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by sNNooPY
Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GPU recommendation
Replies: 8
Views: 2283

A 4670 is not overkill. My son plays with a 4670 on a 1600x1050 monitor and can't max out all the settings. He doesn't play the latest games either. I would actually suggest a 5750 or 5770 card. HDMI is only needed if you also want to carry audio on the same cable, otherwise, DVI is all you need. A...
by sNNooPY
Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Which song will you dedicate to your love?
Replies: 3
Views: 1411

Joe Satriani - Love Thing
by sNNooPY
Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:43 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD Green 1.5TB vs. Seagate 7200.12 500GB
Replies: 29
Views: 25173

I recently bought WD 1.5 Green. It's amazing. I keep it inside this thing:
http://www.raidsonic.de/en/pages/produc ... ectID=5152

It's cool & quiet.
by sNNooPY
Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which NAS to buy?
Replies: 5
Views: 2107

Re: Which NAS to buy?

I'm looking for a NAS that has a gigabit connection, torrent support, and at least 2 bays with RAID 1 support. A decent web interface would be nice, but not an absolute necessity. I'll be streaming 1080p videos through this so I'd like for it to be decently fast as well. Oh yes, it must be quiet . ...
by sNNooPY
Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:33 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is WD15EADS best for my needs?
Replies: 1
Views: 1350

Is WD15EADS best for my needs?

Hello! I'm planning on storage upgrade and so far, WD's WD15EADS (Caviar Green, 1.5TB) seems like a best deal out there. It will be exclusively used as a storage HDD with just one partition and OUT of the computer inside an Icybox case. I will connect it to the computer couple of times a week, the r...
by sNNooPY
Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: recommended quiet GPU for Dragon Age: Origins?
Replies: 8
Views: 2917

8800GTS 512 (that's the G92 512MB version, not the crappy 320 or 640MB) is an awesome card. I'm really happy with it and have enjoyed Mass Effect, The Witcher, Fallout 3, etc. with it on 1680x1050 with almost everything on the max (see sys specs in the sig). If you're budget is tight, then getting t...
by sNNooPY
Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:26 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Do I need to RMA my quad?
Replies: 11
Views: 2523

ThaArtist wrote:How do you guys get all these readings? Software or in the bios?
CoreTemp
RealTemp
Speedfan
Everest
...
by sNNooPY
Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus P5B LAN port issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1702

try installing the latest drivers:

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http://www.marvell.com/drivers/search.do
also, you should bookmark this page:

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http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?id=20061223034227274&board_id=1&model=P5B+Deluxe%2fWiFi-AP&page=1&SLanguage=en-us
as it is freshly updated for the latest P5B drivers.
by sNNooPY
Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Future of Socket 775?
Replies: 21
Views: 5759

look at my specs in the sig.
My plan is to keep this baby running for a looooong looong time.
I've maxed out on RAM (8GB DD2@800MHz), the next thing will be E6600 -> Q9650 which the max for my board.
I'm just waiting for the price to drop significantly and I'm in no hurry.
by sNNooPY
Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:23 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Question about cooling Core 2 Quad Q9650
Replies: 4
Views: 2021

Hi, I upgraded from E6600 to a Q9400 and I think the Quad is cooler than the E! At least with the E6600 @ 9x333 = 3GHz I got similar temps under load to what the Q9400 @ 8x400 = 3.2GHz gets with the same cooler. (BTF-90 "butterfly") With Folding@home SMP load I can easily keep the CPU temps 50-60°...
by sNNooPY
Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:45 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Question about cooling Core 2 Quad Q9650
Replies: 4
Views: 2021

If it helps, I've just upgraded my E6700 to the Q9550 (which should have simular heat profiles to the Q9650). I've got the same heatsink and with the stock fan (1200rpm) I've got fully loaded temps of 53c 48c 52c 52c across the cores. I'm also overclocked to 3.4GHz. So you'll have nooooooo problem!...
by sNNooPY
Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Question about cooling Core 2 Quad Q9650
Replies: 4
Views: 2021

Question about cooling Core 2 Quad Q9650

Hi! My computer specs are in the sig. When the price of Q9650 drops significantly I plan to upgrade my P5B Deluxe with it (replacing my current E6600). Currently, the E6600 is being cooled by Scythe Ninja SCNJ-1000, this one: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article251-page1.html Will this cooler be en...
by sNNooPY
Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD reliability vs. WD, Seagate
Replies: 22
Views: 7466

Two Samsungs in my home server, running 24/7. no problems.
by sNNooPY
Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:17 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Weighted Companion Cube HTPC (with pictures)
Replies: 15
Views: 4354

hahaha!
AWESOME!
Portal rules!
by sNNooPY
Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: when xbox 360 ps3 slim 45nm RROD
Replies: 5
Views: 3944

