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by LodeHacker
Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: The Official Anti-Spam Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 43512

Hi, I agree that the ! button to report a problem post is the way to go. No it isn't. Make multiple users push that button and you have a long morning once you wake up. The feature must be implemented in a way other than a simple "hack", with proper database access and encryption code. Ideally, the...
by LodeHacker
Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bye bye SPCR community.
Replies: 61
Views: 10509

You and other people in this thread have wasted no effort ripping into people who are too busy to appreciate music, who don't have the training or the ears to value audio quality, who could not care less if a perceived "warmth" comes from analogue data formats or a cheap EQ, and whose personal tast...
by LodeHacker
Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: nothing to see here
Replies: 19
Views: 4830

Matija wrote:Posted what?
Image of Kate Moss, see my first post?
by LodeHacker
Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: CNPS10X Extreme: Zalman's Extreme Makeover
Replies: 24
Views: 6816

ZALMAN still kickin butt, I like it :D

Mike, is it possible to take off that plastic toy looking fan controller? I'm looking to swap the fan anyway, but is that plastic thing a necessity?
by LodeHacker
Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bye bye SPCR community.
Replies: 61
Views: 10509

Ironically enough, you are more than content with the crap resolution and shitty compression of pictures of "babes" you post in a dedicated thread. You even go ahead and call images of which the largest resolution is 1710 pixels "high resolution". I'm not a photographer, just pick up good looking p...
by LodeHacker
Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: nothing to see here
Replies: 19
Views: 4830

aristide1 wrote:Thanks for the main stuff, but read my post again - I hate Kate Moss.
Which is why I posted one :mrgreen:
I hate her too, just plain ugly :P
by LodeHacker
Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:22 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: For sale: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 (B2 stepping)
Replies: 5
Views: 2183

MC FLMJIG wrote:I just noticed you're in Finland... :( I would have bought it but shipping would probably be a lot.
Nope, in airmail envelope it'll cost just 8,80€ for Priority. 4,90€ for Economy and if you're in a hurry, 18,60€ for Exprès.
by LodeHacker
Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help Please! Mini-ITX Build (pics)
Replies: 40
Views: 12600

Chances are the RESET_SW connector is acting like a prick, have you tried shorting the PWR_ON pins? Grab any unused IDE drive and take the jumper out, plug it in place of the PWR_ON connector. Also, I've read the picoPSU can be bitching around for no reason, try to power up the motherboard with any ...
by LodeHacker
Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: USB 3.0 Controller Card, PCI-Express 1x
Replies: 4
Views: 1459

jessekopelman wrote:Isn't the real question when will an external drive/enclosure be released that supports USB 3.0? No point in having the ports on your PC if there is nothing to connect to them.
Future-proof, mate, FUTURE-PROOF :shock:
by LodeHacker
Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bye bye SPCR community.
Replies: 61
Views: 10509

I wonder what they'll think of next? How to make more useless comparisons? Look, I am fine with comparing analog previous generation equipment with modern digital equipment, but only when it's done professionally. Kick that boy off and have some professional tell the same story and there's no probl...
by LodeHacker
Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: The Official Anti-Spam Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 43512

@mods/admins: Once taken care of reported spam, you are responsible for cleaning up this thread :P

Yes, sir! Mission accomplished, sir!
by LodeHacker
Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help Please! Mini-ITX Build (pics)
Replies: 40
Views: 12600

Lodehacker was refering to using a jumper on the pins where the power connector is supposed to go. No need for that though. What happens here is that the reset connector has the wrong label. In reality it`s the power switch, the only switch the psile has. So you can just plug it in and you`re ready...
by LodeHacker
Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help Please! Mini-ITX Build (pics)
Replies: 40
Views: 12600

Well, you can short the PWR_ON pins to see whether the PC starts up at all. You are correct though, the connector for this should be there, but your Nexus Psile lacks it. Also, just split the POWER LED connector with a pair of scissors or something (though don't do this if you can have the Psile cha...
by LodeHacker
Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Hard drive loudest part of computer?
Replies: 6
Views: 1658

Hi, You can go all passive if you like, but your case must have excellent air circulation and great airflow to provide adequate cooling for the graphics card. Also, please use the http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/templates/subSilver/images/lang_english/icon_edit.gif button in the future to make ...
by LodeHacker
Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:03 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet E-ATX Case for Music Studio
Replies: 13
Views: 4191

Hi Jules, Yes the aluminium construction is very solid. Also, the intake fan is huge (140mm) allowing for more air to be pushed at lower speeds; a perfect and important aspect for quiet computing. Here's a review of the case: http://www.ultimatepc-reviews.co.uk/PDF%20REVIEWS/LianLiV2110-UltimatePCRe...
by LodeHacker
Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fan swap suggestions on Antec Neo HE 550?
Replies: 18
Views: 3348

