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by incorrect
Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:30 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: [Solved] E7200 at 3.2GHz... I'm lost...
Replies: 11
Views: 5594

well the ultimate test is stability and temperature. have you tested for stability with prime95 and occt? are your temperatures out of your comfort zone? that's what really matters here. whether your numbers perfectly match up with other random people on the internet shouldn't be that high on your l...
by incorrect
Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Best 785G motherboard!
Replies: 12
Views: 5143

you'll get the best igp performance from a board having 'sideport memory', preferably ddr3. if a board has that, the only difference to another board will be igp clock speed, which most of these boards will let you change anyway. at any rate the difference is not that great. all of these 785g boards...
by incorrect
Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Best 785G motherboard!
Replies: 12
Views: 5143

well if that's all you're after, then i dare say any 785g board would be fine :)

i'm leaning towards the gigabyte ga-ma785gmt-ud2h myself, but my needs may be different.
by incorrect
Sun Oct 11, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New I7 Build
Replies: 2
Views: 2123

looks great! there's not much i'd change about that system. perhaps go microatx instead, but it sounds like you might go for a 2nd video card some day.

any eventual upgrade plans? what kind of screen/kb/mouse/speakers have you paired it with?
by incorrect
Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: My first GPU buy... is it quiet though???
Replies: 5
Views: 1934

newegg had a couple 4770 cards with stock 90mm-fan arctic cooling heatsinks, but they appear to be out of stock or delisted. both were around $95.

i'd prefer those over the 4850. or if you're not in a rush, the mid-range 5xxx radeons should be coming soon.
by incorrect
Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 6
Views: 1133

i think changing the video card and hard drive(s) will do a much better job of quieting your system, than a new case. plus it'll be much faster with the new parts. you could even skimp on the video card if you wanted, radeon 4770s are being shipped with arctic cooling heatsinks as stock. still much ...
by incorrect
Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on my new components
Replies: 7
Views: 1451

yep all i would try next is a different stick of ram in each of the ram slots. something here isn't working the way it's supposed to, and it's 99% likely to be amongst the cpu, motherboard or ram.
by incorrect
Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Which SFF Case - mATX -> i7 -> GTX285 -> 3hdd ->
Replies: 7
Views: 7082

i don't believe it's going to be possible to passively-cool an i7 920 (or any i5/i7 cpu for that matter), especially not with a geforce 280/285 dumping heat around it. furthermore with that much heat in a small box, i just don't think it can be done quietly. you could try something like this chiefte...
by incorrect
Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Would I be insane to use a Core i5 for a NAS device?
Replies: 25
Views: 6576

yeah that's completely insane :)

you could run a 4-disk nas with a sempron 140 and never see cpu usage top 10%. you might tax it a bit if you were running strong full-file-system encryption with software raid or some other extravagance, but even then a sempron is overkill.
by incorrect
Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: building a new computer and need case advice.
Replies: 2
Views: 933

hmm i'd have to say either a silverstone sg01 or sg02 for a cool-looking case, or a coolermaster elite 360 for something cheaper/hackable. gotta watch the width restriction though, some heatsinks or vga coolers won't fit. if i was going to transport this thing around a lot i wouldn't like a super-ex...
by incorrect
Sun Sep 20, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please help! - advice on building HTPC urgently needed
Replies: 11
Views: 2353

the hard drive rpm has less to do with your requirements than you think, you need a drive with strong multithreaded-io-handling firmware, and the samsung f1 and f2 drives performed terribly. there is as of yet no f3 review that shows whether samsung has fixed this, but it would be a big problem for ...
by incorrect
Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Smallest matx case with 1 x 2.5" bay + 2x 3.5" + 1
Replies: 3
Views: 1568

you could go with a tiny mt. jade case like the in-win bk623 or bk636 - you can fit full-height cards, a 5.25" drive, a 3.5" drive and a 2.5" drive in the external 3.5" bay.

the second 3.5" drive would have to be external, but that's where a backup drive should be anyway :)
by incorrect
Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First Quiet Build
Replies: 13
Views: 2728

i typically prefer igp boards anyway, as you have built-in redundancy should a vga card die.
by incorrect
Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First Quiet Build
Replies: 13
Views: 2728

any reason you're avoiding microatx boards? you'll have many more cheap options that way.
by incorrect
Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First Quiet Build
Replies: 13
Views: 2728

the gigabyte board is noted to have slow bootup times (7 seconds or so just to get to post, let alone the wait for windows after that).

