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by ChrisH
Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:23 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
Replies: 61
Views: 47478

Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR

My time and interests have wandered elsewhere over the last few years, but I still come back to keep up with the latest reviews on SPCR. I've learned a lot from this site. Thanks for all the hard work.
by ChrisH
Mon May 04, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ZEROtherm CORE92 Direct-Touch CPU Cooler
Replies: 4
Views: 2820

Minor point - The link to the Xigmatek HDT1283 review and the end of the article actually points to a website for Prolima Tech.
by ChrisH
Thu May 17, 2007 12:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What was your first computer?
Replies: 65
Views: 23717

Apple IIe bought in 1984 by my parents. They bought the monochrome green screen and a single 5.25 inch floppy drive. Me and my brothers pooled our money together a few months later and bought a copy of Enchanter, a text adventure game from Infocom. Many nights of fun ensued. The computer store had j...
by ChrisH
Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What is your favorite noise?
Replies: 39
Views: 12349

by ChrisH
Fri Apr 28, 2006 8:20 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Neo HE PSU Users Poll
Replies: 355
Views: 433330

I've had my P150 case with the Neo HE 430 PSU running without a problem for a week now. It has a serial number starting with S0511 and has a slightly torn warranty sticker. I have the PSU hooked up to a MSI K8N Neo4-F motherboard. The motherboard uses the NF4 chipset. I also have a Radeon X800GTO vi...
by ChrisH
Fri Apr 28, 2006 8:11 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P150 mid-tower case w/ Neo HE 430 PSU
Replies: 206
Views: 157867

There is a missing picture on page 5 of the review. The last picture showing the completed system is missing.

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article272-page5.html
by ChrisH
Thu Apr 20, 2006 10:10 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 404813

Don't assume Newegg only has the newer ones. I ordered the P150 case about a month ago. The power supply starts with 0511 which is an older model number. It shipped from the New Jersey warehouse.
by ChrisH
Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:18 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright SI-120
Replies: 11
Views: 4308

Thermalright SI-120

I had no idea this was on the drawing board. It looks like it can cool as well as the XP-120, but is compatible with all Intel P4 and AMD K8 motherboards. It is slightly cheaper and is for sale at the Heatsink Factory.
by ChrisH
Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:19 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Best Bang For the Buck? AMD CPU
Replies: 45
Views: 16370

The 3200+ "Venice" is what I would suggest. It's only like $20 more than the 3000+. I've been tracking the prices for a new computer. The 3200+ is usually $40-$50 more than the 3000+. For those in the US, eWiz has lowered the price of the 3000+ Venice to $119.95. That is the best price I've seen by...
by ChrisH
Wed Jul 27, 2005 9:49 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Prescott & Stacker: The Challenge.
Replies: 20
Views: 13216

Does the modded video card cooler now block two PCI slots instead of just one?
by ChrisH
Tue Jul 05, 2005 9:31 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Dilantin and potassium relationship
Replies: 7
Views: 2587

The Yate Loon 92mm fans at tekgems cost $12.99 each. You only get a price break if you buy 25+. You can get a Nexus 92mm fan from Jab-Tech for $12.49 and the shipping should be lower.
by ChrisH
Thu Jun 02, 2005 8:52 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: NF4 passive chipset heatsink warning
Replies: 51
Views: 21942

Do any NF4 motherboards allow you to undervolt the northbridge chip? That would significantly reduce the temperature, although it might hurt OC attempts.
by ChrisH
Thu Jan 27, 2005 5:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: where are the gigabyte silentpipe cards?
Replies: 1
Views: 1022

See my reply to your message in the Fanless VGA sticky thread.
by ChrisH
Thu Jan 27, 2005 5:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless VGA Cards list -- a start!
Replies: 156
Views: 311041

Xtreme Gear is selling the fanless Gigabyte 6600 PCI-Express card. The picture definitely shows the heatpipe. I found the link through Pricewatch.

