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by davide_casarin
Thu Feb 03, 2005 4:30 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Arctic Cooling Silentium T2 review
Replies: 120
Views: 90779

Great review, the new 3d sound images are as much beautiful as meaningful. But you can not complain all of the time that "everthing's quiet BUT the psu fans are not" then not trying anything to shut them up. The rest of the case is good, the psu is hard to change... looks like a mandatory mod to me,...
by davide_casarin
Sun Jan 16, 2005 5:49 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New PSU and powerfluctuation protection
Replies: 6
Views: 1801

Me too, after bad experiences with small toys I got me a 1250VA, added 2 200Ah truck auxiliary batteries and can run for hours, but I know many people out there have 1000's $ equipment and data without even a surge protected power strip ! I just read that Mike has bankrupted the site to buy a new va...
by davide_casarin
Sun Jan 16, 2005 5:03 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New PSU and powerfluctuation protection
Replies: 6
Views: 1801

embarassing hole in spcr psu reviews

that's interesting: in all of the reviews they have a good time in testing the max rated currents and the temperatures, and nobody ever cares to ceck out what happens when the AC supplied is bad, wich is much more important ! How many people use the max power for 10+ minutes ? and how many have an i...
by davide_casarin
Sun Jan 16, 2005 2:43 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: HELP!! The Seasonic Super T 300 Revision A3 is ramping up !!
Replies: 15
Views: 4139

how has it worked out ?
by davide_casarin
Sat Jan 15, 2005 5:35 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My V1000 gaming machine.
Replies: 34
Views: 25806

isnt that a BTX case ?
Why such a strange choice ? OK the heavy PSU in the floor position helps stability, but fitting long 5,25" units like a removable hd and/or full size PCI cards looks difficult
by davide_casarin
Wed Jan 12, 2005 5:53 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: www.spcr.com soon please!
Replies: 22
Views: 10670

one of the main contenders if not the winner, is "who cares" haha !
If you don't care go away and don't vote lol
I must have stepped on their foot in a previous life.... they come and vote just to make my party loose
by davide_casarin
Wed Jan 12, 2005 5:19 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: www.spcr.com soon please!
Replies: 22
Views: 10670

not to change, just to add

I never meant to do any harm to silentpcreview.com , just that I'd like spcr.com to point to the same ip as well and this for the occasions where 2-finger-typing ppl like me need to type it.
by davide_casarin
Wed Jan 12, 2005 5:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Antec snoring girlfriend
Replies: 2
Views: 3476

Antec snoring girlfriend

1) she is not my girlfriend 2) Snoring or not, with that pretty face I don't care 3) I doubt she can be silenced by any Antec product Vote and post, Antec girl's fans ! Maybe looking at all her supporters here, Antec will send here the snoring girl for a sound measurement and to make clear wich one ...
by davide_casarin
Wed Jan 12, 2005 4:46 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: www.spcr.com soon please!
Replies: 22
Views: 10670

www.spcr.com soon please!

Why does the URL have to be so long ? Is it just me to like the short one too ? Express your PoV !
by davide_casarin
Wed Jan 12, 2005 2:57 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: How many browser windows or tabs do you keep open?
Replies: 36
Views: 21090

why is it worst for the server ?

Can some webserver guru explain it in understandable words pls? I like to open whatever number of IE/FF windows my pc can handle, sometimes friends are surprised that I have 47 windows open, but if that means an error page on spcr site sayng "sorry the site is unavailable please Ddos this ip" I will...
by davide_casarin
Tue Aug 10, 2004 2:28 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Active or Passive PFC?
Replies: 24
Views: 8573

APC PFC UPS

I just read this in APC website, specificating their biggest UPS: Fully-rated power kVA equals kW: Reduces cost by eliminating the need for an oversized UPS for Power Factor Corrected (PFC) loads. Imput power factor correction: Eliminates the need for an external phase-compensation unit and minimize...
by davide_casarin
Tue Jul 27, 2004 1:46 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Anyone wanting to sell a reserator? (europe)
Replies: 1
Views: 1523

acaurora sells one with a noisy pump, but is in California.
you may also be interested in this:
http://www.wetandchillychips.co.uk/cata ... ucts_id=91
by davide_casarin
Wed Jul 14, 2004 2:22 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: SPCR is 2, 3, 4, 5... now 6 yrs old!
Replies: 55
Views: 96127

eww was it that ugly Mike ?
by davide_casarin
Wed Jul 14, 2004 1:11 pm
Forum: Forum Rules
Topic: No Avatars!
Replies: 30
Views: 51476

what's the problem with some pic in the sig ? Do they distract the eye or fill the drives ?
by davide_casarin
Sun Jul 11, 2004 4:28 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which hard drive enclosure is best?
Replies: 7
Views: 2500

