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by ddrj
Mon May 03, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Need Heatsink suggestions for my amd in an htpc case
Replies: 1
Views: 770

Need Heatsink suggestions for my amd in an htpc case

Hi all, I built an HTPC recently and was wondering if I could get some recommendations for some aftermarket cpu heatsink + or - fans HTPC case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811154087 Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128408 Here's the CPU: http://www.newegg.c...
by ddrj
Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:05 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: halp!!!! amd cpu cooler's like a helicopter in my room
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

ces wrote:What is the CPU heat sink?
the current cpu heatsink+fan i have is just the default one that came with the amd 250 cpu
by ddrj
Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: halp!!!! amd cpu cooler's like a helicopter in my room
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

halp!!!! amd cpu cooler's like a helicopter in my room

Hi all, just made an htpc / file server build and needed suggestions as to what I could do to make it quieter. Here's the CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103681 HTPC case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811154087 Reason I included the case was bec...
by ddrj
Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need critiques/comments for this torrent/fileserver build :)
Replies: 5
Views: 1310

I will have some 720p content on there and I was asking around and people told me 1gb ram will not be enough to play 720p x264 content. The CPU is powerful enough though I thought... The RAM is enough although 2GB is recommended if you can stretch your budget. Also, I love this case that you bought...
by ddrj
Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need critiques/comments for this torrent/fileserver build :)
Replies: 5
Views: 1310

That doesn't look MicroATX to me. Motherboard's proprietary. It is, however, pretty small form factor. For the price, yes, you can build a small form factor MicroATX AMD for aound the same or less. Heck, Fry's had a pretty darn good sale on a Celeron E3200 Wolfdale+MSI G31 combo ($39.99 in-store, $...
by ddrj
Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need critiques/comments for this torrent/fileserver build :)
Replies: 5
Views: 1310

Need critiques/comments for this torrent/fileserver build :)

Hey all, I'm building a very basic box that will be running debian (or windows xp, haven't decided yet) and a torrent client and an nzb client for downloading from usenet. Please tell me if the following hardware will be the best bang for buck: $134 - Micro ATX barebone system, comes with the intel ...
by ddrj
Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Help with a build?
Replies: 5
Views: 1898

under 800 bucks? i would get an intel e8400 (beats some quad cores for gaming and can easily be overclocked to 4.2ghz) and a good cpu cooler for it like a thermalright hr-01 (or any other lga 775 socket cpu hs in the spcr recommended section ), 4 gb ram (gskill's good bang for your buck), a 4850 wou...
by ddrj
Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182 and a "sandwich"
Replies: 30
Views: 17463

Hypernova wrote: ............
@Shamgar
"How much did all the case dampening material cost you?"
I got them from FrozenCPU.com. Things were extra expensive for me with the added shipping cost. Luckily they were bought when the NZD/USD were still good.
......
thanks for this, i was wondering the same thing too
by ddrj
Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:15 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: My Proposed Silent PC Set-Up: Looking For Expert Opinions.
Replies: 150
Views: 22449

Re: My Proposed Silent PC Set-Up: Looking For Expert Opinion

Hello I have just registered on the forum, but I have been visiting the Silent PC Review site for a long time, reading the articles and tests. I am at the stage of buying the components for building my (hopefully) silent PC and would just like to check if all is well with my choices and expectation...
by ddrj
Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:10 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: HELP! nb temps out of control for gigabyte ma770 mobo
Replies: 10
Views: 2177

Thanks for keeping us updated. Sorry to hear about the passing away of the Gigabyte. It happens. I think I may have to give up on one I have here too. Happy to hear newegg can help you out though. As for me taking time to help you out, don't mention it. I try to do my best to help other so called n...
by ddrj
Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: HELP! nb temps out of control for gigabyte ma770 mobo
Replies: 10
Views: 2177

Is the chip burning hot at its default settings? Does the BIOS or third party utility allow you to lower the NB voltage? If it runs burning hot at even the lowest settings, then I think it must be the nature of the AMD 770 chipset plus Gigabyte's own design of this board. I remember also reading ne...
by ddrj
Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: HELP! nb temps out of control for gigabyte ma770 mobo
Replies: 10
Views: 2177

Thanks everyone! Perhaps I'm over reacting but after reading those newegg reviews and googling, i saw the same problem everywhere. I can't leave my finger on the nb heatsink for more than a second either. Oh well.. no use in getting that zalman cooler if it won't cool the thing. I think what i'll do...
by ddrj
Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: HELP! nb temps out of control for gigabyte ma770 mobo
Replies: 10
Views: 2177

quick update... here's my screenie with the nb temps for speedfan : http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/185/capture1vbp.jpg here's one for everest, but i don't see one for the nb: click And tomorrow I think I might pop on over and buy this: http://www.axiontech.com/prdt.php?item=75123&tab=PICTURES&zoo...
by ddrj
Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: HELP! nb temps out of control for gigabyte ma770 mobo
Replies: 10
Views: 2177

HELP! nb temps out of control for gigabyte ma770 mobo

Hey everyone, I just finished installing a new build and the temps for the northboard for this mobo are ~85*C with nothing resource intensive going on!! I googled and all fingers point to the stock nb heatsink that gigabyte has on these boards. Here's the board I have: http://www.newegg.com/Product/...
by ddrj
Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: amd 940 build, need SPCR'ers opinions :P
Replies: 10
Views: 1752

