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by pjeremy
Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New build, which fans?
Replies: 16
Views: 2426

Re: New build, which fans?

Thanks guys, I'll go with the Scythe then. I paid £120 for my 60GB at the time :) seeing 256GB drives for not that much more now. Yea, that's how I look at it now. In two years time the cost-performance ratio will have improved significantly. Thanks for the info on SandForce. A couple of mates have ...
by pjeremy
Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New build, which fans?
Replies: 16
Views: 2426

Re: New build, which fans?

Hey ces, the Noiseblockers are available. I'm from Germany. Hey Jordan, you're right, I don't know how my usage will change in the future. But knowing my current usage, is it worth it spending 50EUR more on the 120GB version instead of waiting until I need more? If I can't justify the extra 40EUR fo...
by pjeremy
Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New build, which fans?
Replies: 16
Views: 2426

Re: New build, which fans?

Hi sjoukew. The ssd is only for / and /home. I've considered the 90GB and 120GB versions, but considering / and /home are currently using less than 45GB I see no point in spending more, especially since I have the 500GB WD, a 1TB Samsung and another 2TB Samsung for storage as well as external backup...
by pjeremy
Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New build, which fans?
Replies: 16
Views: 2426

Re: New build, which fans?

Hi kuzzia, I have a 30" monitor and the 6450 does 2560x1600 whereas the iGPU only does 1920x1200. The main reason I picked the WD is because of its 5 year warranty. I looked at JonnyGuru's reviews of the TX550M and TX750M which are positive. And it's made by Seasonic. Thank you for those numbers and...
by pjeremy
Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New build, which fans?
Replies: 16
Views: 2426

Re: New build, which fans?

Thanks for your reply. Nexus are currently not available at any shop I've looked at.
by pjeremy
Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New build, which fans?
Replies: 16
Views: 2426

New build, which fans?

Hi. Obviously I'm building a new rig and would be grateful for another set of eyes. Maybe I've missed something or made an unwise choice. CPU: Intel i5-3450 MB: ASUS P8Z77-V LX RAM: Corsair Vengeance Low Profile black 8GB PC3-12800U CL9-9-9-24 Cooler: Scythe Mugen 3 Rev. B Video: Sapphire Radeon HD ...
by pjeremy
Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: inexpensive (<$100)eSata external enclosure recommendatio
Replies: 4
Views: 1401

I'd recommend the Revoltec Alu Guard RS047.
by pjeremy
Wed May 13, 2009 3:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 342033

Benq V2400W
absolutely silent at any brightness level.

Dell 3008WFP
also completely silent.
by pjeremy
Tue May 12, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Need suggestions for new ATI card
Replies: 3
Views: 1012

Thank you. Any specific 4350 that's better than the others? Can't seem to find a test that compares the different 4350s, just 4350vs4550 etc... Checked the prices here and they're all between 20-35EUR which is very nice. And a 4350 will definitely be good enough for mostly office/programming work an...
by pjeremy
Tue May 12, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Need suggestions for new ATI card
Replies: 3
Views: 1012

Need suggestions for new ATI card

Hi, I need a new video card, because my onboard doesn't quite cut it with a 30" I want to buy. Unfortunately, I don't know what's good these days. Last time I bought a normal card AGP was still the best. My requirements are simple: AMD/ATI active quiet cooling. don't trust passive. relatively cheap....
by pjeremy
Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 3480 vs 4480 - what's the difference?
Replies: 9
Views: 6610

I have a single Samsung HD403LJ in the bottom part of the HD cage and its current temperature is 28°C with an ambient temperature of 20°C. Here's an older picture, the cables look worse than they actually were. http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/6607/pcqf6.th.jpg I don't know the Sonata either, so...
by pjeremy
Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 3480 vs 4480 - what's the difference?
Replies: 9
Views: 6610

I don't have any experience with the 3480, but the 4480 is a decent case with a good and quiet PSU, especially at such a low price. The airflow in my 4480 is good as well, although I'd prefer a 120mm fan in the front instead of an 80mm. I use a Noctua NF-R8 1800rpm in the front and and a Scythe S-Fl...
by pjeremy
Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: NSK-4480 and Ultra 120
Replies: 0
Views: 1204

NSK-4480 and Ultra 120

Hi,
I have an Antec NSK-4480 and am wondering if a Thermalright Ultra 120-Extreme will fit.
From the looks of it, it might be a very tight fit, does anyone have any idea?
by pjeremy
Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help w new silent build w NSK4480, X2 5600+
Replies: 6
Views: 2031

