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by Konnetikut
Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on new P182 build: ALMOST DONE! (Kind of.)
Replies: 24
Views: 7255

Build Revised - See OP
by Konnetikut
Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Best power supply i can get for my new Core2Quad rig?
Replies: 5
Views: 2211

Corsair 520HX :roll:
by Konnetikut
Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: [DIY] Antec P180 Bottom front chamber 25mm wide FAN mod.
Replies: 24
Views: 35621

dangman4ever wrote:Why couldn't you have posted this three weeks ago before I cut up my P180?
OP date is actually May 24. :shock:
by Konnetikut
Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright ultra 120 extreme
Replies: 3
Views: 1804

1. What CPU?

2. Which DFI Motherboard?


I would hazard a yes.
by Konnetikut
Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on new P182 build: ALMOST DONE! (Kind of.)
Replies: 24
Views: 7255

I would really love to get a samsung - but that isn't the case. They're kinda hard-to-find in Canada. I also considered 2.5" drives, but at $70, the 250GB WD is a much better value. In fact, NCIX doesn't have many 2.5" drives left in stock, let alone any samsungs. As said before, I'm getting the P18...
by Konnetikut
Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Load of Thermalright stuff on sale at Anitec.ca
Replies: 2
Views: 2140

NXSource.

Ultra-120 eXtreme: $51.19
http://www.nxsource.com/products/122065 ... 0_EXTREME/

:!:
by Konnetikut
Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fan Swap Mushkin HP550
Replies: 3
Views: 2387

that crossed my mind lol..
go with those recommendations.
by Konnetikut
Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on new P182 build: ALMOST DONE! (Kind of.)
Replies: 24
Views: 7255

Re: Advice on new P182 build

Unfortunately, no Newegg for me - I live in Canada. I'm buying from NCIX.com (with two convenient pricematch locations) If you've mentioned this in another thread I apologize, but what will this computer be used for? If you're not doing a lot of gaming or 3D work, a lower-end video card like the Ge...
by Konnetikut
Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fan Swap Mushkin HP550
Replies: 3
Views: 2387

seen this? http://forum.ncix.com/forums/index.php? ... &subpage=1

"IMO, you should RMA the PSU and not go futzing around inside of it. If the fan speed regulator is borked ANY fan will be loud in there."
by Konnetikut
Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Watercooled P180
Replies: 27
Views: 14931

wow that setup looks amazing.
what sizes are those screens now?
by Konnetikut
Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on new P182 build: ALMOST DONE! (Kind of.)
Replies: 24
Views: 7255

jeepescu wrote:Why not go with the Q6600 for a few dollars more ?
That would be $80 to go quad. If my budget was higher I'd jump on it, but I figure I could just upgrade later to a penryn.

Unless if I can save $80 elsewhere on my build, dual-core's here to stay.
by Konnetikut
Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on new P182 build: ALMOST DONE! (Kind of.)
Replies: 24
Views: 7255

Advice on new P182 build: ALMOST DONE! (Kind of.)

Update III Budget is now $1500 with tax (ie. $1327). Current configuration below comes to about $930 without hard drive(s) or video card. With this slightly relaxed budget in mind, here are the main questions that remain: Q1 : CPU/MOBO - I don't think the DS3R needs to be upgraded. What do you thin...
by Konnetikut
Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Question about SOLO.
Replies: 6
Views: 3009

It didn't occur to me originally to check Thermalright's website...lol

Thanks for the replies, I'm probably going with P182 anyway.
by Konnetikut
Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Question about SOLO.
Replies: 6
Views: 3009

Question about SOLO.

Q: Will the Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme fit in a SOLO? (blowing back)

I see someone's used the original Ultra-120 in the General Gallery but see no mention of Extreme's compatability.
by Konnetikut
Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: D12BL-12 vs D12SL-12
Replies: 1
Views: 1676

D12BL-12 vs D12SL-12

Which Yate Loon is quieter for horizontal airflow?

