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by tempeteduson
Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:17 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: abit NF-M2 nView
Replies: 282
Views: 192295

More reviews of this abit mobo are popping up, from Björn3D and techFEAR . The Björn3D review was a surprise, as my initial reaction was: WTF? (1) They basically compared the AM2 and C2D platforms (rather than other AM2 boards) by testing X2 3800+ vs. E6600 (!)... and then complained about the poo...
by tempeteduson
Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 65nm X2 3600+
Replies: 45
Views: 20629

I saw this article yesterday but didn't have a chance to read it until today: Josh Walrath's testing of the new 3600+ at Penstar Systems. Again, no thermal or power consumption data; just an overclocking endeavor. He got close to 2.8Ghz but cited the motherboard as the limiting factor. The chip scal...
by tempeteduson
Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:17 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case for many (9+) hard drives (with ample space between)?
Replies: 37
Views: 17791

Any thoughts on the Antec Titan or Atlas cases guys? The Atlas looks like a modified P150/SOLO with a 550W TruePower PSU and 80mm side-mounted fan; the external dimensions are the same, and there's that HD suspension cage. Bodes well for quietness, but it sure won't hold nine hard drives without mo...
by tempeteduson
Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 65nm X2 3600+
Replies: 45
Views: 20629

AMDZone's first look at the 3600+ Brisbane, for what it's worth. They basically tell you they could overclock the chip to 3.1GHz with a core voltage boost. That's it.
by tempeteduson
Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:05 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: ATTN Antec: Petition for Black Interior(s)
Replies: 30
Views: 10364

Black paint shouldn't be any more scratch-prone than gray paint, but I guess any defects can be more visible. I don't think thermal properties matter all that much, either. Heck, there isn't even much of a difference between aluminum and steel (unless you're using the case as a heatsink, of course)....
by tempeteduson
Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: I really wish Seasonic offers PSUs w/14cm fan & bling-b
Replies: 37
Views: 9888

I prefer the 120mm fan size for ease of replacement with even quieter solutions, if one so desires. As for bling, I go the opposite direction: plain, elegant, unassuming, modest, refined... whatever you call it. Seasonic's current S12s are perfectly fine for me, save for perhaps the lack of modular ...
by tempeteduson
Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:32 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 65nm X2 3600+
Replies: 45
Views: 20629

Ah well, thanks for the effort. :)
by tempeteduson
Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:26 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: ATTN Antec: Petition for Black Interior(s)
Replies: 30
Views: 10364

I hereby add my signature. May black interiors proliferate across more cases in Antec's lineup.
by tempeteduson
Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 65nm X2 3600+
Replies: 45
Views: 20629

frostedflakes wrote:Well, I bought one. Should be able to set everything up later this week, will let you guys know how it does.
Thanks, frostedflakes. Eagerly awaiting your report. :)
by tempeteduson
Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: [CES 07] P180 evolution: the P182
Replies: 82
Views: 62539

Ender17 wrote:
tempeteduson wrote:Here's another vote for black interiors... but no windows! Are you listening, Antec? :wink:
lol, why do you care what color the interior is if you can't see it? :roll:
Well, I see it. I know it's there. And I can show it off in the Gallery. :P

Again, not that important, but would be nice.
by tempeteduson
Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:46 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 65nm X2 3600+
Replies: 45
Views: 20629

Whoops, I should have made it clear that it is available separately only at ChiefValue. And, yeah, forcing combos is not nice. Who wants that Biostar mobo?
by tempeteduson
Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:19 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 65nm X2 3600+
Replies: 45
Views: 20629

65nm X2 3600+

I caught wind of this new, unlisted (OEM-only) AMD processor on The Tech Report's "deal of the week" feature. Available separately or in a discounted bundle with a Biostar TForce mobo, it is a 65nm, 65W EE Brisbane clocked at 1.9GHz with 512KB of L2 cache per core (unlike the original 90nm 3600+ at ...
by tempeteduson
Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: [CES 07] P180 evolution: the P182
Replies: 82
Views: 62539

Konnetikut wrote:let's start a petition for the black interior P182.

keep in mind - this will probably bring prices a bit higher.
It was probably just an added bonus for the mirror-like one.
Where do I sign? I'd like a black-inside NSK3300/3400 and SOLO, too...
by tempeteduson
Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS M2A-VM HDMI
Replies: 137
Views: 128260

On the other hand, the MSI board has only two memory slots and a less-than-optimal location for the 4-pin auxiliary power connector. Just things to consider.
by tempeteduson
Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: [CES 07] P180 evolution: the P182
Replies: 82
Views: 62539

Konnetikut wrote:I've fallen in love with black interiors. It's interesting how no one has thought of that before.
Oh, but it has. It's the Kingwin KT-436 (discontinued).

