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by speedlever
Mon Dec 25, 2006 10:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: From 3.5 7200 to 2.5 5400, cant tell a difference
Replies: 20
Views: 8420

Hmm. I never considered a laptop drive for my Conroe build. That's good info and another point to consider as I've been struggling with the HD component... noise and heat issues.

I never even thought about the realistic performance differential and appreciate this thread.
by speedlever
Mon Dec 25, 2006 9:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Good quiet GPU recommendation
Replies: 15
Views: 6180

Good quiet GPU recommendation

It doesn't have to be silent... nor the best performer for my planned limited game Conroe build. I prefer quiet, cool performance, if such a thing exists. I've considered the Gigabyte 7600GT... but don't want to lose any slots. Will this GPU make me lose a PCI slot on an Asus P5B-E board? Maybe a 76...
by speedlever
Thu Nov 09, 2006 3:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Another C2D system check
Replies: 15
Views: 5292

I'll look into the MSI 7600GS. Thanks for the suggestion. Regarding the 500w PSU, I prefer to have some headroom. It's probably more than I need. In truth, the Seasonic 430w PSU would probably be a better fit, if I can find it. Nothing's set in stone yet. Too many other irons in the fire to start bu...
by speedlever
Sat Nov 04, 2006 3:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Another C2D system check
Replies: 15
Views: 5292

Actually, I'm running an eVGA 6600GT right now with zero problems. Of these choices, I like your recommendation of the Gigabyte 7300GT as long as it runs relatively cool. The 6600GT normally runs in the 53-56*C range in my usage. I don't know how much noise the fan contributes (vs the CPU fan and th...
by speedlever
Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Another C2D system check
Replies: 15
Views: 5292

It appears that the x1950 pro and xt are pricey for my intended application. $200 and up. Thanks for the Anandtech link. Good reading. I note that one of the cooler quiet cards is the eVGA 7600GS. Any idea how would that compare to the 7600GT for Vista? I wouldn't think my applications would otherwi...
by speedlever
Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Another C2D system check
Replies: 15
Views: 5292

Harddrive...Is silence an issue? I prefer quiet. It doesn't have to be silent. Edit: Regarding the video, there are so many choices. Wish there was a list of the best performing quiet cards. (although the no fan cards may be quiet, I don't know how they perform... or how cool they run). I'll look i...
by speedlever
Tue Oct 31, 2006 4:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Another C2D system check
Replies: 15
Views: 5292

I've read that some Mobo's and RAM are not compatible. Is there a chart or table somewhere that will tell me what RAM will work with the Asus P5B-E (hopefully the 1.02g rev)? I don't know much about performance settings of the RAM (timings, etc.) While the mobo may have internal USB2 and Firewire, I...
by speedlever
Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:02 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Another C2D system check
Replies: 15
Views: 5292

Another C2D system check

My old P4 system needs to be replaced and here's what I'm considering. Please offer suggestions as appropriate. Usage is general office/home with few if any games. A fair amount of digital images. Would like to prepare for Vista, just in case. I'll put XP/pro/sp2 on it initially. I would like a reas...