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by jpplautz
Fri May 25, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low range computer component check
Replies: 13
Views: 1785

Re: Low range computer component check

Thanks for all the feedback guys, I've decided on a build and should purchase this weekend (some nice sales at newegg). I'll update on how everything fits together when the parts arrive!

Cheers
by jpplautz
Thu May 24, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low range computer component check
Replies: 13
Views: 1785

Re: Low range computer component check

Wow, thanks for pointing out those cyclone cards. Sound levels ~24 dBa from 1m is plenty good for me, and power consumption is still OK, at least within my limits
by jpplautz
Thu May 24, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low range computer component check
Replies: 13
Views: 1785

Re: Low range computer component check

Well, I'm using a Intel duo core and 8800 GT right now and it sounds like a jet engine. I have a 1920 monitor, and by "higher settings" I mean "better than I have now". I'm looking for lower power consumption (aka heat generation in my A/C-less california home). Happy to take suggestions on a differ...
by jpplautz
Wed May 23, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low range computer component check
Replies: 13
Views: 1785

Re: Low range computer component check

I wonder if it wouldn't be better to invest in a GPU with a better cooler installed, rather than spend $55 on an aftermarket one. EDIT: I assume the Gelid case fan is fine, but you might be able to save a couple bucks with a scythe slipstream pwm fan. (dunno if there any benchmarks comparing the tw...
by jpplautz
Wed May 23, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low range computer component check
Replies: 13
Views: 1785

Re: Low range computer component check

Thanks for the feedback! Swapped a couple things around last minute (Different seasonic power supply with a fan for half the price, changed the vid card to a 6670). Like you said, should still run the games I want just fine for ~800 and pulling ~250W while still being silent and more compact than wh...
by jpplautz
Wed May 23, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low range computer component check
Replies: 13
Views: 1785

Low range computer component check

Hello all, Just doing a component/compatability check for my new system. I wanted something capable of playing WoW/D3 at higher settings while keeping low wattage/silent/low heat in mind as well. Trying to stick with a smaller case as well, and the ps-07 seems like a fantastic case I could keep thro...
by jpplautz
Tue May 22, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: May 2012 Mid-Range Gaming PC
Replies: 8
Views: 5316

Re: May 2012 Mid-Range Gaming PC

Hey there, love the build. Did the CPU cooler work well in that case in the end? I'm thinking about building a very similar computer. Probably going PS-07 case, and might remove the drive cage entirely since I only need 1HD, 1 external and a SSD space, and getting a fanless seasonic 460W. Just want ...
by jpplautz
Thu May 17, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Lian Li PC-A04
Replies: 34
Views: 30689

Re: Silent Lian Li PC-A04

That system looks great? If you don't mind what is the approximate cost you put into it? I've been looking at building a new, efficient gaming pc. That set up looks really slick, curious if that sort of thing is in my price range.

Nice job
by jpplautz
Thu May 17, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Gaming Computer Feedback
Replies: 5
Views: 1300

Silent Gaming Computer Feedback

Hello all, I'm a recent convert to this website, and although computer noise never bothered me in the past I am becoming increasingly aware of how loud my current computer is. My current computer has no components newer than about 5 years old and is starting to really fall behind the times. I've put...