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by bonestonne
Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New 2013 build - I need advice on multiple parts.
Replies: 26
Views: 8341

Re: New 2013 build - I need advice on multiple parts.

Cases are all a matter of opinion, I find that my preference in cases tends to be very basic and somewhat easy to please. I don't like flashy things, while years ago I liked having a window, as of late, I don't want to see it. I started off liking black, now I find white to give a cleaner look (thou...
by bonestonne
Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Are there any reusable alternatives to compressed air?
Replies: 10
Views: 16158

Re: Are there any reusable alternatives to compressed air?

Where I work, we have a 10gal electric air compressor, and I haven't had any problems with it. In all of my experiences, it makes no difference if the fans are stopped or if you let them spin. For fans with special bearings, this may be different, but 95% of the computers I work with are generic OEM...
by bonestonne
Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: LianLI PC-S80 a no-go for silent&liquid Cooling?
Replies: 8
Views: 2158

Re: LianLI PC-S80 a no-go for silent&liquid Cooling?

No need for 1000W power supply. Cut that in half. 500W max, the i7 3770 isn't that power hungry, neither is anything else in that build. Sell it and buy a better one. No front fans. Rear exhaust fan is fine. Cut out the stock grill if you haven't already, use U-Channel or some sort of rubber edge co...
by bonestonne
Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: School Workstation Build (56k Warning [it's 2013 already])
Replies: 22
Views: 18954

Re: School Workstation Build (56k Warning [it's 2013 already

GTX660Ti is installed and running with the Mercury Playback Engine. All is well until you open Photoshop, and see there's no OpenCL support (what a PITA). Since that's a driver issue, I'm leaving things as they are for now. Both of my monitors are DVI only, so for a while, I wont have issues with th...
by bonestonne
Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: School Workstation Build (56k Warning [it's 2013 already])
Replies: 22
Views: 18954

Re: School Workstation Build (56k Warning [it's 2013 already

I'll say that it hasn't been a walk in the park, however I've worked through my problems. Paragon Partition Manager 10.0 is incompatible. No workaround, however the shop I work at has already purchased upgraded software which does work. Paragon Hard Disk Manager is compatible with Windows 8, contain...
by bonestonne
Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: School Workstation Build (56k Warning [it's 2013 already])
Replies: 22
Views: 18954

Re: School Workstation Build (56k Warning [it's 2013 already

Some updates about the build.. The perforated PCI slot covers really affected the airflow, and the top 140mm fan was creating all of my unwanted noise. I replaced the slot covers with some temporary ones to alleviate my airflow problems, which now cause the GPU airflow to rise to the rear exhaust fa...
by bonestonne
Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: School Workstation Build (56k Warning [it's 2013 already])
Replies: 22
Views: 18954

School Workstation Build (56k Warning [it's 2013 already])

So it's been some time since my Audio Rig was built, and over the past few days, I've created a new animal. The machine was built for several big reasons: Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Adobe Photoshop CS6 Avid Pro Tools 10 Other applications used are: Reaper x64, Adobe Audition CS6 and Adobe Encore CS6. Th...
by bonestonne
Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I need a build list critique
Replies: 13
Views: 3423

Re: I need a build list critique

For any real DAW work, forget the Xonar, Creative and Realtek solutions and get a dedicated audio interface. In simple terms, better quality audio, better drivers, and better compatibility with major DAW software.

