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by HueyCobra
Sun Aug 02, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Buying Quiet PC Components in Australia
Replies: 96
Views: 163835

theycallmebruce wrote:Terrible website, but google for "MSY but readable" - somebody created a script to scrape their price list and present it in a much more useable format!
The MSY scraper is at http://msy.arpatubes.net/ and was created by sbobz on Whirlpool.
by HueyCobra
Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:59 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Buying Quiet PC Components in Australia
Replies: 96
Views: 163835

JamieG, thanks for your input. Shamgar, I imagine the ACCC booklet is much the same as the WA Consumer Protection one. The research wasn't entirely my own initiative; I heard about the booklet at work and was very pleasantly surprised by consumers' statutory rights (even if it can be problematic in ...
by HueyCobra
Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Buying Quiet PC Components in Australia
Replies: 96
Views: 163835

And to also respond to HueyCobra (thanks for your input BTW), even though ACCC and Consumer Protection in each of our states is available, they can't seem to do much, unless you really want to take the fight up to the dodgy business in question. Unfortunately that is often quite true. However, I wo...
by HueyCobra
Sat Jul 18, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Buying Quiet PC Components in Australia
Replies: 96
Views: 163835

But some of these online stores only give a 3-6 months warranty; after that, you have to RMA direct with the manufacturer. Shamgar, you may be interested in this discussion on warranties & consumer rights as per the ACCC . Ultimately, "each sale is a contract between the seller and the consumer" an...
by HueyCobra
Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Buying Quiet PC Components in Australia
Replies: 96
Views: 163835

Great work Shamgar.

Note PC Case Gear currently has a 50% off sale on its range of Panaflo/NMB fans (as reflected by the $17.50 price for the FBA12G12L - normally some $35).
by HueyCobra
Sat Jul 11, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Buying Quiet PC Components in Australia
Replies: 96
Views: 163835

Good news, thanks for letting us know :)
by HueyCobra
Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Nexus Value 430 PSU: Affordable Silence
Replies: 149
Views: 76016

PCCG are your only hope I suspect and even then... There does not appear to be any Nexus PSUs on staticICE or Shopbot. I suppose PCCG might consider it if there was sufficient interest (how many card-carrying SPCR party members are there in Australia?). Otherwise, I'm not sure whether this product ...
by HueyCobra
Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Nexus Value 430 PSU: Affordable Silence
Replies: 149
Views: 76016

MikeC wrote:Obvious reason -- the NX-8060 review html file was used to start the review & those nx8060 references were missed. Corrected now.
You missed a spot :) (Nexus website still links to NX-8060)

Anyhow, after a quick glance it appears Nexus PSUs do not make it to Australia :x
by HueyCobra
Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Nexus Value 430 PSU: Affordable Silence
Replies: 149
Views: 76016

Very interesting product and thanks for the review.

Is there a reason that the Feature Highlights refer and link to the Nexus NX-8060 (600W modular PSU) rather than the Nexus Value 430 :?:
by HueyCobra
Sun Sep 07, 2008 4:07 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Phantom 500 failed...
Replies: 13
Views: 6917

Re: Antec Phantom 500 failed...

Fans start up, hard drives spin up, optical drives start initializing. But no display. Reset... nothing. I open up the P180 side panel, look inside and all the fans are running, LEDs on but... still no computer. Then I listen closer, and I can hear a soft repetitive snapping/ticking sound coming fr...
by HueyCobra
Sun Sep 07, 2008 3:41 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 260353

HueyCobra wrote:Providing it gives a few years of service ...
She's dead, Jim. A mere 18 months.

