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by trandy1001
Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Luxury Media Server / Archiver
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Re: Luxury Media Server / Archiver

Sell your client a proper big name server if you want reliability. The cheapest ones which have the bells and whistles you'd expect like ECC and remote management ain't that expensive. It'll look like serious business on paper and you won't be the one to blame if the hardware fails. If the requirem...
by trandy1001
Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:16 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Luxury Media Server / Archiver
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Luxury Media Server / Archiver

I have the unique opportunity to put together a distributed media system for a (ZOMG!) mansion in Newport, RI. It needs to be expandable to serve up to 15 clients (probably not at the same time) and perhaps become the basis of a home automation system. Seeing as I've never put together a Windows Hom...
by trandy1001
Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:25 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung PN58C6400 Plasma HDTV
Replies: 18
Views: 8465

Re: Samsung PN58C6400 Plasma HDTV

As much as I agree that reduction of power consumption is something to strive for, I don't feel that advocating avoidance of this television set strictly due to hourly wattage use is a wise decision. I'm sure that you didn't mean it in such harsh terms, but a more public affairs friendly way of conc...
by trandy1001
Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:28 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: 9800GT EE, e5200, motherboards, ram, etc.
Replies: 2
Views: 1058

9800GT EE, e5200, motherboards, ram, etc.

*edit* turned this into a general for sale thread. I have an MSI 870A-G54 motherboard. Very good bang for the buck, got it to try ati + physx combo. The physx didn't really impress me, but this board was great! Has both USB 3.0 and SATA 6.0 Moved to an M-ATX platform, so this guy is up for sale. -$6...
by trandy1001
Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:03 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Random Stuff, priced to move.
Replies: 0
Views: 1230

Random Stuff, priced to move.

I am looking to create some liquid assets to save, invest, create equity or what have you. But that's beside the point, you just want to see items with prices! RAM - 2x2gb DDR2 800 OCZ Reaper Heatpipe Edition - 60 shipped 2x2gb DDR2 800 G*Skill with blue heat spreaders - 55 shipped 2x2gb DDR2 800 Sa...
by trandy1001
Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Sugo SG07: The Ultimate Mini-ITX Case?
Replies: 17
Views: 11377

i wonder how this would do with a Thermalright Spitfire gpu heatsink?


only one way to find out.
by trandy1001
Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Two HD5850 cards for sale.
Replies: 6
Views: 1892

Card sent, i'll e-mail with tracking info, updated price on other card.
by trandy1001
Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Two HD5850 cards for sale.
Replies: 6
Views: 1892

replied to your e-mail.
by trandy1001
Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:32 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Two HD5850 cards for sale.
Replies: 6
Views: 1892

Two HD5850 cards for sale.

I have two HD5850 graphics cards for sale, I no longer game sooo... here we go. One is an XFX and the other is Powercolor. They both come in retail boxes with accessories and work perfectly fine. Completely stock (which is a miracle, coming from me) and never overclocked. Sold the XFX one! Price for...
by trandy1001
Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:48 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK3480, I5-750, Now a Hackintosh
Replies: 32
Views: 15713

colm wrote:bikinis, some tattos, lard ripples an old guy ...
and no pc. :roll:
This is one of the few places on earth where men would find that disappointing.
by trandy1001
Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:42 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: 8800GT SSC w/ AC S1 and custom RAM sinks.
Replies: 4
Views: 1973

What kind of X-fi is the sound card?
by trandy1001
Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: DELETE
Replies: 12
Views: 4803

pm'd
by trandy1001
Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:39 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AMD New Radeon 5870, 5850
Replies: 194
Views: 83806

Hey guys, I just got my 5850 yesterday (UPS guy ran late and I wasn't happy about that) mine is a Gigabyte variant. And another treat, I got my Accelero S1 also, which was a nice surprise. So my first impressions of the card is that it is a heavy peice of technology. I am not one to purchase "high-e...
by trandy1001
Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AMD New Radeon 5870, 5850
Replies: 194
Views: 83806

Wasn't Mr. Chin at IDF?

I'm not sure, but doesn't Lee normally do a Sunday review?

In any case, I'm sure when it does hit the presses, it should be a good read like always.