Re: when xbox 360 ps3 slim 45nm RROD

dan wrote:um, which would be best to play COD Modern warfare 2?
you mean PS3 or XBOX360?
I'd go for XBOX360...
+ XBOX Live on COD4 is awesome. lots of people play it.
but that's just me...
by sNNooPY
Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: when xbox 360 ps3 slim 45nm RROD
Replies: 5
Views: 3944

Re: when xbox 360 ps3 slim 45nm RROD

While I am tempted to buy an xbox 360, the RROD is obviously a huge reason to not do so. THe promised 3 year warranty doesn't offer me much. I decided in the beginning of the year to get an XBOX360. I've read thoroughly through many articles, user testimonies, etc. And then I've read this: http://w...
by sNNooPY
Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:18 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet BD-ROM
Replies: 1
Views: 1628

Quiet BD-ROM

hello!

I'm looking for a BD-ROM to upgrade my HTPC and I was wondering what is the quietest model out there...
any experiences, thoughts?
by sNNooPY
Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:33 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Nearly Complete Quiet Build
Replies: 7
Views: 4783

beautiful!
Well done job.
by sNNooPY
Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Where do you keep your P182? On the floor? Any other option?
Replies: 19
Views: 4471

I keep my P183 (basically the same size as P182) on the floor. No problems. Less "hear-able" noise. Go for the floor!
by sNNooPY
Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: First silent build: SOLO, Q9550 & Scythe Ninja, etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 4821

@limawhiskey

what temps are you getting with 9550S? Normal use, gaming, stress tests?
by sNNooPY
Sat Jul 11, 2009 3:26 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A new life for my machine: Antec P183!
Replies: 3
Views: 4140

@JamieG I can't open the side panel now, I really got it right, and I don't want to mess up the cables again. They are well placed (no cable is "on top" of another), the main problem is one sata cord from PSU to DVDROM that has 3 sata cords, but only one is used on the DVD, while other two are behin...
by sNNooPY
Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:45 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A new life for my machine: Antec P183!
Replies: 3
Views: 4140

A new life for my machine: Antec P183!

I've recently moved my rig from Thermalrock Ocean Dome case to the beautiful, brand new Antec P183. The transfer was easy, and I'm very happy with Antec. Although, when I was finished with installation, putting back the "rear" side panel was a difficult task because of all the cables behind the moth...
by sNNooPY
Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P183: The P182 Gets More Air
Replies: 145
Views: 91901

I've just ordered P183. :)

Couple of questions:

1. How should I install my Corsair HX520? "Normal" or upside down?

2. How are those TriCool fans behaving? Are they efficent/silent? Or should I replace them with something else...?
by sNNooPY
Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recomend 22" monitor
Replies: 32
Views: 11126

A 24" one. :wink: 22" will give you 1680x1050 which you could also get on a 20" display. I'd go for the 20" given the choice of those two. The trouble then is that 1680x1050 is a strange resolution and is poorly supported in a lot of games, this is why I'd go for a 24" at 1920x1200. I have a Samsun...
by sNNooPY
Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: low power file server / download machine
Replies: 20
Views: 6778

well, this is my file server. On 24/7 running Windows Server 2008 Standard: ASUS M2N-MX (nForce 430/GeForce 6100) Sempron 3200+ (1.8GHz) with stock AMD fan 4x512MB DDR667 1x500GB Samsung 1x160GB Samsung 1xDVD-RW Tagan Easycon 430W inside Antec case (don't know which one) Cool 'N Quiet enabled, every...
by sNNooPY
Fri Dec 26, 2008 1:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte 4850 (GV-R485ZL-512H) thoughts
Replies: 3
Views: 2444

whow.
I just read the review of Powercolor 4850 PCS. very quiet, cool and affordable.
Thanks!
by sNNooPY
Thu Dec 25, 2008 9:12 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte 4850 (GV-R485ZL-512H) thoughts
Replies: 3
Views: 2444

Gigabyte 4850 (GV-R485ZL-512H) thoughts

hi everyone!

anyone got Gigabyte GV-R485ZL-512H?

here are the details:

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/VGA ... uctID=2899


I am really interested in the noise... good/bad?
by sNNooPY
Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:41 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone TJ08, passive cooling with a 125W CPU
Replies: 39
Views: 41451

I'll be brief and precise: Truly beautiful build.
by sNNooPY
Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:13 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Athlon x2 5400+ Black Edition specs?
Replies: 12
Views: 4519

try searching here.
IMHO, the ultimate database for processors:

http://www.cpu-world.com/
by sNNooPY
Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:33 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Good external 3.5" enclosure.
Replies: 19
Views: 8178

Are you using it externally or internally? sorry for this looong dealy. xen PMed me. I forgot about this topic. :) So, the case is easy to install. I use it internally on my home server and externally on another (via eSATA). How is the heat and noise? Didn't measure the temps, but the noise is...we...