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by dvenardos
Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Linux build for daughter
Replies: 5
Views: 1896

8.04 and 8.10 have worked well with both integrated Ati graphics and X1800 GTO which replcaed 6800 GT I had. I have had no problems with either brand. nVidia being Linux friendly is soon a myth, thanks to nVidia closed drivers vs. Ati open community drivers for linux. In that case the ECS A780GM-A ...
by dvenardos
Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Linux build for daughter
Replies: 5
Views: 1896

8) Thanks for the recommendations and fast responses.
Hey, that old build is MY computer, she can't have that. :lol:

edit: Hum, I like AMD, but it looks like the 780G chipset was built for ATI integrated graphics, so either way I may need to go with a video card.
by dvenardos
Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Linux build for daughter
Replies: 5
Views: 1896

Linux build for daughter

I am looking for a good motherboard (with onboard video) or motherboard/video card combo for an EdUbuntu build for my daughter, so it doesn't need to be a screamer. I already have an Antec Sonata Designer 500 case so I am can use either ATX or mAtx and would like to keep the price down, but want rel...
by dvenardos
Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Antec EA380 - $30 Newegg
Replies: 0
Views: 6189

Antec EA380 - $30 Newegg

Promo code: EMC1213CASE01
Also, free shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... _-17371005
by dvenardos
Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P150/Solo versus Antec NSK4480 edit - versus NSK3480
Replies: 8
Views: 4995

I ended up picking up the Sonata Designer with free shipping for $99.99 after rebate from NewEgg. Good things come to those who wait :)
by dvenardos
Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Linux AM2 mAtx motherboard selection.
Replies: 6
Views: 4300

Re: Linux AM2 mAtx motherboard selection.

gentonix wrote:
dvenardos wrote: ASUS M2NPV-VM
Why such an old board? M2N-VM/DVI is out too, and it's based on the newer nForce 7050PV chipset.
I usually start looking based on reviews and verified linux support, but I will consider that one also.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813131214
Thanks
by dvenardos
Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Linux AM2 mAtx motherboard selection.
Replies: 6
Views: 4300

Linux AM2 mAtx motherboard selection.

Which low cost, integrated video mAtx motherboard for Ubuntu linux?

ASUS M2NPV-VM
Most expensive option.

Gigabyte GA-MA69VM-S2
ATI is not as well supported as nvidia in Linux.

PC Chips PC CHIPS A13G+
No user review stating that it works with linux, but based on chipset it should work.
by dvenardos
Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What motherboard is in your Antec NSK-3480/3300?
Replies: 15
Views: 4482

Anyone use this motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813185102 http://www.pcchipsusa.com/PCCWebSite/Products/ProductsDetail.aspx?detailid=392&DetailName=Manual&MenuID=44&LanID=0 Newegg has a combo deal with the 45W Sempron LE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?...
by dvenardos
Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:35 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What motherboard is in your Antec NSK-3480/3300?
Replies: 15
Views: 4482

How much is enough and how to judge that before ordering? I'm trying to find the best L775 motherboard for use with a Ninja and quite possibly an HR-03 would have to fit as well, so space is needed on both sides of the CPU socket (and the chipset heatsink can't be too tall either). For the ninja yo...
by dvenardos
Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:59 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What motherboard is in your Antec NSK-3480/3300?
Replies: 15
Views: 4482

jessekopelman wrote:I have Intel C2D build in an NSK3300...
What motherboard did you go with?
Are you happy with it?
by dvenardos
Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What motherboard is in your Antec NSK-3480/3300?
Replies: 15
Views: 4482

Doesn't anyone have a system using this case that they are happy with?
by dvenardos
Fri Nov 02, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What motherboard is in your Antec NSK-3480/3300?
Replies: 15
Views: 4482

What motherboard is in your Antec NSK-3480/3300?

Looking to build on the Antec NSK-3480 and looking for a passive, inexpensive motherboard. I prefer AMD, but any processor new or old will be sufficient.

Thanks,
Don V.
by dvenardos
Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P150/Solo versus Antec NSK4480 edit - versus NSK3480
Replies: 8
Views: 4995

While the layout is the same, the p150 has a steardier construction (1mm steel vs 0.8) and the capability of suspending your hdd`s without modification. The nsk4480 is still a perfectly decent case but given your history I would recommend the p150 :) Yep, looks like it will be the P150 (Sonata Desi...
by dvenardos
Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P150/Solo versus Antec NSK4480 edit - versus NSK3480
Replies: 8
Views: 4995

Antec P150/Solo versus Antec NSK4480 edit - versus NSK3480

Anyone used both the P150/Solo and the NSK4480? I love my P150 but am looking for a good budget case for building kids computers. Of course, I always end up regretting it when I go the cheaper route. Thanks, Don V. edit - Thanks for the comments. Perhaps I should include the NSK3480? It looks to be ...
by dvenardos
Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:39 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Scythe Ninja Plus New Egg $36.99 + free shipping
Replies: 0
Views: 1589

