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by bbzidane
Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:12 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Core 2 duo build. Feedback or comments appreciated-
Replies: 9
Views: 4123

what a coincidence, i plan on building almost the exact same system with the difference in graphics card (waiting for dx10) and the memory

one thing, is there any particular reason why you chose pc2-4200 memory rather than pc2-6400 (800mhz)
by bbzidane
Sat Aug 05, 2006 8:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: need advice on a new build
Replies: 0
Views: 1301

need advice on a new build

hello all, im looking to build a new pc for use in my room the main points im looking to accomplish is having it quiet, small, and reasonably powerful, in that order of importance. and ideally would fit on top of my desk, not much space under my desk and i find it a pain to bend over to access the d...
by bbzidane
Thu Jul 13, 2006 6:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: does the picopsu have enough juice for ...
Replies: 1
Views: 1176

does the picopsu have enough juice for ...

im pondering of building a basic system for use in my room goals are small and quiet, which is fairly difficult to achieve the idea is to buy a mini-itx board supporting core 2 duo (e6300) and throw in a hard drive (3.5 or maybe 2.5), a video card (preferably 7600gs or if that is too much, a 7300gt)...
by bbzidane
Fri Apr 21, 2006 9:03 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec NSK2400 Media PC Case
Replies: 249
Views: 234209

just wondering
why is the date 2005 on the first page?
by bbzidane
Fri Mar 31, 2006 7:02 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Affordable 32GB SSD?
Replies: 21
Views: 6864

it appears that transcend just released a couple 1.8" and 2.5" flash hard drives. the size is limited to 2, 4, and 8 gb, but it would be adequate to place the os on it to allow faster boot up. http://www.transcendusa.com/products/ModDetail.asp?ModNo=100 any one have any experience with these flash d...
by bbzidane
Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:40 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: An "even quieter" Mac Mini
Replies: 29
Views: 16573

the aopen minipc actually look to be a bit competitive with the mac mini the old version barebone that supports only pentium-m costs roughly 330 CAD or 280 USD, which comes with a slim dvd/cdrw combo drive, add in a cheap 1.5 p-m for roughly 60 USD, 80gb notebook drive for 80USD, 1gb of memory for 8...
by bbzidane
Mon Mar 20, 2006 3:12 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Asus Barebone s754 with external PSU!!
Replies: 57
Views: 28689

just wondering if it is possible in swapping out the motherboard for something with a better integrated video, such as the a8n-vm csm
by bbzidane
Mon Mar 20, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Albatron's mini-ITX Socket 754 motherboard
Replies: 20
Views: 6800

i hope it will be released soon, and more importantly at a somewhat reasonable price

anything below $300 would be nice
by bbzidane
Mon Mar 20, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Help! How and when to update NF4 chipset driver and BIOS?
Replies: 7
Views: 2521

the bios version should be listed inside the bios configuration screen

so try entering the bios configuration screen and check the bottom on the screen to see if the bios version is listed
by bbzidane
Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:20 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Asus Barebone s754 with external PSU!!
Replies: 57
Views: 28689

this is a really nice barebone, especially for that price. but like someone posted earlier, availability is still an issue here in canada. gotta say nice review of the barebone on your blog hifriday this would be a nice replacement for the beige tower sitting nice to the tv my mother use to watch vi...
by bbzidane
Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: mac mini cheapest mini-itx pentium-m prebuilt/barebone sys?
Replies: 11
Views: 2781

well, you guys seem to have confirmed my research that the mac mini is probably the cheapest way to get a system to be that small and somewhat powerful im mainly using it for office applications and nearly never any gaming, so it should be more than sufficient for my needs. but still, the limited up...
by bbzidane
Thu Mar 16, 2006 9:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: mac mini cheapest mini-itx pentium-m prebuilt/barebone sys?
Replies: 11
Views: 2781

mac mini cheapest mini-itx pentium-m prebuilt/barebone sys?

does anyone know if the mac mini is the cheapest prebuilt / barebone system based on the mini-itx platform using a pentium-m processor? i did some searching myself, but i would like to make sure i didnt miss something most mini-itx pentium-m boards cost roughly ~300+ dollars add in the processor, ~1...
by bbzidane
Wed Mar 15, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: An "even quieter" Mac Mini
Replies: 29
Views: 16573

just wondering, do you know what is the source of the noise in the new intel mac mini?
im curious to see if it is possible to make it even quieter, near silent if possible
by bbzidane
Wed Mar 08, 2006 4:50 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AOpen Releases Core Duo To The Desktop
Replies: 4
Views: 1858

i love the idea of using mobile processors in desktop pcs the only thing im waiting for it to be more reasonably priced i like cool and quiet pcs but i dont need that much processing power, so i really cant justify spending so much money on the cpu and motherboard hopefully the prices will come down...
by bbzidane
Thu Jan 19, 2006 8:23 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: how to determine the power usage of a motherboard?
Replies: 4
Views: 1606

thanks for the inputs so far as for the mb pulling a max of 10-15W, i find that awfully low for a desktop chipset what i think is that the mini-itx mb for the p-m has much lower power consumption than most mb because the chipset was designed for notebook usage, and would ideally have lower power con...
by bbzidane
Thu Jan 19, 2006 8:18 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: anyone able to find a 200+W ac/dc brick adapter?
Replies: 17
Views: 10986

thanks for the info
i actually read that thread, guess not carefully enough

i have added my location to my profile
i tend to be lazy when entering in my profile
=)
by bbzidane
Wed Jan 18, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: anyone able to find a 200+W ac/dc brick adapter?
Replies: 17
Views: 10986

anyone able to find a 200+W ac/dc brick adapter?

