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by jaganath
Sat Oct 11, 2008 12:52 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: AMD Athlon 2000+ in the UK
Replies: 2
Views: 1108

that CPU ships with embedded systems only. just get Sempron LE-1150 and clock down to 800Mhz/0.8v.
by jaganath
Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What is currently the quietest PSU
Replies: 10
Views: 3129

yeah, the 255w is for 2x HD4870, so 130w is the correct figure.
by jaganath
Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What is currently the quietest PSU
Replies: 10
Views: 3129

Various web reviews report the system power consumption under load for the 4870 1GB as in the range of 325 - 345 watts. they must be using the most power-sucking Phenom to get those numbers, as a non-OCed 4870 only takes 130w max: http://archive.atomicmpc.com.au/forums.asp?s=2&c=7&t=9354&p=0 sad to...
by jaganath
Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Near-silent cooling for an E8500- with a twist
Replies: 6
Views: 3890

just barely within my 55*C upper limit if the E8500 does put out anything like 65w. =/ thankfully it doesn't; more like half that, in fact: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/intel-wolfdale_11.html#sect0 apparently the E0 stepping, which you'll presumably be using, is even cooler still. X...
by jaganath
Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]
Replies: 387
Views: 281559

looks a lot cooler than the old Insight. many people have commented on the roofline similarity between this and the current Prius, but given aero requirements not surprising really.
by jaganath
Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Life of hot horizontal sleeve bearing?
Replies: 5
Views: 1861

for 4-5yr lifespan, better to get Scythe S-Flex, FD bearing and cheap for such durability.
by jaganath
Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:51 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Sound Artifacts
Replies: 4
Views: 1450

I don't think it's caused by AC ripple. PSUs are a large source of radio frequency interference inside a PC due to the high switching frequencies used, this can be intercepted by integrated sound cards and manifest as odd bleeps and crackles in the audio output. Maybe your OCZ just had better RFI sh...
by jaganath
Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:03 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman 9300AT: Not me too, but me again
Replies: 12
Views: 9289

Zalman seem set in their ways, continuing to use bad fans and expensive copper designs while the rest of the cooling world moves on. They were pioneers in low-noise computing, but today their innovations are few and far in between. We can only shrug and wait to see if Zalman slides further into med...
by jaganath
Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Nexus Clodius..?
Replies: 82
Views: 17682

If you can't tolerate the way people type, MAYBE you should consider giving up the moderator rights. Also, in case you feel like YOU have the rights to control the direction of the conversation by making DEMANDS of the subject I or rest of the people are supposed to talk about, I can only wish good...
by jaganath
Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: McCain broke or gave in - at least twice
Replies: 51
Views: 10262

it's too bad presidents cant go for 3 terms. i'd vote for bush again
the men in white coats will be along to take you to the asylum within the hour. what is that old saying about a dog always returning to his vomit:? :roll:
by jaganath
Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which PCIe VGA has the lowest power consumption?
Replies: 17
Views: 5256

yes, the 4670 is waaaay overkill. take a look here:

http://archive.atomicmpc.com.au/forums. ... c=7&t=9354

something like 7200GS/7300GS/7300LE is perfect.
by jaganath
Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard Disks. Good for offline storage over the years?
Replies: 34
Views: 9062

Can hdds be a reliable data storage medium, if not used a couple of years? For example if i write all my sensitive data on a hdd, and then leave it in the drawer for a couple of years. Will it be functional after these years and my data will be intact? This is an extreme exemple offcourse, but i'm ...
by jaganath
Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Nexus Clodius..?
Replies: 82
Views: 17682

for gods sake, will someone lock this thread....i'm tired of it floating to the top of the Cases and Damping forum thread list like a turd that won't flush. lost its usefulness about 10+ posts ago.
by jaganath
Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is fanless possible?
Replies: 19
Views: 5006

completely fanless (and pumpless) in a way is the "final frontier" of silent computing fanless and pumpless, all you are left with is normal convection. this forces you into a very restricted thermal envelope (<20W), even with ingenious design and large heatsinks. I count heatpipes as pumps, so rea...
by jaganath
Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hello, friend, your urgent help needed
Replies: 58
Views: 12114

