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by nitram_tpr
Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low Power, Low Noise, High Performance
Replies: 15
Views: 5683

What about the new MSI 8800GT with the Zalman cooler fitted? http://www.cpu3d.com/content/view/3438/53/ I have been thinking long and hard about the GFX card for my future HTPC build and this MSI looks very promising. Powerful, but quiet. If you aren't gonna be taxing it too much, maybe the fan can ...
by nitram_tpr
Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Newbie here, building a HTPC, any advice??????
Replies: 15
Views: 4076

Ooops, here is the link to tomshardware:

http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/08/07/ ... ng_charts/
by nitram_tpr
Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Newbie here, building a HTPC, any advice??????
Replies: 15
Views: 4076

I wouldn't use Raid 1. It's a waste of a drive, the best option for speed / security of data is a 1+0, but you are only getting 2 gig's worth of storage for the cost of 4gigs worth of drives. I have done a search and there is a good article on Tomshardware about Raid scaling (0, 1, 0+1, 5 and 6). It...
by nitram_tpr
Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Newbie here, building a HTPC, any advice??????
Replies: 15
Views: 4076

The reason I am thinking of a RAID 5 array is for security of the data.
I'd like to run this machine for a while and if a drive fails I'd like to be able to keep the data.
I'd hate to have a single 1TB drive and then have it fail in 3-4 years time.
by nitram_tpr
Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:16 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Newbie here, building a HTPC, any advice??????
Replies: 15
Views: 4076

Cheers guys, excellent advice. I will be using the system for occasional gaming so a single 8800GT and the E6750 should be more than adequate for even Crysis (hopefully ;) ) I thought I was being a tad optimistic for the coolers I had chosen. I'm veering towards the GD-01, even though it is quite a ...
by nitram_tpr
Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Newbie here, building a HTPC, any advice??????
Replies: 15
Views: 4076

Newbie here, building a HTPC, any advice??????

Hi all, newbie to the site, but not a newbie to PC builds. I am in the process of putting together a list of part for a HTPC, I want a nice quiet one as it is going to be sitting in my Hi-Fi rack and will be on for the majority of the time. So here we go, my list of bits, if anyone has a better sugg...