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by jozi
Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:29 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NCASE M1: Crowdfunded Enthusiast Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 54
Views: 40805

Re: NCASE M1: Crowdfunded Enthusiast Mini-ITX Case

How would this work with 2x 120mm fans at the bottom blowing up and blocking the side vents to it only exhausts out top? Maybe leave a side vent open with a duct to a cpu fan to pull in cold air. I'm planning a m-atx build over the next month without a gfx card and I really like this case, it's smal...
by jozi
Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mitx build for photography, video and music on a budget
Replies: 12
Views: 3282

Re: Mitx build for photography, video and music on a budget

I couldn't find it on my site but the product code looked similar!
by jozi
Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mitx build for photography, video and music on a budget
Replies: 12
Views: 3282

Re: Mitx build for photography, video and music on a budget

Its a bit on the expensive side but i found this mobo has wif iASRock Z97E-ITX/AC, Sockel 1150, ITX also is this the semi fanless psu mentioned above? http://www.hardwareversand.de/en/SFX/161597/SilverStone+Strider+Series+300W+SFX12V.article 300watt is more than enough to power the above and leave r...
by jozi
Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mitx build for photography, video and music on a budget
Replies: 12
Views: 3282

Re: Mitx build for photography, video and music on a budget

Ok so ill get the same case but with the silverstone psu and also the scyth cooler, I think i also used it on a friends build. I only realised my sound card will be no good as its pci and not many boards come with pci slots any more. Ill have a look at asus, my preference tbh, and asrock but i didnt...
by jozi
Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mitx build for photography, video and music on a budget
Replies: 12
Views: 3282

Mitx build for photography, video and music on a budget

I just moved into a tiny room where space is at a premium and I dont have the space for me current machine which is below. I've been toying with the idea of building something small like a matx or micro atx machine. My current rig doesn't always cut it either for lightroom which I would use frequent...
by jozi
Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte GeForce 9600GT 512MB - worth getting?
Replies: 7
Views: 3363

Re: Gigabyte GeForce 9600GT 512MB - worth getting?

From memory, I as getting 92-96C while running furmark.

I got 2x4gig ram last week and I've not actually noticed any problems since :?

I think I'll just hold of with buying a card for the moment until I can afford a better one or really need one.
by jozi
Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte GeForce 9600GT 512MB - worth getting?
Replies: 7
Views: 3363

Re: Gigabyte GeForce 9600GT 512MB - worth getting?

I haven't actually experienced it in the last week or so but while browsing (nothing heavy, even on facebook) screen would just go black and then into stand-by as if it were not getting a signal. I was getting some artefact also using revit. I've ran furmark for 10-15mins and temps stayed under 100 ...
by jozi
Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte GeForce 9600GT 512MB - worth getting?
Replies: 7
Views: 3363

Re: Gigabyte GeForce 9600GT 512MB - worth getting?

According to your signature you currently have an 8800 GT S , so the 9600 GT should be a slight improvement performance-wise, though I don't think it will matter much at all. It depends on how cheap the 9600GT is. I spotted the box earlier and noticed it was a gts I had, goes to show how well I kno...
by jozi
Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte GeForce 9600GT 512MB - worth getting?
Replies: 7
Views: 3363

Gigabyte GeForce 9600GT 512MB - worth getting?

I know the Gigabyte GeForce 9600GT isn't a very new card but I simply don't have the funds available to me to upgrade to a decent card. My current 8800gt is starting to give me slight problems and it's noisey! The 9600gt is 2nd hand and cheap and I like the idea of it not having any fans I also need...
by jozi
Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Mac tower build
Replies: 6
Views: 1367

Re: New Mac tower build

Yeah that site looks like a good place to start. I'll need to read up on all the jargon and what those no's mean in your post :lol: Re 6 cores, I showed him the prive of them and I think he'll settle for a quad core! As of right now he changed his mind on a case after I showed him this I'll spend a ...
by jozi
Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:48 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Mac tower build
Replies: 6
Views: 1367

New Mac tower build

My cousin has asked me to look into building him a MAC (Hackintosh) tower, being out of the loop and no experience what so ever with mac's I'm looking for some suggestions to get me started. He's looking for quite a power full machine from what I can gather these are some requirements he has: - Styl...
by jozi
Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:41 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Budget card recommendation (x800xl upgrade) fanless?
Replies: 3
Views: 802

Budget card recommendation (x800xl upgrade) fanless?

I upgraded my pc some 6 months ago and at the time I didnt have enough in my budget for a new gfx card. I'd like to upgrade it now to something a bit better thats either fanless or practically silent. I'm way out of touch as you might have guessed by me still using a x800xl :shock: What are your sug...
by jozi
Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Been a long time since I upgraded
Replies: 13
Views: 1577

Re: Been a long time since I upgraded

I already got the 440 the other day, it was a good price compared to what I've seen around. Any cpu will be a good improvement over what I have now! I've heard conflicting opinions on Asus, I've always like them and my 1st proper mobo was a asus. No experience with gigabyte, neither have to many (or...
by jozi
Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Been a long time since I upgraded
Replies: 13
Views: 1577

Re: Been a long time since I upgraded

Am I on the right track here wit the following: MSI 870A-G54, Sockel AM3, ATX, PCIe 4GB-Kit GEIL Black Dragon PC3-10660 DDR3-1333 CL9 AMD Athlon II X3 440 "Boxed" 95W, Sockel AM3 HIS HD 5670 IceQ GDDR5 1024MB Native HDMI D-DVI Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB Retail Samsung EcoGreen F4 2000GB, SATA II (HD2...
by jozi
Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Been a long time since I upgraded
Replies: 13
Views: 1577