Indeed the barracudas after V are known to be noisier, but still Seagate is the quietest brand, am I wrong ? What you say about that drive is what I would't say about my 15k ! are u sure ? anyway, 3 silentmaxx cost usd 210, no need to say more. I opted for a row of ST360015A, some say in this forum ...
by davide_casarin
Sat Jul 10, 2004 3:00 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Join the SPCR Folding@Home effort
Replies: 436
Views: 168560

roym@arm, what happened to your production ? Have you had to distract the machines for duty ?
General [M]ayhem can't wait 2 years to be overtaken... ;-)
by davide_casarin
Sat Jul 10, 2004 2:07 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Koolance Exos - Silenceable?
Replies: 23
Views: 7647

reserator vs koolance

Hi I am thinking about getting me a reserator because of it's promise to cool well a gaming machine with no audible sound. Why were you disappointed, is there anything wrong with the product ? Silence is the first thing, I don't mind running my cpu regular clocked and in the 50's C, but it has to be...
by davide_casarin
Thu Apr 08, 2004 3:55 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate ST-340015A vs. ST-340014A (5400.1 and 7200.7)
Replies: 3
Views: 2313

none of them

The 5400 idles typically at 2.5 as specified in manual. that says it all. The 7200.7 performs always .1 louder than ST360015A, so is out to. I wonder why you do not consider the SPCR reference ST340016A. I do not have experience about them, but I am the biggest fan of ST360015A, idling inaudible in ...
by davide_casarin
Thu Apr 08, 2004 3:18 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mobile Barton 2500 - owners and wannabe owners...
Replies: 155
Views: 122479

Would this barton 2500+ mobile work on a ASUS A7V266-E ?
It's stated good only up to Tbreds, but being fine this cpu with 266 FSB, maybe hardware-messing up with Vcore recognition, maybe...
by davide_casarin
Mon Apr 05, 2004 1:14 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Active or Passive PFC?
Replies: 24
Views: 8573

Nowhere_man, why don't you play around with yours and write here the VA and W readings ? I don't understand what is not that simple. Your analogy is clear, but the sizing of generator is one problem, that seems clarified, and Energy waste is another problem, wich at my present knowledge, at least on...
by davide_casarin
Sun Apr 04, 2004 4:28 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Active or Passive PFC?
Replies: 24
Views: 8573

I was referring to a generator/inverter being driven by a computer/man to compensate the remote psu noise. common pfc is at the other side. Could it be swapped back on the line to the generator in a lab circuit ? Probably, if it's at the first stage of power conditioning. If yes, Can we add up the n...
by davide_casarin
Sun Apr 04, 2004 3:05 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Active or Passive PFC?
Replies: 24
Views: 8573

switching PSU Vs inverters and alternators: the bike analogy

Re - PSU VA and UPS For large numbers of PCs (in offices) it makes a huge difference in both electricity consumption and UPS costs. Difference in UPS cost, ok, but if it also makes difference in electricity consumption we are back at the starting point. We disturb and test the compensating abilitie...
by davide_casarin
Sun Apr 04, 2004 6:18 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Active or Passive PFC?
Replies: 24
Views: 8573

PF and UPS

Thanks zuperdee for his explanation and links, after much mumbling and reading I agree with him about PF. The phase displacement between current and voltage is only confusing in our switching psu world, it makes sense in traditional inductor-resistor-capacitor-genrator circuits where you can actuall...
by davide_casarin
Fri Mar 12, 2004 6:17 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Fanles VIA C3 Nehemiah 1200Mhz machine done!
Replies: 30
Views: 29202

I have 2 questions for Mr Alien disguised as a SPCR forum member:
-do I have to type or can you just read my mind ?
-do you look like the aliens in the Simpsons ?
Do not steal my psychic powers as it would be wasted time.
by davide_casarin
Thu Mar 04, 2004 3:23 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New fanless Antec 350W PSU
Replies: 35
Views: 12670

I did look in my italian power bill for the price. They apply different prices due to how much you consume, and where when how and why. It's really not clear, they must do it to keep off the curious ones. Anyway for a normal residential use it's about 0.13 Eur/KwH. If it was 0.28 GBP i could as well...
by davide_casarin
Wed Mar 03, 2004 5:12 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Active or Passive PFC?
Replies: 24
Views: 8573

my problem is to maximize blackout uptime. I have a passive pfc psu: what would happen if i had the same psu and pc but active pfc? would it last 60 % more ? it's all about the effects of a poor power factor to the energy balance... any ac guru out there?
by davide_casarin
Wed Mar 03, 2004 4:54 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Crazy Power Supply Question
Replies: 6
Views: 2078

my fanless psu delivers 194 true watts, is atx form factor and costed 300 US$, so you can understand why I do not want to buy and install a new one for my itx-in-atx project
by davide_casarin
Mon Feb 23, 2004 6:02 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Join the SPCR Folding@Home effort
Replies: 436
Views: 168560

noisy folding

I just joined the team, but the process makes a ~20Khz noise and if i hadn't killed it after 1 minute then you all would have to quit it and start a new headache@home program to cure me. Look, the noise is not in the earphones: it comes straight from the mobo. This board likes to do it, exp. at 100 ...
by davide_casarin
Mon Feb 23, 2004 5:12 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Join the SPCR Folding@Home effort
Replies: 436
Views: 168560

ARM_systems...
I have looked at your production. Can you describe me how you hacked the earth simulator of yokoama to make it fold for SPCR ?