Scythe Ninja Plus New Egg $36.99 + free shipping

Use promo code EMC809ACCE01 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185038&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL080907-_-fans&heatsinks-_-E3M-_-35185038&CMP=EMC-IGNEFL080907&ATT=N82E16835185038 If you do a search for Scythe Ninja you won't find it because it is only listed by model #, I didn't even rea...
by dvenardos
Sun Jul 22, 2007 7:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help with my first build - AMD system
Replies: 6
Views: 2369

can you compare the silicon mounting with the rubber and elastic now that you tried all? I didn't use the rubber suspension system because of all the posts with dropped hard drives, so I installed using the silicon grommets. Since the silicon grommets have been very quiet I haven't felt any need to...
by dvenardos
Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help with my first build - AMD system
Replies: 6
Views: 2369

This build went really well. The hardest part was installing the Scythe Ninja. All the parts worked seemlessly without tweeking and I am running Ubuntu Linux. The Antec P180 came with the old rubber suspension system so I installed using the silicon grommets and it is very quiet. Antec sent the elas...
by dvenardos
Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:58 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: core 2 quad - running it dead silent
Replies: 14
Views: 4127

It is not passive, but what about these new Cooljag Falcons they have heat sensitive fan speed:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/news740.html
by dvenardos
Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja Installation - too close?
Replies: 10
Views: 3790

crispyfish wrote:(P.S. You do realize you can place the fan on any of the 4 sides, right?)
Ahh, I see I read that part of the directions too quickly as I wanted to try passive first.
Yes, it will fit with the option of placing the fan on any of the four sides. :oops:
by dvenardos
Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:03 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja Installation - too close?
Replies: 10
Views: 3790

Now if something fails tomorrow...don't blame us. :lol: No flaming, I promise :wink: Thanks for all the feedback, I feel much better now. This is my first build and I didn't realize quite how BIG the Ninja is. I ended up being lucky that it fit and I am hoping that it will be cool enough fanless on...
by dvenardos
Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja Installation - too close?
Replies: 10
Views: 3790

Well, I'm guessing that since the other side butts up right next to the copper fins of the motherboard heatsink, that it will probably be okay...

Other people with Ninja installation problems, was it just because it was physically obstructed?
by dvenardos
Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:30 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja Installation - too close?
Replies: 10
Views: 3790

Scythe Ninja Installation - too close?

I am installing the Scythe Ninja Revision B on the ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe motherboard. There is only a couple mm clearance between the copper pipe on the Ninja and one of the capacitors (? small cylindrical thing). Does anyone know if this will cause a problem?

Thanks
by dvenardos
Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help with my first build - AMD system
Replies: 6
Views: 2369

Well I switched the memory to Kingston Asus approved memory, but other than that and the upgraged CPU, I went ahead and placed the order...
by dvenardos
Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help with my first build - AMD system
Replies: 6
Views: 2369

angelkiller wrote:The only thing I would suggest would be to get a faster CPU. They're dirt cheap now and a X2 4200 can be found for less than $100. (Linky)
With a combo deal with the Spinpoint it is actually cheaper, guess that's a no brainer - thanks. :D
by dvenardos
Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help with my first build - AMD system
Replies: 6
Views: 2369

Help with my first build - AMD system

I am looking to build a Linux workstation for general use and will be running a Win2K virtual machine with lite use, also SlimServer, and occassional gaming with NeverWinter Nights linux version. Please critique. Proposed components: Antec P150 ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe ASUS EN7300 GT silent AMD Athlon 64...
by dvenardos
Thu May 24, 2007 9:27 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: large capicity, quite IDE storage drives
Replies: 6
Views: 2387

This drive is going in an eMac so I can't use a PCI adapter.

The converter looks interesting if the reviews weren't so bad.

So should I expect the same acoustics from the IDE version of the spinpoint?
by dvenardos
Wed May 23, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: large capicity, quite IDE storage drives
Replies: 6
Views: 2387

how about the 320Gb drives? I would go with one of those over a 400GB drive and personally 2x320gb for me is preferable to the single 500gb but that's a tough call I can only use a single hard drive in this application and would also like to keep the energy consumption low. that said.....I'd probab...
by dvenardos
Tue May 22, 2007 2:40 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: large capicity, quite IDE storage drives
Replies: 6
Views: 2387

large capicity, quite IDE storage drives

I am looking for a large capicity IDE drive, anyone know how these models compare to the recommended SATA models? Samsung SpinPoint T133 400GB http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2430436&CatId=525 Western Digital Caviar SE WD5000AAJB 500GB http://www.newegg.com...
by dvenardos
Mon May 21, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Asus Terminator C3 Review and Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 5999

Asus now has what looks like real noise levels on their website: http://www.asus.com/products4.aspx?modelmenu=1&model=402&l1=1&l2=2&l3=0&l4=0 Distance SPL Distance SPL Front 50cm 25.5 dB 100cm 19.5 dB Back 50cm 33.5 dB 100cm 27.5 dB Left 50cm 27 dB 100cm 22 dB Right 50cm 29 dB 100cm 23 dB