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by Rusty075
Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: Audio Crafts
Topic: Two Amp Projects: 8x100W DIY & H/K 770 Restoration
Replies: 16
Views: 20676

Re: Two Amp Projects: 8x100W DIY & H/K 770 Restoration

Oh, I'm never too far away Mike. Always floatin' around in the background.

Dang, I think my PCB is 330mm wide...just a little too big for that enclosure. Will have to hunt and see if they're available in other sizes. How sturdy is that top panel? I've got some heavy iron to mount to it.
by Rusty075
Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Audio Crafts
Topic: Two Amp Projects: 8x100W DIY & H/K 770 Restoration
Replies: 16
Views: 20676

Re: Two Amp Projects: 8x100W DIY & H/K 770 Restoration

That's some beautiful work Mike. You should do a piece giving readers a little tour of your whole audio setup. I think people would find that interesting.

Where'd you source that enclosure for the 8x100W? I'm gathering parts for an amp build of my own, and I like the looks of that.
by Rusty075
Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Russ Kinder's 2009 Appalachian Trail Thru-hike
Replies: 6
Views: 9220

Re: Russ Kinder's 2009 Appalachian Trail Thru-hike

What's going on in here???


...goes back to sleep.
by Rusty075
Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:00 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Wanted: Discussion of Watercooling versus Oil Submersion
Replies: 24
Views: 14935

As someone who actually has built and operated a submerged oil PC, my semi-random thoughts: -You'll need to include "oil vapor" as one of the downsides, if you're thinking about an un-sealed system. It smells terrible, and potentially has health impacts. -The viscosity of even the thinnest mineral o...
by Rusty075
Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: 2008 SPCR facility/equipment upgrades: hemi-anechoic chamber
Replies: 151
Views: 242444

One take on the floating floor idea: You don't need to cover the entire floor with the foam. Most commercial floating floor assembles use a system of resilient piers to support the floor structure. The open space around the piers between the floating floor and the subfloor below is typically either ...
by Rusty075
Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Testing a system outside its case
Replies: 2
Views: 1277

If I'm stressing a bench-built system, as opposed to just sitting it there long enough to make sure it all works, I will usually plug in a 120 and let it blow across the board. Doesn't have to be anything complicated in terms of rigging, just plug it in and set it on it the table blowing towards the...
by Rusty075
Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:23 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: PC in aquarium full of mineral oil
Replies: 136
Views: 161868

Do you still have an oil box running? Nope. Disassembled it when I graduated college and moved. A couple of years ago my former roommate took the Oil Box idea and applied it to just the PSU in his watercooled system. There's an article about that little experiment over at Overclockers.com . That tu...
by Rusty075
Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: PC in aquarium full of mineral oil
Replies: 136
Views: 161868

I can't believe I've missed this thread this long! I built my "Oil Box" PC over 5 years ago, although it certainly doesn't seem like it was that long ago. I wish now that I would have documented it better, but I never really expected it to work, so I didn't bother. There's a limited discussion of it...
by Rusty075
Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:55 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Bill's Recycled, Fanless, Silent Woodbox P3
Replies: 25
Views: 25607

Re: P3 becomes a P4

BillTodd wrote:...and an almost ridiculously large heat-sink...
If that thing doesn't qualify I would love to see what you do consider ridiculous. :wink:


Where did you find that thing anyway?
by Rusty075
Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:06 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Help With Draining Reserator XT
Replies: 1
Views: 3198

I don't know if I would worry about getting all of the fluid drained. I would just dump whatever you can out of the tank, then refill it with your new fluid. Whatever is left inside the tubing within the system will just be diluted by all of the new fluid and won't really have an impact on anything....
by Rusty075
Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Post your power consumption
Replies: 109
Views: 60781

The internet and email "office" system: Full load: 124 watts (CPUBurn and AtiTool) Idle: 106 watts Hardware: Geode 1750, Ati9500Pro, 2.5" HDD, old FSP PSU (modded with 120mm Nexus), no other fans. I'm a little surprised by the small difference between the load and the idle. Must be that damn VGA car...
by Rusty075
Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How much Electricity do you use? How much can you REDUCE it?
Replies: 37
Views: 10668

Oh, I wanna play! Over the 12 months I've used 10,214 kWh, so 851kWh/month for my one-person 900sf household. But....I'm also all electric, and for me the biggest electrical usage is no doubt the air conditioner. My highest usuage month is July, where I consume 3 and a half times more electricity th...
by Rusty075
Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Ninja Copper: Scythe's 5th Year Celebration
Replies: 84
Views: 42658

There's usually a bit of back-and-forth discussion between the SPCR staff before an article goes live, mostly to catch silly typo's and grammatical errors, but also to discuss the content of the article. This quote is from one of those emails regarding the Ninja Cu that I think bears being repeated ...
by Rusty075
Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stopping Murders in the USA ?
Replies: 339
Views: 57618

Question to the whole group: Does the presence of a large number of guns in society increase or decrease the rates of gun-related crimes? That's as much an oversimplification as Trip's racial profiling. The obvious answer is that it depends on the society. Take, for example, a military base. By mos...
by Rusty075
Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Keyboard for HTPC
Replies: 13
Views: 3857

