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by freshjuice
Fri May 29, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet(ish) and Safe HD Video Editor + Some Gaming
Replies: 18
Views: 3974

Ahh, okay. I made a n00b mistake Now that I understand the Black/Blue/Green difference, I actually ended up with the Black. It's worth the noise tradeoff to me to have the best write speeds, especially since it's in a good p183 case anyway. When I dump direct video to my computer using firewire (fro...
by freshjuice
Fri May 29, 2009 4:48 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet(ish) and Safe HD Video Editor + Some Gaming
Replies: 18
Views: 3974

CA_Steve wrote: - WD Green. Slower rpm means quieter, but also means lower performance than the Blue.
I'm confused about this
Western Digital Caviar Green 1 TB Bulk/OEM Hard Drive 3.5 Inch, 32 MB Cache, 7200 RPM SATA II WD10EADS

This is same RPM and 32 MB cache. Where is the performance hit?
by freshjuice
Thu May 28, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet(ish) and Safe HD Video Editor + Some Gaming
Replies: 18
Views: 3974

I went with ...

i7 build with some economic choices, based upon yoru reccomendations: Using my old XP 32-bit for now. I've got a bunhc of unused licenses and I agree with Asulc on waiting for Win7 EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard I'll never skimp on a Mobo Intel Core i7 92...
by freshjuice
Wed May 27, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet(ish) and Safe HD Video Editor + Some Gaming
Replies: 18
Views: 3974

Build Option 2 : Cheaper Build (<$1000)- What do you thin

1 Antec CP-850 850W Continuous Power CPX SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply Item #: N82E16817371024 Return Policy: 30 Day Return Policy -$9.90 Instant $149.95 $140.05 1 ASRock M3A780GXH/128M AM3 AMD 780G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard Item #: N82E16813157161 Re...
by freshjuice
Wed May 27, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet(ish) and Safe HD Video Editor + Some Gaming
Replies: 18
Views: 3974

Build Option 1 : Top Build (~$1700) - What do you think?

1 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders Item #: N82E16832116488 Return Policy: Software Return Policy $99.99 1 EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard Item #: N82E16813188039 Return Policy: Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy...
by freshjuice
Wed May 27, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet(ish) and Safe HD Video Editor + Some Gaming
Replies: 18
Views: 3974

Thanks for the clarify CASteve. I guess then it's just a matter of how extravagant I want to get for my game habit.
by freshjuice
Wed May 27, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet(ish) and Safe HD Video Editor + Some Gaming
Replies: 18
Views: 3974

I love this forum! You guys rock! :mrgreen: is the 780g an integrated video card? I ask because I didn't see a video card on the list. I think the - video card, - processor, and - memory get taxed to most on renders, in that order. If the load is CPU oriented, switch brands and get an Intel quad. Go...
by freshjuice
Wed May 27, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet(ish) and Safe HD Video Editor + Some Gaming
Replies: 18
Views: 3974

Quiet(ish) and Safe HD Video Editor + Some Gaming

Wow! It's been a looooong time since I've been here. I need to build a new PC system, primarily used for: - HD video editing (amateur level...think nice quality online video) - recording (direct from camera via firewire). - Fast internet connection for occasional live webinar streaming - some gaming...
by freshjuice
Thu Jun 09, 2005 8:07 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: M1300 Tablet PC is on it's way! (Tablet PC Corner)
Replies: 6
Views: 4728

giek7 wrote:
And Samsung will produce flash 16GB HDs! I'll probably upgrade to one of these alternatives.
I haven't heard about this! Is it a 1.8 drive?
by freshjuice
Thu Jun 02, 2005 5:14 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best Fanless / Passive 2D Card (on a Budget)
Replies: 14
Views: 3861

Thanks for the many replies so far.

I've head a lot of good things about Matrox and 2D. As I'm going to stick with my LCD, I probably wouldn't get much benefit from it.