D12BL-12: ball bearing ($5.63)
D12SL-12: sleeve bearing ($4.99)

specs say that

D12BL-12 is 1200RPM 45CFM 24DB
D12SL-12 is 1350RPM 47CFM 28DB


:?:
by Konnetikut
Wed Jun 13, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: If you had to choose between these 2 cpu coolers
Replies: 8
Views: 3088

tuniq is a great hs but not for spcr applications.
i'd still stick with ninja.
by Konnetikut
Wed Jun 13, 2007 6:08 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ultra 120 + E6600: Fan Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 5156

just a note in case if you didn't know
Nexus fans are not compatible with an Ultra 120 without modding to the closed flanges.
by Konnetikut
Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:08 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 1st build - initial planning stage
Replies: 5
Views: 2176

alright - seems like the only way to go is to wait for the July pricedrops. Asus passive vga cards are out of stock, so.... Gigabyte 8600GT Passive (includes supcom) looks like a good choice - is it worse, equal, or better than the 7900GS? (disregarding dx10 capabilities) Also, what is HDCP and do I...
by Konnetikut
Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 1st build - initial planning stage
Replies: 5
Views: 2176

thanks for all the input so far. 1) Yes, I will overclock. How much remains to be seen - my current setup (see signature) has very limited overclocking options and hasn't really contributed much to my learning. 2) I probably should step down to a 7600GT passive - after all, the most recent game I've...
by Konnetikut
Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 1st build - initial planning stage
Replies: 5
Views: 2176

1st build - initial planning stage

This will be my first computer build - I've been running through countless forums to arrive at this initial proposal for a quiet build (which may or may not happen, not confirmed yet) budget is approx. $1500CAD supplier is NCIX.com here we go. Antec P182 Corsair HX520 ? Asus P5K Deluxe WiFi/AP ? Int...
by Konnetikut
Sun May 27, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Which is quieter: Solo or P182?
Replies: 34
Views: 18544

sarcasm and irony don't carry over too well through the internet to me :?
by Konnetikut
Sat May 26, 2007 8:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Which is quieter: Solo or P182?
Replies: 34
Views: 18544

elmopuddy wrote:you seem to know your stuff, you should have you own site or something :P
:shock: do you know who ur talking to?
by Konnetikut
Mon Feb 26, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New 80+ modular Nexus power supplies
Replies: 27
Views: 11278

looks very promising. if it's not already released, when will it be?
by Konnetikut
Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:20 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silence 6800GT vs Purchase 8800 GTS vs Wait For 8600 Ultra
Replies: 13
Views: 5980

I'm really hoping for a passive solution for 8600 sometime this year. Will this be possible? (not aftermarket) :o
by Konnetikut
Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:18 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Suggestions for quiet, Vista ready, AGP card, DVI
Replies: 3
Views: 1915

Hey I run Aero fine on my FX5200 - on a not quite so good system with only 512mb of RAM. Can't say for sure, but high end cards aren't needed. You can stay below $100 if you're tight on the wallet.
by Konnetikut
Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First quiet plus overclocked system. Need advice.
Replies: 37
Views: 12242

Zalman 9500 CPU cooler....quiet and cools the mobo too, unlike linear flow coolers like the Scythe Ninja. The SPCR review implies that the Ninja walks all over the 9500 at the same noise level and that the 9500 is unacceptably loud unless you mod (which I'm not yet willing to do). Am I missing some...
by Konnetikut
Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: EVGA refuses to offer warranty replacement on video card
Replies: 49
Views: 17557

wow that's a hot topic. Too bad it got locked.
I think that the posters are forgetting that the buyer lives in Israel... warranty isn't covered in Israel...
by Konnetikut
Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First quiet plus overclocked system. Need advice.
Replies: 37
Views: 12242

I wasn't aware that any Nexus power supplies are recommended. Go for a Seasonic (unsure about wattage). Ninja seems to be a good investment - Zalmans aren't quiet enough for most SPCR members. An alternative to P150 is the SOLO (looks exactly the same except it's piano black - and we all know black ...
by Konnetikut
Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD is the new king of quiet drives as far as I'm concered.
Replies: 11
Views: 4342

would using 2.5" 5400rpm drives as boot significantly slow down the boot process?