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by MGP
Thu May 27, 2004 6:01 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Help, I'm a NOOB! Need hardware sugguestions.
Replies: 5
Views: 1526

Ah, that's Ralf -- Always coming to the rescue of n00bs across the globe... 8)
by MGP
Wed May 26, 2004 12:34 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Sony VAIO R Series VGC-R
Replies: 1
Views: 2060

Sony VAIO R Series VGC-R

Call it a bikini minitower: Sony Electronics' new Vaio desktop PC chassis has a gap or air intake in the middle instead of the front. Combined with a liquid-cooled heat exchanger and smaller, efficient fans, Sony says, the black case's airflow design drastically reduces ambient noise to increase en...
by MGP
Thu Apr 29, 2004 2:06 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Beige fan controller
Replies: 11
Views: 2346

I thought I mentioned that the Digital Doc 5 comes in beige?!
by MGP
Wed Apr 28, 2004 11:24 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: My old Northbridge is stuck on. 'Elp.
Replies: 5
Views: 1909

yea, you gotta give a good yank on those stock northbridge chipset heatsinks...the thermal material used -- as you shall soon find out -- is more like tough, old bubble gum than quality product you'd see with Arctic Silver, etc.
by MGP
Wed Apr 28, 2004 11:21 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Beige fan controller
Replies: 11
Views: 2346

Try the Digital Doc 5 -- I believe this product is still offered in either beige, black, or silver (I own an un-used beige one that I never got to installing). The build quality is great and the LCD has a backlight...You might wanna check out some reviews on it.
by MGP
Tue Apr 27, 2004 4:15 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Slow down three fans but keep motherboard rpm reading
Replies: 6
Views: 1861

Fanmates may also be purchased online under the Zalman brand...either way, you'll get a useful product with the same quality.
by MGP
Mon Apr 26, 2004 7:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Desktop ScreenShots
Replies: 91
Views: 35238

Ok, Ralf. wtf is klingklang? :roll: I googled it and it gave me some shady websites that had links that linked back to themselves (spyware? :wink: ) or this one site with ANNOYING sfx. ARGH!!! :evil: I must know! :D
by MGP
Mon Mar 29, 2004 4:07 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Intel's Big Announcement
Replies: 4
Views: 1750

Intel's Big Announcement

http://news.com.com/2100-1006_3-5181256 ... ag=cd_lede

By 2007, say "Hasta La Vista, Baby" to scouring the world for desktop motherboards to rest your Pentium M's in. :wink:
by MGP
Thu Mar 25, 2004 12:45 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Windows XP Slowwwwness
Replies: 45
Views: 11864

I wouldn't be quick to blame the issue on 512MB of RAM as my school PC lab (which is used for game development) consists of Dell Dimension XPS' equipped with only 512MB DDR 400 and they all run Far Cry easily with lots of eye candy (of course, their 3GHz CPUs and 128MB Radeon 9800 Pro's help too :D ).
by MGP
Mon Feb 09, 2004 11:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: SPCR Crowd Employment
Replies: 64
Views: 31157

<<BuMp>>
by MGP
Mon Feb 02, 2004 12:26 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: is it ok to mount a hard drive vertically?
Replies: 7
Views: 2376

Yea, mounting a HD vertically shouldn't be a problem as the previous line of Dell Dimensions circa 1999-2000 used cases that placed the HD vertically at the front of the case (I would know as I had a version of the non-branded case used by Dell -- a case I would NOT recommend, btw, for housing a pow...
by MGP
Thu Jan 29, 2004 11:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: For Users with Zalman VGA Heatpipe Cooling: InWin x710 Case
Replies: 0
Views: 998

For Users with Zalman VGA Heatpipe Cooling: InWin x710 Case

This case may be of interest to SPCR members for its expansion slot structural bracket that keeps cards in place (very similar to the feature found on ARM System's new case). Here's a link for those interested.

http://www.metku.net/index.html?sect=vi ... /index_eng
by MGP
Wed Jan 28, 2004 7:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire cards
Replies: 4
Views: 2276

And don't be pressured to get the 9600XT for the Half-Life 2 coupon...Anandtech had a link the other day about several ATI card manufacturers suddenly not shipping the coupons with their products without ATI's knowledge -- besides, it's not like Half-Life 2 will be coming out in any time in the near...
by MGP
Thu Jan 22, 2004 4:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: SPCR Crowd Employment
Replies: 64
Views: 31157

swEEt, sbabb, I'm glad to hear it. :D
by MGP
Thu Jan 22, 2004 11:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: SPCR Crowd Employment
Replies: 64
Views: 31157

Darn, MikeC. Can't change the poll now, but should've added "Full Time Defrauder" for you-know-who. :D
by MGP
Thu Jan 22, 2004 11:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: SPCR Crowd Employment
Replies: 64
Views: 31157

BuMp
by MGP
Mon Jan 19, 2004 3:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I've got money! What should I get?
Replies: 42
Views: 12825

Hmmm...you got money and don't know what to do with it, eh?