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by tempeteduson
Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS M2A-VM HDMI
Replies: 137
Views: 128260

I'm pretty sure it does. Pick: It or the graphics card. :cry:
by tempeteduson
Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: [CES 07] P180 evolution: the P182
Replies: 82
Views: 62539

Here's another vote for black interiors... but no windows! Are you listening, Antec? :wink:

The mirrored finish doesn't do it for me. I like the gunmetal color, but black is good, as well. Heck, I'd like an all-black case. No visible gray/silver.
by tempeteduson
Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS M2A-VM HDMI
Replies: 137
Views: 128260

ASUS M2A-VM HDMI

This is the first motherboard based on the new AMD 690G ( ATI RS690 ) IGP chipset for Socket AM2, and was recently announced at CES . Said to contain Radeon X700-class integrated graphics, the chipset was delayed due to licensing issues concerning HDCP support, and it was thought that ASUS would omi...
by tempeteduson
Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: abit NF-M2 nView
Replies: 282
Views: 192295

by tempeteduson
Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:43 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Updated Antec NSK3300, the new NSK3400
Replies: 114
Views: 63957

Notice that, in addition to the new cable-routing opening on the side, the hole in front of the PSU has been retained. Although there is no longer a sliding plate there, one should still be able to route wires through it if desired. So, the 3400 should be at least no worse than the 3300 in this resp...
by tempeteduson
Thu Jan 11, 2007 4:17 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone ST30NF Fanless PSU review
Replies: 89
Views: 72950

Postscript #2 should be dated 2007, not 2005.
by tempeteduson
Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:42 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec NSK2400 HTPC Running MythTV - Another Update 27/02/07!
Replies: 8
Views: 7830

Nice build. I see you were brave enough to drill holes in the side of your rack. :shock: I love the cable management, too.

Just a quick question: Do you find you need both fans on the side?
by tempeteduson
Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus fans, is it ok to cut off the molex connector?
Replies: 6
Views: 2240

Yes, if you're sure you'll never use them ever again. I would just tuck them away for the possibility of reusing them in a future build. Nexus fans aren't cheap, you know. :wink:
by tempeteduson
Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:48 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec TruePower Trio 550
Replies: 13
Views: 11235

Looks like Seasonic's excellent designs are winning contracts with various manufacturers. First Corsair, then Antec. Maybe this is a nod to the increasing popularity of truly quiet computing, as opposed to just marketing hype focused on silence? I see a good trend. Shame on the sub-par fan controlle...
by tempeteduson
Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:01 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: quietest CD and DVD writer
Replies: 26
Views: 12403

It's interesting that there are sometimes conflicting opinions on the noise of optical drives. Samsung has been known (in the past, at least) for drives that operate relatively smoothly and quietly. I've even read somewhere that recommended the aforementioned Samsung drive in particular, a current m...
by tempeteduson
Tue Jan 02, 2007 2:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows Media Player 11?
Replies: 12
Views: 4475

I can't get WMP11 to play WMV files at all! It crashes when opening them saying that it cannot play the file, but it displays the first frame of the video anyway. Nice one, MS :P Hmmm, that's odd. I haven't heard of this problem before, nor have I experienced it. I've played a WMV file (from the in...
by tempeteduson
Tue Jan 02, 2007 1:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows Media Player 11?
Replies: 12
Views: 4475

Well, to its credit, WiMP 11 is a good-looking and intuitive media player. I have it installed on my Dell Inspiron. I haven't used it much, but I think it is a worthwhile upgrade over version 10 (and 9). The reviews seem to agree that 11 is worlds better than 10. One slight annoyance is the eliminat...
by tempeteduson
Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:28 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman's HD135 HTPC case: Gasping for air
Replies: 59
Views: 37781

Another poorly executed case from Zalman (with respect to airflow). I could have said many things, but this case is just sad. I'll take an NSK2400 any day, thanks.
by tempeteduson
Sun Dec 31, 2006 9:27 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: abit NF-M2 nView
Replies: 282
Views: 192295

I somehow missed this review of the board by SFF Club, which might have been the very first. Looks like they really liked it!

EDIT: A review by Virtual Hideout.
by tempeteduson
Sun Dec 31, 2006 8:54 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Zalman VU700-CU enough for a 7600GT?
Replies: 8
Views: 3172

It should be more than adequate.