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by HueyCobra
Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:28 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Enermax Modu82+ 625 Review
Replies: 117
Views: 81405

"It also somes with one less SATA cable."
by HueyCobra
Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Buy Nvidia 8600GTS now, or wait for 9600GT ?
Replies: 30
Views: 15729

The Tech Report concluded: The pattern in our performance testing was unmistakable: the GeForce 9600 GT is just a little bit slower than a GeForce 8800 GT and a little bit faster than the Radeon HD 3850 and 3870. Of course, that statement needs some qualification, since we tested the 8800 GT and HD...
by HueyCobra
Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dual Display: ATI vs Nvidia
Replies: 4
Views: 1841

Re: Dual Display: ATI vs Nvidia

I can only get it to stretch (horz. or vert.) the two monitors into one big one (2560x1280 resolution), so my desktop picture is horribly stretched instead of displayed normally on both monitors like my old x550. OR I can get it to clone, which is useless to me. Can you find a Dualview option?  ...
by HueyCobra
Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair's approach to power supplies (video)
Replies: 10
Views: 3217

The 500W model is $185 here (125€), so the 430W model will be $160 (110€). <US$110 is good insofar as Seasonic-branded PSU prices here (the review notes prices should come down as retail availability improves). The considerably cheaper alternative is the Antec NeoPower 380W / 430W , which is al...
by HueyCobra
Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:30 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair's approach to power supplies (video)
Replies: 10
Views: 3217

Strid wrote:It would be great to have them release a cheapish, 400ish watts power supply with modular cables me thinks.
Matija wrote:A modular 350-400W PSU would be a real hit...
Well, a US$110 430W modular PSU is pretty close.
by HueyCobra
Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:21 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Who has still has a working Antec Phantom used regularly?
Replies: 5
Views: 1804

Re: Who has still has a working Antec Phantom used regularly

Edwood wrote:Anyone else still have an Antec Phantom alive and kicking? And what it is powering?
My Phantom 500 is a year old, powering the system in my sig for a few hours everyday. I think the fan still hasn't ever started yet.

Edit: She's dead, Jim. A mere 18 months.
by HueyCobra
Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:55 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: AnandTech Interview with PC Power & Cooling Founder
Replies: 13
Views: 4284

Re: AnandTech Interview with PC Power & Cooling Founder

merlin wrote:The only positive in this whole article is the comment about a supersilent 500w...with a good price this could be interesting.
Based on most of the PC P&C PSU reviews I've read, I wouldn't have high expectations of "the new ultra-quiet Silencer 500W".
by HueyCobra
Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:24 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: AnandTech Interview with PC Power & Cooling Founder
Replies: 13
Views: 4284

disphenoidal wrote:How many CPUs and GPUs does that take?
It takes the awesome QUAD QUAD QUINTUPLE + 24 :lol:
disphenoidal wrote:I was interested until I read:
I'm amazed you got that far considering it starts off talking about the PC P&C 1200W PSU. You could have saved yourself another minute ;)
by HueyCobra
Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: AnandTech Interview with PC Power & Cooling Founder
Replies: 13
Views: 4284

Don't expect too much from AT, at least not when it comes to PSUs ;)

Dodson used to be good for stirring the pot but his language seems a bit more corporate and careful these days.
by HueyCobra
Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: AnandTech Interview with PC Power & Cooling Founder
Replies: 13
Views: 4284

AnandTech Interview with PC Power & Cooling Founder

Exclusive Interview with PC Power & Cooling Founder Not long ago we had a long talk with PC Power & Cooling founder Doug Dodson about power supplies and the question came up why there aren't lower wattage power supplies with enough PEG connectors to support higher end graphics card setups. The reas...
by HueyCobra
Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair's approach to power supplies (video)
Replies: 10
Views: 3217

Redbeard explained why the VX450W did not have modular cables, and it would not seem likely that Corsair would envisage a market for a cheap, modular ~400W PSU.
by HueyCobra
Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair's approach to power supplies (video)
Replies: 10
Views: 3217

Corsair's approach to power supplies (video)

Corsair's Andy Paul explains Corsair's approach to power supplies
HEXUS.tv wrote:Corsair's 620w power supply quickly became a favourite with enthusiasts everywhere and picked up a HEXUS Recommended award straight out of the blocks. Andy Paul explains Corsair's approach to the PSU market...
by HueyCobra
Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Buying Quiet PC Components in Australia
Replies: 96
Views: 161403

MSY (price watch) now list the Noctua NH-U12P Performance CPU Cooler ($83), Noctua NC-U6 Dual Heatpipe Chipset Cooler ($32), Noctua NF-P12-1300 120m System Case Fan ($29) and Noctua NT-H1 Pro-Grade Thermal Compound ($9).
by HueyCobra
Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Any thoughts on the "next Gen" of NVIDIA?
Replies: 14
Views: 3559

I'll dig up somewhere where nVidia reprisantives listed how useless SM 4.1 and DX 10.1 are and why they basicly didn't integrated those features with new 8800-series. DailyTech - Crytek, Microsoft, NVIDIA Downplay DirectX 10.1 "DX10.1 is an incremental update that won’t affect any games or gamers...
by HueyCobra
Sat Jan 26, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ECS 8800GT with Accelero S1 preinstalled
Replies: 28
Views: 13425

by HueyCobra
Sat Jan 26, 2008 1:15 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Buying Quiet PC Components in Australia
Replies: 96
Views: 161403

Ouch.

