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by Aris
Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:48 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Good affordable SSDs?
Replies: 110
Views: 29279

And, no, 2-3 years for a hard drive is really too short. I tend to upgrade my systems about every 3-5 years and having to swap out $200 in drives every other year makes me upset. Idunno what exactly your doing to toast your consumer grade HDD's so fast, but i havnt had a single drive go on me for o...
by Aris
Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Anandtech - "NVIDIA's Ion Platform: Performance Preview
Replies: 34
Views: 8172

QuietOC wrote:Why would anyone buy an Atom-based desktop?
They wouldnt, they arnt going to be marketed as desktop PC's. They will be marketed as HTPC/DVR's that can run windows, burn HD content, surf the net all in a super small silent package.

Its basically an Apple TV on crack for the PC side of the house.
by Aris
Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Good affordable SSDs?
Replies: 110
Views: 29279

3? For JMicron you have 2, IIRC some time ago it was 1. For the Vertex-like Super Talent you get 1. Ridata: 1-2. AFAIK no cheap drive gives you 3 years and just a while ago 1 year was standard. For enterprise you usually get 3-5 years. For the Intel x25-m it is a 3 year warrenty Source: http://www....
by Aris
Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What to connect fans to
Replies: 2
Views: 960

i use fanmates from newegg. Their like $4 each or something. You can put 3 or 4 fans on each fanmate.
by Aris
Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A good quiet 80mm fan?
Replies: 8
Views: 2276

Nexus 80mm is the only 80mm fans i use. Though i havnt used one in forever as i try to use 120mm and then 92mm fans wherever possible.

http://www.endpcnoise.com/cgi-bin/e/std/sku=nexus80mm
by Aris
Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: News: AMD Phenom II processors for AM3
Replies: 48
Views: 16053

Really Aris, what are you on about? You wanna know what im on about? I'm pissed off. I've been getting progressively more and more upset because at one time i was an AMD fanboy rooting for little AMD comming from nowhere to topple the Intel jugernaught and give them a run for their money and the co...
by Aris
Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quick, Quiet 160GB HDD?
Replies: 22
Views: 4200

He did not have a quality reply. He was nitpicking a true statement because i phrased it as absolute. It would be like if i said the sky was blue, and he said i was wrong because sometimes its red. Sure sometimes it is, but so that we dont all have to speak and write like lawyers drafting up a legal...
by Aris
Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Good affordable SSDs?
Replies: 110
Views: 29279

why would consumers need server grade hardware? your logic is out of left field. The reason is that only the server grade SSDs are close to the reliability of a standard consumer hard drive. The others are well below that. 3 year warrenty is pretty much standard for most HDD's, and thats what this ...
by Aris
Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quick, Quiet 160GB HDD?
Replies: 22
Views: 4200

@dhanson:

All i heard was "blah blah blah i agree with you but im going to argue with you anyhow because im a dick like that"
by Aris
Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The quiet DVD drive ultimate thread
Replies: 24
Views: 15411

i got the external slim optical drvie from samsung that was reviewed here. I only need to use an optical drive maybe one a month if that. So this way it is always completely silent until i actually need to use it for a few miniuts. Of which i have to say it is pretty quiet while in use also.
by Aris
Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Good affordable SSDs?
Replies: 110
Views: 29279

why would consumers need server grade hardware? your logic is out of left field. So if we were to then apply this logic, we should all toss out our Western Digital Green Power drives because their not used in servers, and thus will almost certainly die a premature death. Intel doesnt recommend using...
by Aris
Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Ion System - Low Power Monitor/Display?
Replies: 4
Views: 1382

You can get solar panals for your house that will likely generate more power than you currently use for around a 40k investment. Read an article about it a couple years ago, a guy did it and from the money he MADE selling power back to the power company from his excess along with the money he was sa...
by Aris
Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet case [w/ removeable mobo tray?]
Replies: 12
Views: 2883

Also as I previously stated if it dose not have a removable motherboard tray i would like even more room then the p182 because i would probably use a long graphics card Any size video card will fit in the NSK-3480 without any modifications. You can even get SLI mAtx motherboards now a days if your ...
by Aris
Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quick, Quiet 160GB HDD?
Replies: 22
Views: 4200

So you said RPMs only noticeable/major effect other than noise would be large file transfers but large file transfers are effected by tons of factors and RPMs are more of a factor in random access than they are in STR. Your quoted reference material is all well and good, but i speak from actual exp...
by Aris
Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: can this case be made silent?
Replies: 11
Views: 2690

I think the power supply will be questionable for that 8800GT. Totally - I agree. I guess my initial post wasn't clear - I'm not using the PSU that comes with the case in my gaming PC. I'm going to put it into the PC I am gifting to a family member. My gaming PC's specs are above, and are perfectly...
by Aris
Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet case [w/ removeable mobo tray?]
Replies: 12
Views: 2883

Best full size ATX case i've ever seen is the Antec Solo.

