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Old November 1, 2008, 05:06 PM
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I take it this is what I'm seeing??? :)

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What is that Monstrous modem?
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Looks like a Cable DSL Modem a Motorola SB5101
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Looks like a Cable DSL Modem a Motorola SB5101
except that is is 3-4X the size

Look right next to his surfboard.
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except that is is 3-4X the size

Look right next to his surfboard.

Looks like the digital voice modem.

SBV5222 SURFboard Digital Voice Modem - Motorola USA
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Looks like the digital voice modem.

SBV5222 SURFboard Digital Voice Modem - Motorola USA
Nice find...there we go.
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these pics were taken the night of our bands first headphone jam. ear bleeding jamming with no annoyance to the rest of the house let alone the neighbours. good fun.
bought a Presonus Firestudio to pump the instruments to headphones then mixed on a Frankenputer that BrainEater pieced together out of his leftover parts. +1 karma point for Brain.
my setup is tucked under the Jack Dempsey print.

welcome to my busy basement & cheers!
ps - if these pics are bigger than they should be let me know. not sure of pic size protocol.
Oooooh, I'd have liked to sit in on that session as a spectator! Can't play shit, but love the equipment and have always wanted to do a home recording studio for my kids.

Pic size is fine!

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Looks like the digital voice modem.

SBV5222 SURFboard Digital Voice Modem - Motorola USA
It's actually an SBV5220 -- not sure how out of date that is compared to an SBV5222, but any problems and Shaw will replace it.

The smaller cable modem is a Surfboard SB5100. I got that one as soon as Shaw started selling extreme-i speeds, so it is an earlier model but our internet is plenty fast.

We dumped Telus alltogether when Shaw finally dropped the price on thier cablephone. At first, Shaws prices were a little more than Telus's basic, and no extra features. About the time we had it installed, they had dropped their prices and added all the extra features.

With Telus, we were constantly getting dinged $5 every month with the first LD call we make -- even if it was 5 seconds. Man, that used to piss the wife off.

Anyways, Shaw came by here last spring to replace all the cables to (and in) the house (they were getting upward of 20 years old). Once we were wired with the latest tech, they sent a saleman by to offer the cablephone. Our Telus phone was bare minimum no extras, and for a couple bucks more per month we got the shaw phone with call display and all the other extras, plus 4 cents a minute anytime, anywhere in Canada. Works for me!

The Motorola SBV5220 is a huge honker, and wieghts as heavy as it looks. It actually has a Surfboard cable modem built-in to it, but Shaw's system doesn't yet allow internet through it so you still have to run both. The tech guy said eventually they will implement the internal modem in the cablephone, and when that happens I can dump the smaller surfboard.

Haven't had a single problem with the phone like this. It works just like the old phone did but with the extra features, same number, no other setup required except to plug one house phone into the system.

The greatest thing about it, is that we no longer get any bills from Telus... nothing, notta, screw them! I hate Telus with a passion, and used their landline out of necessity only. The way they treated their employees in the last Strike/lockout is inexcusable! As a member in good standing of another union, I can assure you I will never forgive them for that fiasco! I go out of my way to convice my clients to get their internet (and now phone) from Shaw. The ramifications of the Telus lockout go way beyond what they can imagine, and I do my best to make sure it stays so!

I still have to deal with their customer support through my clients that are having internet trouble, and believe me it sucks. The last call I made I was on the phone for over an hour trying to explain to the no-mind foreign tech girl that NO, it isn't a bad NIC in the computer, because the problem persists even when I use a different computer or put in a dedicated NIC! They eventually replaced the clients modem and that fixed things. But it took days for them to get over there, and the tech guy they sent had NO clue of what the problem was that he was sent to fix! He had to start from scratch, trouble shooting everything till he eventually replaced the modem. Even though it was a modem he was supposedly going over to replace! Talk about lack of communication!


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How do you like your HAF ?
I am simply loving it!

Check this thread for my worklog:

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...haf-932-a.html

One thing I need to add to the quibbles, is the top exhaust fan is sometimes causing a rattle somewhere inside the case. It is probably the upper cold cathode tube making the noise, it is only ziptied where it is and can pick up vibrations from the mobo tray or case. I'll know for sure once I look closer, but later for that because it is intermittent and not easy to hear. Also, once I hook the top fan into the fan controller and slow it down a touch, I am betting the rattle will go away. Regardless, these big fans seem to cause more vibration than smaller fans -- I am thinking all it takes is one unbalanced blade and you get a slight wobble.

For the most part, it is the biggest case you can get for the money, is a pleasure to work in with great cable management, is fairly quiet, comes with all the fans you will need, and holds a crapload of components. The outward flare on the side panels are not just for looks, they allow for a fairly huge bundle of cables and junk to be packed in the backside and still get the side panel back on!

If I had the money, I would have got a Lian-Li full tower PC-A7010. Just like this one, holds even more HDs and is much prettier:

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...tml#post107047

I also had significant trouble deciding between the HAF and a Cosmos. In the end, the HAF won out because of it's lower price, roominess, and HD bays that get proper cooling. I may still get a Cosmos one day, they are quite appealing to me. However, that LiLi is one sweet case!


Couple of more recent pics, with the front panel thingys installed:







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