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by TedMC
Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:08 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Any Retailers Reflecting Intel CPU Price Cuts Yet?
Replies: 3
Views: 1589

the nerds has E6750 for 226.59 and a place named computerhq has the e6850 for 308.89. newegg has the q6600 for 299.99. It looks good for pricing right now.
by TedMC
Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What is the Best IDE/ Floppy Round Cable to buy?
Replies: 9
Views: 2394

Re: What is the Best IDE/ Floppy Round Cable to buy?

Hi guys: But now time has passed and I'm looking for the best round cables I can get. Meaning: a) They have to be the thinner than the usual round IDE cable. b) They have to be the most flexible (the less stiff the better). c) Of course reliable. Thanks a bunch in advance!! I like the ones from pac...
by TedMC
Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 / P182 Top Fan. Who has tried open and closed?
Replies: 21
Views: 6499

I voted for louder and cooler but in reality my P180 is the same noise level and cooler. I have tried a 120mm fan blowing up,and no fan at all. And the open vent with no fan is ~3-4C cooler on the cpu. I recall a post made by MikeC suggesting another method of placing an air dam 2" to the front of t...
by TedMC
Mon May 14, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Koss Porta Pros or Sennheiser PX-100s?
Replies: 5
Views: 3628

I;ve owned 2 pairs of Porta-Pro's over the years. The temporal lobes are fantastic,I can wear them for hours on end. Fantasic sound also,however I'm not sure whether the magnets in the drivers wear out after a few years or what,but thety seem to lose some clarity with time. With that caveat said I r...
by TedMC
Mon May 14, 2007 8:03 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First Post. Wondering about case to PSU...
Replies: 6
Views: 1783

The 650 Seasonic is 144.... I have a NeoHE500 with an 8800GTS 640mb and would't use less,even though the psu calculator says I only need a 400w psu. With your GTX ,I think you need another 35w above the GTS. I myself would think a NeoHE550 to be your minimum psu. All these psu's are compatible with ...
by TedMC
Mon May 14, 2007 7:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First Post. Wondering about case to PSU...
Replies: 6
Views: 1783

Hi Crimson, That Corsair is very well regarded,however I would like to suggest a different PSU to consider against instead of the Antec Phantom. This Seasonic http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151028 Of course there are others that will do well also like the NeoHE550 from ante...
by TedMC
Fri Apr 27, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Want to buy a dremel, any suggestions?
Replies: 27
Views: 10640

dremel

I've bought tools from this place before. Good shipping/service


http://www.toolup.com/productinfo.asp?p ... 34468A4CC}
by TedMC
Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Dampening material supplies....
Replies: 5
Views: 3252

Accumat is very good

Hope you get to check this stuff out,it works quite well. This is what high end car stereo guys use http://www.scosche.com/accumat.aspx And this stuff from the world of audiophiles: http://www.illbruck-sonex.com/products_SonexPanels.php and finally this stuff: http://www.rpginc.com/residential/cinem...
by TedMC
Fri Mar 16, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: crt high pitch buzzing noise
Replies: 8
Views: 8054

I just tossed my 4 yr old p95f in ther dumpster. I hope you didn't. CRT monitors contain cadmium, mercury, and up to four pounds of lead, all of which are hazardous if they enter our water systems. It very easy for such metals to leech into the soil, and from their into the water table. Everyone sh...
by TedMC
Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:10 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: crt high pitch buzzing noise
Replies: 8
Views: 8054

I just tossed my 4 yr old p95f in ther dumpster. It had been getting progressivly noisyer also. My guess was the B+ power supply was rapidly ageing.Then 1 day it started up and the whole desktop was about 1" wide,so I power cycled it and it wouldnt come back on. I replaced it with a Samsung 931BF fr...
by TedMC
Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive Cooling - Small Space betw AGP Slot and Northbridge
Replies: 9
Views: 6277