I use an Adesso notebook-style wireless for mine. (I forget the exact model, I'm not at home at the moment, but Newegg carries it if you wanted to go hunting) It's basically a 12" laptop keyboard and trackpad, just without the screen. All the usual buttons, in the usual (for laptops) places. I actua...
by Rusty075
Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:52 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Airflow in Antec Fusion
Replies: 3
Views: 1877

I've got my Fusion set up exactly as you're planning. I'm only using one of the 120's, set to low and blowing into the case, with the other hole blocked off. In my situation it wasn't dust I was worried about, but rather airflow pattern in the entertainment center where the fusion lives. I attached ...
by Rusty075
Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Zalman Reserator 2 keeps thinking flow has stopped!?
Replies: 8
Views: 5366

Has your blue light started to flicker yet? I had the exact same problem with my Res II. My solution was to bypass the whole sensor/reset switch/power button assembly so that the pump will just aways run whenever it is plugged in. Its silent, so why would you want to turn it off anyway? If the pump ...
by Rusty075
Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 186785

Yep, I'm still there (and here). I'm mired back the 70's in terms of ranking though....SR is at the point now where if you're not part of an organized group you basically have no chance of being competitive. The days when you could just pop in on your planet a couple of times a day (which is all my ...
by Rusty075
Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: CES 2008, Day 1: Antec, Arctic Cooling, CoolIT
Replies: 48
Views: 24018

AntecRep already covered my imprecise language in defining the difference in the technology between a conventional PSU and the Signatures. We got Han (after a bit of good natured arm twisting) to open the PSU just for us...you probably won't see any other pics of the inside of them until MikeC gets ...
by Rusty075
Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Association - Take 1 look and what thought comes to mind?
Replies: 18
Views: 4595

Is there a point to this thread besides trying to goat yet another useless argument?


Think carefully about your answer.
by Rusty075
Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Where the ... is that global [climate change] warming?
Replies: 223
Views: 51598

Re: Where the ... is that global warming?

...drags the thread back onto topic...
Tzupy wrote:I wonder how other SPCR forum members are affected by this winter's snowfall.
I don't know what you're talking about. It was sunny and 71 here today. :lol:
by Rusty075
Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How many watts can a standard wall socket support?
Replies: 12
Views: 5572

aristide1 wrote:Old time cloth and/or rubber insulated wiring that just disintegrates when you touch it?
In that case: invest in the best homeowners insurance money can buy, and keep a fire extinquisher with you at all times. :lol:
by Rusty075
Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How many watts can a standard wall socket support?
Replies: 12
Views: 5572

The above advice is all completely correct, but note that it generally true only for new or new-ish construction....


...if your place in Queens is like most places I know in Queens, you might want to limit yourself to 10-12A at any one circuit, just in case.
by Rusty075
Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:46 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: ALL COPPER Scythe Ninja spotted FOR SALE in Japan!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3891

There's a SPCR review of the copper ninja in the works, and we'll hopefully get some more info on it during our time with Scythe at CES in a couple of weeks. :lol:
by Rusty075
Tue Dec 25, 2007 7:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Where the heck is my book?
Replies: 17
Views: 5280

Well since you know it will be in the last place you'll look, try looking there first. It would save a lot of time.
by Rusty075
Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:19 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Speedfan as a Yahoo Widget...
Replies: 9
Views: 3175

For those that have made the switch there's also a handy Vista Sidebar gadget for Speedfan as well. Works like the Yahoo one...it pulls info from the regular Speedfan app that you have running in the background.


Partial screen shot:
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by Rusty075
Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Why people "happily" use the HR-03+ if it voids gu
Replies: 12
Views: 4004

It seems odd to single out just the HR-03. The issue of aftermarket coolers affecting VGA card warranties has been around since the days of the GeForce2's and Golden Orbs. (probably even before that, but that's the earliest I can remember anyone selling addon gpu coolers). For that matter, it techni...
by Rusty075
Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Good sound card?
Replies: 36
Views: 11219

Yeah, I agree with comments about surround sound for music playback. On paper, sure, it seems like it should outperform good ol' stereo, but I've heard a recording that captures the feeling of having the performer right there in your living room. I have my own personal theory for why that is: On a c...
by Rusty075
Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:04 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Computex 2007: Cases
Replies: 17
Views: 17447

According to Cyril at The Tech Report: "They had those signs, but when I asked their marketing dude he said taking pictures was okay." I wonder why the signs were there in the first place. :roll: Yeah, that's basically been the reaction from vendors with "No Photography" signs during our visits to ...
by Rusty075
Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:30 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Computex 2007: Cases
Replies: 17
Views: 17447

I like that the pictures of the Thermaltake cases include the "please no photographs" signs. That's a nice touch. :wink: I can only imagine how much those Thermalright cases will retail for. If a heatsink with half a dozen heatpipes and 1/4 of a square foot of fin sells for $60, how much will someth...