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by Erssa
Sat May 17, 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: AVG Anti-Virus.....New Version.
Replies: 48
Views: 12465

I use AVIRA, I think it has the least bloat and performs well in AV-comparisons. Btw, the link you just clicked could contain a virus. Do you trust me? I do trust you enough not to post a malware link on a public forum. I've always kept a copy of AntiVir/Avira on a USB key for emergency situations ...
by Erssa
Sat May 17, 2008 10:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: AVG Anti-Virus.....New Version.
Replies: 48
Views: 12465

I don't see why people use AV software at all. I've been running without any third-party security software on any of my systems for close to two years now, and I haven't had a single problem yet. Keep your windows up to date, don't visit shady websites, and don't open email attachments that you don...
by Erssa
Sat May 17, 2008 9:07 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The Slipstream800 really *IS* the sweet spot!
Replies: 52
Views: 13913

If you're used to a Tri-cool, you probably won't even notice the Slipstream @ 12v. According to SPCR, Slip Stream M at 12V measured 28dBA compared to 20dBA for low-speed Antec TriCool. If you are sensitive enough to find 20dBA TriCool too loud, then 12V Slip Stream's 28dBA is going to sound like a ...
by Erssa
Sat May 17, 2008 12:10 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermaltake V1: "Peacock Tail" Cooler
Replies: 8
Views: 5171

Still, if it was possible to mod it with a better, softmounted fan . . . I wonder if it'd do any better? Of course it would, but why bother, when you can get better performance cheaper and without any modding. The concept sure looks intriguing. Is Zalman the only other company to attempt a CPU heat...
by Erssa
Thu May 15, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Bought recommended stuff but its still loud.
Replies: 35
Views: 11853

Or is there something else i should be looking at? I have already reset the heatsink about three-four times as well as apply thermal paste 2-3 times to be shure ive applied the components correctly. Bios update could fix it. When I first got my motherboard it used to report too high temps. Temps dr...
by Erssa
Thu May 15, 2008 10:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: newbie wants some advice!
Replies: 11
Views: 2682

Granted, I'll be getting a new monitor and some software too, so let's say $1500 for the computer. If you have so much to spend, you are better off spending most of it on the monitor, imo. Case: Antec p182 Power: Seasonic s12 energy+550 Processor: Core2 Duo e8400 MoBo: Asus P5K3 Deluxe Heat Sink: S...
by Erssa
Thu May 15, 2008 3:20 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman ZM1000-HP: Quiet KiloWatt PSU
Replies: 45
Views: 22873

Your question about whether the STB switch was on is a good one. I think the answer is yes, it was on during load testing. It did not get turned off. Not sure whether it would have had any effect on ripple; I'd guess not. The 850W Zalman in the EPCN Extreme Gamer 22DBA PC actually measured higher r...
by Erssa
Tue May 13, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman ZM1000-HP: Quiet KiloWatt PSU
Replies: 45
Views: 22873

Amazing. Ok, now we need a 400W version with a fan that never ramps up...
by Erssa
Tue May 13, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Hey spcr, help me with building my first pc
Replies: 30
Views: 6881

Plekto wrote:It's a good feature that WD adds that most others don't.
Others have it as well. Seagate's implementation has it's own name for it. So does Samsung's and Hitachi's feature.
by Erssa
Tue May 13, 2008 1:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Hey spcr, help me with building my first pc
Replies: 30
Views: 6881

The 640 AAKS is the faster, higher-performance drive, but it is slightly noiser (but still really quiet) and uses more electricity. The 500 GP is a little slower, though for most use, you'd probably never even notice (due to the larger cache). It also uses less electricity and is almost silent. Eit...
by Erssa
Tue May 13, 2008 1:19 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: building a quiet yet high performing pc. need your advice
Replies: 15
Views: 3360

Figment has given excellent advices in this thread. I pretty much second his every opinion. Right now the lowest I could find each locally is 430 ILS (~128 USD) for the P35-DS3L and 854 ILS (~254 USD) for the IP35 Pro, which is almost double. Wow. That's a bigger difference than I thought it would b...
by Erssa
Mon May 12, 2008 11:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Build
Replies: 8
Views: 2241

TRUE on E7200 without OC, that's waiste... I'm going to third this opinion first mentioned by toki_c. TR heatsinks are too expensive, and you still have to buy a fan. Despite all the complaints about Ninja, I'd still go for it. It's much cheaper then TR heatsinks and new versions are shipped with S...
by Erssa
Mon May 12, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My firt silent HTPC - Help me choosing the components please
Replies: 16
Views: 5420

and I believe the 4850 is only 45w as well, saving you 20 watts for the same processing speed. In theory. Real world savings are nowhere near 20W. The ninja mini, does not fit into the Lian Li PC-A36! My advice would be to just use the stock AMD cooler and see how it is. I've heard that its pretty ...
by Erssa
Mon May 12, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: new gaming pc for someone with OCD on noise level.
Replies: 5
Views: 1479

Re: new gaming pc for someone with OCD on noise level.

lethallottery wrote:should i build it? or buy a prebuilt specialty silent pc?
lethallottery wrote:thats way overpriced.
You just answered your own question.
would it be possible to build that?
Why not? EPCN builds them. Many people here build them.
by Erssa
Sun May 11, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Who needs dust filters anyway?
Replies: 5
Views: 1804

Who needs dust filters anyway?

by Erssa
Sun May 11, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Why does Antec use lousy fans?
Replies: 31
Views: 7875

