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by Green Shoes
Mon May 23, 2005 5:56 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-430: Beyond the Super Tornado
Replies: 200
Views: 181351

Ah, thanks for the reassurance, Mike, building another comp for the Wife in a couple months and would like to stick with Seasonic.
by Green Shoes
Mon May 23, 2005 5:51 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A question about fans :)
Replies: 15
Views: 3220

As long as you get a good application of Artic Silver I think you should be fine. The Antec Tri-Cool, while not as quiet as a Nexus, isn't terrible by any means. I used mine on my XP-120 b/c I have a 27% overclock (from 2.2 to 2.8 GHz) and I wanted the extra CFM, but undervolted to 5V it's not loud ...
by Green Shoes
Mon May 23, 2005 5:46 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-500 & 600
Replies: 99
Views: 73955

Above 85% across a 350W range :shock: We can only hope that other PSU manufacturer's follow suit.

Still disappointed that they changed the fans from the YL models, though.

Nice review, Mike.
by Green Shoes
Sun May 22, 2005 8:04 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silent Computing Goes Mainstream.
Replies: 6
Views: 2129

*chuckles malevolently* SPCR's ridiculously circuitous plot to take over the world is one step closer to completion....

...hey Bluefront, did they mention what day they were going to run the article?
by Green Shoes
Sun May 22, 2005 8:00 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-430: Beyond the Super Tornado
Replies: 200
Views: 181351

*Whew!* The one I bought two weeks ago is a Yate Loon model; quiet as a mouse :) . It's odd that they changed the efficiency curves, even unintentionally; anyone that will actually be drawing 300+W with these would opt for the 500W or 600W model. Hmmm....
by Green Shoes
Sun May 22, 2005 1:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A question about fans :)
Replies: 15
Views: 3220

Mine came in the original Antec box, but it shipped all the way from CA and was perfectly fine when it got here, no damage at all. Fedex just treats packages much better than those *other* carriers.
by Green Shoes
Sun May 22, 2005 6:48 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which AC Silencer for X800Pro PCI-E
Replies: 4
Views: 1320

The silencers work a little better with nVidia's cards (supposedly the newly-released silencer 6 is the best of them all). But what I'm doing is picking up the Zalman 700-Cu and making my own duct out the back couple of PCI slots (I have no other PCI cards installed). A little more DIY work but much...
by Green Shoes
Sun May 22, 2005 6:45 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A question about fans :)
Replies: 15
Views: 3220

I ordered mine from NewEgg. It would be more expensive, since you're in CA they'll charge you tax, but it's a bit more peace of mind on what condition the case will arrive in.
by Green Shoes
Sat May 21, 2005 7:45 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Yate Loon PCI Slot Fan?
Replies: 2
Views: 1329

A 90-mm fan that can only blow 5 CFM at 2500 RPM? That just doesn't seem to add up.
by Green Shoes
Sat May 21, 2005 1:52 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A question about fans :)
Replies: 15
Views: 3220

Thanks for the post. I guess you're right, any ol' case will do. Well the fact is I need to buy a new one anyway, and I probably won't do any modding this time, so I'm just looking for a good case for a reasonable price. In the future, I would like to start modding. By the way, do the rubber gromme...
by Green Shoes
Sat May 21, 2005 1:45 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: x800xl or x850xt with what PSU?
Replies: 3
Views: 1041

I think you'd be fine with either one, although I suppose the 430W is slightly more future-proof...I just put a rig together with the 430W and an X800XL and I have yet to hear the PSU fan at all....my undervolted Nexus at the rear exhaust is currently louder :shock: .
by Green Shoes
Sat May 21, 2005 1:43 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec SLK3000B: Minimalist Midtower for Quiet PC
Replies: 233
Views: 180507

I just plopped my system into one of these about a week ago....unfortunately I do not have the middle set of holes for a normal 120-mm fan mount :( I purchased this two weeks ago from NewEgg...I wonder if they're getting old stock back in? At any rate, I absolutely love it, regardless of the front m...
by Green Shoes
Fri May 20, 2005 12:12 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: BeHardware tests 25 heatsinks (socket 775)
Replies: 4
Views: 1480

Nice find. I wish they would have calculated torque, though. Seems like the length of the Tower and the sheer weight of the 7700-C would be major disadvantages...I know my mobo was bending a little just from the weight of the relatively light XP-120 when I installed it.
by Green Shoes
Fri May 20, 2005 12:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Recommend me a SATA drive
Replies: 3
Views: 1352

Check the last few reviews on the main page, they are all about the recent SATA drives that have been released. m0002a gives good advice, though, the new WD drives are quite nice. I picked a WD3200JB up the other day and mounted on foam it is totally inaudible idle...seeks are audible up to about 1M...
by Green Shoes
Thu May 19, 2005 12:03 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Vantec Nexus NXP 205-SL Fan Controller
Replies: 5
Views: 1892

Well, this thing works great! I got the black version for my SLK3000-b. My one nit with it is that the upper metal casing makes some heinous knocking noises if there's any vibration at all in the casing (like optical drives)....but it is removed easily enough. It's got a nice wide range of voltages ...
by Green Shoes
Thu May 19, 2005 11:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audiophilia: hobby or disease? (CONTINUED)
Replies: 226
Views: 112947

