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by Cams
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate's 10TB HDDs
Replies: 36
Views: 95006

Re: Seagate's 10TB HDDs

This is why we need SPCR to reactivate. So much has changed over the years (especially fans and PSUs), and HDDs are still relevant today as the vast majority of people can't even come close to affording SSDs anywhere close to the capacities of the HDDs that a lot of people need. Maybe there are qua...
by Cams
Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which cooler for LGA1156 from this reseller?
Replies: 5
Views: 3190

Re: Which cooler for LGA1156 from this reseller?

Turns out to have been a great buy! That system is still going and is now being handed down to my son. I've ordered a Noctua NH-D15S for my new i7-6700K rig. It was expensive too, but I know that these things work and have longevity!
by Cams
Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Define S Optimization
Replies: 5
Views: 5514

Re: Define S Optimization

An interesting thread. I just built a new PC with a Fractal R5 case and ordered a Noctua NH-D15S cooler for an i7-6700K. Sounds like much can be achieved with fan placement. Thank you for the replies to this thread!
by Cams
Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Which PCI-E socket for video card?
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Which PCI-E socket for video card?

I just got my Asus P7P55D and i7-860 today and it works! Three months I've been without a computer, thanks to a vendor who treated me very badly and will never see my business again. This time I had the good sense to test that the system would boot before I spent the time putting it together neatly....
by Cams
Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:05 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which cooler for LGA1156 from this reseller?
Replies: 5
Views: 3190

Thanks for the help folks. I just ordered the bundle and got the Noctua. Now I can start getting excited! I threw in a SATA DVD drive as well so I can finally ditch IDE and I'm taking out the floppy drive as well.

Welcome to the 21st Century!
by Cams
Sun Oct 11, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which cooler for LGA1156 from this reseller?
Replies: 5
Views: 3190

I just spent the last couple of hours reading reviews on here. The Noctua NH-U12P is higher up the list of recommended coolers, but it's £62. The Zipang 2 is more affordable but doesn't mount as securely. It's over £20 cheaper than the Noctua though. I couldn't find much on the Zalman CNPS9900 (ei...
by Cams
Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which cooler for LGA1156 from this reseller?
Replies: 5
Views: 3190

Which cooler for LGA1156 from this reseller?

I'm about to order an i7-860 and Asus P7P55D from my favoured reseller. They have a few HSFs for this platform in stock and I wondered what the SPCR endorsed choice would be. Here's a link to their HSF page for socket 1156 compatible: Kustom PCs Anything there that jumps out as the obvious choice? I...
by Cams
Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on my new components
Replies: 7
Views: 1175

I'm still computerless. I did a stupid thing. I now know that it was the motherboard that was faulty from the beginning. I waited literally for years for this upgrade, bought RAM, CPU and motherboard and it wouldn't post. I sent the motherboard back, got a refund (it was claimed that the BIOS did no...
by Cams
Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What's a good quiet and modular PSU?
Replies: 1
Views: 928

What's a good quiet and modular PSU?

I'm after a modular PSU as I have a reasonably low-powered system and do not need all the cables that my current Seasonic SS-550HT has and I'm worried about screwing the motherboard on top of the cables to get them out of the way.

Thanks
Cams
by Cams
Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on my new components
Replies: 7
Views: 1175

yep, the 24-pin and the 4-pin are both connected. I also tried the 8-pin instead of the 4-pin (there's a cover over four of the holes which, when removed, allows the 8-pin power connected to be plugged in)
by Cams
Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:50 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on my new components
Replies: 7
Views: 1175

No, no beeps.
by Cams
Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on my new components
Replies: 7
Views: 1175

Advice on my new components

I posted a while back about my new system. I decided on this following and bought it from Overclockers UK: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 LGA775 'Yorkfield' 2.66GHz 12MB-cache (1333FSB) Processor - OEM Asus P5Q Pro Turbo Intel P45 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard Kingston HyperX 8GB (4x2GB) DDR2 8...
by Cams
Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Compatibility question (Asus P5Q Pro Turbo + Q9450)
Replies: 8
Views: 1856

That's me home now. It's a Seasonic 550HT. Does that have the EPS12V? No way of flashing the BIOS if the sytem won't even POST. It seems that I have confirmation that the CPU and motherboard are compatible so I have justification for asking for a refund on my shipping costs for the RMA of the mother...
by Cams
Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Compatibility question (Asus P5Q Pro Turbo + Q9450)
Replies: 8
Views: 1856

The supplier said that the BIOS might be too old for the CPU and there was no upgrade that would work. I'm skeptical. My PSU is a Seasonic 550W, so I imagine it is certified. I don't recall the exact model number right now, but it does have some certification stickers on it, something about being gr...
by Cams
Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Compatibility question (Asus P5Q Pro Turbo + Q9450)
Replies: 8
Views: 1856

Compatibility question (Asus P5Q Pro Turbo + Q9450)

Can anyone confirm whether the Q9450 CPU is compatable with an Asus P5Q Pro Turbo Intel P45 motherboard? There is a bit of a story behind my question. First of all, I bought a system as documented here: [ Looking for advice on platform ] Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 LGA775 'Yorkfield' 2.66GHz 12MB-cache ...
by Cams
Sat Aug 15, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Kingston SSDNow V-series - review
Replies: 8
Views: 1946