just wondering, after searching about the pw200m dc-dc psu, there seems to be a number of users interested in using one so to use it to its maximum capacity, it would only naturally require a equivalently rated ac-dc brick adapter so has anyone bought a 200+w ac-dc brick adapter? or even know where ...
by bbzidane
Wed Jan 18, 2006 8:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 220w PSU enough for HTPC?
Replies: 9
Views: 2651

thanks
now all i need to find is a place that sells a ac/dc brick rated at 200+W

anyone know where i might be able to get my hands on one?
by bbzidane
Wed Jan 18, 2006 4:19 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: how to determine the power usage of a motherboard?
Replies: 4
Views: 1606

how to determine the power usage of a motherboard?

with motherboard having more and more components integrated, one can only assume that the power consumption have motherboards have increased over the years but this increase should lower than having that component added on as a pci card im trying to determine if a fanless dc-dc power supply with a a...
by bbzidane
Wed Jan 18, 2006 1:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 220w PSU enough for HTPC?
Replies: 9
Views: 2651

seems like this is a really popular setup as im considering something pretty the same, with the exception being, i'll be using the slowest s939 cpu i could find, and possibly a different motherboard but still based on the 6150 chipset now, as for my question, what is the likelihood of powering the s...
by bbzidane
Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:38 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Little help cooling down microatx case
Replies: 0
Views: 809

Little help cooling down microatx case

I was wondering if anyone can provide some sort of suggestions for me to cool my micro atx case. I'm currently living on campus at university and the computer is just a few feet beside my bed. I have recently swapped my amd hsf for a si-97 with nexus 90mm fan. Obviously it is much quieter and much c...
by bbzidane
Mon Dec 20, 2004 7:13 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: newbie need help 7volting psu fan
Replies: 6
Views: 1743

so by the look of it, i should be fine

but if i do smell something funky form the psu, isn't it already a bit too late
by bbzidane
Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:14 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: newbie need help 7volting psu fan
Replies: 6
Views: 1743

thanks for the suggestions and I have now routed the fan out of the psu now my question is, how would I know if the psu is cool enough or not. i dont have a thermal sensor on the motherboard, so I'm not sure how I can accurately check the temperature in the psu. With the fan running at 5V, my case t...
by bbzidane
Thu Dec 16, 2004 8:53 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: newbie need help 7volting psu fan
Replies: 6
Views: 1743

newbie need help 7volting psu fan

Does anyone know if it is possible to 7volt the psu fan? I know how to 7 volt a normal case fan with the 4 pin connector, but inside the psu, I only have 2 leads, which I assume one is 12V and the other is ground. So it doesn't seem possible to lower its speed by reducing its voltage. I would just s...
by bbzidane
Mon Dec 13, 2004 5:56 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: quiet low profile hsf for socketA in mATX case
Replies: 0
Views: 668

quiet low profile hsf for socketA in mATX case

does anyone have any suggestions for a hsf for the asus a7n266-mx motherboard in an in-win L505 matx case?

thanks
by bbzidane
Tue Nov 16, 2004 4:57 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: change fan in existing psu or buy new
Replies: 6
Views: 1386

is there any use in cutting out the built-in grill and replace it with a chrome wire grill? if there is some benefit to replacing the built-in grill with a wire chrome grill, how difficult is it to cut out the existing one? the part i'm most concerned with is getting small metal files flying every w...
by bbzidane
Mon Nov 15, 2004 5:18 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: change fan in existing psu or buy new
Replies: 6
Views: 1386

change fan in existing psu or buy new

what do people think here is better, change the existing fan in my matx psu try to find a place that sells the seasonic matx psu here in canada? if i do go the route of changing fans, is the panaflo low speed fan good enough to cool down the psu? the only other fans in the matx is the hsf and maybe ...
by bbzidane
Sat Nov 13, 2004 8:38 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: quieting a mATX case
Replies: 2
Views: 1015

quieting a mATX case

Hi all, I have scanned through the forum looking for ideas on how to make a mATX case quieter, but I found very few posts related to this. I understand that it is much more difficult to silence a mATX as it has less room for air flow, but because I live in a dorm room, and moving every 4 months, I p...
by bbzidane
Sun Feb 15, 2004 3:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Choosing between integrated video. Plz Help!
Replies: 0
Views: 1007

Choosing between integrated video. Plz Help!

Does anyone have any experience with Via's integrated video on the KM400? I'm looking for a motherboard with integrated video for school. Right now I'm debating between Asus A7N8X-VM ($120 CDN) and Asrock K7VM4 ($70 CDN) I only do occassional gaming so a fast video card is not that important to me, ...
by bbzidane
Sun Apr 13, 2003 2:24 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3700 in Ontario, Canada
Replies: 7
Views: 3175