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by Talz
Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:29 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Another "Which PSU?" question (for an older system
Replies: 7
Views: 2001

One thing, if you buy a power supply with dual 12V rails I believe one rail is exclusive to the 4 pin ATX connector. I'm pretty sure the BF6 does not use this connector, so be careful of this. The power supply might automatically reroute this rail if it's not plugged in, I doubt any manufacturers ha...
by Talz
Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Two 12 volt Lines?
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

Yep no choice but it's really a logical split for usage and should add stability in general as well.
by Talz
Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:36 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Phantom Menace - Lota talk, no answers.
Replies: 54
Views: 15670

Re: Phantom Menace - Lota talk, no answers.

So far, I think half or more of the people buying psu's for their silent/quiet rig would truly not mind buying one of these. However, people like me feel uncomfortable, and here are the reasons: 1. We play games like half-life2, battlefield 1942, and so on. 2. We would rather overclock than undercl...
by Talz
Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:25 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Coolermaster aluminum fan
Replies: 27
Views: 8250

so guys, if my mobo can supply only 600mA to the cpu fan header when the fan needs 1,000mA, does that mean the fan could do any damage? Most likely is the fan header will short out and stop providing the fan with power. It's possible something else could be effected but I believe it unlikely unless...
by Talz
Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:05 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Lian Li case
Replies: 16
Views: 6180

I like Lian-Li, but those look to be hard to quiet down even with acoustipack due to all of the mesh. I'm not one to complain much about some openings at the bottom of the case for air intake but that's excessive and seems like a fairly impractical cases if you are going for quiet. And I'm probably ...
by Talz
Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:43 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Tom's review of the new Pentium Dual Core CPU's...
Replies: 22
Views: 6489

Personally I'm looking forward to dual core, ncq etc going mainstream. It's not unusual for me to have something in the background when gaming, and if I can have tasks set to low priority running without bogging down the system like they do now it'd be great. Anandtech's comparisons with minimum fra...
by Talz
Tue Apr 05, 2005 11:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help with Case selection
Replies: 12
Views: 2887

Only thing I would not as a deal killer on the SLK 3000 is it puts the top of the motherboard very close to the power supply so you do have to be careful with mobos mounting the cpu up top and big heatsinks not fitting.
by Talz
Tue Apr 05, 2005 10:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Coolermaster aluminum fan
Replies: 27
Views: 8250

I think it's supposed to be .1, 1 amp would be for some crazy fan at 10k or 15k rpms or something equally ridiculous like 200mm.
by Talz
Mon Apr 04, 2005 1:32 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Coolermaster aluminum fan
Replies: 27
Views: 8250

Their LED rifle bearing fans were a pleasant surprise, I hope SPCR can get their hands on one of these to find out if they are as well! Note that they advertise using Japanese ball bearings.
by Talz
Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SPCR and Aluminum Anti-Bias?
Replies: 41
Views: 12235

Yeah, I am wondering about this anti-aluminum bias myself with a possible new dampening build I want to begin next week. I want a pimped out Lian li with that door on the front. That solid, sealable door. I want to put 1/4 inch super soundproofing mat from http://soundproofing.org/sales/prices.html...
by Talz
Thu Mar 31, 2005 12:13 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: pentium-m adapter for socket-478
Replies: 88
Views: 30403

I agree that to much shouldn't be made out of comparing overclocked to non oc'd chips, but it does merit some comparison as the P-M overclocked is easier to cool than an A64 or P4 at stock speeds and volts.
by Talz
Thu Mar 31, 2005 12:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SPCR and Aluminum Anti-Bias?
Replies: 41
Views: 12235

I was thinking of one of the earlier Centurions actually with only 80mm fans and more restrictions on the airflow. I had not looked at any newer reviews as I thought they were using the same design with a bezel change (the name barely changed, but it was a bad assumption on my part) and it didn't in...
by Talz
Thu Mar 31, 2005 11:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Capsule Ginseng jelly royal
Replies: 10
Views: 2826

If they make a version of this with the removable motherboard tray I would seriously consider it with the P-180, a bit harder to quiet down but good airflow and I like the removable tray. 8) That is what I wanted three years ago, I may favor the P-180 now though, I like the PSU channel and dampened ...
by Talz
Mon Mar 28, 2005 12:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec cases being shown at CES on pcmag.com
Replies: 473
Views: 320414

Reason why I won't post dates/confirm dates: Every date I've ever been given for a product launch has always been pushed back in the 7 years I've been at Antec (I'm talking about dates flung around the office). Such that until it's in the warehouse (in Fremont), it's not here in my mind. So why tha...
by Talz
Mon Mar 28, 2005 12:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SPCR and Aluminum Anti-Bias?
Replies: 41
Views: 12235

Re: SPCR and Aluminum Anti-Bias?

