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by laguz1
Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:46 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: inquiry on HTPC build
Replies: 0
Views: 860

inquiry on HTPC build

how does this setup look: case: nsk2400 psu: seasonic S12II 380 cpu: e6750 + scythe mini ninja mobo gigabyte G33M-DS2R ram: crucial ballistix 2 gb (already have this) hd: samsung spinpoint T 500gb case fans x2: yate loon D12SL-12s (already have this) setup will most likely be hooked up to a 5.1 spea...
by laguz1
Sat Oct 06, 2007 12:00 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: what can be improved on this?
Replies: 18
Views: 8682

nexus fans ARE yate loons...just with different blade style and slower speeds. nexus took the yate loon motor/frame, and reconfigured their own blade style (less aggressive) and put in an inline transistor to drop the 1350 rpm to 1000. Basically, the nexus is quieter, but has less airflow. But the b...
by laguz1
Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC config and setup
Replies: 3
Views: 1890

why the hx520? if you are concerned about silence, the seasonic s12 II 380 would be perfect for that htpc...since 520 watts is overkill for those specs...
by laguz1
Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fairly powerful gaming rig in Antec SOLO?
Replies: 9
Views: 3280

yeah, its because the 8800GTS is pretty much the length of your motherboard...the 8800GTX actually hangs over like an inch, thats why it doesn't work with some cases
by laguz1
Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:32 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: what can be improved on this?
Replies: 18
Views: 8682

normal P182 is good enough (they have all the same internals except paint job), unless you really want some bling, haha.... but personally, i find that mirror finish to be annoying the P182 + yate loons would have the greatest impact on sound, the fan controller is really just so that you can contro...
by laguz1
Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:36 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: what can be improved on this?
Replies: 18
Views: 8682

drop the E6850...and get the E6750...saves you $40-50 bucks and you can overclock it to match the e6850 (or better) infinity isn't as great as many would assume - the ninja actually will outcool it, so i would either get a ninja or an ultra 120. plus...that infinity is pretty much a 1 kg block sitti...
by laguz1
Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fairly powerful gaming rig in Antec SOLO?
Replies: 9
Views: 3280

Re: Fairly powerful gaming rig in Antec SOLO?

1. Is this even feasible in the SOLO case? From what I've read, it would seem so, but I'd like to be sure. 2. Is the DDR3 support reason enough to pick the P35C over the P35? I ask this because the P35C seems to be quite hard to find in Finland or even Germany. 3. Cooling. I'm torn between Scythe N...
by laguz1
Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Choosing my new system. Feedback appreciated !!
Replies: 10
Views: 3101

If you're looking at mid-tower ATX the first stop is the Antec Solo. antec's are available where he's at...that is if he meant antec when he wrote "entec"... Lastly, what is your opinion about samsung,seagate and western digital hard drivers. I want to buy 2x500 and I chose samsung. Do you think th...
by laguz1
Mon Oct 01, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Which fans to add to this system?
Replies: 7
Views: 2339

no...prescotts are actually a lot hotter than the core 2s...

if pricing is same...get a nexus
by laguz1
Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Choosing my new system. Feedback appreciated !!
Replies: 10
Views: 3101

haha, i like how you're assuming you are going to get a G0 stepping Q6600...thats very optimistic of you :D How do you find it so far ? Any changes ? Also, which fans should I choose ? 2. Graphic card (I want to play some games but it is not a priority) ASUS EN8600GT silent htdp 256mb or ?? 3. Mothe...
by laguz1
Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Which fans to add to this system?
Replies: 7
Views: 2339

NO YATE LOONS?! DEAR GOD! :( haha, just kidding nexus: better noise quality, smoother, overall quieter frequency....but it does have relatively weak airflow for a 120mm, and its expensive. scythe: a little more risk since some of the s-flexes used to have quality issues about ticking noises, but the...
by laguz1
Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Which fans to add to this system?
Replies: 7
Views: 2339

i would slap on a yate loon D12SL-12 to the CPU heatsink, and use the nexus 92mm for the HR-03
by laguz1
Sat Sep 29, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Konnetikut's Quad Core P182 [Update III] pg 3 (16 NEW PICS)
Replies: 86
Views: 74286

hey, first off...congrats on your new pc! it looks absolutely terrific! one quick question...how much does your ultra 120 hang over the NB? would it be possible to fit an HR-05 on the nb? the width of the HR-05 base is 30mm, but the fins are actually only about 19 mm wide (according to specs), so af...
by laguz1
Fri Sep 28, 2007 3:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC Build - Advice on Components chosen and to be decided
Replies: 4
Views: 1748

yeah...i would get a seasonic s12 380w in case you want to upgrade in the future - and its a silent, efficient, and cheap psu. its not modular though...but good quality stuff
by laguz1
Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC Build - Advice on Components chosen and to be decided
Replies: 4
Views: 1748

good hard drive choice....if you really wanted other choices, the western digitals aren't that bad either. for power supply, corsair only makes 450, 520, 550, and 620...and in your case, the 450 should be sufficient... I have no idea on how the zalman 8700 performs, but it looks pretty decent. The n...
by laguz1
Thu Sep 27, 2007 1:33 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Natural convection & C2D
Replies: 8
Views: 2693

got any air movement around? in still air...probably not, at least not at load...