GIGABYTE NX66128D GEFORCE 6600
by ChrisH
Wed Jan 19, 2005 6:41 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec cases being shown at CES on pcmag.com
Replies: 473
Views: 316289

Take a look at our CES coverage; both, P180 and Sonata II have ducts that pull cool air in from the rear of the case and direct it to the CPU; the ducts are adjustable in three separate directions. I shot photos of all of it. I see a few photos of each case, but there are no pictures of the CPU duc...
by ChrisH
Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:40 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GF 6600GT AGP - My cooling adventures
Replies: 44
Views: 18409

Edward Ng wrote:Wow, that 11nm is seriously leaky. :(
I think you meant to say 110nm. I wasn't going to say anything, but you've used the wrong measurement several times.
by ChrisH
Wed Jan 12, 2005 4:51 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Thor's Hammer
Replies: 58
Views: 56294

I just bought a Super Silencer 400W, but haven't installed it yet. Do you know if this power supply still uses a standard three pin connector for the fan? The original review of the SS400 rev A3 shows a fan connector, but you said Mike soldered the fan to the circuit board. Why did he do that?
by ChrisH
Tue Dec 28, 2004 5:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: silent 939 mobos - nForce4 fans
Replies: 6
Views: 2688

I've never done this before, but here goes.

Welcome to SPCR!

It has to be big and blue. Those are the rules. I think I did it correctly.
by ChrisH
Mon Dec 27, 2004 12:29 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: silent 939 mobos - nForce4 fans
Replies: 6
Views: 2688

The Chaintech Nforce 4 Ultra motherboard doesn't have a fan. If you're in the US, you can buy it at newegg.
by ChrisH
Thu Nov 04, 2004 5:08 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: µATX P-M Motherboard : DFI 855GME-MGF
Replies: 38
Views: 13692

Here is a link to the official press release. It says the board will begin shipping in North America starting November 8, 2004.
by ChrisH
Tue Sep 28, 2004 11:14 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How I spent my Saturday afternoon
Replies: 10
Views: 2987

StealthGirl wrote:Thanks again to MikeC and everyone here on SPCR. This is a great forum and resource for us all. I think we should all pitch in and give a PayPal donation to help Mike out.
Some of us have already done so. Read this thread.
by ChrisH
Tue Sep 14, 2004 9:07 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Your PC uses how many Kilowatts per month?
Replies: 12
Views: 4226

Re: Mesured PC Power

Power ( Watts ) = Voltage ( Volts ) * Current ( Amperes ) I don't think you are actually measuring Watts used by your PC. You are measuring the apparent power. This formula only works if the current and voltage are in phase as in a DC circuit. Does your power supply have active power factor correct...
by ChrisH
Wed Aug 04, 2004 9:28 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman's fanless WC rig reviewed: Reserator1
Replies: 144
Views: 97203

Here is a review of the power strip at retroblast.com.
by ChrisH
Wed Aug 04, 2004 6:03 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman's fanless WC rig reviewed: Reserator1
Replies: 144
Views: 97203

Interesting device.....but not for me. I do have a device here that would solve the problem of turning on the pump automatically when the computer starts. I bought it at Radio Shack a few years ago....don't think they sell it anymore. A company called Bits Ltd. makes a power strip that does exactly...
by ChrisH
Fri Jul 30, 2004 6:40 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quick question...
Replies: 5
Views: 1899

The 2-pin plug should fit on the 3-pin plug on the video card. You just need to figure out which two pins give the proper connection. Do you still have the original fan? If so, try to see how the wires are arranged. I don't know what color wires are used, but most of the time you'll have a red for t...
by ChrisH
Fri Jun 11, 2004 4:09 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fanless 460W psu for £60
Replies: 4
Views: 1355

I've been wanting to use this for a while.

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by ChrisH
Thu Apr 22, 2004 3:37 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Review of 3 x Seasonic PSUs
Replies: 5
Views: 1899

I noticed in this review that the AC/DC power efficiency was around 70% while the SPCR review shows 75-80%. The PC Perspective review seems well done, but I can't figure out why the efficiencies are so different.
by ChrisH
Wed Feb 25, 2004 7:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000AlCu Decouple Mod
Replies: 19
Views: 12077

What size grommets did you use? How big are the new holes?
by ChrisH
Tue Feb 24, 2004 8:47 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Extreme Overclocking Folding Stats
Replies: 11
Views: 3412

Extreme Overclocking Folding Stats

Has anyone responded to this announcement for SPCR?

http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/ ... ement.html