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by limee
Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:57 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Updated 2012 Small CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 13
Views: 13540

Re: SPCR's Updated 2012 Small CPU Heatsink Test Platform

For the Noctua NH-L12, when only one fan underneath was mounted, was the fan blowing up or down? If the fan airflow direction was pointed up towards the fins, I'm wondering if it would be possible to test it once the other way to see the difference in temperatures (120 mm reference at full speed wou...
by limee
Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mini p180 revision in the works?
Replies: 6
Views: 1348

Mini p180 revision in the works?

I've been looking for the mini p180 recently and a lot dealers have said supplies are halted right now...does anyone know if there is a new revision on the way or what's going on with it?
by limee
Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung YP-S3 digital media player
Replies: 21
Views: 16682

I agree that there is no need to include lossless codecs for portable music players, just a waste of battery life and storage. Ogg is a niche format which most consumers simply will not take advantage of.

I've enjoyed the audio equipment reviews so far, keep'em coming if you don't mind :)
by limee
Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Do any of you ever miss a noisy PC?
Replies: 24
Views: 4995

Hmm, Now that you mention, I actually DO miss my noisy computer.. I used to have a Dell Optiplex, which was quite noisy, its not that I miss the noise, its more like I miss the computer.. The noise was like it's voice, and it's goonee~ Hmmm.. the days I've spent playing FFXI in it! Oh dear...of all...
by limee
Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Do any of you ever miss a noisy PC?
Replies: 24
Views: 4995

Do any of you ever miss a noisy PC?

At times I do...not a really noisy one but the slight hum it'd have. Without it, I start to notice things such as noises from the outside like chirping cicadas (muted of course by my windows). Small things I do like twitter my fingers or writing on paper is more noticeable now and these noises I thi...
by limee
Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Review: Samsung Spinpoint F1
Replies: 11
Views: 4646

Nice review and it mirrors my experience. I agree with the previous comment about suspension being needed for 3.5" drives. Having a front fan blowing on it works wonders for the temps, and it doesn't even have to be a lot of air, so any quiet fan bumped down until you can't hear it (still spinning o...
by limee
Sat Nov 29, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoon Fans by Nidec Servo Corp
Replies: 67
Views: 73200

Question about the Scythe fans, are all the newer ones made in China? Did you guys find the quality consistent, unlike the Panaflos?
by limee
Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman 9300AT: Not me too, but me again
Replies: 12
Views: 8878

yah, it sells decently well because it's familiar, relatively easy to install and previous consumers probably recall good performance, at least better than stock, and don't really follow the newest designs in cpu cooling. They've kinda established the design as a safe bet, and so it can be found pre...
by limee
Tue Feb 27, 2007 4:18 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: THE end all most quiet keyboard EVER! (from IBM nonetheless)
Replies: 62
Views: 96265

Hey qviri, nici, and vahagn, thanks for your input on the ghosting issue, I guess i'll just have to change my key positions. Hey nici, reminds me, I still had one of those old ibm keyboards sitting around in a closet almost untouched and pulled it out. It was one of my favourites in the past; I like...
by limee
Fri Dec 01, 2006 6:34 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: THE end all most quiet keyboard EVER! (from IBM nonetheless)
Replies: 62
Views: 96265

qviri: heh, this issue seems to only pop up in shooting games :oops: . but anyway, if you do have any shooters, then first let's assume u have movement keys WASD. Setting E to say, crouch, you might be in situation where you are moving diagonally and crouching...so, WDE is held down. In this positio...
by limee
Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: THE end all most quiet keyboard EVER! (from IBM nonetheless)
Replies: 62
Views: 96265

The gamer in me forces me to ask, as always; does this keyboard suffer from phantom key lock-out or whatever it's called when you can't register holding more than 3+ local keys down?
by limee
Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How To.....Live Long, Live healthy.
Replies: 97
Views: 42169

Thanks for the advice Bluefront. I don't do most of those things, except heavy running and the motorcycle thing. Guess I should consider a bike for exercise. Still, most likely a number of us young ones will continue to do rather hazardous things as at this age, we don't really feel our bodies break...
by limee
Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:08 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec Earth Watts: Green Computing Hits the Big Time
Replies: 22
Views: 24790

BTW, nice inclusion of the ripple tests! Question though, isn't 4.6 mV crazy low for the 12V line? Because I recall seeing another seasonic psu being around 30 mV.
by limee
Sun Oct 22, 2006 9:59 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Modular psu suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 4143

I'd consider the Enermax Liberty
by limee
Sat Aug 12, 2006 1:47 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Modular PSU's - Myth(s) busted?
Replies: 3
Views: 1801

