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by speedlever
Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: RAM advice
Replies: 10
Views: 2338

Yep - e6600.

Stock to start... with room to play. Thus I prefer the DDR2-800. Else DDR2-533 would work just fine.
by speedlever
Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:40 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: RAM advice
Replies: 10
Views: 2338

Thanks for the replies. As a partial answer to one of my questions, this link provides some advice about the Micron D9 chips. Yep. Crucial Ballistix is on there, Mc Flmjig. I noted with interest that a number of folks had failure issues with this group of RAM. I wonder how this ram compares to those...
by speedlever
Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Smallish drive for OS and programs
Replies: 18
Views: 5267

Smallish drive for OS and programs

I'm considering using a smaller HD for OS/programs on my Conroe build and a Samsung HD321KJ 320Gb main drive for data/storage. For a quiet build with decent performance, what would you recommend that I use for the smaller OS/program drive? A Seagate 7200.9 80Gb Sata 3.0 drive? Any suggestions? Case:...
by speedlever
Sat Jan 06, 2007 5:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: RAM advice
Replies: 10
Views: 2338

Not DFI.

Asus P5B-E mobo. I've read that Asus can be picky about RAM. Not sure exactly what that means.
by speedlever
Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: RAM advice
Replies: 10
Views: 2338

Thanks for that info, spookmineer. One of the confusing things is why would a company market two different RAMs with the same timings for $30 diff if they're otherwise the same. Something must be different, but it doesn't stand out to me... at least, not yet. Well then, I'm gonna put that first GSki...
by speedlever
Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My SPCR-inspired quiet workstation
Replies: 29
Views: 18351

Nice build, Freeco.

I'm glad to see how that P5B-E looks in a Solo.

I was led to believe the Scythe 1100P wouldn't fit on the P5B-E. Did you have to do any mods to make it fit?
by speedlever
Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: RAM advice
Replies: 10
Views: 2338

Thanks for the link to that thread. I've spent a lot of time reading around the 'net, but still find myself mired in confusion. I might as well throw a dart at the list to choose. Here's Gskill F2-6400CL4D-2GBHK for $270 and Gskill F2-6400CL4D-2GBPK for $225. What's the diff? Or this Patriot PDC22G6...
by speedlever
Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: RAM advice
Replies: 10
Views: 2338

RAM advice

My component selection list is gradually narrowing down for my e6600/P5B-E build. I have to say that the RAM issue stumps me. I'm sure that DDR2-533 ram will work fine for me. However, with the e6600, I may be tempted to OC at some point and thus would prefer some RAM with enough headroom to let me ...
by speedlever
Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: How does RAM speed affect the C2D?
Replies: 5
Views: 2007

nick705 wrote:Another article at Madshrimps - bottom line, unless you're overclocking you might as well stick with DDR2-533 and save your money. :)
Is it just me or do memory prices at the 'Egg not show much difference between DDR2-533 and DDR2-800 RAM?
by speedlever
Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:29 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Great deal at Provantage on Antec Solo case? Check it out.
Replies: 9
Views: 3624

That combo is a good price. I bought the HX520w from NewEgg on sale for $120 ($20 off) and thought I'd found a decent deal. This is much better.

My Solo arrived yesterday.
by speedlever
Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:37 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja - heatpipes touching capacitors
Replies: 13
Views: 6469

While that may be true, I don't understand how the heat pipes can touch caps on the back side of the board. The poster specifically says"... it was the heatpipes on the Ninja touching capacitors on the board, shorting out the board!" If he's referring to caps on the back side of the board, how could...
by speedlever
Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: [question]choice of the videocards manufacturer
Replies: 16
Views: 4498

I'm planning to use the Asus P5B-E and think the SPII 7600GT will overlap one of the PCI slots.
by speedlever
Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:37 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja - heatpipes touching capacitors
Replies: 13
Views: 6469

You might want to read this link before you install that HSF touching the caps.

I stumbled across that thread while searching for HSF solutions for my P5B-E build.
by speedlever
Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:32 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua Scythe Zalman HSF comparisons
Replies: 7
Views: 2634

Sounds like the Scythe 1100P is out of consideration for my P5B-E board due to clearance issues with capacitors around the CPU.

Currently being considered:
Noctua NH-U12F
TT 120
Thermalright Ultra-120
by speedlever
Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help me to build c2d for computing
Replies: 23
Views: 6655

wcnngt,

Regarding the thermal paste, check out this link.
by speedlever
Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: [question]choice of the videocards manufacturer
Replies: 16
Views: 4498

Thanks StanF and nightmorph for the SPII 7600gt reports. What mobo are you using?

My current eVGA6600gt idles at 53*C. With fan.

I'd like to beat that performance/temp with a fanless card if possible. I'm still out as to whether or not I want to give up that extra PCI slot.
by speedlever
Mon Jan 01, 2007 8:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help me to build c2d for computing
Replies: 23
Views: 6655

I don't know how to make it public! I've shared it, but can't find it in the public lists. I have to cull quite a bit. So I have tons of stuff in my list right now. Basically: Case : Antec Solo (on the way) PSU : Corsair HX520w (in hand) CPU : Conroe e6600 (pending) Mobo : Asus P5B-E (pending) GPU :...
by speedlever
Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help me to build c2d for computing
Replies: 23
Views: 6655

wcnngt,

From what I gather, the Scythe Ninja 1100P will not fit the P5B-E without modification.

