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by krille
Mon Dec 22, 2008 3:06 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: P3x/P4x Mobo for a Wolfdale (E8x00)?
Replies: 2
Views: 1423

Don't really want a Gxx board. And I'm not too familiar with Biostar (although admittedly they are cheaper). So I went ahead with the Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R. A bit steep, but I had to send the order and couldn't make up my mind so I picked what I considered the safest bet. I hope it will serve well a...
by krille
Sat Dec 20, 2008 4:05 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: P3x/P4x Mobo for a Wolfdale (E8x00)?
Replies: 2
Views: 1423

P3x/P4x Mobo for a Wolfdale (E8x00)?

Heya! I'm about to build another Core 2 Duo-based system (E8400 or E8500 w/ XIGMATEK HDT-S1283). Just need to decide on the motherboard and some 2x2GB DDR2 kit (not sure whether PC6400 or PC8500 yet). Looking for a board that's good value and power efficient while not compromising stability. There w...
by krille
Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 4870 and Accelero S1 problem
Replies: 21
Views: 7273

A "Jim M0rrison" over at XS ( http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=209830 ) is confirming that the "PCS" design has been changed. In fact, he goes as far as to say that the new revision is not only of cheapo quality but actually ship downclocked to the reference clocks of 750, even t...
by krille
Sun Dec 14, 2008 4:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 4870 and Accelero S1 problem
Replies: 21
Views: 7273

FWIW: http://en.expreview.com/2008/08/23/powercolor-hd-4870-pcs-stability-issues-check.html Isn't that the 512MB version though? As I said before, I know the 512MB was laden with issues, but I haven't been able to find anything in regards to the 1024MB other than the Newegg user review above. And o...
by krille
Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:50 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 4870 and Accelero S1 problem
Replies: 21
Views: 7273

So, should I go with the Powercolor 4870 1GB PCS+ or just a reference one? They're all the same price. Need to know as I should decide today.

If the PCS+ is more compatible with the Accelero S1 then that's great. But is it really and what exactly were the problems with this card?
by krille
Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:51 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silent Gaming Mouse?
Replies: 22
Views: 33403

I will definitely get a Razer mouse. According to here even the Logitech G9 exhibits this squealing "issue". Now the question's only: Which Razer? LED:s are bad, mmm-kay? I find these unnecessary mouse LED:s to be visual noise , hence I simply can't stand them. So there should be some sort of off sw...
by krille
Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 4870 and Accelero S1 problem
Replies: 21
Views: 7273

It's the normal version. The PCS+ would be better because it already has heatinks on the memories and VRM modules but it is said to have some problems. I see. What specifically are these problems you speak of? As I said, I read some stuff earlier (months ago) about the Powercolor 4870 512MB PCS+ ha...
by krille
Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 4870 and Accelero S1 problem
Replies: 21
Views: 7273

I don't know about other people but the Ramsinks that came with the Accelero stayed on just fine. No problem there. And the memory temperature stays at ~63ºC during Furmark. Those are fine. The VRM heatsink though, is not fine. You can either have it tilted sideways and use both screws or just use...
by krille
Sat Nov 29, 2008 1:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 4870 and Accelero S1 problem
Replies: 21
Views: 7273

I would like to know this too. Is 4870 + Accelero S1 stable without any additional mods? Or are the PWM:s overheating? Having an unstable video card - and ultimately computer - is not a very tempting solution.
by krille
Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Enermax Revolution 85+ PSU series
Replies: 17
Views: 8253

I don't get it, still no PSU?

Anyway that fan is 1600 RPM and is going to be louder than necessary. I would've settled for a 1200 RPM fan. You could probably do the 7V mod on it though (or use a fan controller) so that's fine I guess.
by krille
Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:54 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silent Gaming Mouse?
Replies: 22
Views: 33403

After doing some Googling it appears that all Logitech gaming mice (MX518, G5 and G7) exhibit (suffer from) this high-pitched "squeal". Does anyone know if the Razer gaming mice are affected as well? (I don't really like Razer mice per se, because of their annoying LED and their blatant "leet" desig...
by krille
Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:32 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: INTEL and SSD
Replies: 22
Views: 6588

I thought Intel was partnering up with Micron already? Micron's SLC SSD series called RealSSD P200 is coming out Q4 08 and is 250/250. The MLC line called RealSSD C200 series will feature a slower 100 MB/s write speed, but the same fast 250 MB/s reads. http://www.micron.com/about/news/pressrelease.a...
by krille
Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silent Gaming Mouse?
Replies: 22
Views: 33403

Silent Gaming Mouse?

