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by elendil850
Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: TigerDirect $199 Bundle AMD Quad / Biostar MB / 2G memory
Replies: 2
Views: 1244

Nothing wrong with them really.

Just old tech.
by elendil850
Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: LCD monitor & whine noise (related to brightness?)
Replies: 20
Views: 21623

Wow. I googled this problem and SPCR came up. ashamed to say that I didn't check here first! :roll: Thanks for the topic guys, the whine from my new monitor was about to drive me to insanity!!!
by elendil850
Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: New member [spec'ing] out new build
Replies: 9
Views: 2731

If you HAVE to put your computer right next to your bed, wouldn't putting it into "sleep mode" at night be a good idea? :D
by elendil850
Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec ISK 300 + Zotec IonITX-D-E Build Help
Replies: 5
Views: 3201

The 65W PSU with the case should be fine for running the system you put together. I have the 2000 RPM 80mm Kama FLEX fan (was going to use it as a swap into my PSU in HTPC but it's starting voltage was too high) and it's at least as loud as an S-Flex @ 1000-1200 RPMS at 12V, so I'd highly recommend...
by elendil850
Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec ISK 300 + Zotec IonITX-D-E Build Help
Replies: 5
Views: 3201

I have the Zotac Ion with the Intel Atom N230 in the Antec ISK 300-65 and it works great. The atom 330 is only 4 watts more than the N230. I would say that the PSU would probably be fine for your setup although there is nothing wrong with having a little headroom by getting the 90 watt power brick....
by elendil850
Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec ISK 300 + Zotec IonITX-D-E Build Help
Replies: 5
Views: 3201

Antec ISK 300 + Zotec IonITX-D-E Build Help

This is my first time building an ITX/low power system. I'm thinking of combining the following parts, but don't know if they will be compatible: Antec ISK 300 Case (65W PSU) Zotec IonITX-D-E (Nvidia Ion w/ Atom E330 CPU) Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) BL2KIT25664AA80A [might be a bit overkill?] OC...
by elendil850
Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zotac IONITX-A: An ION / dual-core Atom Mini-ITX Board
Replies: 46
Views: 30743

I'm considering using the IonITX-D-E version and building it into an Antec ISK 300 case.

Anyone know when the IonITX-D-E is going to be available? Most major etailors seem to have it as either "sold out" or "pre-order".
by elendil850
Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help!! Animation Computer Configuration
Replies: 19
Views: 3383

Trav1s wrote:
elendil850 wrote:
Trav1s wrote:I can take that e6600 off your hands if you do upgrade :wink:
Oh yeah? :D
Well.. there would be some compensation involved :wink:
Haha! I sent you a PM.
by elendil850
Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help!! Animation Computer Configuration
Replies: 19
Views: 3383

Trav1s wrote:I can take that e6600 off your hands if you do upgrade :wink:
Oh yeah? :D
by elendil850
Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help!! Animation Computer Configuration
Replies: 19
Views: 3383

Found out an interesting thing while tooling around with her PC today. Settings were "mysteriously" :wink: reset in the bios and the RAM wasn't running as a full 6GB, but only 3GB. Fixed the settings, and voila! Vista and Photoshop are QUITE a bit happier! She says it runs better now, shame I won't...
by elendil850
Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My silent i7 P183 build (work in progress)
Replies: 25
Views: 14653

Lets see some more pics!
by elendil850
Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help!! Animation Computer Configuration
Replies: 19
Views: 3383

Found out an interesting thing while tooling around with her PC today. Settings were "mysteriously" :wink: reset in the bios and the RAM wasn't running as a full 6GB, but only 3GB. Fixed the settings, and voila! Vista and Photoshop are QUITE a bit happier! She says it runs better now, shame I won't ...
by elendil850
Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help!! Animation Computer Configuration
Replies: 19
Views: 3383

She says she has trouble animating within photoshop, and that when she has photoshop and flash open at the same time the computer sometimes lags. Women say a lot of things ;) Go there, see what happens. This looks like a RAM issue. Photoshop defaults to 55% memory usage IIRC (so it won't use more t...
by elendil850
Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help!! Animation Computer Configuration
Replies: 19
Views: 3383

She says she has trouble animating within photoshop, and that when she has photoshop and flash open at the same time the computer sometimes lags.
by elendil850
Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help!! Animation Computer Configuration
Replies: 19
Views: 3383

