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by treker
Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: For Sale: AMD Athlon X2 245 2.9ghz CPU $29.99 ** SOLD **
Replies: 0
Views: 906

For Sale: AMD Athlon X2 245 2.9ghz CPU $29.99 ** SOLD **

Brand New Factory Sealed Retail Package Includes Heatsink and 3 Year Warranty. Just got it from Newegg at $58...Customer backed out, deciding not to upgrade the PC. My loss... $29.99
by treker
Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: SOLD For Sale: Intel Q9650 QuadCore Processor $180
Replies: 0
Views: 1031

SOLD For Sale: Intel Q9650 QuadCore Processor $180

$180 shipped FedEx in Continental USA. CPU is Used. Pulled from working machine. Switched to Hexacore processor. Includes brand new Intel Cooling Fan in the Original Box. Still under Intel 3 Year Warranty. GUARANTEED WORKING. 3 Day Money Back Guarantee. I stand by my Ebay and Craigslist sales. Over ...
by treker
Sat Jun 13, 2009 6:57 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Looking for help: Small, stylish home PC for parents
Replies: 15
Views: 5224

Studio Hybrid would be an excellent choice. It is a little more expensive than the Asus EEE Box I first recommended. But the Studio has faster components and a built in DVD. I have always liked Dell products for their value. And the Studio has good looks, too! They are also available for a couple hu...
by treker
Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Looking for help: Small, stylish home PC for parents
Replies: 15
Views: 5224

Asus EEE Box

For a very compact and QUIET PC, you can hardly beat the Asus EEE Box 202: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6883220006

Mount it to the rear of a 19in LCD and you have a total system for about $400.
by treker
Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Zotac ION boards now on Newegg
Replies: 7
Views: 3864

Thanks Jaime. I like Scythe fans. 100x12mm will be a tight fit. The 60mm fits in the heatsink borders. 100 would certainly extend about 1.5in. And the extra 2mm in depth should still clear the case top and heatsink. I used a Fanmate on the stock Zotac fan but needed to run it full speed to keep the ...
by treker
Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:58 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Minimalistic Mini iTX System
Replies: 5
Views: 5888

Morex 350 and Zotac ION

I tried a Zotac 9300 mini-ITX board in a much larger case Apex M100 case with Q6600 95w quad processor and the stock Intel cooler. I could not keep it cool AND quiet. Ran around 40C with a fair amount of noise. Not objectionable but not good for a quiet htpc. I doubt if you could ever get even a 65w...
by treker
Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:40 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Zotac ION boards now on Newegg
Replies: 7
Views: 3864

New Zotac Ion!

Got my Zotac Ion DualCore Atom on Mon Jun 1 from the egg. The board is beautiful. Love the integrated power. WiFi. Popped into a Morex 350 case from mitxpc and was running some HD video in no time. However, I had to install the included Zotac 60mm fan on the NB/CPU heatsink. That brought temps down ...
by treker
Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Do you like small ?
Replies: 31
Views: 24598

"Coffee Cup" Computer?

Cov,
That is a small computer. What is it? More details, please.
by treker
Sat Jan 31, 2009 7:57 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: laptop fan alternatives?
Replies: 7
Views: 8459

Why not just silence the fan completely and FREE with the AA1 Fan Control program. It allowed me to shut the fan off completely. The temp runs about 50-60C without the fan. With the fan running at its normal slow speed, temps were in the 45C range. Doing alot of processing, I notice at 60C the fan s...
by treker
Sun Dec 28, 2008 5:22 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Anyone own an Aspire One?
Replies: 18
Views: 13182

I switched to XP. Linpus required too much reading and learning new OS to get it to do the things I needed. Just not worth it right now. Slapped an nLited XP on, did a few disk caching tweaks and never looked back. So, for fan control I use AA1 Fan Control. Very simple and works very well...you just...
by treker
Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Anyone own an Aspire One?
Replies: 18
Views: 13182

Asus EEE vs Acer Aspire One

I bought an Asus EEE 4G 7inch model in Jan 08 for $400. I liked it...it was my first netbook experience. I loaded Windows and played with it. But the quickness of the factory Linux convinced me to revert. Build quality was okay. But I could not get used to the small keyboard and screen. And I sold i...
by treker
Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Anyone own an Aspire One?
Replies: 18
Views: 13182

New AA1 - Fairly Quiet

I just got my blue AA1. It was the 8gb SSD 512mb RAM Linpus model fro $250 from the Egg. The fan noise was a slightly noticeable in a very quiet room. Not overly objectionable. I didn't care for the Linpus and installed XP Home shortly after bricking the original Linpus load (easily bricked and was ...
by treker
Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:47 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Antec Solo $48.50 @ Comp-U-Plus
Replies: 4
Views: 1825

I have purchased 3 Solo from Frys and Newegg in the past year for considerably less...however, they all involved rebates. Antec is very good...I received all three fairly promptly. Oct 07 Frys $59.99 with free shipping and $40 Rebate Final Cost $20 Jan 08 Frys $69.99 with free shipping and $40 Rebat...
by treker
Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting Q6600?
Replies: 4
Views: 1725

I have had several high performance mobo that undervolt. It is the manufacturer that decides to allow undervolting in BIOS. ABIT has chosen NOT to allow undervolting. I used to be an Abit fan and built several systems with their mobo. UNTIL they decided NOT to allow Undervolting. Instead, they selec...
by treker
Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Xigmatek HDT-S1283
Replies: 19
Views: 11390

XigmaTek 2183 is GREAT!

