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by fresh
Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: mini antec p182
Replies: 82
Views: 119679

I am countig down the days:p

Already put my nearly awesome currently used lian-li on market^^
by fresh
Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: mini antec p182
Replies: 82
Views: 119679

I like it. Size does matter and it beats unwanted features such as arrow shapped restrictive fan exhaust. I would like to see the official report on SPCR soon 8) Especially the top fan, how noisy it gets at minimum speed. I would like to keep things silent, and don't really see which fan to switch i...
by fresh
Fri Nov 23, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How To Cool A Graphics Card Cheaply (Dial Up Warning?)
Replies: 11
Views: 5610

And idea awward of the month goes too... :D
by fresh
Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 35w TDP s939 dual core; where to get one?
Replies: 13
Views: 4078

I switch over to the intel side now. Those new revision are really cool and besides, 45nm is coming out soon.
by fresh
Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:28 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 hard disk grommets melted
Replies: 9
Views: 5835

Do you have computer in the same room as lets say.... laborattory? Accids could melt it, other than that, I thought silicone is ressistant to high temperatures, or is it rubber they are putting in the case?
by fresh
Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung single-platter 250GB drive
Replies: 51
Views: 26449

Due to perpendicular magnetic writting it's possible. Since the data is much more denser in the same area, the data reading/writting would be much faster at same RPM speed.

But I would expect 100MB/s from 7200 rmp's, certainly not 5400 :shock:
by fresh
Sun Oct 07, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Q6600/G33 – 58.5/107W (idle/Prime95)
Replies: 26
Views: 16498

Nice build. Quiet, fast, economic on power. The only thing it lacks is a video card, but I take it you don't play games :wink:
by fresh
Sun Sep 23, 2007 1:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: At least Clinton knew his left from his right.
Replies: 105
Views: 33275

I meant that such threat as a random bomb now and then, which was ALWAYS present (how isn't bowling for Columbine anounced as a terrorism-Oh yea.... the muslims didn't do it), would never have turned into a global terrorism fear that caused people to bluntly jump into a war against countries that ar...
by fresh
Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: At least Clinton knew his left from his right.
Replies: 105
Views: 33275

I've read all the posts and must say that there is a clear distinction between those that relly on COMMON SENSE supported by facts and by those that clearly show narrow-minded thinking supported by racism and xenophobia.

But I don't blame them. They've been f***ed by the media.
by fresh
Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:11 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fanless PSU and stability testing
Replies: 5
Views: 2191

He decided, he didn't need power supply, that offers more than 120watts. Zens are really great looking at performance/ price ratio, but I prefer PSUs that have FAN which is really quiet and at low consumptions inaudible, such as seasonic new series, or corsair. My opinion is that to have fan at 500r...
by fresh
Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: BE-2350/GF7050 vs E4300/G33
Replies: 18
Views: 4763

They way I see it is that if you have an e4300 M0 revision it consumes less power. However, the motherboards that supports intel procesor consumes more electricity, because of the NB aditional memory controler. If you want to have low power consumption computer that won't run games or power hungry p...
by fresh
Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone measure their computer usage
Replies: 5
Views: 2591

I for one think it's a great idea. Given time, when enough data is gathered, it will be very useful information to people who are putting together new machines. I will post my results soon, but am unABLE to do so at the moment. There is one more thing you should take into consider. Case fans. When I...
by fresh
Fri Sep 14, 2007 2:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180/P182: Simple way to lower HDD/CPU/NB temps
Replies: 3
Views: 2251

Those prison doors must be really restrictive.
by fresh
Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Air or water?
Replies: 7
Views: 2709

Not long ago, water cooling was a necessity for a silent or overclocked computer, but since heat pipes made it in, I don't see a reason to ever go back to water cooling.

It's so much easier silencing fans than water pumps.
by fresh
Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: RAM memory question
Replies: 9
Views: 2774

nope, but not really that far, im from Slovakia Wink I suddenly got flashbakcs of how I already received that answer two times before. You wouldn't hsppened to be playing Counterstrike on german servers? It seems it really is a mistake, since I don't recollect ever hearing of DDR modules being sold...
by fresh
Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:57 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Passive E6600 overclocked + passive 8800GTS
Replies: 17
Views: 11875

Very economical design, to have it loud and cool when sound from games is overhealming noises from the case and silent when not in use, aka while donwloading and sleeping in the same room with it. Judging from pictures one wouldn't mind sharing the same bed with that sexy design 8)
by fresh
Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: RAM memory question
Replies: 9
Views: 2774

