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by karmasalad
Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:28 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: Antec Solo (NYC pick-up only)
Replies: 2
Views: 1046

One more price drop. I'm moving soon, and this needs to go!
by karmasalad
Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: Antec Solo (NYC pick-up only)
Replies: 2
Views: 1046

Price drop. Any takers? :)
by karmasalad
Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Do I have a bad video card?
Replies: 12
Views: 2902

Well, I'm happy to report that I installed the 8600GT last night and everything seems to be working fine now. Still pretty peeved that I had to waste several days trying to figure out what the heck was wrong with the Radeon 2600. But I'm just glad I've finally got my new system up and running and ca...
by karmasalad
Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Do I have a bad video card?
Replies: 12
Views: 2902

It really is a strange issue. My old 9800 pro could run 2 monitors perfectly without any flickering. When I first got my 7950GT, I actually thought my secondary monitor (a 17" ViewSonic TFT) was dying. When I replaced the ViewSonic with another Samsung 244T, I was expecting the flickering to be gon...
by karmasalad
Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:40 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which temps should I believe?
Replies: 6
Views: 2196

Thanks for the reassurances.

I probably underestimated my ambient temps. It's about 13C outside, so I guess it's prolly more like 20C or so inside. :)
by karmasalad
Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:08 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which temps should I believe?
Replies: 6
Views: 2196

Which temps should I believe?

I seem to get significantly different numbers between Core Temp 0.95 and SpeedFan 4.33. http://dev.syntheticlife.com/temp/q6600_load.gif http://dev.syntheticlife.com/temp/q6600_idle.gif Ambient temp is around 13C. Load temps are with 4 instances of Prime 95 running for about 5 hours. I'm using an Ul...
by karmasalad
Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Do I have a bad video card?
Replies: 12
Views: 2902

Perhaps you could try to borrow another digital monitor that you can hook up via DVI, just to see if there's still flickering? Yeah, I have another DVI monitor that I did try to hook up, and the same flicker issues were still present. (The reason I don't use that monitor is because it isn't standar...
by karmasalad
Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Do I have a bad video card?
Replies: 12
Views: 2902

Just to rule our the cable AND the screen itself, try using just the analog monitor on its own and see if you have those problems. Didn't think of that before. When I run the analog LCD as the only monitor, the flickering is gone. So thus far I've isolated that: 1. The flickering only occurs on the...
by karmasalad
Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Do I have a bad video card?
Replies: 12
Views: 2902

Swap the monitor connectors on the card. Try a different DVI-DB15 adapter. Tried those already, no luck. Change the resolution of the monitor that is flickering, and check that the refresh rate is within spec for both monitors. I've already confirmed the refresh rate is within spec, but never thoug...
by karmasalad
Mon Oct 29, 2007 7:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Do I have a bad video card?
Replies: 12
Views: 2902

Do I have a bad video card?

I just put together a new system (Q6600, P35-DS3P) using an MSI Radeon 2600 PRO card with dual DVI, and there's an odd flickering going on with my secondary LCD. My primary LCD is a Samsung 215TW, connected via DVI. Secondary LCD is a Samsung 770TFT, which is analog-only, so it's connected via a DVI...
by karmasalad
Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:48 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quad core or Dual core for the long-run?
Replies: 7
Views: 1920

Will a quad core CPU allow me to multitask more effectively without bogging the system down? Say, for instance, I want to encode a video in the background and work in Photoshop/Dreamweaver at the same time. Would a quad core provide me with noticeably better responsiveness? Pure performance isn't ne...
by karmasalad
Sat Oct 20, 2007 11:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quad core or Dual core for the long-run?
Replies: 7
Views: 1920

Quad core or Dual core for the long-run?

I'm debating whether the added expense and heat output of a Q6600 Quad Core would be worth it over an E6750 Dual Core. I'm a web developer, and during peak times, I tend to have open all of the following at the same time: - Photoshop - Fireworks - Dreamweaver - Firefox, IE7, IE6, Safari, Opera Photo...
by karmasalad
Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Buy new or stick with my old Seasonic or Fortron?
Replies: 4
Views: 1635

Whoops, forgot about my graphics card. It's either going to be the MSI RX2600PRO 256MB or the MSI NX8600GT 256MB. Both are fanless. I'd go cheaper as I don't game, but I can't seem to find any quality cards that feature dual DVI. (BTW, can anyone verify their compatibility with the DS3P mobo btw? Th...
by karmasalad
Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Buy new or stick with my old Seasonic or Fortron?
Replies: 4
Views: 1635

Buy new or stick with my old Seasonic or Fortron?

I'm finally looking to build a new workstation to replace my 4 year old P4 Northwood. Is it worth the expense to upgrade to a new PSU or should I just stick with one I already have? If reusing, it'd either be a Seasonic S12-330 or a Fortron FSP300-60PN. Is the Corsair VX450 or one the newer Seasonic...
by karmasalad
Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:04 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive video card for the non-gamer?
Replies: 18
Views: 6725

Thanks for the replies. I couldn't find any motherboards I liked that had dual video outputs. I would prefer to get a Dual DVI card. Although one of my monitors is VGA-only, I will probably upgrade it within the next year. I can use one of those DVI-to-VGA adapters in the meantime. Would an 8600GT b...
by karmasalad
Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:20 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive video card for the non-gamer?
Replies: 18
Views: 6725

Passive video card for the non-gamer?

