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by Buddabing
Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Audio Crafts
Topic: Suggestions for wall-mounted computer speakers?
Replies: 2
Views: 6674

Suggestions for wall-mounted computer speakers?

Hello, I'm glad this section of the forums was opened. Last year I ran some wiring to the front and back walls of where my desk is in my office, but I didn't purchase any speakers. I'm running garbage speakers at the moment. I'd like to have a 5.1 system set up with the following characteristics: 1)...
by Buddabing
Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!
Replies: 169
Views: 151694

Re: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!

This looks like a great choice for someone not using a video card.

I've always been very happy with Seasonic power supplies and I'm glad they now have a high-efficiency PSU in this wattage.
by Buddabing
Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: SPCR's [email protected]
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 588751

Re: SPCR Folds Team Blog

I was going to post celebrating getting back onto the first page, then I saw the post about Mike ending the website. Now I'm sad.
by Buddabing
Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Modern Phrases That Confuse Me
Replies: 92
Views: 21762

Personally, I use both "I couldn't care less" and "I could care less". For example, I could care less about soccer, because I like soccer more than ice dancing and rhythmic gymnastics. But I couldn't care less about the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow, African or European.
by Buddabing
Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: SPCR's [email protected]
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 588751

Hello,
I folded for another team for a while, but that seems to have gone away, so I'm back to SPCR. I think SPCR was the #19 team when I left.

Do new PS3s have the capability to fold, or is just the old ones?
by Buddabing
Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Eaarth
Replies: 123
Views: 30712

I haven't read the book, but I don't think anyone should write off mankind or the planet just yet.

Burt Rutan (The X-Prize guy) says you should study the data yourselves like he did and draw your own conclusions.

http://rps3.com/Files/AGW/EngrCritique. ... nce.v4.pdf
by Buddabing
Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:01 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Poll 3: Do you have an SSD or plan to get one?
Replies: 25
Views: 3239

I bought one of the new, inexpensive Samsung 40 GB drives for system use only. In my experience it has made quite a difference in boot time and in general system use. I'm very pleased with it. I think the cost was $120 or so.
by Buddabing
Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: do i really need a gigabit router[?]
Replies: 27
Views: 17690

Personally, I think you should strive to remove any possible bottleneck, and also you should think about what your future needs will be. Will you get a laptop, for example. Or will you be streaming movies through your x-box? I'd go with a gigabit router that has the latest wireless protocols built i...
by Buddabing
Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Don't walk, run to your nearest store and buy a SSD now.
Replies: 51
Views: 27240

I picked up one of the Kingston 40gb boot drives. It's only $3 a gigabyte, which is where hard drives were in roughly 2002. I've got Windows 7 on the SSD and I am installing programs on a hard drive. It's not difficult to tell Windows 7 where to put your files. The SSD is about half full. There may ...
by Buddabing
Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Which LCD TV to choose?
Replies: 29
Views: 4856

I got the Sharp Aquos 32" "Gamer" model. LC-32GP3U-B I wanted a 1080p TV for futureproofing and I like the gamer model because it supposedly eliminates latency between the input and output signals, a must for Guitar Hero. It cost a little more, but I am very satisfied with it. I got it from beachcam...
by Buddabing
Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:01 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: An Anechoic Chamber and Test Equipment Upgrades for SPCR
Replies: 44
Views: 29226

Nice article!

I wonder if sheets or something similar could be draped or attached over the insulation to keep the dust level down.
by Buddabing
Fri Mar 14, 2008 5:46 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New SSD from OCZ
Replies: 6
Views: 2322

New SSD from OCZ

http://www.ocztechnology.com/aboutocz/press/2008/276

This one can do 120 MB/sec read and 100 MB/sec write, has a two million hour MTBF, and comes in 32 and 64 gig capacities. It's a SATA II drive with a 2.5" form factor.

And I thought flash drives were slow and didn't last long!
by Buddabing
Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:27 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GT
Replies: 119
Views: 59674

HardOCP: 8800GT=new price/performance king

They say it runs a bit hot with the 1-slot cooler.
by Buddabing
Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: SPCR's [email protected]
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 588751

Hey Neil, Your bro' he come ho', he start to fo' so' mo'. We lost Buddabing, and I suspect he would be replaced by Buddaboom. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: I moved most of my computers to another team. I thought I left one folding for SPCR, I'll have to check it. I've got a Core2Duo machine and a...
by Buddabing
Fri Jun 01, 2007 7:03 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Who has watercooling with no fan, no pump, and no case fan?
Replies: 38
Views: 25048

Seems to me like a water-cooled system using convection only would not use a conventional water block because there is no input or output water flow, there is just a column of water. Why not use a "convection assisted" setup using an existing heatsink? You would have an existing heatsink with a larg...
by Buddabing
Thu May 17, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What was your first computer?
Replies: 65
Views: 23564

TRS-80 Model 1 circa 1977. It had level 1 BASIC, 4K of RAM, and saved programs at 150 baud to a cassette tape. Eventually it was upgraded to Level 2 BASIC and a whopping 16K of RAM.

My parents still have that computer.

