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by sonic6k
Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Buying Windows 7 in the US for foreign use ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2563

One word: Linux. :)
by sonic6k
Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:19 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Do Intel chipsets run hot?
Replies: 13
Views: 5638

Hmm, sounds like the older SB chips get hotter even though they use less power. Does anyone know how the AMD chips compare? I'm most worried about the SB because it sits right underneath the video card. Older motherboard designs did not utilize heat pipes. Even though on an older motherboard the so...
by sonic6k
Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: When to build Upgradable BFB DAW
Replies: 7
Views: 1600

Sure it will. i5 (1156) is even more "fresh" than i7 (1366) and will likely get to see more efficient and better CPUs in the foreseeable future. No motherboard I know of has FW800 onboard, you're likely going to need an expansion card for that. Notice though that most FW800 cards are PCI-X so it'll ...
by sonic6k
Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:01 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Q9550 vs Q9550S
Replies: 4
Views: 2161

http://www.silentpcreview.com/intel-q9550s <- suggests the vanilla is able to undervolt more than the S version resulting in the vanilla being more "green". I am very familiar with undervolting and such, so for me it's kind of clear which to choose although now I found another issue to think about. ...
by sonic6k
Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:03 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Q9550 vs Q9550S
Replies: 4
Views: 2161

Q9550 vs Q9550S

Hi, I can get any of these for the *SAME* price. The difference between them is only that the S version is factory undervolted. This gives it the advantage of putting out less heat, though won't overclock as far as the vanilla version. I am not the overclocking guy, just want a nice cool 'n quiet (p...
by sonic6k
Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:44 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fix scratched Solo?
Replies: 1
Views: 673

Fix scratched Solo?

Hi, Not even a week with this new Antec and I managed to seriously f it up. I believe it happend while putting in the motherboard and other components, since the side with the spring loaded thumbscrews is perfect. The other side has suffered way too much than I believe I could have done to it. There...
by sonic6k
Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:46 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Musashi Dual Fan GPU Cooler [updated results]
Replies: 30
Views: 21717

I assume this won't fit a Solo?
by sonic6k
Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What does Accelero S1 look like naked?
Replies: 14
Views: 2836

ha, those plates were among the first things I took off for intake. I've had this Elite 330 for 4 years now, and since it serves me so well, all the temptation for a P182 are just hopes and dreams for a budget i don't have. too bad it's only OEM cases that have those removable plates that you can j...
by sonic6k
Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet Video Card - Dual VGA
Replies: 5
Views: 1674

A bit older business oriented Quadros are sold on eBay for very cheap. Something like NVS 285 it has a DMS-59 connector, make sure you get the adapter for it to give you two VGA connectors directly. Makes much easier to configure dual screen setups. If I am not completely mistaken the NVS 285 is som...
by sonic6k
Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What does Accelero S1 look like naked?
Replies: 14
Views: 2836

if you want to let a bit more airflow in (and you may have already done this, it's a small thing i did with my case too, is take out the plates from the case. http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f9/rpsgc/IMG_8560.jpg For the ODD, the top plate is already taken out, but the three plates below it are s...
by sonic6k
Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Want a quiet PSU. M12D 850W or cp-850?
Replies: 12
Views: 2792

X-series thread: viewtopic.php?t=54023

I would go for the M12D. Seasonic is always of very high quality and you won't be disappointed.
by sonic6k
Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What does Accelero S1 look like naked?
Replies: 14
Views: 2836

Looks can be deceiving, I've actually got a 92mm fan tied onto the fins of the Accelero, i used wire ties, the silly "useless" ties that come with packages of garbage bags. I "threaded" them through the holes on the fins of the Accelero, and then just went through the holes on the fan for mounting....
by sonic6k
Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What does Accelero S1 look like naked?
Replies: 14
Views: 2836

http://www.kwikpiks.com/files/129/IMG_0826.JPG ^That's the most recent picture of my computer. You can see that with a fan, the Accelero blocks two PCI slots below the card, if you don't have a fan, it will completely block the slot directly underneath the card. While this isn't a huge deal, for so...
by sonic6k
Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:38 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What does Accelero S1 look like naked?
Replies: 14
Views: 2836

Actually I have one question more; how big is the Accelero actually? I mean I know the dimensions and seen some pictures, but in real life how much space does it occupy? I have an Antec SOLO, and I believe it'll fit fine, but that is not my real concern. A Scythe Kaze Maru 500rpm. I have one spare a...
by sonic6k
Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:48 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GFX coil whine/noise
Replies: 22
Views: 11018

Second video link explains it the best, yes I have that noise. I did quickly disassemble the system to the point that I could analyze the source of the sound better, no not from the NVIDIA. My PSU! This PC has a bequiet! PSU. I want my money back :evil: VSync does make a difference, however I just d...
by sonic6k
Sat Sep 26, 2009 4:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What does Accelero S1 look like naked?
Replies: 14
Views: 2836

viewtopic.php?p=427035#427035

Thank you bonestonne!
by sonic6k
Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:27 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Want a quiet PSU. M12D 850W or cp-850?
Replies: 12
Views: 2792

