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by qviri
Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is the case the noisy component?
Replies: 11
Views: 2283

There are generally two models for cases: a) as open as possible, air comes in and leaves as convenient, fans are used to direct air over specific components b) mostly closed, with airflow tightly managed, fans are used to control intake and/or exhaust, fans might be used for specific components His...
by qviri
Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:26 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 44982

Fo those of you who picked up one of these SSDs what your impressions? Do they really make things that more responsive on your systems? A friend of mine has one and swears by it. Anandtech agrees: article by Anand himself says "I still believe that a SSD is the single most effective performance upg...
by qviri
Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First build- parts list
Replies: 12
Views: 2092

Good to know, although I may go with it at first to save money. If you do, it'd be a good idea to remove the thermal pad pre-installed on the heatsink and use dedicated thermal paste right away. The pad is wax and essentially single-install - it'll melt and you'll never get it out properly. You'll ...
by qviri
Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First build- parts list
Replies: 12
Views: 2092

It will be sufficient as far as temperatures go. I don't know about it specifically, but since this is a high-TDP part, it is likely to have a fast, loud fan. My logic is: this CPU's heatsink+fan must be designed to handle twice the heat of AMD's mainstream 65 W TDP CPUs. It will not be twice as lar...
by qviri
Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First build- parts list
Replies: 12
Views: 2092

What are your goals: silent, very quiet, reasonably quiet? A better CPU heatsink is notably missing from your list. This is especially important with your hot 125 W TDP CPU.

The PSU will be fine.
by qviri
Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Unconditional Basic Income
Replies: 124
Views: 28529

ame wrote:It was not a struggle against totalitarian government, it was a struggle for the individual ability to grow and prosper.
[citation needed]
by qviri
Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: if 5400rpm is good, is 4500rpm better?
Replies: 17
Views: 3412

dan wrote:why not seal these platters in a vaccuum?
The heads are floating over the platters, held up by air spinning with the platters.
by qviri
Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Unconditional Basic Income
Replies: 124
Views: 28529

My point was communism, regardless if pure or tainted with corruption, just doesn't work in the long run. People just become lazy and unmotivated after the generation of founders is gone and ideology is washed down the drain with it. With no incentive there is no drive to excellence, leading people...
by qviri
Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Unconditional Basic Income
Replies: 124
Views: 28529

And a similar experiment called the Soviet Union that basically proved that getting paid equally and for doing noting or anything just wont work. To address this and several other communism references-- The concept of equal pay or basic income (even where it existed, as pointed out by Tzupy earlier...
by qviri
Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 44982

K.Murx wrote:"Responsiveness" will not increase the actual productivity by itself.
It will in situations where responsiveness was previously bad enough to aggravate. Frustrated users are not productive users.
by qviri
Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Seeking mature, subdued case with strong vertical lines
Replies: 6
Views: 1994

The only problem is that I know some companies use a proprietary motherboard layout/power supply connector/etc. that might restrict functionality to the original hardware from that manufacturer so I'll need to do some research before buying. Did you find any cases that you know for sure are 100% st...
by qviri
Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:48 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 44982

This thread is amazing. Please, don't ever stop.
by qviri
Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Seeking mature, subdued case with strong vertical lines
Replies: 6
Views: 1994

I'm more of a IBM workstation design kind of person, but I can definitely sympathize. Have you considered/would you be able to use ebay? If so, a secondhand case from one of the servers might be a possibility. Finding one you want for the shipped price you can take might take a bit of patience. I've...
by qviri
Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 44982

Photoshop.
by qviri
Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:48 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 44982

I'm not sure myself. I'd suspect the drive firmware just doesn't respond to any data requests unless it's been provided with a valid password at boot. That is, not encryption, just a as-low-level-as-it-gets lock-out.

This is kind of off-topic, no? This isn't an Intel SSD specific feature.
by qviri
Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 44982

Matija wrote:Never heard of that. What does it do?
Requires that the user enter the password before they'll be able to access the drive's contents.

I've mostly seen it used in notebooks TBH.
by qviri
Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 44982

This is a drive password that you set in the BIOS - not the main BIOS password.
by qviri
Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:05 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: HTPC based on Antec Solo & Mugen 2
Replies: 19
Views: 8520

I really like the current range of Antec cases. The Solo isn't really current generation. It's technically from 2005, being a revised version of the P150. Antec's current generation cases are questionable, and one can only wonder of their next generation. But I digress... The P150 is as current of ...
by qviri
Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:43 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is rpm short for "rotation per MINUTE"?
Replies: 8
Views: 2252

Well it isn't a fan per se but I thought of a Movie Projector and Frames Per Second when reading the original post. Rotations per second isn't common terminology but frames per second is. Hmm I guess if the frames are on a cylinder such that dozens of frames equals one revolution I'm still off on a...
by qviri
Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec HDD 'O-rings' - Any other cases which contain these?
Replies: 7
Views: 2014

Re: Antec HDD 'O-rings' - Any other cases which contain thes

lurpitus wrote:The picture doesn't look exactly the same as e.g. in the P150 reviews.
Those are the new, fabric rings. They replaced the original rubber bands because those were prone to breaking over time.
by qviri
Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mugen 2
Replies: 8
Views: 3315

I have a Mugen 2 in a Solo on an Asus M3A78-EM. The edge of the heatsink is almost exactly flush with the topmost edge (when in standard ATX orientation) of motherboard. There is fair room to spare around the PSU and the support beam, everything fits fine. CPU socket on the P6T looks to be about the...
by qviri
Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:57 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is rpm short for "rotation per MINUTE"?
Replies: 8
Views: 2252

Rotation or revolution per minute, yes. Divide by 60 to get rotations per second (not a common unit).
by qviri
Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Strike through tags in this forum?
Replies: 6
Views: 5523

Colour; font size.
by qviri
Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Dell to refresh Studi Hybrids?
Replies: 18
Views: 7632

If thats the case, why are more people in here not using the iMac for their silent HTPC? From what I have read, it is close to silent as you can get with such a small form case. Plus, it is the most power efficient PC you can get for the CPU/GPU horse power (Core Duo and 9400). It seems to me if yo...
by qviri
Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:08 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Plenty of Fish Ads
Replies: 11
Views: 160623

whispercat wrote:So, the ads that I see on the SPCR site appear only to me on my computer? (And everyone else will have a slightly different assortment of ads showing on their computers?) Is that correct?
This applies to the "Ads by Google"-tagged ads.
by qviri
Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Can I still connect speakers into back of SOLO case?
Replies: 3
Views: 965

Zeroignite wrote:Most any motherboard you buy will have rear audio ports.
Which, to clarify, remain usable in a case with front audio ports unless you plug headphones into the front ports.
by qviri
Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A star is born... and another yet to be unveiled
Replies: 36
Views: 8618

porkchop wrote:it's marketed as a cheap gamers case
All there really is to say.
by qviri
Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 44982

Good price on 80GB drive, too bad it's too small. I have no idea how people can live with 80GB, much less 30GB. I have Vista 64 Ultimate installed, Visual Studio 2008, SQL Management Studio 2008, three games, Valve HL2 series, all of them including Orange Box, Prey, RTCW:ET, a bunch of smaller prog...
by qviri
Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Dell to refresh Studi Hybrids?
Replies: 18
Views: 7632

I don't know how quiet the Mac mini is, or if there are other reasons you want a Dell equivalent, but you could just buy the Mac and install Windows on it?
by qviri
Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 44982

Except again, it couldn't, because that'd be entirely too slow.

I think there's a fair market of people who don't need half a terabyte but would appreciate the speed.