A9250--not familiar with this. Is it known for 2D clarity? How does it compare with, say, a 9550?
by freshjuice
Thu Jun 02, 2005 9:26 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: M1300 Tablet PC is on it's way! (Tablet PC Corner)
Replies: 6
Views: 4728

Been away awhile myself. 8) But back and ready for action! I'm usually hanging now over at tabletPCbuzz . (They been down for a day for maintenance) Anyway -- I just jerry-rigged some folder aluminum foil under the planner area. You couldn't even see it. I was suprised at how much of a difference it...
by freshjuice
Thu Jun 02, 2005 8:03 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best Fanless / Passive 2D Card (on a Budget)
Replies: 14
Views: 3861

Best Fanless / Passive 2D Card (on a Budget)

I'm doing a downgrade / verticalgrade from a gaming-type card. No gaming these days. Mostly desktop stuff -- Desktop Publishing/MSOffice/Quark/Photoshop work. I know most of the older cards are passive. I'm just trying to figure out which budget-end cards are best now-a-days for basic 2D application...
by freshjuice
Mon Apr 04, 2005 2:44 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Aerocool VM-101 fits MSi NX6600GT VTD128
Replies: 61
Views: 63572

Whatever the issue, I am actually submitting an RMA on the card. After running with the stock fan for a bit, it started to fail again. It could be unrelated, so we'll have to see. It's a good thing I didn't sell the stock fan! THe good thing is, I actually had a X800XT lying around. :o I'm in the p...
by freshjuice
Tue Mar 29, 2005 7:02 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Aerocool VM-101 fits MSi NX6600GT VTD128
Replies: 61
Views: 63572

Whatever the issue, I am actually submitting an RMA on the card. After running with the stock fan for a bit, it started to fail again. It could be unrelated, so we'll have to see. It's a good thing I didn't sell the stock fan! THe good thing is, I actually had a X800XT lying around. :o I'm in the pr...
by freshjuice
Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:24 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Aerocool VM-101 fits MSi NX6600GT VTD128
Replies: 61
Views: 63572

OUCH!

I started suddenly having serious problems with my AGP NX6600GT card. In "desktop mode it was fine, but the moment I tried ANYTHING 3D, it would fail. Major artifacts, stprites, games crashing, you name it. It did it even with DXDiag. It happened out of the blue. SO... after what would be a very lon...
by freshjuice
Sat Mar 19, 2005 10:21 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Now, what about my room? (Slightly OT, but...)
Replies: 21
Views: 7216

~El~Jefe~ wrote:
burcakb wrote:
Oh, i keep editing this: heres a tip: Drink a lot and bring a lot of people over. Youll never notice much of anything, thats what eventually happened.
LOL -- that reminds me of one of my wife's suggested solutions:

"Add some white noise."

:P
by freshjuice
Sat Mar 19, 2005 9:20 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: M1300 Tablet PC is on it's way! (Tablet PC Corner)
Replies: 6
Views: 4728

http://www.freshjuicemedia.com/tabletpc/m_m13004.jpg Well, here's my new silent PC. It's an M1300 tablet PC by Motion. Not only is it silent (I would say pretty much literally silent) but it's also "stealth". I zip it up in the planner I purchased just for this purchase. No one can even guess I've ...
by freshjuice
Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:38 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: M1300 Tablet PC is on it's way! (Tablet PC Corner)
Replies: 6
Views: 4728

M1300 Tablet PC is on it's way! (Tablet PC Corner)

I haven't seen any current topics on the Tablet PC market, so I thought I'd start a new thread and maybe a spot for Table PC enthusiasts. My main vocation is a business consultant (well, technically a business strategist but we won't get into semantics here). I do a lot of on-site training as well a...
by freshjuice
Thu Mar 03, 2005 7:29 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Now, what about my room? (Slightly OT, but...)
Replies: 21
Views: 7216

