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by Wibla
Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audigy 2 zs vs. Modern on board audio vs. X-Fi?
Replies: 38
Views: 9498

Quite a lot of people hook their pcs up to a reciever, either via hdmi, S/PDIF (using optical or coax) or regular 3.5mm -> stereo rca connector. I prefer optical because you then achieve galvanic isolation, stopping electrical noise from reaching from the pc to the reciever. the actual signal over c...
by Wibla
Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audigy 2 zs vs. Modern on board audio vs. X-Fi?
Replies: 38
Views: 9498

Details, details ;) I concede that im not up to date on the latest crud creative has put on the market, even so, their drivers and corporate philosophy should be enough to encourage buyers to stay well clear. I suggest you read up on how they have 'dealt' with the competition before... That being sa...
by Wibla
Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audigy 2 zs vs. Modern on board audio vs. X-Fi?
Replies: 38
Views: 9498

I swear to onboard sound, but i use optical output, not analog Which bypasses all their lack of quality and most of their horribly broken drivers. Onboard sound bi passes all quality anyone serious about gaming or movies will not stick to crappy onboard sound. If you believe onboard sound sounds go...
by Wibla
Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audigy 2 zs vs. Modern on board audio vs. X-Fi?
Replies: 38
Views: 9498

I swear to onboard sound, but i use optical output, not analog
by Wibla
Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Poll 1: How much storage do you have active on your PC?
Replies: 7
Views: 2790

28 TB in raid setups via the network, ~1TB locally

Only use for local storage is os + apps/games, everything else i use is on the servers, so they kinda have to count...
by Wibla
Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung 2TB EcoGreen F3 Hard Drive
Replies: 5
Views: 3250

The noise level isn't anything to brag about, but the power usage numbers are certainly very interesting for larger setups where power usage is more important than minimizing noise
by Wibla
Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Backup by internal removable disks
Replies: 19
Views: 2646

Yeah, save the clamshells when you buy a new drives, they make excellent storage for a drive, offering decent protection against smaller mishaps.

I use several internal drives for backup, and they all get stored in those clamshells when not in use.
by Wibla
Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Environmental impact of Kill-A-Watt purchase?
Replies: 20
Views: 11638

Smartmeters are a nice tool to see the consumption averaged over time, but without per-circuit monitoring it will only do so much. A kill-a-watt will give you both instant and average power usage readings on a device, which can then be used to calculate cost in a meaningful manner. I would say that ...
by Wibla
Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Quiet, lightweight dualcore 15" laptop
Replies: 12
Views: 10658

Looking for a laptop myself, with a lot of the same criteria.. and I've stopped at the Lenovo T410 for now, seems to be a near perfect fit, albeit a wee bit expensive for my budget (student) at 11300 NOK, should fit comfortably inside £1500 though.
by Wibla
Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:25 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P183: The P182 Gets More Air
Replies: 145
Views: 84459

half-necro, but still

here's what a norwegian hardware review site did to the P183 during their review...

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full test can be read here by those who understand norwegian, I would rather suggest you avoid doing it tho, to avoid permanent brain damage...
by Wibla
Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding[email protected]
Topic: Is Running [email protected] Worthwhile?
Replies: 77
Views: 31561

m0002a, you keep harping on the associate professor deal, could you offer some more insight into why you think this is such a big thing? Neil, I think noone should downplay your achievements and efforts in minimizing your enviromental footprint, if everyone did that we'd have a much more comfortable...
by Wibla
Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:08 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Car Radiator too much?
Replies: 8
Views: 7456

reckon its a spam thing...
by Wibla
Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Re-Regulating the Internet in America
Replies: 4
Views: 891

I'm not surprised at what direction this is taking in the US. Corporate America is all about profit, nothing else.
by Wibla
Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:50 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Article pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 2567

+1

Great idea :)
by Wibla
Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:49 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Accelero S2 + 92 or 120 fan enough for GTS 250?
Replies: 10
Views: 2297