I sent it back and will carry on with my Raptor for the next few months, innit?
by Cams
Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Kingston SSDNow V-series - review
Replies: 8
Views: 1946

Kingston SSDNow V-series - review

Having just bought one of these, I am now in a quandary about whether to return it or not. I just found a recent review (posted two days before I write this) which suggests that they are half-decent drives and the best value out there at the moment. tweaktown.com I just wondered if any SPCRers had t...
by Cams
Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:23 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Help! How to remove heatsink baseplate [Solved!]
Replies: 1
Views: 752

Panic over. My clever wife suggested a hairdryer and that worked a treat. The motherboard is now on its way back. Hope they get it sorted out quickly. I'm getting really impatient now!
by Cams
Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Help! How to remove heatsink baseplate [Solved!]
Replies: 1
Views: 752

Help! How to remove heatsink baseplate [Solved!]

I got my new motherboard last week. Rather than doing the sensible thing of testing it, I put the heatsink on. I have a Scythe Ninja and used the supplied LGA775 adapter bolt-through kit. It has a base plate that goes on the underside of the motherboard; it sticks on with 3M sticky foam. I got an RM...
by Cams
Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Looking for advice on platform
Replies: 25
Views: 11956

Okay, I'm more or less convinced to return the Kingston drive. OCUK does accept returns and I didn't peel off the shrink wrap. OCUK has a 'this week only' deal on an OCZ Summit. OCZ Summit Basically it's a fiver off. Anyone know about these drives? I must admit I am wondering whether the comment to ...
by Cams
Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New system won't boot
Replies: 8
Views: 2329

Already tried all those things lodestar. The one thing I haven't yet tried is to clear the CMOS. I called the supplier and he suggested that as well. I'll have to try and dash home later to try that, otherwise I'll lose a week (RMA pickup, we're on an island, no pickups on Friday/Monday, that sort o...
by Cams
Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New system won't boot
Replies: 8
Views: 2329

Just dashed home -- one of the few perks of being self employed! I tested the 8-pin power connector and it made no difference. I then took a working PSU from another computer and got the same result. The green light on the motherboard lights up with both. I didn't actually consider the power lead, t...
by Cams
Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New system won't boot
Replies: 8
Views: 2329

I found an image that shows the connectors on the PSU Link to newegg There's a 20+4 pin connector, which fits in only one place on my motherboard. There's a 4-pin CPU power connector, which I've put in the four exposed holes on the 8-hole socket (with the left-most 4 holes covered with a cap). There...
by Cams
Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New system won't boot
Replies: 8
Views: 2329

Re: New system won't boot

Heh.. Rule #1 of building a computer - Before spending hours cabling/putting everything into your new case and finding it doesnt work, install the CPU/RAM and see if the thing posts. That way, if it doesn't, you haven't wasted hours both putting it all together and pulling it apart. I too learnt th...
by Cams
Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New system won't boot
Replies: 8
Views: 2329

New system won't boot

You can all imagine the feeling. You do research, you decide to wait, not enough money to upgrade, wait a while. Finally the day comes, you order your bits then wait for them to arrive. They finally arrive, you set aside an evening of fun building the new system. You spent time doing it as neatly as...
by Cams
Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:16 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Looking for advice on platform
Replies: 25
Views: 11956

Thanks for such a comprehensive response. I just did a bit of reading on the Kingson V-series and it seems that the issues with the J-Micron controller have been fixed. techwarelabs For those that haven’t been following the evolution of SSD’s, a little back story is required. The first wave of e...
by Cams
Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Looking for advice on platform
Replies: 25
Views: 11956

Just read an article on Tom's Hardware [ Avoid Avoid SSDs with Jmicron’s JMF602 Controller ] and am now convinced that you are all right and am kicking myself for not doing any research on this before buying. I'm expecting my parts today or tomorrow. If the supplier agrees to my returning it and r...
by Cams
Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Looking for advice on platform
Replies: 25
Views: 11956

Hmm... not sure about that SSD. No cache and JMicron controller. Doesn't sound promising. Way to rain on my parade! I didn't actually do any research on SSDs, other than to read the reviews on the manufacturer's site. It's was the cheapest 64 GB drive there was. Hopefully it'll be all right, but it...
by Cams
Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Looking for advice on platform
Replies: 25
Views: 11956

You've all been really helpful, as always on this board! Here are the components I've ordered: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 LGA775 'Yorkfield' 2.66GHz 12MB-cache (1333FSB) Processor - OEM Kingston SSDNow V Series 64GB 2.5" SATA-II Solid State Hard Drive Kit Asus P5Q Pro Turbo Intel P45 (Socket 775) PCI-E...
by Cams
Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Looking for advice on platform
Replies: 25
Views: 11956

Just been looking at stuff on scan.co.uk (thanks for the link for that JamieG , I didn't know about them) and they have a couple of Core2 Quads ending in an S which purport to be 65W rather than 95W. That would mean less heat, right? Could that make a big difference when it comes to cooling with my ...