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by RoGuE
Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Soundscience Rockus 3D | 2.1 by Antec
Replies: 29
Views: 11893

Re: Soundscience Rockus 3D | 2.1 by Antec

I can't say I really understand the market for computer speakers that cost more than $50 USD. In my case, I use my computer to stream media to my TV (where my TV sound system takes over). While I'm at my computer, I'm usually either gaming or surfing the web. Gaming I use a headset, and for surfing ...
by RoGuE
Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Living room *quiet* htpc system - SG05 or ISK 300?
Replies: 7
Views: 1656

Re: Living room *quiet* htpc system - SG05 or ISK 300?

although it can't run fanless, I'm guessing a single fan at low speed will be sufficient. source? I'm guessing the same but I'm not so sure it couldn't run fanless in a that large case if the power supply was removed. I don't have this case but would anything prevent hot air from rising from the bo...
by RoGuE
Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:29 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please comment on these specs for quiet system
Replies: 6
Views: 1067

Re: Please comment on these specs for quiet system

1. Yes, 60 gigs is plenty for windows 7 and future updates. However, it doesn't leave you a whole lot of room for other stuff to be perfectly honest. I read that SSD's drop in speed if you fill them up entirely...I'm not sure if that's true anymore since the technology is changing rapidly, but I don...
by RoGuE
Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Living room *quiet* htpc system - SG05 or ISK 300?
Replies: 7
Views: 1656

Re: Living room *quiet* htpc system - SG05 or ISK 300?

GD05 hands down. It's considerably bigger than the antec, but if the extra size doesnt bother you, it's undoubtedly MUCH easier to cool, and thus, it's quieter. I believe the GD05 is an editor's choice case..unlike the Antec.
by RoGuE
Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:18 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silent Gaming System Build Guide
Replies: 36
Views: 32878

Re: Silent Gaming System Build Guide

My old 8800GT and C2D combo played medium settings at frame rates higher than 30... As did mine..I would check drivers/bios, then a graphics card stability test like furmark. See what the stability test tells you, and take it from there. It could also be something as simple as a setting. Try turnin...
by RoGuE
Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:12 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Lounge HTPC build advice spec needed please
Replies: 16
Views: 3090

Re: Lounge HTPC build advice spec needed please

How about using the Grandia GD05? It's cheaper, smaller and more efficient. I've actually been planning a PC with the i3-540 and I chose the GD05. Now I will of course consider the i3-2120. Anyone think this case could cause any issues? Absolutely not..it's an editor's choice case here on SPCR. Che...
by RoGuE
Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: my lil silent media/game box
Replies: 3
Views: 2746

Re: my lil silent media/game box

I just bought that same GPU card to upgrade my rig a little for HDMI action to my TV...LOVE the card. I bought it for the massive stock heat sink on it..it cools the card even better than my old aftermarket zalman cooler, probably because of the increased thermal mass. The fact that this is your fir...
by RoGuE
Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which GTX 460 to choose?
Replies: 52
Views: 13494

Re: Which GTX 460 to choose?

let us not forget...in the bottom right corner of Afterburner it says and I quote: "Powered by Rivatuner" I have no desire to fuck around with any other GPU settings other than clock speed, shader and memory speed. I want fan control too, and afterburner has all of that and more (voltage control etc...
by RoGuE
Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:34 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: EVGA Classified SR-2 Case (designed not to be too loud)
Replies: 7
Views: 3989

Re: EVGA Classified SR-2 Case (designed not to be too loud)

Question: When the system is installed, does it come with a dedicated gasoline supplemental generator? I'd be willing to bet this thing would draw more kilowatt hours in a day than my apartment does in a month haha.

Really sexy case enclosure though!
by RoGuE
Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which GTX 460 to choose?
Replies: 52
Views: 13494

Re: Which GTX 460 to choose?

Cerb wrote:All hail the mighty Unwinder.
Apparently, he doesn't have the free time to keep Rivatuner up to speed, these days.
Why keep anything up to speed when MSI does it for me? For almost every card I use, I just set the overlock and fan speed once and forget it.
by RoGuE
Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which GTX 460 to choose?
Replies: 52
Views: 13494

Re: Which GTX 460 to choose?

You can actually set up a fan profile for speed. You can put up to 8 points on a curve I believe. For example: at 50C you might want the fan at 50%, then at 55C you can have the fan at 52%, and then at 60C you could have the fan linearly increase to 70% or something. Afterburner literally lets you c...
by RoGuE
Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which GTX 460 to choose?
Replies: 52
Views: 13494

Re: Which GTX 460 to choose?

MSI installed. too lazy to update my pictures in my signature, but this card is QUIET. The card is shorter than my old 8800 and its much heavier: the stock heatsink on it is massive for an off the shelf card. It's extremely cool. Sitting at under 40C right now with the fan turned down to minimum spi...
by RoGuE
Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:50 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which GTX 460 to choose?
Replies: 52
Views: 13494

Re: Which GTX 460 to choose?

Well..I actually trust newegg reviews when there are enough of them. If a given product has 94% positive reviews, and there are hundreds of them, you can bet your ass it's a good product. Especially considering bad products motivate people to write reviews more often than good ones I feel like..
by RoGuE
Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:53 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which GTX 460 to choose?
Replies: 52
Views: 13494

Re: Which GTX 460 to choose?