If you have room underneath your agp card,you can use a Thermalright HR-03 Rev-A. (Make sure you also get the Thermalright HR-03 REV-A Six Hole Mounting Adaptor Kit HR-03-IX-HOLE-ADAPTORwhich should be part of the Rev-A kit) The HR-03 REV-A can be mounted with the heatsink on the underside of the ca...
by TedMC
Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: AGP Aperture Sizing in Bios
Replies: 6
Views: 3034

Check the "memory access" size of your card. I assume that the 9600 had 64 bit memory acess ...I think your aperture size should match that. My X800pro has 256 bit memory access so my aperture is set correspondingly to 256. Check out the omega radeon drivers,there is a full description of the 9600/f...
by TedMC
Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:31 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VF900 very disappointed
Replies: 5
Views: 2491

Hey! fellow X800pro owner here and FORMER VF900 owner here as well. I got a Thermalright HR-03 and am using it with a Scythe S-Flex "E" 1200 rpm fan. I have my HR-03 underslung under the card and control the fan speed with a Zalman ZM-MF1. You could definately use the HR-03 in fanless mode with your...
by TedMC
Tue Feb 06, 2007 5:18 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HR-03/ ATI 9800 (two mount holes) w/measurements
Replies: 10
Views: 4871

OK ...IM the member that Bluefront made the bracket for!!! It does fit my X800PRO. I'm guessing that Bluefront's AIW has some extra stuff that the PRO/XL/XT/GTO standard vid cards do not have. Remember an AIW is a TV tuner also. The best way that I could mount the HR-03 on my X800PRO WITH Memory hea...
by TedMC
Tue Feb 06, 2007 5:04 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Whats the most powerful passive agp 8x video card?
Replies: 10
Views: 3312

Re: Whats the most powerful passive agp 8x video card?

anyone know? Ok ,As fas as I know there isnt a 1950 PRO Passsive cooled model,(Although a Thermalright HR-03 augmented with a supplimental Nexus or S-Flex for summer would work) If you can live with the graphics power of a 7600GT here ya go http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681415...
by TedMC
Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P180 Gaming Build
Replies: 9
Views: 3033

.. and this whole thing about getting frames per second is way over rated.... (example)... what is the refesh rate of you monitor? go check it ill wait...... let me guess anywhere from 60-75 most likely.. maybe 80.... that means your monitor only refreshes its image 60-75 times a second.... so way ...
by TedMC
Wed Dec 27, 2006 7:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Watts, Heat, dBA (Noise/Sound), et al
Replies: 10
Views: 2969

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I'd like to point you to the recent spcr psu review.... http://www.silentpcreview.com/article699-page1.html The most powerful psu tested was this 650W Seasonic.... http://www.seasonicusa.com/s12plus.htm Before I go any further,I would like to ask you what screen resolutions/color depth + effects wer...
by TedMC
Tue Dec 26, 2006 12:54 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Powerful but Quiet PC Advice
Replies: 23
Views: 5831

TheBuzzer wrote:also would i really have to switch fan speeds? couldn't it run good even if I am gamming?
I play GRAW...when I launch that game my cpu usage shoots to 100% and stays there until I shut the game down.....SO FANS on LOW when not playing...and FANS on high when playing.
by TedMC
Tue Dec 26, 2006 12:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Powerful but Quiet PC Advice
Replies: 23
Views: 5831

well i dont like wired mouse that is the main problem. i pull too much. and mouse wire tend to be too short mostly so it later breaks by wire pulling. ur looking at reviews of stuff not made for quad cores yet. if u look at stuff using quad core your see a difference in speed. also that mouse doesn...
by TedMC
Mon Dec 25, 2006 11:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Powerful but Quiet PC Advice
Replies: 23
Views: 5831

well if u can save me 1100 dollars without changing the parts and the store than we have a deal. LOL. But I havent seen the benchs yet but is C2Q6700 faster in each core than C2D6800 EE? I say that because I've seen a couple of reviews that show the 8800 needing the absolute fastest cpu. (i.e. ther...
by TedMC
Sat Dec 23, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Controller suggestion for S-Flex and Yate Loon D12SL-12's?
Replies: 6
Views: 2597

