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by fingers
Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:20 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Please help with an upgrade for my Media Center PC?
Replies: 10
Views: 2081

Re: Please help with an upgrade for my Media Center PC?

So can't you use some other player software than PDVD to play the videos? Maybe some open source solution. User who paid for the content, should not have to deal with DRM-caused troubles. I know it is stupid, though there only seems to be two players (PDVD/TMT) that play Blu-rays/HD-DVDs and both a...
by fingers
Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:02 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Please help with an upgrade for my Media Center PC?
Replies: 10
Views: 2081

Thanks for the information, will defiantly check whether the HDMI > DVI converter is included. It tends not to be included with the boards built with the class of GPU that you’re interested in and the DVI > HDMI adapter isn’t so easy to find in the UK the last time I looked and the price tends ...
by fingers
Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Please help with an upgrade for my Media Center PC?
Replies: 10
Views: 2081

Thanks for the information, will defiantly check whether the HDMI > DVI converter is included.
by fingers
Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:10 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Please help with an upgrade for my Media Center PC?
Replies: 10
Views: 2081

Thank you for your reply, does the ATI 3450/3470 have the same image quality as the 7900GT which looks superb and would the 3450 be able to handle Blu-ray playback on my system without any stuttering?
by fingers
Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:38 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Please help with an upgrade for my Media Center PC?
Replies: 10
Views: 2081

Please help with an upgrade for my Media Center PC?

Hi Guys, Firstly I know the topic of onboard gpu and blu-ray playback has been done to death but I have been out of the loop for a while and am well and truely confused, even after reading here and the avsforums! Some say the x1250/630i can handle it, others say no! Help! I have a media center ... A...
by fingers
Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire HD3470 Power Consumption?
Replies: 7
Views: 6589

Hi Southpaw, you are of course correct, my bad, I read the chart as 25W both ways, which was a stupid assumption :roll:

I wonder what the 3470s idle power draw is, anyone know?
by fingers
Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire HD3470 Power Consumption?
Replies: 7
Views: 6589

kike_1974 wrote:Where did you find them?

Thanks :)
http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/forums.asp? ... t=9354&p=0
8)
by fingers
Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 3400 and 3600
Replies: 30
Views: 11829

... Asus' were out of stock which is bummer. I got Sapphire's version with Hyper Memory instead. Great card but no HDMI adapter with Sapphire. Thanks for the info. The lack of a HDMI adapter is a bit of a downer, have to check about the Asus as I read that they aren't standard for all cards which c...
by fingers
Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:19 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 3400 and 3600
Replies: 30
Views: 11829

I just asked my local retailer to order my Asus HD 3450 256mb DDR2. The heatsink looks nice with V-shaped like V8 or V10 engines ^^ Hello thejamppa, Have you recieved this card yet? It looks very good! If you have does it come with a DVI -> HDMI adapter in the box? And does it work as expected? Che...
by fingers
Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire HD3470 Power Consumption?
Replies: 7
Views: 6589

And just after posting this I find the answer :roll:

HD 3470 25W - 25W

HD 3450 7W - 10W

:shock: the 3450 at 7-10W I think I have changed my mind as to which to buy! :)
by fingers
Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:28 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire HD3470 Power Consumption?
Replies: 7
Views: 6589

Sapphire HD3470 Power Consumption?

Hi Guys,

Anyone know the idle/load power consumption of the ATi HD 3470 card, and if possible more specifically the passive Sapphire model?

I've been searching for a couple of days with no luck! :(

Thanks.
by fingers
Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:28 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive cooler for 7900GT 512MB?
Replies: 7
Views: 2110

Reading up it seems the VF1 needs a fair amount of airflow, which that side of the card in my case will not have!

The BeQuiet! Polar Freezer looks good though I can't find much about it or anywhere to buy in the UK!

Still looking .... :?
by fingers
Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:04 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Airflow in Antec Fusion
Replies: 3
Views: 1996

Did the Thermalright V2 fit into the Fusion? I have an NSK2480 and am having problems finding a passive cooler that will fit!?

Thanks
by fingers
Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:05 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive cooler for 7900GT 512MB?
Replies: 7
Views: 2110

Hi Guys, Thanks for the replies, unfortunately I can't fit the Thermalright HR-03 or the S1 in my NSK2480, I only have about 2mm clearance at the top of the card! The VF700 also seems to be to tall but the VF900 may be an option however the most promising looks to be the Masscool VF1 which is small ...
by fingers
Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ECS GeForce 9600 GT Accelero
Replies: 4
Views: 2055

Could try emailing support@ecs.uk.com (I think that's still the right address) :wink:
by fingers
Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive cooler for 7900GT 512MB?
Replies: 7
Views: 2110

Passive cooler for 7900GT 512MB?

Hi Guys, I am looking for a passive cooler for my 7900GT 512MB as my stock cooler makes a slight whining noise that is driving me nutts :roll: The card usually stays below 50C with the stock cooler as I rarely play any games, the system is used mainly as a media center. The catch is that in needs to...
by fingers
Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive HDMI HDCP card to support HD-DVD and Blueray?
Replies: 8
Views: 2844

Looks awesome, thanks for the link.

Anyone know where I can get one of these in the UK?
by fingers
Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P5E-VM HDMI: A microATX C2D board for gamers?
Replies: 74
Views: 62067

Thanks for the reply, I found the board on the Asus site and was on the edge of buying it when I read this ... Due to Intel VGA driver for Windows XP does not include screen scraper defense, so HD-DVD and Blu-Ray can only run under Windows Vista OS :roll: Well that will never do, I have no plans on ...
by fingers
Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:31 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive HDMI HDCP card to support HD-DVD and Blueray?
Replies: 8
Views: 2844

Passive HDMI HDCP card to support HD-DVD and Blueray?

Hi Guys, I've been out of the loop for a little while, I'm building a Media Center PC that will be used with (possibly) a LG GGW-H20L HD-DVD/Blueray drive to play Blueray, HD-DVD movies. I'm looking for a low powered, passive GFX card that would do this and not stress my system (specs below). The ca...
by fingers
Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:12 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P5E-VM HDMI: A microATX C2D board for gamers?
Replies: 74
Views: 62067

HDCP?

Hello,

Could anyone tell me if this motherboard supports HDCP via HDMI?

I am very interested in using this board along with an LG GGW-H20L HD-DVD/Blueray combi drive for playback of Blueray/HD-DVD movies through my media center 8)

Cheers all.
by fingers
Thu Apr 13, 2006 6:47 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Homebrew drive enclosure
Replies: 111
Views: 88675

Surely all this comparing of thermal dynamics is a mute point!

Just try it for yourself and see how much this solution will silence your drive while keeping it well within the recommended temperature range. This is after all the result we are looking for!

Practise beats out theory every time :wink:
by fingers
Sun Apr 09, 2006 7:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Homebrew drive enclosure
Replies: 111
Views: 88675

For those who already have made their enclosure(s), do you have any foam in there? If the gelpacks are suppose to transfer the heat from the drive to the enclosure, won't the foam just hinder the heat transfer? I put a narrow strip of thick foam along the bottom of the enclosure, the coolpak still ...
by fingers
Tue Apr 04, 2006 1:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Homebrew drive enclosure
Replies: 111
Views: 88675

UPDATE: Just ran defrag on my drive for a little over an hour and with an external probe placed on the underside of the drive at the spindle the max temperture reached was 35.3C idle it sits at a around 20C with a starting temp of around 18C.. not to shabby 8)
by fingers
Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Homebrew drive enclosure
Replies: 111
Views: 88675

Well I ended up with the larger containers as the smaller one would not fit the HDD without it touching the sides :? I have now fitted the larger box into a 5.25" bay resting (read Jammed) above my CDROM drive and what a difference it makes! Comparable to my old water-cooled SilentStar! The only noi...
by fingers
Sun Apr 02, 2006 8:31 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: My new AC VGA Silencer blows ...!
Replies: 2
Views: 1430

Thanks Thomas, seems all is as should be :) .. Which direction should the fan rotate? The fan of all ATI or NV Silencer coolers should rotate clockwise. Since a diagonal fan is used, the air is drawn in in a twister. This gives you the feeling of blowing air. Nevertheless the cooler is drawing air o...
by fingers
Sun Apr 02, 2006 2:52 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: My new AC VGA Silencer blows ...!
Replies: 2
Views: 1430

My new AC VGA Silencer blows ...!

hi guys, I have just fitted my newly purchased Arctic Cooling VGA Silencer nVidia 1 for my MSI Ti4600 and something does not seem right! It blows air down from the fan, in to the case and very little air makes it to the back of the case!? Is this normal? :? The fan header is pluged into the card and...
by fingers
Fri Mar 31, 2006 8:22 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Decent cheap Socket A cooler needed plus Standby question
Replies: 4
Views: 2068

Re: Decent cheap Socket A cooler needed plus Standby questio

The stock cpu fan on my Athlon XP (socket A) has recently started to get loud. I would like to replace the fan with something that is quiet. Did you mean the fan, or the whole heatsink? If you are on a budget and depending on the size of the heatsink you can just replace the fan with something a bi...
by fingers
Fri Mar 31, 2006 7:09 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Building a PSU intake duct/vent
Replies: 64
Views: 139265

Thanks for the advise, I actually had a better look last night and I'm not sure there is even 20mm there. Think I will give it a miss for now. Cheers.
by fingers
Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:30 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 65272

Whenever I think I have lost the bug to mod along comes something like this to make me reach for the dremmel :shock: This is one awesome piece of work. I am looking forward to seeing how your temps fair with the case enclosed! I may well have a go at something like this when the predicted 35W AMD X2...
by fingers
Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:23 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CNPS6000ALCu with 120mm fan ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1192

Cool cheers for the info. I have subsequently ordered a 120mm to 80mm fan adapter (£1.50 on sale :D) and am going to run an old copper heatsink I found with a Nexus 'real silent' 120mm fan. Hopefully this should keep me going in relative silence for the time being :)