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by Sizzle
Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:29 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Remote controlling a HTPC
Replies: 19
Views: 6464

I use the Silverstone MFP51 and like it quite a bit. It can be setup to accept signals from the Microsoft MCE Remote, so I use that instead of the iMon remote. One nice feature with it is you can turn the PC on from a complete off with it.
by Sizzle
Thu Dec 06, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Post your favorite bumper stickers here
Replies: 41
Views: 13251

"I LOVE DORKS"

Seen on the back of one of my friends cars, her husbands last name is Dork. And no, she did not take it.
by Sizzle
Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:21 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which passive 8600GT?
Replies: 4
Views: 2456

I have the XFX Force Fatality 8600GT. It's a nice card.
by Sizzle
Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What will he do next?
Replies: 27
Views: 6800

The problem with fighting these little wars is that we abide by international laws thereby tying our hands and those we are fighting do not. Sure we do break the rules a bit (the interrogations in Cuba), but we still have to fight humainly. I also think it's apparent we did not learn a thing in Viet...
by Sizzle
Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:06 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GT
Replies: 119
Views: 62011

Maybe we'll get another badass passive card like the XFX Force 7950GT.
by Sizzle
Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:35 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Help me select a passive cooled nvidia 8500/600 card.
Replies: 4
Views: 2319

I like my XFX Force Fatality 8600GT.
by Sizzle
Sun Oct 14, 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 Intel X38 DDR2 Crossfire Motherboard
Replies: 8
Views: 3638

You can get longer screws. I believe Gigabyte even has instructions on how to remove the backside crazy cool heatsinks for cpu heatsink mounting.
by Sizzle
Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:53 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 4pin PWM fans?
Replies: 13
Views: 5428

I don't know this from experience, but I have been reading a lot in the forums, and it seems to me that the Arctic Cooling PWM fan has been recieved better. I have one on the way.

http://www.arctic-cooling.com/fans2.php?idx=108
by Sizzle
Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:14 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Interesting read
Replies: 16
Views: 5205

andyb wrote:"Ultimate" does not include laptop drives, even 7200rpm ones get thrashed performance wise, and he wasnt going to use an even lower powered single core CPU.

Andy
The new 7K200 series Hitachi's are about as fast as the last gen 500 and 250 gig 3.5 drives, nothing to scoff at.
by Sizzle
Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive video card for the non-gamer?
Replies: 18
Views: 6921

If you plan on watching HD-DVD or Blu-Ray eventually with this card, you should get at least the nVidia 8600 or ATI 2600 series of cards for proper decode acceleration and optimal image quality. The 8400, 8500, and 8600 should all be the same in this aspect shouldn't they? I like the looks of the X...
by Sizzle
Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Premarin online without prescription
Replies: 3
Views: 2593

You said "teats." :) Generally referred to as rubber or silicon fan mounts.

how do you feel the air flow of the Noctura's are?
by Sizzle
Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2x2.5" raid better than 1x3.5" for noise & per
Replies: 16
Views: 5456

RAID 0 is not likely to provide noticeable performance increases. "The real world performance increases are negligible at best" http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=2101&p=11 A three year old article with RAID tech that was immature compared to todays ICH9R or 6XX series technology would...
by Sizzle
Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fan swap and heatsink mod – Adventures with a NeoHE
Replies: 4
Views: 6827

Nice job. Though I must say you must have some kind of super hearing because I have two NeoHE 430s and both are silent.

Maybe you had a bad fan?
by Sizzle
Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: what can be improved on this?
Replies: 18
Views: 8510

I would get a board with DDR2. No reason to blow the extra money on DDR3 right now. So if you get DDR2, CAS3 at the minimum.b Gigabytes fan control is OK. Asus is Qfan good. Abit Fan EQ is better. However, as stated, if Speedfan supports your board, you can do these functions via software. I persona...
by Sizzle
Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:01 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: need a silent 7200 2,5" disk for my HTPC
Replies: 8
Views: 3149

The new travelstars with 16 mb of cache are probably the fastest 2.5 inch drives out there right now. I have one in my wife's pc, very quiet. The sata 3.0 ones are not out yet, the current ones are 1.5 speeds. There is a link to the review right on the front page of storagereview.com http://www.hit...
by Sizzle
Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: need a silent 7200 2,5" disk for my HTPC
Replies: 8
Views: 3149

The new travelstars with 16 mb of cache are probably the fastest 2.5 inch drives out there right now. I have one in my wife's pc, very quiet.

The sata 3.0 ones are not out yet, the current ones are 1.5 speeds.

