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by alleycat
Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Steve Jobs is the Messiah and Apple is a Religion
Replies: 120
Views: 25337

Re: Steve Jobs is the Messiah and Apple is a Religion

Regardless, your claim that the GUI was stolen from Xerox is false. Without needing to go into details, it is clear that a deal was struck between the two companies, as you have now rightly pointed out. You might like to reflect on how your consuming hatred for Apple is driving you to distort the tr...
by alleycat
Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Steve Jobs is the Messiah and Apple is a Religion
Replies: 120
Views: 25337

Re: Steve Jobs is the Messiah and Apple is a Religion

m0002a wrote:... which he stole from Xerox-Parc labs
:roll:

Xerox licensed its GUI to Apple in exchange for shares.
by alleycat
Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:10 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How quiet is a 2.5" hot-swap cage?
Replies: 10
Views: 2484

Re: How quiet is a 2.5" hot-swap cage?

I've used both the Welland ME-220PN and ME-240. Not as quiet as a good suspension setup, but they seem to work well.
by alleycat
Thu May 19, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: speakers advice...
Replies: 13
Views: 3591

Re: speakers advice...

I haven't tried the Logitech Z2300 but reviews that I've read indicate that they are good value for money. The bass is very powerful so they should be great for movies etc. Be mindful of your neighbours though!
by alleycat
Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:03 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best technique to cut case
Replies: 4
Views: 1327

Re: Best technique to cut case

flemeister wrote: Wiss snips.
I've got some of these and they're surprisingly easy to use. Not expensive to buy either.
by alleycat
Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:22 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Corsair F180 vs. Zalman S Series vs. Kingston SSDNow V+100
Replies: 5
Views: 3157

Re: Corsair F180 vs. Zalman S Series vs. Kingston SSDNow V+1

I am personally fed up of every peripheral I buy (NAS and router being the latest culprits) having bright blue LEDs Agree 100%. Blue LEDs were "cool" maybe 5 or so years ago, but they seem to be in just about everything these days. Highly irritating and completely unnecessary, they have become an i...
by alleycat
Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Going to mod variable resistors onto fans. What resistance?
Replies: 7
Views: 1544

Re: Going to mod variable resistors onto fans. What resistan

I built something like this using a rotary switch and some rectifier diodes.
by alleycat
Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: No hot-dogs in Washington DC?
Replies: 16
Views: 2786

Re: No hot-dogs in Washington DC?

Tzupy wrote:BTW, the flights to and from the USA were difficult to bear.
Tell me more, I will be going there later this year. Unfortunately I find air travel unpleasant at the best of times.
by alleycat
Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: why the sillyness.?
Replies: 33
Views: 7615

Re: why the sillyness.?

when you say "nudism" do you mean that as it is now commonly ment (public nuditiy in an area restricted to people who are all nude, e.g. nudist beaches and holiday camps), or simply not covering up totally and all of the time whilst at home.? Both, although my parents weren't nudists as such; we we...
by alleycat
Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: why the sillyness.?
Replies: 33
Views: 7615

Re: why the sillyness.?

It would be great if we could keep these discussions civil. What's the point of name-calling and putting down entire countries? Seems kind of childish to me. I don't understand why sex and nudity are considered harmful. Actually, the idea that sex is harmful is itself harmful. It is a perversion. As...
by alleycat
Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best Budget Silent CPU Cooler?
Replies: 34
Views: 8505

Re: Best Budget Silent CPU Cooler?

I recently built a system for a friend using a CM H212+ on an i7-870. I'm very impressed with its performance, and the price is excellent. I also like it because it's not huge, and it's easy to install. The fan isn't that great, but it's easy to swap it for a Nexus or similar. I would definitely cho...
by alleycat
Sat Dec 25, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Amd 5670 or 5770
Replies: 4
Views: 988

Re: Amd 5670 or 5770

Recently built a PC for a friend using a 5770 Silent Cell. The case has very low airflow and is completely stock, although I had to remove the drive cage to fit the video card. Temperatures running Furmark peaked around 84C at 25C ambient, which I think is quite impressive.
by alleycat
Sat Dec 25, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: enclosures?
Replies: 11
Views: 2124

Re: enclosures?