Well, after seeing the good performance of the Enermax Liberty, I began wondering how big the problem really was. Nice to see someone tested it out.
by limee
Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:31 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Laptop as a minimalist PC?
Replies: 26
Views: 18726

I currently don't have a PC to use and thus notebooks (IBM, Dell's, MBP) have been my main uh, PC. What I like about it is the tidiness and ease of general handling it offers but I do miss a regular computer for a few reasons. First, maybe it's because I live in a real quiet neighbourhood, but I hav...
by limee
Thu Jul 20, 2006 1:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My new SP2504C is driving me nuts!
Replies: 4
Views: 2415

What's your setup (ie how did you suspend the drives)? Is it any louder when you suspend the drives without the hd cover? From what I've tried, usually after I suspend drives with clothes elastics I don't need those hd enclosures.
by limee
Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:14 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logitech MX 510 has a high pitch sound!
Replies: 40
Views: 33017

I think all of their mid-high end opticals from a year or so back make a high pitched whining as well, I usually listen to music tho so it's not a prob. Nici: Only issue I have with Razer mice is that they still track when it's like a cm off the table...and I reposition my mouse a lot during games r...
by limee
Sun Jul 02, 2006 7:38 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Flash Drive Laptops
Replies: 5
Views: 4829

Nice, hopefully it gets more popular so we can see cheaper options as production increases. Speedier, less battery drain...good news to me :).
by limee
Sat Jun 17, 2006 5:56 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: LG T1 - thin, light, supposedly quiet
Replies: 14
Views: 10263

Judging from the pics, that's one sweet looking laptop :shock:. I recall hearing that a while back, LG used to work with IBM in producing notebooks, and that they still have some ex-IBM engineers on teams that make the high end models for LG. Could you echo in on the build quality (ie if the screen ...
by limee
Mon Jun 05, 2006 12:55 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 – 750 GB
Replies: 26
Views: 17112

I've been wondering whether this new storage technology is any better or worse (theoretically) at retaining data on the long term over "regular" drives. Any ideas?
by limee
Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:05 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Desktop CPU Power Survey, April 2006
Replies: 69
Views: 120198

Nice article Mike. By any chance, is there a possibility that the mobos might not be that efficient at handling either low or high power? Since there aren't really many other mobos to test along side with, that answer might be tough to answer but the system power draw looks like it could be lower fo...
by limee
Sat Mar 18, 2006 7:50 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Cooler Master iGreen Power
Replies: 23
Views: 8569

Mr Evil wrote:It has a smily face on it!
where?
by limee
Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:33 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman TNN-300 Fanless PC Enclosure System & iMon Remote
Replies: 24
Views: 15719

Great review! With an nvidia 7800, which runs cooler, a fine gaming (but expensive) passive system could be built. But I wonder, with that graphics card that is built so that the gpu is on top of the card, would the heatsink be able to be attached? Also, I remember a previous link with the older TNN...
by limee
Thu Feb 09, 2006 6:09 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Wireless is the sound of silence ...
Replies: 12
Views: 5112

What?? Ludicrous! Have fun with your cancer creating machines...I'm off to my land of wires 8) (needs a tinfoil hat smiley)
by limee
Sun Jan 08, 2006 7:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Fusion looks interesting.. (CES 06)
Replies: 7
Views: 2740

It seems that hard drive is mounted at the front. Is that wise? If it was me I would have planned the case to put hard drive further to the back since this is supposedly a HTPC case and HDD moise will be much more noticable. That's why you don't work for antec :roll:. Anyhow, if the plan was to swi...
by limee
Fri Dec 30, 2005 5:06 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A New Papst Fan?
Replies: 3
Views: 1354

I recall hearing that the f/2 was just the same as the fgl but with a wire for fan control. Not 100% sure, though. Anyhow, I'd say they are ever so slightly louder than a nexus but move more air. The problem was the manufacturing variance which led to some having an annoying ticking sound.
by limee
Sat Nov 19, 2005 8:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 Impressions
Replies: 2
Views: 1635

How smooth are the drive rails? Most of antec's older cases I've worked with were somewhat rough; the cd/dvd-rom drives in some slots would need a bit of a wiggling to get in and the sides were abit rough as well. This led to scratched up drives...though a moot point since it didn't actually hinder ...
by limee
Sat Jul 30, 2005 12:48 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: An external enclosure worked remarkably well for noise
Replies: 2
Views: 1465

Good timing for me :D

What are the hdd temps?

Thanks!
by limee
Fri Jul 29, 2005 6:10 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec P180, three smartdrives and some cable management.
Replies: 11
Views: 6393

Those are the copper smart drives right? What hdd temps do you get with'em? Do you remember what they (the hdd's) were bare?