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by jaganath
Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 question (activation)
Replies: 14
Views: 3284

I installed W7B into a virtual machine - just fired it up, it used 16.9GB to install.
wow, given that W7B is supposed to be optimized for netbooks, I'm a little suprised at how large the install is. still, it's good news that I can use the same ISO for different installs, thanks.
by jaganath
Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:47 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Glass or Acrylic , the better sound dampener
Replies: 15
Views: 3516

EarlZ wrote:Why is choosing glass bad, aside that its more fragile..

Cebu city
Acoustically, glass is a highly reflective surface. This is the opposite of what you want for a quiet case, which should preferably be absorbing or dampening (two different sound reduction mechanisms).
by jaganath
Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 question (activation)
Replies: 14
Views: 3284

Windows 7 question (activation)

Hi everyone, I'm currently downloading the Windows 7 Beta and I want to install it on several different machines. I realise I will need a different product key for each machine, however can I use the same burned DVD ISO file each time (just as you would with an XP or Vista install disc)? also does a...
by jaganath
Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Which LCD TV to choose?
Replies: 29
Views: 5161

Hi, I hope that S ED (surface-conduction electron-emitter display) TV's (developed by Canon and Toshiba, together) will come to market, at some point -- sooner rather than later. They are better than any of the current displays: They look like a CRT in terms of brightness, speed and viewing angle. ...
by jaganath
Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Tech Report: 1TB Barracudas failing in droves, users claim
Replies: 12
Views: 3702

no wonder they stopped issuing 5-year guarantees, can't even make them last 5 months!
by jaganath
Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:47 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Intel has awful support - AVOID
Replies: 12
Views: 11083

I usually only have to do this with internet tech support ( why yes! I did just power cycle the router!).
:lol: QFT
by jaganath
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: PC in aquarium full of mineral oil
Replies: 136
Views: 163543

drownmypc wrote:But, like you said, we don't know the convective heat transfer coefficient (which is the effective conductance) for air
it can be calculated if you have the Nusselt number:

http://www.cheresources.com/convection.shtml#natural

http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~ceng402/ed1 ... index.html
by jaganath
Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Want a fanless PC to use as a private server with OS Win2003
Replies: 9
Views: 4363

in general, a single, slow moving fan will make a machine consume less wattage than no fan at all would consume. that's something to think about. Eh? Indeed. I have no idea what that means. Why would adding a fan make the system use less power? mosfets lose efficiency as the junction temp increases...
by jaganath
Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: I am behind the times, I just got vista premium.
Replies: 31
Views: 10106

Nick, it's very charitable of you to take it upon yourself to be Microsoft's appointed vanquisher of all users who have anything uncomplimentary to say about Vista, however I fear the mountain of negative feeling towards Vista cannot be dissipated by one person alone. Very little will be achieved by...
by jaganath
Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Disproportionate" rock throwing
Replies: 37
Views: 5775

Boy do i get a kick out of watching the "house of commons" on cspan. Now that's how a government should work. You could sell tickets! it may make for hilarious TV, but believe me it's not quite so funny actually being ruled by this bunch of overgrown public schoolboys. the business of goverment is ...
by jaganath
Thu Dec 25, 2008 9:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: reasonably priced and somewhat powerful FANLESS system?
Replies: 3
Views: 1317

The basic Dell Studio Hybrid ticks a lot of your boxes, though not all. alternatively you could get a 780G mini-ITX motherboard + am2 5400 45W + mini-itx case which should come in under your budget.
by jaganath
Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:07 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New Chill Innovation low-noise PSU
Replies: 6
Views: 2382

Well, I no longer have my review sample, but I'll tell you this - it has a load based fan controller rather than a thermal one.
wow, that would be worth holding onto for the rarity value alone. do you know of any other psu's which have a load-based fan controller?
by jaganath
Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:35 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which fans are the best?
Replies: 12
Views: 4103

the FM123's blades look quite similar to a Yate Loon, however bearing noise is also a factor. zaward golf fan is also probably good.
by jaganath
Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: So how are things in your part of the world?
Replies: 25
Views: 4315

USA is bankrupt. Your debt is so huge that it cannot realistically ever be paid back; you are owned by China and Japan. The debt is in dollars. The US has paper and printing presses, all that is necessary to pay off that debt if it wishes to take that option. to pay it back in devalued dollars. how...
by jaganath
Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:01 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ThermalTake SpinQ: Unique Blower-fan Heatsink
Replies: 25
Views: 10922

What about the CM Eclipse? It seems to have the larger fins and smaller fans you recommended in the SpinQ review. The mounting system is not push-pins. It does only have 4 heat pipes, though, which is pretty low for such a massive beast. I just like the Darth Vader-style airflow deflector, if you'r...
by jaganath
Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:52 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ThermalTake SpinQ: Unique Blower-fan Heatsink
Replies: 25
Views: 10922

