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by mattek
Mon Sep 05, 2005 11:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: San Diego or Venice?
Replies: 5
Views: 1692

San Diego or Venice?

I've ordered a system recently. I went with the +3700 San Diego core. But reading through the forums I got confused, which is the fastest/most recent core from AMD Venice or San Diego? Would the +3800 Venice be a better choice for a gaming rig? What are the diffrences between the two cores? I'd appr...
by mattek
Tue Aug 30, 2005 3:29 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Nvidia got some explaining to do
Replies: 10
Views: 2831

Nvidia got some explaining to do

Interesting read:
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=25807

Might not be a dealbreaker for some. But if Nvidia feels the need to skimp on picture quality to gain performance, what does that say about their chips and architecture?
by mattek
Tue Aug 30, 2005 3:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Just ordered a system - suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 3001

Thought this might be of interest:
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=25807

Doesn't help me choosing between ATI and Nvidia...
by mattek
Tue Aug 30, 2005 12:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Just ordered a system - suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 3001

Good stuff. Thats the kind of temps Im hoping to achieve. Thanks for the info. Now I have something to compare my results with!
by mattek
Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Just ordered a system - suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 3001

Seems like I got some testing to do when my system arrives. Personally I'd prefer to run the front fan really low from a noise standpoint. But keeping my harddrives cool is top priority here since I got so much valueable data on them. Really looking forward to play around with the fan settings! Than...
by mattek
Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Just ordered a system - suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 3001

I just noticed the Asus card you are refering to. But its not in stock. However, I could a 7800GT and a Zalman cooler for less than the ATI card I currently have in my order. Hmm. I think I'll make the switch tomorrow if its not too late. Thanks for all the input guys and gals. Any more suggestions ...
by mattek
Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Just ordered a system - suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 3001

Hehe. Relevant question. The reason is that I wanted a excellent preforming mobo with passive cooling and this one does just that for me. I selected this specific graphicscard because it has a dual slot cooling setup which exhausts air from the case, I have no plans on going of actually using SLI in...
by mattek
Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Just ordered a system - suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 3001

Good point El Jefe. The three exhaust fans are: 1. PSU 2. Systemfan 3. The VPU fan which is dual-slot. (The ICE-QII on the card is supposedly the best stock cooling there is) Looks like the way to go here is a front 120 and then undervolt the systemfan and VPU fan as far as possible (5V-7V maybe?). ...
by mattek
Tue Aug 30, 2005 1:31 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Just ordered a system - suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 3001

Thanks

Interesting suggestion. I'll give it a shot and see how it works out.

Any other suggestions or ideas?

/matte
by mattek
Mon Aug 29, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Just ordered a system - suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 3001

Just ordered a system - suggestions?

I placed an order for my new system. Silence is of great importance to me but since I need a powerful system to work I had to make some compromises. Since the processor I selected is currently out of stock I still have time to make changes to my order. The system I ordered: Antec SONATA II Piano Bla...
by mattek
Tue May 17, 2005 2:44 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: ANTEC P180 Info!
Replies: 13
Views: 6447

ANTEC P180 Info!

Look what I found:
http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=81800

The P180 might be out sooner than we think.

/mattek
by mattek
Tue Apr 26, 2005 2:39 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: *ALL NEW!!*, *Innovative!* Thermaltake HTPC case!!
Replies: 30
Views: 10325

Check out the rpm on the fans... 2000rpm and 2500rpm. And they are claiming 19dBA. Hmm. The name Tenor... hmm... makes me think of the Antec lifestyle line which features names like:
Aria
Sonata
Overture
Minuet

/mattek
by mattek
Tue Apr 26, 2005 7:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec cases being shown at CES on pcmag.com
Replies: 473
Views: 326375

Good news! :) This kind of communication is exactly what I wanted, keeping me in the know is keeping me patient and waiting happily. I don't want nor expect any "next week" street dates just updates on the status on the product so I know what to expect from it. Otherwise it just feels like I'm wasti...
by mattek
Tue Apr 26, 2005 3:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec cases being shown at CES on pcmag.com
Replies: 473
Views: 326375

Hehe. This thread is also what got me to sign up for the forums. :)

Thanks for the update on the release. I've contacted several retailers on the issue as well but they have no information on the p180 or the Phantom 500.

/matte
by mattek
Tue Apr 26, 2005 12:17 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec cases being shown at CES on pcmag.com
Replies: 473
Views: 326375

To me it looks like some kind of dust filter thing to prevent dust from getting into the case while its turned off...
I wouldn't be surprised if that area of the case goes through a change before launch though.

