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by sun.moon
Sat Nov 29, 2008 11:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Has Windows Vista 64bit hit the mainstream?
Replies: 33
Views: 5731

Hey, thanks for all the responses! I did forget to mention, that my parents use their PC only for emailing, word processing, internet, skyping, photo management and some basic photo retouching. Their new PC will have 3GB RAM. From what I gather, 32bit Vista will be plenty for their requirements. The...
by sun.moon
Sat Nov 29, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Has Windows Vista 64bit hit the mainstream?
Replies: 33
Views: 5731

Has Windows Vista 64bit hit the mainstream?

Hi all, It's been about a year now since I have paid much attention to the developments in the PC market place. I just ordered a new HP PC for my parents from HP's online shop. It seemed odd to me that HP had so many PC configurations with only Vista 64bit, with no option of 32bit. Has 64bit hit the...
by sun.moon
Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Should we bailout the auto makers?
Replies: 102
Views: 15380

sorry, but... Yes :!:
by sun.moon
Wed May 14, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Antec solo with E8400 and lowpower VGA, but which CPU cooler
Replies: 7
Views: 2573

You might wish to consider the P5K series instead of the P5K3 series. The DDR3 RAM on the P5K3 is still quite a bit more expensive than the DDR2 RAM, and the performance improvement is not in any relation to the price difference. (You'll find a lot of reviews and comparisons if you google that.) -su...
by sun.moon
Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Any recommendation for an external esata HDD?
Replies: 0
Views: 957

Any recommendation for an external esata HDD?

Hello, Anybody have any positive experiences with an external esata HDD?. I've read up on the Seagate FreeAgent Pro and WD My Book series. They both seem to do the job. I'm looking for 500 GB for external mirroring of data and the esata for the transfer speed. Of course the quieter the better. Any s...
by sun.moon
Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Awful motherboard software design and boxes:
Replies: 22
Views: 5585

The first time I ever see a box, is after the goods have been delivered from an online shop - the box has absolutely zero marketing effect on me.
by sun.moon
Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Recommendation for quiet SATA combo drive
Replies: 16
Views: 4887

I've also had a Lite-On DVD burner for quite some time. I just ordered the new 20x Lite-On SATA DVD burner for a new system I'll be putting together as soon as the E8400 is released in Germany. (Grrrrr!*!*!* what's taking so long!?!?) Before chosing the Lite-On I read a recent review in the German c...
by sun.moon
Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:51 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is Virtualization Technology important?
Replies: 11
Views: 3686

There is another good client virtual machine software called VirtualBox.

I use virtual machines primarily for safer surfing. Anything malicious which may occur while surfing is contained in the guest virtual machine and does not harm/effect/influence my primary host computer.
by sun.moon
Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: C2D E6850 System Advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 1677

I can't make any recommendations from the HW point of view as far as speed is concerned, but I can share my experience from the SW side. I was confronted with a similar situation and resorted to Diskeeper, a defragmentation program that is superior to Windows fragmentation in my opinion. I chose the...
by sun.moon
Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Thermalright Ultra-120s into P150 | Solo | Designer cases?
Replies: 2
Views: 1669

I put the Ultra 120 in my Solo without any special manuevering required, on an Asus P5B Plus. It all fit together nicely. The cross bar was no issue. I'm happy with the setup.

sun.moon
by sun.moon
Fri Nov 02, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: xp rebooting on shutdown command
Replies: 11
Views: 3147

I once had similar problems after unistalling Norton in XP.

Going into regedit and searching for and deleting every entry with "Norton" and/or "Symantec" cured my problem.

Give it a shot...

sun.moon
by sun.moon
Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The Arctic-Cooling PWM fans are in and they work!
Replies: 39
Views: 20120

I've had the Arctic Cooling 120 PWM fan in use for some time now and am quite satisfied with it. No clicking, no hissing, can't distinguish it over anything else in my system. I guess it has been available in Europe for a while longer. I have it on my P5B running under QFan. It always runs btw. 430 ...
by sun.moon
Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help choosing an Lcd
Replies: 15
Views: 4021

Hello, For excellent advice, as well as lively forums concerning the subject of LCDs, may I suggest you take a look here ? You will undoubtable find very helpful and useful information to guide your decision concerning your purchase of an LCD to suit your particular needs and pocket book. Personally...
by sun.moon
Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Same old Solo (With pretty pictures)
Replies: 20
Views: 10439

Dave, I'm glad people are getting back to the facts here. Good thing that things are in perspective again. I couldn't believe you had to justify the surroundings of your PC to those guys. :roll:

Again, nice build!
by sun.moon
Wed Jun 13, 2007 2:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Solo or...?
Replies: 14
Views: 9938

I have to agree with RAFH. High gloss has it's points. If you don't like high gloss, don't buy it. Anybody have a black piano? I do. Keeping my SOLO case clean compared to the piano is no comparison at all. Same applies for stainless steel kitchen appliances. Either you can live with an occasianal f...
by sun.moon
Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:26 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Same old Solo (With pretty pictures)
Replies: 20
Views: 10439

Don't mind the cheap humor. :?

