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by HappyJack96
Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU
Replies: 37
Views: 12271

Re: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU

Last question. Found another motherboard. Yuk, that one's NASTY (IMO of course). Unless you can get it CHEAP or free, I wouldn't bother. Why is it NASTY? No DVI (but you're getting a card) only 2 RAM slots (fine, if that's all you'll ever need) measly 4 USB on back & NONE are 3.0 (your call) reduce...
by HappyJack96
Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU
Replies: 37
Views: 12271

Re: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU

ASUS M5A78L-M board looks good...at least it has all solid, NO crappy/junk capacitors! Appears to be no option for case/front USB3 ports however, if that's an issue. FWIW: "future proof" is relative...are you planning to keep for 5+ years? Regarding an SSD upgrade...even utilizing what some feel is ...
by HappyJack96
Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A replacement for my old silent PC
Replies: 27
Views: 7544

Re: A replacement for my old silent PC

If you really want to start over, then consider building for maximum longevity...at least 5, better still 7, even 10 years. Then you will justify the serious investment. Now getting a new case and higher end components makes sense. Otherwise, saving that 200 (to me) is certainly worth it. Always goo...
by HappyJack96
Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A replacement for my old silent PC
Replies: 27
Views: 7544

Re: A replacement for my old silent PC

Why not keep it simple and reuse some of your already excellently chosen components? :) Like the SOLO case, Accelero & Ninja heatsinks. You'll need new fans, but at 5+ years that's a given anyway. Two 92mm in front, then strap a 92mm (or 120mm?) on the Accelero for hotter graphics card. Perhaps with...
by HappyJack96
Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading my PC
Replies: 97
Views: 78314

Re: Upgrading my PC

I almost suggested this before: just get Newegg to refund you, then order directly from Crucial. After informing them of your plight, perhaps they would offer reduced, or even gratis express shipping. Even if you'll pay, it's $5.99/3 days--$8.99/2 days and might be quicker delivery at this point :D ...
by HappyJack96
Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading my PC
Replies: 97
Views: 78314

Re: Upgrading my PC

Yikes! That's GOT to be disappointing! :( :( :( Doesn't appear like any VLP modules I've seen, either. Those are usually no taller than second (top) latch slot and even that is half size. Short a stick AND wrong type(?!) Likely a [whatever] point to you now :P So Newegg is shipping right after drive...
by HappyJack96
Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading my PC
Replies: 97
Views: 78314

Re: Upgrading my PC

Well, I do wear rubber bottom shoes also :p Jokes on me if it don't make a difference! Kitchen floor isn't an option, since NO space to work; it's a SMALL one. Guess I could get some junk ceramic tile if glass not a good idea, or maybe use cinder block caps...I'm not tearing out the carpet (yet). Go...
by HappyJack96
Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading my PC
Replies: 97
Views: 78314

Re: Upgrading my PC

I err on the side of caution when it comes to anti-static protection, which after many years hasn't failed me yet! Why anyone would pay hundreds of dollars for sensitive electronic components, yet not even consider less than $25 to avoid potential disaster?! :O AFAIK, clipping to, or touching metal ...
by HappyJack96
Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading my PC
Replies: 97
Views: 78314

Re: Upgrading my PC

For Jason: PM alert...
by HappyJack96
Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading my PC
Replies: 97
Views: 78314

Re: Upgrading my PC

With your new found RAM savings you could go back to the i5-3570K :O I've now seen several mentions of that one specifically for audio work... But it seems what may be popular is being 'unlocked' for overclocking. Plus higher series of HD Graphics, likely irrelevant with discrete card. Or just stick...
by HappyJack96
Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading my PC
Replies: 97
Views: 78314

Re: Upgrading my PC

Just realized the Crucial Ballistix Sport is 10% OFF! with Promo Code--so I guess that's the one to get now :D Full-height, 1.5V Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (8GBx2): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148545 Low-profile, 1.35V Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (8GBx2): http://www.n...
by HappyJack96
Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading my PC
Replies: 97
Views: 78314

Re: Upgrading my PC

Unless you must buy from Newegg only, a 16GB Kit (8GB x2) direct from Crucial has LOWEST cost of $125.99 with FREE shipping. You really seem bent on getting heat spreader RAM. That's NOT really necessary...but if you want it. Lower voltage shouldn't matter either...maybe with (16) sticks in a server...
by HappyJack96
Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading my PC
Replies: 97
Views: 78314

Re: Upgrading my PC

I'm pretty sure you DON'T need heat spreader RAM. Like CA_Steve mentioned: your bad experience with UNUSUALLY hot RAM has you needlessly concerned. Except for specific applications (FB-DIMM) heat spreaders are really as much bling vs. function, marketed to hard-core gamers & RAM overclockers. If you...
by HappyJack96
Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading my PC
Replies: 97
Views: 78314

Re: Upgrading my PC

Processor UPDATE:

Core i5 3450 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) 77W
for low as $199.99 -- ANOTHER $20 saved!
or
Core i5 3450S (65W) costs $204.99

Found that option at End PC Noise

BTW:
They also like ASUS P8Z77-M (Pro)
Used in their $1,699(!!!) 2U MusicMaker™
so you should be quite happy with it :D

Russell
by HappyJack96
Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading my PC
Replies: 97
Views: 78314

Re: Upgrading my PC

I'd questioned continuing in this and becoming another one of "too many cooks" but it's starting to go off the deep end. I'll guess Jason isn't interested in SPLITTING HAIRS. Rather, just wants something affordable to suit his needs! How long will you keep the system? If not more than 3-years, then ...
by HappyJack96
Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading my PC
Replies: 97
Views: 78314

Re: Upgrading my PC

I wouldn't take an Intel board if you gave it to me. Okay, I would; then sell it to some suc... uh, someone on eBay. Besides usually being full of crappy caps that can pop and leak with time, they're certainly not impressive for the cost. Debatably worth half the price, but considering so_many_QUALI...
by HappyJack96
Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading my PC
Replies: 97
Views: 78314

Re: Upgrading my PC

some professional software products are more intel optimized than for AMD. I've also read about how the Intel CPU dispatcher checks vendor ID string and when processor is not "GenuineIntel" it runs the slowest possible instruction set. Reprehensible tricks like that are one reason I'll NOT support ...
by HappyJack96
Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading my PC
Replies: 97
Views: 78314

Re: Upgrading my PC

Can you (others) really use, or even need dual-channel for RAM? Is the performance difference noticeable outside of real PRO computing? If budget is becoming tight, perhaps get single 8GB now, then later add second for 16GB. That still leaves two free slots for 32GB max. Regular, no heat spreader, 8...
by HappyJack96
Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on specs for a replacement quiet computer?
Replies: 9
Views: 1826

Re: Advice on specs for a replacement quiet computer?

From everything I've read so far, more cores is just burning money for using Photoshop, at least today. Many even feel a dual-core processor is plenty and can save you MUCH $. Moving up, a faster 4-core will be better than a slower 6-core. Of course a future PS version will likely utilize ALL cores ...
by HappyJack96
Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on specs for a replacement quiet computer?
Replies: 9
Views: 1826

Re: Advice on specs for a replacement quiet computer?

Regarding specs, I was curious if you chose the GA-890GPA-UD3H specifically for the potential of using two graphics cards. Besides appearing to be an overall excellent board, especially for the price (received both Dam Good & Value awards from HardwareCanucks) it could be overkill with no discrete g...
by HappyJack96
Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on specs for a replacement quiet computer?
Replies: 9
Views: 1826

Re: Advice on specs for a replacement quiet computer?

I've thought about your situation and you should be very well served by the CPU and Board you've chosen. I'm waiting on architecture change from AMD myself (6 months+ away?) but I can live with my Intel Core 2 Duo & DDR2-800 for years. Smart choice on the RAM (though I only use Kingston personally) ...
by HappyJack96
Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on specs for a replacement quiet computer?
Replies: 9
Views: 1826

Re: Advice on specs for a replacement quiet computer?

I read your earlier post and replied before it was lost. That was regarding your choice of Patriot SSD, which seem to have VERY POOR reliability. Good to see you've changed that! Unless you're building a system to last for YEARS (5+) you might consider a less expensive CPU and Board for the short te...
by HappyJack96
Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Successful phpbb upgrade
Replies: 35
Views: 52734

Re: Successful phpbb upgrade

>>>>MikeC wrote>>>> Hopefully, you can go back and repost your most valuable messages. I wonder how it might be done... ...anyway entire threads (at least two of them I know) has been completely wiped out, and as I still doesn't receive notify of new posts, I'm not able even to recall their subject...
by HappyJack96
Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Proposed DAW Build
Replies: 17
Views: 3378

Antec SOLO is a superb case! With exceptional multiple hard drive (soft) mounting capability; if you ever wanted to integrate your home server storage and eliminate an additional case, PSU, etc. Unless that's not ideal or feasible with a dedicated DAW(?) If I wasn't going to mini-ITX, I'd never part...
by HappyJack96
Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:49 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent but Speedy Homer Sever
Replies: 6
Views: 5571

If you ever decide to upgrade your case, I'd say the Antec SOLO would be perfect for you! Not only a heavy steel case & side panels with sound dampening already in place, but all four HD bays are easily accessible from the front, behind a hinged cover, and each drive (mounted on extra-soft silicon g...
by HappyJack96
Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:54 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: is Antec solo big enuff?
Replies: 4
Views: 2286

rusjkit wrote:I really want this case
So did I :)
Any pictures you've seen of this case DON'T do it justice!
If, or when you get one, you'll see! I'd keep mine, but have decided to miniaturize 8)

Russell
by HappyJack96
Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best airflow for my sugo2 case / nt06 heatsink?
Replies: 22
Views: 4976

That only applies if you're trying to run the fan off the PSU's built-in controller. There's nothing stopping you from running a different fan off a mobo or fan controller header. Well, that's a neat trick... :). Shows what I know! :oops: I really want a picoPSU, but realize they aren't for everyon...
by HappyJack96
Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best airflow for my sugo2 case / nt06 heatsink?
Replies: 22
Views: 4976

Attention leiff:

I just read that you [had] replaced the fan on your Enermax Modu82+ PSU.
That's not recommended! Here's why:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article806-page6.html

Read Postscript near end of page.

Enjoy!
Russell
by HappyJack96
Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:37 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Finally, I got to upgrade my rig... Antec Sonata Plus 550
Replies: 39
Views: 21205

Hi Linux guy! The Antec TriCool fan in my SOLO case sounds quiet; maybe the (cheap) soft fan mounts help. Nexus fan is quieter I suppose? Your front fans look to be mounted with Acousti Ultra-Soft Fan Mounts? Perhaps rear fan is also? I understand THEY are the BEST! Was there a noticeable sound diff...
by HappyJack96
Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: First ever PC build (for the most part silent) *upd jan 09*
Replies: 31
Views: 17045

Antec SOLO users UNITE! I also recently got one for my first "assembled" computer. Whole system designed by me, but someone else built it. Looks like you have a NF-S12-800 Noctua fan. Their NF-P12 is _specifically_ designed for heatsink fins. This may be an ultimate better choice for the Accelero. T...