Re: Controller suggestion for S-Flex and Yate Loon D12SL-12'

I've got 2x Yate Loon D12SL-12s and 2x Scythe S-flex fans for a total of 4 fans that I'd like to control. Can anyone recommend a 4-fan controller, perhaps a 5.25 bay controller? The 4-fan controllers I've seen appear to use PWM, and I'm not sure if I'll hear whining or not. Anyone know if these fan...
by TedMC
Sat Dec 23, 2006 2:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: NOCTUA NF-S12 where to buy
Replies: 9
Views: 3222

Re: NOCTUA NF-S12 where to buy

After seeing the reviews and stats on these babies this looks like THE fan to own now, where the heck can you get them in the US though? I looked for you in places that actually had stock on noctuas 2 weeks ago...and are now sold out. There may be a short supply on these since the spcr review of 12...
by TedMC
Sat Dec 23, 2006 1:16 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Lowest cpu that wouldnt bottleneck 8800gtx? 8800gts?
Replies: 15
Views: 5712

Re: Lowest cpu that wouldnt bottleneck 8800gtx? 8800gts?

Just curious if there has been any experimenting on how fast your cpu has to be to get the full effects out of a 8800gtx? or even 8800gts. Hello there GG, I saw a review somewhere that showed conclusively that the only current cpu capable of keeping up with the 8800 is C2Extreme 6800. When they put...
by TedMC
Mon Dec 18, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: P180 and Seasonic/Corsair
Replies: 7
Views: 2562

thanks which holes do you mean ? holes actually on the PSU ? once the psu is installed in a p180 the air has to be drawn from the chamber and then exhausted straight out teh back.. or am i missing something ? Hi Jackal, The holes on the rear panel (lower chamber portion)of the P180 that are not cov...
by TedMC
Mon Dec 18, 2006 4:00 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: fan dampeners
Replies: 9
Views: 3497

fan vibration dampeners

Havn;t used the antec ones ,but I did buy and recommend these

http://www.endpcnoise.com/cgi-bin/e/std ... t_120.html

Good luck
by TedMC
Sat Dec 02, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Stock P180 fans.
Replies: 13
Views: 4246

Re: Stock P180 fans.

Hi. Im thinking of getting a P180 sometime over christmas and ive got a few questions: --Can anyone tell me how the stock fans in a P180 rate as quiet fans? --Will an Antec NeoHE 500W fit correctly in a P180, and will the cables from it be long enough? --How are the dust filters in the P180? (Do th...
by TedMC
Sat Dec 02, 2006 5:15 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Stock P180 fans.
Replies: 13
Views: 4246

Re: Stock P180 fans.

If you already have a stacker, upgrading to a P180 is like buying the same car only with more options. Slap some cheap adhesive floor tiles on the case walls, install some quiet fans (Nexus or Scythe), and suspend your hard drives and you'd have a case at least as quiet as P180. The Stacker does ha...
by TedMC
Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:53 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright HR-03 Review
Replies: 16
Views: 7518

TedMC...thanks for that last bit of info. I suppose the supplied bracket doesn't match the two holes on an X800? I have an X800XT -AIW. I have the ability to make a bracket to match the two holes, but I wonder if the cooler would apply too much torque for a two-hole mount. I would worry about uneve...
by TedMC
Fri Dec 01, 2006 12:26 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright HR-03 Review
Replies: 16
Views: 7518

Out of curiosity....has anyone seen this VGA cooler mounted on an ATI card that only uses two mounting holes? I just bought an HR-03...was going to try to mod it onto my X800PRO....it doesnt look good at all. I can assure you there doesn't appear to be any way to "mod" the mounting hardware supplie...