I'd never use any onboard audio for serious DAW work, that's inviting a problem.
by bonestonne
Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: For Sale Items! Motherboard & Case
Replies: 0
Views: 3021

For Sale Items! Motherboard & Case

Greetings all, I have two things for sale right now, both very lightly used or brand new! First up, I have a Gigabyte P67A-UD3-B3 motherboard, 1155 socket that is brand new, never even opened the box. I'm asking $110 shipped to the standard 48 states. My packages get insured and you get the tracking...
by bonestonne
Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I need a build list critique
Replies: 13
Views: 3423

Re: I need a build list critique

What DAW software are you using? I did a lot of work with Avid, so if you're going to opt for Pro Tools, then I would suggest a higher end Core i5. Unless you're going to be using a larger interface, multitrack recording, and a lot of plugins, you have no need for an i7. An i7 will be useful if you'...
by bonestonne
Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: pico PSU 90w 19v dc in
Replies: 7
Views: 2700

Re: pico PSU 90w 19v dc in

What happens when you push the power button twice in succession? Push it once, and push it a second time quickly after. If it starts, it has something to do with the startup load not being enough to start the PSU. I have a VIA C7D embedded platform that does this with a normal 12v Pico PSU with a 10...
by bonestonne
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Don't buy from NewEgg
Replies: 6
Views: 4668

Re: Don't buy from NewEgg

Considering I place many orders from NewEgg, I've never had bad service like this. I don't have any commission from sales, but I have never had an issue with their support either from the business where I work, or personally at home. Just about all of my new computer parts come from NewEgg, and I've...
by bonestonne
Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Looking for a completely silent laptop ...
Replies: 32
Views: 27413

Re: Looking for a completely silent laptop ...

RM Clock is a great program, though difficult to get running in Win 7 due to driver signing issues. I used it to prevent throttling and speedstep, but you could use it for undervolting and underclocking just as easily. The newest ultrabooks coming out are more and more powerful with less and less he...
by bonestonne
Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Looking for a completely silent laptop ...
Replies: 32
Views: 27413

Re: Looking for a completely silent laptop ...

Intel based chipsets are different from what I'm referring to. I'm referring to the actual USB controller chipset, not the chipset of the motherboard as a whole. Undervolting a CPU will have a threshold, but it will also depend on the TDP to begin with, and workload. When you undervolt/underclock, i...
by bonestonne
Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Looking for a completely silent laptop ...
Replies: 32
Views: 27413

Re: Looking for a completely silent laptop ...

I'm currently about to start working with an Axia Element radio console setup, now, the reason I bring this up is because they utilize GPIO's for the audio. So I'm familiar with what you're looking to do. As far as the USB controller you're working with, since I don't work with the design and progra...
by bonestonne
Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Looking for a completely silent laptop ...
Replies: 32
Views: 27413

Re: Looking for a completely silent laptop ...

What specifically are you recording? Are you recording something for an Audiobook, vocals for a song, etc? It does make a difference between what's going to be best for you. I have a 2011 MacBook Pro, and under normal use, using gfxCardStatus to use the Intel GPU, if I had a SSD, it would be silent....
by bonestonne
Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What's your ideal Mini-ITX setup survey
Replies: 6
Views: 1960

Re: What's your ideal Mini-ITX setup survey

My ideal ITX system is the following: 1) a. Minimal, just an SSD or an HDD, but just one internally. 2) c. Full, I need an internal optical drive, bluray read/write is best. 3) b. Moderate, enough to keep the noise to a minimum, but also provide more than adequate cooling. 4) I really am starting to...
by bonestonne
Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Proposed new build
Replies: 7
Views: 2246

Re: Proposed new build

I'm beginning to look harder specifically for the Gigabyte Motherboard, and may end up ordering one from Europe over the next week or so, along with the CPU, and buy the RAM and PSU when more sales come through. I have an 80gb Intel SSD that I can test the system on, and see if it's something I trus...
by bonestonne
Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Riser card viability
Replies: 5
Views: 2288

Re: Riser card viability

I guess I missed a few words in there. I don't see why you'd have any issues with the risers. Whether it's a ribbon cable or 90* adapter, I've used many, and never had issues, I don't see why you would. Your point of failure from my perspective is interference, but I don't think you'll have any prob...
by bonestonne
Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Riser card viability
Replies: 5
Views: 2288