I'm just curious Mad_Man, you wouldn't happened to be from Slovenia, since I used to play Warcraft 3 online with someone that shares exact same nick.
by fresh
Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: RAM memory question
Replies: 9
Views: 2774

PC-5300 DDR mem, non existent It's true, since many shop owners sometimes tend to just write it down wrong. Here is a perfect example. Apple DDR ram being sold as DDR PC-5300, which would mean non-DDR2 modules. However, if you look closely on the picture of RAM itself, you can see that it's actuall...
by fresh
Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: RAM memory question
Replies: 9
Views: 2774

It's like Fayd said. PC-5300 stands for DDR modules, while PC2-5300 stands for DDR2 modules, which should fit you. I also use HP, nc8430, properly tweaked to consume as less power as posible, while maintaining original speed and have already upgraded memory to 2 GB with A-DATA PC2-5300. I'm just cur...
by fresh
Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:27 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Passive E6600 overclocked + passive 8800GTS
Replies: 17
Views: 11875

I really like your build and am especially astouned that 8800gts can be cooled pasively at such relatively low temperatures.

Now lets just hope you beat every record there is in an Urge for Speed Carbon. 8)
by fresh
Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How To: P182 Top Fan Hood Acoustipack Mod
Replies: 4
Views: 7321

Nice build modification. Surelly airflow is a bit lowered, but how is the acoustic improovement?
by fresh
Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: wish list - antec NSK-3480 made by lian-li
Replies: 7
Views: 3861

Qmicra V2 looks really efficient at cooling, but I'm not really in a cube looking cases. I prefer them thin, built on a classical design. I can't wait fot Antec mini P182 to come out in october. Here is its picture: http://www.hkepc.com/bbs/viewthread.php?tid=804904 Only thing that bothers me is res...
by fresh
Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:11 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Power consumption for E2140 vs E6750 at the SAME frequency?
Replies: 7
Views: 3717

Bios Vcore value is the precise one, or at least in most cases (some motherboards have that all messed up). I have the same situation. My e4500 is run at 1,2V, whereas cpu-z reports really confusing voltages. It's probably because cpu-z hasn't had data written for newer procesor yet. Power consumpti...
by fresh
Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Announcement: SanDisk uSSD (micro SSD)
Replies: 1
Views: 1364

Sounds KULL. :D

SSD's are amazing, but I guess it will take years for me to actually hold one with my poverty strikken hands.
by fresh
Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:39 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: GA-G33M-S2H mATX C2D board
Replies: 36
Views: 20627

I measured power consumption with Voltcraft Energy Check 3000. Connected are the following devices: Seasonic S12-600w G33M-DS2R, onboard graphics E4500 2.2Ghz, rev. M0 (supposebly only 8 watts in C1E mode); downvolted to 1,1V 2x1 GB Geil Ultra DDR2 800Mhz NEC DVDrom Samsung HD501LJ, 500GB disk Zalma...
by fresh
Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:25 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: GA-G33M-S2H mATX C2D board
Replies: 36
Views: 20627

I am the owner of the Gigabyte G33M-DS2R motherboard and I can't say a single bad thing about it. With onboard graphics turned on with my E4500 rev. M0, the total sistem power consumption in IDLE is at 57 watts. In bios you can overvolt or undervolt anything from FSB, Vcore to MEM (1,8v-2,2v) and FS...
by fresh
Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: mini antec p182
Replies: 82
Views: 119679

Since I couldn't find any news about mini P182, I decided to write Antec staff and ask them. They quickly responded that it will be launched around october.
by fresh
Sat Aug 18, 2007 11:35 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: mini antec p182
Replies: 82
Views: 119679

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Oh, come on. I've seen far worse looking cases from the perspective of estetics and I still couldn't call them ugly. This may ba a shocker but I prefer a "stupid" arrow over a circle, even though it's a kill for an airflow.
by fresh
Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:35 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 100x15mm thin fan from Scythe.
Replies: 7
Views: 2565

You are right there. Come to think of it, I never really explore the role that frame plays in fan's airflow. Hopefully somebody else can explain how wideness of the fan influences airflow.
by fresh
Sat Aug 18, 2007 6:14 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 100x15mm thin fan from Scythe.
Replies: 7
Views: 2565

Das_Saunamies wrote: Hmm, what's the advantage of a thin fan again, except the ability to squeeze into tight spots? Exactly that. Nothing else needed. It's especially useful when mounting on case side panels to blow over motherboard heatsinks, if you have narrow case. I was thinking of building my ...