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by pcunite
Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:39 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Certified Silent Puget Serenity Pro
Replies: 29
Views: 17278

Re: Certified Silent Puget Serenity Pro

That's one of the things I enjoy most about Puget Systems -- we're not trying to hide behind "proprietary information" to keep ourselves in business. What we do is the result of good old fashioned hard work, and LOTS of time perfecting our trade. We embrace the enthusiast and DIY community. We're a...
by pcunite
Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:27 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge, Part 1: Intel GMA HD 3000 Graphics (Updated)
Replies: 46
Views: 18319

Re: Sandy Bridge, Part 1: Intel GMA HD 3000 Graphics

I see what you are saying now, you want double the performance but on a budget; you’ll just have to wait for another 1 to 3 years then I guess. SB gives double the performance of your Q6600 according to Anandtech and at stock speeds at least for the i7. Right, for everything non-work related my Q66...
by pcunite
Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge, Part 1: Intel GMA HD 3000 Graphics (Updated)
Replies: 46
Views: 18319

Re: Sandy Bridge, Part 1: Intel GMA HD 3000 Graphics

Plus effortless overclocking to 4.4GHz or more and it will easily be more than twice as good as a Q6600. That sounds really nice ... all I'm saying is that for me, to pay for more tech these days, I want a doubling of performance / features. I want to feel it, for it to be life changing. When I wen...
by pcunite
Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:41 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge, Part 1: Intel GMA HD 3000 Graphics (Updated)
Replies: 46
Views: 18319

Re: Sandy Bridge, Part 1: Intel GMA HD 3000 Graphics

If you mean doubling, I think sandy bridge at 4ghz is probably going to be at least double the speed of a Q6600. GHZ doesn't matter so much now and I highly doubt sandy bridge will ever hit 5ghz even in turbo unless overclocked. When doing math calculations I'm afraid the GHz does matter. Like I sa...
by pcunite
Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge, Part 1: Intel GMA HD 3000 Graphics (Updated)
Replies: 46
Views: 18319

Re: Sandy Bridge, Part 1: Intel GMA HD 3000 Graphics

I appreciate the break down ... I'm running a Q6600 2.4Ghz system, I will upgrade when 5Ghz systems come out. I don't move until a doubling of tech has been made available.
by pcunite
Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD20EARS or WD20EADS? What about seagate's 2tb drive?
Replies: 60
Views: 105456

Re: WD20EARS or WD20EADS? What about seagate's 2tb drive?

Just an update on the problems I was having... the reason the WD20EARS went offline was because of a bizarre conflict when using the ICH9R (or ICH7R, ICH8R) chipset with an onboard Marvell Yukon 88E8056 nic. I had to update the onboard ROM to REV4 and things started to permanently work right. All th...
by pcunite
Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: how to move to ssd
Replies: 7
Views: 1918

Re: how to move to ssd

Don't clone unless you've setup the partition using Diskpart manually first AND if your cloning program will not realign what Diskpart does. Here is what it took for me using an old version of Ghost: Install without 100MB partition and SSD Alignment --------------------------------------------------...
by pcunite
Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel X25-V G2 40GB SSD
Replies: 96
Views: 49934

Re: Intel X25-V G2 40GB SSD

I've got the X25-V 40GB in a Thinkpad, runs so fast now, and in a Quad PC I've got the X25-M 80GB. Runs sweet, both have Windows 7 x64 PRO installed. Properly configured Windows 7 only takes up 8GB of space.
by pcunite
Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD20EARS or WD20EADS? What about seagate's 2tb drive?
Replies: 60
Views: 105456

Re: Re:

Let us know if your other one, or if your warranty replacement, also crashes! Any idea on cause? Well, after taking the drive out, fiddling with cables, the drive now works! I've ran WD LifeGuard tools and all checks out well. It think it may have been a bad cable or bad driver combo. Intel just up...
by pcunite
Fri Dec 24, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD20EARS or WD20EADS? What about seagate's 2tb drive?
Replies: 60
Views: 105456

Re: WD20EARS or WD20EADS? What about seagate's 2tb drive?