Re: Riser card viability

As long as you're not using a Sandy Bridge or newer platform, I don't see why you would have any problems with using a PCI Audio card. Many companies are being very "hush hush" about the issues with PCI cards on the Sandy Bridge platform, but it is very visible in M-Audio interfaces, and even PreSon...
by bonestonne
Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Proposed new build
Replies: 7
Views: 2246

Re: Proposed new build

Right now, nothing has been purchased for the system yet other than Windows 8. Just about everything I listed earlier is on the shopping list in terms of the components of this build. The new 2.5" Velociraptors are very quiet, I use them in many builds currently, and am familiar with them. The older...
by bonestonne
Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Proposed new build
Replies: 7
Views: 2246

Re: Proposed new build

The Antec HCG series is among the few power supplies that are rated at continuous output, rather than peak. I do own a HCG-750W, and it is very quiet. My thoughts behind going for that PSU are that if I do end up upgrading to higher wattage components, the HCG-400 has a peak output of nearly 500W, w...
by bonestonne
Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Proposed new build
Replies: 7
Views: 2246

Proposed new build

I don't have any vendors for the parts yet because I'm waiting for prices to go down, and also for some new options to come to light. I'm looking at a Xeon build, which will be used with both Pro Tools 10, Adobe Premiere Pro, and maybe some light Photoshop/Lightroom usage. Photoshop/Lightroom are on...
by bonestonne
Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need advice about DAW build!
Replies: 7
Views: 2416

Re: Need advice about DAW build!

I'd opt for a non-K version CPU. Unless you feel like overclocking is an absolute necessity, there's no reason to get a K model CPU. My Q9400 has never skipped a beat, though now that I have to do video work alongside audio work, I'm looking at upgrade options for myself. An i5 would have enough pow...
by bonestonne
Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: [WiP] Fluffy2, 5.9W quadcore Intel all-in-one PC
Replies: 4
Views: 5638

Re: [WiP] Fluffy2, 5.9W quadcore Intel all-in-one PC

Since you're really chasing low wattage, I have a couple questions for you! I'm wondering if there's a difference between using a half-height wifi card, or if the wattage doesn't change (potentially a size issue)? Also, I'm curious about the power settings of the monitor, rather, brightness, contras...
by bonestonne
Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: mATX: PS07 > Temjin
Replies: 3
Views: 1437

Re: mATX: PS07 > Temjin

The two cases are nearly identical, just minor differences between the two. I've built several systems in PS07 cases, and customers love them, and they're very easy to work in. No sharp edges, and fairly straight forward installations. Silverstone thought out these cases very well for even very adva...
by bonestonne
Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Energy Efficient Business plans
Replies: 6
Views: 10677

Energy Efficient Business plans

Hey all, it's been a while since I've posted here, but I've been up to some interesting projects, and the biggest one belongs right here. Working at a computer shop has given me a chance to play around with current systems that I put together for consumers, and recently we've started to do work for ...
by bonestonne
Tue May 08, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mini-ITX file server / workstation with Ivy Bridge
Replies: 4
Views: 3076

Re: Mini-ITX file server / workstation with Ivy Bridge

For something like this, I would go for the ISK-150 instead. It comes with a very good standard 150W power supply, more than you need, but it will be completely sufficient. It will also have a very quiet 80mm fan that will assist the CPU fan very well. I've put together a nice Atom powered HTPC in t...
by bonestonne
Mon May 07, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: advice for a new computer
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

Re: advice for a new computer

Sounds a bit better, the GMA4000 in the 3570k will be powerful, although I'm curious as to whether you're really going to see a benefit over the GMA2500. H77 boards are great, I don't think you'll need too much else. As far as CPU cooling goes, you aren't going to see a huge heat output, the stock c...
by bonestonne
Sun May 06, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: cooling HD-7850- recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 2250

Re: cooling HD-7850- recommendation

If you have no expansion cards below the graphics card, you should be fine in that regard. As far as the physical size of the S1, it's a large cooler. You will need 154mm from the motherboard to the edge of the case for it to fit comfortably. I have two 4850's with S1's on them, and I just measured ...