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by xev
Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Need TV to connect to laptop
Replies: 0
Views: 666

Need TV to connect to laptop

I am looking to buy a large tv (at least 42") on which I can display stuff from a vga connection on a laptop. I have heard that the tv should have a PC mode that will display 1024 x 768, and aspect ratio correction ability. What i gathered from googling it that almost any tv can be used, but I would...
by xev
Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone TJ08, passive cooling with a 125W CPU
Replies: 39
Views: 39118

wow. just wow. i might just steal that fan control idea.
by xev
Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:03 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Modified Lian-Li using SPCR recommended components
Replies: 10
Views: 5039

Looks great. Very clean and nice temps. If I were to build a new system, I would probably pick up a similar case, if not the same.
by xev
Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 5.25 mesh bay cover on a Solo : go for Lian-Li !
Replies: 16
Views: 6660

disregard
by xev
Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 5.25 mesh bay cover on a Solo : go for Lian-Li !
Replies: 16
Views: 6660

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by xev
Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Screen Protectors
Replies: 6
Views: 1783

Depends which gadget. For laptops and certain cell phones I like Zagg or Phantomskinz. For smaller things, ebay is quite good.
by xev
Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which 120mm Fan?
Replies: 8
Views: 2445

What setting (rpm) and what fan exactly do you have? Any fan, unless it is running at 300 or so rpm, can be heard when you try to listen to it up close. As for what's good, it depends what you want it for. For general case fan I would say slipstream 800 if you want quiet. Just look at the fan roundu...
by xev
Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: FOR 24 HRS: ZONEALARM FIREWALL DOWNLOAD WITH 1 YEAR LICENCE
Replies: 17
Views: 3149

Is there any background protection which is recommended? What would it do anyway?
by xev
Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: FOR 24 HRS: ZONEALARM FIREWALL DOWNLOAD WITH 1 YEAR LICENCE
Replies: 17
Views: 3149

cool. whats a good free virus/spyware remover?
by xev
Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: FOR 24 HRS: ZONEALARM FIREWALL DOWNLOAD WITH 1 YEAR LICENCE
Replies: 17
Views: 3149

thank. i need to clean my pc of bad stuff
by xev
Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Recommend stereo headset for phone please
Replies: 0
Views: 679

Recommend stereo headset for phone please

I am looking to buy a headset for my LG Dare phone on which i can listen to music and talk. So it needs to have a microphone and preferably be in-ear. Being bluetooth capable is not required but would be nice. So far i have some choices: Sony Ericsson HBH-DS980, HTC BH S100. Thanks for any tips. so....
by xev
Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180/182/190 Intake Airflow Restriction: A simple solution
Replies: 87
Views: 198259

I broke off the parallel to the case parts of the plastic on my lower grill and found no difference in temps in my 3 harddrives. http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/7885/1117082326sk7.jpg Shot with VX-9700 at 2008-11-17 http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/8099/1117082325hm1.jpg Shot with VX-9700 at 20...
by xev
Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What wallpaper do you use?
Replies: 11
Views: 2214

What wallpaper do you use?

I just thought it might be interesting to see what fellow SPCRs use as the desktop wallpaper. Post 'em up. Mine: http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/1173/img2381lr6.jpg Shot with Canon PowerShot SD850 IS at 2008-8-23 With Icons http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/9283/1112aj1.th.jpg http://img401.imag...
by xev
Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright T-Rad2 review at legitreviews
Replies: 6
Views: 3006

Thermalright T-Rad2 review at legitreviews

This is the most important page. http://www.legitreviews.com/article/822/6/

Although I dont know if they used the same fan when testing the S1 and the T-Rad, it looks like S1 is still the king ( and much cheaper).
by xev
Sat Nov 01, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New RAM?
Replies: 3
Views: 1013

I didnt find anything on the asus site that has compatible ram. As you mentioned i want to get a 1:1 outcome. But since I currently have my cpu oc'd and plan on increasing it to approximately 3.0 ghz, I think I will need ram that can handle a slight oc as well. My thoughts are to make the fsb around...
by xev
Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: nvidia card problems
Replies: 10
Views: 1650

Id say its the 256mb GDDR3 to blame. COD likes 512mb once you start cranking up the res. Does it happen at the same point in the game, on startup, or randomly? It happened right as i clicked apply new values. Looks like I will have to put my accelero S1 on it. I've been too busy to do it previously...
by xev
Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: nvidia card problems
Replies: 10
Views: 1650