I have a question; if swapping the fan of a PSU, must the fan accept voltage from the PSU fan header, or can I route a 3-pin connector to my motherboard giving the fan its required voltage? Also, how can I know that the PSU is adequately cooled with a swapped fan, if the fan takes power through the ...
by LodeHacker
Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:46 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet E-ATX Case for Music Studio
Replies: 13
Views: 4191

Let me say it straight: the V2110 is very easy to work with. Not only is it quiet, but it is easy to transport as well. On top of this the HDD mounting system is extremely secure and reduces vibrations to some point, but is still more bullet proof than HDD suspension. The case has plenty room inside...
by LodeHacker
Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:37 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet and fast - WD green, Seagate LP or Samsung F2 ?
Replies: 23
Views: 7404

F2 = higher platter density = faster throughput.
by LodeHacker
Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: USB 3.0 Controller Card, PCI-Express 1x
Replies: 4
Views: 1459

You mean this? http://vr-zone.com/articles/nec-unveils ... l?doc=7061

Not really sure if they are available yet, but they would make good use for those unused PCI-Expess x1 slots on most motherboards :D
by LodeHacker
Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:20 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: For sale: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 (B2 stepping)
Replies: 5
Views: 2183

MC FLMJIG wrote:I bought a E6420 for $50 shipped few months ago. What would you want for this?
I will gladly trade this in for something else, not looking to get much for it. Money? I guess I couldn't sell this for $30, let alone $50 :lol:
by LodeHacker
Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:16 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Hard drive loudest part of computer?
Replies: 6
Views: 1658

Hello and Welcome to SPCR!

Western Digital Caviar and Seagate HDDs are generally quiet, not loud. Your actual problem is most likely the Western Digital Raptor. It can't be described as loud, it's ear raping (yes I had one too) :mrgreen:
by LodeHacker
Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: i7 PC electrical noise leaking into audio recordings
Replies: 24
Views: 7361

Re: Nehalem Mac Pro

danimal wrote:
LodeHacker wrote:
skb_spcr wrote:I'm curious to know who is building the motherboard for that new Mac Pro!
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lol... actually, intel makes the pc motherboards for apple.
That is true, but I wanted to have the fun, don't spoil it :mrgreen:
by LodeHacker
Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Every-Five-Years Build Advice Sought...(longwinded)
Replies: 29
Views: 4518

At least here DDR2 and DDR3 cost about the same; upgrading a motherboard with support for either type of RAM will not have an effect on total price. How's the situation there?
by LodeHacker
Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bosch kitchen appliances - experience/opinions?
Replies: 16
Views: 3757

Bosch is excellent quality. My 20-year-old sister had her kitchen renovated a couple of months ago and the end result is beautiful. I really don't know much about these, but I remember my mother's face how she wanted the kitchen to be hers :lol: Oh, by the way, my sister has a Bosch microwave oven, ...
by LodeHacker
Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: i7 PC electrical noise leaking into audio recordings
Replies: 24
Views: 7361

Re: Nehalem Mac Pro

skb_spcr wrote:I'm curious to know who is building the motherboard for that new Mac Pro!
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by LodeHacker
Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bye bye SPCR community.
Replies: 61
Views: 10509

Re: Rule 911 in life: Don't call cassette the grandfather of

Lode, have you ever checked out http://www.homerecording.com ? They have a good forum that you might find interesting, as a musician that does his own recording. I used to frequent that forum actually :lol: Many of us consider the CD (44.1KHz/16 bit) the medium that ended the Hi-Fi culture and brou...
by LodeHacker
Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fan swap suggestions on Antec Neo HE 550?
Replies: 18
Views: 3348

Would a Nexus fan provide sufficient airflow (with PSU fan header) if the intake is ducted to fresh air via a 5" drive bay? SPCR's 80mm fan roundup shows it as only ~2 CFM behind the Scythe Kama Flex/Flow at the same voltage. Specifically, I have the Earthwatts 380. I take it that the 380 is identi...
by LodeHacker
Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Describe your ideal mATX mini tower
Replies: 52
Views: 14561

That SilverStone Grandia is beautiful, would love to have one but can't find it here in stores :( It's not available yet. If you can find other cases like the SG03 in Finland then you'll probably find this one too. Pfft... looks like eBay is the only way to get hold of such beauty... Too bad actual...
by LodeHacker
Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bye bye SPCR community.
Replies: 61
Views: 10509

Re: Rule 911 in life: Don't call cassette the grandfather of

Compare a top of the line Walkman with a top of the line DAP with good sound quality, and I don't believe tape stands a chance, "warmth" or not. Of course, you give a free choice for a digital audio player, but limit the choice of the analog counterpart to Walkmen . Class-A analog high end equipmen...