Regarding these cases specifically. Antec P160 Coolermaster Centurion 5 Lian Li V1000, V2000 etc I really don't think much of this Antec. Antec's tend to use thin materials to begin with and this is just a bad mistake on aluminum if you are wanting quiet. The Coolermaster is simply not up to par on ...
by Talz
Mon Mar 28, 2005 12:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SPCR and Aluminum Anti-Bias?
Replies: 41
Views: 12235

I use a Lian-Li PC-69 case for my main system, and have used some of the favored cases such as the SLK-3700AMB, Evercase 4252 etc as well, and have built so many custom systems with varying cases that I wouldn't even have a guess on how many. And I do share the general opinion that aluminum cases ar...
by Talz
Wed Mar 23, 2005 6:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Do any of you guys leave your PCI slots uncovered?
Replies: 12
Views: 4277

Bugs and other things can get in when you leave those slots open. Heck when I worked as a tech we had a system where a small mouse had gotten in through a pci slot that was uncovered.
by Talz
Thu Mar 03, 2005 4:57 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: pentium-m adapter for socket-478
Replies: 88
Views: 30403

I was just thinking about the socket bracket, I think it could be raised simply with the right size bolts, washers and nuts. Far from ideal, but I'm really more worried about electrical issues and communication between the cpu and northbridge etc. If that all works smoothly the rest is just a matter...
by Talz
Thu Mar 03, 2005 4:41 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: pentium-m adapter for socket-478
Replies: 88
Views: 30403

Looking at how it is designed, it seems to offer a standard fixed voltage (maybe Asus will allow some slight tweaking depending on the 478 voltage), and fixed 100/133 bus speeds, though the extra jumper could allow some flexibility there if they decide. And it seems to be an almost trivial thing for...
by Talz
Thu Mar 03, 2005 2:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: pentium-m adapter for socket-478
Replies: 88
Views: 30403

This is pretty cool, there are issues but not much more than with the P-M boards that are out right now. But if this is for real, and it works without some big unexpected downside I'm all over it. $100 P4P800 $30 Magic PM Adapter $250 PM 1.7, good shot at 2.26 Dual channel memory bandwidth, SATA, Gl...
by Talz
Wed Jan 19, 2005 12:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec cases being shown at CES on pcmag.com
Replies: 473
Views: 320414

In the case of the Sonata II, the duct is well below the PSU, so it won't suck in warm air exiting from the case. For the P180, it's just above the PSU--so it probably will. I don't think that would work so well with the PSU is in a seperate compartment, best to just use the air channel with a low ...
by Talz
Wed Jan 12, 2005 6:27 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: www.spcr.com soon please!
Replies: 22
Views: 10886

It's a bit long, but not terribly, and that's what bookmarks are for.
by Talz
Wed Jan 12, 2005 3:35 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec cases being shown at CES on pcmag.com
Replies: 473
Views: 320414

Oh ok, good call, I hadn't seen that photo yet. But again I wonder, why put a fan there... Its a fanless PSU, the added noise of a fan to cool the closed chamber seems counter productive. If you want to put HDs down there and are concerned with cooling them, you'd be better off with a fanned PSU an...
by Talz
Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec cases being shown at CES on pcmag.com
Replies: 473
Views: 320414

If you are talking about the dual G5 towers then you are way off. Where do you think swifty got the new mcp350? I dont know of any other large Mac cooling solutions so if you arent talking about the G5 forgive me. Ah I haven't been watching Apple close enough I see, last time I saw them talk about ...
by Talz
Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:52 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What 'silent/quiet' PSU to get?
Replies: 25
Views: 6468

I had a Zalman 400A and it was quieter than my Seasonic tornado 400, which was quieter than my Seasonic super silencer 400. It was strange though, the tornado was quiet in open air, but it was always a bit louder mounted in the closed case. I was quite happy with the Zalman until the fan developed a...
by Talz
Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:46 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New powersupply sufficient...? Fortron 300w.....
Replies: 10
Views: 2828

I agree a good 300 watt should do fine for you, a 350-400 would give you more flexibility to upgrade in the future, especially in regards to a high end video card. It sounds like that is not of a high importance to you though.
by Talz
Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Case wanted with no Mods.
Replies: 54
Views: 15813

It was just reviewed, it's basically the latest and greatest version of the 3700/sonata case from Antec sold without a power supply.

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article210-page1.html
by Talz
Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:27 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Case wanted with no Mods.
Replies: 54
Views: 15813

3000B with any power supply highly rated by spcr (350 watt+, as long as it has enough on the 12v line) and an NV Silencer to top it all off. I would spend the money for a good hsf (zalman 7000 etc) that can do the job quietly as well. This should be within your budget if you can get a , and you coul...
by Talz
Tue Jan 11, 2005 11:56 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Apple drops tiny, cheap Mac bomb
Replies: 117
Views: 39919

If I was in the market for an extra system I would actually have to consider this. Seems to only have one dimm slot though which kinda stinks, and I am dubious of the sound level apple calls quiet. Especially given Apple's marketing practices and history, but the external brick psu is not a bad star...
by Talz
Tue Jan 11, 2005 11:15 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec cases being shown at CES on pcmag.com
Replies: 473
Views: 320414

According to the article all the cases and power supplies in the room were pre-production models. And if they were showing a Phantom 500, it is not surprising it would be oversized.