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by nitram_tpr
Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Critique my WHS Build
Replies: 12
Views: 3133

If it were me I would raid 5 those 4 drives, have them as storage only and have another single drive as the OS drive. At least then if the
by nitram_tpr
Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on complete system?
Replies: 2
Views: 1166

I like the comment about not hunting performance, yet bulding a system with a 8800GTS and a Quad code CPU, that's hell slow ;) LOL Anyways, joking aside, I quite agree with TMB328, the 8800GTS with 768meg of ram is old school now. A good quiet graphics card is the MSI Zilent 8800GT The cooler I woul...
by nitram_tpr
Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on a cooling case !
Replies: 2
Views: 1054

Did you buy a case? Or did you reuse what you had? How much do you want to spend? I'm pretty sure you can make your current case more thermally efficient. It's all about airflow, you need good venting at the front to allow for the cool air to get drawn in and then you need clear access for the air e...
by nitram_tpr
Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is this O.K for a proper HTPC??????
Replies: 7
Views: 1915

I didn't know you could get them in 500GB versions. I have been trying to source all the components in one place to save on shipping costs. Trouble is I can't get the case from the same place as all the rest of the components. But, the good thing is, the place where I can get the case, also has the ...
by nitram_tpr
Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: time for a new build!
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Even though you want a black card, I really don't think the 8800GS is a good choice, A 9600GT or even a ATI 3850/3870 all 512Mb versions would be better. The ATI cards will be dropping in price in europe soon due to the introduction of the 9600's from Nvidia. Apparently the price drops are already f...
by nitram_tpr
Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is this O.K for a proper HTPC??????
Replies: 7
Views: 1915

Thanks for the advice, I was planning on some sort of suspension for the harddrive, so hopefully vibration wont be an issue. Also the WD green power drives are only available in 750gb and 1tb options, a little too much capacity (if you can ever have too much!) and also it bumps the price up by £40 ...
by nitram_tpr
Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Thanks To all That Helped :)
Replies: 2
Views: 843

Nice one :D
by nitram_tpr
Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SFF HTPC Build
Replies: 20
Views: 5940

the DVI port does not support any sort of audio, if you are using aDVI-HDMI cable then you will need to provide seperate audio.
If the ATI card has a HDMI port on it, then it will supply audio. (AFAIK)
by nitram_tpr
Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:33 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: SilverStone Grandia GD-02 mini-review
Replies: 52
Views: 80981

I was hoping you weren't gonna say Scam...oops I mean Scan, I have only ever used them once and I have always said I would rather poke myself in the eye with a sharp stick than use them again :(

Time to put the sharp stick away I guess ;)

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Bugger, they want £7 more for the black :(
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by nitram_tpr
Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is this O.K for a proper HTPC??????
Replies: 7
Views: 1915

nutball, Thanks for the comments on the CPU, I have changed down to an BE-2350. This is a £30 ($60) reduction, which is nice :D I've been looking around and really like the look of the Silverstone GD02 case, so I might show my brother that and see what he likes. So slight amendment: CASE..........S...
by nitram_tpr
Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:32 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: SilverStone Grandia GD-02 mini-review
Replies: 52
Views: 80981

That's a lovely looking case, Where did you order it from Jony?
by nitram_tpr
Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New build, comments?
Replies: 6
Views: 1723

It all looks good, if you want a quiet 8800GT, read this review:
http://www.cpu3d.com/content/view/3438/53/
by nitram_tpr
Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is this O.K for a proper HTPC??????
Replies: 7
Views: 1915

Is this O.K for a proper HTPC??????

Hi all, I posted a while back for suggestions and help for a HTPC/ Gaming rig I am going to build for myself, well, at the weekend I was telling my Brother about my plans and he wants me to build one for him, now he is no gamer, so it will be a pure HTPC, he will use it for watching movies either Di...
by nitram_tpr
Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New HTPC Build
Replies: 5
Views: 1816

Why pick a low profile gfx card? Doesn't the LC16 accept full height cards? It certainly looks like it will accept a full height card. It seems strange to me that you are fitting a powerhouse of a CPU and are limiting the graphics potential. Is it because the card has a HDMi port? Gainward do a 9600...
by nitram_tpr
Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Just Got Today.. Expecting It To FAIL!
Replies: 5
Views: 1742

Jack, You'll be fine with all that lot, just remember, not too much thermal paste, a tiny blob in the middle and spread it thinly. Take your time, and don't force anything. I always find it's much, much easier to fit the CPU, heatsink and fan to the motherboard out of the case (I would have thought ...
by nitram_tpr
Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 1st Silent PC - Advice on System Spec
Replies: 6
Views: 2178

What about the new 9600GTs ? they look like they have very good performance. ANANDTECH REVIEW
by nitram_tpr
Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Shutting up a Dual G4
Replies: 3
Views: 1563

