Search found 37 matches

by Caudipteryx zoui
Sat Nov 05, 2005 7:59 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS A8N-VM CSM
Replies: 127
Views: 67020

This is the board I would get if I was looking for s939 mATX today. For US residents, ZZF has it: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=247026 Unfortunately, I needed to build my PC back in August, so I went with Jetway's pro solution. It is increasingly likely that the Jetway ...
by Caudipteryx zoui
Wed Aug 10, 2005 7:41 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AOpen i915GMm-HFS: 2nd Gen Pentium M desktop board
Replies: 146
Views: 109966

This board is still at least 100 dollars too expensive, even with dual gigabit LAN and DDR2 RAM (both of which I don't need). Combined with the also-pricey Pentium M, this setup gets an extreme beatdown when it comes to the price/quiet performance ratio of a C&Q AMD64 w/ mATX board (lacking only gig...
by Caudipteryx zoui
Tue Aug 09, 2005 6:07 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Chenming 118
Replies: 1
Views: 1580

Yes and No, at least, not at the same time.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811125485
by Caudipteryx zoui
Fri Aug 05, 2005 5:07 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe NCU-2000 and Ninja
Replies: 11
Views: 2597

There were some discussions about comparing the two. IIRC, the Scythe is a bit better, but not by enough to justify a replacement. I agree. For maximum performance, I'd say it depends how the cooler will be oriented and what your fan configuration will be. When the price/performance ratio comes int...
by Caudipteryx zoui
Mon Jul 25, 2005 12:27 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Looking for final feedback on my mATX mobo choices.
Replies: 2
Views: 1818

Any thoughts to offer before I make my purchase soon?
by Caudipteryx zoui
Tue Jul 19, 2005 11:19 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Looking for final feedback on my mATX mobo choices.
Replies: 2
Views: 1818

Looking for final feedback on my mATX mobo choices.

After long participating in the matx discussion here , it has come to this: here are my options as I see them. Please consider the following usage characteristics immutable: I will move to mATX with this build (I've invested too much too much time and money in an mATX case already). I must build wit...
by Caudipteryx zoui
Mon Jul 18, 2005 7:51 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: mATX s939 roundup/mobo list
Replies: 38
Views: 23699

Perhaps I am lacking in computer knowledge, but I don't understand how the problems Kyle listed in his conclusion translate into a flakely southbridge. Anyone? I received a reply from Gigabyte, here it is: Dear Customer, This model has been available to our OEM partners. However, late August will be...
by Caudipteryx zoui
Mon Jul 18, 2005 6:35 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: mATX s939 roundup/mobo list
Replies: 38
Views: 23699

All of the benchmarks I have seen showing the shameful USB 2.0 performance have been on boards using ATI's [in-house] SB400 Southbridge. http://www.techreport.com/reviews/2004q4/radeon-xpress200/index.x?pg=17 http://www.gamepc.com/labs/view_content.asp?id=a64cso&page=13&cookie%5Ftest=1 http://www.ga...
by Caudipteryx zoui
Sun Jul 17, 2005 7:45 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: mATX s939 roundup/mobo list
Replies: 38
Views: 23699

Sweet! That does sound hopeful; thanks for sharing. I haven't heard from them yet.
by Caudipteryx zoui
Fri Jul 15, 2005 7:49 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: mATX s939 roundup/mobo list
Replies: 38
Views: 23699

It would be thoroughly disappointing if that were true. I've emailed them on behalf of US customers to find out; I'll post their reply here.
by Caudipteryx zoui
Sat Jul 02, 2005 5:19 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My New Antec P180! With Excellent Cable Management
Replies: 103
Views: 74517

Not to burst your love bubble, but once you remove that leafblower, er, stock 6800 fan, be prepared to notice many new sounds coming from your rig. It's probably dominating different or weaker kinds of airborne acoustics. :oops:
by Caudipteryx zoui
Sat Jul 02, 2005 11:17 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: mATX s939 roundup/mobo list
Replies: 38
Views: 23699

Well, it's now July. Here's hoping Gigabyte can release their GA-K8A480M-9 this month.
by Caudipteryx zoui
Sat Jul 02, 2005 11:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New Samsung drives officially posted. One is a 2.2 bel idle.
Replies: 89
Views: 44945

For my summer build I will likely have to decide between P120 SATA-II SP2004C (100GB*2), P120 SATA-II SP2504C (125GB*2), or a P80 SATA-II HD160JJ (80GB*2?). I'd like to know how they all compare to my P80 PATA SP0812N (80GB*1) w/ Nidec motor or something from the same SPCR-recommended family.
by Caudipteryx zoui
Fri Jul 01, 2005 1:31 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My first rig!
Replies: 9
Views: 6392

Feels good, doesn't it? That's a lot to tackle for a first-timer, so congrats. And it appears the cablegami gauntlet has been thrown. Your move, Ralf Hutter. Your move. :o
by Caudipteryx zoui
Tue Jun 28, 2005 9:32 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New Cooler Master northbridge cooler [mini-heatpipe tower]
Replies: 33
Views: 12907

This is the first new NB cooler I've seen in a long while. This should help people who aren't even satisfied with the performance of the NB-1C, assuming they can fit in with their cpu cooler. The tests will tell.
by Caudipteryx zoui
Mon Jun 27, 2005 7:47 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Gigabyte's RAM drive card w/battery backup...
Replies: 348
Views: 154488