Re: Been a long time since I upgraded

It was lightroom that got me looking at upgrading the system (that and me looking for a performance boost). 2005 sounds about right :) I may look at a low end GPU to replace it, although that would drive the cost up again. I think I'll be making the jump to Windows 7 (or xp 64), for the moment I can...
by jozi
Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Been a long time since I upgraded
Replies: 13
Views: 1577

Re: Been a long time since I upgraded

Why is it that I always end up having to buy parts from 2 different web shops because of things like that :( And things have moved on so much, I haven't a clue whats compatible with what these days, ddr3 tri channel ram or dual channel? And I think I'd be aiming for a 6g sata board as well just to g...
by jozi
Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Been a long time since I upgraded
Replies: 13
Views: 1577

Re: Been a long time since I upgraded

Mostly web surfing, AutoCAD (drawing and rendering) and a photography stuff. like to have the overhead if I do decide to get into gaming again, college put me off gaming at the time. Havent thought of going onboard gfx, I know they have come along way over the past years but is it enough to leave ou...
by jozi
Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Been a long time since I upgraded
Replies: 13
Views: 1577

Re: Been a long time since I upgraded

Anyone know if the Prolima Megahalems is compatible with the x3 cpu and a solo case?
by jozi
Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Been a long time since I upgraded
Replies: 13
Views: 1577

Been a long time since I upgraded

I'm starting to notice a bit of slowdown with my pc. Was going to just get ram but it seems ddr pc3200 ram isn't so cheap anymore so said f-it I'll upgrade the lot! Going to be looking for a mobo/cpu/ram combo. I'm years out of the loop with everything, had a quick look around on a forums and the fo...
by jozi
Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Rig Recommendation
Replies: 4
Views: 1169

I'd keep old skool NExus over Noctuas... Better static pressure, no whining / howling. I'm not sure what you mean by that comment, can you elaborate a bit more? I'm not to worried about pci slot, gfx and sound card will go in there. In future if I use this board for a HTPC project, whats the norm f...
by jozi
Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The quiet DVD drive ultimate thread
Replies: 24
Views: 15723

What lenght is a short/long optical drive?
Looking here: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Pioneer- ... ck-OEM-NEW!
The Pioneer 216: Dimensions: W = 148mm x D = 180mm x H = 42.3mm (inc. height of front bezel)
by jozi
Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Rig Recommendation
Replies: 4
Views: 1169

New Rig Recommendation

My old PC is due an upgrade some time soon. I'd ideally like to get it even quieter than it already is. The following is what I've got: Antec Solo Keeping Nexus 120mm Fan and 2x92mm I believe these are 'old skool' now, prob go for a 120mm Noctua NF-S12 Corsair HX520 Keeping DFI Lanparty UT NF4 Ultra...
by jozi
Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:34 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec P180 Mini - C2D - 4870 - SSD
Replies: 9
Views: 6101

I didn't compare it to the psu, used a hx520 for the build.

I see from your sig you already have an Accelero S1? If I had one already i think I be looking for the cheapest 4870 to stick it on.
by jozi
Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:11 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec P180 Mini - C2D - 4870 - SSD
Replies: 9
Views: 6101

Hi rpsgc, I don't have the pc here, built for a friend, so can only comment on it when I was building. Also, I'm not sure how high/low your silencing standard lies, I can only compare it to my own pc. I'm my own pc I have the following card: http://www.viperlair.com/images/reviews/video/his/r4xx/x80...
by jozi
Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:32 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Catalyst 8.10 offers GPU fan control via software
Replies: 7
Views: 2674

Should this work on all Ati 4870's? I just installed a Pallit 4870 1gig for a friend, couldn't see the option in the control centre to adjust fan speed. I downloaded the latest drivers, am i doing something wrong? Tried ati tool but it's very slow and doesn't have the option. Would it be due to the ...
by jozi
Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec P180 Mini - C2D - 4870 - SSD
Replies: 9
Views: 6101

Yup the OS is on the SSD. I'm not sure if they are worth it yet, very expensive but silent. As for performance difference, i ghosted my own os onto the SSD to see if there was a difference. From pressing the power button to loading firefox took 38odd seconds with the SSD The same with my own maxtor ...
by jozi
Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:50 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec P180 Mini - C2D - 4870 - SSD
Replies: 9
Views: 6101

You mean the radiator? This room isn't very warm in general but I've not really been keeping an eye on the temps of my pc since it's been running stable for a few years now. Also there's a big gap between the desk and the heater. Honnestly i wish it was bigger so the room would heat up more :P I did...
by jozi
Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:08 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec P180 Mini - C2D - 4870 - SSD
Replies: 9
Views: 6101

Antec P180 Mini - C2D - 4870 - SSD

Friend of mine asked me to do a build for him a few weeks ago. He wanted the following from this build: *Gaming, old and new games *Something that isn't to big, his current Antec P150 was to tall *Something that is as quiet as possible *SSD drive (not sure why but he fancied one, and I wouldn't mind...
by jozi
Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec P180 Mini + Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme - Will it w
Replies: 2
Views: 1164

I can't find the Hr-01 at any shop that has all the other bits.

I've ordered 3 fans so not totally lost.

Will get the gfx cooler some other time, not in stock.

Thanks
by jozi
Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec P180 Mini + Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme - Will it w
Replies: 2
Views: 1164

Antec P180 Mini + Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme - Will it w

Slight change of plan, mate wants the P180 Mini now instead of the NSK3480. My question is will the Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme fit in the case and what about a fan, passive? What about other case fans, 3x120mm? 2x intake and 1 for exhaust. Looking at the spcr review the big 200m fan isn't perfec...