Any way to change my vote, MikeC? :lol:
by HueyCobra
Fri May 30, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 260353

Re: holding my breath

How long have you had your Phantom, Elohim?
by HueyCobra
Thu May 22, 2008 1:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Any good keyboard?
Replies: 36
Views: 9060

I changed off media keyboard elite to wave corded. The button's are significatly more quiet than the media elite's. The writing is easy and feeling is very good. the wrist support feels good but gets dirty easily and is hard to clean due its artificial leather. Thanks for your additional comments, ...
by HueyCobra
Wed May 21, 2008 1:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Any good keyboard?
Replies: 36
Views: 9060

I like logitech's Wave corded keyboard and the logitech Ultra Flat keyboard. Especially the Ultra Flat is nice to type as its keys remind of laptops keys as the feeling. Wave is not as weird as other ergo-keyboards but I find it better keyboard generally to type than your regular one. I have much l...
by HueyCobra
Wed May 07, 2008 2:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I just downloaded xp sp3
Replies: 3
Views: 1284

Re: I just downloaded xp sp3

i dont see this mentioned on any website. Yeah, I haven't seen anything about the SP3 release on Tech ARP , techPowerUp! , DailyTech , DailyTech , The Tech Report , The Tech Report , The Tech Report , The Tech Report or The Tech Report for example ... :P Edit: Top of The Tech Report again.
by HueyCobra
Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:29 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 3x Passive Cards... which one? HD3870, 8800GT, & 9600GT
Replies: 20
Views: 8910

Get an EVGA 9600gt, and you can save a few more dollars by getting an S2 instead of S1 - the S1 is overkill for the heat output from a 9600. Indeed, as seen on the S2-equipped ECS N9600GT-512MX-P in the original post. Edit: If you liked that link, you'll also enjoy this one: http://www.atomicmpc.co...
by HueyCobra
Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:57 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 260353

The high-pitched buzz/whine from my 14-month-old Phantom 500 has grown more noticeable, especially in the first few minutes after powering on. No issues other than that, however, and I think the fan has still never started yet.
by HueyCobra
Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 3x Passive Cards... which one? HD3870, 8800GT, & 9600GT
Replies: 20
Views: 8910

The Tech Report concluded: If you're looking at running a single GeForce 8800 GT, the card's default 512MB memory size is easily the best. Doubling the onboard memory to 1GB may make for interesting marketing, but it doesn't improve performance a lick with the games and resolutions we tested ... Th...
by HueyCobra
Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Ultra suing PSU manufacturers
Replies: 13
Views: 4015

• Ultra Sues Everyone Over Modular Power Supplies (DailyTech)

• Ultra Products, Inc. v. Antec, Inc. et al - Federal District Court Filings & Dockets - Florida (Justia)
by HueyCobra
Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: AnandTech Interview with PC Power & Cooling Founder
Replies: 13
Views: 4350

For those that are word math challenged that is I don't get it ... can such people not figure out how to click a link? Perhaps an image may help :roll: http://www.enermax.com.tw/admin/pic/200711215393764246.jpg Im sure at least 90% of 1000w PSU owners have this much in their system. Oh wait no, its...
by HueyCobra
Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: PowerColor HD3870 & Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L - will they fit
Replies: 10
Views: 5013

Useful photos, thanks for posting :)
by HueyCobra
Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How much Electricity do you use? How much can you REDUCE it?
Replies: 37
Views: 10663

Strangely, I haven't noticed this on our 2007WFP. I see you have the 3007. I haven't tested whether my monitor forgets the brightness setting when power is removed. It would have been better if the capacitative touch on/off switch hadn't been implemented at all. The monitor's USB hub also contribut...
by HueyCobra
Sun Mar 09, 2008 4:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How much Electricity do you use? How much can you REDUCE it?
Replies: 37
Views: 10663

kentc, good effort with 175 kWh between two people. I'm wondering whether I should turn off my microwave when it's not in use. How does your 30 minute timer arrangement work? We use a breaker to turn of the computers "hard", stops the vampire draw from the computer, switch, monitor, amplifier and wi...
by HueyCobra
Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How much Electricity do you use? How much can you REDUCE it?
Replies: 37
Views: 10663

Approximately 153.5 kWh per month (460.5 kWh averaged over eight 90-day periods) for one person in an apartment. However, the figure has spiked since replacing a 24/7 laptop with a Sempron 2800+, and after buying a Dell 3007WFP-HC (which can vampire draw as much as 12W when "off"). The most recent 9...