Good evening! My new computer will be used for a lot of gaming and hence I'd like a good gaming mouse. But that's not enough, it must be silent! I'm not talking about the clicking noise here. Currently I'm using a Logitech MX-518 , but it's suffering from high-pitched whine. Very annoying! (It's so ...
by krille
Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:57 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OCZ Core Series V2 SSD (250Gb)
Replies: 28
Views: 11944

While I could afford an SSD disk, I don't think it's worth it at this point (especially since I'd want at the very least 120GB for my system). I remember paying something like $400 USD for a memory card (2GB) for my cellphone a few years ago. Now the same card costs $30 USD. I fear (and hope!) somet...
by krille
Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Fast and silent harddisk, maybe a VelociRaptor
Replies: 12
Views: 3342

Actually, I'm now too considering saving a penny and going with the regular WD6400AAKS instead of the VR.
by krille
Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:27 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OCZ Core Series V2 SSD (250Gb)
Replies: 28
Views: 11944

The Core V1 line will be continued as a slightly cheaper alternative, with the Core V2 line being more of OCZ's premium line. The plan is to make Core more affordable and Core2 just a little above it. SSD tech is moving at a furious pace, much faster than i have seen anything move for quite a while....
by krille
Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:45 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Velociraptors - high pitched hum
Replies: 14
Views: 3428

Ethyriel, do you have AAM turned on?
by krille
Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 100Mbit Fiber - WD Caviar GP enough? Or is F1 better?
Replies: 14
Views: 3994

First of all, thanks for your amazing and very helpful replies, Cerb! I have always wanted to get acquainted with Linux. I would probably be using Linux right now if it wasn't for DirectX and games being 'locked' to Windows. =/ 1. File Systems This is very problematic (in my opinion). It seems very ...
by krille
Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Fast and silent harddisk, maybe a VelociRaptor
Replies: 12
Views: 3342

I thought you'd read SPCR's review of the VelociRaptor. http://www.silentpcreview.com/article844-page4.html And if you want your Scythe Quiet Drive, just put it in the 2.5" version. I think I'm going to do that. VR is quieter according to SPCR. VR: 19 dBA (idle), 20 dBA (AAM seek) Caviar: 21-24 dBA ...
by krille
Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:27 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AM2 Media Server/NAS/Seedbox Mobo?
Replies: 1
Views: 1672

AM2 Media Server/NAS/Seedbox Mobo?

Hi there! I intend to build a combined file server/NAS (Network Attached Storage)/media server/BitTorrent seedbox placed on a Gbit LAN with a 100/100 Mbit fiber connection. It's supposed to run headless, but an IGP is useful for setting it up. The cheaper the better, there won't be any overclocking ...
by krille
Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:47 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: TX650 not avail: Tx750 same $ as VX550, which to buy?
Replies: 8
Views: 2852

Maybe I will be able to give you my first impressions soon? :D
http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=14915
by krille
Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:53 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Fast and silent harddisk, maybe a VelociRaptor
Replies: 12
Views: 3342

In know that the VR is a 2.5'' disk. :) My question is, if I can put it together with the frame into a 3.5'' Scythe Drive box? Anyway, is there another option? A fast 7200 RPM 3.5'' drive, which is silent? That seems contraproductive. Why in the world would you want that? If you don't want to remov...
by krille
Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Fast and silent harddisk, maybe a VelociRaptor
Replies: 12
Views: 3342

Hi! What about the 3.5'' Scythe Quiet Drive Box? Is it possible to put it there? It's pretty difficult to choose the right harddisk. Some reviews says that the VelociRaptor is loud, some other people say that the harddisk is quiet. A little bit confusing. The VelociRaptor is a 2.5" disk. There woul...
by krille
Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:42 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman ZM1000-HP: Quiet KiloWatt PSU
Replies: 45
Views: 23940

Does it work well (fit) in the P182 case? Yes, but not if you try to use the fan in the middle. It works better if you remove the fan mount -- just drill out or chisel off the rivets. Ah, it would take the P183 to have such a long PSU and a fan in the lower chamber then? A VelociRaptor (or other HD...
by krille
Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DG45FC looks promising for HTPC
Replies: 156
Views: 83993

I get the impression in [ this thread ] that 780G/790GX coupled with a Phenom (for some arcane reason) is the way to go (in regard to picture quality). If you want your 8 channel LPCM and/or bitstreaming capability, it's probably G45 though. Either way should work for 720p, 1080i and 1080p material.
by krille
Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Fast and silent harddisk, maybe a VelociRaptor
Replies: 12
Views: 3342

MikeC uses a VelociRaptor in his system. And that says a lot I think. You should read the review here, it's very, very quiet for a desktop drive (according to the review). As long as you don't use the IcePAK 3.5" frame. I've read here that you can put it in a Scythe Quiet Drive 2.5" box (if you remo...
by krille
Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: How are the ASUS P43/P45 boards?
Replies: 38
Views: 15624

Well, I'm not sure if somebody already had problems with ACPI 1.0b, but I find it very strange that they use a ACPI standard released in 1999 when all other board makers use the most recent (but also already several years old) ACPI 3.0 (Oct. 2006) standard. Where's the logic in that? ACPI is intend...
by krille
Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:33 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman ZM1000-HP: Quiet KiloWatt PSU
Replies: 45
Views: 23940

Does it work well (fit) in the P182 case?
by krille
Sun Aug 10, 2008 8:28 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 4850 - Better Cooling/Better Performer!
Replies: 20
Views: 7061

The Turbo Module uses the card's own fan controller? That's good in that case, but I still don't trust (like) small fans. Attaching your average Nexus 120mm fan (even at ~7v or so) should provide much better performance, but is there any way to make the card's fan controller control a 120mm fan with...
by krille
Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:40 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: How are the ASUS P43/P45 boards?
Replies: 38
Views: 15624

The Gigabyte P43 board (GA-EP43-DS3L) is only ACPI 1.0b compliant (I mailed Gigabyte and they confirmed this), not ACPI 3.0a like the Asus boards. Wouldn't this give problems in Vista? Does ACPI version matter? What difference does this mean in practice? Because not being able to run Vista would be...