As for the purpose of your post, your build looks nice and tidy. Wasn't the cable management a dream in that case?
by sun.moon
Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ultra 120 + E6600: Fan Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 4718

I have a very similar build as you are planning. I chose the Ultra 120 due to numerous positive reviews both here at SPCR and at other sites. I have read quite a bit from disappointed forum members about the newer version of the Scythe Ninja. For the setup with the Ultra 120 I recommend that you hav...
by sun.moon
Wed May 23, 2007 9:04 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: E4300 vs E6420 vs E6600 F/ Silent HTPC
Replies: 8
Views: 4302

Thanks, glad I could help with your decision. I forgot to mention in my earlier post, the reason the E6320 never came into question, despite its virtual machine support, is due to the fact that it only has a multiplier of 7x (therefore clocked at stock 1.86 Ghz). That doesn't make it very attractive...
by sun.moon
Tue May 22, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: E4300 vs E6420 vs E6600 F/ Silent HTPC
Replies: 8
Views: 4302

I chose the E6420 for three reasons. 1. I also use virtual machines quite a bit as another poster here, the E6420 offers hardware support for that. 2. I mildly overclocked the E6420 from stock 2.13 to 2.66 Mhz - essentially equated with the E6700 (for a lot less Euros). Here I use basic inexpensive ...
by sun.moon
Mon May 14, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Antec Solo 92mm fan
Replies: 19
Views: 7516

Hello, I am quite happy with 2x Papst 3412 N/2GLLE 92mm fans in my Solo. According to mfg specs, they run full speed at 1150rpm, 33m2/h and 12db. Q-Fan on my P5B has them running so low that the rpms can't be read (but they are rotating!). I do not hear them over the rest of my system. Regards sun.m...
by sun.moon
Sat Apr 21, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: hard disk life if lying in dormant state...
Replies: 30
Views: 13171

It may be that for the most part, the corporate world backs up on disk, but I believe they archive on tape.
by sun.moon
Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Core 2 Duo - E6320 & E6420
Replies: 7
Views: 3767

Thanks for the reply. In the meantime, I have been doing some searching myself. Perhaps this will be interesting to some. Since I do not intend to overclock, the E4400 appears to be the sweet spot as for as price/performance goes. Also, as far as I understand, 667Mhz RAM in Dual Channel mode will be...
by sun.moon
Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Core 2 Duo - E6320 & E6420
Replies: 7
Views: 3767

Hi there. Anybody know? Is the only difference between the 6320 and 6420 the clock speed 1.86 vs. 2.13 GHz and multiplier? (besides the price of course)

I'm planning a complete system upgrade...
by sun.moon
Fri Nov 24, 2006 2:22 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Fan Testing Methodology
Replies: 33
Views: 32509

Hello MikeC, A very interesting article. I also spent some time a year ago doing some figuring about fans. Looking forward to your results and appreciate your efforts. Just a thought from my side concerning CFM. Have you considered approaching a couple of the most common fan manufactures used in the...
by sun.moon
Fri Jun 16, 2006 3:39 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: New Black Versions of Antec P180 & P150 Cases
Replies: 28
Views: 20921

Thanks for the reviews and infos! The SOLO is a very welcome development in Antec's Product line. The very reasons why I held off on the P150 --> power supply and white, have been addressed. Nice that the rubber issue is corrected as well. Unfortunately, the SOLO is not yet listed on Antec's Europea...
by sun.moon
Fri May 05, 2006 12:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1600523

Take me home, Groove Armada
by sun.moon
Fri May 05, 2006 12:44 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fan mod advice for a SeaSonic S12-500
Replies: 3
Views: 1445

Hello, There was an interesting discussion concering S12 fan replacement here . Perhaps it will give you some insight. BTW, I ended up not replacing the fan in my S12 for two reasons: 1. warranty (I had an issue with the S12 once where I had to have it replaced. 2. The noise level turned out to be b...
by sun.moon
Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1600523

Jim The Jinn, De Phazz, Death by Chocolate
by sun.moon
Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:36 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: How much power does your system draw at idle (Poll)
Replies: 70
Views: 45706

so, what is the best, most inexpensive and accurate way to measure power at the wall socket?
by sun.moon
Sat Apr 01, 2006 10:14 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63160

Hello Hyphe,

Nice work. Just one question out of curiosity from my side: Which tools did you use for the back plate? Was indeed a Dremmel among them?

-sun.moon