Post a link to the company who originally came up with this cooler. the various comments in the review that this heatsink is "unique" and a never-before-tried design are a bit wide of the mark. the coolermaster eclipse has been out for a while: http://www.coolermaster.com/products/product.php?langu...
by jaganath
Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Need to replace PSU: Zalman 850w and 1000w
Replies: 6
Views: 1771

THe simple fact is that the PSU won't drive my rig since the card was installed.. it was 100% rock stable beforehand so it's definitely a PSU issue (the card itself is not faulty). if the pc is not stable following installation of the GTX280, it doesn't necessarily follow that the PSU is to blame. ...
by jaganath
Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 2008 and the silent PC community.
Replies: 16
Views: 8705

If you dont use a dedicated video card, then yea your overall power requirements have probably gone down over the last few years. But for the rest of us, what little power conservation CPU's have given us over the last year, VGA cards have more than made up for. Onboard solutions are becoming power...
by jaganath
Sat Dec 13, 2008 3:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Should we bailout the auto makers?
Replies: 102
Views: 15745

What you're saying is true about nuclear power plants for instance. They need some time to get running. most countries' electrical grids have a combination of baseload generators (usually nuclear) and "spinning/topping reserve" generators (usually gas-fired, ie CCGT). nuclear is good at providing a...
by jaganath
Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:48 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermolab Baram Blows In
Replies: 14
Views: 9600

Yeah, that's a solution. I have no doubt many a reader will say I go too far in damning the mounting system because they've dealt with others just as bad. My point is simple: It shouldn't be so dang hard just to mount something as basic as a heatsink. They take the fun out of it DIY computer buildi...
by jaganath
Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:55 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Building custom enclosure, chilling intake?
Replies: 11
Views: 4520

while pre-cooling the intake air to the units has the gee-whiz wow geek factor (and should also mean you need less airflow, as the delta between the air and the equipment temp is greater, so heat transfer is improved) like other people have said, on a purely practical, pragmatic view, it probably do...
by jaganath
Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ingraham
Replies: 13
Views: 6919

Another comment I would like to make is that if the case had higher end hardware installed, i.e. a mini ITX AM2 motherboard with HDMI out for example, it would be even more impressive and immediately raise the interest of people looking for a HTPC. have to agree with this, the Nano CPU is very far ...
by jaganath
Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:25 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Generic Zalman FanMate2, ~$4 shipped on Ebay
Replies: 2
Views: 1059

good links, thanks! :)
by jaganath
Sat Nov 29, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Future of intel Atom
Replies: 24
Views: 6269

I expected my 1000HA to be more efficient (and less hot) than it is.
you've probably done this already, but have you tried fiddling with the Super Hybrid Engine settings?
by jaganath
Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Exhaust fan needed for restrictive case
Replies: 16
Views: 3014

it's between the Scythe Ultra Kaze(1000rpm version), or the NMB-MAT(Panaflo) 1700rpm L1BX version.
i would vote Ultra Kaze. from the same company that gave us Slipstream and S-Flex, I expect very good things, like you say bearing noise is unavoidable with L1BX as it is ball-bearing.
by jaganath
Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
Replies: 112
Views: 18696

You asked how it worked, so I oversimplified it so even you would understand the basic idea. keep it civil, people. you are all members in good standing so you know how this works. @blackworx : come on people. We are sitting at the pinnacle of human endeavour if where I am sitting right now is the ...
by jaganath
Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
Replies: 112
Views: 18696

And with the worst roads in Europe (I think Albania just passed us), a school system that isn't teaching, police that won't protect you, military that couldn't protect you, and a health care system that'll let you wait months for critical surgery and then die in the hallways -- I think that's a pre...
by jaganath
Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Obama Is Not Black
Replies: 44
Views: 7770

Personally if I was going to move restaurant, I would also go to Canada. I'd advise you (and your friend) to stay away from Toronto, Vancouver, and especially Montréal... andy, I assume this advice is given because Toronto is essentially like London (lots of foreigners, lots of crime), Vancouver i...
by jaganath
Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec Fusion Remote Max
Replies: 39
Views: 18821

I think there's considerable room for debate about *how much* difference there is between the silencing requirements of an HTPC vs. a tower, but please don't get upset simply for noticing that there is a difference ... we wouldn't be doing our job if we took a "lower noise at any cost" attitude. Pa...
by jaganath
Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:44 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 140mm fans...
Replies: 2
Views: 1417

i think scythe has one on one of its heatsinks but i havent seen it sold seperately.
my "ad hoc" list of good 140mms would go like this:

Yate Loon D14SL-12/D14SM-12
Scythe Kaze Maru 140mm

Evercool also do a good one, stock rpm is around 600rpm.