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by Mescalero
Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1632910

Charlie Parker Ornithology
by Mescalero
Fri Mar 30, 2007 4:32 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New HSF for overclocked C2D
Replies: 10
Views: 3461

Mescaler , some temps on the passive Noctua please :) I'm planning on buying one and go passive on a C2D. Don't have it yet, unfortunately... I don't know when you're planning to buy your gear. Iwill probably do so in 3 weeks or so (going on holiday first and stuff). When my setup is complete I wil...
by Mescalero
Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New HSF for overclocked C2D
Replies: 10
Views: 3461

I decided on the Noctua NH-U 12F. My line of thinking about the Ninja was exactly the same as yours, BTW... The Thermalrights are certeinly good, but you have to buy the bolt-thru retension kit additionally (correct me if I'm wrong) or you'll probably face the same problems as with the Ninja. The No...
by Mescalero
Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Reviews & Articles
Replies: 193
Views: 326246

Any chance of giving the Sharkoon Silent Eagle 1000/2000 120mms the full SPCR workover? I've heard some very good things about these fans, and they are priced very nicely in comparison with the likes of the Noctua and S-Flex (in the UK at least, not sure about the USA). I also vote in favor of a sh...
by Mescalero
Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:31 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Are my temperatures acceptable?
Replies: 1
Views: 1034

Are those idle or load temperatures?
What is the rest of your setup (case, fans, heatsink)?
by Mescalero
Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja cooling/mounting problem??
Replies: 36
Views: 17434

This sucks. I was planning to buy a Ninja in a short while and there's no really good alternative for use as a passive heatsink on a C2D.
by Mescalero
Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Video Card advice for Vista & Multimonitor
Replies: 11
Views: 2932

Yes integrated cards can run Aero because they share your system memory. But when using a discrete graphics card you need at least 128MB of RAM. That's what Microsoft is saying. Support for DirectX 9 graphics with: WDDM Driver 128 MB of graphics memory (minimum) Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware 32 bits ...
by Mescalero
Fri Mar 16, 2007 8:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New 80+ modular Nexus power supplies
Replies: 27
Views: 10943

mvanderjagt wrote:The date is April 07 as in April 2007
It should be availablein retail in April
Ah, ok, my mistake, sorry.

I always get confused by the different date layouts in Europe and the US. But since Nexus is a Dutch company, I should have thought of that.
by Mescalero
Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:06 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New 80+ modular Nexus power supplies
Replies: 27
Views: 10943

I doubt that date. The Nexus website has the release date listed as April 7th
by Mescalero
Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:33 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need a finishing touch before buying my silent PC
Replies: 5
Views: 2139

The problem is I haven't seen an Antec or CoolerMaster or Lian Li in real life and there is probably no way to do it in my country. I noticed you wrote "ohne Netzteil" in your list in the 1st post. So if you're in Germany or in a neighboring country, you can order alle the Antec products (PSU, case...
by Mescalero
Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:27 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: New to Silent PCs - Some Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 3464

Thanks for those temps! 37°C max sounds really good. I think I won't need any HDD cooling then, even in the summer.

With 45°C CPU temp under load you also have a lot of headroom there to go passive
by Mescalero
Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Blackbirds at 3am
Replies: 42
Views: 14797

Makes me think of the Beatles' "Blackbird" song

"Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly "

Maybe John Lennon wrote that one when he was kept up by a blackbird...
by Mescalero
Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:23 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: New to Silent PCs - Some Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 3464

Unfortunately, this 'quiet down the old PC' project has given me a vision of the future: I see more money leaving my bank account soon. I think a lot of people here can tell the same story... It wold be nice to here if you get away without any intake fans. I've been wondering if I need any intake f...
by Mescalero
Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: English Language
Replies: 66
Views: 25691

We may have been in the same Russian class though. I noticed your comment about how you're just starting to learn Russian. Were you taking Russisch Anfänger 1 on Tuesday evenings? Yes, but I started a year ago in the winterterm 05/06. I am now in Russisch 3. I don't mind the integration of English...
by Mescalero
Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:42 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Need advice on building a quiet C2D system and server
Replies: 1
Views: 2547

The standard answers for your 1st PC are: Case: The Antec Solo, it has build in HDD suspension PSU: The Seasonic S-12 are pretty godd, a 330W or 380W should do. And I would get Samsung Spinpoint HDD instead of the Hitachis. The Samsung HD321KJ are supposed to be much quieter. For fans and and CPU co...
by Mescalero
Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The US Entertainment Industry thinks it rules the world
Replies: 38
Views: 14188