Which one would you choose if they had the same price tag? Still the cp 850? I wouldn't. Antec seriously f**ked up the P183, but then again this is how I see the situation. If the Antec is to your liking go with the combo and get the CP-850. With the Seasonic you would have a wide variety of ATX ca...
by sonic6k
Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:20 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Nexus Value 430 PSU: Affordable Silence
Replies: 149
Views: 76209

Hello! I bought this Nexus VALUE 430, but am afraid I have a bad unit. Voltages are fine, system boots up perfectly and gets in and out of S3 without hassle. What is making me skeptical is that a kind of "burnt electronics" scent comes out of the PSU. I've had the Nexus only three days now, and this...
by sonic6k
Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GFX coil whine/noise
Replies: 22
Views: 11018

Anyone mind telling how this coil wine sounds? I believe I hear some odd noise coming from my NVIDIA as well, but not sure if it can be linked to coil whine. Also is this something we can control by modding the cards for example or is it solely in the hands of the manufacturer? Finally... why does t...
by sonic6k
Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What does Accelero S1 look like naked?
Replies: 14
Views: 2836

1. purpose is for the text. and help keep fins from bending when bumped. 2. really easy to remove, but you dont want to try and put them back on. its nearly impossible without bending the fins. That's what I thought on both points... but anyone done it yet? I reaaally want to know how it looks like...
by sonic6k
Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What does Accelero S1 look like naked?
Replies: 14
Views: 2836

What does Accelero S1 look like naked?

Hello! In order to have psychological peace of mind, I just can't wait for my Accelero to come but I have two questions: a) What's the purpose of the black plastic parts on Accelero where it also has the Arctic-Cooling logo and text "Accelero S1"? b) Removing them seems like a very simple procedure....
by sonic6k
Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Recommended Heatsinks updated
Replies: 158
Views: 184424

I am just about to buy the Scythe Mugen 2, and although I have read the SPCR review I would still like to see it listed in the recommended heatsinks article. There is only the original Mugen, how about adding Mugen 2? Thank you.
by sonic6k
Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: To upgrade or not to upgrade? (NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT)
Replies: 9
Views: 2249

Hello kater, Very good information there, I'll need to think this over and see whether I want to continue to use it or not. Do you think getting DisplayPort now is useless? I have not seen a DisplayPort capable display yet, but I have the opportunity to sell my 8800GT and pick up a business oriented...
by sonic6k
Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: To upgrade or not to upgrade? (NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT)
Replies: 9
Views: 2249

Re: To upgrade or not to upgrade? (NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT)

It does not matter squat if the monitor is large or small, only the amount of pixels matters when it comes to required GPU power (you got Full HD, that's the relevant info here). Yes it does not, but the purpose here was to hint that I'm using a plasma TV and watch Blu-ray movies, so I was hoping t...
by sonic6k
Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:33 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: To upgrade or not to upgrade? (NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT)
Replies: 9
Views: 2249

To upgrade or not to upgrade? (NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT)

Hello, I have an NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT (OEM / reference design with 512MB GDDR3) and was wondering whether or not it is worth to throw in the bin or not. It does have 112 stream processors, DirectX 10 / SM 4.0 / OpenGL 3.1, but also it is quite old in design and even if it is a tad bit faster than t...
by sonic6k
Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Proposed DAW Build
Replies: 17
Views: 3280

I see you mostly refer to http://digidesign.com/index.cfm?navid=54&itemid=24903 , however you must also understand that these requirements were made at the time when integrated graphics weren't as good as they are now. An NVIDIA GeForce 9300 motherboard features a built-in graphics controller as pow...
by sonic6k
Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Proposed DAW Build
Replies: 17
Views: 3280

Nobody is blaming the integrated for anything. I am just Quoting the system requirements/recomendations. Macs are nice, but talk about cost of ownership... You are looking at it from the wrong perspective. Macs require basically zero maintenance. We still have an old Power Mac G5 running in our lab...
by sonic6k
Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is the case the noisy component?
Replies: 11
Views: 2200

While on subject of this "beeping"... yes I've heard it million times. Can this cause any harm to the speakers themselves other than just make an audible beep beep beep?
by sonic6k
Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Proposed DAW Build
Replies: 17
Views: 3280

In the end however it also boils down to total cost of ownership and definitely a discrete graphic card requires more maintenance than integrated graphics. Sure there can be problems, but hey the same also applies to discrete graphic cards or any other part of your system. Don't blame it on integrat...
by sonic6k
Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:29 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How to make the Antec Sonata better than the Solo! [Guide!]
Replies: 15
Views: 3927

Hi Sonic There are apparently a number of subtle differences between the various 'P5Q' variations. Do you research carefully, to make sure you don't invest in a more problematic model. In term of Sonata vs Solo, I would choose the Solo first every time, if it were not so ugly! I simply cannot allow...