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by Green Shoes
Tue Feb 22, 2005 8:44 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: seasonic s12 is finally here
Replies: 46
Views: 14272

Tephras wrote:Yes, the 6600GT AGP has it's own power connector but the PCI-E version does not, I have never seen one with it at least.
ah....yes, that makes sense.... :oops:
by Green Shoes
Tue Feb 22, 2005 1:29 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: SPCR Nightmare!
Replies: 3
Views: 1458

75 80mm fans..... *shudder*

heh heh....

Casefancasefancasefancasefancase...
by Green Shoes
Tue Feb 22, 2005 1:26 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Intel throws down the gauntlet
Replies: 42
Views: 11084

I don't know if anyone (me included) has been able to stay 100% on topic... then again, what WAS the topic? Was it: 1) "Does anyone want to even try to silently cool the 600 series Prescotts?" or was it 2) "Is there a reason to buy a desktop Dothan setup for 2x the price of an A64 setup?" I think i...
by Green Shoes
Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:57 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: seasonic s12 is finally here
Replies: 46
Views: 14272

(forgot to add this to last post) To my knowledge, the 6600GTs do not have any power connectors on them, unlike 6800s, X800s, etc. I have a 6600GT and it has a 4-pin molex...tried running it without it and it performed slower than the 32Mb 3dfx card it replaced, put the juice to it and it runs great...
by Green Shoes
Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: seasonic s12 is finally here
Replies: 46
Views: 14272

Here's another review of the S12 over here. Short review, but interesting results.
by Green Shoes
Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:31 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Nexus NX-4090 blows air in instead of sucking it out
Replies: 6
Views: 2096

Re: Nexus NX-4090 blows air in instead of sucking it out

To get at net airflow, you could light one of these smoking/smelling sticks (damn, can't remember how to call that in english) and see where the smoke goes. Ask your wife/girlfriend/sister/mom ;) Or your friendly neighborhood hippie. My stepsister who is currently living in a biodome buys them from...
by Green Shoes
Tue Feb 22, 2005 10:15 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Intel throws down the gauntlet
Replies: 42
Views: 11084

Wow, this post got a lot of traction. :D It's not just the name Intel that sells. "Pentium 4" sells. Even "Athlon" sells. Why do you think both companies have gone through different sockets and cores and still keep the same name. We've had Athlon in our vocabularies since 1999, and Pentium 4 since 2...
by Green Shoes
Mon Feb 21, 2005 9:58 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Intel throws down the gauntlet
Replies: 42
Views: 11084

Intel throws down the gauntlet

Is anyone up to the challenge? Anand recently got the power draw numbers up on the new 6xx series (I assume they're fairly accurate, not sure of their methodology), as seen here. The newest EE draws an astounding 233W at full load! :shock: I was hoping that the 6xx series would draw a little less po...
by Green Shoes
Mon Feb 21, 2005 9:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic gets first 80 Plus certification
Replies: 21
Views: 8964

Ah, thanks for the link, lenny. It's not a typo, if you check out the 80plus website you'll see where I got that from. Regardless, after reading the wikipedia entry I'm pretty sure you're right; they're the same thing.

Everyone on this website is so helpful; I'm donating today :mrgreen:
by Green Shoes
Sun Feb 20, 2005 10:24 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic gets first 80 Plus certification
Replies: 21
Views: 8964

Yeah, keep us up-to-date, from all I can tell from their website the Ecos company that's behind this has much loftier goals than just power supplies, but I think that's great....cool stuff on there nonetheless (I thought this article was particularly eye-opening, I'll be hunting through my house thi...
by Green Shoes
Sun Feb 20, 2005 9:53 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic gets first 80 Plus certification
Replies: 21
Views: 8964

Nifty organization, first I've heard of it. What do you think the odds are that the manufacturers will pass those $5-$10 savings on to us? :?
by Green Shoes
Sun Feb 20, 2005 1:34 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!
Replies: 313
Views: 342395

The new Foxconn Mobo can be seen here.

Only undervolts to 1.2, but still a 20% reduction. Also cheapest NF4 mobo that I've seen anywhere.

does have active cooling on northbridge, though :roll:
by Green Shoes
Sun Feb 20, 2005 1:09 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Why is noise noisy?
Replies: 12
Views: 3692

I will DEFINITELY be getting a pair of BOSE top of the line noise cancelling headphones very soon. You will LOVE them. They have made long plane trips and sessions with lots of trumpet players bearable again. Although mine have a low-level hiss that we normally associate with dirty power(only notic...
by Green Shoes
Sat Feb 19, 2005 3:29 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: True silence without VIA?
Replies: 11
Views: 2294

Most BIOSes allow for a programmable keyboard shortcut to boot up, much like the old macs use to have (curse Apple for removing those).
by Green Shoes
Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:22 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Maximum PC builds a quiet machine
Replies: 11
Views: 3219

Great find! Nice to have a great many pics for newbie DIY's (like myself) all in one place. Would have been nice to see some objective measurements for "quiet", though.
by Green Shoes
Sat Feb 19, 2005 9:03 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Why is noise noisy?
Replies: 12
Views: 3692

i don't think that continuous monotone noises are necessarily of great disturbance; indeed, the human auditory cortex is supposed to periodically ignore such sounds - e.g. ringing noises/artefacts. Many other people i speak to say they don't notice their computer noise anymore because it's always t...
by Green Shoes
Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet or easy mod'able 6600gt?
Replies: 9
Views: 2631

Stay away from the Leadtek/Winfast. Performs just fine but the shroudless fan is a screamer :( Wish I'd found this site before I bought it.
by Green Shoes
Fri Feb 18, 2005 1:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: new FSP Green Power with 85% efficiency
Replies: 88
Views: 47626

Too bad they didn't make the PSU out of cardboard as well
It'd be just a little too ironic to have a PSU made out of cardboard for environmental purposes when it's drawing 400W :wink:

Seriously, though, I'd love to see some specs if anyone gets one 'o these.
by Green Shoes
Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:27 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Apple drops tiny, cheap Mac bomb
Replies: 117
Views: 38886

The depressing thing about all this to me is that I just bought this exact same config in a Powermac G4 about a year ago for over $1300 before tax/shipping. meh. FWIW, my experience with macs (as a PC user, forced to use them all the time) is that they're relatively quieter than an average PC, but n...
by Green Shoes
Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:18 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: "Cool" new WD drive (sorry, bad pun)
Replies: 7
Views: 2817

Thanks for the warm welcome :) It would indeed be nice to see a bit more competition along the silent front...although I agree that things are improving. In the past I've had about the same luck with Western Digital as others did with the deathstars, but recently I tried them again and the quality (...
by Green Shoes
Thu Feb 17, 2005 6:57 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: "Cool" new WD drive (sorry, bad pun)
Replies: 7
Views: 2817

"Cool" new WD drive (sorry, bad pun)

Just surfing around this morning and came across this . Although I highly doubt their claims of "nearly silent", I thought it was interesting that these are the coolest-running drives they've ever had, beating the 7200.7 by 4 degrees and everything else by 7-8. Might be useful for those who are susp...