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by thegrommit
Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NZXT Source S340 Mid Tower
Replies: 12
Views: 20748

Re: NZXT Source S340 Mid Tower

I hope one day they take it a step further and produce a microATX variant Indeed. It's a shame there's no damping on the 3.5 drive bays, as I like the clean look of this case. I did notice the black paint was scratched up pretty badly on the in store example I looked at, and other reviews mentioned...
by thegrommit
Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone FT02/FT05 inspired, Apple Mac looking mATX tower
Replies: 11
Views: 4714

Re: Silverstone FT02/FT05 inspired, Apple Mac looking mATX t

That Mx2 is sexyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy:shock: Also seems to have quite a bit of potential, would love to see SPCR do a review about this case ! It appears the original is a Jonsbo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxs-VJQah9s Lots of vents on the bottom, but raised so it's easier to remove the filter. Th...
by thegrommit
Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone FT02/FT05 inspired, Apple Mac looking mATX tower
Replies: 11
Views: 4714

Re: Silverstone FT02/FT05 inspired, Apple Mac looking mATX t

Not sure why you'd need quite so many drive bays, but a nice idea. Anyhow, while it's not mATX, the Rosewill MX2 is aesthetically close if you're looking for a case along those lines: http://techreport.com/news/25924/latest-rosewill-cases-are-slick-aluminum-clad The Legacy U3 is mATX if you could de...
by thegrommit
Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Want to help Corsair build the [quietest] case ever?
Replies: 44
Views: 19612

Re: Want to help Corsair build the best silent case ever?

70% of the people buying cases are buying standard ATX mid towers. Mini ITX and Micro ATX make up about 15% of the market, total. Full towers account for the other 15%. So that's why we're focusing so heavily on that spot - it's the one most people care about. It's also the one that's most heavily ...
by thegrommit
Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!
Replies: 169
Views: 154675

Re: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!

Interesting. I've been pondering putting together a mini ITX build inside a Bitfenix Prodigy, and the 360W version looks like it'd fit the bill being only 140mm long. Shame it's not semi-modular though.
by thegrommit
Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec shows P280 Mini at Computex!
Replies: 15
Views: 11274

Re: Antec shows P280 Mini at Computex!

Here's hoping the Mini is available in anything other than black.
by thegrommit
Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li Lancool PC-K9B
Replies: 10
Views: 5758

Re: Lian Li Lancool PC-K9B

Toan - any update on this now that the Radeon 7000's have started showing up? I too have decided the Solo II isn't a good option for a upper mid-range video card (probably a 7870), so am looking at this, along with all-aluminium Lian-Li PC-6.
by thegrommit
Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P280 or Fractal Desing R3 or Antec SOLO II for work?
Replies: 8
Views: 6145

Re: Antec P280 or Fractal Desing R3 or Antec SOLO II for wor

I touch and upgrade my system offen but the finish on the SOLO II also shows dust which builds up fast not mention how easily it would scratch. I'll stick to the P280 or R3 I dislike SOLO II for more reason then just an awful fragile finish. The dust visibility is because of the glossy black finish...
by thegrommit
Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Upgrading from a 2007 build (Antec Solo)
Replies: 12
Views: 3097

Re: Upgrading from a 2007 build (Antec Solo)

Thanks for the advice, guys. I too feel that it's worth it - I'm completely happy with the rest of the case, and if I can get another 4-5 years out of it for €35, it's good value for money. Steve, I'm afraid I've thrown the buttons away a few months ago, when they broke. The connection point seemed...
by thegrommit
Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fractal Design Define Mini MicroATX Tower
Replies: 34
Views: 16664

Re: Fractal Design Define Mini MicroATX Tower

The Mini is only available in black with no white, silver, or grey option at the moment.
Come on Fractal Design - give us something other than dust-magnet black.
by thegrommit
Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define Mini
Replies: 63
Views: 42618

Re: Fractal Design Define Mini

Any plans on putting out a non-black version?
by thegrommit
Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 92714

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

When's the version in glossy white coming out? I don't want a fingerprint magnet or a case that shows every minute speck of dust.
by thegrommit
Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 92714

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

_MarcoM_ wrote:So my White Beauty doesn't have a successor, right? I'll wait for a P150 II, or a Solo II or III white edition :roll:
Preach it brother! I really don't understand the obsession with glossy fingerprint magnet black.
by thegrommit
Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:53 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i3-2100 vs. AMD Phenom II X2 565
Replies: 76
Views: 24875

Re: Intel Core i3-2100 vs. AMD Phenom II X2 565

The table at the top of page 1 has an incorrect price ($195) for the Phenom II. The table below has the correct price ($115).
by thegrommit
Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: what do you use for a dust filter?
Replies: 8
Views: 1482

Re: what do you use for a dust filter?

fumino wrote: its a fabric sheet that you toss in your dryer to reduce static cling, some are scented too.
The "used" aspect is key, as those don't have the scent or waxy coating.
by thegrommit
Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: what do you use for a dust filter?
Replies: 8
Views: 1482

Re: what do you use for a dust filter?