1) Wire it to my PayPal account.

2) Become a paid member of SPCR.

3) Wire it to my PayPal account.

:D
by MGP
Tue Jan 13, 2004 8:31 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: n00b question about the fan on the heatsink
Replies: 6
Views: 1920

If you plan on ducting that CPU with the stock Intel heatsink, I certainly would suggest you to use a larger heatsink such as an Alpha (which is specifically designed for "sucking" airflow).
by MGP
Tue Jan 13, 2004 6:17 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: n00b question about the fan on the heatsink
Replies: 6
Views: 1920

Welcome to the SPCR Forums!

I believe that the fan of the stock Intel HSF blows downwards on the heatsink.
by MGP
Sun Jan 11, 2004 1:39 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Super Silencer 400 - blue twisted wire?
Replies: 8
Views: 2798

My P4, i850E-based mobo uses the AUX power connector. Although I'm not exactly sure why it's used, I do think that I remember a thread on this topic somewhere in the forums.
by MGP
Sun Jan 11, 2004 1:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Super Tornado 300W
Replies: 5
Views: 1593

Oh, and, btw, the problems with this particular PSU are sort of sketchy...My particular revision does still have the "no start fan" (with a light whine/buzzing noise) symptom occasionally, but it runs well and silent...but yes, there are several cases of the newer revisions having very loud fans.
by MGP
Sun Jan 11, 2004 1:32 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Super Tornado 300W
Replies: 5
Views: 1593

You know, there are plenty of forums on problems with the Seasonic Super Tornado 300 -- use the search! :wink:
by MGP
Sat Jan 10, 2004 6:42 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Super Silencer 400 - blue twisted wire?
Replies: 8
Views: 2798

I believe the 3-pin wire with blue and black colors with you PSU is used to monitor the PSU's fan RPM. Plugging it into your motherboard is the way to go!
by MGP
Mon Jan 05, 2004 6:24 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SolidState Drive
Replies: 8
Views: 2226

No, Phil, I was sorta joking and being serious. I mean, if one needs something for work, then one's gotta have it (e.g. if you use it for work and find a way/excuse, heheh, to use a solid-state HD to help make $$$, then go for it! ... Though I don't know of any work/profession that would apply :D :w...
by MGP
Mon Jan 05, 2004 11:03 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SolidState Drive
Replies: 8
Views: 2226

Phil, Take a look at the "Hard Drive" section of table provided by the link below and tell me you if you've wet your pants yet... :D http://www.geek.com/htbc/glanin.htm So, 3.2GB of solid-state bliss DOES cost an arm and a leg and then some. :wink: I hope the Quantum model reference helps in your se...
by MGP
Sun Jan 04, 2004 9:42 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: OS and new hardware, will it work?
Replies: 5
Views: 1549

Isn't it also likely that Win95 wouldn't recognize such peripherals like a DVD-RW optical drive (Not sure if it was Win98 or 95 that "officially" supported DVD)?
by MGP
Fri Jan 02, 2004 5:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your preferred type of girl's voice?
Replies: 28
Views: 15060

Yes, I also voted "Normal," but actually find Brittish accents somewhat attractive.
by MGP
Fri Jan 02, 2004 5:20 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Voodoo3 3000 Fanless?
Replies: 8
Views: 3141

Forget the TNT2...a few bucks more could get you a T&L capable card like a Radeon 9200 or GeForce FX 5200.
by MGP
Fri Jan 02, 2004 8:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your preferred type of girl's voice?
Replies: 28
Views: 15060

Yeah, I was just foolin' around with you. :D To my knowledge, Athlonpowers was/is (?) a member who tried to turn SPCR in its infancy into a DirectTV satellite network. He even tried to get MikeC to give him the title of something like "Chief of Off-Topic" as he incessantly posted loads of the most r...
by MGP
Thu Jan 01, 2004 8:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your preferred type of girl's voice?
Replies: 28
Views: 15060

Hmmm...

engseng = athlonpowers, keeper and defender of the off-topic?

:wink: