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by jubrany
Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i3-2100 vs. AMD Phenom II X2 565
Replies: 76
Views: 24849

Re: Intel Core i3-2100 vs. AMD Phenom II X2 565

Seeing as how the 565 was a BE, it should have made for some super easy overclocking... and the SB Core i3 is essentially not overclockable at all... I wonder how the X2 would have performed against the i3 after bumping up the multiplier.
by jubrany
Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung PN58C6400 Plasma HDTV
Replies: 18
Views: 8039

Re: Samsung PN58C6400 Plasma HDTV

The newest Samsung LED backlit LCD's with 240Hz refresh rates also have amazing dynamic contrast ratio and virtually 180 degree viewing angles. Their lifespan should be much longer than any other type of TV monitor. And they use less than half the power -- what's not to like? Why would you buy a pl...
by jubrany
Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung PN58C6400 Plasma HDTV
Replies: 18
Views: 8039

Re: Samsung PN58C6400 Plasma HDTV

Here in Ontario, electricity is in overabundance. The only reason we are told to conserve is because the government is trying to convince us that it is good for the environment. The reality is, as I see it, is that Ontario is profiteering heavily off selling electricity to the US. If we were simply ...
by jubrany
Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lian Li PC-B25S Mid-tower Aluminum Case
Replies: 28
Views: 16974

Re: Lian Li PC-B25S Mid-tower Aluminum Case

Coming from using a P182 with quiet fans and PSU (all Sflex @800rpm and HX620PSU) to a Lian-Li X900B, I can truly say that these cases are all about the X-factor. The build quality is a sight to behold. I had no idea if paying so much for a case made sense until I got to assembling the case. The loo...
by jubrany
Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Recommend an all metal case for an i7 hex-core system.
Replies: 4
Views: 854

Re: Recommend an all metal case for an i7 hex-core system.

Thanks for your advice, JamieG. I settled on the X900B by Lian Li, which is quite similar to the X500FX you recommended. So far I am very impressed, although I have yet to finish assembling the build. Will try to post pics once it's done, but it won't really be done until i get a proper VGA card and...
by jubrany
Sun Dec 26, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Recommend an all metal case for an i7 hex-core system.
Replies: 4
Views: 854

Re: Recommend an all metal case for an i7 hex-core system.

Are there size/price restrictions? The first case that came to mind was the Corsair Obsidian , but it is quite expensive and HUGE. You would easily be able to fit anything you want in there, though. Seeing as you don't want any plastic, that limits options somewhat. Cooler Master has some nice all-...
by jubrany
Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:19 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Recommend an all metal case for an i7 hex-core system.
Replies: 4
Views: 854

Recommend an all metal case for an i7 hex-core system.

I want a nice, all metal case and am willing to pay for it. Was thinking of Lian-Li but there are so many choices and I don't want to make the wrong one. It will be housing an i7-970, hd6970, 12gb ram, 3 wdgp drives, an ssd, one soundcard, one optical drive. My priorities: 1- all metal. preferably a...
by jubrany
Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Transform 'Cuda 7200.11 1.5tb into Velociraptor Killer
Replies: 78
Views: 56107

This article is not very useful as it relies completely on synthetic benchmarks to substantiate its claims. I would rather see real world timed tests such as OS boot times.
by jubrany
Sun Sep 23, 2007 12:09 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme or Thermalright IFX-14 or ???
Replies: 15
Views: 6516

This thread is what you need: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?s=b91631ceb653c755bc48284a9c314f9a&t=152773 basically at ~800rpm or greater, the thermalright ultra extreme will beat a scythe infinity, which has similar cooling to a ninja. If the ninja is beating the Thermalright, it...
by jubrany
Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: High Opty 180 temps... Should I upgrade my cooling?
Replies: 9
Views: 3024

I added another scythe at the top of the case, and my temps dropped a good bit. You guys think I should just stop and call it a day? Or are these temps still crappy?

