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by Sainty
Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet ATX Gamer, R5 Version
Replies: 71
Views: 38971

Re: Quiet ATX Gamer, R5 Version

Just bought the R5 tonight from newegg, they have it on sale for only $89 right now if anyone is interested. Going to post a build log once I decide which Z170 mobo I'm going to pair up with a 6700k. :D
by Sainty
Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Fractal Design Define R5 Only $89 with F/S
Replies: 0
Views: 7618

Fractal Design Define R5 Only $89 with F/S

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811352048

Just bought one tonight after reading the rave reviews. :)
by Sainty
Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Fractal R4 @ Newegg for $80
Replies: 14
Views: 16733

Re: Fractal R4 @ Newegg for $80

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811352020

Newegg Shellshocker deal has it for only $69 now!
by Sainty
Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Video Editing/Gaming/HTPC All-in-1: Input Welcomed!
Replies: 0
Views: 5458

Video Editing/Gaming/HTPC All-in-1: Input Welcomed!

Hi SPCR folks, been a while since I've posted here, but it is time for a new build. I started a thread over at the [H]ard Forums and tried to copy and paste it here, but the formatting got all messed up. http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1880637 If you could just read through what I posted there...
by Sainty
Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Foulup: Recover Previous NTFS Partition in Vista?
Replies: 3
Views: 1849

Thank you for the suggestion. I'll put it on the shortlist of things to try. I disconnected the hardrive until further notice such that no further (if any) sectors will be written over. I didn't format, so in theory, the data should all be there is my *hope*. :oops: :roll:
by Sainty
Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Foulup: Recover Previous NTFS Partition in Vista?
Replies: 3
Views: 1849

Foulup: Recover Previous NTFS Partition in Vista?

Okay, I've fouled up. I was installing Windows XP in anticipation of my upgrade to Vista 64 and then I made one of the most boneheaded mistakes to date in regards to computers. My previous SATA RAID array was the same size as my IDE hardrive (used for backups). After going through the blue prompt sc...
by Sainty
Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:45 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec Solution Series Quiet Computing Gaming/Work Rig
Replies: 5
Views: 3749

I'll look into it after I get home from school. Time to get to class. :)
by Sainty
Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:22 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec Solution Series Quiet Computing Gaming/Work Rig
Replies: 5
Views: 3749

Antec Solution Series Quiet Computing Gaming/Work Rig

I'm sorry to see we can't post really large images here in the gallery, but for those who are interested, I'm keeping a work log at Hardforum: http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1217452 I'd shrink the images, but I don't have Photoshop here on the laptop. Be that as it may, you may make comme...
by Sainty
Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:16 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Standard Thermal Tape on GPU MOSFETs or MX-2 paste?
Replies: 1
Views: 1646

Standard Thermal Tape on GPU MOSFETs or MX-2 paste?

New computer building time! Worklog here: http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1217452 Thermal Paste to be used in rig: http://www.arctic-cooling.com/further_prod2.php?idx=140 This paste has won several awards, even supposedly topping the excellent AS5. Be that as it may, one of the reasons I w...
by Sainty
Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Kill all power to a PCI-e Graphics Card?
Replies: 5
Views: 2767

Thanks for the link, I'm pouring over the information as we speak. :)
by Sainty
Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800 GTS/Vista 64: Use Nvidia or after-market drivers?
Replies: 6
Views: 3082

That is true how sometimes issues can be blown out of proportion to their actual conditions. It is just one of those things where you don't want to shell out bucu bucks to MS if the product isn't up to snuff. Hopefully everything will be pulled off smoothly.
by Sainty
Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:18 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fayd's Antec Solo
Replies: 7
Views: 5462

Try and clean up those cables a bit son! That should help with the airflow. As for the name of that webhost.... :shock:
by Sainty
Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:16 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182b Build (E6600, 8800gts,Ninja) Large Pics
Replies: 11
Views: 7354

That's a great case from what I've heard, so hopefully everything is going to work out just fine. I'm curious, as a fellow 8800 GTS owner, how exactly did you fabricate the shroud for the card? All I see is duct tape! :) There isn't room for a fan there, but it looks like the air just gets pushed ou...
by Sainty
Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:27 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Kill all power to a PCI-e Graphics Card?
Replies: 5
Views: 2767

Just in case anyone else is interested, another forum suggested using ATI Tray Tool and lowering the clock frequencies when going to bed at night.
by Sainty
Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:52 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec customer support - all thumbs up!
Replies: 28
Views: 35646

I had an old True Power 430 that blew up in a pile of arcing flames inside my rig. I sent them the unit and during the transit time they mailed out a completely new one, not some remanufactured one. I was impressed. Right now I've switched to the supposedly excellent Corsair HX 620W series, but woul...
by Sainty
Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:47 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Speedy, helpful Jab-Tech order
Replies: 5
Views: 9188

Let's bump this one up to the top. I recently called them regarding a Noctua fan that was out of stock on their site. Although they were busy and I got the voice mail their rep called back very soon thereafter. They apologized for not having the item in stock, but said they had it on order. Be that ...
by Sainty
Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:35 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800 GTS/Vista 64: Use Nvidia or after-market drivers?
Replies: 6
Views: 3082

Let's hope that ten is a lucky number then!

