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by Greg F.
Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:49 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Tiny, Silent and Efficient: The picoPSU
Replies: 142
Views: 224733

Re: Tiny, Silent and Efficient: The picoPSU

Can I use one of these?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6812200468

Sapphire AMD e350
If I have three HDs hooked up will that be too much? It would be one 2.5 and two 2 TB Samsung 3.5 inch.
by Greg F.
Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Viako Mini Letter ML-45 LEAP E-350 Barebones Nettop
Replies: 4
Views: 3668

Re: Viako Mini Letter ML-45 LEAP E-350 Barebones Nettop

In this day and age I think USB3 should have been included.
by Greg F.
Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:42 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Re: Mike's final sign-off - POSTPONED
Replies: 70
Views: 92330

Re: Mike's final sign-off

This is a surprise, but I must say I have lately wondered about the relevance of this site as it it is now very easy to build a silent computer. Still, this is my fave computer website and, to put it simply, I trust Mike's opinions. I also have come to like the congeniality of the forum members and ...
by Greg F.
Sun May 29, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1655708

Re: What are you listening to right now?

Laurie Anderson "Homeland"
by Greg F.
Tue May 17, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1655708

Re: What are you listening to right now?

Tony Joe White "Closer to the Truth"
by Greg F.
Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Republican Bill to Redefine Pi - Again
Replies: 96
Views: 26538

Re: Republican Bill to Redefine Pi - Again

The worst ones are the ones that sell cheap insurance and then refuse to payout when you have a major event or condition. They spend their money trying to claim you misinformed them"
google State Farm Mississippi. The insurance company stacked the claims for Katrina hoping people would give up.
by Greg F.
Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1655708

Re: What are you listening to right now?

remastered Beatles.

Also I am reading Kieth Richards autobiography, "Life". This is a fantastic book with something interesting on every page.
by Greg F.
Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I Like Firefox 4.
Replies: 13
Views: 2547

I Like Firefox 4.

It is definitely faster than any other browser. YMMV. It also reminds me of Opera.
by Greg F.
Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1655708

Re: What are you listening to right now?

Kanye West , "My Beautful, Dark, Twisted Fantasy"
by Greg F.
Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Huntkey Jumper power supply review at Anandtech
Replies: 5
Views: 1701

Re: Huntkey Jumper power supply review at Anandtech

Joe Public wrote:Huntkey has pulled their act together lately, their 1200W also seems like a good product.

As for the ripple here.. To me it seems low and it's way within spec, so it won't do any damage.
Understood, I just like to have ripple as low as possible as I might use as a dedicated hifi computer.
by Greg F.
Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:19 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Huntkey Jumper power supply review at Anandtech
Replies: 5
Views: 1701

Huntkey Jumper power supply review at Anandtech

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4069/huntkey-300w-80plus-gold/6 I don't know much about these things, but isn't this a very, very good efficiency? If this PS can be brought into NA for a price a third lower than the Seasonic 400FL then I think it becomes a viable alternative. Only thing is the ripple ...
by Greg F.
Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard
Replies: 84
Views: 29589

Re: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard

does this board have RAID? I don't see it, but there have times I've just missed things in reviews. I really don't use RAID anymore, but it would be nice to have it. I use The Cloud and usb external drives for backup. Are 6gbs SATA drives worthwhile yet? For me the most telling line in the review wa...
by Greg F.
Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How long can a car battery power delivery 500 Watts for[?]
Replies: 4
Views: 3001

Re: How long can a car battery power delivery 500 Watts for[

Erelyes, that sounds about right. I use 100aH Gel batteries and they won't last all that long with that kind of draw without being recharged. I know people who have had batteries such as mine for ten years and they tell me to get that kind of life out of them you need to never let them go below 50%....
by Greg F.
Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Fusion APUs Arrive
Replies: 22
Views: 21881

Re: AMD Fusion APUs Arrive

porkchop wrote:mmm... i'd prefer a mini-itx, i've always wanted one :)

i just hope general usage is fast and responsive, my atom powered netbook can be frustrating at times.
tru dat
by Greg F.
Sun Jan 02, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 2TB-$80 A/R, FS, Egg
Replies: 1
Views: 925

Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 2TB-$80 A/R, FS, Egg

Perhaps it has been this cheap for awhile. Don't know, but thought I would FYI.
by Greg F.
Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Freakin' Ad-Aware robbed me of hours of work
Replies: 7
Views: 2026

lost a word document that had taken more than an hour to write"

Back in the '80s we had a phrase, "Save it early, save it often".
by Greg F.
Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Smart TV will kill HTPCs
Replies: 12
Views: 5823

I agree with both of you. That's just how I am. I can see having a cheap $60 Roku where you just come home and turn it on to watch the big game, plop down in the recliner, and fall asleep. Hey, I'm gettin' old. But if I want to watch one of the public domain black and white movies stored on the HD I...
by Greg F.
Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab. Anyone else wonder why?
Replies: 0
Views: 3534

iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab. Anyone else wonder why?