I'm putting together a new PC, and I'm wondering what the best, most cost-effective video card would be for my rather basic needs. I run dual monitors at 1650x1050 and 1280x1024 (I would like more headroom than this in case of monitor upgrades). I primarily use my PC for Web development work, so cri...
by karmasalad
Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Can someone recommend a good Disk Wipe utility?
Replies: 12
Views: 3594

Re: Can someone recommend a good Disk Wipe utility?

I'm going to be selling 4 HDD's and I tried a utility that wrote 0's to all sectors, but when I used a program called "activeUndelete" (which rocks!) it was able to find stuff still on there and pull it off with ease any suggestions? I need to totally wipe these things for good Check out Eraser . I...
by karmasalad
Thu Jul 28, 2005 4:16 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC - Looks finally matter
Replies: 11
Views: 4145

I just built my HTPC using the Silverstone LC11 case (silver). It is a really lovely case and pretty easy to work in. One very important thing to keep in mind is to make sure that you have enough depth wherever it is you plan on putting this PC. It's deeper than your normal A/V equipment. It just ba...
by karmasalad
Thu Jul 14, 2005 5:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Removing Antec fan bracket
Replies: 2
Views: 1126

lenny wrote:Is it similar to the P180 bracket? devonavar's P180 review has instructions on on how to remove that bracket.
Thank you! It's not the exact same, but the instructions there pointed me in the right direction. It's actually so simple that I feel silly for asking now. :P

Thanks again.
by karmasalad
Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:06 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Removing Antec fan bracket
Replies: 2
Views: 1126

Removing Antec fan bracket

So I've gone and cut out the stamped grills on the back of my Antec case (Performance II series). However, I can't seem to figure out how to remove the purple Antec fan bracket from the case without resorting to breaking it. Is there some trick to removing that thing? I'd prefer not to break the bra...
by karmasalad
Tue Jul 12, 2005 4:49 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital 400 GB
Replies: 8
Views: 2183

What is disappointing about WD? You have to tell me more. Caviar is one of the quietest above 300 GB. Raptor is one of the fastest and yet low noise. Scorpio IS the quitest notebook drive! If you don't believe me then do some searching in the forums. What are you talking about? :? I believe they're...
by karmasalad
Sun Jul 10, 2005 8:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Music-centric PC - opinions please
Replies: 10
Views: 2446

I'd just recently noticed the Chaintech-which uses the Via Envy chip that's the core of a lot of high end cards. The Chaintech-$40 New egg,-is 1/2 the cost of most 24/96 or 24/192 cards-the catch is no reviews yet and minimal info on Chaintech's site. I'm assuming you're talking about the AV710. It...
by karmasalad
Sun Jul 03, 2005 1:30 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Recommended HSF for A64 Venice and LC11 case
Replies: 1
Views: 1116

Recommended HSF for A64 Venice and LC11 case

I'm planning on building a HTPC soon using a 3000+ Venice on the MSI RS480M2-IL mounted within a Silverstone LC11 case. Given the cramped confines, I was wondering what HSF is recommended for quietly cooling this setup. Will the CNPS7000-AlCu work or does it need to be modded? Is it easy to mount on...
by karmasalad
Tue Jun 14, 2005 6:31 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Been out of the loop, what is the quietest 250gig+ HDD?
Replies: 17
Views: 6257

I was in a similar situation last month (also looking for a drive to store mp3s and anime). Try doing a search and you'll come up with quite a few threads on this topic. Basically, your options are the new Samsung P120 series, the Maxtor D10 line, and the WD Caviars. The Maxtors have gotten mixed re...
by karmasalad
Tue Mar 22, 2005 10:39 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard Drives
Replies: 17
Views: 4328

greshoff wrote: What are the temps of the Nidec SP1614N Samsung drives? I was told they rum quite hot. Is this your experience?
They are quite cool. Checking the temp log on my server, the SP1614N has been hovering between 27C and 29C this morning. Temperature in NYC today is around 50F/10C.
by karmasalad
Sun Jan 16, 2005 9:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: where to buy NIDEC samsungs online?
Replies: 10
Views: 2935

FWIW, all four of the Samsungs I've ordered from Newegg have been NIDECs. These orders were spread out over a year's time.

Other people have reported getting JVC models from Newegg, so it looks like it just might be the luck of the draw.
by karmasalad
Tue Sep 28, 2004 6:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Will my next Samsung 160 gb be quiet?
Replies: 11
Views: 3338

Just thought I'd mention that I recently ordered a SP1614N from Newegg and got a NIDEC FDB model, so if you're looking for them, the egg might be worth a lottery ticket.
by karmasalad
Tue Sep 09, 2003 8:28 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet, cheap case with front door
Replies: 6
Views: 2631

The Antec SX-1000II case doesn't come with a PSU. You can get it for $66 shipped at AccuPC.

http://www.accupc.com/itemDetail.jsp?pid=csasx1000ii