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by Cerb
Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: need a bit of advice on a system: music and light gaming.
Replies: 4
Views: 1374

What is it that you like about either of those motherboards? The P5N-E does SLI, but that's all I can see--but your first choice did not have that. Or, to put another way, why are you not going with a P35? If you're overclocking, Abit, Gigabyte, and Asus (but more Abit, it seems) have excellent P35 ...
by Cerb
Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:45 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Are These Scythe Fans Available Anywhere?
Replies: 8
Views: 2087

http://www.jab-tech.com/

The 100m is with the 92mm fans.

Also, those Raptors in RIAD 0: as long as there is some space ebwteen them, any air flowing by is enough. If you can feel it with your fingers, there's plenty.
by Cerb
Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:31 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Are These Scythe Fans Available Anywhere?
Replies: 8
Views: 2087

Where do you live? If you can't find those, I must assume you're not in the US, and kcmo looks to be an acronym.

BTW, the Kaze Jyu is 100mm, according to Scythe.
by Cerb
Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Convert 120v to 12v for a Nexus 120mm Real Silent fan
Replies: 7
Views: 2569

If you can solder, then doing a dirty job of it, but covered with heatshrink, will be a breeze. If not...er, somewhat of a problem.
by Cerb
Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Minimum CPU for modern 'net usage?
Replies: 17
Views: 4589

Anything of the level of an Athlon XP is good enough. If buying new, get a Dual Core E2140 or better or Athlon 64 X2 3800+ or higher. For the money, without performance as a major concern, a little AM2 IGP system is the way to go. The best VIA options just barely compete with P3s, and I'd bet their ...
by Cerb
Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:48 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 975X or P35 or X38
Replies: 9
Views: 3088

Re: P35 ... and Gigabyte

Dutchmm wrote:I bought the DS4 - specifically so I could mount my old PATA-133 hard disk to copy files onto the new SATA hd.
They all have the PATA--even ECS' board does.
by Cerb
Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sparkle 8800gt passive card review "Anandtech"
Replies: 13
Views: 9369

I liked it. The review basically says that in a good case, all will be well. No SPCR member, and I doubt many AT members, would sleep well at night with anything remotely similar to their test setup. I think a follow-up article, with a good case, should be in order, though, or at least an update.
by Cerb
Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Monday's NewEgg Sales Was a Mess, from Anandtech.com
Replies: 7
Views: 2565

Why does Newegg need a promotion, though? They've kept a sky-high reseller rating for good reason. I don't know too many techies that need a super deal to choose to order from them.
by Cerb
Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 975X or P35 or X38
Replies: 9
Views: 3088

Choose based on features and cost, between the popular three makers. The Abit, BTW, appears to have a PATA, to me. We've got our brand loyalties, and you'll probably be happy with most any of them, as long as they have what you need. I like my Gigabyte, but I've been partial to Gigabyte since before...
by Cerb
Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fanless Design Help Please !
Replies: 23
Views: 4535

Tinnitus sucks... my brothers has it and I got it. It actually took silencing my computer near inaudiable when I discovered I had tinnitus... I prolly got that in artillery when I served there as firebase medic. Just ear infections when I was wee little, here. I don't ever recall it not being there...
by Cerb
Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fanless Design Help Please !
Replies: 23
Views: 4535

At NewEgg, I only see the Ninja-mini heatsink. This is not the one everyone is talking about, is it. Has it been replaced by a new model.
SCNJ-1100P = Ninja Plus
by Cerb
Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:08 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fanless Design Help Please !
Replies: 23
Views: 4535

The Intels don't give two outputs., IIRC. The few AMDs that do will only do DVI and VGA, not VGA and VGA, I'm pretty sure. Cards can be added to get more, but they're half of a video card's cost. Don't sweat it, though. When you get a new monitor, get a nice fanless card with a current generation no...
by Cerb
Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:01 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 4-in-3 hard drive enclosures, hot swap etc
Replies: 28
Views: 13365

Re: Raising from the dead!

matt_garman wrote: Have you done any more testing (or had any other experience) with this Supermicro 5-in-3 hotswap backplane since this post?
No, it's been in a file nice loud server far, far away :).
by Cerb
Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fanless Design Help Please !
Replies: 23
Views: 4535

:( on the Tinnitus. I almost consider myself lucky to have gotten it as little kid from ear infections (so am totally used to it), but it took a few concerts before I started taking care of my ears. So...I'd try for: Antec Solo case, or P180, or P182 Corsair VX450 or Seasonic S12 330 2GB value DDR2 ...
by Cerb
Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What's a good 80mm fan against pressure (was radial)
Replies: 5
Views: 1926

Now changing to...80mm fan.
by Cerb
Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows Vista Upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 2863

Then, install clean on a new HDD, and use something, to make a backup (Ghost, True Image, etc.) as soon as you get drivers working and updates installed! Keep a copy on the XP HDD, and have a DVD copy in a drawer or closet somewhere. That one install can then survive a HDD crash, your hosing it up, ...
by Cerb
Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:29 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low power Via Core2 motherboard advice
Replies: 2
Views: 1019