For just 1 graphics card, 1 HDD, and nothing else extra, why go full-ATX? You could get a mini-p180 ( on sale for $80 ) and a matx gigaybte board , and save some space, weight, and cash. you know i was thinking about that actually! the problem is that i don't know if my graphics card will fit in a ...
by ddrj
Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: heatsink / hs+fan for amd phenom II 940?
Replies: 6
Views: 1755

The 940 passive with a Minja? Sounds unbelievable! Anyone got a link to that? Anyway, I am using a Xigmatek HDT-S1284EE ($40) on a Ph II 720. The base of the 1284EE is a perfect fit for the Phenom II heatspreader, so all four heatpipes (the difference to the HDT1283 reviewed by SPCR) make very good...
by ddrj
Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: heatsink / hs+fan for amd phenom II 940?
Replies: 6
Views: 1755

Scythe Mugen 2 is well worth of consideration. Its price is usually under 50$. That price range effectively limits the Noctua out of the picture. And Sunbeam core-contact freezer might be bit hard to find. If somone cooled 940 passively with Minja, then Ninja 2 is also worth of consideration. thank...
by ddrj
Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: heatsink / hs+fan for amd phenom II 940?
Replies: 6
Views: 1755

Depends... 1) Do you want a solution that could work passively as well? 2) Are you going to overclock your CPU by any chance? 3) Any budget limit? CPU coolers can be expensive too... 4) Willing to mod a product to achieve better performance? 1) well, currently on another pc i have an e8400 running ...
by ddrj
Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: heatsink / hs+fan for amd phenom II 940?
Replies: 6
Views: 1755

heatsink / hs+fan for amd phenom II 940?

Hey all, just wanted to get some recommendations for good hs / hs+fan combo for the amd 940 phenom II cpu (am2/am2+ socket) thejamppa recommended : Sun-beam core-contact freezer, Scythe Mugen 2 or Noctua U12P any other recommendations? i think the hr-01+ has brackets for am2 as well, and what about ...
by ddrj
Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: amd 940 build, need SPCR'ers opinions :P
Replies: 10
Views: 1752

Thanks for the tips guys. I think I will go with the p182/3 since gigabyte disappointed me with the side mesh. I think i will also take lodehacker's advice and stick with the tricools when i get the case. If it's noticeable (like it was on the solo on my desk) then I will do what thejamppa said and ...
by ddrj
Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:37 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: LodePC
Replies: 21
Views: 7034

FIRST!


also what audio card are you using?
by ddrj
Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:25 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: amd 940 build, need SPCR'ers opinions :P
Replies: 10
Views: 1752

Seems like you've done your homework, good job! If considering a GIGABYTE case, have a look at the Setto, damn it's good looking :P Thanks I appreciate it! The settos definitely look good. I was wondering if you had any experience with the p182/183 cases? Reason I'm asking is because I don't know h...
by ddrj
Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: amd 940 build, need SPCR'ers opinions :P
Replies: 10
Views: 1752

amd 940 build, need SPCR'ers opinions :P

Hello fellow silent enthusiasts, I was hoping to get some comments / critiques about this build: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?Source=MSWD&WishListNumber=11833506 Only thing I'm missing from that list is a video card but that's because I will be porting over one from my old...
by ddrj
Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Alternative to p182/3? Gigabyte Cupio 6140
Replies: 4
Views: 3590

Alternative to p182/3? Gigabyte Cupio 6140

Hey guys, i was trying to find reviews of this case but can't find it anywhere on the web. It's only a few bucks cheaper than the p182 but it looks pretty good... What do you guys think? http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Chassis/Products_Spec.aspx?ProductID=3042 EDIT: just saw the huge mesh on the...
by ddrj
Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Where to buy (USA): IR Blaster & Accelero S1 rev. 2
Replies: 2
Views: 902

I got my accelero s1 rev2 from directron:

http://www.directron.com/acceleros1rev2.html

also i got it the very next day :) (they're based in houston, tx and i'm in dallas :P )
by ddrj
Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F2 vs F1 hard drives... is there a difference
Replies: 3
Views: 2681

Assuming the same areal density, there's usually a small speed advantage in throughput -- reading/writing, esp. larger files. The biggest difference is in random access speed, which seems most relevant to typical desktop "handling" or feel -- it's usually ~12ms for 7200rpm and >15ms for 5400rpm. Th...
by ddrj
Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F2 vs F1 hard drives... is there a difference
Replies: 3
Views: 2681

Samsung F2 vs F1 hard drives... is there a difference

Hey guys I'm trying to decide between a Samsung F2 (5400 rpm) and a Samsung F1 (7200 rpm) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152102 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152173 Is there much difference in the two? Other than the rpms. When searching the forum...
by ddrj
Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: For sale: ENERMAX Modu82+ 425w PSU
Replies: 2
Views: 1381

Sorry to bump, but $75 shipped :)
by ddrj
Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: DEAD: 60gb OCZ SSD Deal $91.00 @ zipzoomfly
Replies: 5
Views: 2047

DEAD: 60gb OCZ SSD Deal $91.00 @ zipzoomfly

Hey guys, just saw this at zipzoomfly: 60 gb OCZ SSD for $131.00 + $40.00 MIR for $91.00 It's the cheapest I've seen as of yet compared to other sites (newegg has them for $169.99) http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10009698 I'm glad the prices are coming down quickly for ss...