I'm running an XFX GTS 250 with Accelero S1 rev2 passively without issues..
by Wibla
Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: True Black 120, 32-40c, good or decent?
Replies: 9
Views: 1446

Is it stable? is it quiet enough for you? if the answers to both questions are yes, dont give it any more thought :)
by Wibla
Fri May 28, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec p183: Mount PSU upside down or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 2528

In the P18x you can safely mount the psu with the fan facing down, that way you also gain a few centimeters of cable lenght, which is rather nice (the 4/8pin is usually a stretch if you want to put it behind the mobo tray)
by Wibla
Sun May 23, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: The worst motherboard I have ever owned...
Replies: 26
Views: 7411

So it basically comes back to what was stated way up there in the beginning of the thread.. LGA-1156 is gimped compared to LGA-1366, there are no two ways around that. LGA-1366 on the other hand, is alot more expensive, and I have serious problems trying to justify either platform at this time, with...
by Wibla
Fri May 21, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Old Noctua NH-U12 getting long in the tooth?
Replies: 6
Views: 1276

Clean/vacuum the heatsink, and the air intake to the case etc.
by Wibla
Wed May 19, 2010 3:32 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fan Test System, 2010
Replies: 89
Views: 31138

Wow...

Thats all I have to say, really. Kudos to Mike for this amazing article. So short, but yet so good :mrgreen:
by Wibla
Wed May 12, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Titan Fenrir & CM Hyper 212 Plus: Direct Touch Revisited
Replies: 71
Views: 24277

is it just me or has the TRUE120 completely lost its value here? :lol: No, some of us bought it when it was first put on market, which is now 3 years ago and it still works fine today. It's a part that can be moved to a new build, performing perfectly adequate, only requiring a $7 bracket... I cons...
by Wibla
Mon May 10, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: 360 rad enough to cool OCed i7 920, 2 GTX 480s and MB?
Replies: 29
Views: 12750

2x120 for CPU + MB, 360 for 2x 480, separate loops... would be my recommendation :)
by Wibla
Sat May 08, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard drive throwing SMART alarms. Can it be saved?
Replies: 7
Views: 1283

2 or 3 year factory warranty afaik, contact samsung to do an RMA :)
by Wibla
Sat May 08, 2010 5:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard drive throwing SMART alarms. Can it be saved?
Replies: 7
Views: 1283

RMA it to be safe, if you dont need the drive right now you might aswell do it and have the good drive for later.
by Wibla
Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HDD Reliability - Best Buys? Musts to Avoid?
Replies: 14
Views: 4144

As protellect said, its a crap shoot, ask 10 people and you get 10 different answers.

I swear to Samsung and Seagate myself, but YMWV (your mileage will vary)
by Wibla
Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: The worst motherboard I have ever owned...
Replies: 26
Views: 7411

That should rather read:

TL;DR I didnt research my options well enough before buying, and got the wrong stuff

... no offense, but thats the gist of what youre saying.
by Wibla
Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Seagate Totally Fails Its Customers
Replies: 7
Views: 9945

So on the grunds of, what, 3 failed drives you claim seagate is utter crap? Now while 3 failed drives in a row, with the two replacements being DOA is very unlikely, it can still happen. I'd contact them about it and make sure they're examining why this is happening. On the other hand, after seagate...
by Wibla
Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 1.5 TB Samsung EcoGreen F2 HD154UI Slow Access Times
Replies: 15
Views: 11851

I would not use a drive like this as a system drive.

Get an F3 500GB for the system, its alot faster overall.
by Wibla
Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Whining Components
Replies: 128
Views: 239696

Might be the graphics card switching from 2D to 3D mode, and thus increasing clocks...
by Wibla
Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:48 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Blocking off side vents
Replies: 9
Views: 2711

I've used cardboards + ducttape to block vents before, its not exactly pretty, but it works...