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by walle
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: School me on work/light gaming build
Replies: 27
Views: 8440

Re: School me on work/light gaming build

3. The GPU is... a bit pricey for the performance. No it isn't. The 1050Ti is a very good price/performance GPU . When you mate that GPU with the large cooler on this particular graphics card the bundle price goes up, but it's the added cooling performance that adds cost, not the GPU. Clearly you m...
by walle
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: School me on work/light gaming build
Replies: 27
Views: 8440

Re: School me on work/light gaming build

1. AMD is less vulnerable than Intel and for your intended usage also a good choice. 2. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4TCrxr/thermalright-cpu-cooler-machorevb Fairly easy to install and with stellar cooling performance, it also come with a good fan, and great thermal paste. 3. The GPU isn't overk...
by walle
Thu Dec 24, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 1
Views: 2940

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all get to have a great Christmas Holiday.

:D
by walle
Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Audio Crafts
Topic: Thorens TD125 + SME 3009 II Fully Restored
Replies: 5
Views: 10414

Re: Thorens TD125 + SME 3009 II Fully Restored

It was never a secret. :o In all honesty I never noticed I've always focused on the PC stuff. :) Yes, but any table showing capacitance drop of electrolytics shows a pretty steep decline. The longest I've seen cited as a usable lifespan for electrolytics is 15 years. And the longer it sits unused, ...
by walle
Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:42 am
Forum: Audio Crafts
Topic: Thorens TD125 + SME 3009 II Fully Restored
Replies: 5
Views: 10414

Re: Thorens TD125 + SME 3009 II Fully Restored

Lovely turntable and restoration MikeC should have figured you were into hi-fi, it all makes sense now. :wink:

The motor electronics PCB looked OK, no leaky caps, but they're 40+ years old.
As the saying goes: They don't make them like they used to.
by walle
Sat Dec 19, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Audio Crafts
Topic: What are you listening through? speaker systems & headphones
Replies: 29
Views: 25774

Re: What are you listening through? speaker systems & headph

Nice initiative :) Here's my setup. Speakers Chario Syntar 200 Power Amp Rotel RB-1080 Pre Amp Rotel RC-1070 CD Rotel RCD-991 Turntable Just recently bought this English turntable from Rega....REGA RP1 Cables Supra Ply 3;4 & Supra Sword-ISL For PC speakers Edifier e10BT Exlaim. I don't use headphone...
by walle
Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:16 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet Liquid Cooled Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 55
Views: 59303

Re: Quiet Liquid Cooled Gaming PC Build Guide

A great read, nice to get the take on watercooling from SPCR / MikeC. :) As Flinx pointed out, a second radiator would be optimal. Rule of thumb is 1X 120mm rad for each component you wish to cool, and 2X 120mm rad for each component if you overclock. Of course you have to achieve a balance between ...
by walle
Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:08 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: It is so hard finding a PSU doesn't have high pitched noise
Replies: 19
Views: 8554

Re: It is so hard finding a PSU doesn't have high pitched no

I believe most units will have some sort of electrical noise (not coil-whine), if you have to put your ear next to the PSU to hear it I would say that's "normal". I have a CoolerMaster Vanguard 700W and I can only hear a faint electrical noise when I put my ear next to it, other than that I can't he...
by walle
Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 22
Views: 12924

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas SPCR, I hope you get to have a great Christmas Holiday.


:D
by walle
Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Linus does Silent PC ... with a little help from his friends
Replies: 24
Views: 15655

Re: Linus does Silent PC ... with a little help from his fri

Great video, interesting to get a look of the room, also nice to have a face to go with the name. :)

Last but not least, great for SPCR to get some exposure. :!:
by walle
Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: LEPA LV12 Direct-Touch Heatsink
Replies: 15
Views: 8218

Re: LEPA LV12 Direct-Touch Heatsink

imo, the flexing of the 2 side bars is probably part of the design. All HS mounting schemes have some degree of give -- they have to, otherwise they risk damage to components. Thanks for pointing it out, it actually didn't cross my mind, it should have, but it didn't. Could be because it flexed so ...
by walle
Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: LEPA LV12 Direct-Touch Heatsink
Replies: 15
Views: 8218

Re: LEPA LV12 Direct-Touch Heatsink

I suspected it was going to be a bit of a let down on the performance front and the price kind of sinks it. I was surprised to see the sturdiness of that crossbar though, strange the other mounting parts didn't match up.