BTW I've ordered one, so I'm a little excited to see what they have to say.
by trandy1001
Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:05 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: WTB Single Slot Cooler for 9600GSO
Replies: 0
Views: 740

WTB Single Slot Cooler for 9600GSO

I know many of you have replaced the stock cooler for something better, I need your old one. I am trying to run a 9600gso for physx for funsies and ran into a clearance problem, so single slot is my only choice short of purchasing a new motherboard, card or elaborate riser system. So let me know the...
by trandy1001
Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AMD New Radeon 5870, 5850
Replies: 194
Views: 83806

*shameless plug alert*

bjorn3d is having a contest to win a 5850

http://www.bjorn3d.com/forum/showthread.php?t=31126
by trandy1001
Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Fall Clean Out Virtual Yardsale!
Replies: 9
Views: 2222

the gskill ram is F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ

the OCZ is OCZ2RPR800C44GK
by trandy1001
Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Fall Clean Out Virtual Yardsale!
Replies: 9
Views: 2222

It's the main drive in my laptop, it is the GX version, although I am not sure what the difference is.

It's pretty much in mint condition and I can even ship it in the with the box it came with.
by trandy1001
Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My super-silent HTPC. Only 2 moving parts. Will it work?
Replies: 13
Views: 2524

What is your definition of decent performance? For some people it is simply a computer that is responsive and doesn't take more than 5 seconds to load up most of their word processing programs. For others it is crysis or nothing. What I'm trying to say is it would be easier to help if we knew the ai...
by trandy1001
Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:58 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Why is ATX STILL Alive?
Replies: 57
Views: 34057

Re: two oposite directions

maybe we'll see a greater split between the platform that is offered to these separate groups. I doubt it, because the consumerist market being the way it is, people are absolutely convinced that they need MORE POWER. It is the same reason the vast majority of people aren't buying 120HP econoboxes....
by trandy1001
Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Fall Clean Out Virtual Yardsale!
Replies: 9
Views: 2222

The OCZ Reaper Ram is DDR2 800 with 4-4-4-15 timings.

The G*skill is DDR2 800 with 5-5-5-15 timings.
by trandy1001
Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:41 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Fall Clean Out Virtual Yardsale!
Replies: 9
Views: 2222

the ones posted are all SATA, but... I have an old Toshiba 40gb PATA that isn't great but should get the job done.

I probably wouldn't ask for more than like $10-15 for it.

Let me know if that will work for you.
by trandy1001
Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:46 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Fall Clean Out Virtual Yardsale!
Replies: 9
Views: 2222

Fall Clean Out Virtual Yardsale!

Hi, I've somehow amassed quite a bit more than I should have, so I am doing a general cleanout and even parting out my HTPC system. I'm posting here first, and also on my local Rhode Island Craigslist. SPCR'ers get priority because this is by far my favorite computer related community. My prices are...
by trandy1001
Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:26 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Supercharged Dell
Replies: 1
Views: 1587

Supercharged Dell

This is a joke build I made because I was bored, using my HTPC guts, lol. Normally this is enclosed in a very modestly noisy Antec Fusion Remote Black. It is a little messy in there, but I plan on pulling all that stuff later today. Decided my fellow SPCR'ers would get a kick out of it. http://picas...
by trandy1001
Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1444

There are capable mini-itx motherboards out there (the Nvidia Ion platform comes to mind, as well as a couple G45 based socket LGA775 motherboards and AM2 8200/780G based itx boards). There is no advantage really except smaller size. I would much rather suggest a micro-atx motherboard because you wo...
by trandy1001
Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Green gaming computer suggestions?
Replies: 22
Views: 10655

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811144011

problem solved... haha.

I agree with waiting on the new HD58xx line of cards, since you should be on idle most of the time and that's where most of your savings should come from.
by trandy1001
Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Newbie build HTPC parts suggestions.
Replies: 4
Views: 2539

If possible, get the MSI Diva 780m based motherboard. It outputs in component video and as a bonus, doubles as an amplifier for unpowered speakers!

Otherwise, build looks decent. You could probably save a few bucks on the processor, since you don't need that much power.
by trandy1001
Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Transform 'Cuda 7200.11 1.5tb into Velociraptor Killer
Replies: 78
Views: 57486

outperforms a $230 VelociRaptor 300TB in almost every way.
The Velociraptor would be rather impressive if it were 300TB, amusing thought. Small nitpick.

Personally, I am happy with the stock speeds of modern hard drives, and I would like all the capacity I can get.