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by Ant6n
Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Power consumption...huh?
Replies: 31
Views: 23658

You can get a - pw-200-m, which is the pico's bigger cousin delivering up to 200W, for ~40$ + shipping. - Dell 220W power brick (da-2) from ebay for like 20$, and - the guide on how to solder them together (search on this forum), and you get a silent 200W supply for 60$ + shipping. I have a ati hd47...
by Ant6n
Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: spray painting project - flying spaghetti monster on netbook
Replies: 6
Views: 2171

Thanks for the nice feedback. There are many lawyers of spray paint 6-10(?), and about as many lawyers of clear gloss. Unfortunately the gloss didn't give a very smooth surface as advertised, the texture is kinda grainy. Also, because I put two thick coats of gloss in the end (all other coats were t...
by Ant6n
Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Firefox 3.6, Namoroka, is noticeably faster
Replies: 18
Views: 3113

I use chrome, and ad-block is the one thing I *really* miss (and no, javascript hacks to avoid ad's are not really the same thing). Use Iron. It uses the chrome source code but excludes all the built in tracking by google. Plus it has an ad blocker - you need to find the .ini on their webise though.
by Ant6n
Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: spray painting project - flying spaghetti monster on netbook
Replies: 6
Views: 2171

spray painting project - flying spaghetti monster on netbook

A computer project that didn't result in a quiet pc, but maybe still worth sharing. I feel that the words in the title are not in the right order, suggestions are appreciated. EDIT adjusted the title :P http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs206.snc1/7317_717897969687_13609079_42180463_71348...
by Ant6n
Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 6 monitor setup = 4960 x 2800
Replies: 9
Views: 2816

what's a setup like this useful for?
isn't it annoying to have these big fat lines through your huge screen? - It's like sitting behind bars.
by Ant6n
Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: help: can't force native lcd resolution on 4770
Replies: 2
Views: 1253

help: can't force native lcd resolution on 4770

Hio, I got a ati 4770, but the drivers don't recognize the native resolution of both my lcd monitor and lcd projector, which are recognized as 1400x900 (vs 1650x1080) and 1024x768 (vs 1280x720). I can 'force' resolution in the catalyst control center, but that will only enable panning. I can add 'hd...
by Ant6n
Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Q's about 4770 and 4670
Replies: 17
Views: 3884

Antec Black Aluminum / Steel Fusion Remote Black Micro ATX Media Center

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... 6811129054

...and that s1 is getting pretty warm.
by Ant6n
Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Q's about 4770 and 4670
Replies: 17
Views: 3884

....just made a mess out of my s1 to fit on the 4770, and to fit it in a fairly small antec case :P
good times
by Ant6n
Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Q's about 4770 and 4670
Replies: 17
Views: 3884

~90 W AC
by Ant6n
Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:29 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Q's about 4770 and 4670
Replies: 17
Views: 3884

80W is the TDP, not how much power it actually consumes. QFT There were issues with review samples using very high quality components. Also, xbitlabs tests 'stress' with 3d mark 2006 afaik. Also some people say there might be some variation among the cards due to 'leakeage of the 40nm process'. My ...
by Ant6n
Sun May 31, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Q's about 4770 and 4670
Replies: 17
Views: 3884

probably more like 80 watts.
by Ant6n
Wed May 20, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI HD 4770: 40 nm, RV740 -- SPCR reviewed
Replies: 285
Views: 110420

I went through the calculations again, and can't reproduce them. Maybe this works: Geforce7600gs: idle - 58w - (system: 44, gpu idle: 14) ) prime95 - 77w (system: 44+18, gpu idle: 14) furmark - 94W (system: 44+18, gpu load: 32) prime95+furmark - 106W (system: 44+28, gpu load: 32) hd4770 (with fan) i...
by Ant6n
Tue May 19, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI HD 4770: 40 nm, RV740 -- SPCR reviewed
Replies: 285
Views: 110420

Ant6n: Don't forget the power loss in the PSU. 20 W difference probably means 15 W or less. Oh, true. On the other hand I have a 220w dell brick, so I hope for a bit more efficiency than 75%. So let's say ~27w on idle and ~62w on load at the card. @idle - no driver ? > explain ! Well, you can boot ...
by Ant6n
Tue May 19, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI HD 4770: 40 nm, RV740 -- SPCR reviewed
Replies: 285
Views: 110420

