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by MikeK
Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Exclusive Seasonic Promo Deals at Newegg for SPCR
Replies: 3
Views: 7814

Re: Exclusive Seasonic Promo Deals at Newegg for SPCR

Cool stuff.

Must resist urge to post to slickdeals :)
by MikeK
Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Trinity: A10-5800K & A8-5600K 2nd Gen APUs
Replies: 15
Views: 7379

Re: AMD Trinity: A10-5800K & A8-5600K 2nd Gen APUs

MikeC wrote:Regarding the 65W Trinity parts -- apparently in short supply, but AMD reps say they will try to get them for us... hopefully sooner than later.
Yeah I read this elsewhere also. These look like very interesting parts. A10-5700!
by MikeK
Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:50 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Trinity: A10-5800K & A8-5600K 2nd Gen APUs
Replies: 15
Views: 7379

Re: AMD Trinity: A10-5800K & A8-5600K 2nd Gen APUs

Excellent review Lawrence. The balance of topics covered is perfect for SPCR. I especially appreciate the value analysis that I've seen on these reviews here, including the CPU+mobo price, price per performance, etc. (and nice touch having one rating corrected for GPU). This is something lacking in ...
by MikeK
Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:20 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: SPCR Quiet Certified Gaming PC by AVADirect Custom Computers
Replies: 35
Views: 45466

Re: SPCR Quiet Certified Gaming PC by AVADirect Custom Compu

This line just... grinds my gears. True to form, the AVADirect Quiet Gaming System is, indeed, quiet. I can't verify the certification by SPCR; most sound meters don't read below 30dB, so testing to see if those figures are accurate just isn't possible . No, just because you aren't able to, doesn't...
by MikeK
Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fan Roundup #6: Scythe, Noiseblocker, Antec, Nexus, Thermalr
Replies: 84
Views: 34712

Re: Fan Roundup #6: Scythe, Noiseblocker, Antec, Nexus, Ther

Fantastic to see a new fan roundup and great to see these brands in there that have been talked about a lot but never had serious testing. Thanks SPCR! The more fans the merrier by the way :) Everyone wants to see how their fan compares.
by MikeK
Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:29 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright Archon SB-E 15cm Fan CPU Cooler
Replies: 20
Views: 8753

Re: Thermalright Archon SB-E 15cm Fan CPU Cooler

MikeC wrote:If you don't mind living a bit dangerously, the tip of the heatpipes caps touching or even pressing a bit against the side cover should not be detrimental -- the extra pressure and heat conduction might even help w/cooling.
Plus it would be more secure when moving the case :)
by MikeK
Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:14 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Corsair's new fans
Replies: 20
Views: 10057

Re: Corsair's new fans

Sounds great! Go Corsair!

and very interesting from Noctua... but they were already expensive so I hope they know their market. They need to make rack device fans quieter!
by MikeK
Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sapphire HD 7750 Ultimate Edition
Replies: 31
Views: 16533

Re: Sapphire HD 7750 Ultimate Edition

Great review and very cool card. It's awesome that Sapphire continues to build these kinds of video cards. I might get this for my HTPC/Living Room Gaming PC but I already have a 5770 in it. This would definitely save some power but I have been keeping it off lately anyway to save money. It's also i...
by MikeK
Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:43 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Re: Mike's final sign-off - POSTPONED
Replies: 70
Views: 86981

Re: Mike's final sign-off - POSTPONED

Wow I've been a forum member since August 2003 (and lurked when I was in college before that - you need to have a quiet computer when you're sleeping right next to it!) Like Captain Spaulding, I came to learn and contributed occasionally when I could. There was nothing even close to this site when I...
by MikeK
Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:41 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 140mm fan choices, horizontally mounted
Replies: 52
Views: 21586

Re: 140mm fan choices, horizontally mounted140mm Fan Roundup

Here here, 140mm fan roundup with review site winning methodology and measurements! :) Yeah, nice list BD. The Fractal Design would be nice too since they already have them from the case reviews. Lian-li has a 140mm fan, but I don't know if it's a rebadge. Masscool has a couple as well (ball bearing...
by MikeK
Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 140mm fan choices, horizontally mounted
Replies: 52
Views: 21586

Re: 140mm fan choices, horizontally mounted

Hey BDBrot, I appreciate the note and glad I helped someone. There didn't seem like much info out there about 140mm fans so I figured I'd add a little. Let us know how it goes for you with your choice.
by MikeK
Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard
Replies: 84
Views: 26992

Re: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard

Analog has infinite resolution, right? :)
by MikeK
Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard
Replies: 84
Views: 26992

Re: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard

Wow, you're kidding, what a ridiculous trend. I too plan to get a 1920x1200 monitor some time.
by MikeK
Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:21 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: News for 2011-03-01
Replies: 5
Views: 3135

Re: News for 2011-03-01

If Bulldozer CPUs do work in AM3+ boards that will be excellent.
You mean AM3 (not plus)
by MikeK
Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: News for 2011-02-23
Replies: 12
Views: 4886

Re: News for 2011-02-23

Yeah definitely need to include mobo prices like that SPCR article did. Anybody have a actual recent Sandy Bridge build with a 2500 or something? Here's my recent AMD, purchased Jan 18: CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4 GHz - $130.95 on ebay (shipped from newegg) Mobo - ASUS M4A89TD PRO USB3/AM3 AMD 89...
by MikeK
Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: News for 2011-02-23
Replies: 12
Views: 4886

