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by haelduksf
Sat Apr 21, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: incandescent light bulb ban in ontario...
Replies: 80
Views: 28929

Frankly, the term "quick fix" seems misleading, since there's very little "fixing" going on here. I think this has more to do with easing the strain on the power grid (which has been at or over capacity for the last 5 years) and scoring some cheap (no gov't money being spent) points. Take the percen...
by haelduksf
Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Abolish copyright? good or bad..
Replies: 44
Views: 14965

haelduksf , just because something is yours, doesn't mean you can do whatever you want with it. For example, your organs are also, in a way, your property, and something you've produced, but you're not allowed selling them. That's because the government is meddling in my affairs. Yeah, that's what ...
by haelduksf
Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Abolish copyright? good or bad..
Replies: 44
Views: 14965

haelduksf , just because something is yours, doesn't mean you can do whatever you want with it. For example, your organs are also, in a way, your property, and something you've produced, but you're not allowed selling them. That's because the government is meddling in my affairs. If there was no co...
by haelduksf
Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Abolish copyright? good or bad..
Replies: 44
Views: 14965

Copyright may or may not be good for society, but that is irrelevant. What I produce is my property, even if it is not a physical product. If I want to release it under restrictive conditions, I should be allowed to do so. If I wish to release it under a Creative Commons or GNU licence, I should be ...
by haelduksf
Fri Jun 16, 2006 10:06 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: WHOA!!! check out how zalman will beat them all :)
Replies: 20
Views: 8548

The blocks look much better than the old ones too. This is looking good!
by haelduksf
Fri Jun 16, 2006 10:03 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Bad time to buy a new HD ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4824

It ain't 250GB, but Seagate's new laptop drives are up to 200GB, if you can live with that.
by haelduksf
Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:48 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Info on Seasonic M12 (and more: V8 and new S12 models)
Replies: 173
Views: 131557

Looks like the 60mm in the Seasonic M12 is an Adda model, bodes well for noise. Enfin terminons par une très bonne nouvelle : Seasonic travaille sur une alimentation fanless mais aucune date de sortie n'a été avancée. Connaissant le sérieux de la marque, on peut se mettre à espérer à une al...
by haelduksf
Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet, compact eATX case
Replies: 2
Views: 1403

The ChenMing 601/Antec 1000 (reviewed ages ago on SPCR, it's on the recommended list) can take some eATX boards. I know from personal experience that the CPU fans on some SuperMicro mobos conflict with the HDD cages- if you don't mind losing them/suspending them elsewhere, you should be OK. I believ...
by haelduksf
Sat Jun 03, 2006 4:47 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Swiftech MCP350/Laing DDC, my opinion.[UPDATE with pics]
Replies: 32
Views: 23076

I don't remember where I saw the article, but I know that if you move the outlet 90 degrees, so that it is perpendicular to the inlet instead of parallel, the resistance decreases significantly. On the other hand, it also increases the flow rate so much that it moves as much water as a 650/655, but ...
by haelduksf
Mon May 15, 2006 8:31 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: new passive VGA cooler or just passive card variant?
Replies: 4
Views: 2612

I could have sworn that it's a pre-installed solution, a GeForce 6600GT from ABiT, AOpen or Gigabyte, but I can't find any proof, so I'm beginning to doubt. The closest I've seen is the Gigabyte (http://www.pconline.com.cn/diy/diy/0506/pic/IMG_0058_66gt_giga_thumb.jpg), but the one in your image doe...
by haelduksf
Sun Apr 09, 2006 7:54 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Best case for SILENT water-cooling?
Replies: 20
Views: 9245

If you're interested in passive setups, there are many other solutions besides the reserator. There's this bad boy , which is probably the most effective (you can use your own pump & blocks, and not some mediocre kit stuff), and the most expensive. This is very similar to the one in SPCR's Puget Sys...
by haelduksf
Fri Apr 07, 2006 8:33 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Best case for SILENT water-cooling?
Replies: 20
Views: 9245

The P-series is pretty small when it comes to watercooling- it's pretty hard to fit & route everything, from what I've seen. If you don't mind doing some modding, you can do well. Have a look here for examples: http://www.hardforum.com/search.php?searchid=2935516 If it helps you any, I'm running an ...
by haelduksf
Fri Mar 10, 2006 5:27 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Water cooled Radeon X1900XTX
Replies: 2
Views: 1651

Is it just me, or is the net effect of this only to move the fan 1 slot over?

Sure, it'll be a few degrees cooler, but it probably uses the same noisy fan as the air cooler.
by haelduksf
Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:32 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Another planned passive radiator
Replies: 6
Views: 2630

I'm not sure that I can answer *all* your questions, but I'll give it a shot. 1. I think that your idea B would be best. I'm far from sure of this, but it seems like it will distribute the heat better than A, and C seems to me like it might create pockets of warm water that would be difficult to cir...
by haelduksf
Tue Nov 29, 2005 10:43 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New ... "old" products from Scythe ?!
Replies: 8
Views: 4935

Wow, that internal VGA cooler is a monster!

It looks like the card's been eaten.
by haelduksf
Mon Nov 14, 2005 6:10 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passively cooled gaming vidcards from Asus
Replies: 32
Views: 17610

Oops- forgot to mention Galaxy, who use Arctic Cooling and Zalman heatsinks on a number of their video cards.
by haelduksf
Mon Oct 24, 2005 6:04 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: nForce4 Chipset Waterblocks?
Replies: 32
Views: 12816

You don't really need to worry about compatability, pretty much any waterblock you can buy has an NF4 version. All you need to worry about is getting the right version.

There are a couple of blocks designed for SLI: one from AquaComputer, one from MIPS. They're both European though, and pricey.
by haelduksf
Thu Oct 13, 2005 10:18 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P150 mid-tower case w/ Neo HE 430 PSU
Replies: 206
Views: 157615

Count me in as well...on the PSU-less version :(
by haelduksf
Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:39 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet VGA cooler that doesn't eat up PCI slot?
Replies: 25
Views: 6256

You could try the Thermalright V-1...but then you probably lose your PCIe slot. The V-1 might even be able to run that card passively, if Legion's results with the x800XL are any indication.