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by Luminair
Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: J&W MINIX 890GX-USB3 Mini-ITX Motherboard
Replies: 13
Views: 7992

Wasted space on the back with the extra graphics port, but you can't overstate how complete the feature list is. This is as good as it gets
by Luminair
Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:03 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Hush!
Replies: 67
Views: 37172

This is crazy, crazier than even Russia!

The weight of it (empty) must be incredible.

The heat capacity looks so incredible it must be able to handle what, 1000W passively? And much more with a big silent fan hidden underneath.
by Luminair
Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:58 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Is it me or have things slowed down considerably?
Replies: 44
Views: 22302

Re: Is it me or have things slowed down considerably?

Is it me or have things slowed down considerably? laptops handhelds game consoles all more popular than ever producing reduced demand for desktop computers unfortunately desktop parts still have room to grow. for instance, cases still suck. but things move slowly because of low demand, so here we are
by Luminair
Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:07 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seven - and now Eight Years of SPCR!
Replies: 78
Views: 65255

Suffice it to say, mike chin rules. mikec4life.
by Luminair
Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ~HD4850 performance but more efficient
Replies: 21
Views: 5452

Re: ~HD4850 performance but more efficient

I've read conflicting reports about some Nvidia cards (GTX260, GTS250, 9800GT, 9800+GT, etc.) being more power efficient than AMD HD4850 and performing at least around as well. What is the general consensus about this? To be more specific, we're talking about power consumption at load. http://image...
by Luminair
Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Building a silent allround PC (gaming/movie/internet)
Replies: 9
Views: 3734

quiet means thick case walls, no vibrations, slow fans, smart air flow... and you'll find that cases with giant holes tend to leak a lot of noise and if you want a video card with good game and thermal performance, get a gts 250. when the video card exhausts heat on its own and only ramps up when ga...
by Luminair
Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD's Maui HTPC Platform
Replies: 163
Views: 100163

It is obviously a fringe product for AMD right now, but little do the bigwigs know, it is a very important one! This platform is the cutting edge of home computer convergence. Who wins when the status quo is disrupted and a new product is delivered to consumers that saves them money, brings them new...
by Luminair
Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD's Maui HTPC Platform
Replies: 163
Views: 100163

Luminair: It does have line in for audio, and the video is of course connected directly to the TV or monitor. I just don't see the problem here. You don't understand the full use of the platform! It could replace your home theater receiver, but right now it cannot. It could converge your desktop pc...
by Luminair
Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:02 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD's Maui HTPC Platform
Replies: 163
Views: 100163

Now all we need is a way for unintegrated components to work with the system. The #1 problem people have when trying to ride this razor's edge is "if my computer is both my htpc out to a tv and my desktop computer out to my monitor, and it is now my amp, then how do I hook up my game console?" You m...
by Luminair
Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Hal W. Hardenbergh (Felger Carbon) died - RIP
Replies: 35
Views: 82921

Greetings to all friends of Felger Carbon, Felger Carbon (Hal Hardenbergh) was my uncle. Thank you for the kind words and condolences expressed by a number of you here on SPCR. I thought you might enjoy hearing just a little about him. Hal W Hardenbergh was 72 years old. He completed his training i...
by Luminair
Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD's Maui HTPC Platform
Replies: 163
Views: 100163

I've been waiting for this review, and while it doesn't have the breadth I was hoping for, it does have depth, so thank you for clearly reviewing what you did review, mike :-)
by Luminair
Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Building a SFF gaming pc and limited to SFX psu...
Replies: 7
Views: 2281

you are making a computer a lot of people are making because it just makes good sense. the combination of right parts has been a long time coming. that said, you should be informed that the sg05 can't fit a longer psu like that seasonic (not without modification anyway), and that this doesn't matter...
by Luminair
Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: phenom II AM2+ vs AM3?
Replies: 26
Views: 11852