There is a link to the review right on the front page of storagereview.com
by Sizzle
Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:08 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Recommend Silent LCD Monitor
Replies: 65
Views: 46639

Westinghouse 2410nm. No noise. 24 inches....
by Sizzle
Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung SH-S203B 20x DVD±RW/RAM. Just get one.
Replies: 45
Views: 22837

I have some Asus "quietrack" drives. They are fine when not spun up, but like any drive, they are noticeable when spun. However, compared to say the Lite On drives I have had, they are not bad. Those Lite On's are unbearable.
by Sizzle
Fri Sep 28, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme or Thermalright IFX-14 or ???
Replies: 15
Views: 6696

I have my Ultra Extreme for sale in the Deals section. While it's certainly a good cooler, I did not care for the mounting on the socket 775, it allows for the HS to wiggle. Thermalright says it is withing the Intel pressure spec on their webiste, but I wanted something more solid. I am using a reg...
by Sizzle
Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: TV Tuner help for a HTPC build...
Replies: 3
Views: 1726

Cheaper Aver: http://www.pcalchemy.com/product_info.php/pName/avermedia-avertv-m780-combo-pcie-atsc-and-ntsc-white-box/cName/hdtv-tuner-cards Hauppauge: http://www.pcalchemy.com/product_info.php/pName/hauppauge-wintvhvr1800-mce-combo-atscqamntsc-pci-express-whitebox-1129/cName/hdtv-tuner-cards I hav...
by Sizzle
Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:22 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme or Thermalright IFX-14 or ???
Replies: 15
Views: 6696

I have my Ultra Extreme for sale in the Deals section. While it's certainly a good cooler, I did not care for the mounting on the socket 775, it allows for the HS to wiggle. Thermalright says it is withing the Intel pressure spec on their webiste, but I wanted something more solid. I am using a regu...
by Sizzle
Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1652056

Beth Hart - 37 Days
by Sizzle
Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Real Men Use Butterfly Heatsinks: Apack ZeroTherm BTF80&
Replies: 35
Views: 29109

Running the BTF95 passive in my wife's system. Core 2 Duo 6420, works good.

viewtopic.php?t=43402
by Sizzle
Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:09 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Thermalright Ultra 120 HS
Replies: 0
Views: 1254

FS: Thermalright Ultra 120 HS

Used but in excellent condition Thermalright Ultra 120 HS. All parts included. This has the eXtreme's socket 775 mounting bracket. $40 shipped in the U.S.

Heatware: dlmcamaross
ebay: milbrandt
by Sizzle
Fri Sep 14, 2007 5:13 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The wife PC - Pink Raidmax O2
Replies: 10
Views: 8379

nzimmers wrote: the zerothom is working pretty well for you then? I've looked at that one several times, wish I had gotten that instead of the ninja
The hestsink is rarely warm to the touch. In her old case it was. Her machine is on 24/7, no issues.
by Sizzle
Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The wife PC - Pink Raidmax O2
Replies: 10
Views: 8379

Only other comment I can think of, if baby likes to hang out there, be careful when she's a little older & stronger, she could pull it down on top of herself by accident That's my youngest in the picture. The older one who likes to look at it knows not to poke or pull on the PC. my sister wanted th...
by Sizzle
Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The wife PC - Pink Raidmax O2
Replies: 10
Views: 8379

The wife PC - Pink Raidmax O2

Just completed a upgrade of my wife's PC. Her previous case was in a purple Chieftec Dragon that she has had since I first built her a computer 5 years ago before we were married. It was difficult to cool quietly, and honestly, just too honking big. Her only requirements were that the new case be pr...
by Sizzle
Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:02 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi Travelstar 7K200 - the new 2.5" champ!
Replies: 2
Views: 1843

They only reviewed the SATA1.5. It would be interesting to see what the SATA3.0 tests out as. Newegg only has the 1.5 models.

Googling the model numbers for the 3.0 versions don't come up with much of anything except for the 200 gig version.
by Sizzle
Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:05 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Many items, x2 cpu, ram, hdd, matx case, Phantom....
Replies: 0
Views: 1493

FS: Many items, x2 cpu, ram, hdd, matx case, Phantom....

Antec Phantom 500 PSU barely used $85 shipped in the U.S. - SOLD Apevia X-Qpack matx case, black, no windows, 420 watt psu. All accessories. ATX PSU does fit in it. $60 shipped in the U.S. - SOLD Seagate 250 gig 7200.10 16 mb cache sata 3.0 certified refurbished hdd. $50 shipped in the U.S. -SOLD AM...
by Sizzle
Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:43 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Scythe Infinity heatsink and fan
Replies: 3
Views: 2460

SOLD