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by Rewdoalb
Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Sugo SG05 and SG06: Gaming mini-ITX cases?
Replies: 41
Views: 38647

I don't usually post stuff after reading articles but I just wanted to give special props for this review. You correctly identified a trend for desktop CPU's to be getting smaller (SSD market may factor into this trend as well). Your work helps us consumers judge what our best options are in this de...
by Rewdoalb
Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 44045

this is very exciting news. Also, the fact that it is Halogen-free and thus could now be used by Apple has the potential to increase volume and lower price more down the road. I may not be content with 80GB storage, these don't have to be for storage. Intel's SSD could be the drive with all my OS an...
by Rewdoalb
Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1610486

Avenged Sevenfold - Seize the Day
by Rewdoalb
Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Every-Five-Years Build Advice Sought...(longwinded)
Replies: 29
Views: 4465

At least here DDR2 and DDR3 cost about the same; upgrading a motherboard with support for either type of RAM will not have an effect on total price. How's the situation there? DDR2 is still cheaper although that's changing as DDR3 drops. If this was a DDR3 system I would stick with 4GB or less and ...
by Rewdoalb
Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Phenom II X2 550 BE & Athlon II X2 250
Replies: 49
Views: 18760

some of these power figures have me confused as well. The article here at SPCR used the E7200 as their comparison Intel CPU - this CPU is no longer on the market and has been subceded by processors with higher clock speed (and higher power draw?) such as the E7400, E7500, and E7600. Meanwhile, the a...
by Rewdoalb
Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Light duty workstation microatx quiet build
Replies: 11
Views: 2098

You may want to consider upgrading a little on the CPU end. this page at AnandTech I found interesting, essentially you may want to look at either the new E6300 or, if possible, the E7500 for a boost in cache/speed. Also the review at Anand is mainly discussing the new AMD processors. You may want t...
by Rewdoalb
Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair 520HX vs Enermax Modu82 525w
Replies: 18
Views: 6408

thanks for the replies, guys. at this moment I sort of like more the enermax for the quietness, maybe I'll go for the 425w since it is cheaper. both the corsair and the enermax have 5 years warranty. btw, is it possible that the 425w version won't be as quiet as the 625w model reviewed by spcr? pos...
by Rewdoalb
Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:41 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Post Your Workstation setup
Replies: 25
Views: 12432

No, I mean the room, desk, speakers, monitor, keyboard. not just a picture of your open-case rig!
by Rewdoalb
Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Post Your Workstation setup
Replies: 25
Views: 12432

Post Your Workstation setup

I'd like to see some pics of everyone's (silent) computers in their (silent!) workstation environments. Mostly for inspiration, I suppose. Unfortunately as a college student with only a laptop, I don't have any pics to post at the moment. Perhaps someone else could start us off with some pictures? :)
by Rewdoalb
Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:41 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New 45nm Pentium Dual core, E5xxx series
Replies: 25
Views: 7456

Its about $80 USD in units of one thousand. Sounds like a nice price point; beats the more expensive 4xxx handily.
by Rewdoalb
Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Hello, this is Yeah!
Replies: 5
Views: 2207

usher/luda/lil jon?

YEAH!!
by Rewdoalb
Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 20K RPM VelociRaptor
Replies: 37
Views: 12228

A regular desktop drive needs to be 20-30 GB in size and doesn't have to be fast. :) The vast majority of people don't need anything more. Rrright... The vast majority of people haven't heard of that thing called digital camera. They also never, ever install games. Oh, and they probably never rip o...
by Rewdoalb
Thu Jun 05, 2008 6:27 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: C2D 45nm E3xxx coming June ... ( Edit : maybe NOT ! )
Replies: 10
Views: 5803

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/sho ... p?t=188407

http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview ... id=2189417

a couple examples.

of course it's all speculation I guess, but still, not as encouraging as the original articles about the E3140.
by Rewdoalb
Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:29 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: C2D 45nm E3xxx coming June ... ( Edit : maybe NOT ! )
Replies: 10
Views: 5803

from what I can find, the 3xxx series is delayed indefinitely or canceled. Anybody have news to the contrary?
by Rewdoalb
Sat May 24, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 300: Owner Opinion/Amateur Review
Replies: 6
Views: 14751

thanks for the post...

do you have any pics that you could start a thread in the general gallery for?

also, which is positive pressure and which is negative? err, which has more intake than exhaust and vice versa.
by Rewdoalb
Tue May 20, 2008 6:21 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: needing a low-budget, silent, decent gaming card
Replies: 21
Views: 6134

