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by mx-5
Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:37 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Antec NSK-3480 matx case - sold
Replies: 0
Views: 743

FS: Antec NSK-3480 matx case - sold

sold

(how do you delete this?)
by mx-5
Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice Sought: Mom and Pop PC
Replies: 27
Views: 5198

And please define "obsolete". "640kB is more than anyone will ever need." And how can you spec such a system today? I'd think about it like this; instead of spending 1000$ now, spend 500$ now, and 500$ in 4 years. I agree. I say there's nothing wrong with the power of an eee box for mom/dad use, al...
by mx-5
Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice Sought: Mom and Pop PC
Replies: 27
Views: 5198

I find it amusing looking at the spec that are being mentioned. Quad core? 4GB? How would such a machine be any better than a Sempron or EEEPC for email/web/Office? And please define "obsolete". Does email stop working for an "obsolete" Core 2 Duo machine?
by mx-5
Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Changing the Fan in my Antec Aria PSU, what fan??
Replies: 2
Views: 4236

I installed a Noctua in mine and ran the 3-wire power out of the power supply to the mobo fan header.
by mx-5
Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:29 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD vs Intel
Replies: 53
Views: 10976

For a normal medium-to-high performance system, Intel wins. For low-power HTPC, AMD all the way. That's only due to chipset design however...780G is a god-send for onboard HD playback. It allows you to use a slower, cooler processor and no GPU. I agree. I think AMD still has a market for affordable...
by mx-5
Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Any Modu82+ 525w update?
Replies: 13
Views: 6280

Thanks Michael. I thought about raising hell with Enermax, blasting them on various forums including this one, but looked at my credit card statements and couldn't find the line showing my purchase and smiled. :lol: I've tidied up my cabling inside the Solo, but I bought a bolt-thru kit for my Ninja...
by mx-5
Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Any Modu82+ 525w update?
Replies: 13
Views: 6280

I've got the Modu82+ 425W that I won from the draw. Next to the Scythe Slipstream 120mm fan in the Antec Solo, turned down to ~730rpm using a Fanmate, I can only hear the Scythe and not the PS. However, I'm trying to read the fan speed of my Modu82+ 425w. Using it with my Asrock Conroe954G-DVI, I ca...
by mx-5
Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need advice on low power consumtion gb switch
Replies: 5
Views: 2085

I have a couple of those Netgears as well. GS105/108. They are passively cooled and are very compact. The ac adapters are rated 12V 1A, so no more than 12W, but I think I measured mine to draw ~5W? Not sure how much that fluctuates with load.
by mx-5
Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:46 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Post your power consumption
Replies: 109
Views: 61449

Main machine: Asrock Conroe945G-DVI Intel E6300 2 x 1GB WD 320GB BenQ 1640 DVD-RW Integrated video via ADD2 DVI card Antec Aria w/ 300W PS Idle = 95W The Antec Aria was recently replaced with an Antec Solo and Enermax Modu82+ 425W, guts pretty much the same except I replaced the Zalman 7000 with a N...
by mx-5
Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:55 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Enermax Modu82+ Power Supply Giveaway Draw
Replies: 11
Views: 32174

Yipee!

:D
by mx-5
Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Build home web server vs hosting offsite
Replies: 16
Views: 5180

Holy crap, the Asus WL500G Premium looks perfect. Newegg's got them for $69. Reading reviews... That's a good choice for a simple website. I hosted pictures using a similar Linksys WRTSL54GS router and a USB hard drive. Performance for web browsing by friends/family isn't going to be a big deal - t...
by mx-5
Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 259263

Re: mythbuntu

pfft wrote:The end result is a nice looking desktop and video up to dvd resolution looking good as well. I haven't tried anything more demanding.
Great! Looks like this may work out nicely after a bit of hacking with xorg.conf. Thanks for testing!
by mx-5
Mon Dec 03, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 259263

yamawho wrote:The question is can this version be found ?

I tried to find one ...
Or even VGA out? I guess I'm hoping someone can test the SIS662's Mirage 1 as supposed to the s-video connection itself.
by mx-5
Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 259263

Has anyone tried this as a MythTV Frontend? The version with s-video would make a nice cheap frontend.

If you already have a MythTV setup, this can be tested easily with Mythbuntu. Using Mythbuntu 7.10 (www.mythbuntu.org), I've been able to get a frontend up and running in ~20 minutes!
by mx-5
Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Under 22dB for $398?
Replies: 10
Views: 2969

Re: Under 22dB for $398?

ist.martin wrote: Here's what I'm thinking (prices, shipped, are from NewEgg):
Too bad Newegg isn't shipping to Canada.