pcunite wrote:I just bought two of the WD20EARS 2TB 64mb Cache drives. How are they working for everyone else?
Well, one of them just crashed... I guess the $99 for a 2TB drive is a bit of a catch huh?
by pcunite
Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: New high density 2-and-3 TB Greens from WD
Replies: 52
Views: 15064

Re: New high density 2-and-3 TB Greens from WD

Bought two of these WD20EARS 2TB drives. Love 'em, they seem fairly quick as well, faster than a 500GB 7200RPM drive I had. A couple things I had to do to make my system stable and a few extra things I did, however. * Update Asus P5K-E bios to version 1305 * Insert 2GB of ram or less to be able run ...
by pcunite
Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD20EARS or WD20EADS? What about seagate's 2tb drive?
Replies: 60
Views: 105456

Re: WD20EARS or WD20EADS? What about seagate's 2tb drive?

I just bought two of the WD20EARS 2TB 64mb Cache drives. How are they working for everyone else?
by pcunite
Wed May 19, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: laptop with good screens?
Replies: 16
Views: 15720

It is hard to get IPS screens for a laptop, IBM made some and they were listed as Flexview displays. No current notebook manufacture is making good displays to my knowledge anymore. Hopefully this will change as more people become aware of the situation.
by pcunite
Wed May 19, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Lenovo Thinkpad SL 510 or Dell Latitude E5500
Replies: 3
Views: 4634

I just ordered a ThinkPad SL510 and will be swapping out the hard drive it ships with to the Intel X25-V SSD. This system will be replacing an old R50p. I love ThinkPads.

When buying any brand of notebook, just make sure you get a Dual Core CPU and install an SDD drive and it will run fast.
by pcunite
Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet Build with Intel Q6600, Asus P5K-E, Antec P150
Replies: 8
Views: 19234

Sonic, Thank you so much for this. I too have a similar system: Intel Q6600 with stock fan Asus P5K-E EVGA 8800GT 512mb Corsair HX520W Antec P180B The CPU fan was very loud. After your post I adjusted Q-Fan and the stock fan is nice and quiet! Asus Q-Fan page: http://www.asus.com/999/html/events/mb/...
by pcunite
Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180 front USB port Static Charge causes reboot.
Replies: 17
Views: 7724

Antec P180 front USB port Static Charge causes reboot.

When I plug in a USB device to the front of the Antec P180B v1.1 case there is sometimes a static spark that causes the comptuer to reboot. If I touch something metal first everything is fine. Anyone else having this issue.
by pcunite
Sat Dec 15, 2007 6:41 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which P35 / ICH9R Motherboard?
Replies: 41
Views: 17927

When choosing a board you first need to consider if you want an ECC memory based system. The 975x and x38 are the only two chipsets that can provide this. Then only if the manufacture implements it. I recommend the following two boards (don't update the BIOS for them use the shipping bios and you wi...
by pcunite
Sat Dec 15, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: mini antec p182
Replies: 82
Views: 120097

Moogles wrote:Too bad the front door and top arrow vent are too hideous. ;(
I feel the same way. Nice update except it looks like a designer took an X-ACTO knife to the front door!
by pcunite
Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: mini antec p182
Replies: 82
Views: 120097

The mini P180 is ugly! Why ruin the beaty of the P180? Good grief just make it smaller folks!
by pcunite
Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Static dampening not noise.
Replies: 3
Views: 1819

I guess my question is also about what are others doing besides just setting the case on the carpet?
by pcunite
Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Static dampening not noise.
Replies: 3
Views: 1819

Static dampening not noise.

I want to place my computer case (Antec P180B) on a mat to keep it off the carpet. I have very thick carpet and a great deal of static electricity. Also it would be nice to have the PC more level. What I envision is something rubber like that keep static electricity at bay. Any thing like this out t...
by pcunite
Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180/182/190 Intake Airflow Restriction: A simple solution
Replies: 87
Views: 198821

Great post! I bought a P180B from newegg two weeks ago and it is just like the P182 without the light. I guess they make changes on the fly.
by pcunite
Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Supermicro C2SBE
Replies: 3
Views: 2230

I am wondering the same thing. I want this board to replace a BIOS buggy Asus P5K-E.

Is SuperMicro a good company?