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by Saribro
Sat Dec 13, 2014 2:00 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet ATX Gamer, R5 Version
Replies: 71
Views: 40046

Re: Quiet ATX Gamer, R5 Version

Nice Marmot wrote:Any word on if the R5 changes are going to be brought to an equivalent refresh of the Mini?
I was going to ask the exact same question, in almost the exact same way.
by Saribro
Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec shows P280 Mini at Computex!
Replies: 15
Views: 11422

Re: Antec shows P280 Mini at Computex!

The Antec site now lists the Mini P180 as "Discontinued", so I'm now hoping that means the Mini P280 is near (CES looks like a suitable launch moment?) and not that they've decided to drop the 'Mini' Performance One ideas.
by Saribro
Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:51 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua NH-L9i Low Profile CPU Cooler
Replies: 21
Views: 14814

Re: Noctua NH-L9i Low Profile CPU Cooler

What would be the point of installing such a low level cooler if you'll have a videocard towering over it anyway?
by Saribro
Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define R4 launches
Replies: 108
Views: 431089

Re: Fractal Design Define R4 launches

For western Europe, at least Alternate has them on stock.
by Saribro
Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec NSK3480 with PSU extender bracket ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1994

Re: Antec NSK3480 with PSU extender bracket ?

edh wrote:Are you worried about optical drive length being in the way?
What about getting the cables out of the top chamber? The EA-380 is a 140mm PSU and, judging by the pictures in the review, leaves only the bare minimum of room to get to the cable holes.
by Saribro
Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec shows P280 Mini at Computex!
Replies: 15
Views: 11422

Re: Antec shows P280 Mini at Computex!

I found some pictures of the case in more angles + insides. I'm really hoping that removal of the center drive cage is possible + open up that area for longer cards. Other than that, seems like a fairly straighforward interpretation. I like it. http://watchmonoblog.blog71.fc2.com/blog-entry-2197.htm...
by Saribro
Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus Eee Box B202: An Atom-based mini PC
Replies: 49
Views: 35995

Jokoto wrote:As far as I know, CoreAVC is the only multithreaded decoder. That's part of the reason it's the fastest. The Atom's Hyper-threading might already be of some help with it as well.
DivX H.264 decoder is also multithreaded, but still in beta.
by Saribro
Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:51 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD box HSF/FAN - 3 or 4 pin fan header?
Replies: 5
Views: 2246

My X2 3600+ from February has a 4-pin fan.
by Saribro
Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:10 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD: CPU Identity problem.
Replies: 7
Views: 2744

Have you tried manually settings FSB speed in the BIOS? (I suppose it should be 166Mhz instead of 100?)
by Saribro
Wed May 16, 2007 8:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: value ram VS. fancy ram? is it worth it?
Replies: 32
Views: 11306

Fancier ram usually has a lifetime warranty whereas cheaper ram does not. True, my 'advertised as noname' (though the module is labeled as Transcend) 1GB DDR2-667 modules (running 2T 5-5-5-15) are only under warranty till 2017 :). In any case, I've always bought value RAM, never had a problem with ...
by Saribro
Tue May 01, 2007 10:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU cooler weight limit???
Replies: 9
Views: 3608

AMD sockets are rated at 300g (I think), but most after market HSF are heavier than this. 754/940/939/AM2 and S775 are all specced at 450g. Socket A was indeed less, and I think 300g may be right on the mark. In any case, since AMD/Intel moved to the (backplate+)frame system, heatsinks can actually...
by Saribro
Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Brisbane X2 3600 w/Ninja 60 deg C in BIOS
Replies: 12
Views: 4287

Does the BIOS register similar temps with a different (better fitting perhaps?) heatsink?
If so, the temperature offset in your BIOS may just be too high, which cause faulty numbers to be displayed.
If not, the Ninja might be obstructed somewhere.
by Saribro
Sat Apr 07, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help wiring front audio on Antec Solo please
Replies: 6
Views: 3692

My ASUS motherboard manual shows the pin-definitions in both HDA and AC'97 modes. If your motherboard manual has the same, it should be easy to match.

