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by Wedge
Sat Dec 15, 2007 6:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GT list of compatible after market coolers
Replies: 41
Views: 26452

RE: Thermalright V2 A list of compatibility can be found here . Yes the 8800GT is compatible, though the RAM sinks can be purchased separately for $5.99. Can anybody point to a review of this cooler? It is all copper, takes only 1 extra slot (if i am understanding correctly): From Thermalright's we...
by Wedge
Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright HT-03 GT
Replies: 16
Views: 6154

I may be a little out of the loop on the HR-03 and it's derivatives, but early on I remember reading several reports of the RAM sinks falling off easily. Is this an issue that has been corrected, or was I just reading isolated cases? I'm inclined to think they must stay on now due to the popularity ...
by Wedge
Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Vanilla Radeon 3870 vs Geforce 8800 GT vs 8800 GTS
Replies: 9
Views: 4429

I am trading in my 8800GTS for an 8800GT using eVGA's "step-up" program. I know what the 8800GTS sounds like - it is not *silent* but it is definitely the quietest stock video card I have owned. I agree that it is a gentle hum when not under load, and very unobtrusive overall. I can compare it to my...
by Wedge
Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:53 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GT list of compatible after market coolers
Replies: 41
Views: 26452

An Anandtech thread on this topic is worth posting for the sake of consolidating a variety of info: link
by Wedge
Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:21 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GT list of compatible after market coolers
Replies: 41
Views: 26452

8800GT list of compatible after market coolers

Let's start one please :)
by Wedge
Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GT skimps on image quality??
Replies: 9
Views: 3290

For those that aren't in the know, this is nothing new really. Nvidia has been known for doing this now for some time. For the majority of users (read: typical, average, don't-need-the-best, gamers) this apparently is not an issue. For many enthusiasts, however, it is. Let it also be noted that many...
by Wedge
Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:25 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Fortron Source Green 300watt = $38.02 shipped
Replies: 1
Views: 1395

Great post Neil, thanks.
by Wedge
Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:58 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GT
Replies: 119
Views: 62685

Nevermind, i read the spec sheet and the dimensions match that of the 8800GTS, which we all know fits the Solo without issue. For google searches: 8800GT fit Antec Solo Answer: Yes I think i'm going to use eVGA's "step up" program and trade my 8800GTS in on the 8800GT. Is it worth it? Depends on: 1....
by Wedge
Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GT
Replies: 119
Views: 62685

Will the 8800GT fit in an Antec Solo?
by Wedge
Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need system for Vinyl Express LXi Signmaking Software
Replies: 5
Views: 2532

---While at New Egg....read the user reviews on Mobos. The "quality control and engineering" in this area is something subject to change. What you MOSTLY need is not 2% more power on a heavy overclock,you need reliability. I recall noticing a Gigabyte that is a P35--yet is about $80-90,it does NOT ...
by Wedge
Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need system for Vinyl Express LXi Signmaking Software
Replies: 5
Views: 2532

Thanks for the link :)

What do the G3x series of boards offer that distinguish them from older chipsets (aside from improved compatibility with newer processors)?
by Wedge
Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need system for Vinyl Express LXi Signmaking Software
Replies: 5
Views: 2532

Okay no response.......hmmm....... Do image editing programs benefit more from a high end chipset like, say, the P35, than a mid-range chipset like the 945, or is the performance more dependent on processor clock-speed? Memory bandwidth? I'm not quite sure where the performance I am seeking is comin...
by Wedge
Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need system for Vinyl Express LXi Signmaking Software
Replies: 5
Views: 2532

Need system for Vinyl Express LXi Signmaking Software

I am building a system around the Core2Duo E2140 and I am in a quandary over which motherboard to buy. Is it necessary to buy a chipset such as a 965 or P35 in order to see great performance for a non-gaming machine? The system I am building is being built for the purpose of running a software that ...
by Wedge
Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo aesthetics - am I the only one with this problem?
Replies: 2
Views: 1921

Antec Solo aesthetics - am I the only one with this problem?