The $700 Billion is not an expense, but an investment that will likely be profitable for the US government, and will clean out Wall Street and financial firms of those ridiculously high paying jobs. sorry, you cannot for decades preach the dogma/ideology of free markets and force it onto third worl...
by jaganath
Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Anandtech PSU article
Replies: 16
Views: 4881

the basic point would seem to be for a quieter PC fit the largest power supply you can afford. this is completely wrong. for 99% of people, the best quiet versus cost proposition will be a very high quality, "low" wattage unit, such as Corsair VX450W or Seasonic S12-330/380. of couse, for gaming, w...
by jaganath
Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lipstick on a Pit Bull
Replies: 151
Views: 23298

You seem to be saying that because you donated money to the publisher of this website, that makes your political arguments more valid than someone who has not donated? Or maybe because you donated, your comments should not be challenged? That's not what he said at all. you seem to be deliberately m...
by jaganath
Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Higher power consumption in idle than load
Replies: 4
Views: 2869

Everything is working fine, the problem is with measured power consumption. I'm using this device, a cheap (~30$) power meter. It seems accurate enough, I measured a 60W light bulb and it showed 57-58W. This does not mean it is accurate for complex loads like a PC. A light bulb is a simple resistiv...
by jaganath
Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet power supply for this build
Replies: 9
Views: 2299

In that case I'll probably go with the ZM 750-HP, since I assume it should, pretty much, share the same characteristics as the ZM 1000-HP, while being cheaper and providing all the power I need. Thanks all. note the ZM 750-HP is supposedly based on a different PCB from the 850 and 1000W versions. (...
by jaganath
Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:20 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Im looking for Yate Loons and Global Win fans but....
Replies: 10
Views: 2643

been using YL for many years,never heard of a problem with "fake" YL. looks like ChilledPC have it in stock.
by jaganath
Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lipstick on a Pit Bull
Replies: 151
Views: 23298

Even a slight increase in supply or demand in oil can have a significant influence on prices, as we have seen in last few months as the price went up $40 and then dropped about $40 to its current price of $100 per barrel. the recent fall in oil prices has a lot to do with the slowdown in world econ...
by jaganath
Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:31 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 140mm fan Thermaltake is the loudest in my system...
Replies: 10
Views: 3165

Hmmmm, those still seem a little loud (25dB) 25dBA is actually pretty quiet (see typical sound levels here ) and the important thing is that it's an honest rating. TT's marketing people are well-aware that most people just believe whatever's stated on the product page, so they make up a number (lik...
by jaganath
Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:38 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 140mm fan Thermaltake is the loudest in my system...
Replies: 10
Views: 3165

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106115 It is listed as 16dB., which I am sure is going to be fine. never, EVER take Thermaltake specs as gospel. if they have ever built a quiet product it is only by complete accident. quiet 140mm fans are quite few, Yate Loon is pretty much...
by jaganath
Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Cooler Master Silent Pro reviewed at Anandtech
Replies: 7
Views: 2363

if the aluminium is anodized then the statement isn't totally false (higher emissivity). however the cost advantage of aluminium is the more likely reason for its widespread use.
by jaganath
Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Split cycle engine
Replies: 6
Views: 1750

meh, not much better efficiency than a modern diesel and still vaporware after almost 10 years of development:

http://www.greencarcongress.com/2008/01 ... -load.html

the comments section includes an assessment by a real ME.
by jaganath
Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Google Chrome - A fresh look on browsers
Replies: 32
Views: 6441

@blackworx: ROFL! first Red Dwarf reference I have ever seen on here! give that man a medal! (or failing that, a pint!) :lol:
by jaganath
Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Trying to get it right the first time
Replies: 16
Views: 2767

[quote]I really don't know much about the latest Intel chips. As I said before, Intel only recently caught up with AMD on power saving and running cool, and I have not checked out their new lines. If they have only “caught upâ€
by jaganath
Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: But the FCC says they're safe.....
Replies: 14
Views: 3240

by jaganath
Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: the quietest place on earth...
Replies: 19
Views: 4665

Lying in perfectly human temperature water without hearing or seeing anything would probably be... living hell for the peoples. When you lose sense of orientation and time and everything... you will crack fast. actually a lot of people enjoy it as relaxation therapy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Is...
by jaganath
Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: the quietest place on earth...
Replies: 19
Views: 4665

fascinating article. thanks for sharing! maybe Mike can pick up some tips for Recording Lab Mk2 :)