If your budget allows it, then definitely an SSD for applications and the operating system. Maya especially will benefit more from a single Quadro than two GeForce cards in SLI. You didn't mention RAM, but as far as that is concerned, 6GB will be the sweet spot. These are just suggestions and if yo...
by elendil850
Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help!! Animation Computer Configuration
Replies: 19
Views: 3383

Help!! Animation Computer Configuration

I'm building a computer for my fiance, she is an animation student in college and uses Maya, Flash, and Photoshop and needs a faster system. I am thinking about building a computer on the Intel i7 platform, but need some help picking components. I've built many computers for general use and for gami...
by elendil850
Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My silent i7 P183 build (work in progress)
Replies: 25
Views: 14653

When building a computer for animation (using Maya, Flash, and Photoshop), which components are the most important? I'm considering building my finace a new system for her to use. Currently she has these components: Core 2 Duo E6600 6 GB DDR2 800 250 GB SATA II Western Digital (windows and apps) 1 T...
by elendil850
Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My silent i7 P183 build (work in progress)
Replies: 25
Views: 14653

Awesome sounding setup. I can't wait to see some pictures.

My fiance is currently in school studying animation. It'd be nice to build something like your system for her!
by elendil850
Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC Nsk2480 CPU Fan help
Replies: 17
Views: 4457

There is around 110mm of space from the top of the chip to the roof of the case. Approximately. Allowance for any more space and things would begin to get tight. As a disclaimer, this was a very hackish measuring system involving a bent measuring tape. :D Edit: As some say the mini-ninja is around 1...
by elendil850
Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC Nsk2480 CPU Fan help
Replies: 17
Views: 4457

I'll check clearance tonight when I get home.

How much extra space do you think there should be between the fan and the top of the case?

I imagine if there is a limited amount of space, that could affect the amount of noise the fan creates.
by elendil850
Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC Nsk2480 CPU Fan help
Replies: 17
Views: 4457

The PSU is an Enermax Liberty 450w(?). The system would be almost silent if I hadn't used the Noctua fans. I am swapping them out for Slipstreams very soon. No idea on actual measured sound dB's, but it's very quiet. The Noctua's have a very distictive hum to them. If you don't need a high power se...
by elendil850
Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC Nsk2480 CPU Fan help
Replies: 17
Views: 4457

I am going to guess that you are using a CPU like the E-7200, which has excellent efficiency. With this CPU, your set-up should run cooler than the Intel Pentium D 950 Presler core that Lawrence and MikeC used for their review. Thanks for the advice (not just what's quoted, but all of it). I've bui...
by elendil850
Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC Nsk2480 CPU Fan help
Replies: 17
Views: 4457

Extreme performance isn't a huge deal. The NSK2480 has to 120mm fans very close to the cpu area already. Biggest reason that I want a blow-down cooler is my motherboard (ASUS P5N7A-VM) has a northbridge that runs pretty warm, and I would like to get a little extra airflow over it if possible. I was ...
by elendil850
Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC Nsk2480 CPU Fan help
Replies: 17
Views: 4457

HTPC Nsk2480 CPU Fan help

I recently built an HTPC system with an NSK2480 case and want to get a different cooler for the cpu. I have a socket 775 motherboard and would like to get a blow-down cooler instead of a tower cooler like the Mini Ninja. Anyone have any recommendations? I'm mostly worried about the height of the coo...
by elendil850
Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Various VGA Cards *Price Cut*
Replies: 7
Views: 3312

you have pm
by elendil850
Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Personalized Web Music Stream: Pandora (and Last.FM)
Replies: 26
Views: 16978

Thanks for the tip on pandora.com! Now I can listen to some wonderful customized Jazz radio whenever I want! 8)
by elendil850
Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Supply Tester "PG Value"
Replies: 2
Views: 1756

Thanks for the tip! :D
by elendil850
Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Supply Tester "PG Value"
Replies: 2
Views: 1756

Power Supply Tester "PG Value"

At the computer shop in which I work, we have a power supply tester that checks the voltages of the PSUs and also reports a "PG Value".

We've searched the internet, but could not find out what exactly the PG Value is.

Can anyone help us with this problem?
by elendil850
Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:48 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Wii
Replies: 10
Views: 5173

WAY to expensive.
by elendil850
Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:00 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Windows Xp Home Edition and Free Games F/S
Replies: 2
Views: 2405

How much?