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by ATWindsor
Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:24 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: CNPS10X Extreme: Zalman's Extreme Makeover
Replies: 24
Views: 6712

The most selled i7, the 920, uses around the same power as the tested CPU in D0-revision, doesn't it? AFAIK, there are 2 variants of the i7-920, both rated for 130W TDP. My hands on experience with two samples of the i7-920 convinces me that it does indeed pull something like 130W. Our Pentium D950...
by ATWindsor
Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: CNPS10X Extreme: Zalman's Extreme Makeover
Replies: 24
Views: 6712

- Heavier than a Ninja or HR-01 - More expensive than a Ninja or HR-01 plus a Nexus 120mm fan - Worse cooling than a Ninja 2 or HR-01 I think this thing is obsolete before it even rolls off the production line. Obsolete is a very strong word, a serious overstatement here. You also bend the data to ...
by ATWindsor
Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: dba (always at 1 metre?)
Replies: 12
Views: 4249

For a single piece of hardware they should give levels in Sound Power (SWL), not pressure. It's easier to calculate and there is not the same problems, becuase the power level is the power level, regardless of distance. AtW Better in terms of a repeatable value but definitely not easier... unless y...
by ATWindsor
Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:18 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: water or air?
Replies: 47
Views: 27041

Once you go with liquid you'll never go back. I have to laugh when people try to talk air up like it can even come close. It can't. I am considering going back, I have a reserator setup. It works well, and was a very good solution durings its day. But now? I can hear the pump, even when placing the...
by ATWindsor
Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Proposed Silent Gaming/General PC
Replies: 4
Views: 1368

I'd also consider the new WD or Samsung 500GB/platter drives over the Hitachi. Their TB drive was originally 5 platters, and (i think) they only updated it to 4 platters some time ago but haven't really caught up to the ones we mentioned. Also, make sure that S1 is a Rev.2! I am pretty sure they up...
by ATWindsor
Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Multitaskin/Gaming PC
Replies: 11
Views: 2195

You'd have to mod the S1 to fit the 4770- chop off 1" from the left end of all the fins. However the 4850 might be able to be cooled passively, and an S1 also fits... With one intake (Noctua S12 at 800rpm~), and one CPU fan in the case (also at 800rpm~) my 4850 under an S1 overheats (in the sense o...
by ATWindsor
Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Multitaskin/Gaming PC
Replies: 11
Views: 2195

You'd have to mod the S1 to fit the 4770- chop off 1" from the left end of all the fins. However the 4850 might be able to be cooled passively, and an S1 also fits... Hmm, is that an easy mod to do? I might be trying that, seems like a bit of a waste to use the 4850 when its more expensive, uses mu...
by ATWindsor
Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Multitaskin/Gaming PC
Replies: 11
Views: 2195

You won't be able to get a S1 on a 4770. The GPU position is too far to the left. Dammit, that is a bummer. I was pretty set on the 4770 now, and evetuelly upgrading the GPU later, due to the difficulity of cooling the 4890. Do you know any coolers that do fit, wich are effective? And as a side que...
by ATWindsor
Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: dba (always at 1 metre?)
Replies: 12
Views: 4249

For a single piece of hardware hey should give levels in Sound Power (SWL), not pressure. It's easier to calculate and there is not the same problems, becuase the power level is the power level, regardless of distance.

AtW
by ATWindsor
Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Multitaskin/Gaming PC
Replies: 11
Views: 2195

Is the 4890 Vapor-x as quiet as the 4850-model? I also notice that is seems to have other cpacitors, does that mean that it will not suffer from coil-whine? THe cooling solution is alse a bit uniqe, does this mean that it will be problematic to change to a accelereo s1 on the vapor-x, should i decid...
by ATWindsor
Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Multitaskin/Gaming PC
Replies: 11
Views: 2195

Hmm, i am on a general basis a bit sceptical to stock non-passive-coolers. Is it really that quiet? I guess its more quiet than the usual solutions, but they are pretty noisy.

AtW
by ATWindsor
Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Multitaskin/Gaming PC
Replies: 11
Views: 2195

Silent Multitaskin/Gaming PC

I have the following setup planned. Antec P180 or eventually buy me a p183. MB MSI X58 Pro-E Intel Core i7 920 Thermalright HR-01 Plus with some fan. VGA: Some AMD 4770 or 4890 variant. Accelero S1 GPU cooler. Seasonic M12D 850W, eventually the Enermax Modu 625, but its hard to get a hold of here in...
by ATWindsor
Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI i7-build, when does the Mobo draw the most power?
Replies: 3
Views: 1073

Here is a picture of the mobo http://nvision.pl/img/200904/msi_x58_pro-e_02.jpg Would it be a possibility to just just thermal adhesive and glue a cooler like the thermalright hr05 or similar to the smaller part of the heat-pipe-setup? Even the smaller of the to coolers is pretty irregular though, s...
by ATWindsor
Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:46 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI i7-build, when does the Mobo draw the most power?
Replies: 3
Views: 1073

A solution could be to add additional cooling, but is that even possible with todays mobos? Most of them have a heatpipe-based setup, so i would think modding them would be difficult?

AtW
by ATWindsor
Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:57 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI i7-build, when does the Mobo draw the most power?
Replies: 3
Views: 1073

MSI i7-build, when does the Mobo draw the most power?

