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by xev
Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New PSU
Replies: 16
Views: 4746

Re: New PSU

I should have been clearer, i got the 620W temporarily until i order what I want. What is it that you intend to do within 5-6 years? A broad question I know. I'm always intrigued by the perceived need to have something over the top. In reality it hardly ever works out as being needed. Do you know th...
by xev
Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New PSU
Replies: 16
Views: 4746

Re: New PSU

I got a Antec HCG 620 cuz my J&R had it. Idle is around 130W and i tried stressing it using Prime and Furmark and got 330W.

I think that a 500 min is around where i want to be so it'll last me at least 5-6 years. Thanks for all the advice, ill look into the models presented so far.
by xev
Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New PSU
Replies: 16
Views: 4746

Re: New PSU

Can we see the full spec list of your system? Also, PSU calculators are usually very biased so that they recommend a much higher wattage than needed. Ask any member of the SPCR forum! Asus P5B Deluxe/Wifi Intel Q9550 currently stock. Will OC once i get a new psu 95 W Dominator 4gb Nvidia 260 stock ...
by xev
Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New PSU
Replies: 16
Views: 4746

New PSU

I've got a pretty old system but about 5 hdds, so the energy use adds up. I used the extreme system power calculator and it says that I need at least 415W. Thats with a brand new psu. With about 4 yrs (40% capacitor aging), I need 550W. And if I overclock my Q9550, I'll need 600W. I used the capacit...
by xev
Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Time to update my PSU?
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Time to update my PSU?

I've got an OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI 600W that I bought in January of 2007. I've been having issues like hdds not connecting/ disconnecting but wasnt sure if the cause is the psu, mobo, or hdds. I also have issues starting up the system once its shut down. I have an indicator light on my mobo th...
by xev
Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Get stronger wifi connection
Replies: 3
Views: 3216

Get stronger wifi connection

My friend has a vacation house which is 1 house away from the community center. The center has free open wifi signal. He can get a weak signal from 1 spot in the house. What can he use to strenghten the wifi signal reception on his laptop?
Thanks
by xev
Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: seeking small laptop, semi powerful
Replies: 2
Views: 10028

seeking small laptop, semi powerful

Hi all, I need to tell my dad what to get. He has a EEE900 but finds it useless. He wants a small laptop (less than 14") that is good enough to do light photoshopping (rgb scaling and resizing). Also some sort of mobile broadband to be able to use it on the highway. Would be great if it doesn't exce...
by xev
Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: cheap system advice
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: cheap system advice

thoughts on boards? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=40000280%20600007879%20600036381&IsNodeId=1&Description=micro%20atx&bop=And&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&CompareItemList=280|13-128-357^13-128-357-TS%2C13-130-234^13-130-234-TS%2C13-131-615^13-131-615-TS%2C13-157-173^13-...
by xev
Mon May 23, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: cheap system advice
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: cheap system advice

Thanks. That mobo is for ddr3 but I was looking at that company as well.
I'll post what I was thinking tmrw.

I've got the stock intel cooler which should be more than enough.

It looks like a decent case, mobo, and dvd drive are all that I need. So $100 is a safe estimate for all 3.
by xev
Mon May 23, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: cheap system advice
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: cheap system advice

Well i figured a case, mobo, and whatever else would be slightly less than $200.
The main reason is that i already have a good cpu (good enough), ram, and gpu.

But I'll look into your recommendations
by xev
Mon May 23, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: cheap system advice
Replies: 6
Views: 669

cheap system advice

Hi all, I am looking to build a cheap system for a family member. I was hoping to use some existing equipment, an intel c2d 6400 2.13 cpu, 2gb of ddr2 ram, a hdd. I've got a few gpus such as nvidia 8600gt and ati 4830. There is absolutely no gaming need, would the extra power be worth the heat and n...
by xev
Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: 130W ATX power supply + 120W AC adapter 54$
Replies: 153
Views: 122092

Would this work for video cards? I just bought a gtx260 with 2 pin power connectors.
by xev
Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 9600gso for folding
Replies: 0
Views: 664

WTB: 9600gso for folding

I want a 9600gso for folding. preferably 1 slot. would be great if some warranty was left.
Looking to spend no more than 30

PM me with what you got
by xev
Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 100,000 Point Club
Replies: 202
Views: 217970

Recently passed 200k.
I just added a new Q9550 and set up VM SMP. So I should be getting at least 2500PPD everyday.
by xev
Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: SSD upgrade (fixed images)
Replies: 5
Views: 3005

links seem broken. i dont see anything
by xev
Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Q9400 or better
Replies: 1
Views: 889

WTB: Q9400 or better

I'm looking for a q9400 for $140 or a q9550 for $155

If you have one or can refer me to a place or person, i would greatly appreciate it.