I would say you need to get inside and see what fans they have and then change them out for quieter one. I doubt very much you will be able to change any other hardware. The other thing that might be able to be changed is the PSU.
Thing is, who would be paying for this? you or the company?
by nitram_tpr
Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New quiet HTPC/Gaming/Workstation
Replies: 15
Views: 6652

What sort of gaming are you looking to be doing? There is a quiet 8800GT (notice I didn't mention silent ;) ). The MSI zilent, this has a Zalman cooler and quite fan on, so there is another option for you. HERE is a link to the CPU3D review of the zilent, the fan runs at a max 24dba, so that will on...
by nitram_tpr
Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is Corsair HX620 Sufficient For My Gaming PC?
Replies: 13
Views: 4516

I notice that Corsair is in the list of PSU's that have the issue too :( Let's hope the HX620 isn't one of them.
by nitram_tpr
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: System advice!
Replies: 16
Views: 5143

You don't need a HDMI capapble motherboard, the 3850 will output HDMI via a DVI-HDMI convertor. (AFAIK, someone else might shoot this down) You could then get the ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP with built in Wifi, this will save the cost of the wifi card and also save you a PCI slot. The Ninja Mini can run a 92...
by nitram_tpr
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Make a gaming rig more silent
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Off the top of my head i would say.... either change the OC 8800GT for the MSI Zilent . The speed difference wouldn't be that much, perhaps 5fps or so. If you need the overclocked card then try removing the stock HSF assembly on the card and replace it with the Arctic Cooling Accelero S2 VGA Cooler ...
by nitram_tpr
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:27 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please help me decide on a new monitor
Replies: 3
Views: 1187

Gangrel, Have a look on www.ebuyer.co.uk, they have a huge selection of monitors. I would say for the money you have to spend a good 19" widescreen is well within budget. Here are some that might tickle your fancy: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/135778 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/121979 http://www....
by nitram_tpr
Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Possible sale of an old coolermaster ATC-310. (UK)
Replies: 2
Views: 1665

Possible sale of an old coolermaster ATC-310. (UK)

[WAFFLE] I have to make a tiny disclaimer. I know very little about silent PC's. I know about making loud computers quieter, but silent, nope, sorry. This is going to be a first for me, my good lady has been nagging me for ages to get rid of my beloved old rig. She is a right beast (my PC not my lad...
by nitram_tpr
Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Take 2 of a new computer build....
Replies: 1
Views: 954

Or this: OCZ 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 CL 4-4-4-15 PLATINUM XTC £36.14 Scythe Ninja-PLUS £29.59 OCZ StealthXStream 600W PSU £44.97 Casecom Black Mid Tower Case £12.99 XFX 680I LT edition SLI Socket 775 Nvidia 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard £64.99 Western Digital WD2500AAKS Caviar SE...
by nitram_tpr
Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My New Computer?
Replies: 3
Views: 1187

The memory you have chosen is Laptop memory (SODIMM), 2gig of PC6400 ram is £35ish. The CPU you have chosen is as rare as a rare thing in the U.K. All the new 45nm chips are and a lot of the online retailers are pricing them over the RRP because of this. The E6750 is £119(ish) The gfx card you hav...
by nitram_tpr
Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Alternatives to Thermaltake Symphony MINI
Replies: 5
Views: 2192

Here is another review for you, this time of the Ultra 120.

http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsu ... i=2981&p=3

They hooked it up to a 6800 and got it overclocked to 3.96gig.
by nitram_tpr
Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Alternatives to Thermaltake Symphony MINI
Replies: 5
Views: 2192

The Ultra 120 extreme is one of the best cooling units that is currently available. The thing is, will it be better than a watercooling rig? You need to check out this review from Tomshardware, they compare loads of HSF units, including watercooling: part 1 http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/CPU-Coolers-...
by nitram_tpr
Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:00 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't decide on motherboard, VGA, and PSU
Replies: 6
Views: 2853

kermitSpain wrote: Another question:
If I want to add a TV tuner how is that hooked up to the TV? Do I run the signal through the grapchics card?
Yes the TV tuner sends the TV signal to the monitor/screen via the graphics card.
by nitram_tpr
Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't decide on motherboard, VGA, and PSU
Replies: 6
Views: 2853

can you fit two passively cooled 3850/3870's on a mobo? I don't see why not. A single silent(ish) 3850 is just about powerful enough to play the latest games, but at low resolutions and low quality settings, you run that in crossfire with another one and you'll be able to run at higher quality sett...
by nitram_tpr
Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't decide on motherboard, VGA, and PSU
Replies: 6
Views: 2853

Regards the GFX card, how about the MSI Zilent 8800GT: http://www.cpu3d.com/content/view/3438/53/ Motherboard: the ASUS P5K-E/WIFI it has what you need. http://www.ebuyer.com/product/129126 PSU, perhaps the Seasonic M12 500 watter: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/119767 If you go for the Asus Mobo, th...