Were you thinking of picking up across the border?
by mx-5
Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:04 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Max height of HSF in NSK1300/Aria?
Replies: 21
Views: 6930

I have a Zalman 7000 with the S775 adapter on a Asrock Conroe945G-DVI mb in my Aria. Tight fit. gudmann, what's your case temp? My Aria case is about 43C idle, CPU is about 50 at core using the Zalman 7000. I think the lack of airflow in the case is the reason the case and CPU stays hot. I'm with yo...
by mx-5
Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Anyone using an ADD2 card?
Replies: 37
Views: 31143

My Asrock Conroe945G-DVI motherboard came with an ADD2 card that I am happily using with my Dell 2407 at 1920x1200.
by mx-5
Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Q6600 build - need to decide on mobo, cooler, video and case
Replies: 19
Views: 6372

The problems with G33's graphics are: only one DVI output, the other would go through add-in ADD2 card and they have limited resolutions (1600x1200) and the ones that don't are hard to find. Plus the adapter itself is documented to not allow more than 1600x1200 in 3D accelerated mode and I wanted t...
by mx-5
Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:07 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How good is the Stock C2D Intel HSF (compared w/ 7000ALCU)
Replies: 5
Views: 2533

I have a E6300 running at stock speed. I also used both the stock HSF and a Zalman CNPS7000B. My E6300 is running on a Asrock Conroe945G-DVI board in an Antec Aria case. Due to poor case cooling, the inside of the Aria gets pretty warm. I was not able to control the PWM fan speed on the stock HSF, a...
by mx-5
Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:36 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Any Aria/NSK1300 cooling success stories?
Replies: 12
Views: 10089

I've had the Aria for 1.5 years, so I'll share my experience. Initially, I had a Sempron64 2500+ Palermo with the stock heatsink and a Zalman fan controller. Fanless Radeon 9600, 2 hard drives. Loudest fan was the Antec stock power supply's 120mm fan. System ran at a decent temp. I seem to recall mi...
by mx-5
Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:44 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Non-Gamer trying to get quiet CPU + mobo. Need Advise. HELP!
Replies: 20
Views: 10086

I'm also a non-gamer, so I'll share what I know. I have an Asus A8N-VM CSM Socket 939 mb that I built a year ago as an HTPC, and everything I need is onboard (except for TV Tuner, of course). I'm not a gamer, so spending on a discrete video is a waste of money. However, I wanted DVI on-board, and th...
by mx-5
Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:07 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS A8N-VM CSM
Replies: 127
Views: 67721

Does anyone have problems with sleep mode? Do you set it to S3 only or Auto? Seems like I'm not able to get my PC to go to sleep mode automatically. It's also odd that my hard disk acitvity light seems to be lit very often even though nothing's running (well, Media Center, but it's not recording or ...
by mx-5
Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:48 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS A8N-VM CSM
Replies: 127
Views: 67721

Mine's also rev 1.01. I have CnQ working. I flashed to 0506, removed and reinstalled AMD 1.2.2.2, installed Asus's CnQ software to see the cpu speed jump between 1000-1800 along with the voltage jumps.
Hope to see undervolting in the next firmware release.
by mx-5
Tue Nov 29, 2005 4:40 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS A8N-VM CSM
Replies: 127
Views: 67721

by mx-5
Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:42 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which S754 runs cooler? Sempron 64 or A64 Newcastle 3000+
Replies: 5
Views: 2448

Thanks all. Sempron it is!
by mx-5
Tue Oct 25, 2005 4:19 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which S754 runs cooler? Sempron 64 or A64 Newcastle 3000+
Replies: 5
Views: 2448

Thanks. I figured the 90nm cpu will be cooler. The 2500+ will likely be used in another machine, so I won't be transfering it to the HTPC. However, good thought on undervolting it - any chance I can get by with the stock heatsink passively? Also, do you think it's better (again from a cooling/noise ...
by mx-5
Tue Oct 25, 2005 1:49 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which S754 runs cooler? Sempron 64 or A64 Newcastle 3000+
Replies: 5
Views: 2448

Which S754 runs cooler? Sempron 64 or A64 Newcastle 3000+

I'm looking for a CPU for my HTPC which will be based on a Socket 754 motherboard. I have a Sempron 64 2500+ right now - didn't realize it doesn't support Cool 'n Quiet until after the purchase. Given the choice, will a Sempron 64 3000+ (Palermo @ 90nm) be cooler, or an Athlon 64 3000+ (Newcastle @ ...