I am planning in a i7-build, and i want it to be quiet, quiet in the sense that i can't here that its on. However som people have reported problems with overheating the NB on z58-boards, and on MSI in particular, since a quiet build won't have a very large aiirflow i am a bit concerned about this. A...
by ATWindsor
Tue May 19, 2009 7:43 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P183: The P182 Gets More Air
Replies: 145
Views: 85655

It seems the upgrade is not big from p182, but how about the p180? Lets say you are building a fairly power hungry single GPU-system, for instance a i7 with 4850/70. Is the p183 worth the upgrade from p180?

AtW
by ATWindsor
Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD's Maui HTPC Platform
Replies: 163
Views: 99612

The real reason is marketing. High end manufacturers purposefully make their stuff big and heavy because those attributes actually score them points on reviews, as the old school line of thought is that size and weight = quality. My Class D from Harman Kardon is gigantic for no good reason other th...
by ATWindsor
Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:47 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Xonar HDAV1.3 Deluxe: Asus HTPC sound card does Everything
Replies: 68
Views: 30321

I don't need an ABX to tell that there is a real, audible difference between 32 kHz and 48 kHz audio Yes you do. The whole point about ABX is not to prove differences where the differences are very small and you are not sure if you are hearing them, but to disprove differences when you think you ca...
by ATWindsor
Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:49 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec Fusion Remote Max
Replies: 39
Views: 18609

In fact, I would suggest that having a silent HTPC is more important than having any other PC that is silent. I agree ... but it seems I'm a dissenting opinion at SPCR. I've also tried using my HTPC for gaming, and it was not a particularly good experience because my TV overscans the edges of the s...
by ATWindsor
Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:53 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: An Anechoic Chamber and Test Equipment Upgrades for SPCR
Replies: 44
Views: 30031

Nice upgrades, the purchases seem to be well thought out, with value for money in mind. Shoud be able to make som killer tests with this setup.

AtW
by ATWindsor
Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: News on Windows Home Server
Replies: 94
Views: 128506

I don't see what RAID support would add to WHS. It's disk management is one of it's niftier features. Given that the network would be the main bottleneck, there would be no real performance gain. It will store files redundantly (2 copies on 2 separate drives) if you so choose to spend the disk spac...
by ATWindsor
Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: News on Windows Home Server
Replies: 94
Views: 128506

WHS has some nice features, but ultimatly comes up short for me unfortantly, it has no raid5-support, and I won't trust it for a while after the problem with file-corruption, wich is the worst a fileserver can do. The pooling-system is nice though.

AtW
by ATWindsor
Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:33 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus Eee Box B202: An Atom-based mini PC
Replies: 49
Views: 35207

I have the impression that the chipset actually runs a lot hotter than the Atom CPU. Too bad they don't have an equally frugal chipset to pair with an Atom in nettops and netbooks. There's of course Poulsbo, but isn't that mostly paired with the lower-power Silverthorne? Poulsbo's driver support is...
by ATWindsor
Sun Sep 14, 2008 12:59 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus Eee Box B202: An Atom-based mini PC
Replies: 49
Views: 35207

I can't help but to think that asus could have made this computer fanless with just a little bit of work, the extremly small Dell inspiron 901 has almost nok heatsinks, and runs fanless with an stom, the chipset doesn't draw as much of course, but this box has much mor room and 11 watt is a pretty s...
by ATWindsor
Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: 2008 SPCR facility/equipment upgrades: hemi-anechoic chamber
Replies: 151
Views: 242784

The US electrical network uses 60 Hz, doesn't it? If so it seems pretty likely that a motor is the cause. If you try a opule of diffrente microphone positions, you shuld be able to see if its a room resonance i guess.

AtW
by ATWindsor
Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:27 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The quietest 3.5" INTERNAL drives (1TB)
Replies: 21
Views: 14559

Thank you very much.

AtW
by ATWindsor
Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:24 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The quietest 3.5" INTERNAL drives (1TB)
Replies: 21
Views: 14559

Although the WD Caviar GP will have one feature that's sure to be interesting - IntelliPower. It'll slow the drive down to 5400RPM when idle and speed it up to 7200RPM when in use. It'll be interesting to see how the various "next gen" drives stack up. :) You've got it wrong - they're 5400RPM drive...
by ATWindsor
Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:53 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Moneual MonCaso: Touchscreen Gadgetry & Solid Cooling?
Replies: 17
Views: 11027

You talk about using the iPhone as a remote, but have you tried the program "Netremote" it maskes a phone into a touch-screen-remote (however a phone with windows mobile as OS)

AtW
by ATWindsor
Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:25 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Exclusive Tour: Gigabyte's Anechoic & Thermal Test Chamb
Replies: 21
Views: 15273

jaganath wrote:any idea why they went for hemi-anechoic rather than the full caboodle? does ISO 7779 stipulate a reflective floor?
It's at least a good deal more practical to work in IMHO

AtW
by ATWindsor
Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:20 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NEW! Corsair VX450W (reviewed by SPCR)
Replies: 94
Views: 65743

Cheaper and less error prone, maybe? Error prone for whom? If they're error prone, they're poorly designed. . Yeah, I have never had any "errors" with cables detaching and such in the other end (that is the end attaching to mobos, drives and so on), so I wouldn't think it was a problem in the PSU-e...