Maybe I'm missing something, but I can't see what the problem is here. Is the enclosure for 2.5in drives? I've owned several of these over the years, with none of them having any of the problems mentioned here. Each of them was bought on ebay for a few dollars.
by alleycat
Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Looking for an interesting 5.25 bay device
Replies: 7
Views: 3868

Re: Looking for an interesting 5.25 bay device

I put one of these in a recent build:
http://www.welland.com.tw/html/mobile/220.html
Useful for backups etc.
by alleycat
Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:12 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Interested in suggestions for low power 3 monitor card
Replies: 2
Views: 874

Re: Interested in suggestions for low power 3 monitor card

I just built a system for a friend who wants a 3 monitor setup. After a lot of reading I ended up getting a 5770 silent cell. The passive cooling works very well, and the card supports Eyefinity. However the one drawback with most of these cards is that you will need to have a Display Port input on ...
by alleycat
Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: small 1156 cooler?
Replies: 11
Views: 1822

Re: small 1156 cooler?

Youre right, after looking around I see that a lot of people are having hassles with the push pins.
by alleycat
Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: small 1156 cooler?
Replies: 11
Views: 1822

Re: small 1156 cooler?

I'm thinking of getting a Cooler Master Hyper TX3 for my next build. It's fairly compact and looks like good value.
by alleycat
Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: SILENT FRIDGE: What would you advise?
Replies: 65
Views: 52115

Re: SILENT FRIDGE: What would you advise?

Would it be possible to make the frame out of something with better insulation qualities such as wood? I think aluminium will conduct too much heat away.
by alleycat
Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:16 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: ready made quiet PC for home office use?
Replies: 11
Views: 3123

The Mac Mini is supposed to be very quiet, but I haven't experienced one first hand.
by alleycat
Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New SILENT computer - overly high temps?
Replies: 27
Views: 5954

To reiterate what I and others have said, you are placing your system under artificially high loads. Prime + Furmark is an extreme torture test which you most likely will never be able to reproduce in normal use. Although they are useful tools to evaluate the stability of a system, I don't think it ...
by alleycat
Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New SILENT computer - overly high temps?
Replies: 27
Views: 5954

I agree with some of the other posts here, namely: 1. CPU load temperature is high, but not dangerous, and you won't get those conditions in normal use; 2. Intake fans are not needed, and they would make your system louder; 3. Open the slots below the graphic card, this should have a significant eff...
by alleycat
Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:12 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Idea for next update to P18X line - red LEDs
Replies: 61
Views: 6138

I really dislike blue LEDs. When they first appeared it was all gee whizz, but it's a fad that hasn't gone away as quickly as I would have liked, and the damn things are everywhere. They're so overused that they make products look kitsch. The cheapo case of my current PC came with blue LEDs (surpris...
by alleycat
Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Backup by internal removable disks
Replies: 19
Views: 3175

I've got one of these, it works well, and the Chinglish is hilarious:
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/33134-me-240
by alleycat
Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless i5-680 system in Zalman's TNN500AF case w/ pics
Replies: 48
Views: 36637

Well, I don't understand why details of a years-old case design is posted as if it's news... and why a new forum member would post a link to a review outside of SPCR when we've covered this case (and others in the series) so extensively? This strikes me as a strange reaction to a brief and informat...
by alleycat
Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building an inaudible Quad-core PC in a custom-case
Replies: 14
Views: 2917

I don't think you need to build a custom case. Just buy a decent case now, and you can start enjoying your new computer immediately, rather than messing around with building something unproven and/or procrastinating even longer. A purchased case will be smaller and lighter than anything you will be ...
by alleycat
Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help with components for new computer
Replies: 17
Views: 2677

Does that also go for the i7-920? Do you have any other suggestion for a cool (i.e. "cold") processor? If you want a "cold" processor then the i3-530 would be a good choice, and it's inexpensive. Building a quiet system would be a no-brainer. If you've convinced yourself you want a quad-core, then ...
by alleycat
Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help with components for new computer
Replies: 17
Views: 2677

The i7-930 can get quite hot, so can be more challenging to cool quietly. I'm not saying it can't be done, just that you'll need to think carefully about how you design your system.
by alleycat
Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Super-low-power desktop?
Replies: 11
Views: 2967

I think I remember reading that the Apple Mac Mini idles at about 10W, and it's quiet too.
by alleycat
Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PSU for a basic needs system...
Replies: 8
Views: 1579

Given the OP's requirements, I'd go for the extra core and cache of the Athlon.
by alleycat
Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Wife's new box...
Replies: 6
Views: 1537

I think you will be fine with the single Nexus rear case fan running at minimum speed off the CPU fan header. I don't think the GPU will be an issue, although they do tend to run a bit hot but not enough to be of concern. I've got an 8500GT in a similar configuration to your proposed system, and it'...