[EDIT]
Like so, hope it helps:
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by Saribro
Sat Apr 07, 2007 5:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Questions about x64 Vista
Replies: 8
Views: 3791

If you need more than 4 gigs of memory, you have to get a 64 bit OS. Actually it could already be benifitial with 4GB or less aswell. For example: You have 3GB of RAM, a videocard with 1GB of memory and a bunch of PCI devices (network, audio,...). Now, because some of these devices and their memory...
by Saribro
Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:09 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD Barcelona = Phenom
Replies: 77
Views: 31241

Besides the fountain, I fail to find any new info in that article.
by Saribro
Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: oh crap!
Replies: 11
Views: 3233

The green stuff where the pins are is not the silicon. The silicon is invisible and can only be inspected after prying of the metal heatspreader. Removing the heatspreader is risky, and more or less makes your CPU incompatible with your heatsink.
by Saribro
Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upcoming (~budget) build
Replies: 12
Views: 4148

Well huray, 2 days after I order the 3600+ form that other store (still ~2 weeks till it comes in :/), it gets listed on the first one where I'm getting all my other parts. Luckily, the price difference is only €5.
Now I just have to fetch the cash from the bank, drive around, pay, assemble,... :D
by Saribro
Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upcoming (~budget) build
Replies: 12
Views: 4148

wjdashwood wrote:Is it logical to think that the X2 3600+ will kick out less heat due to it having half the cache?
Hehe, unfortunately, no. Less cache means more memory activity, which actually means higher consumption :) (but not enough to really care about in desktop or even mobile systems).
by Saribro
Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upcoming (~budget) build
Replies: 12
Views: 4148

I recently lost a Western Caviar that had run less than a year....as it sat a few months before I set it up,it was past Warranty. My much older Quantum,having the OS/Apps is still solid..so I'd tend to trust Samsung or Seagate more than Western for now. Well, the WD drives I have are doing nicely, ...
by Saribro
Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upcoming (~budget) build
Replies: 12
Views: 4148

Saribro: If you're Dutch I'm not :D. I don't see the benefit of the SATA Samsung DVD-drive over a normal IDE model. I can't see a disadvantage either, the price is the same, and I get to disable another device in BIOS (IDE controller, obviously), which means another potential cause of problems (of ...
by Saribro
Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:33 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upcoming (~budget) build
Replies: 12
Views: 4148

Personally I'd go for a X2 3800+ as it's an absolute steal after the recent price reduction Unfortunatly that hasn't sunk through the channel yet here, I'm still looking at a EUR 135 chip, and I'm not sure I'm willing to spend it for that. I suppose it wouldn't hurt to wait a week to see how that e...
by Saribro
Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upcoming (~budget) build
Replies: 12
Views: 4148

Upcoming (~budget) build

I'll list the components with prices in Euros and some motivation on them. Comments are always appreciated but may be otherwise ignored due to budget- and availibility-restraints :). ASUS M2NPV-VM (77,90) The only cheaper boards available are ULi and VIA based, and this one has a good featureset and...
by Saribro
Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How does one dim the Antec P150 case LED's?
Replies: 19
Views: 29514

jhhoffma wrote:I think it involved some 470Ohm or 700Ohm resistors
Most LEDs need about that sort of range of resistor to not burn out, so adding another one should ~half the power to the LED. It'd have to be a pretty nasty LED to need more than that.
by Saribro
Fri Feb 02, 2007 8:34 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 65nm X2 3600+
Replies: 45
Views: 20982

Had it enabled in the BIOS and assumed Vista would support and automatically use it, but I guess not. AFAIK all you have to do is select the appropriate power profile (Minimal Power Use, IIRC). I've read CnQ should work right out of the box if you select the correct profile. [EDIT] http://www.gamed...
by Saribro
Tue Jan 30, 2007 6:45 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK4000 (NSK4400 w/o psu). UNDERVOLTING
Replies: 21
Views: 14744

porkchop wrote:nah.
there simply aren't any gaps big enough to let you do it(unless you want to dismantle your molex connectors etc.).

the ide cable can be mounted behind the mobo like in any other case.
Ah, I see.
Thanks
by Saribro
Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:39 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK4000 (NSK4400 w/o psu). UNDERVOLTING
Replies: 21
Views: 14744

After seeing that 2nd black pic I have a question:
Can any kind of cabling be routed behind that mobo-tray? From this angle, it seems IDE and drive power cables should be managable but the ATX tube might just be too much. Any comments on that?
by Saribro
Sun Jan 28, 2007 1:57 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Low 5V line crashing my PC?
Replies: 1
Views: 1228

Low 5V line crashing my PC?

My PC just took a nosedive twice in ~1 hour, so it's time for some panicking. It starts with some odd behaviour by my hard drives. Several times now today, I've been hearing some weird noises, best described as if one (or at the end of booting, both) drive is shutting down with the standard hard cli...
by Saribro
Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Updated Antec NSK3300, the new NSK3400
Replies: 114
Views: 64821

Those extra top vents are actually kinda nice: Take a PSU with a bottom fan, turn it upside down, add minimal ducting (few cm wide cardboard plate probably) and the PSU airflow is completely isolated.