I have been a Ninja fan ever since I got my first Version A three or four years ago. After reading here about the XigmaTek 2183, I ordered one with the $10 rebate and the optional bolthru kit for 775 socket. I was hesitant to disassemble my perfectly working Q6600 on Gigabyte P35-DS4 in Solo case. I...
by treker
Tue May 27, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How to remove Ninja rev.A
Replies: 6
Views: 2331

Hair Dryer to the Rescue

Get your wife's hair dryer out (I use medium settings) and use it on the backside of the motherboard, applying slight pressure to the backplate while removing it. Usually works okay with no damage to motherboard. Then use rubbing alcohol to remove the sticky residue on motherboard. Then cover the st...
by treker
Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:22 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: HTP2C Project Part 3 - 2X faster, 1/2 noise?
Replies: 12
Views: 6122

I tried this same board last summer for my HTPC. Worked fine with E4300. HOWEVER, it does NOT undervolt!! I wish Abit bios writers would get with the new wave intel cpu's that thrive with undervolting for cool and quiet operation so necessary in HTPC. I sent it back for the undervolt issue. Went wit...
by treker
Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:39 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 264298

I installed a Zalman cooler on my D201GLY2 NB. Fits on the mobo tight with Intels spring clip. It is only a mm or two taller than stock CPU cooler, so should fit most cases. Very reasonable priced at only four bucks: http://www.svc.com/zanoco.html Provides very good cooling. Even video processing an...
by treker
Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Need Case Suggestions for D201GLY2
Replies: 2
Views: 1747

I have the Apex MI-100 with D201GLY2. I like the ability to use full size optical. However, my 3.5HD did not fit comfortably in the side slot with SATA cabling, so I mounted it with velcro to the bottom front of the case under the optical drive. I mounted a Nexus 80 fan in the side slot next to stoc...
by treker
Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:26 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Scythe Ninja Mini - $29.99 shipped at Newegg
Replies: 4
Views: 2786

The Full Size Ninja B is only $10 more and about 1.5inch taller but with more cooling power. Use it with Thermalright Bolt Thru kit for rock solid mounting on Intel775 mobo. I have one and I like it!
by treker
Sat Nov 24, 2007 7:58 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja [Rev 'A'] issue.
Replies: 3
Views: 1669

Why not just use a replacement screw...it's nothing special.

My Ninja 'A' works very well, being moved to at least six different mobos over the three years I have owned it. Of course, I never removed the paper covering the adhesive on the bottom plate.
by treker
Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo....BROKEN POWER and RESET BUTTONS!!
Replies: 41
Views: 32638

Me, Too But Antec was SWIFT in Replacement

I own two Antec Solo cases. I love their features. But the Power/Reset switches are poorly designed for long term reliability. My Power button snapped off where it is attached to the case. Antec just melts the plastic standoff stud to hold the button in place. I used some plastic glue to re-attach t...
by treker
Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:45 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting: how low can you go?
Replies: 234
Views: 211532

C2D E6400 Stock 2.13ghz @ 1.01Vc

Orthos stable at stock 2.13ghz at 1.01V. Doesn't appear to have any Vdroop on this Gigabyte DS3. Everest shows 1.01V at idle and 100% workloaded. Bios setting is 1.05.

I usually run 25% overclock at 1.15V. VID is 1.325V
by treker
Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: wtf with Tagan?
Replies: 5
Views: 3118

Very Happy with My Super Quiet Tagan 480W

I've had my Tagan for over 3 years of super quiet reliable operation. I like it as well as my new Corsair HX520W. In fact, in my Antec Solo case the Tagan with its front/rear fan arrangement makes it easy for ducting using some stiff cardboard, making a separation chamber for psu. The Corsair with i...
by treker
Sun Aug 12, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte P35 Lineup - Revision 2.0
Replies: 52
Views: 27085

Where to Buy P35-DS3P in US?

I would love to buy this mobo? But how do you get REV 2.0?
by treker
Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Good Deal: Corsair 520w PSU -- $79.99AR
Replies: 5
Views: 3701

Good Deal: Corsair 520w PSU -- $79.99AR

buy.com has this highly recommended Corsair 520 watt Modular Power Supply for $79.99 AR. Using googlecheckout knocks another $10 off. Free shipping. Other places sell this for about $120 AR. Here's the link: http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-520w-sli-certified-modular-atx-power-supply/q/loc/101/203270...
by treker
Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:09 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Replacement feet for P150/Solo?
Replies: 6
Views: 3033

Antec shipped me two replacement feet for my Solo with just an email to their customer service department. Very quick service. The new ones have been working perfectly, even though I regularly slide the case in and out of my desk enclosure, putting a little strain on the feet. Antec is great. Best c...
by treker
Sun Jun 10, 2007 4:38 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: New Thermalright Ultra-90 775 + Nexus 92mm Fan
Replies: 2
Views: 2895

Thank you for prompt shipping. Item was exactly as described and well packed. I appreciate the great service.

SPCR's are the greatest!
by treker
Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:38 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Smallest Case for ATX Mobo
Replies: 12
Views: 5263

For those interested in the Silverstone LC13 case... The Egg delivered fast, as usual. PRO: Very heavy steel with aluminum front panel. High quality was evident through out. Nice rounded edges. Long cables with ferrite core for interference dampening. Front drop down panel uses cam gearing. Fast cus...