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by Plissken
Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 92949

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

I was debating between the R3, the MIDI, and Solo II and ended up with the Solo II. As was said upthread, for one big video card and not many drives it's probably the best choice if you can swing the $$.
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by Plissken
Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1619436

Re: What are you listening to right now?

Thin Lizzy - Dedication
by Plissken
Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 92949

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

I'm about to build a mid-power workstation/gaming machine (quiet/silent of course) and the Solo II looks perfect. I just wish it didn't cost so much freakin $$! I think the cost is what is driving the disappointment. Almost twice the price of the original Solo and not nearly twice the improvement. I...
by Plissken
Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: My corsair 450HX fan is loud, disable?
Replies: 10
Views: 2418

You will still have current going to a stalled fan motor. The results may be much worse than your current situation. Removing the fan would be a better idea, if the PSU doesn't fault out (someone else will know more than me about this). The best idea would be to either replace the fan with a quieter...
by Plissken
Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Q: Good PSU for HTPC with excellent retail availability?
Replies: 7
Views: 3107

I don't know if Seasonic are readily available for you, but I just built an HTPC with an S12II-330W and it is very quiet/silent, and also 80-Bronze efficient. Excellent HTPC PSU if you can't go fanless.
by Plissken
Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Anyone know of a UPS with gigabit ethernet support?
Replies: 17
Views: 5295

westom: Previously you were asked about this $50 point-of-entry device available at Home Depot. Please provide a link to such a device. Also I'm curious as to your location in the USA where you are not required to obtain a permit before modifying your high voltage service.
by Plissken
Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Anyone know of a UPS with gigabit ethernet support?
Replies: 17
Views: 5295

Just pulling a permit will cost over $50. I've never seen these home-entry devices sold at HD or Lowes, although I never looked for them (assuming they are out of my price range, like several hundred dollars). I would love to hear more about this $50, 50kA device. Like this one from Siemens? http://...
by Plissken
Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Need to pick a PSU for Antec P183 / 200W system
Replies: 3
Views: 943

Re: Need to pick a PSU for Antec P183 / 200W system

1) If the compartment dimensions are the same as the P180 (and I think they are), don't worry about the small gap with a standard PSU. 2) The function of the lower fan is to cool hard drives in the lower compartment. Unless you have it packed with 3 or 4 drives, I would leave it out, since the PSU f...
by Plissken
Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone GD04? Release?
Replies: 64
Views: 28526

Calling the 120mm fans very loud is a bit ridiculous - you standards must be much higher than mine. They're certainly audible, but if you just spin them down with something like SpeedFan, they're basically inaudible. We wouldn't be here if we weren't ridiculously obsessed with silence. :D Since my ...
by Plissken
Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone GD04? Release?
Replies: 64
Views: 28526

I finished my HTPC build in the GD04 and it is a good case. The regular Shuriken does fit with an optical drive, with some room to spare. The Big Shuriken might fit - it would be close. Some observations: - Have a #6-32 tap on hand. One of the welded-in motherboard standoffs had either a lot of pain...
by Plissken
Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Searching for amp / speakers for casual PC listening
Replies: 8
Views: 2058

Instead of going for the dedicated amp you could try one of the Sub-Amp computer type systems. About 5 years ago I paid $50 for a cheap Logitech 5.1 system with a powered sub and maybe 40w per channel, and it still rocks my little office. You don't have to get 5.1. Like this 2.1 system: http://www.n...
by Plissken
Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corporate Greed Will Now Run the US
Replies: 39
Views: 4991

I didn't say the whole campaign should be free -- just the access to the airwaves, which is the single largest cost in a campaign. Sheesh -- please read what I wrote. I think if you look at the numbers, it is a very small fraction of campaign costs that go to advertising over the public airwaves. O...
by Plissken
Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corporate Greed Will Now Run the US
Replies: 39
Views: 4991

That's an awful lot of words just to say you can't address my points. That's because none of your "points" have anything to do with B.C.R.A. Start a separate thread on prices and salaries, Rupert Murdoch, Obama is a Muslim, propaganda tax sites, verbal communication, or corporate taxes, then form a...
by Plissken
Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corporate Greed Will Now Run the US
Replies: 39
Views: 4991

Campaign contributions are absolutely a mode of speech. Your contribution is an expression of your ideas and a method to get them heard. It's no different than hiring an author. The only limit is your willingness to spend more for the purpose. All political campaigns should be free? Who is going to ...
by Plissken
Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corporate Greed Will Now Run the US
Replies: 39
Views: 4991