Though if i had a choice of any case in the world, my first pick would be the micro-atx Antec NSK-3480. But that would limit you to micro-atx motherboards.
by Aris
Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: News: AMD Phenom II processors for AM3
Replies: 48
Views: 16053

How else can you explain the enormous retail success of the P4 I already did. Public perception. People buy what they PERCEIVE to be better, in this case a larger number on the box. Talk about hitting a brick wall. Sure cheer on AMD for slowly slipping further and further behind its competition, ma...
by Aris
Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet case [w/ removeable mobo tray?]
Replies: 12
Views: 2883

Would the PC-B25B overcome the aluminum issue with its double walled side panels which i would expect to be fairly heavy. You can get some heavy rubby insulation type stuff to "glue" onto the panels to eleviate the issue completely, but its just extra cost. If you really like the case and dont mind...
by Aris
Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: News: AMD Phenom II processors for AM3
Replies: 48
Views: 16053

Tobias wrote:Actually, the only perception offered, regarding AMD is "AMD is back on track" on all reviews
I'd really like to hear someone explain to me how a company can go from being the leader in their industry to falling a year behind their primary competitor as being "back on track".
by Aris
Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: News: AMD Phenom II processors for AM3
Replies: 48
Views: 16053

Aris: Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems like some posts are still more or less replies to your first post, the one that looked like a personal opinion, while you have moved on to the discussion about public perception. Could it be why you misunderstand each other? My position hasnt changed from my firs...
by Aris
Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: God adverts on busses - how to complain
Replies: 76
Views: 10410

But still: Extremist is extremist, wether religious, atheist or in the between. Extremist cannot compromise, that is why they are wrong 99,9% of the time. But also taking an extream public opposition to them is just as bad, which is what andyb has done here. I'm pretty sure this falls within your 9...
by Aris
Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GTS vs 9500GT
Replies: 12
Views: 10394

9800GT = 8800GT with a die shrink 9800GT > 9500GT They arnt even comparable, there in completely different performance catagories. Whats really depressing is other than the power hungry GT200 series, we havnt gotten a real video card series upgrade since the series 8 was released in November of 2006...
by Aris
Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: News: AMD Phenom II processors for AM3
Replies: 48
Views: 16053

Because of that, it does not make sense to compeare 999$ core 7i to 30$ Sempron.. Thats a little out of context dont you think? Its more like comparing a $290 Core i7 to a $190 Phenom II X4. The premium priced products are rarely profitable, especially in IT industry. You have missed my point compl...
by Aris
Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: can this case be made silent?
Replies: 11
Views: 2690

In my experience, you can make any case quiet with enough modification.

It all depends on how much work you want to do and how much extra your willing to spend doing it.
by Aris
Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet case [w/ removeable mobo tray?]
Replies: 12
Views: 2883

Aluminum = More vibration induced noise.

Look for a steel enclosure if you want it to be quiet. Cold Rolled Steel is the best. The thicker the better.
by Aris
Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: dust filter materials
Replies: 10
Views: 3241

Heres a site that will make custom sized pleated air filters that will fit a 120mm fan perfectly.

http://www.airfilterusa.com/custom.html

I think if you go with like MERV7, you can get a pack of 12 for around $90 shipped.
by Aris
Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quick, Quiet 160GB HDD?
Replies: 22
Views: 4200

The only major difference your really going to notice between a 7200 vs 5400rpm is when loading large files. RPM affects latency aka random access NOT throughput aka large files. Platter density is what helps for large files. You tell that to my 5400rpm drives that load large files into memory slow...
by Aris
Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Laptop Hard Drive roundup?
Replies: 14
Views: 3527

If you believe in numbers posted on review websites then good luck. Real world experience > numbers on paper. I haven't been living under a rock, I do now about Intel's new offerings but I have had no experience with them to judge whether SSDs are worth the premium right now. You obviously didnt re...
by Aris
Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How to REALLY delete a hard drive
Replies: 34
Views: 23401

I work for the military, and when we throw out HDD's, we physically tear them apart and scratch the surface of the platters with some nearby random metal object. Like a screwdriver.
by Aris
Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Any point in swapping a WD GP for a laptop drive?
Replies: 10
Views: 2623

speed would be about the same, probably slower on the 5400 2.5" drives. They may be a tad quieter than the GP's if you pick quiet models. They'll use less power, but not much less. Maybe 5w each? About the only bonus you get is reduced size, but i mean if space isnt a current issue for you, then why...