Here's my experience with the ati hd4770 (powercolor reference card), replacing a geforce 7600gs. These are the wattages out of the box Geforce7600gs: idle - 58w prime95 - 77w furmark - 94W prime95+furmark - 106W hd4770 (with fan) idle - no driver - 100w idle - driver - 79w prime95 - 97w furmark - 1...
by Ant6n
Thu May 14, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zotac GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi: Good Things Come in Small Packa
Replies: 57
Views: 39385

ironically, i would've liked to see a tv-out. there are some out there still trying to run an htpc or small file server on a 'normal' tv.
by Ant6n
Thu May 14, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: An HTPC with a twist
Replies: 26
Views: 84211

pretty cool. I was half way through a project involving a NAD cd player, a core duo mobile (full) atx board, a pci express extender and grahics card. but things got too cramped, and it was too much of a pain to cut that steel, so i got an antec fusion in the end. ...This is inspiring though, maybe a...
by Ant6n
Sun May 03, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI HD 4770: 40 nm, RV740 -- SPCR reviewed
Replies: 285
Views: 110420

...hoping for they toys to arrive tomorrow ... can't wait.
by Ant6n
Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI HD 4770: 40 nm, RV740 -- SPCR reviewed
Replies: 285
Views: 110420

well, i bit the bullet, because I needed a card in that price/wattage/performance range, anyway.
by Ant6n
Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI & NVidia cards in the same machine?
Replies: 12
Views: 2903

If a graphics card has 2 dual dvi plugs, wouldn't it be possible to add 4 monitors by splitting the dual dvi signal into two single dvi signals each?
by Ant6n
Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI HD 4770: 40 nm, RV740 -- SPCR reviewed
Replies: 285
Views: 110420

so xbitlabs reviewed the product, and it's much more favorable here. The performance comparison to the gts250 is marginal, and the idle power seems much lower than the hd4850. Max power is apparently only 50 Watts, although they tested it on an old cpu, with some probably no t very demanding benchma...
by Ant6n
Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VGA card power dissipation
Replies: 136
Views: 277638

by Ant6n
Sat Apr 25, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI HD 4770: 40 nm, RV740 -- SPCR reviewed
Replies: 285
Views: 110420

so again this raises the question whether one should get the geforce 250gts or the hd4770. The performance seems almost equal, they both seem to consume about 80 Watts on load, and both cost around 100$ (the 250 is currently at 110 AR, and will probably drop a bit more during the next couple of week...
by Ant6n
Sat Apr 25, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VGA card power dissipation
Replies: 136
Views: 277638

gts250, which appears to be a direct competitor to the upcoming hd4770

Image

source: http://xbitlabs.com/articles/video/disp ... html#sect0
by Ant6n
Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What is the most quiet ATI HD4870 1GB card?
Replies: 20
Views: 5939

wouldn't a 4890 be quieter, since it uses less power?
by Ant6n
Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Trying to find nonintrusive antivirus software
Replies: 10
Views: 3518

Trying to find nonintrusive antivirus software

Hio, I've been trying to find an effective antivirus software that doesn't run any background scans or processes. Back in the day it was possible to shut down all services for avg (via msconfig..), but ever since their version 8 you can't disable it without disabling the virus scanner as well. I'm r...
by Ant6n
Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VGA card power dissipation
Replies: 136
Views: 277638

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4890 doesn't seem so bad, either.
by Ant6n
Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD4890 review at Xbitlabs
Replies: 13
Views: 3410

120W in load seems kinda low. Maybe they should try a newer benchmark for that, i.e. furmark. Would be interesting to know the actual maximum power consumption.
by Ant6n
Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GPU Heatsinks with vertical fins?
Replies: 5
Views: 1966

planning? that's crazy talk? ... what do you think i got a dremel for?
by Ant6n
Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GPU Heatsinks with vertical fins?
Replies: 5
Views: 1966

I am also interested in having vertical fins, for a custom project. ...can one install the S1 or S2 sideways, so that the fins are sidways? I know that this would mean the fins would go beyond the card on both sides, but that's not a problem since the card is not directly plugged into the motherboar...
by Ant6n
Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fanless PCI
Replies: 10
Views: 2706

the hd2400 pci costs 'only' about 60 at newegg, and has dual monitor support afaik (i.e. it has a vga, a dvi and svideo).