The reason why people might perceive the Tricools as quiet enough would be because they’re lacking sound reference points! and without different reference points to begin with, that very perception doesn’t really say that much. You are wrong. It's also ridiculously obvious to see why are you wr...
by Erssa
Sun May 11, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why a convicted murderer shouldn't die.....
Replies: 120
Views: 33711

One triple murderer has recently been in our newspaper headlines, because he was released on Monday after serving for 19 years. "After nightfall Valjakkala stole a bicycle. He was pursued by Sten Nilsson and his 15-year-old son Fredrik. The chase ended at a cemetery where Sten and Fredrik Nilsson w...
by Erssa
Sat May 10, 2008 6:29 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Fan Round-Up #2: 120mm Fans
Replies: 189
Views: 150655

It's not like i die if i listen to the fan at 1300rpm, but since i'm a very sensitive guy i can't stand it too long time. Am i too sensitive? No. I think your assessment is right. No true silence freak can listen to Slip Stream M with 12V and say it's silent. Most here wouldn't use Nexus at 12V. Wh...
by Erssa
Fri May 09, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Fan Round-Up #2: 120mm Fans
Replies: 189
Views: 150655

What i've heard is that the P12 fan pushes about the same air that the S12 does, but it has a lot higher static pressure, making it easier to push air through tight fins(and so keeping the CPU cooler), something that the S12 is missing. By looking at the fan blades it looks very possible, but by re...
by Erssa
Fri May 09, 2008 9:35 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Make SPCR Even Better... and Win Great Prizes!
Replies: 209
Views: 335529

BTW I didn't mean to say that anyone has to feel bad about not donating, not at all, really... I was just fascinated by the statistics, that's all. No offense taken, I just wanted to moan about how unfair it it is for us (=me) :). I never thought SPCR would gather that much money this quickly, and ...
by Erssa
Fri May 09, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Fan Round-Up #2: 120mm Fans
Replies: 189
Views: 150655

Hello, first post here in SPCR, my most trusted computersite. Hope my english is good enough for you guys. Welcome to SPCR! Anyway: Nexus deserves first place now in my opinion. http://data.fuskbugg.se/skalman01/Nexus%20vs%20Noctua.jpg At the same speed they perform identically, but what i've heard...
by Erssa
Thu May 08, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Make SPCR Even Better... and Win Great Prizes!
Replies: 209
Views: 335529

I was quite astonished to see how so very few people donated that much money, and how little that is compared to all unique visitors to the site. 153 individuals is really a lot less than what I expected... And the money is indeed a lot more than what I expected. Dollars are so cheap that I was con...
by Erssa
Wed May 07, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Hey spcr, help me with building my first pc
Replies: 30
Views: 6881

hey thanks for the advice, im still having trouble deciding which motherboard. My parts so far are the e8400, bfg 8800 gt, p182, vx550 and a samsung burner. For my ram, what would be the best deal? im not looking to overclock the ram, so i just need something that will last awhile. 4 Gigs of the ch...
by Erssa
Tue May 06, 2008 6:57 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus M3A78-EMH HDMI (AMD 780G) power consumption
Replies: 7
Views: 3610

True, although I used the same PSU when I put both setups into my HTPC case so 780G seems to use the same power as the 6100/8400GS. Well 780G performs as well as 8400GS in gaming. I'm not really surprised it uses a bit more power then previous IGPs, when it is so powerful. The 780G is very impressi...
by Erssa
Tue May 06, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 2008 ITIF Broadband rankings (covers 30 countries)
Replies: 13
Views: 2643

Re: costs

I am just guessing, but I wonder if those prices quoted for Finland and France are that low because the government contributes in some way. Subsidies, higher personal income taxes, or even maybe the governments own the telcom systems. No, governments subsidies have nothing to do with it. We just ha...
by Erssa
Mon May 05, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 2008 ITIF Broadband rankings (covers 30 countries)
Replies: 13
Views: 2643

while i was in france, i saw an ad for a mobile/internet/TV package that included: ADSL2 24Mbps, mobile phone service, HD cable box and a free HDTV all for 29 euro per month... that works out to around $45 CAD. Just for comparison one of the cheapest similar offers we currently have is: - ADSL2 24M...
by Erssa
Mon May 05, 2008 9:35 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Hey spcr, help me with building my first pc
Replies: 30
Views: 6881

Dont get the raptor. Its not quiet, and its performance is definitely not worth the extra cost. The latest standard speed drives such from samsung and especially WD are much quieter, and nearly as quick. Of course, the new VeliceRaptor drive (the 2.5" version) is quick and quiet, but way to expensi...
by Erssa
Mon May 05, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Why does Antec use lousy fans?
Replies: 31
Views: 7875

No matter what you buy you will have to be ready to change fans, tape up ventilation holes, undervolt and all that to get the thing just the way you like it. I don't know that you have to go that far. Well silence isn't the only obsession around here. For example cablegami has really no real effect...
by Erssa
Thu May 01, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: ...Who needs push-pins to install a ninja...?
Replies: 6
Views: 1938

:lol: Thanks for the laughs.
by Erssa
Thu May 01, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: E7200 available at Newegg
Replies: 5
Views: 2611

"Our sources have told us that the Intel G45 is suffering growing pains. The current revision is locked at a 667MHz GPU core speed and the VC1/H.264 decoder capabilities are turned off. A new revision will be available in July with the 800MHz GPU core speed and VC1/H.264 decoder capabilities turned ...