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by trudodyr
Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:27 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright Ultra 120 +
Replies: 45
Views: 19811

Any news on a release date for the U120 Extreme?
by trudodyr
Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:18 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: OCZ Vindicator review at anandtech
Replies: 25
Views: 12628

Looks like Anandtech is trying hard to become the next THG - shame really..
by trudodyr
Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Recommended Fans page
Replies: 146
Views: 143813

The only catch is the colors which won't match any case, one would think at least standard black would be available by now :cry: Yeah, I have 3 S12-800s in my P180B that are thankfully not visible when the case is closed. Anyway, thanks for your review-in-a-nutshell, it's good to know the little br...
by trudodyr
Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:50 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Recommended Fans page
Replies: 146
Views: 143813

Great update, thanks! Are you planning on reviewing the smaller, 80mm Noctua Fan (NF-R8)anytime soon? It would be interesting to see how he holds up against the Nexus/Scythe competition.
by trudodyr
Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:14 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cheap silent GPU recommendations?
Replies: 14
Views: 6239

i wouldn't go lower than a 7600gs if you plan on playing any recent games.
by trudodyr
Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: please give me advice on my system (1st time builder)
Replies: 15
Views: 3410

Re: please give me advice on my system (1st time builder)

fimoz wrote:1. Is it all gonna work together? :)
It should.
2. Is 380 PSU enough (not gonna o/c or upgrade in the next 2-3 yrs)
380W is plenty.
by trudodyr
Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need advice on Dell 8300 upgrade...Please Help!
Replies: 5
Views: 2214

crossposting (viewtopic.php?t=36265) is usually not very expedient. instead of asking the same question over and over again, you might want to think why there were no satisfactory answers yet.
by trudodyr
Sun Dec 03, 2006 5:23 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which video card should I get?
Replies: 36
Views: 13208

I'd go for a cheap (<40€) Geforce 6200 AGP card. Those are usually passively cooled, 128MB of RAM is plenty and they will support Vista's Aero.
by trudodyr
Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:26 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Sonata 2 + Phantom 500 + AcoustiPack (pre-cut)... a newbie q
Replies: 3
Views: 3454

Does your dealer of choice carry Antecs P150 or, even better, Solo cases? I'd recommend the latter along with a 330W-S12 by Seasonic.
by trudodyr
Fri Nov 24, 2006 6:02 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: e6300 build-1000$
Replies: 14
Views: 3907

These people are talking out of their **** , excuse my french. Your proposed setup would not break 200W even at full load. I hear a lot of people talk about future-proofing, but it's very likely when you upgrade your graphics card you will upgrade other things also, including PSU. Future-proofing i...
by trudodyr
Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New system (file / backup server)
Replies: 14
Views: 4525

Re: New system (file / backup server)

lunadesign wrote:HD: Western Digital WD5000KS (see below for details
Make sure you get the 5000YS - it comes with a 5-year guarantee.
by trudodyr
Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:53 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Graphics card with CPU heatsink?
Replies: 42
Views: 20036

Re: Graphics card with CPU heatsink?

Surely you must be joking.
by trudodyr
Sat Nov 18, 2006 2:24 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: best power supply
Replies: 15
Views: 4284

student wrote:the "Best" PSU's being tier 1 models that are based on server units.
Obviously this is not true from a silent person's pov. If you ask that question here at SPCR, the answer will be Seasonic, most of the time.
by trudodyr
Fri Nov 17, 2006 9:59 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much watts would I need ?
Replies: 19
Views: 4585

You shouldn't need more than 300W. Appropriate fanless PSU are offered by Amacrox and Silverstone, for example. The HD135 seems to have a thought-out airflow system, so you should be fine.
by trudodyr
Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:40 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: First Build
Replies: 6
Views: 5377

The only significant comment I can make is that socket AM2 Athlons needs DDR2 800 RAM to keep pace with socket 939 Athlons of the same model using DDR 400 RAM. I believe it was Anandtech.com who wrote that article. Using DDR2 667 RAM will probably lower overall performance by 5%. Of course you can ...
by trudodyr
Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet fileserver planned
Replies: 4
Views: 1954

You are getting good components, it seems, but to choke such an expensive system with so little memory is a crime. I usually run 2-3GB memory on my MySQL servers (older dual Xeons). Then again, I have some big databases. Also, if you are running RAID 5, you should buy an extra drive for a spare. Th...
by trudodyr
Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:09 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet fileserver planned
Replies: 4
Views: 1954

DrJ wrote:If the SQL databases have any size at all, add memory. It makes a huge difference.
Yeah, I thought about that. But considering the current prices for RAM, I will probably run single channel for a while and add another stick later. But you're right, maybe I should go for 1024MB each.
by trudodyr
Tue Nov 14, 2006 8:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet fileserver planned
Replies: 4
Views: 1954

Quiet fileserver planned

Hi everyone, I'm currently thinking up a plan to store my DVD collection on a central fileserver instead of those four external 500GB HDDs it's distributed on now. This server will also function as a Mail- and MySQL-server and possibly more in the future. It will have to be reasonably quiet, as I ha...