For those intakes where a stock filter won't fit (e.g. above rear expansion slots, or an odd-sized hole), used dryer sheets will do the job.
by thegrommit
Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on a few components, please.
Replies: 15
Views: 2332

FWIW, seeks are still audible after removing one of the drives, and putting the two remaining ones in the bottom bays. However, the resonance has disappeared.
by thegrommit
Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on a few components, please.
Replies: 15
Views: 2332

A bit off topic, but if you, Haych, could provide any information about the noise level of the new 500 GB/platter WD Blue 1 TB (EALS), then it would be immensely appreciated. The old blue 640 gb was very popular thanks to its quiet operation, and it would be interesting to know whether the successo...
by thegrommit
Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo upgrade soon?
Replies: 71
Views: 21817

3. Add a cut out to the MB tray for heatsink mounting (like on the revised P183) 4. Add cable management behind the MB tray (again like the P183) along with the appropriate cable ports. 6. Make the case deeper so you can fit large video cards Those are the three changes I'd like to see. Aesthetics ...
by thegrommit
Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:28 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD5870 Vapor-X
Replies: 49
Views: 20587

WR304 wrote:Interestingly, the HD 5870 Vapor-X is about 1cm shorter than the Nvidia GTX260 card. It fit in my (modified) Antec Solo case easily without needing any more metal cutting away from the drive bays.
Do you have a picture of this setup? I'd like to see what modifications you have in place.
by thegrommit
Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P150, Solo, Sonata Designer, Sonata Plus
Replies: 12
Views: 2528

I'd like a P150 that can accomodate a larger video card, preferably in some colour other than black.
by thegrommit
Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: P53-VM HDMI - disabling onboard sound
Replies: 4
Views: 1555

garhent wrote:When I go to disable onboard sound the motherboard freezes up on NVRAM check
It's a problem specific to the 405 BIOS. You can leave it enabled in the BIOS and disable it via Windows Device Manager.
by thegrommit
Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: P5E-VM HDMI power requirement
Replies: 3
Views: 2101

I use a Antec Neo 550HE inherited from a previous system to power this:

CPU: E8400
Video: 8800GTS/320
Memory: 2x2GB PC6400
HDD: 2 SATA
Optical: 1 SATA
Sound: Audigy4
by thegrommit
Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Motherboard BIOS incompatibility w/chip -- help!
Replies: 2
Views: 1291

Although the E8400 is not officially supported until the 0405 BIOS, the board will boot with it in the 0301 BIOS. Put the 0405 BIOS on a FAT32 formatted flash drive and you can flash it using the built-in utility. This process is described in the user manual. Also bear in mind that the 0405 BIOS wil...
by thegrommit
Sun Feb 03, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus P5E-VM HDMI and disabling onboard sound
Replies: 0
Views: 1208

Asus P5E-VM HDMI and disabling onboard sound

Has anyone with this board tried using a non-Creative PCI sound card and disabling the onboard sound with the v405 BIOS?

I've seen the board hang at "checking NVRAM" with an Audigy4, and have seen reports of the same behaviour with an X-Fi. Re-enabling the onboard sound in the BIOS fixes this.
by thegrommit
Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Motherboard recommendation for new 45nm Intel CPUs
Replies: 28
Views: 14225

also someone has mentioned to me about some limitation in windows where if you get 4GB of ram it won't all be visible to the OS (something to do with running out of address space in a 32-bit OS), is this a real problem..? :? i was reading about some /3GB switch in boot.ini but didn't really underst...
by thegrommit
Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P5E-VM HDMI: A microATX C2D board for gamers?
Replies: 74
Views: 60850

fingers wrote: Well that will never do, I have no plans on running Vista. Does anyone know anything about this or whether there are any plans to update the drivers for XP to support the HDCP for Blueray and HD-DVD ??

Thanks all
link

In short, doesn't look like Intel is going to allow it.
by thegrommit
Wed May 16, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: value ram VS. fancy ram? is it worth it?
Replies: 32
Views: 11104

Draw your own conclusions. Same stick of "performance" RAM at various speeds/timings.
by thegrommit
Thu Jul 20, 2006 5:31 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Arctic Cooling Alpine64 on a X2 4600?
Replies: 7
Views: 3169

That link you show points to an older revision of the AMD heatpipe cooler. The current revision holds an 80mm fan-- http://www.heatsinkoutlet.com/AMD-B.htm . You could keep the stock 80mm fan and undervolt it if it's too loud, or swap it out for something like the Nexus 80mm. Unfortunately, I forgo...
by thegrommit
Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:42 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Arctic Cooling Alpine64 on a X2 4600?
Replies: 7
Views: 3169

I'm waiting on the price cuts. I considered swapping the fan on the stock cooler, but it appears to take a 70mm fan , with no apparent way of fastening a larger/quieter one. I guess I could volt down the stock fan, or use a fanmate. Though Frostytechs 125W test shows the stock fan at low speed is st...