I went ahead and bought what I've written in the first post, except I changed the CPU to the AMD X2 5200+ EE. I also got a Noctua NF-R8-1800 and an Scythe SFlex 1200rpm as I got them cheap (for 10EUR, the SilentEagle would have been 9EUR) at the shop I finally ordered (everything ~390EUR). Now my on...
by pjeremy
Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: DDR2 education
Replies: 6
Views: 1929

This might help your decision as well.
http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/for ... 1005387831
by pjeremy
Wed Nov 14, 2007 5:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Power Issue: Tagan U01-480 PSU on Core 2 System
Replies: 3
Views: 1297

Also check that the CMOS battery isn't loose.
Had a similar experience a few years ago.
by pjeremy
Wed Nov 14, 2007 7:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help with Mid range upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 1746

Hi, I would suggest that you take another look at the motherboard. The EVGA S775 nForce 650i Ultra ATX (mfr: 122-CK-NF66-T1) or the XFX S775 650i Ultra ATX (mfr: MB-N650-IUL9) are extremely good, especially for overclocking. They are also identical, both manufactured by Foxconn and are nvidia refere...
by pjeremy
Tue Nov 13, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help w new silent build w NSK4480, X2 5600+
Replies: 6
Views: 2031

Couldn't find a board for the e21x0 that I could warm up to, thus, after carefully pondering the pros and cons, I think the X2 EE 4600+ boxed for 84,- is the best choice.
Any last comments/objections before I order?
by pjeremy
Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:31 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help w new silent build w NSK4480, X2 5600+
Replies: 6
Views: 2031

Hi protellect,
indeed, the yate-loons aren't available. :(
The black edition of the 5000+ costs 124EUR as well, thus I didn't pay attention to it, but you are correct, the 5600+ is just too expensive for me at the moment.
Crucial 800 is more expensive (70EUR) and 667 costs 50-55EUR.
by pjeremy
Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help w new silent build w NSK4480, X2 5600+
Replies: 6
Views: 2031

Hi thejamppa, the price difference between the OCZ/Corsair/KingstonValue-667s with 5-5-5-15 timings and the OCZ-800 is ~5EUR, so this is negligible. Thank you for recommending the Silent Eagle (costs 8EUR). I also forgot to mention the budget limit. It is set at 450EUR, current setup is 430EUR inclu...
by pjeremy
Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help w new silent build w NSK4480, X2 5600+
Replies: 6
Views: 2031

Need help w new silent build w NSK4480, X2 5600+

Hi, I'm about to build a new computer due to my P4's untimely demise. Therefore I'm on a tight budget. This is what I have so far: MB: MSI K9AG NEO2-Digital 55-60 EUR CPU: AMD X2 5600+ boxed 118-124 EUR RAM: OCZ 2P800R22GK XTC Platinum 2x1GB (4-4-4-15) 55-64 EUR HDD: Samsung HD403LJ 72-74EUR FLOPPY:...
by pjeremy
Mon Jun 25, 2007 5:15 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P182SE Advanced Super Midtower Case: P180 v.2
Replies: 66
Views: 61493

Another question, how well does the P182SE handle sunlight shining on it compared to the P180?
I'd assume that the P180 would get hotter and thus louder, whereas the P182SE should reflect the sunlight pretty well and thus temperature and noise level should increase only slightly.
by pjeremy
Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:47 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P182SE Advanced Super Midtower Case: P180 v.2
Replies: 66
Views: 61493

Nice case indeed.
Any idea if the P182 will be available in silver and not just black or chrome?
by pjeremy
Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Just built a PC for living room audio playback
Replies: 26
Views: 9124

i'm no fan of flac...even with linux...i just got mp3 drivers, encoders, and programs that can play them, because my linux box can't write to NTFS, so i don't have the room for flac. mp3 is my standard on everything. i find a wav, and i convert it. the higher the bitrate, the better. Try ntfs-3g-dr...
by pjeremy
Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need advice on PC-parts-List
Replies: 3
Views: 2043

Hi, thanks for the replies. I know the PSU is a bit overkill, but so far Seasonic hasn't released an S12Energy+ with less wattage, although I read that they will. Indeed the Ultra-120 seems a bit more flexible, but will it fit in a V1000A? Edit: Would the Antec P180-EU silver be a better choice rega...
by pjeremy
Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need advice on PC-parts-List
Replies: 3
Views: 2043

Need advice on PC-parts-List

Hi, I'm currently planning a new PC, which I'll build in about 4-5 months, because I'm waiting for prices to go down. The goal is not an extremely silent PC, but a fair compromise between noise and cooling. PSU: Seasonic S12Energy+550 Mainboard: Abit Fatal1ty FP-IN9 _or_ Abit AW9D-MAX Case: SilverSt...