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am3 and ddr3 DONT MATTER (just like dual and triple channel memory DOESN'T MATTER)
by Luminair
Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: X3 710 build instead of Q6600
Replies: 27
Views: 7194

to save money you should get ddr2 memory with a ddr2 motherboard. ddr3 is expensive and dead in the water because of the recession halting cpu advancements... the performance improvement might have mattered and the price might have gone down, but it doesn't and it didn't, so... am3 processors work i...
by Luminair
Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:25 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD's Maui HTPC Platform
Replies: 163
Views: 100163

mike chin is mike chin, not a room full of audiophiles who do blind tests on speakers :)

this is silentpcreview, not headfi :)
by Luminair
Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Low-height heatsink for E8600 in Silverstone SG05
Replies: 7
Views: 4536

you can't fit a tower cooler in a case like that, the tower cooler is as big as the whole case, and is twice as much metal as you need for that cpu! all you need is one of the many flat top low profile heatsinks made by just about every major manufacturer. now which one will fit best, and which will...
by Luminair
Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD's Maui HTPC Platform
Replies: 163
Views: 100163

there are two speaker setups you need to think about: 2 and 5.1.
by Luminair
Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Xigmatek HDT-S1283 or Xigmatek S1284 "Achilles"
Replies: 13
Views: 5328

s1283 is more than enough for any x86 processor ever made!!!

and s1283 is also the highest performance for the lowest cost AND lowest WEIGHT! it uses less materials than other heatsinks and cools as well as the other best heatsinks.
by Luminair
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: new thermalright HTPC heatsink
Replies: 81
Views: 25803

yamahaSHO wrote: Care to enlighten us?
no, I do not care to hold an impromptu lesson on thermodynamic systems. ask your systems professor.
by Luminair
Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: new thermalright HTPC heatsink
Replies: 81
Views: 25803

Ummm... With all that space, it could only HELP to put some sort of extra cooling fins on the block. sorry but no, not necessarily. the reason for this is not complex if not intuitive. unfortunately you are sharing with us a very simple perspective on a very complex system :( ps: holy old thread ba...
by Luminair
Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Via's Artigo A2000 Mini Server runs Linux
Replies: 5
Views: 4646

It has been taking way too long for products like this to come out.

And even though this product doesn't answer every question it could, it is about time via has released it :)
by Luminair
Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD's Maui HTPC Platform
Replies: 163
Views: 100163

Looking forward to the review Mike. It is great to see someone (AMD and its partners) take the initiative and converge home theater audio amplification and the PC.
by Luminair
Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Think I've got a problem - P182 and HEAT.
Replies: 6
Views: 2478

You didn't mention anything about the front fan. Remember the temperature of the hot stuff depends on how much cool air you are shooting at it :) And like mentioned, those temperatures may or may not be a problem. I suspect that you might be more comfortable if you shoot cold air at the video card f...
by Luminair
Sun Oct 19, 2008 3:53 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 4 500g drives how to setup raid.....
Replies: 16
Views: 3443

I've done this before. If you're not using a 3ware raid card, you're doing it wrong :)
by Luminair
Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Need replacement for 8800 GTS - 4850 or 8800 GT?
Replies: 10
Views: 3944

get the cheapest thing that works in its place ($99 9600gt/8800gt)
by Luminair
Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:56 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Caviar Green Power 1000GB - WD10EADS
Replies: 7
Views: 9745

he is asking about the new model name
by Luminair
Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:26 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: d945gclf2 (DUAL CORE ATOM) power consumtion
Replies: 7
Views: 14780

good work soldier ! !
by Luminair
Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: new q6600 quad, want quiet cpu cooler
Replies: 23
Views: 5023

hr01, ultra 120, 1283, ninja, etc... all the top tower heatsinks perform very similarly. the real differences are in price, fin spacing (important depending on the fan speed you plan to use), and mounting system. of those three things maybe one of them actually matters to most people.
by Luminair
Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:09 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: As of right now, what is the best sound [dampening] product?
Replies: 37
Views: 26078

this is simplified possibly to the point of being inaccurate, but:

sorbothane for vibration isolation and probably vibration dampening

vinyl for vibration dampening via mass-loading and sound wave reflection

dense open cell foam for sound wave absorption
by Luminair
Sat Jul 26, 2008 8:47 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Good pwm fan replacement for Xigmatek s1283
Replies: 11
Views: 3792

> But clearly he wants to be able to vary his fan speed He said he was going to use a Slipstream, but the PWM header has him interested in that. So my point was he might not need PWM at all. > +1 for 120mm AC PWM. I have one on a TR ultima 90 running at 550-650 rpm and it never goes over 800 at full...