It does seem like an obvious answer. Unfortunately they have two children -- seperate rooms. :shock:
by freshjuice
Thu Mar 03, 2005 6:51 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Now, what about my room? (Slightly OT, but...)
Replies: 21
Views: 7216

compressed melamine tiles That's another new one for me. I'll have to check on the price of that...not sure how to impliment. Rusty's comments about cost are confirming my suspicions...and also what my wife wrote to me in an email. Um, so after doing a little bit of research it looks like we have 2...
by freshjuice
Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:04 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Now, what about my room? (Slightly OT, but...)
Replies: 21
Views: 7216

two words......baby benadryl. :mrgreen: lol ChucuSCAD, I'll send you a PM. I'm not familiar with that kind of system or material. It sounds interesting. THe soundproof blankets I have actually hang loose, so there's already a bit of space built in. However, there's nothing on my ceiling so maybe th...
by freshjuice
Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:24 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Now, what about my room? (Slightly OT, but...)
Replies: 21
Views: 7216

Do you have carpet or wood floors? What's the building construction type? (ie, wood framed low-rise vs concrete/steel high-rise) A much more effective solution would be to install an acoustic ceiling in the condo below you. But trying to broach that idea might really test the friendship with your n...
by freshjuice
Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:10 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Now, what about my room? (Slightly OT, but...)
Replies: 21
Views: 7216

Now, what about my room? (Slightly OT, but...)

So, I know this is just a hair OT, but I couldn't find any place that seemed more appropriate to place this (because is IS slight on-topic as well). My apologies. I live on the top floor of a new condo ... with ... heh ..supposedly noise-free floorings. Well, my downstairs neighbors (which are nice ...
by freshjuice
Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:05 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 150542

Maybe I just got a bad one (the blue LED 120mm fan), but maybe it's where it's placed. I'm using that one as a front intake on my Antec 3000B case (which I know is not necessary). But it is defenitely the biggest culprit for noise on my PC...even worse that the stock 120 outtake fan that came with t...
by freshjuice
Sat Feb 05, 2005 10:14 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What to do with these stock parts .... ???
Replies: 22
Views: 4600

As far as I can tell, you can't. ... ... My 6800GT with stock cooling routinely broke into the 80s under extended load, so I'm not one bit worried, and nVIDIA themselves set these chips to not even ramp down for safety until past 120C. -Ed Kind of weird -- especially since everything else about MSI...
by freshjuice
Sat Feb 05, 2005 10:09 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 150542

My two bits here: 1) Ordered from isellsurplus, got it, but pretty slow (maybe a week until actual processing, week and half to receipt 2) I got the 120 mm Clear/Blue Fan ... I have to say ... meh ... fair. It seems kind of noisy to me, even at low speeds controlled by my MFC. After reading through ...
by freshjuice
Sat Feb 05, 2005 9:51 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What to do with these stock parts .... ???
Replies: 22
Views: 4600

Ahhh ... I guess I didn't realize how small they were. My bad. I guess my clearance needs to be no higher than about 20 mm, so Viper will have to be the one. I'm not the "modder" type. I mean, the boldest thing I've done so far is clip the wires from my Antec fan to run it to the MFC! And honestly i...
by freshjuice
Sat Feb 05, 2005 9:35 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What to do with these stock parts .... ???
Replies: 22
Views: 4600

I've sent an email to Viper for a quote.

In the meantime, while I'm waiting fora reply, would something like this work?
http://www.coolermaster.com/index.php?L ... t%20Cooler
by freshjuice
Sat Feb 05, 2005 7:57 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What to do with these stock parts .... ???
Replies: 22
Views: 4600

OK - I'll swap it out then. What's a decent passive cooler to use for something that small?
by freshjuice
Sat Feb 05, 2005 7:19 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What to do with these stock parts .... ???
Replies: 22
Views: 4600

Assuming memory serves me correctly for once, that's the same one that came on my MSi NX6600GT-128VTD; it sounds like an Arctic Cooling VGA Silencer Rev. 3 on High, but smoother. I replaced mine with a VM-101. -Ed That's exactly where this came from, and I replaced it with a Vm-101 myself.. Heh. I ...