Thanks; I haven't been around Whirlpool for a while.
by HueyCobra
Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Buying Quiet PC Components in Australia
Replies: 96
Views: 161403

Firetech wrote:It would also appear that now that Nintek is dead
What happened to Nintek?

Scorpion Technology recently added the Noctua NH-U12P Performance CPU Cooler and Noctua pressure/sound optimised fans to their range. Their prices can be high but they are an excellent, professional store to deal with.
by HueyCobra
Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Senior Vice President Interview
Replies: 8
Views: 4057

Scott Richards interview at NordicHardware . [Silent power supplies] was always a niche market. The Phantoms never amounted to more than 1% of our total power supply sales. Today’s active cooled power supplies are, in any event, very quiet and we’ll be introducing a line soon that will be our qu...
by HueyCobra
Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GT or 8800GTS (prices listed inside w/ options)
Replies: 6
Views: 2170

mher6 wrote:How important is DX10.1 support?
• AnandTech
• bit-tech
• DailyTech
• X-bit labs
mher6 wrote:With the 9600 GT just around the corner, I might just wait.
According to [H] Enthusiast, the 9600GT will be ranked below the (possibly apocryphal) 8800GS, which is itself ranked below the 8800GT.
by HueyCobra
Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:45 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GT or 8800GTS (prices listed inside w/ options)
Replies: 6
Views: 2170

Re: 8800GT or 8800GTS (prices listed inside w/ options)

mher6 wrote:I have two choices...
Um, I count three choices :P
mher6 wrote:Leadtek 8800gts (MIR) $300
If that's one of the G92-based 8800GTS 512MB cards, get that. Avoid the outdated 8800GTS 320MB/640MB, which are generally inferior to the 8800GT.
by HueyCobra
Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 3870 - How many Amps is needed for it?
Replies: 12
Views: 3847

Are you a beta tester or do you really mean XP SP2? The Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Candidate has been publicly available for a while. Nothing particularly special about it, although it purportedly increases performance . I haven't noticed any difference in typical usage. my x1950pro required...
by HueyCobra
Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:35 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What's up with thermal pastes?
Replies: 8
Views: 2972

Re: What's up with thermal pastes?

Customary to refer to Dan's Data whenever thermal interface material is mentioned. Go toothpaste :)
by HueyCobra
Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:23 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD's Smart Strike: Athlon X2 BE-2350
Replies: 15
Views: 9762

AMD Resurrects K8 Architecture for 2008 Roadmap AMD will also update its "Energy Efficient" series and will release three new chips, the AMD Athlon 4850e, Athlon 4450e, and Athlon 4050e in Q2 2008. All of the new offerings will be based on AMD's Brisbane core and will feature a 45-Watt thermal enve...
by HueyCobra
Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sparkle 8800gt passive card review "Anandtech"
Replies: 13
Views: 9088

Blacktales wrote:Though i admit i expected a larger heatsink and am now questioning whether i will buy this one or combine another with a S1 or HR-03.
Hopefully the ECS 8800GT will be another fanless off-the-shelf option.
by HueyCobra
Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: ? Not just bootable, I want my flash drive to be my C: drive
Replies: 8
Views: 2144

NeilBlanchard wrote:it can only be written to for a limited number of times
Not as much of an issue these days according to Dan's Data.
by HueyCobra
Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:08 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The BTX Form Factor
Replies: 2
Views: 1996

Re: The BTX Form Factor

Why didn't it ever take off? That's discussed in many of the articles about AMD's proposed DTX form factor : Silent PC Review • AMD DTX small form factor system preview AnandTech & DailyTech • AMD's DTX Form Factor: Smaller PCs for Everyone? • AMD Announces Development of DTX Form Factor • ...
by HueyCobra
Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:18 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua, have released new thermal paste
Replies: 10
Views: 2852

thejamppa wrote:I wonder how well top thermal pastes actually work over regular Golgate with peppermint flavour?
That's right - Toothpaste Superior To Arctic Silver 3! Film At Eleven!
by HueyCobra
Wed Nov 14, 2007 5:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: FreeRice.com -Please do this, and help feed the hungry!
Replies: 7
Views: 2134

There are many similar initiatives. I'm sceptical about the legitimacy of most of them, and of their effectiveness/efficiency in genuine cases. I prefer auditable established charities.
by HueyCobra
Sun Nov 11, 2007 1:28 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Smallest *quiet* under $100 micro-atx case?
Replies: 7
Views: 4839

I don't envisage any problems with the system I intend to use in that case, although I don't rule anything out either. It will be interesting to finally test 2.5" HDD reliability/longevity in 24/7 use. All other components will be minimalistic and should improve power use/temperatures over my curren...
by HueyCobra
Sun Nov 11, 2007 4:56 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Smallest *quiet* under $100 micro-atx case?
Replies: 7
Views: 4839

I'm very interested in the In Win BK series / Mt. Jade BK623 for a future file server replacement. The BK is a tiny ~12,500cm³ (32.3×14.0×27.6cm), comparing to ~9,250cm³ for the Silverstone LC19 , and impressively can fit 4 full-height expansion cards. Availability isn't particularly good but th...