Re: News for 2011-02-23

At first I thought - kind of strange the way they're matching those up. They are different CPUs, less performance per core, but more cores on the X6. Not bad, actually I think they're good and they still have the best price/performance at certain prices. But you can't argue with their checklist as i...
by MikeK
Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard
Replies: 84
Views: 26992

Re: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard

Excellent review. I've read other Brazos articles and you guys just have the best, all articles really :) My buddy just purchased the HP dm1z laptop with the AMD E-350 and he's a big fan. His thoughts after I showed him the Anandtech review : People that bought it with the SSD or put one in got near...
by MikeK
Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: News for 2011-02-17
Replies: 7
Views: 3916

Re: News for 2011-02-17

Here's a Tom's Hardware Guide article about the OCZ Vertex 2 34nm vs 25nm also http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ocz-vertex-2-25nm-ssd,2867.html Pretty big difference in I/O performance and major difference in uncompressible sequential write (like halved). But good to see that in the real world te...
by MikeK
Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: News for 2011-02-15
Replies: 5
Views: 3018

Re: News for 2011-02-15

Here's what I have in one of my computers -
from newegg: OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
I didn't match it with the label but I imagine that's it. Purchased it January 11th so hopefully 34nm.
by MikeK
Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: News for 2011-02-15
Replies: 5
Views: 3018

Re: News for 2011-02-15

OCZ closed that thread on their forums that was linked in your last blog post :) I was going to see if the Storage Review thread was linked there yet.
by MikeK
Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:02 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: News for 2011-02-03
Replies: 9
Views: 4846

Re: News for 2011-02-03

Yeah, even if they made it so they came out even compared to how they do it now, they wouldn't reduce the price for the majority of users. They'd have a required plan minimum so the people not using much would still pay for more than their fair share, similar to smartphone data plans.
by MikeK
Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 140mm fan choices, horizontally mounted
Replies: 52
Views: 21586

Re: 140mm fan choices, horizontally mounted

I recently finished building my computer and I checked out the fans a bit so I'll relay a little info here. I have an Antec Three Hundred case and I bought a couple Fractal Design fans including a 140mm and Nexuses. I can heartily recommend the Fractal Design fans for low noise (and low airflow) tho...
by MikeK
Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: News for 2011-02-03
Replies: 9
Views: 4846

Re: News for 2011-02-03

"The widespread use of bandwidth caps in Canada is a function of a highly concentrated market where a handful of ISPs (literally—Bell, Rogers, Shaw, Telus, and Videotron) control so much of the market that they can impose wildly unpopular measures without much fear of losing customers," It's always...
by MikeK
Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge, Part 6: Recall
Replies: 34
Views: 22859

Re: Sandy Bridge, Part 6: Recall

I could say yay since I just built a new AMD 890FX system but I won't. Kudos to Intel for being on the ball and taking the hit. It's better for everyone (except maybe AMD) that they get it out of the way now. Hopefully the early adopters (which could have easily been me) will get what they need pain...
by MikeK
Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Computer hooked to TV via HDMI looks bad
Replies: 12
Views: 9942

Re: Computer hooked to TV via HDMI looks bad

Good info. I have Windows 7 on it now. Once I got the HDMI working properly, I actually didn't notice much difference between using VGA to VGA vs HDMI to HDMI but I didn't take any time to compare closely. Of course digital to digital is always better than lots of conversions.
by MikeK
Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: News for 2011-01-27
Replies: 10
Views: 3865

Re: News for 2011-01-27

Maybe this is newsworthy for SPCR -

AMD Llano APU to Get Dual-GPU Technology Similar to Hybrid CrossFire
http://news.softpedia.com/news/AMD-Llan ... 9740.shtml

sounds good to me!
by MikeK
Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Computer hooked to TV via HDMI looks bad
Replies: 12
Views: 9942

Re: Computer hooked to TV via HDMI looks bad

I tried using Game Mode on my tv and found out that option is grayed out in the menu when connected to the PC Input (VGA). I'm guessing this means that it's enabled when using PC Input. I'm planning to continue using the VGA now since I don't have enough HDMI ports to use easily. It looks really goo...
by MikeK
Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: josephclemente's Lian Li PC-A05NB + Blow hole-cooled HD5850
Replies: 41
Views: 25080

Re: josephclemente's Lian Li PC-A05NB + Blow hole-cooled HD5

I'm also wondering what you mean by the top fan frame change. I kind of like having the lack of fan grills on top. Sure things might fall in but it looks pretty badass for sure. Maybe use those standard wire grills (since they have best airflow) and spray paint them gloss black :) Definitely nice th...
by MikeK
Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge CPUs: Intel Core i5-2400, i5-2500K and i7-2600K
Replies: 12
Views: 5354

Re: Sandy Bridge CPUs: Intel Core i5-2400, i5-2500K and i7-2

Thank you for including the motherboard cost. Quality article, and definitely tailored to our needs more than other review/benchmark articles.
by MikeK
Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: News for 2011-01-21
Replies: 14
Views: 4216

Re: News for 2011-01-21

Western Digital Hybrid Hard Drive in the Works? If so I bet it will have a lot more flash than the Seagate hybrid :) What's going to happen to Seagate I wonder? They've lost a ton of market share, don't have flash/SSD products... wait they do have SSD?? - http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/products/e...