Samsung says the Tab is small enough to go in your pocket, but it is seven inches long and I just don't have room in me pants for another seven inch item. Wink,wink, nudge, nudge, hey wot. Seriously, I have an Atom with a ten inch screen and it is kind of a pain to me. Why would I want a seven inch ...
by Greg F.
Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: No Bulldozer for the AM3 socket!
Replies: 17
Views: 4534

I think I have used the same XP OEM for three different MBs. If memory serves I think I activated over the net and it was automatic. That's interesting. Did you keep the same disk drives and memory? Would MS care if you put it on a completely new computer (all components new)? I think I used the sa...
by Greg F.
Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: No Bulldozer for the AM3 socket!
Replies: 17
Views: 4534

m0002a wrote:One problem with upgrading a MB is that a license for system builder version of Windows is tied to a specific MB, and they will not allow an upgrade AFAIK.
I think I have used the same XP OEM for three different MBs. If memory serves I think I activated over the net and it was automatic.
by Greg F.
Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: energizer "advanced" lithium
Replies: 12
Views: 6171

.. Why are you off the grid? Because the cost of bringing power back into my property is $15,000.00. I wish I had an electrical hookup as I think the monthly cost would be well worth it. They do seem to ask for biannual increases of about 17%, though, so I don't know how affordable it will be in th...
by Greg F.
Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:31 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: energizer "advanced" lithium
Replies: 12
Views: 6171

I am going to pick up a solar charger for these batteries. They have some pretty nice ones, not cheap, but they should pay for themselves in short order. Seems like you would need a lot of batteries and a lot of sun for a solar charger to pay for itself in short order. Most of the solar chargers I ...
by Greg F.
Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:43 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU
Replies: 167
Views: 65122

Am I the only one who would purchase this unit over the PICO for a very low power system (in the range of 25 to 50 or 75)? Even though it is twice as expensive? I really like my PICO, but the Seasonic has more hookups with a five year warranty and quality indicates it will likely last much longer th...
by Greg F.
Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: energizer "advanced" lithium
Replies: 12
Views: 6171

I like nickel metal hayride....or something like that, you can buy the generic Chinese brands off of Ebay cheap and they seem as good as the premium brand I bought at Amazon. I guess it is very important to buy a microprocessor controlled charger so as to not overcharge. MtnHermit should be around h...
by Greg F.
Sat Jul 31, 2010 6:50 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Music Production PC - needs to be quiet as possible
Replies: 36
Views: 6266

http://www.cicsmemoryplayer.com/

Might be something useful for you at this URL.
by Greg F.
Sat Jul 31, 2010 6:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Broadcom BCM970015
Replies: 3
Views: 3886

I have an NM10 board with a 510 (Intel BOXD510MO Intel Atom D510 Intel NM10 Mini ITX). The thing that has stopped me from buying one of these decoders for this m/b is that the NM10 only has d-sub outputs. This decoder wouldn't change that. In the past, with other m/bs, d-sub output would hurt my eye...
by Greg F.
Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D510MO Power useage
Replies: 4
Views: 3188

Intel 510 PICO 80 or 120, don't remember. 2 sticks of DDR2 800 120G IDE OS & app drive Samsung 500G Ecodrive SATA USB Saitek lit keyboard Logitech Marble trackball USB M-Audio Transit USB 26 watts idle, so I would say your numbers are high. Unit sets on floor at side of desk, has no fans at all, and...
by Greg F.
Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:30 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Does SPCR seem way too obsessive compulsive about noise?
Replies: 77
Views: 48442

I do think tolerance to noise can be relevant. I visit a friend who lives so far out in the sticks that you can barely see his neighbor's lights at night. That is with no trees or obstructions in the way. This might sound strange, but the lack of noise actually seems to almost hurt my hears. I think...
by Greg F.
Sat May 22, 2010 5:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1655708