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by davidrees
Mon May 31, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Life Sucks
Replies: 92
Views: 29188

Cost Of Living Now Outweighs Benefits WASHINGTON, DC—A report released Monday by the Federal Consumer Quality-Of-Life Control Board indicates that the cost of living now outstrips life's benefits for many Americans. "This is sobering news," said study director Jack Farness. "For the first time, w...
by davidrees
Thu May 27, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is Texas going back to the cavemen era?
Replies: 118
Views: 21810

Redzo, We are used to bigotry, but your response is so over the top that is is difficult to take seriously. Texas is a Constitutional Republic with a strong tradition of individual liberty. We are tolerant of all religions and indeed, the great religions of the world are well represented here. We be...
by davidrees
Thu May 27, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Collateral Murder
Replies: 52
Views: 8271

The reality is that in war and armed conflict, people die and not just soldiers and combatants. If anything, modern warfare techniques have resulted in very large reductions in civilian casualties, but if you look at your history, it is the United States, and us along who pioneered the use of precis...
by davidrees
Wed May 26, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Another Great Example for Ethics Classes
Replies: 155
Views: 55841

Oops, looks like I was late to the "lets hate on the American Right Wing" thread. For those following, please note that Aristide only posts negative information that suits his political ideology: Another dirtbag indicted http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25916299/ That is an article about Alaska Senator T...
by davidrees
Wed May 26, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Collateral Murder
Replies: 52
Views: 8271

Re: Collateral Murder

We all know that "Collateral Damage" happens in any armed conflict. But this is irrefutable proof that "collateral Murder" also happens, and likely happens a lot more than I thought. Now everytime I hear of some "citizen casualties", or "Collateral Damage" I will think that it might just be "Murder...
by davidrees
Wed May 26, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is Texas going back to the cavemen era?
Replies: 118
Views: 21810

Do any of you actually live in Texas? Or even the US? Texas is a very right leaning state. Yet education is largely dominated by hard left leaning academics. We have a right to determine what will be taught to our children and how it will be taught. If you don't like it, there are 49 other states th...
by davidrees
Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: $1500-$1800 GAMING build! Quiet!
Replies: 12
Views: 1940

I have to agree with everyone else who recommends an ssd unless you are using another computer for web browsing and productivity. Even so, it can considerably shorten booting/loading times. I would also consider the hd5850. Slightly less heat and noise compared to the 5870 and should run recent gam...
by davidrees
Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sexed Up HTPC case! - Size 31.4" deep
Replies: 4
Views: 1905

Even the deepest of the huge tower cases top out at about 24-25" of depth. That is enough to install the largest video cards and the largest HSFs. HTPC systems are usually designed to fit in a cabinet or rack so if one was 30+ inches deep, it would be hard to find a place for it in most homes. I am ...
by davidrees
Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Animals and silent fans (Nexus, Slip Stream, etc.)
Replies: 3
Views: 3896

Speaking in extremely general terms, most pets extended frequency range is in the higher frequencies and I don't believe as much so in the lower frequencies.
by davidrees
Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cosmos the original?
Replies: 2
Views: 994

This is the most recent Cosmos S thread: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=58349&sid=5ffc58e20cd431d6c872fe4460a15dd3 Modders and gamers and water coolers tend to love the Cosmos S. I posted my experience and opinion in the above thread but let me sum it up for you: The Cosmos S i...
by davidrees
Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cosmos S
Replies: 18
Views: 3445

I have had a Cosmos S for over a year and as someone who has built his own PC for some 15 years in some 15 cases, it is my favorite high performance case, especially given the potential to make it nearly silent. This is not a good case for the people who demand absolute silence, but if you want good...
by davidrees
Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: best quiet video card?
Replies: 16
Views: 11206

I have had the Gigabyte Passive 4850 1GB for about 6 months now. It's a great card and I paid $100 more than the current price at Newegg. They carried it a while back, but discontinued it - I can't tell if this is a different rev of the card or what. In short, this is the best solution for all but t...
by davidrees
Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: cm cosmos 1000 vs. cosmos s
Replies: 9
Views: 4982

Last night I was playing around and I may have slightly overstated how quiet it is. It is very slightly more audible than the CRT. However, turning off the CRT does noticably reduce the noise in the room. Some of this may just be the frequencies in play as the human ear is more sensitive to some ran...
by davidrees
Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: cm cosmos 1000 vs. cosmos s
Replies: 9
Views: 4982

An update on my system so far. First, on temps: Speedfan was showing my CPU temps as idling at 48-49C and often going to 55-59C under load. This kind of freaked me out as I am not used to the Core2 CPUs. As it turns out, Speedfan overstated the temps by 10C so my temps were just fine. I put the red ...
by davidrees
Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: cm cosmos 1000 vs. cosmos s
Replies: 9
Views: 4982

I added a 120mm fan to the bottom of the case as an interim measure to help cooling. I also flipped over the top fan to make it an intake instead of an exhaust and I am about to switch it back. Case temps are generally around 40C but I think that is because the passive HD4850 is heating up the whole...
by davidrees
Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: cm cosmos 1000 vs. cosmos s
Replies: 9
Views: 4982

I just bought a Cosmos S

I have been upgrading and going through every possible iteration to build a quiet (not silent) gaming system. My previous system was extremely quiet at one time - it originally had a passively cooled Ti4600 and later a passive FX 5900 Ultra but those all succumbed to age. My case was an Aluminum SF2...
by davidrees
Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P1000 (prototype)
Replies: 30
Views: 7597

Its a prototype.