Would you want to hear six instruments all playing at 20kHz? To answer your question, though, the sampling rate need only be as high as the highest frequency that is being recorded. There's a technical explanation, I just can't remember what it is right now :oops:
by Green Shoes
Thu May 19, 2005 8:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audiophilia: hobby or disease? (CONTINUED)
Replies: 226
Views: 112947

Devonavar , I think you bring up some good points. Ones that have possibly been touched on here, but certainly not at such length. This could be an interesting experiment. To throw in my experience on this subject.....I once had to make a study where we were testing if people could respond to any s...
by Green Shoes
Wed May 18, 2005 1:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audiophilia: hobby or disease? (CONTINUED)
Replies: 226
Views: 112947

alleycat wrote:
...but I'm still missing something from those recordings
So lossless isn't really lossless?
Crap, meant "lossy", thanks for the good proofing out there. Edit made.
by Green Shoes
Wed May 18, 2005 5:55 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New 180mm case fans
Replies: 33
Views: 8578

Seriously though, people are getting more and more weary of LARGE computers (I know I am). There was a time when fullish towers were much more popular, now most people stop at mid towers (other than stacker, v2000 etc). That really didn't make sense. What did people need those huge cases for back t...
by Green Shoes
Wed May 18, 2005 5:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audiophilia: hobby or disease? (CONTINUED)
Replies: 226
Views: 112947

gee whiz, I'm gone to a wedding for two days and there's another two pages of posts.... yeha , I have done a good bit of compression codec comparing myself and although I haven't checked out EAC, in a blind test I can tell the difference between a 192kbps mp4 and CD audio 19 times out of 20 (we got ...
by Green Shoes
Wed May 18, 2005 5:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: next gen nVidia to pull 200+ W
Replies: 65
Views: 17938

...# Single card requires min. 400W PSU with 12V rating of 26A # SLI configuration requires min. 500W PSU with 12V rating of 34A It's not 200W pull yet, but it is pretty high if those are anywhere close to reality (asuming nVidia learned from their previous XXX W PSU required blunder). I think they...
by Green Shoes
Wed May 18, 2005 5:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First silent system... Did I forget anything? Fans?
Replies: 4
Views: 1830

I personally would suggest a DVD-rom drive (not a burner) for better safety when reading copy-protected discs. Could you elaborate on this? I am not familar with that issue, I have just known a few people who have had problems getting copy protection on games to read with DVD-RW. I think it is limi...
by Green Shoes
Mon May 16, 2005 5:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First silent system... Did I forget anything? Fans?
Replies: 4
Views: 1830

Greetings and Welcome to SPCR!!! [/size] That list looks quite good, actually; eerily similar to the build I just made. A few suggestions: If you want to save yourself a few bucks, just suspend the HDD in one of the 5.25" drive bays, or even in the empty space below the bays. It works arguably bette...
by Green Shoes
Mon May 16, 2005 5:26 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Quiet Printers
Replies: 11
Views: 3023

Thanks Steve, that one looks like a really good deal, actually. I appreciate the tip. Is Brother a re-branded HP (or vice-versa)? They use the same numbering-lettering system.
by Green Shoes
Mon May 16, 2005 5:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audiophilia: hobby or disease? (CONTINUED)
Replies: 226
Views: 112947

yeha , the majority of the population has already had their hearing damaged too much by the time they turn 21. There's a lot of noise that people are exposed to that just wasn't there many years ago....the 20Hz-20kHz "range of hearing" maybe used to be that, but for most is now down to more like 40...
by Green Shoes
Mon May 16, 2005 6:17 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New 180mm case fans
Replies: 33
Views: 8578

so how long until we see the "ceiling fan mod" popping up on the forums?
by Green Shoes
Mon May 16, 2005 6:13 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Silent Box SBX-1000 HDD Enclosure
Replies: 29
Views: 25578

Nice review, guys. It seems rather silly to only release it for IDE-compatible drives, though (apparently with good reason, according to one of the pics). Any word on if they are planning to release an SATA version?
by Green Shoes
Sat May 14, 2005 5:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audiophilia: hobby or disease? (CONTINUED)
Replies: 226
Views: 112947

In pro audio, there are several respected companies building reference quality speakers (dynaudio, genelec) for studio use which are almost flat thruought the range. Mostly because pro audio gear is terrible--and not just because of the "oh, audiophile stuff just makes music 'pretty' in an inaccura...
by Green Shoes
Sat May 14, 2005 12:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audiophilia: hobby or disease? (CONTINUED)
Replies: 226
Views: 112947

I never saw that movie. Its a great movie, you should check it out. I didnt catch the napoleon quote and just voted for "could go either way". I'm so disappointed in you, tay . :cry: Really, though, you should check the movie out, it gets funnier every time you see it; just don't expect a plot or a...
by Green Shoes
Sat May 14, 2005 12:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Looking for CD burner that also reads DVDs?
Replies: 38
Views: 8911

I wonder how this can be when I can see through most CDRs. Ever seen a press-quality CD before they slap a label on it? Besides, the substrate is clear; I think the laser would have a hard time reading through an opaque layer (but I don't know much about lasers, either). I've never heard of this, d...