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by bbzidane
Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: how does i3-clarkdale compare against 780g-hd3200?
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

I was hoping someone might have come across some leaked benchmarks
by bbzidane
Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: how does i3-clarkdale compare against 780g-hd3200?
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

how does i3-clarkdale compare against 780g-hd3200?

Does anyone know how does the i3-clarkdale integrated video compare against the 780g-hd3200?

its nice that intel is offering a new integrated solution, and wondering if an intel setup be more power efficient and powerful than an amd setup.
by bbzidane
Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 45W Athlon II may arrive in early September
Replies: 15
Views: 8785

it is going to be a difficult choice for me,
at least until i see some benchmarks

it would be nice to have quad cores,
but dual core will be faster for most things
by bbzidane
Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Corsair XMS DDR2 failures
Replies: 26
Views: 31719

just wanted to add my experience. i bought a pair of corsair xms ddr2 (2x2gb), random crashes, ran memtest and saw errors. rma'ed it with ~$6 shipping. the pair failed to boot/and failed memtest when it did run. rma'ed it again, ~$6 shipping. once again, it failed memtest. another rma, ~$6 shipping....
by bbzidane
Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: planning for a mini-itx build
Replies: 0
Views: 620

planning for a mini-itx build

i have always wanted to build a mini-itx desktop for my day to day use. only recently did it made sense for me to attempt to do so, with affordable boards supporting mainstream processors. so my thoughts for this machine is: - amd processor, waiting/hoping for an athlon II x2 or phenom ii x2 45w pro...
by bbzidane
Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:36 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Phenom II X2 550 BE & Athlon II X2 250
Replies: 49
Views: 19423

do you know how the 4850e compares with the athlon II x2 250

it would nice if i was able to swap in a faster cpu without increasing power consumption by much
by bbzidane
Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: double check power supply for system
Replies: 12
Views: 3410

My file server/virtualisation box: 780-based Gigabyte uATX motherboard AMD 5050e Adaptec 5805 RAID controller 6 x WD10EADS 1TB drives 2 x 150G Velociraptors 2 x 60G SSDs 8GB RAM Onboard video is currently powered by a Corsair 400CX. It pulls about 125W absolute max (ie. at power on when all the dri...
by bbzidane
Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: double check power supply for system
Replies: 12
Views: 3410

Hi bbzidane, HDD: 8x WD 1TB WD10EADS + 1 for system wow - you must have a lot of files! I'm guessing those are the green drives? A suggestion of mine would be that your +1 for system should be something other than a green drive. If I can point you to http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.p...
by bbzidane
Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:33 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: double check power supply for system
Replies: 12
Views: 3410

Hi, I would buy one made by SeaSonic -- I know the VX450 is; and the other may be? Do you have pictures of the inside, or a review of the CX400? Both have enough power for your system. BTW, it's available on NewEgg for $30 after MIR. The deal definitely helped me decide. And if it is too noisy, I c...
by bbzidane
Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: double check power supply for system
Replies: 12
Views: 3410

i know very little about the cx400 other than it is by corsair and some what new on the market.

i think i'll stick with the 450vx just to play it safe.

thanks
by bbzidane
Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: double check power supply for system
Replies: 12
Views: 3410

double check power supply for system

Hello all, With my soon to receive tax refund, I'm looking into building a file server. I just want to be sure that I choose a big enough power supply for the job, as this is my first attempt at building a file server. I guess my concern is the power draw when all the hard drives are starting up at ...
by bbzidane
Sat Aug 30, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: what to do with psu hole when using picopsu
Replies: 8
Views: 3469

what to do with psu hole when using picopsu

I'm considering of using a picopsu for a machine I'm planning out for.
One thing I'm not sure of is what to do about the hole that was meant for a normal atx power supply.

Should I bother covering it up?
how does it affect the air flow?

I'm using the antec nsk3480 case btw.
by bbzidane
Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: What do I buy for the current most power saving NAS system?
Replies: 60
Views: 53267

QuietOC, I can't find that anywhere in the article you provided. http://www.hothardware.com/articleimages/Item935/wattage.PNG Here they don't exactly praise the 780G for it's low power consumption as it uses quite a bit more than 690G. On these AMD motherboards the chipset is not likely to the the ...
by bbzidane
Sun Aug 24, 2008 8:53 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: What do I buy for the current most power saving NAS system?
Replies: 60
Views: 53267

the 780g might idle at 1 watt, though still seems low [where did this number come from] The thing with the 780G is that it uses a northbridge chip and a southbridge chip. For the 8200, nvidia built it as one chip. So there would definitely be some saving in power consumption for using one less chip.
by bbzidane
Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: nvidia 8200 vs amd 780G
Replies: 13
Views: 6458

According to a comparison done by anandtech, Geforce 8200 uses between 0-10 watts less than the 780G. It is a close call, by if the computer is on 24/7, every little bit helps The nice VRM heatsink on the Biostar TF8200 could easily account for 3W of difference. You are comparing two Gigabyte mothe...
by bbzidane
Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: nvidia 8200 vs amd 780G
Replies: 13
Views: 6458