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by jubrany
Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:54 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: High Opty 180 temps... Should I upgrade my cooling?
Replies: 9
Views: 3024

btw, don't my idle temps seem too good for there to be bad HSF contact? http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/4946/idlegu9.jpg and also, my HSF never gets hot. It gets warm (warmer than with the 3200), but never even close to being hot ever. On the other hand, I somehow doubt the temp readings are wron...
by jubrany
Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: High Opty 180 temps... Should I upgrade my cooling?
Replies: 9
Views: 3024

I didn't install the CnQ driver for my A64 and didn't install the PowerNow! driver either. I have power now disabled in the BIOS and I only have the dual core optimizer installed. pic of the processor... seems flat to me... http://img470.imageshack.us/img470/7934/img1717yz2.jpg pic of my system setu...
by jubrany
Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: High Opty 180 temps... Should I upgrade my cooling?
Replies: 9
Views: 3024

High Opty 180 temps... Should I upgrade my cooling?

I tried reseating the HSF and the temps stayed the same. I highly doubt I am doing anything wrong because my 3200+ was mounted the same way and the temps were ~42-44C at load. the processor IHS looks flat, i used a ruler to check how flat it was. Nothing seems out of the ordinary. I dropped the volt...
by jubrany
Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Dimming P180B Power and HDD leds
Replies: 3
Views: 2058

I was told scuffing them with sandpaper also helps reduce the intensity of the LEDs, but I don't like the idea of marking up my case. this black paint idea sounds good. One way i just thought up is to tape up the LEDs with electrical tape and just poke some small holes thru the tape to let some ligh...
by jubrany
Sat Aug 04, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Opinions on silent Q6600 SLI system
Replies: 5
Views: 2353

Re: Opinions on silent Q6600 SLI system

Case: Antec P182 ATX $140 CAD I really like this case, and most people seem to recommend it. Good Choice. PSU: Corsair HX520 CMPSU-520HX 520W ATX Triple 12V 40A Continuous 24PIN ATX Modular 120MM $125 CAD It has power to spare, even for SLI and future octa-core, and is supposed to be quiet. I reall...
by jubrany
Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: noisy 30" monitors?
Replies: 13
Views: 3729

None of them have fans AFAIK, but there is coil hum noise that exists in some monitors. I have it with my 24" benq. If your eyes can take it, turning up the brightness usually kills the humming noise. I just got used to it. Depending on where your monitor is positioned (i.e. with respect to the surr...
by jubrany
Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:46 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: WD1500ADFD Raptors 150GB SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 2372

I think you would do well to sell these on Hardforums. Raptors and SCPR = bad combination.

You'd probably get get your original asking price there.

sorry if i bothered you by posting this.
by jubrany
Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:31 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P182 Duct Tape Mod: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 13
Views: 10670

So I guess the question I really should've asked is:

What setup provides better HDD cooling?

Duct tape mod with no fan in the lower chamber

or

No mod with fan in the lower chamber?
by jubrany
Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P182 Duct Tape Mod: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 13
Views: 10670

P182 Duct Tape Mod: Yay or Nay?

I am running 3 HDDs in my lower chamber: 1x Seagate 7200.7 160 GB SATA 1.5 1x Seagate 7200.9 300 GB SATA 3 1x WD Raptor ADFD 74 GB SATA 1.5 My temps are so-so (high 30s to low 40s) with a Corsair HX 620 PSU and a S-Flex 800 RPM fan in the HDD chamber. I read on the SCPR review of the P180/182 that d...
by jubrany
Sat Jun 23, 2007 4:21 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: BenQ FP241WZ LCD monitor: Coil Hum on low brightness :(
Replies: 7
Views: 3481

BenQ FP241WZ LCD monitor: Coil Hum on low brightness :(

The only way to kill this humming noise is to increase the brightness to 80-85. Way too bright. Using my video card control panel to offset the brightness makes the panel look unnatural. Just wondering if anyone with this monitor has this problem. There's another person with the identical issue as m...