They are still working on it - jeez, calm down.
by davidrees
Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cooler Master Sileo 500
Replies: 10
Views: 5661

Still very little hands on info regarding this case. 3DGamerman is doing a video review on it tonight and I really cannot wait. I am also considering the Silverstone Raven SV01 but I am not sure how I will feel about its appearance in a year or so. Right now I think the Sileo is the most interesting...
by davidrees
Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cooler Master Sileo 500
Replies: 10
Views: 5661

I am really surprised at the lack of reviews on this case. Based on the price and the looks and the fact that it seems like a very good attempt at a near silent mid range performing case, it is weird that there is so little being written about this case. I have found a few reviews on Google that are...
by davidrees
Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cooler Master Sileo 500
Replies: 10
Views: 5661

I was just at Frys and I saw this case and thought it was amazing. They had just put the demo out and did not have the price or model - I made them go look it up ($79.99) My concern for building a mid range gaming system is the air intake but I was thinking that adding a Kama Bay to the front would ...
by davidrees
Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting affect Motherboard's built-in protection?
Replies: 5
Views: 2014

I think the thermal protection shuts off the PC when it gets too high.

That said, if the HSF falls off, I doubt you have even 1 second before the chip is destroyed - no matter how low the voltage.
by davidrees
Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: LCD milliseconds more visible with DVI?
Replies: 12
Views: 3304

I use an LCD at work (two actually) but I still prefer a nice NEC 22" CRT at home.

Once I started noticing the response characteristics, there is no way I could use an LCD for gaming.

Kinda wish I could, but to each his own...
by davidrees
Sun Jun 24, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Koolance 1000W vs. DIY
Replies: 14
Views: 9449

I actually have not decided to go with Koolance. I like their design and I have been trying to find some kind of flaw in what they do, so far, all everyone has been able to tell me is "most people who WC dont like them" and "they just aren't good" and similar comments. As for emotional decisions - t...
by davidrees
Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:55 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Koolance 1000W vs. DIY
Replies: 14
Views: 9449

echn111, I said "2. Most WC enthusiasts are very price sensitive. Price/Performance sensitive is more like it. " That is very different from being just price sensitive. The Koolance solutions are by far, the most aesthetically pleasing WC solutions. I don't know how quiet they really are or if they ...
by davidrees
Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Koolance 1000W vs. DIY
Replies: 14
Views: 9449

Enthusiasts vs Koolance

I have been reading a lot on water cooling - both over the years and most recently because I would like to build a top end system with quiet water cooling. I am wary of Koolance because, as was mentioned, most enthusiasts do not care for it. Having been an enthusiast of many, many things, I think I ...
by davidrees
Fri Mar 19, 2004 9:50 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: CPUBurn prog=a virus?
Replies: 6
Views: 2413

McAfee found the same thing on my PC today - it is labled as a trojan, but I have not been able to find anything on the net about it. Not sure if this is related, but it has me paranoid - I just started using MSN messenger - have used hotmail since before MS bought it - MSN messenger logged me out t...
by davidrees
Mon Jan 19, 2004 11:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Negative Pressure Cases...No Way!
Replies: 63
Views: 24198

I was debating - should I get an internal DVD/RW or external?

I think the way to go is a cheapy optical in the case, and a quality one on USB2/FW - you won't bang it up going to LAN parties and it is out of the air and dust stream of your PC...
by davidrees
Thu Jan 15, 2004 10:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A little help for me and my case?
Replies: 8
Views: 3096

Woohoo! cheap case damping has good effect!

Well, I went to Lowes and bought some of that roofing tape. Interesting stuff. They had one kind - 6"x25' for about $12.50 (San Antonio, Texas) I am guessing it is about 3mm thick - maybe only 2mm. Anyway - I turned on the oven to 200 F and put a cookie sheet upside down and half way out of the oven...
by davidrees
Wed Jan 14, 2004 12:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A little help for me and my case?
Replies: 8
Views: 3096

Thanks, I will look for the articles. I try to read a forum a lot before I jump in and start asking questions - I have probably spent a good 30-50 hours reading here so far, but often forum posts are kind of inconclusive. I just disabled the front intake fans and the top fan. I ran CPU burn and the ...
by davidrees
Tue Jan 13, 2004 10:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A little help for me and my case?
Replies: 8
Views: 3096

Hmm I appreciate the response and I am very open to the idea that I have too many fans. I was thinking about disconnectint the front (2)fans and possibly the blow-hole exhaust fan. I think the side fan is enough to feed cool air to the video and CPU while the 2 exhaust fans in the back should keep t...