I recently build a PC around the Antec Solo. It is a great case and I have no regrets. I have a DVD-ROM in the top bay that is black but has a dull sheen that contrasts horribly with the rest of the front bay covers where no drives are installed. Is this just peculiar to this particular drive or do ...
by Wedge
Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GeForce 8800 Ultra - great silent card potential?
Replies: 20
Views: 9588

Max Slowik wrote:eVGA, XFX and BFG allow changes to the stock cooling and overclocking without voiding the warranty.
I didn't know that about eVGA. If this is true I will probably try the HR-03 at some point. I knew XFX had this policy; didn't know eVGA or BFG did as well.
by Wedge
Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DDR800 Running at 667 - Why?
Replies: 8
Views: 2944

I didn't mean to imply that it was your first build, but I see that it sounded that way. Apologies if I offended. I'm on the same page with you about buying what you pay for, so I guess my next question is if the RAM was advertised to run at DDR2 800 with 4-4-4-12 timings? If so, was the voltage men...
by Wedge
Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Why does Gigabyte have 27 boards based on the P35 chipset??
Replies: 10
Views: 4277

Newegg has a great comparison feature for discerning motherboard differences. I think it is something that has played a key role in their success. I always review hardware at Newegg before making the purchase, even if the transaction is done elsewhere.
by Wedge
Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:17 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DDR800 Running at 667 - Why?
Replies: 8
Views: 2944

Re: DDR800 Running at 667 - Why?

I've reset the DRAM timing to 4-4-4-12 from 5-5-5-15 to no avail. Question: how many of you actually believe there is a perceptible difference between memory timings such as these? While I am a performance zealot like most of you, I am unable to understand why such a small difference seems importan...
by Wedge
Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:40 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte P35 Lineup - Revision 2.0
Replies: 52
Views: 27485

Anyone running 4 x 1GB RAM in their P35 mobo's? If so, which mobo are you using and at what speeds? I've had issues getting 4 sticks to run "at speed" with previous chipsets. Was wondering how stable the P35 and gigabyte boards (in particular) are. I am running 4 x 1GB of DDR2 667 RAM without issue...
by Wedge
Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:05 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet Power Supply for under $50?
Replies: 14
Views: 5693

I have a question about eh NeoHE. Does the speed of the fan ramp up under load?
by Wedge
Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte P35 Lineup - Revision 2.0
Replies: 52
Views: 27485

I recieved my DS3R from Newegg today. Version 1.
by Wedge
Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:38 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte P35 Lineup - Revision 2.0
Replies: 52
Views: 27485

My board is scheduled to arrive tomorrow. I'll report which revision I receive. It was ordered on 8/11.
by Wedge
Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: using a fish tank complete with live tropical fish for cool
Replies: 10
Views: 4746

It's a bit creative, but I think it's a bad idea.

Have you cleared this with the fish?
by Wedge
Sun Aug 12, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 3 Builds: HTPC, Editing/Gaming & Media Server
Replies: 15
Views: 5085

Longbow wrote:[snip]... besides it doesn't really get you any advantage over the 965 boards.
Except out-of-the-box 1333MHz fsb support, no?
by Wedge
Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Will the arctic cooling freezer pro 7 fit the DS3R?
Replies: 1
Views: 1097

Will the arctic cooling freezer pro 7 fit the DS3R?

Compatible - Gigabyte DS3R and the Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro 7?
by Wedge
Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is any particular brand of the 8800GTS quieter than others?
Replies: 3
Views: 1606

Excellent. Thank you.

eVGA - lifetime warranty
xFx - modder friendly warranty + transferable warranty

Decisions decisions..
by Wedge
Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is any particular brand of the 8800GTS quieter than others?
Replies: 3
Views: 1606

Is any particular brand of the 8800GTS quieter than others?

I think i'm about to buy this card. Currently, I'm trying to decide between eVGA and XFX. I have read the threads stating that the 8800GTS, in general, is a cooled quietly with the stock solution. If one brand has a reputation for being the "quietest" I would like to know.
by Wedge
Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: X1950 Pro [Club 3D] & 7950GT [XFX] fast fanless! Others?
Replies: 19
Views: 13115

I would love to hear from the original poster. Did you diagnose the problem?
by Wedge
Sun Aug 05, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Two GIGABYTE GA-P35-DQ6 questions
Replies: 0
Views: 1040

Two GIGABYTE GA-P35-DQ6 questions

1. Does it support undervolting?
2. Is there room for the Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro 7?
by Wedge
Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS, Gigabyte or ABIT P35 board for Q6600?
Replies: 39
Views: 18450

Thanks for the info, Wedge. I want something fairly silent as I want a HTPC setup and sometimes you need silence to hear something on the TV! :wink: Is undervolting the motherboard a way of reducing fan speeds? What is that done for? Also, which is most convenient or better value? The Gigabyte boar...