No, it means doesn't have much in the way of extra features, overclocking headroom, and/or bling factor. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135050 There, FI, is a single-heatsink fairly new chipset Intel board. For $90, I wouldn't touch ECS, even with the rebate (MSI, Asus, Gig...
by Cerb
Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fanless Design Help Please !
Replies: 23
Views: 4535

What are all the current parts you have to transfer? $750 is a tight budget, but may be quite doable. It would help to know what ports and slots you use. CPU cooler alone may necessitate a new mobo, CPU,and PSU...but, maybe not, too. Also, what OS (XP for a new mobo is added cost, most likely)? The ...
by Cerb
Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Old P4s?
Replies: 2
Views: 1019

Get your motherboard manual, or if it's OEM, Google a good bit. FSB speed will be the limiting factor, assuming it's a socket 478. If you've got RDRAM, at least 256MB for a server, 512 for a desktop, and can change the CPU, get the fastest that will work. There's no real upgrade path in the RAM (too...
by Cerb
Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows Vista Upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 2863

A free upgrade, or free license in general? If just a free license in general, get a new HDD and take one. No upgrade to worry about. If it is an actual upgrade license, and you're running XP (likely, but you don't say), I'd stick it out for awhile; unless you're going to need to be running Vista so...
by Cerb
Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet Linux-based fileserver (advice needed)
Replies: 14
Views: 4679

I can't be 100% sure, but I'm going to say yes. By pics, it looks like the NB is in the same spot. Think about the SI-128 SE, too. Now why would I think about that one? It only has 4 heatpipes on each side instead of 6 on the ultra 120 extreme. So it will probably not cool as good as the ultra 120 ...
by Cerb
Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I'm sooo frustrated with my new build...
Replies: 13
Views: 3055

First, run it at 667MHz, 5-5-5-18, 1.8v. Once in the BIOS, hit CTRL+F1, you should see it flicker, then you will have more RAM options in that section of the BIOS, and be able to set that (leave all but the CAS, tRCD, tRP, and tRAS alone*). See if it works like this. Try slots 1,3 if 0,2 does not wo...
by Cerb
Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:26 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: GIGABYTE GA-X38-DQ6 and CPU cooler ..Which does fit ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1531

Since I still had the tab open from another thread:
http://www.thermalright.com/a_page/Ultra-120-MCL.htm

Sort of yes and sort of no, there. Mostly no.
by Cerb
Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet Linux-based fileserver (advice needed)
Replies: 14
Views: 4679

2) The PCI bus speed really bothers me. Theoretically limited to 133 MB/s this could give slow speeds when 3 PCs (mac mini, pc parents & laptop) are uploading to / downloading from it. Are you on 100Mb, or GbE? If 100Mb, PCI has lots of room. Let's say the overhead is 100% (unrealistic): that's 20-...
by Cerb
Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: System for recording studio Need Advice
Replies: 43
Views: 9657

Is there a reason people are recommending only GeForce cards? I mean this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121084 for example should be quite a decent choice. Good price, good on power, known good drivers. The video card, after all, has two purposes: 1. Give dual analog disp...
by Cerb
Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I'm [losing] my mind! Fan help needed hums/rattles/vibrates!
Replies: 13
Views: 3644

In that case, check out the 7v and 5v tricks. The cost for a typical YL will be that of molex->tx3 tail per fan, and very small screwdriver or similar to remove and reinstall the pins (erm, I mean a Molex pin extractor) . $3+s&H from Jab-tech, IIRC. Probably about the same from Case-mod and SVC. See...
by Cerb
Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:13 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I'm [losing] my mind! Fan help needed hums/rattles/vibrates!
Replies: 13
Views: 3644

Your problem is PWM noise. Use a real linear voltage controller, and you'll be fine. It's not the fans (well, OK, it sort of is), it's that mobos don't have 20kHz+ PWM cycles for 2- and 3-wire fans.
by Cerb
Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What's a good 80mm fan against pressure (was radial)
Replies: 5
Views: 1926

What's a good 80mm fan against pressure (was radial)

So, cancel that. The best I can find are still Sunons, which are ridiculously expensive. In that case, I'll switch around to...what's a good quiet 80mm fan for high pressure? My trusty 80mm Panaflo has seen better, and quieter, days. Works great, runs down to 2.5v no sweat, but it has a nice scratch...
by Cerb
Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:08 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: System for recording studio Need Advice
Replies: 43
Views: 9657

Funny I was just looking at that. In the reviews some people are saying it runs hot, do you know anything about that? Thanks They may run hot, but don't worry about it. The GPUs are safe to over water's boiling point. When you're used to not going over 70C under load, it can be a little disconcerti...
by Cerb
Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I'm [losing] my mind! Fan help needed hums/rattles/vibrates!
Replies: 13
Views: 3644

You say 50%...are you using PWM control (such as using Speedfan)?