Two fans aren't always better than one..the stock cooler on the MSI card I linked has a very respectable thermal mass, which people often forget about. It's not just about the fans, its about how well the heatsink can dissipate the heat generated on the GPU. The MSI card has a hearty heatsink and re...
by RoGuE
Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New build; reasonably quiet i5
Replies: 5
Views: 2301

Re: New build; reasonably quiet i5

argghhhh organize your speedfan config, damnit! :evil:

your build looks sexy tho :)
by RoGuE
Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which GTX 460 to choose?
Replies: 52
Views: 13494

Re: Which GTX 460 to choose?

I JUST bought this one - MSI's N460GTX MSI, good brand, very nice warenty, and look at the stock cooling on that thing! The reason I got this card was the price was right, easy to over clock with MSI afterburner (and these cards over clock like crazy..), and the stock cooling solution on it is proba...
by RoGuE
Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Cool and "relatively" quiet Lian Li
Replies: 7
Views: 4068

Re: Cool and "relatively" quiet Lian Li

Holy LEDs batman!

Sexy, yes. Overkill, yes. It's kinda a shame this water block is going to such an unnecessary cause..but nice build nonetheless.
by RoGuE
Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silent Gaming System Build Guide
Replies: 36
Views: 32878

Re: Silent Gaming System Build Guide

A bigger case could allow cheaper components -- matx or atx boards are cheaper than mini-itx when you look at value products, and you can run a hotter/faster/cheaper CPU with higher thermal limits in a bigger case. Ditto the GPU -- could be hotter/more powerful -- and a bigger heatsink could be use...
by RoGuE
Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:54 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Saving money = long HDMI cable??
Replies: 18
Views: 3212

Re: Saving money = long HDMI cable??

I'm pickin up what you're puttin down. The batch file idea just might work... I read somewhere that USB lines don't go longer than 6 meters. When it comes to the reception thing, the layout of my apartment is such that although my HDMI cable has to be 30+ feet long, the straight line distance (throu...
by RoGuE
Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Saving money = long HDMI cable??
Replies: 18
Views: 3212

Re: Saving money = long HDMI cable??

RoGuE: Have you tried using XBMC? :D Wireless mouse? keyboard?, that's where Dinovo Mini comes in, sure it's not complete but better than nothing :P Regards Hayate. Nope, I've never used anything other than windows built in media center..anyone have a favorite 3rd party program they like to use? I ...
by RoGuE
Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Lounge HTPC build advice spec needed please
Replies: 16
Views: 3090

Re: Lounge HTPC build advice spec needed please

The integrated graphics on his mobo are more than capable enough for his purposes.
by RoGuE
Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Saving money = long HDMI cable??
Replies: 18
Views: 3212

Re: Saving money = long HDMI cable??

Thanks again for all of your help guys..I'm confident the signal will come in 'loud and clear' despite the 30ft cable length and female/female extender piece. I still haven't quite firgured out how to control my media easily though..since cloned desktop is out of the question due to slightly differe...
by RoGuE
Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Saving money = long HDMI cable??
Replies: 18
Views: 3212

Re: Saving money = long HDMI cable??

Thanks! that's what I suspected, but wasn't sure. Unfortunately, my monitor outputs 1680x1050, so I suppose I can't clone which sucks. At least I know what I'm gonna do now. Thanks for your help.
by RoGuE
Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Saving money = long HDMI cable??
Replies: 18
Views: 3212

Re: Saving money = long HDMI cable??

wow. thanks for such an informative response. I had no idea about the class 1 vs class 2. Since my tv outputs in 1080p, class II cable will be my best option I suppose. I was aware of the mini-hdmi output of my card, but thanks for looking into it enough to bring that up. I'm glad you think the dist...
by RoGuE
Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Lounge HTPC build advice spec needed please
Replies: 16
Views: 3090

Re: Lounge HTPC build advice spec needed please

To answer some of your questions: 1) yes, due to the low power output of that CPU, the stock cooler is probably not bad at all. That said, for 30 dollars you can make it completely inaudible. I'm a big fan of aftermarket CPU cooling if your goal is silence (no pun intended). The one I have was under...
by RoGuE
Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Saving money = long HDMI cable??
Replies: 18
Views: 3212

Saving money = long HDMI cable??

Hey SPCR, http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/14-127-512-Z03?$S300W$ http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/12-816-004-TS?$S300W$ Just wondering, has anyone here strung together a couple of HDMI cables to make the total distance about 30ft or so? To save some money, instead of building a ...
by RoGuE
Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silent Gaming System Build Guide
Replies: 36
Views: 32878

Re: Silent Gaming System Build Guide

Cool article. I've always been interested in compact/powerful rigs..wish i read an article like this before building the one in my signature and moving in and out of 4 apartments in college. God that thing is a bitch to move..
by RoGuE
Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:40 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD 3TB Green released
Replies: 37
Views: 13289

Re: WD 3TB Green released

I generally nuke stuff after I watch it, but I've been getting a bit behind :roll: I don't know about several lifetimes, but even if I was an average TV watcher (I'm well below average), I know I've got enough recorded to last me a good long time. So that's an exaggeration..but by my calculations y...
by RoGuE
Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD 3TB Green released
Replies: 37
Views: 13289

Re: WD 3TB Green released

truckman wrote: I generally nuke stuff after I watch it, but I've been getting a bit behind :roll:
Have you ever seen the show Horders? You are the digital equivalent of those people.
Even in 1080p, it would take several lifetimes to watch that much TV.