I suggest either the Noctua U12F:
http://tinyurl.com/yx6va4

or as suggested by jackylman: the Thermalright Ultra-120:
http://tinyurl.com/yy8jnw
by speedlever
Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: [question]choice of the videocards manufacturer
Replies: 16
Views: 4498

Thanks Jackylman.

Looks like I need to compare the Ultra-120 and the Noctua.

Edit: add the Tuniq Tower 120 as a contender too.

Darn... I have been overcome by analysis paralysis!
by speedlever
Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: [question]choice of the videocards manufacturer
Replies: 16
Views: 4498

I've been looking into this too. The Gigabyte silentpipe II 7600GT seems to offer the best/coolest performance although some report it to run fairly hot. I don't know where the truth is. It may have a lot to do with case air flow, fans, etc. I'm also trying to find out if there's any conflict with a...
by speedlever
Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:09 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua Scythe Zalman HSF comparisons
Replies: 7
Views: 2634

Well, I seem to be down to deciding between the Noctua U12F and the Scythe 1100P. Scythe's web site says it fits the P5B-E... but others report problems. I also wonder if a passively cooled GPU will fit with the northbridge heatsink on the P5B-E. Edit: if I OC, it will likely be a mild OC. I'm not s...
by speedlever
Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:26 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua Scythe Zalman HSF comparisons
Replies: 7
Views: 2634

Thanks for that link, Burebista. Is the U12 the same as the U12F? Or is the addition of the fan in the U12F the only difference?

Edit to add:
proposed build is:
Antec Solo
P5B-E (Edit to correct)
e6600
passive GPU
by speedlever
Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help me to build c2d for computing
Replies: 23
Views: 6655

Jackylman, thanks for the clarifications. Regarding OC'ing, my only concern is about heat rise from OC'ing. Is the Asus P5B-E picky about RAM? From what I've read, there are 2 versions: 1.01g and 1.02g.. that latter being preferable if you're going to OC. Are you familiar with the P5B-E? Does it hav...
by speedlever
Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:52 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua Scythe Zalman HSF comparisons
Replies: 7
Views: 2634

Noctua Scythe Zalman HSF comparisons

In my search to find a compatible HSF for my planned Asus P5B-3/Conroe build, I came across this review that compares the Noctua NH-U12F to the Zalman CNPS9500 and the Scythe Ninja Rev B Plus CPU Cooler with included Scythe 120mm AMD1212DS fan. I've heard that the Scythe has fitment problems with th...
by speedlever
Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help me to build c2d for computing
Replies: 23
Views: 6655

A few questions and suggestions, since I'm working a similar e6600 build on a P5B-E: 1. Jackylman, why the xfx 7300gt over something like the xfx 7600gs ? the 7600gs gpu's are in the same price range as the 7300gt. Not sure if the OP is asking for another 7600GT or just any GPU. If 7600gt, the maybe...
by speedlever
Thu Dec 28, 2006 6:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Great deal at Provantage on Antec Solo case? Check it out.
Replies: 9
Views: 3624

Thanks for the tip. Ordered this one tonight and printed off the rebate. Reseller ratings has them at 7+/10 but only 382 reviews. I figured it was worth a gamble. I've been waiting for a deal on these. Edit: I received an email 12/30 with a FedEx tracking number and link. My Solo was shipped on 12/2...
by speedlever
Thu Dec 28, 2006 6:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Home workstation advice welcome
Replies: 2
Views: 1390

I'm working a very similar build: P5B-E e6600 Scythe 1100p 7600GT silent pipe II Antec Solo case Corsair HX520w PSU and also have concerns about the Scythe Ninja and the 7600GT having clearance issues on the P5B-e board. Still trying to glean that info from the collective here. Regarding HDs, based ...
by speedlever
Thu Dec 28, 2006 5:34 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Good quiet GPU recommendation
Replies: 15
Views: 6171

No HTPC application here. Has anyone put the Gigabyte 7600GT silent pipe II on a P5B-E mobo? Can you confirm that it fits ok? Do I lose only one PCI slot? I don't think there's another silent card out there that will beat this card for the cool quiet performance that I'm looking for. If there is, pl...
by speedlever
Tue Dec 26, 2006 5:33 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Good quiet GPU recommendation
Replies: 15
Views: 6171

Thanks, rei. This is the Gigabyte 7600GT I was referring to. Sure looks like a 2-slotter to me. Pricewise, I could reasonably do a 7900GS, if there'a quiet cool one. I see them for about $150-$175. But haven't seen any fanless ones. But again, no point is spending money unless there's performance be...
by speedlever
Mon Dec 25, 2006 2:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Good quiet GPU recommendation
Replies: 15
Views: 6171

Thanks.

But that thread doesn't tell me if the 7600GT takes 2 slots in the Asus P5B-E board. If it doesn't, I'm tempted to go that route. If it does, I'd like to know what the practical difference is between the 256mb 7600GS and the 512 mb 7600GS.