So strictly speaking the PC hardware industry is blooming because of piracy, Not just PC industry. Does anybody, including Apple, think that there would be so many sold 0GB Ipods (and other mp3 players) if it hadn't been for Napster and the whole scene it started? Would people have adopted fast bro...
by Mescalero
Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: English Language
Replies: 66
Views: 25691

. (I'm American btw - just studying in Germany) Are you one of the students from Rhode Island? Or the guy with the Wisconsin sweater who sits next to me in the jet engines lecture? I think that the beauty of the English language is it's ability to pick up new words and phrases. We don't call tortil...
by Mescalero
Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD501LJ
Replies: 123
Views: 139637

alfred wrote:
Leistungs-aufnahme = Capacity
Leistungsaufnahme is power cinsumption nor capacity.
by Mescalero
Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet pc. What do you think of my system?
Replies: 10
Views: 2705

As far as I know for Vista Aero any grahics card with 128MB RAM and DX9 support is enough.
by Mescalero
Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Whole New System - I need help with it all!
Replies: 30
Views: 9325

Angelkiller, he said he wants to sped less than 500 (I assume USD) I think you're set-up is well above it. On the other hand you can't get much cheaper without sacrificing performance and increasing noise. You could save something by going with a smaller HDD, the Samsung Spinpoints are pretty good, ...
by Mescalero
Sun Feb 11, 2007 8:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: English Language
Replies: 66
Views: 25691

Ok, to clarify: german is my native language and learned English first in 5th grade, French in 7th and Russian now in university. But you're probably right that the argument is no proof, but it's what I have heard a lot of other Germans say when I talked about language to them. So I think at least f...
by Mescalero
Sat Feb 10, 2007 12:54 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja Rev.B Poor Performance
Replies: 52
Views: 13738

To repeat what I've written many times before: The DTS (digital thermal sensor) in a Core 2 reports a negative number relative to the (secret) throttling temperature of the particular chip. Is there a way to display that number directly? Because honestly, knowing the space I have left until my CPU ...
by Mescalero
Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: English Language
Replies: 66
Views: 25691

Everybody should be bilingiual. I can't understand how someone would not want to learn English rather well, if it's not his or her native tongue. Without English you are ddenied such a huge part of information especially course on the internet. English natives should also learn a foreign language be...
by Mescalero
Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:39 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best 92mm fans?
Replies: 55
Views: 24772

Cool, I was waiting for that one! Two thumbs up!
by Mescalero
Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:36 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja Rev.B Poor Performance
Replies: 52
Views: 13738

Put a sheet of very fine sandpaper on a glass tabletop I understand, though it's not lapping in the strictest sense, lapping uses a paste in which the particles are suspended. Sorry for the nitpickeing, but I'm an engineering student and so I wondered whre to get lapping paste and if it's really a ...
by Mescalero
Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:57 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja Rev.B Poor Performance
Replies: 52
Views: 13738

Conclusion: C2D's are most definitely concave to some degree. Are really the C2Ds concave or are the Ninjas uneven? In the first case, this problem should also be present with other HS, I can't believe they all add a lot more pressure to the chip than the Ninja. I was planning on buying a Ninja, bu...
by Mescalero
Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:42 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Mobo for budget hd-vistadream
Replies: 6
Views: 3192

You should also consider the Abit AB9. Its µGuru-utility is great for overclocking and fan control.
by Mescalero
Sat Jan 27, 2007 8:48 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel P965: Unable to boot from IDE-CD?
Replies: 10
Views: 4244

P965 chipset does not have IDE support. Intel is expecting a SATA optical drive...they got ahead of the game....but all mobo's have added an IDE controller (Jmicron is common) which may require some additional steps in your build. Yeah that's what I read. J If Mikael says he didn't need need to ins...
by Mescalero
Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:12 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel P965: Unable to boot from IDE-CD?
Replies: 10
Views: 4244

Intel P965: Unable to boot from IDE-CD?

Hi, I hope this thread is ok here although it's not about silencing. I know there are a lot of experienced users here, so I figured I could get a good answer here. I read somewhere that the Intel P965 (like the Abit AB9) do not have the capability to boot from an optical IDE drive (at least not the ...
by Mescalero
Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Enough Cooling power? (C2D in Antec Solo)
Replies: 2
Views: 1560

Enough Cooling power? (C2D in Antec Solo)

Hi, I'm quite new to the silent front, although I have some experience with computers. I want to build a new system and I need some advice on how much cooling power, hence how many fans are really needed. This is the hardware I'm going for: Antec Solo C2D E6300 Samsung HD321KJ (suspended) passive 76...