In my earlier post I mistakenly said this card maxed out @ 4GB due to what I read in the linked bit-tech.net post: The add-in card currently supports up to 4GB of DDR1 memory, and we understand that it is possible to link two cards together for a RAM Disk with a RAID array. That should prove to be i...
by Caudipteryx zoui
Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:37 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Gigabyte's RAM drive card w/battery backup...
Replies: 348
Views: 154488

This product appeals to the geek in me, and indeed I was excited when reading the opening specs in this thread; a price point astronomically lower than similar products like the Rocket Drive, what amounts to bootable SATA, access in nanoseconds instead of milliseconds, and of course the sexy silence...
by Caudipteryx zoui
Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:12 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2.5" Hard Drives via PCI Slot
Replies: 3
Views: 1244

I wonder how much vibration would be transmitted to the mobo (and from the mobo to the case).
by Caudipteryx zoui
Sun Jun 19, 2005 7:00 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Suspending Enclosed HDDs
Replies: 11
Views: 4270

If anyone wants to actually admit they suspended their 5.25"-enclosed HDD, please come forward. ;) So far no one has come on record indicating they have (in this thread at least).
by Caudipteryx zoui
Sat Jun 18, 2005 9:45 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: scythe ninja and shogun now at newegg!
Replies: 19
Views: 11802

Isaac, My rig will not be entirely passive. Still, it will be more passive than the typical midtower setup housing a 120mm PSU intake above and a 120mm exhuast behind the CPU cooler. There will be only one 120mm exhaust behind my tower cooler, the top quarter of which will be ~1" directly behind it....
by Caudipteryx zoui
Fri Jun 17, 2005 1:56 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: scythe ninja and shogun now at newegg!
Replies: 19
Views: 11802

I've just realized a potential flaw in using the NCU-2005 perpendicular to the ground like I was planning to in my setup. I'll just quote this page @ frostytech: For the Scythe NCU-2000 to work properly inside the PC, the fins of the heatsink have to be oriented vertically. If the fins are oriented ...
by Caudipteryx zoui
Thu Jun 16, 2005 8:01 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: scythe ninja and shogun now at newegg!
Replies: 19
Views: 11802

This really is a tough call that comes down to case/setup specifics. Heatlane vs. Heatpipe technology; which one would perform better in the vertical position, perpendicular to the base of my case and the ground below? My tower heatsink will be positioned as you expect a real building tower to (stra...
by Caudipteryx zoui
Thu Jun 16, 2005 1:40 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: scythe ninja and shogun now at newegg!
Replies: 19
Views: 11802

Good timing. I was just sitting around wondering whether to get the SCNJ-1000 Ninja or the NCU-2000. Notice I said 2000; I didn't even know they had a 2005. SPCR noted the difference between the NCU-2000 and the NCU-1000 here . I wonder what the difference between the NCU-2005 and the NCU-2000 is? I...
by Caudipteryx zoui
Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:48 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Generic sound insulation?
Replies: 3
Views: 1366

I found this thread helpful for generating ideas about 'do-it-yourself' acoustipak alternatives. The items listed in this thread can be bought in bulk; While they are cheaper than acoustipak, however, they may not be as cheap as you're looking for.
by Caudipteryx zoui
Wed Jun 15, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: ASPIRE X-QPACK, SFF case only w/PSU.
Replies: 46
Views: 18170

A bit OT- Do you have any experience with this company, or did you just get them off pricewatch or something similar? 20 bucks plus shipping is a good price, depending on the shipping. edit: And while I'm here, how about the Scythe SCNJ-1000 ? It's 150mm tall to the Hyper 6's 120 (10mm wider on the ...
by Caudipteryx zoui
Wed Jun 15, 2005 11:44 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Suspending Enclosed HDDs
Replies: 11
Views: 4270

Suspending Enclosed HDDs

Those with HDD enclosures like the SmartDrive and SilentBox, what is stopping you from suspending your HDDs after enclosing them? Are you satisfied with the airborne/vibrational acoustic performance of your enclosed drives whilst grommetted/screwed in your 5.25" bays? Have you tried suspending the e...
by Caudipteryx zoui
Mon Jun 13, 2005 4:48 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: mATX s939 roundup/mobo list
Replies: 38
Views: 23699

The RS482 is basically just the RS480 using a 110nm process instead of a 130nm. Aside from the minor tweaks here and there, RS482 and RS410 only differ from their predecessors by the production method. Existing Xpress 200 core logics are produced on 130nm processes, but the new chips will use 110nm....
by Caudipteryx zoui
Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless VGA Cards list -- a start!
Replies: 156
Views: 310705

As of today I will no longer maintain the Fanless PCI-E list. Here is the 'code' for anyone who may wish to continue it: [color=purple][i]UPDATES[/i][/color] 05-17-05: Added [GIGABYTE GV-RX70P256V-SP], [GeCube GC-HP700PROG-C3], [GIGABYTE GV-RX70128D] to new category, [b]Radeon X700[/b]! Added [GIGAB...
by Caudipteryx zoui
Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:15 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: mATX s939 roundup/mobo list
Replies: 38
Views: 23699

Speaking of the Asus A8R-VM and potential typos, what is this RS48 2 chipset it is said to have? How is it different from the RS480? For my needs, I've recently decided that a seperate gfx card is no longer justifiable from a price/usage standpoint. That means all mATX nforce4 boards are out! 8) Tha...
by Caudipteryx zoui
Sun Jun 12, 2005 10:03 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Radeon Xpress 200 heat output
Replies: 8
Views: 4429

I'm also interested in the answer to this question for my next build.

In addition to the NB, I'd also like to know how much heat the built-in 9600 gives off during various kinds of use.*

edit: *Relatively speaking, of course; different setups with this chipset will allow for cooler or hotter temps.