not digital with the inherent fidelity advantage. Ultimately, (almost) all amplifiers must amplify an analog signal and all (all) speakers reproduce sound by transforming an analog/electrical signal into motion. Because analogue doe...
by Green Shoes
Thu May 26, 2005 5:43 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: next gen nVidia to pull 200+ W
Replies: 65
Views: 17640

StarfishChris wrote:
pony-tail wrote:Oh well bring on the 200watt GPUs I'll put 2 in sli add a dual core pressHot or maybe even a couple of top end dualcore Xeons.
I'll use it to warm my dinner .
Mmm, fish & microchips!
:lol: :lol: :lol:

But does silicon really taste better with a little malt vinegar spritzed on it?
by Green Shoes
Thu May 26, 2005 5:42 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What size PSU needed for next gen Nvidia and Radeon VGA's
Replies: 6
Views: 2118

Well, again, I can't confidently say that it's the case, as we don't know any official numbers on those cards. But if my hunch is correct, they'll only draw 10-20W more than current cards, so yes, a 380W should be fine. If you're unsure, though, you could hold off buying the PSU for another month un...
by Green Shoes
Wed May 25, 2005 2:39 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What size PSU needed for next gen Nvidia and Radeon VGA's
Replies: 6
Views: 2118

Although no one's published any official numbers yet on G70 or R520, it's likely that they will use around the same amount of juice as current cards do (perhaps slightly more, but not enough to make a serious difference). Even with a strong overclock you shouldn't need more than the S12 430W. I've g...
by Green Shoes
Wed May 25, 2005 2:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Storage without moving parts?
Replies: 59
Views: 18092

Only problem is that I expect it to be expensive. I think it'll still be a couple years at least before solid-state storage is a reasonable option for most people. Isn't that the issue, though? By the time this technology is affordable, hard drives will be another two years advanced....and while HD...
by Green Shoes
Wed May 25, 2005 2:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audiophilia: hobby or disease? (CONTINUED)
Replies: 226
Views: 111493

Re: vinyl is analogue

PositiveSpin wrote:Maybe you can call me an audiophilistine :-)
:lol: :lol:

Nah, you're smart, really. If you can't hear a difference there sure as hell isn't a reason to shell out the money for an upgrade.

And to everyone else, there's been plenty of Thermaltake bashing here recently. What about SilenX.....
by Green Shoes
Wed May 25, 2005 8:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What do you think of this system?
Replies: 6
Views: 1785

I third the notion for more RAM (a gig should be okay unless you do a lot of Photoshop/Audio Editing). I would look at the Antec SLK3000-B case, you can find that on NewEgg as well for ~$60, much better airflow capabilities. Is there any specific reason you're going with the Hammer core? It is a 130...
by Green Shoes
Wed May 25, 2005 6:59 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Intel (P4) Netburst is dead (it's _official_ now)
Replies: 12
Views: 6366

There's a new article over at THG (I know, I feel dirty) that explores the death of Netburst and the possibility of using Dothan in a desktop even more....and it certainly raised my eyebrows. Long but worth a good read. I question those benchmarking numbers, but if they're correct.......wow........
by Green Shoes
Tue May 24, 2005 1:14 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Finally....AMD *officially* releases the Geode
Replies: 39
Views: 16038

StarfishChris wrote:Is that a pinless chip, or a trick of the camera?
Definitely not pinless. Did you click for a larger view? The thumbnail on that page is a little deceiving.
by Green Shoes
Tue May 24, 2005 7:35 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Finally....AMD *officially* releases the Geode
Replies: 39
Views: 16038

thanks lenny, I meant to post that link but it was late and my brain had apparently stopped working. This does look promising for a generic box; you wouldn't even need a heatsink, much less a fan. Get some onboard graphics and you're good to go.
by Green Shoes
Mon May 23, 2005 8:48 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Finally....AMD *officially* releases the Geode
Replies: 39
Views: 16038

Finally....AMD *officially* releases the Geode

A processor that only dissipates 0.9 watts!!!! Yeah, it's 500MHz, but I'm running an old Intel PIII 600MHz machine that can run iTunes and the internet just fine, and that proc dissipates more like 50-60W. I like where AMD is going with this...
by Green Shoes
Mon May 23, 2005 6:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Dust Kills Computers.....
Replies: 67
Views: 21958

Zhentar wrote:Sure bluefront. But I think they'll have to pack a user that reads (and follows) the directions in the box too.
They could always put in an insert saying that if you don't install the filter you void your warranty. That would get people's attention.
by Green Shoes
Mon May 23, 2005 2:43 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 144684

PS, that sounds about right. If you go in for it, check out this fan controller, it comes with four 3-pin to 4-pin adapters so that you can dynamically undervolt any fan.

I personally would go for the pctek SMs, but that's just me.
by Green Shoes
Mon May 23, 2005 12:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Dust Kills Computers.....
Replies: 67
Views: 21958

I have a simple 4U rackmount case that incorporates this wonderful slide-out design....unfortunately the supplied filter was made out of metal and in a word, sucked. A happy alternative was found, however, and it works beautifully. I would also like to see this implemented into tower cases.
by Green Shoes
Mon May 23, 2005 9:38 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-430: Beyond the Super Tornado
Replies: 200
Views: 178844

The easy grip 4 pin molex doesn't plug into my 9800 Pro - the grips get in the way. I have to either use the (included with 9800 Pro) extension cable, or replace the easy grip molex with a generic one. I'm not a big fan, either. They seem to get in the way for certain applications (like the 3.5" dr...
by Green Shoes
Mon May 23, 2005 9:34 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Apple iMac G5
Replies: 8
Views: 3543

Simply opening the casing on an iMac voids the warranty....you don't have to do anything besides unscrew the backing. It is a very proprietary layout, but Apple's always been overly anal about this kind of thing. But then, most "power PC" users probably aren't going to own an iMac anyway, and if the...
by Green Shoes
Mon May 23, 2005 8:52 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A question about fans :)
Replies: 15
Views: 3150

I've never used the Zalman stuff, so I couldn't really say. I know I saw a 2-3C drop when I went from the Thermalright paste included with my XP-120 to Silver 5...but I don't know if that was attributed to the paste itself or to user error :oops: . There's probably someone around here who's done mor...
by Green Shoes
Mon May 23, 2005 8:44 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-500 & 600
Replies: 99
Views: 73318

Sorry Mike, forgot that the 500 + models used a different fan than the 430 & under. :oops: