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by Nino_fs
Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 2.1 speaker recommendations
Replies: 24
Views: 7353

It's bass. BASS. Kind of like witch and which, they are pronounced the same way but mean totally different things. im tired. Please calm down :) I tell you one spelling mistake and you get jumped on. I didn't even realise I spelled it wrong guess I should try and be less than half asleep when I pos...
by Nino_fs
Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 2.1 speaker recommendations
Replies: 24
Views: 7353

I have a set of 2.1 creative speakers. It doesn't look like creative makes them anymore but they cost about $40 and I have been very happy with the sound. The highs and mids seem to come out very nice from the satelites and the I never run the sub above 40% because it is just too much and everyone i...
by Nino_fs
Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet Xp to Vista Gaming rig
Replies: 8
Views: 2881

thanks for the info but from what I have read the problems with that PSU are from older versions as there was some kinda of problem with it. I am not really worried about not having enough voltage to get it booted since from what I read that happened to people who were undervolting there system to g...
by Nino_fs
Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet Xp to Vista Gaming rig
Replies: 8
Views: 2881

My plan is to actually get the computer now with a somewhat decent card (the 7900GS or ATI 800xl) and just hold out as long as I can and then get a dX10 card and Vista when there are more options. I want to upgrade instead of waiting the months because my current computer is very underpowered and lo...
by Nino_fs
Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet Xp to Vista Gaming rig
Replies: 8
Views: 2881

I don't plan to replace the PSU since it is an antec HE which is not the highest rated on spcr but it is definately up there and I don't need any more power than 430 since I have 1 hdd, 1 disc drive, a VGA and that is it, no other upgrades. When I upgrade my VGA I don't plan to get a top of the line...
by Nino_fs
Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet Xp to Vista Gaming rig
Replies: 8
Views: 2881

Quiet Xp to Vista Gaming rig

I am planning to build a new pc but I am going to wait abit longer and hope for some price drops in the components. I hope the VGA will go down with the release of ATI's dX10 cards and the price of my processor should fall soon. This computer will be used for gaming including new games(F.E.A.R., HL2...
by Nino_fs
Mon Jan 29, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: What Mobo are you using for your Core2Duo and why?
Replies: 27
Views: 11564

Since you are overclocking a C2D 6300 I know of a web article that you may find interesting. They achieved an 87% OC with a Gigabyte DS3(I think) and a cheap $27 cooler. http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/01/18/overclocking-guide-part-1/ I also have questions about the C2D 4300. What are it's normal r...
by Nino_fs
Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Which budget midtower?
Replies: 10
Views: 3373

I just found an interesting case and would like to know everyones thoughts on it.

http://www.nexustek.nl/istyle.htm
by Nino_fs
Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:50 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Which budget midtower?
Replies: 10
Views: 3373

I keep my pc on the floor next to my desk so that is why I am worried about not having enough cord. The differences in distance the cord would have to go for my mouse is pretty significant and so I will have to check.
by Nino_fs
Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Which budget midtower?
Replies: 10
Views: 3373

Unfortunately my case currently sits to my right. I have been thinking about moving it into a nice little spot I have over to my left but I am not sure my mouse cord will reach. If it does then I will move it over if not well then I need a new plan.
by Nino_fs
Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Which budget midtower?
Replies: 10
Views: 3373

Well the side panels are worse for noise than the front bezel since they are closer to the noise sources(CPU and VGA) and offer a more direct path for air to follow. I am torn because I don't really like the look of the P150 but it is so much better for noise which is a big complaint I have with my ...
by Nino_fs
Thu Jan 25, 2007 12:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Which budget midtower?
Replies: 10
Views: 3373

Which budget midtower?

I am looking for a case to use in a new build. I would prefer to get a case with no PSU as I want to use the Antect NeoHE 430. I looked at the P180 but felt it was too big for my use. I don't need much space because I won't be putting alot of components in the case. So something around the mid tower...
by Nino_fs
Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:33 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help with case, PSU, and HD
Replies: 3
Views: 1673

Thanks that all helped alot. The reason I am looking at just getting a cheap card is I just want something to tide me over until the dX 10 cards become less expensive. I am currently quite happy with the performance I get from my 9800pro and would continue using that in the new system if it was pci ...
by Nino_fs
Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: A quiet tide me over card
Replies: 4
Views: 2114

Any thoughts on the X800xl? It seems to outperform the 7600gs and get better framerates in most games. the 7600GT beats it in some games and loses out in others. But the big advantage is I can get one for a measily $140 canadian. Which is a $40 savings on the 7600GS. Also the 7900GT seems to be a sa...
by Nino_fs
Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:59 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: A quiet tide me over card
Replies: 4
Views: 2114

A quiet tide me over card

I am specing out a new system and I am having trouble picking out a VGA. My current system is getting too slow and I want to go from AGP to PCI cards. Right now I am running a Radeon 9800pro which is a great card and has served me well but it is loud as sin. I definately want to make the leap to dir...
by Nino_fs
Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help with case, PSU, and HD
Replies: 3
Views: 1673

Need help with case, PSU, and HD

I am planning to build a new computer and I am looking to make it quiet since my current PC is quite noisy. There are a few things I have already decided on but the main thing I need help with is picking a PSU and Case. If you have any other suggestions about the components I have listed I would lik...
by Nino_fs
Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:26 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Suggestions on mATX board
Replies: 15
Views: 6914

Thanks for all the input. After considering all this I think I might just go with a mid tower PC so that I can use a full ATX board and get a good one. The shoebox SFF cases don't end up saving that much space and they are wider than a normal case.
by Nino_fs
Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:19 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Suggestions on mATX board
Replies: 15
Views: 6914

Suggestions on mATX board

I am looking for a mATX board for a Core Duo system I plan to build. I plan to put in a good video card (probably 7600+ series or ati equivalent) and then upgrade to a directX 10 card when the prices drop to something reasonable and they produce some decent budget cards. I will only run one small(16...
by Nino_fs
Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Shoebox Case without PSU over CPU
Replies: 1
Views: 2743

Shoebox Case without PSU over CPU

I am looking for different shoebox style cases that do not have the PSU overtop of the CPU. I already know about the Apevia Q-Pack Ultra Micro Fly Are there any other cases that are like this. The reason I am looking is it seems without the PSU over the CPU it would be possible to mount a larger coo...
by Nino_fs
Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Case to fit big cooler?
Replies: 2
Views: 2367

Thanks
I have not bought anything yet. Just looking for ideas from anyone who knows more than me.
by Nino_fs
Tue Jan 16, 2007 3:17 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Case to fit big cooler?
Replies: 2
Views: 2367

Case to fit big cooler?

I am looking for a SFF case to fit a larger CPU cooler. I have a Thermaltake BigTyphoon it has a larger 120cm and runs very quiet even at full voltage(I plan to undervolt it as I won't need all the cooling it offers). The problem comes from the size of it. It measures 122x122x128(mm)(WxDxH) which is...
by Nino_fs
Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:52 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Quiet mATX X-QPack Build
Replies: 9
Views: 5680

Is the PSU on that Case quiet? I ask because I am kinda planning to make a new computer and I want to go small and quiet(but powerful). I know that is a tough challenge but I think it will be fun. I would also like to know abit about the spacing around the CPU. Namely how far is it from the center o...
by Nino_fs
Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which cooler for 478 and 775
Replies: 5
Views: 1841

I just looked at the thermalright si-128 and it does not fit a socket 478 according to their website. Add to that that I cannot pick one up at a local store and it does not seem it will work for me. I also figured that if I find the stock thermaltake fan too loud I can swop it with a much quieter ve...
by Nino_fs
Fri Jan 12, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which cooler for 478 and 775
Replies: 5
Views: 1841

Actually your post is really help ful because I was definately worried about something like the ninja not cooling the components around my Cpu. Since my plan in the new system is to use the 120mm fan on my cpu cooler as the exhaust fan for my case I was really worried that the ninja's lack of mother...
by Nino_fs
Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which cooler for 478 and 775
Replies: 5
Views: 1841

Which cooler for 478 and 775

I currently have an old P4 2.6ghz system with a 9800 pro gaphics card. An upgrade is right around the corner and I will be going to the Core Duo systems and probably a directX 10 card. I plan to build that system and concentrate on noise as my current system sounds like a leaf blower. This brings me...