Each person in the corporation already had that right, what they gained from the decision was mob rule. Let's not get carried away - mob rule implies violence. We're discussing expression. The ability of a group to express a common opinion is simply the sum of their members' abilities. There is no ...
by Plissken
Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corporate Greed Will Now Run the US
Replies: 39
Views: 4991

Here's an à propos rant: http://slacktivist.typepad.com/slacktivist/2010/01/stop-demanding-that-you-get-screwed.html Interesting rant, and I suppose convincing to those who lack critical thinking skills. However, you are changing the subject. What does McCain-Feingold have to do with health care r...
by Plissken
Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corporate Greed Will Now Run the US
Replies: 39
Views: 4991

God bless the USA and the Constitution! It amazes me how people don't comprehend the phrase "Congress shall make no law..." A corporation is an association of individuals, and while a corporation has no right to vote, the association of individuals have a right to freedom of speech as much as a sing...
by Plissken
Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1619436

Boz Scaggs - Silk Degrees
by Plissken
Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone GD04? Release?
Replies: 64
Views: 28526

The Shuriken does fit -- it's about the only one. Maybe some of the old Zalman 7000/7700 might fit... but need to check height. Thanks Mike. only the shortest SATA optical drives and PSUs would fit, due to the space constraints, the PSU being just behind. It seems they should have made the case a l...
by Plissken
Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone GD04? Release?
Replies: 64
Views: 28526

Can anyone confirm that the Shuriken will fit under the optical drive in the GD04? I'm about to build an HTPC and I like this case, however it seems Silverstone missed the mark. Why force the use of the noisy stock CPU cooler in a case that appears to be designed for silence? Clearly the optical dri...
by Plissken
Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 604086

All of these silent folders get too hot in the summer? :?
That's why I stopped, but will resume in a month or so.
by Plissken
Sun Jul 13, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Washed my USB stick
Replies: 7
Views: 1926

Water resistant
http://www.corsairmemory.com/products/voyager.aspx

Doesn't apply to a wash in a machine though.
I'd shake it a lot, wait a couple hours, shake it again then plug it in 8)
If you have valuable data I might wait a day or 2.
by Plissken
Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:33 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 604086

aristide1 wrote:Too many volts Snake.
Yeah, probably. I haven't tried undervolting yet... am a little hesitant with a 20% OC since I doubt I can lower it much, if at all. At least the temps are ok, 40+C below Tjmax under folding load.
by Plissken
Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 604086

aristide1 wrote:Does anybody have temps from an undervoltage or stock voltage 45nm folder?
E8400 set to 1.25V in BIOS (stock I think), OC, system in sig.
Under folding load:
CPU-Z says 1.168-1.184V
Coretemp says highest core is 63C with Tjmax=105C, ambient around 23C.
by Plissken
Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The answer without a question
Replies: 147
Views: 23369

he is an embarassment to the nation and the Republican party. Yes, but not because of Iraq. The left has always disliked him, and he lost the conservative base with all the entitlement spending and trying to give amnesty to illegal aliens. McCain is even worse in that regard, but I digress... Iraq ...
by Plissken
Fri May 30, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Where's the US going?
Replies: 15
Views: 3620

Don't waste time with the NAU. It's just another goofy conspiracy theory. The recipe:

1 teaspoon of facts, grossly misrepresented
2 cups of ridiculous assumptions

See JFK assasination, new world order, 9/11 truthers for examples.
by Plissken
Wed May 28, 2008 10:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: how many watts do I need?
Replies: 12
Views: 2614

NeilBlanchard wrote:I concur -- the Fortron Source Green 300watt PSU is inexpensive ($45.28 shipped at NewEgg), >80% efficient, and very quiet.
Neil is right, this is an amazing PSU. I've built 2 systems with them and they are everything everyone says: quiet, efficient, solid, and inexpensive.
by Plissken
Fri May 23, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A Quick Euro Poll
Replies: 39
Views: 8441

spookmineer wrote:A gallon is not a liter
Yeah that's like $8/gallon.
by Plissken
Tue May 20, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Help with unknown memory instability problem
Replies: 12
Views: 2774

Have you tried the benchmarks with 1 stick of RAM?
I took a look at the manual for the K8N-DL. There are a lot of memory-related BIOS settings you can play with.
You are right - with Sandra in the mix it points more toward system settings or hardware glitch.
by Plissken
Tue May 20, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Help with unknown memory instability problem
Replies: 12
Views: 2774

Re: Help with unknown memory instability problem

But every time I try to run the memory specific benchmarks in PCMark04, PCMark05, or SANDRA - the system crashes and reboots. Running PCMark04 and PCMark05 overall benchmark scores is not a problem. Wouldn't the overall benchmark also run the memory benchmarks? If the memory-specific benchmark incl...