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by chahahc
Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec CP-850: Unique PSU with Top Performance
Replies: 63
Views: 30625

Great review. I read a bit back on Head-fi that ac ripple can affect the sound quality of high fidelity sound cards like the asus xonar essence stx. There was a topic in which some of the posters who were using a separate, ultra low ripple, psu for the sound card noticed improved sound quality over ...
by chahahc
Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:59 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: HTPC based on Antec Solo & Mugen 2
Replies: 19
Views: 8238

A setup that has less hd space than mine! :shock:

Never thought I'd see the day.

Clean build btw. :o
by chahahc
Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Transform 'Cuda 7200.11 1.5tb into Velociraptor Killer
Replies: 78
Views: 54878

Wow....That is impressive. But I don't really get how downsizing the drive increases performance.... :?

Wonder if there would be even more of a performance boost if it was downsized more....150gb or even 100gb for example.... :D
by chahahc
Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: TNN 500AF + SSD + 6 monitors
Replies: 31
Views: 31224

frenchie wrote:monitors ? where ???

nice chair btw !!
The calender is so much better :lol:

Jokes aside, I think it's safe to say you have the envy of the entire spcr forum.

TNN 500AF + SSD + .............monitors..........=

:shock:
by chahahc
Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:44 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD Phenom II
Replies: 59
Views: 13196

Anandtech has released their review of the Phenom 2.
Much improved over the original Phenom.

Anandtech Phenom 2 Review
by chahahc
Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: new thermalright HTPC heatsink
Replies: 81
Views: 25181

The AXP-140 is out at the heatsink factory. http://www.heatsinkfactory.com/thermalr ... ooler.html

Reviews should start popping up soon, hopefully.
by chahahc
Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P5Q-EM G45 mATX motherboard
Replies: 60
Views: 32016

Great review as always.

The northbridge temperature was rather surprising. With such a small heatsink I though it would at least be in the 70c range. I wonder how much the temperature would differ with a passive cpu heatsink setup.
by chahahc
Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: SPCR's [email protected]
Topic: Question about gpu computational power/ppd
Replies: 0
Views: 2527

Question about gpu computational power/ppd

I have a question about the computational power of the ATI 3000/4000 series gpus and the nvidia gpus. From what I've researched, ATI gpus have theoretically far more computational power than the nvidia line (in general). But average ppd for ATI gpus are around 1500-2500 ppd while nvidia gpus are any...
by chahahc
Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Updated P180B
Replies: 7
Views: 3592

Clean, clean, clean....That's all I have to say.
by chahahc
Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Skeleton... and P183 & Sonata Elite
Replies: 161
Views: 87141

Lord have mercy.....It has arrived .......:?

The Skeleton
by chahahc
Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:02 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Lian Li and Liquid cooling system-> update: Fan MOD:D
Replies: 25
Views: 7157

That is one clean watercooled system. Can we get some temps? Also have you ever thought of reversing the intake fans on the radiator so they exhaust hot air instead of blow it into the case? With the 3 exhaust fans on the radiators you could probably get rid of the rear exhaust fan. Though judging f...
by chahahc
Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Yet Another P182 Build - Ãœber Cablegami [56k friendly]
Replies: 17
Views: 11976

That cable job is.....amazing.... :shock: .....
by chahahc
Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dont understand...hd4850 10w idle @ 68c
Replies: 254
Views: 119818

Well here's a review of the 4850 by Anandtech showing around 27 watts higher than the 3870 at load, but with a large increase in performance IMO. It seems like ATI has a pretty decent card on their hands, stepping up the competition, especially in the prices...I love capitalism. :mrgreen: http://www...
by chahahc
Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: P3 Slot1 Fanless: How to monitor temperature
Replies: 6
Views: 2127

I've tried speedfan with my pentium 3 and it didn't register for some reason. :?
by chahahc
Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Omaura TF8 HTPC build
Replies: 16
Views: 21492

Hehe...Lefty Fender Jazz and Tele 8) ....Great build, but do you have any thoughts about removing those fan grills? They seem mighty restrictive. Or maybe I'm just used to no fan grills at all. :D

My apologies. It seems I completely missed the last part. :o
by chahahc
Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Seperate PSU for Video card??
Replies: 14
Views: 3163

What are your case ambient temps and what case are you using? Maybe 8800 is raising the case ambient temps to the point where it causes the psu fan to ramp up.
by chahahc
Sun Jun 08, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright HR-01 Plus: 2nd Gen Killer Tower Cooler
Replies: 57
Views: 31677