The two boards I guess I'm comparing are GIGABYTE GA-M78SM-S2H [Geforce 8200] @ 79.99 GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H [AMD 780G] @ 84.99 so the cost for these boards seem comparable, at least from brands like gigabyta/asus According to a comparison done by anandtech, Geforce 8200 uses between 0-10 watts less...
by bbzidane
Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:12 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: nvidia 8200 vs amd 780G
Replies: 13
Views: 6458

nvidia 8200 vs amd 780G

Hello, I'm curious to see what people around here think about the nvidia geforce 8200 chipset. The majority of the posts I read around here seems to recommend/use the amd 780G chipset rather than the nvidia 8200. With the few reviews for the 8200 floating around the internet, it seems the two are co...
by bbzidane
Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: small quiet build for downloading stuff
Replies: 22
Views: 4202

thanks for all your input below is the system im planning to put together case: NSK3480, as suggested psu: Corsair 450VX, don't have the tools to swap the fan in the psu that comes with the case, so going for something quieter cpu: AMD Athlon 64 LE-1600, will see how well a single core works with my...
by bbzidane
Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:09 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: small quiet build for downloading stuff
Replies: 22
Views: 4202

the alpine 7 does look like a good little cooler Will take a look at sata controllers with esata and see how that compares to sata to esata brackets I was hoping to avoid getting another tower case, as that would mean I have to towers beside my desk. Since it is unlikely I can get away with building...
by bbzidane
Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: small quiet build for downloading stuff
Replies: 22
Views: 4202

I think I will go with the single core then, considering how low cost of the cpu. I'll take a look at Gigabyte motherboard then, as I am currently using them for my gaming rig. As for the eSata, I was thinking of getting those adapter plates that extends the onboard sata to esata. I prefer bios unde...
by bbzidane
Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:44 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: small quiet build for downloading stuff
Replies: 22
Views: 4202

thanks for the advice so far question about the cpu, i was thinking of getting a dual core cpu, as i tend to multi-task and open up a lot of tabs in firefox, would i see a decent drop in power consumption if i went to a single core? if dual core, im looking at the 4050e. and when undervolting/underc...
by bbzidane
Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: small quiet build for downloading stuff
Replies: 22
Views: 4202

I guess when I said wait for Atom, I meant the dual-core Atom (sort of worried about not enough power), and a lower power consumption chipset. Does an intel board + celeron consume less power than a nvidia board + sempron? I don't remember reading much about nvidia board on mini-itx. The smaller the...
by bbzidane
Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: small quiet build for downloading stuff
Replies: 22
Views: 4202

small quiet build for downloading stuff

I was wondering if people would help provide with advise on parts for building a new machine. I'm familiar with building gaming machines, not with small low power machines though. I'm looking to be running Windows (XP or Vista, with all GUI enhancements disabled). This machine will be running 24/7 s...
by bbzidane
Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: When would you need to cut the corners of Nexus fans?
Replies: 4
Views: 1863

When would you need to cut the corners of Nexus fans?

Hello all, I'm about to pull the trigger on a new system and was wondering under what situation would I need to cut the corners of a Nexus fan? The reason I'm asking is that I don't have any of the hardware needed to do this, so if I can help it, I rather not. So would I need to cut the corners if I...
by bbzidane
Sat Jun 09, 2007 7:29 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: need a little help picking mb and ram for e4400
Replies: 2
Views: 1442

thanks
being able to upgrade to penryn would be nice, but i dont see myself needing the upgrade that soon. and when i do, it is likely that there is something new out and i would just get that instead
by bbzidane
Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:57 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: need a little help picking mb and ram for e4400
Replies: 2
Views: 1442

need a little help picking mb and ram for e4400

it has been a long time since i built a computer. last machine i built had an athlon xp 2400+ in it, and since i have mainly been using laptops for school. my laptop which has since become my main machine have become unbearably slow, which has a athlon 1600+ in it. so im ready to build a desktop mac...
by bbzidane
Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: question about via c7 1ghz cpu
Replies: 8
Views: 3395

question about via c7 1ghz cpu

im wondering, is the via c7 1ghz good enough for playing video
from what i have found, it is comparable to something like a 500mhz celeron, which isnt much

should i just avoid it and look at core duos?
by bbzidane
Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: anyone have experience with MSI Axis 700 Lite?
Replies: 3
Views: 6376

anyone have experience with MSI Axis 700 Lite?

does anyone have any experience with the MSI axis 700 lite
looks to be a nice quiet barebone, but not sure if it is sufficient to be a media center or not

what do you think
by bbzidane
Fri Nov 03, 2006 2:10 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: need recommendation for quiet x1950pro cooling
Replies: 2
Views: 1874

need recommendation for quiet x1950pro cooling

im planning to purchase a new system with a x1950pro video card what im having difficulties with is deciding which cooling solution to go with the options im considering at the moment is arctic cooling accelero, zalman vf900, and thermalright hr-03 im not big on modding, but i will do so if necessar...
by bbzidane
Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Core 2 duo build. Feedback or comments appreciated-
Replies: 9
Views: 4144

chrono: after checking out your link, i think you changed my mind about what memory to get. as for the dx10 (direct x 10) video card, ati and nvidia are supposed to have video cards out that will support directx 10, and hopefully they wont delay im still debating if i should buy now or buy in december