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by Mike_P
Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Neo HE PSU Users Poll
Replies: 355
Views: 440499

where do you have the modular plugs connected? spread them out so that one is to the left, and the other plugs in to the right. i've had a Neo 430 since jan 2006 w/o a single hiccup. used it on a asus p4s800 w/ 3.0 prescott and 6600gt. now using it on a e6550 w/ p35-ds3r and 8800gt. I've always had ...
by Mike_P
Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:51 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS - 4 x 200GB Segate 7200.7 SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 1571

PM'd you!
by Mike_P
Tue May 22, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What was your first computer?
Replies: 65
Views: 24206

wow this brings back memories.. our families first PC was a Comodore64. dont know the specs, was way too young. the next PC we had was a AST 486 dx2-50Mhz w/ 4mb ram and a 384mb hdd. I think i have the hdd around here somewhere, still works last i remember! it was about this time i started messing w...
by Mike_P
Tue May 01, 2007 5:32 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: NEW boxed E6300 Core 2 Duo - B2 stepping (L628)
Replies: 9
Views: 5602

if you ship via USPS and mark it as a gift you WILL NOT be charged duty fee's. Done this many times when buying car parts or anything ebay related :)
by Mike_P
Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Aargh - need a new video card!
Replies: 17
Views: 4170

the video processing of a card is mostly dependant on Core Speed.

try a slight overclock to see if it helps. if not, u need a faster card.
by Mike_P
Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low power HTPC
Replies: 21
Views: 8329

gunna add my .02 here. I just built a PC using the Asus 6150/430 AM2 board, and it was painless to setup and worked great out of the box. Has onboard video (6150) that supports PureVideo, which is nice for DVD's. Also onboard i/o connectors for VGA and DVI, a breakout panel for Component/Svid/RCA Vi...
by Mike_P
Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Kaspersky Internet Security 6 and popups
Replies: 1
Views: 1434

you have to add it to the "trusted sites" in the settings. it's found under "Anti-spy" > "Popup blocker"
by Mike_P
Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The US Entertainment Industry thinks it rules the world
Replies: 38
Views: 14001

The US industries are greedy and manipulative, and If someone steals something that they would never have bought, but have only stolen it because they can, then that is not piracy. Andy EXACTLY. all these lost profits and revenue numbers ASSUME every person who pirates would have normally purchased...
by Mike_P
Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: one component fell off from my mobo... :(
Replies: 6
Views: 2985

keep er' goin'

you know the saying, if it aint broke, dont fix it ;)

i'd just continue on as normal.
by Mike_P
Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P180 + C2D E6600 sanity check (+ references)
Replies: 37
Views: 15123

ok.. 1. LiteOn makes a SATA DVDRW drive and its ALOT cheaper than the craptor. 2. I'm assuming you dont plan on doing much 3D gaming. Such a powerful system w/ lots of ram and a 7600GT talk about odd ball out. If thats the case (no gaming) just get a cheap passive 6200 or similar. 2D resolutions sho...
by Mike_P
Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fitting a VF900 on a GeForce 6600GT AGP?
Replies: 5
Views: 2606

i also have a 6600gt AGP and find it cools quite well w/ the VF700. mine is O/C to 530/1050 core/mem and it loads out @ 65c which I find completely acceptable. (considering the nVidia threshold is 150c)
by Mike_P
Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:55 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright SI-128: Evolution of a Past Master
Replies: 26
Views: 20785

does SPCR know a top mount wire fan clip is made by thermalright? http://www.thermalright.com/a_page/main_product_accessories.htm Just wanted to make sure this is common knowledge as every review states you need open flange fans. I know its not included w/ the heat sink (and it really should be), bu...
by Mike_P
Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: NSK 3300 or 4400. Help me decide
Replies: 6
Views: 2699

id go for the 4400 as it uses a standard sized PSU so replacement (for sound or failed) is alot easier.
by Mike_P
Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Low end graphics card AGP
Replies: 11
Views: 4067

simply put, the cheapest solution is a 5200 since you already have it. I'm running one and it's fine.
by Mike_P
Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Question about PCI slots for DIY NAS
Replies: 1
Views: 1282

Question about PCI slots for DIY NAS

Will this card http://cgi.ebay.ca/Adaptec-2610SA-64-bit-6-Port-SATA-Raid-Controller-DELL_W0QQitemZ280070543004QQihZ018QQcategoryZ39968QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem work in a regular PCI slot? I can see it's different, and designed for a server type 66MHz PCI slot, but it is backwards compati...
by Mike_P
Wed Dec 06, 2006 5:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: proposed mATX system:
Replies: 55
Views: 12576

the NSK3300 uses a SFX power supply, incase you didnt already know.. i would get a case that uses a regular ATX PSU.
by Mike_P
Wed Dec 06, 2006 5:02 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: a LOW BUDGET video solution
Replies: 23
Views: 5209

the cheapest way to support 3 monitors is through AMD and the Nforce 6150 boards. (with a catch though). what monitors are you using, LCD? CRT? are they connecting w/ VGA or DVI?? the best bet is to get a 6150 AMD socket am2 board and stick another low end PCI-e card w/ dual dvi. you can get up to 2...
by Mike_P
Tue Nov 14, 2006 5:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Would you like a 5cm longer Solo?
Replies: 39
Views: 20069

this is stupid. If you can afford a $650+ video card you can buy a $100 case :roll:


otherwise get the GTS
by Mike_P
Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:01 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: fan connector on motherboard?
Replies: 3
Views: 1706

