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by Zap
Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!
Replies: 169
Views: 151816

Re: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!

I love how not only is higher efficiency getting cheaper, but Seasonic is not forgetting about users who don't need hugely overpowered PSUs. I've also noticed that they are making 80Plus Gold TFX PSUs. Hopefully they target SFX sized PSUs next for the "Gold" treatment, as well as higher wattage. Sil...
by Zap
Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic SS-350TGM 80 Plus Gold TFX
Replies: 48
Views: 30954

Re: Seasonic SS-350TGM 80 Plus Gold TFX

Nice to see such a PSU being made, and looking forward to SFX versions. Maybe even higher wattage versions. C'mon Seasonic, give FSP some competition in that space!

BTW a lot of the Foxconn mini ITX cases (often sold as a barebones with motherboard) also use TFX PSUs.
by Zap
Mon May 23, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i3-2100T & Core i5-2400S Low Power CPUs
Replies: 48
Views: 22551

Re: Intel Core i3-2100T & Core i5-2400S Low Power CPUs

The page 1 comparison chart is wrong. It lists the Core i5 2500 and 2500K as having 8MB cache, when it has only 6MB.
by Zap
Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair CX400 vs Corsair CX430, CX500, CX600
Replies: 30
Views: 25840

Re: Corsair CX400 vs Corsair CX430, CX500, CX600

Seen plenty of appalling reviews. It is very unfortunate that Corsair named the Builder Series CX. That aside, basically it is intended to be a cheaper alternative that will do as the label says and won't fail due to load. That can't be said about all cheap PSUs. See reviews of Diablotek, Apevia, e...
by Zap
Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zotac IONITX-P-E CULV Motherboard
Replies: 23
Views: 11032

Re: Zotac IONITX-P-E CULV Motherboard

Nice board, but the price does seem a bit steep compared to an H55 ITX with G9650. If it were 2/3 the price I'd be ordering one from Amazon right now, just to play with. :D I'd love to see some overclocking results. Seems like Atom and CULV (in the Asus UL notebooks) can be overclocked a reasonable ...
by Zap
Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:46 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Consumer SSD Battle
Replies: 58
Views: 13481

Re: Consumer SSD Battle: WD vs. OCZ vs. Intel

A Windows 7 image loaded with our test suite was cloned to drive What cloning software was used? Did you verify the SSD was properly aligned after the cloning? i'm surprised the kingston fared so well since it uses a 'inferior' jmicron controller, i guess they've sorted out the old problems. i beli...
by Zap
Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:48 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gelid Slim Silence & Prolimatech Samuel 17 LP CPU Cooler
Replies: 12
Views: 5983

Is it just me, or did anyone else think of VIA C3 processors when seeing "Samuel?" :oops: I might still have one of those hidden among the few Ezra C3 processors sitting in my garage. Those were my first attempts (waaaayyy BITD) at quiet computing.
by Zap
Sun May 02, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: GA-D510UD
Replies: 7
Views: 7372

cordis, I got the board and can confirm that it is overclockable in BIOS, with these available settings:

CPU frequency: 166MHz default, range 100-1200 (!!! WTF like it will work anywhere near that)

CPU Vcore 1.156MHz default, range 0.818v-1.331v

DRAM voltage 1.800v default, up to 2.100v
by Zap
Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fractal Design Array Mini ITX NAS Case
Replies: 16
Views: 7609

I was looking forward to a review on this case. I like the idea of a small cheap NAS case that can take a bunch of drives. Guess I'll still be looking for the "cheap" part as this may be around $200 (if NCIX gets it), the Chenbro 4-bay costs even more and even the Lian Li PC-Q08 costs around $130 an...
by Zap
Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: GA-D510UD
Replies: 7
Views: 7372

So, this Gigabyte D510 board allows over/under clocking/volting in BIOS?

It's $5 off and free shipping right now ($90 shipped). I think I might snag one! Might be fun to play with, and then with the 4x SATA ports can replace my micro ATX server after I'm tired of fiddling with it.
by Zap
Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:22 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fractal Design Define R2 ATX Tower Case
Replies: 41
Views: 15784

frostedflakes wrote:Appears to be lower quality than a case like the P183 and lacks the same fit and finish, but at 2/3 the price you can't really complain.
Oh, people can, and will complain...
by Zap
Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fractal Design Define R2 ATX Tower Case
Replies: 41
Views: 15784

There are few reviews of Solo and a performance gpu, even fewer with both 92 mm fans in use. Would Solo really perform so bad with a highend gpu? After all, it has really good airflow with so few fans. I've done two Solo builds with 92mm fans. Works as expected. The problem with the Solo is that it...
by Zap
Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fractal Design Define R2 ATX Tower Case
Replies: 41
Views: 15784

Questions: Any word on if/when/pricing for USA distribution? Also, what about their Mini ITX chassis? I've actually liked some of the basic design premises of this chassis since I first saw it a couple months ago, especially the "few optical, many HDD" drive bays. IMO for those who need more than 3-...
by Zap
Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Grandia GD05: A Versatile HTPC Case
Replies: 69
Views: 47582

I think the reviewer missed a "Pro" of the case. The depth. My biggest beef with HTPC cases have always been the depth. Height? No problem. My receiver is taller. Depth? I had a nice open rack that I used to use and my HTPC stuck out of it because that was as far back as it would go. This case is le...
by Zap
Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung UN55B7100 55" LED HDTV
Replies: 39
Views: 16609

You can use GSpot Codec Information Appliance to compare the details of the media files that played versus the ones that did not play.

Also, are you sure you want to be mentioning torrented versions of videos? :oops:
by Zap
Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Post IDF 2009 thoughts
Replies: 12
Views: 10202

That mini ITX board is definately gold! Now we just need more gaming oriented mini ITX cases (besides the Silverstone).
by Zap
Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermaltake BigTyp 14Pro: A Bigger Typhoon
Replies: 13
Views: 5776

I have a thought on the size of the heatsink itself. See that the two sides look "staggered" from each other? I'm thinking that the heatsink fins might have the same surface area as the original Big Typhoon, just pulled apart (like the San Andreas fault) to make it hold a slightly bigger fan. Perhap...
by Zap
Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sparkle Power's 250W 80 Plus SPI250EP
Replies: 35
Views: 21650

Re: Mr Sparkle thanks you for your fine review

Overstock.com has the unit for sale at US$40 . It doesn't appear all that hard to find in the US, at least. Buy.com has it for $40.25 with free shipping. 17A available for +12v means it can power just about any video card that doesn't require additional power. It really should have SATA connectors ...
by Zap
Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:41 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron FSP400-60GLN not as good as before
Replies: 1
Views: 1357

Fortron FSP400-60GLN not as good as before

Original SPCR review XBit Labs review Manufacturer's link I've owned two of these units (still have one) and they matched the reviewed unit here at SPCR. The recent review at Xbit Labs matches the current product description from the manufacturer. What's different? Well, one less SATA and no PCI-E ...
by Zap
Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: LAN party in Kenosha, Wisconsin (USA)
Replies: 0
Views: 1073

LAN party in Kenosha, Wisconsin (USA)

Second annual Phoenix Fragathon Start: 10/19/07 9pm End: 10/21/07 6pm Cost: $25 BYOC (includes Saturday dinner, breakfasts) Seats: 60 Phoenix Gaming 7447 57th Ave Kenosha, WI 53142 (262) 697-1365 http://www.phoenixgaming.net Phoenix Gaming is a local internet cafe, gaming center and computer repair ...
by Zap
Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mini Ninja spotted
Replies: 106
Views: 73277

For continental USA customers, Newegg has it for $30 with $6 shipping.