i'd rather 4gb than 2gb also.
by incorrect
Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC Build - Wisdom Wanted!! :D
Replies: 14
Views: 3186

i don't know anything about their acoustic setup, but anandtech found that the ocz modxstream psu was as quiet as a modular seasonic but much cheaper (see here).

i'm looking to pick up a 500w for my next build.
by incorrect
Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Green gaming computer suggestions?
Replies: 22
Views: 10328

How come your quad core is so energy efficient, my system q6600 idle at 85 watt on desktop, and thats an underclocked system with a 17w idle gfx board and one harddrive (incl 80plus PSU and a Micro-ATX Asus mobo + 4 sticks of 1 GB memory). his cpu is not only 45nm (yours is 65nm) but it's a special...
by incorrect
Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC Build - Wisdom Wanted!! :D
Replies: 14
Views: 3186

i haven't really kept up with the positive/negative pressure debate (and there have been many), but i've been running my case with negative pressure. temps are fine, but i'm much less fussy than most here :) i think you're just going to need to experiment unless someone's used this case before. ther...
by incorrect
Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: mini-ITX with PCIe 16x support
Replies: 17
Views: 4403

the mt. jade cases (microatx, fits full-height cards, in-win example here) are 12.3 liters.

they use the cpu cooler's fan as an intake though. but they are workable.
by incorrect
Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC Build - Wisdom Wanted!! :D
Replies: 14
Views: 3186

well the concept of positive or negative case pressure revolves around whether air is trying to get out of the case (positive pressure inside) or air is being sucked into the case (negative pressure inside). if you have more fan capacity blowing into the case than exhausting out of it, you'll have p...
by incorrect
Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 9600 GT & 9800 GT Green Edition's
Replies: 8
Views: 5268

K.Murx wrote:?? That's news to me. Link please?
see review here, as i pondered in this thread.
by incorrect
Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: is this ok for my needs?
Replies: 17
Views: 2094

the gigabyte p55m-ud2 should be a cheaper p55 board and still very functional. is there are reason for a full-atx board?
by incorrect
Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:29 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC Build - Wisdom Wanted!! :D
Replies: 14
Views: 3186

i'm very concerned about 40mm fans. i feel you'd be much better off noise-wise with the lowest-profile and largest-fan cpu heatsink you can get (120mm slim fan would be ideal) that you can use as an intake, and rely on the psu for exhaust. if planned right you'll end up with positive case pressure t...
by incorrect
Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: TJ-08 discontinued (?)
Replies: 5
Views: 1459

i wouldn't be surprised if many of the stores were supplied by a single importer/wholesaler. if they don't order any more of the parts, all the dependent retailers will reflect that.

or it really has been discontinued :)
by incorrect
Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: TJ-08 discontinued (?)
Replies: 5
Views: 1459

newegg has plenty? i don't know if the -b model there is a new revision or in any meaningful way different.
by incorrect
Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 9600 GT & 9800 GT Green Edition's
Replies: 8
Views: 5268

argh yes i found some a while ago, lemme look again. they were pretty impressive as memory serves me. here we go: http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2384&page=3 http://www.computerbase.de/artikel/hardware/grafikkarten/2009/kurztest_zotac_geforce_9600_gt_eco_9800_gt_eco/5/ second link h...
by incorrect
Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: System setup (case, cpu and video cooling) suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 1898

random thoughts: - immensely overpowered psu - go a usb wireless nic instead, you'll use it more than you think you will (i do anyway) - it's definitely not worth spending a lot on a video card this close to a new generation coming out. go with a cheap dirty passive card, something like a radeon 455...
by incorrect
Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: passive card, not sure what i need
Replies: 10
Views: 1871

well i'll be, here's a dual-dvi motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121357 says it's dvi-i and dvi-d, so both output digital. i'd check the manual first to make sure, but it seems to be able to do the job. and it supports hd acceleration thanks to the g45-level grap...
by incorrect
Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: is this ok for my needs?
Replies: 17
Views: 2094

by incorrect
Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: is this ok for my needs?
Replies: 17
Views: 2094

yeah i don't know of any motherboard that support dual digital displays. most will support dvi+vga or hdmi+vga, but not dvi+hdmi. you *definitely* don't need a psu that powerful either. i'd save the psu money and go for a q8400 or q9400 cpu. also do you not want to salvage the heatsink? it will cool...