Wooo! The long awaited review of the HR-01 Plus has finally arrived! :D....at least for me.
by chahahc
Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Computex '08: Asus Eee stuff & Xonar HDAV1.3 a/v card
Replies: 11
Views: 10471

I hope ASUS gets their act together with the cooling system for the Eee Box. According to Anandtech, it's relatively noisy. :( ....Although for $270 I'm sure there are many people willing to tear it apart and slap some NB heatsinks on it to run passive....Me...for instance... :lol:
by chahahc
Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Skeleton... and P183 & Sonata Elite
Replies: 161
Views: 87141

:shock: ...The Mini Skeleton is umm....different..."cough" :?
by chahahc
Fri May 30, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: new thermalright HTPC heatsink
Replies: 81
Views: 25181

On a side note, is Thermalright actually serious about their heatsink cases?!?!... :shock:....The website shows a picture of a black version of their HSC-100 concept heatsink case that they demoed at COMPUTEX 2007.... :?
by chahahc
Mon May 26, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cooler Master Hyper Z600 CPU Cooler: A Real Heavyweight
Replies: 14
Views: 7873

Great review. Though funny how there's very little mention of the Cooler Master Hyper Z600 in this discussion, instead most of the focus is on comparisons between the Ninja CU, Ninja rev.B, and Hr-01 plus.:D @MikeC: I had a look at an overlooked contender for the 'best heatsink with low airflow', th...
by chahahc
Sat May 24, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: scythe ninja or hr-01 plus?
Replies: 31
Views: 9456

FYI, I think Elijah86 is talking about the hr-01 PLUS, which has 6 heatpipes instead of 4. I've had the same pondering question for a while on the performance of the hr-01 plus. The only review of it that I've seen was the one on that German site. I would love to see spcr review it. :P....Maybe you ...
by chahahc
Sat May 24, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The Monster! (last updated: 25.02.10 - power usage numbers)
Replies: 75
Views: 53820

:shock: .....That's......impressive......(should I say overkill?) :P ....... If you apply "P.L.O.H"* rule, then that's alot of freekin porn. * Porno Law of Hardrive = .5 X total harddrive space = amount of porn files. (resized) If you apply "P.L.O.H"* rule, then that's alot of freekin porn. * Porno ...
by chahahc
Sat May 24, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: nsk3400 rev3 (10 pics 953kb)
Replies: 13
Views: 8865

blackworx wrote:ZOMG!!1!! you share a flat with Seinfeld? :shock:
Haha...I was thinking that too.

Umm...about the gpu Frankenstein heatsink, does that zalman nb attachment actually benefit the cooling performance :?:
by chahahc
Sat May 17, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Hot Summer Nights and my CPU Temps (Boo-hoo)
Replies: 10
Views: 3022

Have you tried undervolting your cpu? 45nm processors are supposed to undervolt like mad. You could probably take off 5-10c from load temps. Also lapping could be an option, although idk if you want to void your warranty. 62c doesn't seem too crazily bad with the ambient temps we're getting right no...
by chahahc
Thu May 15, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My quad-core quiet CM Stacker rig
Replies: 10
Views: 4853

How are them SilentX fans working out for you?
BTW....you use a lot....of....emoticons.... :lol:
by chahahc
Tue May 13, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman ZM1000-HP: Quiet KiloWatt PSU
Replies: 45
Views: 22758

Wow....Isn't that something...20db at 400 watt load. Maybe those crazy skull trail, quad sli, over clocker freaks might just be able to make a whisper quiet system after all. I wonder what's causing the ripple to go out of whack at the higher loads though. :?: Maybe it has something to do with the s...
by chahahc
Tue May 13, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What PSU for new build?
Replies: 7
Views: 2990

No more than 150 watts for sure. General usage would probably yield 60-90 watts power draw. Just a rough estimate by me though, by all means not pinpoint accurate. :wink:
by chahahc
Tue May 13, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What PSU for new build?
Replies: 7
Views: 2990

As always, try checking the PSU Recommended list here. http://www.silentpcreview.com/article699-page1.html I personally would choose the Corsair VX450 psu. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139003 This power supply would leave enough headroom for upgrades while still keeping q...
by chahahc
Tue May 13, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting: how low can you go?
Replies: 234
Views: 202725

Intel Core Duo T2400

Stock voltage: 1.8ghz @ 1.256v
Undervolt: 1.8ghz @ 1.025v

Seems stable enough. Very similar to the T2500 undervolt.