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by Googlie
Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building a QUIET HTPC
Replies: 51
Views: 18224

Quitch wrote:It appears I know squat about the way the graphics card relates to an HTPC. Any online references for this?
Good HTPC related info here: http://www.htpcnews.com/forums/index.php

There are a few threads that refer back here to SPCR as well.

Hope this helps.

Googlie
by Googlie
Tue Nov 22, 2005 5:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC - Help me choose components
Replies: 5
Views: 1724

Some Socket 939 Micro-ATX MB's have reasonable IGP solutions: Asus A8N-VM CSM (Nvidia) Gigabyte GA-K8N51GMF-9 (Nvidia) MSI RS482M4-ILD (ATI) That is of course if top of the line gaming isn't a priority. With that case, I think you are stuck with AGP on a riser card if an IGP is not viable. Lot's of ...
by Googlie
Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:10 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Mitsumi 7-in-1 card reader
Replies: 15
Views: 3919

Works perfectly for me. FA404M on an ABN-SLI Premium...

:)

Googlie
by Googlie
Wed Sep 28, 2005 7:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Getting down to some final decisions - advice desired
Replies: 6
Views: 2077

Ordered the parts - they'll be here in the next few days Case - Antec P180 Motherboard - Asus A8N-SLI Premium PSU - Antec SmartPower II 500 (Cableing discussions helped me make that decision) CPU - AMD X2 Athlon 64 3800+ 939pin Optical Drives - ASUS DVD-E616P3 Quiet Track Pioneer DVR-109 (existing) ...
by Googlie
Fri Sep 09, 2005 7:08 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My second mortgage - Dual core SLK 3000B
Replies: 53
Views: 32808

only someone who is familiar with australian wine would understand the significant $$$ of the '74 penfolds grange hermitage... :shock: oh what the heck, sell the wine, silence is golden... :P Sell the wine?? :shock: Good god man - have you no sense of the appropriate use of a noble grape? You have ...
by Googlie
Sat Sep 03, 2005 7:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Getting down to some final decisions - advice desired
Replies: 6
Views: 2077

Sorry 'bout that - we've gotten into a discussion about TV cards and associated software. I'll clear this up - my Hauppauge card(s) are existing - and my software of choice is BeyondTV. I am extremely happy and see no reason to change anything. I have 2 cards, an older 250 and a newer 150. Since the...
by Googlie
Fri Sep 02, 2005 6:03 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Getting down to some final decisions - advice desired
Replies: 6
Views: 2077

Getting down to some final decisions - advice desired

It's time to move my Sonata XP2500 Rig down to the video room to assume the role of HTPC. Have already tested it out and looks pretty good driving my SONY 42" HDTV via component. So I'm going to build a new system and have a few decisions to make - any opinions or suggestions that can be shared woul...
by Googlie
Thu Nov 27, 2003 9:25 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: How are Dell's so quiet??
Replies: 53
Views: 51450

I almost always encourage "friends and family" to buy Dells. My wife has had her's for 3 years, and it's almost never shut off - very quiet as well. It's not as quiet as my rig (see sig) but it's close. My dad, my brother in law, my father in law, my wifes best friend - etc. all have Dells. All are ...
by Googlie
Tue Sep 16, 2003 7:35 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Comments on Antec Sonata installs and mods
Replies: 36
Views: 13084

Re: Comments on Antec Sonata installs and mods

---snip--- The feet are too short for sitting on carpet. You can feel the air sucking from under the front bezel if you push the case back. By raising the systems above the carpet, the fans ramp down a little bit for some added quietness. I don't want my nice looking Sonatas sitting on boxes so I'm...
by Googlie
Tue Sep 16, 2003 7:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which Radeon 9800 Pro?
Replies: 34
Views: 16000

8)
pass...

Thanks
by Googlie
Tue Sep 16, 2003 2:39 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which Radeon 9800 Pro?
Replies: 34
Views: 16000

OK zalman ZM80C plus an OP1 (set for 5V) fan in place. My general impressions are that it's quieter, but certainly couldn't be considered silent. The case temp appears to have gone down 2C, but the CPU has gone up 2C. I think the fan is disrupting the airflow on my SLK800. Haven't done anything to r...
by Googlie
Sat Sep 13, 2003 3:52 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which Radeon 9800 Pro?
Replies: 34
Views: 16000

...the performance looks good, but the noise from the fan is noticeable. Time to Zalmanize...stay tuned.

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by Googlie
Sat Sep 13, 2003 3:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 472
Views: 630197

The thread that goes on and on... Just installed a Logitech Cordless MX duo - much quieter than my previous Logitech Internet KB and optical mouse. As I said, the KB sure seems to be quieter, but the most noticeable difference, is that the scroll wheel on the MX700 mouse is much quieter. Scroll, I m...
by Googlie
Fri Sep 12, 2003 7:04 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which Radeon 9800 Pro?
Replies: 34
Views: 16000

[quote="Googlie"] ---snip---leaning towards the ATI and Sapphire, partially because of the retailer and their customer service. It will PROBABLY be the Sapphire---snip--- quote] ... it was the Sapphire, but it's a non pro . Got a Zalman ZM80C and ZM-OP1 too! I rethought my needs about the PRO and we...
by Googlie
Sat Aug 30, 2003 9:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which Radeon 9800 Pro?
Replies: 34
Views: 16000

I've heard more bad things about Powercolor than any other Radeon product. Personally, I'm just on my way out to pick up a 9800 Pro. I'll decide at the store(s) when I see the bundle - the ATI, the Sapphire and the Gigabyte are all within $20 Canadian of each other, and when you are already at $500,...
by Googlie
Fri Apr 04, 2003 3:01 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Strange noise when using scroll wheel
Replies: 8
Views: 3231

I had the same thing about 18 months ago with an old Powerman PSU that came with my Inwin Q500. I had no idea where that noise was coming from.

The fan started to go, and after I replaced the PSU, I noticed the difference right away.

Googlie
by Googlie
Fri Apr 04, 2003 2:58 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The Vicious Cycle!
Replies: 61
Views: 44071

Rusty075 wrote: (Hereafter referred to the Happiest Day Ever for my credit card company)
Think happy thoughts...

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by Googlie
Fri Apr 04, 2003 2:34 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: How Noisy are Dell Computers?
Replies: 10
Views: 8851

Nothing wrong with Dell's. I just bought one for my father - he lives 300 KM away, and I really don't have the time to be his help desk (I wish I did...) so the warranty and 7x24 support helps me too. Also, we run them at work and they're solid and quiet. Me, I'm still building machines for myself, ...
by Googlie
Tue Mar 25, 2003 3:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Sonata Pics!
Replies: 8
Views: 4477

Great - looks really good and the temps sound like what I am looking for. I'm not sure I'll do the SLK-900u or not, was kind of thinking a Zalman 7000 (my brother has one on his P4pE /2.53 rig) and it's rather, shall we say - impressive. 8) What would you say is the loudest part of your setup? Thank...
by Googlie
Wed Mar 19, 2003 6:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Sonata Pics!
Replies: 8
Views: 4477

Re Numbers

Speshal_Ted wrote:What type of numbers are you talking about?
Temperatures.

Also, have you added a front fan on the HD cage?

Thanks,

Googlie
by Googlie
Tue Mar 18, 2003 9:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Sonata Pics!
Replies: 8
Views: 4477

Re Antec Pics

Pics are nice...now how about some thoughts about your rig.

Numbers would be nice too! :)

I'm currently looking at either:
  • Sonata
    SLK3700
    1080AMG
Can't make up my mind.
TIA,

Googlie

Good board!