I know that this isn't the best equipment for quiet computing, but i am in need of power and speed right now.

Thanks
by xev
Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Asus Wifi AP Solo problems
Replies: 1
Views: 1195

Asus Wifi AP Solo problems

I have an asus P5b deluxe/wifi mo and am trying to use the wifi capability. I was able to set up the wifi solo program, but now it shuts down 2 seconds after i open it. I get this as the error description: AppName: rtwlan.exe AppVer: 6.6.16.1 ModName: rtwlan.exe ModVer: 6.6.16.1 Offset: 0003b094 I j...
by xev
Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Fall Clean Out Virtual Yardsale!
Replies: 9
Views: 1993

Do you know the models of the ram?
by xev
Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New processor help
Replies: 10
Views: 3345

Seems like only 1 version of the q8300 has vt support so it's probably safer to go for the q8400. newegg has the q9400 for only $20 more than the q8400, so is the extra 2mb of l2 cache worth $20?

also since these processors run at 1333 fsb, should i get ram at 1066l, or would 800 variety be fine?
by xev
Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:29 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New processor help
Replies: 10
Views: 3345

I have a asus p5b deluxe/wifi back in the day it was a great conroe board.

The system is used for slight video editing and some gaming but mostly for multitasking. So itunes, 3 folders of pics open, some editing software, some virus scan, 4 browsers with at least 30 tabs open, etc.
by xev
Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New processor help
Replies: 10
Views: 3345

New processor help

I want to buy a new processor for my aging machine. I was looking at quad core intels such as the q9550 9400 and 8300. Any other in the $200 would be applicable as well. Would it be worth getting a new mobo (at least $150) and a cpu such as the i5 750 for $200 instead of just a new core 2 quad cpu f...
by xev
Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: External HDD recomendations
Replies: 9
Views: 2715

Thank you Shamgar, whiic, and new2spcr very much. From all of your info it looks like the WD10EADS (1Tb) drive should be good for me. It has very similar noise levels to the 640aaks http://www.techreport.com/articles.x/15769/11 which should be ok in an enclosure. For the enclosure I am considering t...
by xev
Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: External HDD recomendations
Replies: 9
Views: 2715

Shamgar, do you remember what enclosure you purchased? I will go with one that has esata and maybe usb just in case. Do i need to get one with a fan? (I plan on placing the external drive under my desk near my tower.) Will the esata connection make use of a 7200 rpm hdd or would 5400 still be enough...
by xev
Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: External HDD recomendations
Replies: 9
Views: 2715

External HDD recomendations

Hi all, I am looking for some sort of external hdd system. I have seen the Western Digital 1TB My Bookâ„¢ Essential Edition http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136186 and it looks good, but I don't know what hdd is used. I could get an iomega external enclosure and purchase a hd...
by xev
Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Where do you keep your P182? On the floor? Any other option?
Replies: 19
Views: 3766

I have a huge regular type desk with drawers on the sides. I keep my case parallel to the wall in back. So it reduces the depth of space for my feet, but not the side area. However this way, the noise from the exhaust is more direct to my ears, so it may not be the best way in terms of sound, but it...
by xev
Sat May 30, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Modified P183 top vent
Replies: 5
Views: 3099

Are you going to cover the hole with anything?
What was the issue with the stock vent?
by xev
Sat May 16, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Innovation Cooling IC Diamond 7 TIM Giveaway/Testing
Replies: 206
Views: 199214

I'll test the ICD7
by xev
Tue May 05, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182 and a "sandwich"
Replies: 30
Views: 16931

I'm liking your sidebar, is it the vista version, or from desktopsidebar.com?
I tried the site and didn't find the graphics and cpu info that you have as an option
by xev
Fri May 01, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 2 different GPUs on P5N-SLI mobo ?
Replies: 4
Views: 4107

I have heard that its possible. Even an AMD with NVIDIA card its possible.
I don't know the details of how to do it, but try sticking in the 8600gt and download another client to a different folder than the other one.
by xev
Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Secret torture tapes revealed (don't watch if you are weak)
Replies: 2
Views: 1409

Wow thats something. But unfortunately its the truth and seems to happen often in Arab countries. the ruling class has so much power that they can do whatever they want. Hopefully Bush didnt do things like this. Although from what i have heard and read on the news, it is similar. People need to know...