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by jaganath
Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Multiple or single heat sources (same power dissipation)?
Replies: 12
Views: 5287

Re: Multiple or single heat sources (same power dissipation)

... is it easier to disperse that heat if it is in one place or distributed across multiple devices? It is much easier to dissipate a specific amount of heat at a single location, because that location will get hotter which helps removing the heat. If you make the dissipating area small enough, bla...
by jaganath
Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:52 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Word to the wise - do NOT buy Yate Loon fans from Jabtech.
Replies: 9
Views: 3037

given that all 5 display this fault, it may be that your shipment was damaged in transit. have you contacted jab-tech regarding this issue?
by jaganath
Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Unconditional Basic Income
Replies: 124
Views: 27925

Some people earn more than other people because they actually work harder. Why can't some people just accept this? really. so an actor pretending to be a doctor in ER , for example, works harder than a real ER doc getting paid a fraction of his wage and saving actual lives? so Dennis Kozlowski work...
by jaganath
Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Obama Deception
Replies: 82
Views: 13496

People are living longer and generally are healthier than they ever have been, obesity being one exception to this, and people can become so obese because they have far more spare cash to spend than ever before this is not true. the cheap food which are all most poor people can afford, are full of ...
by jaganath
Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:04 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Trouble keeping PC cool while staying quiet
Replies: 20
Views: 4601

you have a hot CPU and 2 hot video cards in a case which is not designed or intended for that kind of setup (Solo). fundamentally, i think you will have to go for a more gamer type of case, such as P900, to get better cooling.
by jaganath
Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:33 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Lowest power I can get away with for h264 1080p
Replies: 12
Views: 3620

I'd personally go with an Intel Atom with a low power discrete graphics card that can handle HD, but such a combination apparently does not exist. The Eee Box B204 and B206 are exactly what you are looking for: http://www.engadget.com/2008/12/03/asus-eee-box-b204-b206-grows-an-hdmi-port-handles-hig...
by jaganath
Sat Mar 07, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Does this really stop terrorists?
Replies: 51
Views: 8257

If climate change has the effects that are predicted, the shortages of food and water will make things far, far worse. You think we're divided now? That's nothing compared to what it might be like when our grandchildren are grown up. If you live someplace where the weather is good to grow crops or ...
by jaganath
Sat Mar 07, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Can I just buy a crappy PSU and make it quiet?
Replies: 28
Views: 6008

you can get a Corsair CX400W for $40 shipped after rebate at newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139008 this is a high quality and quiet psu. that $20 POS will be more like $30 after you have bought a good quality fan to install. with the corsair you also get a 3-year gu...
by jaganath
Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: new macs!
Replies: 109
Views: 43152

the Eee box 206 is probably going to be as good as the mac Mini for all intents and purposes (ie can handle HD), and probably about £200 cheaper. i guess some people who can't afford them are a little resentful sorry, this is just plain snobbery. i can afford a mac, but i don't see any reason to pa...
by jaganath
Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Bought a Dell Mini 9 and Highly Recommend It
Replies: 30
Views: 20872

unbelievable why all the netbooks would have some crappy little fan
even though the eee 901 and acer aspire one have fans, these can be silenced very easily with software (eeectrl and AA1fancontrol respectively).
by jaganath
Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Silent out-of-the-box systems in Europe?
Replies: 13
Views: 3908

what about the new Mac Mini? slightly out of your budget, but ticks all the boxes.
by jaganath
Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: World’s most energy-efficient desktop computer
Replies: 7
Views: 4377

an Eee Box uses only a couple of watts more, is just as quiet and is half the price.
by jaganath
Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
Replies: 112
Views: 17989

You should not be taxed on what you own, only on what you make why should income be taxed more heavily than capital? why should capital be exempt from tax when all other things are not? this is a disincentive to work and favours those who already have inherited wealth. this is regressive and someth...
by jaganath
Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Boys and their toys!
Replies: 54
Views: 10314

my family owns a 1983 Mercedes 300TD station wagon - it's as long as a Blazer but can do a U-turn in 3 lanes of space. Takes 5-7 seconds to get to 20mph, but damn if it can't turn! Also, working as a mechanic allows me to know why the 300TD gets offers regularly 4-5times it's "appraised value" - th...
by jaganath
Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Xonar HDAV1.3 Deluxe: Asus HTPC sound card does Everything
Replies: 68
Views: 30204

for godsakes, can you take your audiophile flame war somewhere else please.
by jaganath
Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Front, back, top fans...
Replies: 26
Views: 6833