/mattek
by mattek
Mon Apr 25, 2005 3:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec cases being shown at CES on pcmag.com
Replies: 473
Views: 326375

Yes, my point exactly lenny. There more competitive the business gets, the more uncertain R&D and product cycles become the greater the need for good PR strategies. Actively involving your future customers in the design and research of a product is going to get more and more importnant, hopefully. K...
by mattek
Mon Apr 25, 2005 2:55 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit got mobos with heatpipes!
Replies: 88
Views: 45334

I just noticed something in those pics. The lack of COM and LPT ports on the mobo! To me thats a step in the right direction. Remove all the dated ports that hardly anyone uses and use the saved space to put new and innovative features in. To see a built-in heatpipe system for the processor would be...
by mattek
Mon Apr 25, 2005 11:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec cases being shown at CES on pcmag.com
Replies: 473
Views: 326375

True. But the point I tried to make was rather about the lack of communication. Even if you dont want to set offical release dates in fear of disapointing people if those should not be met you can still keep people updated on whats going on. If Antec had kept people updated on what was going on with...
by mattek
Mon Apr 25, 2005 7:51 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit got mobos with heatpipes!
Replies: 88
Views: 45334

Abit got mobos with heatpipes!

Check it:
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=22790

Excellent!

SPCR review of this mobo would be nice.

/matte
by mattek
Mon Apr 25, 2005 12:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec cases being shown at CES on pcmag.com
Replies: 473
Views: 326375

Wow!

Great news! Nice work. May/June, hmm, thats not even close to febuary. But this doesn't bother me too much since thats when AMDs dual core processor are coming out. However, I think they have lost quite a few customers that didn't like the lack of information on the street date. Keepin your customer...
by mattek
Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:04 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: AMD Dual core
Replies: 25
Views: 7181

AMD Dual core

Techreport has done a review of AMDs dual core solution. A good read with stats on powerconsumption: http://techreport.com/reviews/2005q2/opteron-x75/index.x?pg=1 "AMD's dual-core Opteron processors are extremely well executed on all fronts, based on what we've seen. AMD's dual-core design has a tec...
by mattek
Mon Apr 18, 2005 1:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec cases being shown at CES on pcmag.com
Replies: 473
Views: 326375

fans

It is my understadning that there is both a fan in front and behind the drive cages. Just look at all the images that have come out. There are two front 120mm fans then the drive cages and after that one 120mm fans for the lower drive cage. In total the p180 seems to sport five 120mm fans standard p...
by mattek
Mon Apr 18, 2005 2:37 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Intels Dual Core Roadmap (Slightly OT)
Replies: 3
Views: 1510

Intels Dual Core Roadmap (Slightly OT)

A very good read in my opinion.

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=22603

Makes you think differently about the current wave of uncritical reviews and previews on top hardware sites.

Intel should start delivering and stop promising.

/mattek
by mattek
Tue Apr 12, 2005 2:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec cases being shown at CES on pcmag.com
Replies: 473
Views: 326375

Thanks for the info AntecRep

Yet another question.

I have been putting off buying a new system for quite some time now waiting for the p180. Could you give us a hint or indication of when we might be able to get our hands on this case? I'm really looking forward to it but getting more impatient.

Thanks.
by mattek
Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:57 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Tom's review of the new Pentium Dual Core CPU's...
Replies: 22
Views: 6768

A must read

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=22332

It's a fairly long rant. But there some interesting points made. Makes you think differently about hardware sites.
by mattek
Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:48 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Tom's review of the new Pentium Dual Core CPU's...
Replies: 22
Views: 6768

Ehhmm...

.. I'm personally not so convinced that dual core is such a good investment. Maybe next year there will be enough games and app to make it worth the extra dough. From The Inq: "Companies developing software will implement multi-core aware applications, but these products are probably 12-18 months aw...
by mattek
Tue Apr 05, 2005 12:03 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help with Case selection
Replies: 12
Views: 2973

Thanks

The Compucase was crossed from shortlist fairly early in my case selection process. Maybe it warrants another look. Thanks for the tip!
by mattek
Thu Mar 31, 2005 4:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help with Case selection
Replies: 12
Views: 2973

Thx

Thanks for the input! I recently ordered a Stacker for a server setup but this time that case is simply too big for me, otherwise that that would have been an intresting choice. The StackerII even more so. The 3000 could be the case I end up going with, thanks for the tip. More questions: When is th...
by mattek
Thu Mar 31, 2005 12:48 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help with Case selection
Replies: 12
Views: 2973

Mockup

Mockup of what I'm looking for. Based on a 3700BQE case. Check my l33t Photoshop skillz:
Image
by mattek
Thu Mar 31, 2005 12:27 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help with Case selection
Replies: 12
Views: 2973

Help with Case selection

First post. Read all the stickys. Still left with a question. I have very specific requirements for my future case. If you know of a case that meets at least some of my reqiurements please share. The standard amount of external bays seems to be four 5.25 och two 3.5. I will never use more than one o...