At this point, we're looking at: Antec Solo (waiting on a rebate or else looking on ebay) Gigabyte DS3L motherboard 2 GB RAM (G.skill) or 4GB if budget can fit $35 more 8600GT ? Intel E2220 or E7200 if budget can fit $35 more Seasonic 430 MII, modular if budget allows $99, otherwise non-modular at $...
by Rewdoalb
Mon May 19, 2008 10:35 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: needing a low-budget, silent, decent gaming card
Replies: 21
Views: 6134

thanks very much both of you for the advice. The 3650 review was quite helpful. I'll discuss the budgeting of the PC with my friend (who this is for) and if he can manage to afford the 9600GT, we'll definitely pick up one of those. If we can't budget that in, then we simply just can't! At that point...
by Rewdoalb
Mon May 19, 2008 10:31 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which budget motherboard?
Replies: 3
Views: 2062

Which budget motherboard?

I am looking for a cheap mobo for an Intel CPU. No overclocking. These are the two that I'm looking at: Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E16813128337 and Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E16813128078 I already own the DS3...
by Rewdoalb
Sun May 18, 2008 9:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: needing a low-budget, silent, decent gaming card
Replies: 21
Views: 6134

needing a low-budget, silent, decent gaming card

Now for some details. This will be for a budget PC build, used for some gaming and some photoshop/video editing. I was hoping to keep the video card around $75. Most of the games being played on this will be of the older variety. Since the budget is so low, I figured adding an Accelero S1 or other s...
by Rewdoalb
Sat May 17, 2008 9:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: newbie wants some advice!
Replies: 11
Views: 2726

do you really want to boot on a 5400 RPM drive?

the GreenPower drives, I've heard, are great for storage. But I wouldn't recommend them as your main drive quite so much.
by Rewdoalb
Thu May 08, 2008 6:15 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which HD3850 with an Accelero?
Replies: 12
Views: 3893

let us know how it works out for you, once it's all installed! :)
by Rewdoalb
Wed May 07, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need some help quieting down my solo (e6850/9800gtx)
Replies: 9
Views: 3779

to better address how to quiet it down, please tell us where exactly is the loudest source of unwanted noise? The video card or CPU? Case fan? To get better temps with the same or less noise: I'd definitely recommend replacing the exhaust fan in the back with an aftermarket 120mm fan. See the recomm...
by Rewdoalb
Sat May 03, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: now that solo is cheap, would it really help my screamer?
Replies: 6
Views: 2686

now that solo is cheap, would it really help my screamer?

so, the Antec Solo is now $45 after shipping and rebates. I'd like to use it on my dad's PC which consists of: loud aluminum case, with 2 high-RPM 8cm side fans and a window above them silent by comparison Mushkin PSU (modular) E6300 and stock cooling (no OC) ATI x1950pro with some past heat issues ...
by Rewdoalb
Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte G31, annyone tried?
Replies: 8
Views: 2999

also the 3xxx series, which might be better for a low-budget build than the midrange 7xxx series.

viewtopic.php?t=47327
by Rewdoalb
Sat Apr 26, 2008 6:12 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silverstone Decathlon DA700 Super Silent review
Replies: 19
Views: 4898

1. Overall it looks like a good PSU (if you have a 300+W power draw while gaming...)

2. The Anandtech review was decent, enough of a teaser to make me interested, but SPCR needs to "prove" some things :P
by Rewdoalb
Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:04 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: quick question
Replies: 15
Views: 5969

after reading your post, I uninstalled GUI and reinstalled SMP. Unfortunately, even after inputting "yes" to download large files, I still get this error. *------------------------------* Folding@Home Gromacs SMP Core Version 1.74 (March 10, 2007) Preparing to commence simulation - Ensuring status. ...
by Rewdoalb
Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: quick question
Replies: 15
Views: 5969

...

I've been back on the GUI client for 8 days now.

:?
by Rewdoalb
Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet Video Card that can run 2 monitors.
Replies: 9
Views: 3439

Unless you all think it's the antec fan making the loud noise. I think it's the card though. if you gently put your finger in the middle of the (antec) fan, it'll stop it from spinning. Don't do it for long, just a few seconds, to make sure it's not the main noisemaker. But it's very likely to be y...
by Rewdoalb
Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Which is cooler - the Q6600 or Q9300? Enough to matter?
Replies: 6
Views: 2426

perhaps if you picked up a tower heatsink CPU cooler, you wouldn't have to worry as much about having your fans off. The Scythe ninja or Thermalright 120 come to mind.
by Rewdoalb
Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First custom build. I could really do with some advice. :)
Replies: 13
Views: 3011

1. From some of the articles I've seen, you may want to combine your motherboard with an ATI card. The new 780G hybrid chipset combines the power of the integrated graphics with that of the dedicated card for optimum graphics performance. So, maybe consider a card such as the ATI Radeon HD 3450? It ...