Re: fan connector on motherboard?

n604 wrote:are there any motherboards that have more than 3 fan connectors on it?
the abit AB9-Pro has way more (7)

CPU, SYS, NB, PWR, AUX1, AUX2, AUX3

CPU = 4-pin (compatible w/ 3-pin) the rest are all 3-pin. Controllable via BIOS FanEQ. (not sure about controllability w/ SpeedFan).
by Mike_P
Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:58 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Neo HE PSU Users Poll
Replies: 355
Views: 440499

not sure of my serial # as im not at home. but my NeoHE 430 powers a Asus P4S800 flawlessly since Jan 2006.

i too, seperated the modular cables to try and space out the load. I seen a review (SPCR maybe?) that shows where the rails were split among the modular plugs.
by Mike_P
Fri Nov 03, 2006 10:21 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GeForce 8800 GTX not very power hungry?
Replies: 51
Views: 24867

is daily tech meant to be a reliable site? the half life 2 lost coast numbers look waaaay off i have an 1950xtx and x6800 combo and i get 97fps on half life 2 lost coast at 1920*1200 (full detail 16*AF 4*AA - 6*AAhas some rendering bug.. ) there score is 60fps at 1600*1200 sounds really suspect.......
by Mike_P
Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Uncommon first build questions
Replies: 22
Views: 5198

I would shy away from the NSK3300, its got a sfx power supply that will cost more to replace in the future (if so required). the NSK4400 is a little bigger, cheaper, and has a standard ATX PSU. I compeletely agree w/ a previous poster about replacing the CPU HSF. A XP-90 w/ a neus 92mm will be plent...
by Mike_P
Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:48 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: VERY QUIET PC for the girlfriend
Replies: 13
Views: 3064

why not try one of the new WD "ks" series, 250gb, rated up in the top 1-3 w/ SPCR quiet 3.5" hdd's and its like $85. ALso you could probably save a few going w/ samsung or value line ram rather than the HyperX, a little over kill for this system.? also, consider a few Fanmates for the nexus's? not s...
by Mike_P
Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:27 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Cracked Nexus 120mm & XP120
Replies: 2
Views: 1902

i cracked mine the same way, works fine :)
by Mike_P
Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:00 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte 7900GT with VF700 stock - quiet?
Replies: 8
Views: 3970

Exactly. For what I understand, 7900 does not have a thermally controlled fan header. In this case, is there any other way to change the fan speed and noise on that VF700? I heard RivaTuner is an utility for that purpose, and I wonder if it would have the deired effect on this card... And how would...
by Mike_P
Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:10 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Silent DVD drive
Replies: 47
Views: 52309

My Nec 3520a is loud when burning @ 8x or full speed reading.

If it's being used for DVD playback try Nero DriveSpeed.

I can use it to adjust maximum allowed speed and spin down times.

set it to like 2x or 4x for DVD and you'll be good.
by Mike_P
Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec P150 Graphics Cards?
Replies: 9
Views: 3154

yes the x1??? series are known to be loud. The x1800 was the worst.

id say go w/ a 7600 gt or if u want the extra power a 7900 gt (that is overclocked).

the nVidia cards consume less watts then the equivalent ATi
by Mike_P
Tue Jul 11, 2006 6:44 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best Fan for Thermalright SI-120?
Replies: 11
Views: 3286

i have an XP-120 w/ a Nexus connected to the CPU header on the motherboard. My board reads the speed @ 0rpm (too slow i guess), but the fan definately spins. idle temps (ambient temps are 23-26c) are anywhere from 31-36c. Load temps (video encoding) are in the low 50's. It's perfectly quiet and cool...
by Mike_P
Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Energy-efficient motherboard for large home file server?
Replies: 5
Views: 2283

i know people are saying stay away from nVidia boards but how about this nVidia 570Ultra, gigabit lan, 6 Sata w/ raid 0/1/5/jbod etc etc, passive cooling (heat pipes). supports all the new stuff, and is only 113.98 cdn$ http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=18885&vpn=M2N-E&manufacture=ASUS&prom...
by Mike_P
Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: p150 vs SLK3000+S12
Replies: 6
Views: 2632

the solo is available on NCIX for 90ish (Cdn$)

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php? ... ture=ANTEC