There is no date storage in that computer so it is Y2K compliant.
by Buddabing
Tue May 01, 2007 12:22 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright IFX-14 - a first review
Replies: 49
Views: 40343


wow, crappy crappy review.

... the review is rubbish ...
You guys are overreacting. The article wasn't meant to be a full-fledged review. It's only a PREview.
by Buddabing
Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Knot for drive suspension
Replies: 6
Views: 2115

Overhand loop?
by Buddabing
Thu Mar 29, 2007 5:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What card for an occasional gamer?
Replies: 13
Views: 4816

I also recommend a passively cooled 1950 Pro. IMO the price/performance is excellent with these cards. My 1950 is not passively cooled but the fan on it is not terribly loud. I can play Oblivion on it with no problems. I just got Flight Simulator X, another demanding game, and the 1950 runs it as we...
by Buddabing
Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Intel Core 2 Duo Retail Cooler?
Replies: 14
Views: 7562

Re: Intel Core 2 Duo Retail Cooler?

Hi, Will be buying a Intel Core 2 Duo E6600, I'm not planning to do any overclocking for a while, and will probably instead try to get the cpu to run at default speed on as little voltage as possible. As it will be the Retail version coming with a heatsink, was wondering what the cooling and noise ...
by Buddabing
Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Approval of a new C2D system
Replies: 15
Views: 3395

Just make sure your motherboard has a passively cooled chipset. The DS3 is one such board.

My next motherboard will be a Intel D975XBX2 "Bad Axe 2".
by Buddabing
Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:49 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Tiny, Silent and Efficient: The picoPSU
Replies: 142
Views: 217008

Here's a power supply that looks like it is passive, takes American AC power as input, and can deliver 13 amps at 12 volts output. That's 156 watts. http://www.trcelectronics.com/Cosel/r150u-12-n.shtml Pricey at $170 dollars. I think they have one that will take European power as well as one that wi...
by Buddabing
Fri Feb 23, 2007 7:43 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Uberconductivity with new material/tech
Replies: 8
Views: 4236

Interesting, a very large, very flat heatpipe. I guess this would be mounted on the outside of the case, on the side that doesn't open up. The problem would be how to connect the heatpipe to the sources of heat (CPU+GPU). IIRC heatpipes have to be rigid in order to hold the vacuum inside them. So I ...
by Buddabing
Sat Feb 10, 2007 1:42 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on new superbudget Vista upgrade, please!
Replies: 7
Views: 2490

The VSTA board will take DDR1 sticks as well as DDR2. So if you have some DDR1 sticks you don't need to buy any DDR2.

That's the main reason I got the VSTA board.

I would still get the C2D processor because they run relatively cool. I use the E6300 with the stock cooler.
by Buddabing
Sat Feb 10, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: l.e.d. removal
Replies: 6
Views: 2394

Don't destroy the LEDs. Just mark over them with a black Sharpie.
by Buddabing
Mon Dec 18, 2006 2:25 pm
Forum: SPCR's [email protected]
Topic: Choices for a modern farm.
Replies: 21
Views: 9487

You could also drop down to the 550HT - WHOA - can this be right? FOUR 12 Volt rails supplying 18 amps each? Eight mobo's on 1 PS at 88% efficiency? What is the technical term for hubbah hubbah? That would be "DAAAAYYYYYYIIIIIMMMMM! But it looks like the total of the 4 rails is still limited to a t...
by Buddabing
Mon Dec 18, 2006 1:53 pm
Forum: SPCR's [email protected]
Topic: Choices for a modern farm.
Replies: 21
Views: 9487

The advantage of the Pico approach to the multi-PSU approach would be less noise, less space used, and (possibly) better power efficiency. (Efficiency is usually better at higher loads than at low loads) I did a back-of-the-envelope calculation. A Seasonic S12-600 can supply 36 amps on the +12V rail...
by Buddabing
Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Silent "White" Storage please ^_^
Replies: 2
Views: 1390

Re: Silent "White" Storage please ^_^

Hi all, i have an Antec P150, with a beige :( DVD burner inside. I need a decent silent "real white" burner, something with the right color for the P150. Any suggestion? That's what the white faceplates on the P150 are for. In order to get my DVD drive to fit, I had to take off a piece of plastic w...
by Buddabing
Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:43 am
Forum: SPCR's [email protected]
Topic: Choices for a modern farm.
Replies: 21
Views: 9487

That would be interesting. In fact, you could have more than one PicoPSU with the 12V inputs of the PicoPSUs modded to attach to the 12V output of a single normal high-capacity PSU. From the pictures of the PicoPSU, that wouldn't be too hard to do. All you'd have to do is make sure that the total nu...
by Buddabing
Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:10 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Undervolting exhaust fan of no-brand psu: problems?
Replies: 11
Views: 3001

Re: Undervolting exhaust fan of no-brand psu: problems?

My question is, though: should I expect temperature issues from the psu? or can I go with that modification? To my experience, assuming that the pc will not run heavy tasks nor games nor any other thing that should draw huge amounts of power from the psu, even with a so reduced amount of "refrigera...