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by matt2020
Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:54 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Thinking of Getting a Mac Pro
Replies: 28
Views: 9562

thanks for the feedback

Thanks Henk: the article on Mac memory is very helpful. Also a good idea [silentpilot] re the Sun Ultra. I have used one of these before, they are very nice machines. They seem to be priced pretty competitively as well. e.g. even Sun Ultra 45 ~$3700, but more once you add on all the extras. Not sure...
by matt2020
Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Dream Machine
Replies: 0
Views: 790

Dream Machine

If you were going to put together a dream machine
what would it be.

Main purpose is graphics, photographic processing.
by matt2020
Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Thinking of Getting a Mac Pro
Replies: 28
Views: 9562

Fair Comment

Matt, if you are going to use your system for (semi-)professional SLR photo editing I think you could better ask your questions on a more appropriate forum like the Apple discussion site, a fan site like Appleinsider, or a professional photo site. Thing is, I have not decided on a Mac pro or a Dell...
by matt2020
Sat Jun 02, 2007 6:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Thinking of Getting a Mac Pro
Replies: 28
Views: 9562

Bonestone said: the Mac OS is very resource friendly, meaning it doesn't use a hell of a lot, ever. now, the more RAM you give it, the farther it will spread out. and when you spread anything out, it takes longer for it to get done. now, if you were running your shell in RAM [unlikely] it would be o...
by matt2020
Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Thinking of Getting a Mac Pro
Replies: 28
Views: 9562

Here is a Dell quote, pretty close to MacPro quote but not as good I think. Q240550 - Dell(TM) XPS 710 Desktop 1 5600 5600.00 Base System XPS 710 Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Extreme quad-core processor QX6700 1 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Extreme Label (2.66GHz, 8MB L2 Cache, 1066MHz FSB) NVIDIA nForce(R) 590 SLI(TM...
by matt2020
Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Thinking of Getting a Mac Pro
Replies: 28
Views: 9562

But

Why not. RAM: Many macrpo users say 4GB is preferably 6GB is needed for snappy graphics using apperture and photoshop. So may be get 8GB at least. But not so much more for 16Gb. Monitors: Start with one 30" maybe get another later if needed. The card supports it. Thisi is what people say on the appl...
by matt2020
Fri Jun 01, 2007 6:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Thinking of Getting a Mac Pro
Replies: 28
Views: 9562

What would you recommend instead? (nt)

Any recommendations would be welcome.

No real budget.


BTW: I was listening to a Mac Pro today and it was very quiet
and running pretty cool, at least to touch.
by matt2020
Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Thinking of Getting a Mac Pro
Replies: 28
Views: 9562

Thinking of Getting a Mac Pro

The config is below: • Two 3.0GHz quad-core Xeon processors (8-core) OR • Two dual-core processors 3.0GHz each (quad-core) • RAM 16GB • Top of the line graphics card - to drive 2 x 30 inch monitors • Hard drives - 4x 750Gb drives = 3TB on board • AirPort Extreme • Bluetooth 2.0+EDR Inc...
by matt2020
Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building my first PC/DAW - advice? I've got questions!
Replies: 20
Views: 5402

If you want want quiet go for water cooled, can't beat it! RAM - Consider DRAM 3, really fast, but a bit expensive. Core 2 Duo E660 - Good choice for your application. ASUS P5W DH DELUXE/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel 975X ATX Intel Motherboard - Yes good choice though you might consider something that will ...
by matt2020
Fri Jun 01, 2007 4:25 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC in a cabinet - will these parts work?
Replies: 2
Views: 1316

Yes looks good

Case: Silverstone LC04 - if the PSU is too noisy or the case needs more ventilation Im gonna replace it with a picoPSU. - Yes not bad but consider water colling and a small refrigeration unit to really cool things down. On ly costs $197.45 for water cooling and and extra $64.95 for refreigeration he...
by matt2020
Fri Jun 01, 2007 4:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Can 300W handle a geforce 8600GT e.d. ?
Replies: 12
Views: 4256

Few Cooling Suggestions

It is possible to use water cooling. You can do away with a regular fan though probably better with a smaller fan. You can get real cheap refrigeration units $64.95 that will really cool the water down. It makes huge difference to my system. Also avoid going for the minumum PSU, a more powerful PSU ...
by matt2020
Fri Jun 01, 2007 4:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Xbox 360 repair/silencing: edited
Replies: 6
Views: 2178

My 2cents

Obviously u need a fan!

Maybe even two fans.

Why not look into water cooled.

If it is a fixed station extended tubes through a small refer
unit.


I use water colling and it kicks A...
by matt2020
Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Return to ATX...
Replies: 12
Views: 3899

Few points

Case: Antec Solo - good case PSU: Corsair HX520 reused from existing setup - CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 - ok but could do better Mobo: ASUS P5W DH Deluxe - this runs hot, so need good cooling CPU fan: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro on Zalman Fanmate 2 - this is ok Video: HIS X1950XT IceQ3 on Zalman F...
by matt2020
Thu May 31, 2007 10:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Does this system look any good?
Replies: 0
Views: 825

Does this system look any good?

this is a Dell system quote: ~$1200 *AO-745USFFV AO-745USFFV - Dell(TM) OptiPlex(TM) 745 Ultra Sm 1 all Form Factor (Vista) *TJ468 -OptiPlex(TM) 745USFF with Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo 1 Processor E6300 *BCH-P044 -(1.86GHz, 2MB L2 cache w/VT, 1066MHz FSB, Intel(R 1) EM64T) *PY215 -Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 D...
by matt2020
Thu May 31, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need Advice on New Small footprint, good graphics
Replies: 1
Views: 870

Should I just get a Dell

Hopefully someone with more experience can help me out here. Dell have a USFF Optiplex gx745 h 10.3" x W 3.5" x D 9.9". Has a flexible config duo 2 core video card recommended by dell for the 30" monitor 2Gb ram not sure about hard disk, wireless, or room for a blue ray DVD writer (alt back up). At ...
by matt2020
Thu May 31, 2007 4:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need Advice on New Small footprint, good graphics
Replies: 1
Views: 870

Need Advice on New Small footprint, good graphics

Need small footprint machine.

Graphics card to drive dell 30 inch monitor at native res 2560x1600.

Need 2Gb ram (that is all that can be used right?)

internal 320 to 500GB hard disk.

internal blue ray writer or equiv writer.