if you have any air moving through your heatsink (like if you put it near a window or something), then its possible
by laguz1
Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:29 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Not[e]book Suggestion
Replies: 5
Views: 4177

$1500+ for any laptop is pretty high in my opinion... if you absolutely need a 12.1" laptop then, you'll have to pay at least $200-300 more than a similarly configured 14.1" - 15.4" laptop... I would get a 14.1 - 15.4" laptop - its pretty much a good spot that gets the best parts from both desktop r...
by laguz1
Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:24 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Building a quiet PC..Please help.
Replies: 3
Views: 2563

Re: Building a quiet PC..Please help.

Would the computer case be the culprit in my case? nice pun you got going there :wink: As for your case options...i would have to agree with torajirou about the antec solo. For $99, you get a great case thats silent and cools well. The samsung spinpoint T series is quiet, a bit quieter than seagate...
by laguz1
Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:15 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: CRT on top of a NSK2400?
Replies: 2
Views: 1745

how heavy is your 19" CRT...?

since i have a 19" lcd on top of a similar desktop case...but that monitor is pretty light...

i would probably say...don't put that crt on the nsk2400....
by laguz1
Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:12 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Compounding Cytoxan tablets
Replies: 1
Views: 1659

crucial ballistix ram are at a good deal now..since they are clearing out for ddr3... so i would pick up a 2gb ballistix pair (the gold cas4 ones) for like $99 of newegg... as for cpu...yeah, i would get a core 2, probably the e6750, since at $200, its basically the best dual core you can get at thi...
by laguz1
Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: TV Tuner help for a HTPC build...
Replies: 3
Views: 1763

TV Tuner help for a HTPC build...

ok...so i have a current list of parts here: cpu: intel core 2 duo e6750 mobo: gigabyte G33M-DS2R (microATX) ram: crucial ballistix 2 gb (2x1024 cas 4) hd: samsung spinpoint T 500 gb vid: evga 8600GT sound: HT omega claro case: antec nsk2400 psu: seasonic s12 430w optical: (my old lite-on dvd-rw) fa...
by laguz1
Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: good HTPC cooler... help!
Replies: 1
Views: 1167

ok...now i'm almost positive about getting a mini ninja, haha apparently spcr had an article on it... how do you think an e6750 (at stock) would run w/ the 2 120mm exhausts (both YL's)? if anyone has this setup, please leave your temps + pics if you like! -C2D e6750 -NSK2400/fusion -scythe mini ninja
by laguz1
Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: good HTPC cooler... help!
Replies: 1
Views: 1167

good HTPC cooler... help!

i plan on using a NSK2400, as it seems to be one of the best HTPC's out there...and after browsing some webpages, i've decided to get either a Ninja Mini, Zalman 7700 (then fan mod w/ YL), or Zalman 7000 (same fan mod) Ideally, passive cooling would be nice, since i would use both 120mm exhaust fans...
by laguz1
Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: DECIDED ALREADY-- THANKS FOR YOUR HELP
Replies: 3
Views: 2953

thanks guys...

after giving it some thought...plain h2O is probably all i'll need. the thermoelectric stuff looks to fancy and hardcore for me :roll:
by laguz1
Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Recommend me a good watercooling system - medium budget.
Replies: 6
Views: 4833

ah yes...the standard swiftech pack....

its alright for mid level performance, and can handle 2 blocks.

how oc'd is your 4600? 8800GTX? either way, that kit will cool your setup goo d enough
by laguz1
Tue Sep 18, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Recommend me a good watercooling system - medium budget.
Replies: 6
Views: 4833

pump --> eheim 1048 or 1250. The 1048 is a bit weaker (600 lph), but is dead silent - it should be able to run a 2 block system w/o serious issues, considering your loop isn't restrictive. The 1250 is a bit louder and puts more watts and heat into your system, but it has 1200 lph. These are AC (120v...
by laguz1
Tue Sep 18, 2007 5:12 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: DECIDED ALREADY-- THANKS FOR YOUR HELP
Replies: 3
Views: 2953

DECIDED ALREADY-- THANKS FOR YOUR HELP

ok..so i was just wondering if there are any plain thermoelectric cpu blocks, like the MCW60-T for vga... i've heard of the other TEC coolers, like CoolIT (too much $$$), and ChillTec, but i what i'd like is just the block so that i can build the rest of the system around that... or can i not do thi...
by laguz1
Sun Sep 16, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: gigabyte P35-DS3R (rev. 2.0)!
Replies: 6
Views: 2398

ok, thanks! that sorta sounds optimistic, in a way
by laguz1
Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:42 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: gigabyte P35-DS3R (rev. 2.0)!
Replies: 6
Views: 2398

oh ok...i think i'll wait a lil' bit then...

hopefully they come out then
by laguz1
Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: eheim 1048 fitting help
Replies: 5
Views: 21005

oh yeah...that would work too, thanks :D