RAM is so cheap these days that I couldn't help but getting 4gigs of DD2. As I"m sure you're aware, 32-bit systems won't cut the mustard with high quantities of memory. Thanks for the link. It will be bookmarked once Vista *hopefully* boots up. :)
by Sainty
Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Kill all power to a PCI-e Graphics Card?
Replies: 5
Views: 2767

Kill all power to a PCI-e Graphics Card?

The computer in question has two primary modes: Mode A: (Working with web development, games, schoolwork) Mode B: (Downloading/uploading files overnight, moving files on a local network) Mode A actually requires a video feed to see what you're doing (kind of hard to play games while blind!) while Mo...
by Sainty
Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:55 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800 GTS/Vista 64: Use Nvidia or after-market drivers?
Replies: 6
Views: 3082

8800 GTS/Vista 64: Use Nvidia or after-market drivers?

I'm going to be making the delve very shortly to Vista 64. There are always those that swear by vendor supplied drivers and those who prefer after-market ones like Omega drivers. For those of you who have used Vista 64 and have Nvidia cards, which do you prefer? The standard Nvidia ones or after-mar...
by Sainty
Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: GigaByte GA-965P-DS3: Core 2 Motherboard for Everyone
Replies: 27
Views: 18748

Any additional reviews are always welcome! Thanks for your feedback. As mentioned previously, I would stick with the solid p35 chipsets, as their reviews have generally been excellent.
by Sainty
Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Importance of a decent surge protector?
Replies: 5
Views: 2520

Does SPCR have a shootout of such devices, or do you know of a good comparison chart? Thanks! There aren't any here (formally) but I've heard you can find such thing at this site . (Apologies for the smart-arse answer, but really how hard can it be?!) It isn't a matter of hardness or ease, but rath...
by Sainty
Sun Aug 26, 2007 12:22 am
Forum: Forum Rules
Topic: No Avatars!
Replies: 30
Views: 51389

I think the no avatar method is the way to go. SPCR is against noise pollution, we ought to be against visual pollution as well. Personally, I come here for the straight dope on all things quiet PC, not animated gif files that will give me a seizure.

+1 for clean layouts! :)
by Sainty
Sun Aug 26, 2007 12:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Importance of a decent surge protector?
Replies: 5
Views: 2520

The area in which I live has very good power overall. For the most part it might be years between blackouts and only once or twice during the summer time did we have a brownout. Still, considering the cost of the other components in the machine perhaps an UPS is the way to go. Does SPCR have a shoot...
by Sainty
Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: My email to Scythe complaining about the Rev. B Ninja
Replies: 28
Views: 15842

Is that lack of getting the extra 25% to make it 100% due to the extra struggle in setting the thing up, or because of sub-standard cooling performance? I don't mind extra work in the long run, it is results that count. I'm just a bit worried that this HS might not be able to provide the outstanding...
by Sainty
Sat Aug 25, 2007 6:52 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Importance of a decent surge protector?
Replies: 5
Views: 2520

Importance of a decent surge protector?

I'm just about done building my new system, but the idea crossed my mind that perhaps it was time to investigate my surge protection. Currently there is one 6 outlet strip plugged into another 6 outlet strip, then comes my computer cords. Does piggy backing surge suppressors help with the protection...
by Sainty
Sat Aug 25, 2007 6:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Router with slick display
Replies: 6
Views: 3327

It looks neat, but seriously, where's the market for a router like this???
by Sainty
Sat Aug 25, 2007 6:45 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Smoke for testing airflow
Replies: 6
Views: 3733

Sure thing, it wouldn't be any fun without some images! :lol: I'm afraid that I won't be testing this thing out right away, as the Scythe Ninja rev B I ordered may be problematic with my LGA 775 mobo. (See my other posts from my profile) Any smoke test should be done with all components installed to...
by Sainty
Sat Aug 25, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Material For Hardrive Suspension?
Replies: 11
Views: 4735

Thanks for the link. The program reads my core at ~60C in my laptop with a Turion 2.2ghz chip. (The main desktop computer has not been assembled yet.) I'm guessing such higher core temps are to be expected given the lack of airflow inside of any notebook machine? The SMART area of the program doesn'...
by Sainty
Sat Aug 25, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja heatsink
Replies: 179
Views: 144463

For those still interested in the ninja rev B I highly suggest you read the following thread before going any further:

viewtopic.php?p=364003#364003

I'll try and update the following link as more information becomes available.
by Sainty
Sat Aug 25, 2007 6:03 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Update Scythe Ninja Review w/Forum Links
Replies: 0
Views: 2609

Update Scythe Ninja Review w/Forum Links

Please see page 6 of this review: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article251-page6.html It has been mentioned that some people have had issues with mounting the revb version of this heatsink. That being said, the standard mounting system seems to be quite a problem for several people in terms of keepi...