First class review as always.

Thanks.
by walle
Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mounting a CPU heatsink without the backplate
Replies: 15
Views: 6381

Re: Mounting a CPU heatsink without the backplate

I would cut out a piece from the back-plate, alt drill out a bit if that works, so that the IC would fit. I would not use a 1Kg cooler without having it firmly secured not even in a horizontal mount. If you decide to go ahead with cutting or drilling make sure you carefully sand the edges and clean ...
by walle
Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
Replies: 61
Views: 47194

Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)

Happy 12th Anniversary!

Thanks for all the great work and articles, looking forward to another 12 years. :)
by walle
Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 22
Views: 12924

Re: Merry Christmas

It's this time of the year again. :D

I would like to wish my fellow members a Merry Christmas.

I hope you get to have a great Christmas Holiday with family, friends, and loved ones.
by walle
Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright HR-22 CPU Heatsink
Replies: 21
Views: 37334

Re: Thermalright HR-22 CPU Heatsink

Thanks for the review. I just bought the HR-02 Macho (three days ago) and I’m very pleased with its performance, the only thing I don’t like is the crossbar/clamp it came with, it lacks the centre knob. In any case, it seems I did a good purchase; it was dirt cheap over at the local computer shop too.
by walle
Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is carbon based TIM better than Ceramic based?
Replies: 33
Views: 13789

Re: Is carbon based TIM better than Ceramic based?

Removing the IHS as pointed out would be the approach if you're serious about dropping temps, that said, there are risks involved and you will void the warranty.
by walle
Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Raven RV04 Overview
Replies: 2
Views: 2299

Re: SilverStone Raven RV04 Overview

They don't make cases like they used too anymore. Quality is poor on most modern cases (those with a modern layout anyway), thin aluminium with flimsy plastic.

I miss the good ol days of Chieftec and Antec sometimes, they were built like German tanks!
by walle
Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:49 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My Seagate HDD is just to loud
Replies: 10
Views: 8296

Re: My Seagate HDD is just to loud

It doesn't surprise me they're loud the way you've mounted them. I have a Seagate Barracuda 1TB drive for storage and it's very quiet. Made quieter still by being housed in a suspended Scythe Quiet Drive . My suggestion. Get a new case. It will be cheaper than replacing your harddrives, the new ones...
by walle
Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1
Replies: 46
Views: 24742

Re: Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1

Windows 7 = Desktop.

Windows 8 = Tablet users and toddlers.

There.
by walle
Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 22
Views: 12924

Re: Merry Christmas

The problem with this is that jesus-cultists hijack basic human emotions and pretend they have something to do with their pet superstition. Throughout all history they pretend morality is because of religion, instead of in spite of it. You should have a problem when their constructs like christmass...
by walle
Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 22
Views: 12924

Re: Merry Christmas

How is pointing out the bizarre nonsense of Christmass and it's underlying silly superstition of magic god-man, virgin birth, magic tricks and resurrection constitute being a troll Look up the definition, educate yourself, make an effort. As for the religious aspect of Christmas? Well, you do reali...
by walle
Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 22
Views: 12924

Re: Merry Christmas

Our first troll in the thread, that was quick. Well, Merry Christmas troll. :)
by walle
Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 22
Views: 12924

Re: Merry Christmas

I'ts that time of year again :D

Merry Christmas everyone! hope you get to share the Christmas spirit with your families.

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by walle
Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 85289

Re: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.

Well sometimes you may just have to dumb things down to make a point across. :mrgreen:
by walle
Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 85289

Re: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.

Glad you can keep up, I knew this would make you feel better :lol:
by walle
Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 85289

Re: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.

andyb wrote:You said it, although "dumb" means unable to speak, I think that you are confusing the modern meaning for the word "stupid" :lol:
There's no confusion. The word also provides for a nicer flow.

It's one of those American VS English things with some German interference.
by walle
Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 85289

Re: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.

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by walle
Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 85289

Re: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.

[Well, what can I say to that tirade of bullshit and aggressive posturing....... a lot, but that would be as petty and childish as the above, I wont stoop to such a low level as you have done. No tirade of bullshit or aggressive posturing just you taking issue with some unpleasant truths whilst bei...
by walle
Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 85289

Re: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.

Any issues in particular or just a general point? General point. As for the other part of your statement my girlfriend would strongly disagree. She's English* and separates her British citizenship with that of her nationality. She finds it offensive to be called British. It means she doesn't have h...