Originally I bought a 260 GTX however I am really thinking of paying the difference and getting a 285 instead, I heard it generates less heat seems like the 285 uses a bit more actually: http://forums.atomicmpc.com.au/index.php?showtopic=264 It's a bit disappointing, I thought this case was suppose...
by jaganath
Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:53 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Madshrimps - 120mm Fan Roundup - 35 Models Compared
Replies: 59
Views: 39700

jmke wrote:dBA !
not everybody lives in a concrete basement in the middle of the wilderness to allow extremely low ambient ;)
:lol: Vancouver is hardly the "middle of the wilderness", it would be nice if SPCR had a research base somewhere in Alaska though, snow keeps everything nice and quiet :wink:
by jaganath
Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:44 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Cooling EA380 with P182 fan (Mike C's radical suggestion)
Replies: 21
Views: 5424

let us put a stop to this bickering and point out the obvious: both 80mm and 120mm PSU fan layouts have their benefits. This is highly dependent on the case it is installed in and the PSU role (ie does it only have to deal with its own heat or that of the case). In the classic ATX configuration (ie ...
by jaganath
Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Netgear Customer Support - UGH!
Replies: 9
Views: 2480

The role of customer services, for many companies, is to legally shirk as much responsibility for their products as possible. Most (all?) of the people you will speak to in these Indian (mostly) call centres are earning peanuts (by Western standards), therefore it is not surprising that someone with...
by jaganath
Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:05 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Xonar HDAV1.3 Deluxe: Asus HTPC sound card does Everything
Replies: 68
Views: 30204

As an example when you guys review HDDs then you also measure airborne acoustics and vibrations from which NONE are mentioned in ANY documents of the manufacturer(s). incorrect. many (all?) HDD manufacturers include decibel measurements, e.g.: http://www.westerndigital.com/en/products/products.asp?...
by jaganath
Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Prescott Undervolting
Replies: 3
Views: 1718

best bet is to get a 2Ghz Northwood off ebay and swap out the Prescott, which are only fit for the dustbin.
by jaganath
Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]
Replies: 387
Views: 279820

dimples are not used on cars due to the following reason: on golf balls, the majority of the drag is made up of pressure (or form) frag, which is caused by the large (relative to the size of the object) wake that forms behind the ball as it is travelling through the air. Dimples reduce form drag ver...
by jaganath
Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Not work safe langauge, but very funny.
Replies: 6
Views: 2153

I work for Sony tech support, believe me I will be e-mailing this to everyone on my team, sadly it is very true to real life!
by jaganath
Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: God adverts on busses - how to complain
Replies: 76
Views: 10612

For the atheists, I don't think it's very nice of you to label all Christians the same. My Christianity is a profound belief in the moral teachings of Jesus Christ and an inner effort to live by those morals. If others ask, I will explain. If they do not ask, I'm not going to go and attack them wit...
by jaganath
Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate 7200.11 1.5TB: The Perfect Balance?
Replies: 24
Views: 9118

Is there really any point in reviewing disk based storage anymore? With all the wonderful SSD options out there (Intel, Mtron and maybe the new models from OCZ to name a few) I can't see what the point is for SPCR spending time on the noisy & warm HDD options. Sure, it is cheaper. But this forum is...
by jaganath
Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 question (activation)
Replies: 14
Views: 3202

you can use the activation key you get with the 7 beta on as many computers as you like. just got an email from Microsoft regarding this, here's an excerpt: If you have misplaced your product key for activation, don't worry. Just return to the site where you downloaded the Beta, restart the downloa...
by jaganath
Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Just one fan in the whole case...
Replies: 34
Views: 6513

it's not really safe to give advice unless we know what components you are going to put in this case. for a one-fan build, the total power consumption should be less than 100W, and ideally less than 50W.
by jaganath
Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Quite Quiet
Replies: 29
Views: 4738

no offence, but claiming every Joe Sixpack who can't spell is an unsung genius on the order of Einstein or the political figures you mentioned is clearly absurd. It's perfectly understandable to be defensive when people criticise your written words, as by inference it is a criticism of your intellec...
by jaganath
Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Glass or Acrylic , the better sound dampener
Replies: 15
Views: 3408

a case with double glazing! genius! :)
by jaganath
Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 100 HD movies on a stamp-size chip
Replies: 19
Views: 4097

Cell phone ... is already the predominant way to get Internet access in the world. I really doubt that that is true. Most individuals, corporates and governments still access the internet through good old-fashioned cables. As a percentage of connections I would have though 3G or similar would be mu...