OC'd to 759/930/1670 temps: fan at 60% : 53 C idle . 85 C load Stock 540/700/1188 temps: Fan at 30% idle: 53 load: 75 C Fan at 70% idle: 50 load: 70 C **load achieved using Furmark will update with game attempts soon COD4 idle: 48 C Load: 58 C of course now it looked terrible. But looks like the cul...
by xev
Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: nvidia card problems
Replies: 10
Views: 1650

I have been using evga's precision tool. Its based on rivatuner, but much easier to use. The fan is set to 40% when idle and it goes up to around 70% for load. So you think that my inability to play games is because of the temps? I have been testing that with stressers like furmark and ati-tool's st...
by xev
Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New RAM?
Replies: 3
Views: 1013

New RAM?

I have been getting the urge to get new RAM since the price is ever so low. I have looked at MB2 's topic and have a similar question. What is the best kind of ram for me? p5b deluxe/wifi intel e6400 (2.72 w. 340 fsb x 8) ocz plat rev 2 2gb ram. (850 mhz) I was thinking of simply adding another 2x1 ...
by xev
Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: nvidia card problems
Replies: 10
Views: 1650

nvidia card problems

I have been having a problem with my graphics for quite some time now. For a long time i have not been able to play any serious games. Things like starcraft run fine, but when i try loading up COD4 or Area 51 (last years games), it gets frozen at menu screens. I may be mistaken but I beleive this al...
by xev
Thu Oct 16, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Extensive pic. on my setup & Arctic C. Accelero TWIN TUR
Replies: 20
Views: 6010

looks good. but you should clean up the wires around the gfx card. That should be better for noise and temps/

Is the side panel fan exhaust or intake? You might want to experiment with the orientation to see which one give better temps.
by xev
Sat Oct 11, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Updated P180B
Replies: 7
Views: 3668

ok i see it, god i wish i had the 182, its such a bitch having to route the wires along visible routes with the 180B
by xev
Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Scythe Musashi
Replies: 25
Views: 13569

http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.computerbase.de%2Fartikel%2Fhardware%2Fgehaeuse_kuehlung%2F2008%2Ftest_arctic-cooling_accelero_twinturbo%2F4%2F%23abschnitt_referenzbelueftung&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&sl=de&tl=en shows that its not very effective. maybe the reviewers had a inconsisten...
by xev
Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Updated P180B
Replies: 7
Views: 3668

wow very nice. i dont see an hdds in there. do u have any at all?
by xev
Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sony DVP-FX820 portable dvd
Replies: 1
Views: 1009

Sony DVP-FX820 portable dvd

I just bought the Sony DVP-FX820 player for my moms birthday. Its in a few days and i still have time to return if something. My question: since it says it only has "DVD/DVD-RW/DVD-R/DVD+RW/DVD+R/DVD+R DL, CD, MP3 and JPEG Playback" will i be able to burn .avi files onto a dvd and play it? I know th...
by xev
Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Another kinda popular tech site does quiet pc
Replies: 1
Views: 2292

Another kinda popular tech site does quiet pc

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2 ... 379,00.asp

Even includes 2 videos for those who aren't too familiar with pc insides.

It looks like they are using parts that are widely recommended here. So it brings me to think that someone at extreme tech checked this place.
by xev
Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Accelero S2 Dimensions
Replies: 3
Views: 1554

i have a S1 and the indicated part is 1.95 cm. Im assuming S2 is the same,
by xev
Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What TV to buy
Replies: 28
Views: 4641

There is a coaxial running through the house up to a hd cable box. its provides service from some company in NJ, not sure which. From the hd cable box are 2 sets of component cables, one has 2 wires with the sleeves melted together (this seems to provide the sound) and the other is white, yellow, an...
by xev
Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:44 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ye olde P180 - major system upgrade (new: cabling pics)
Replies: 12
Views: 12936

any time away from the dishes? i would like to see the cables
by xev
Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What TV to buy
Replies: 28
Views: 4641

Thanks for all the tips. We got a 46" Samsung LN46A650. Once set up I wish we went with a larger screen, but its still very nice. But there's something wrong: mostly when watching HD channels, there is some small interference. It is currently set up with component cables. I was wondering if using an...