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by Riffer
Tue May 05, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The next HTPC project
Replies: 12
Views: 8544

I love the looks of that case.
by Riffer
Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: System dead? Your opinion please!
Replies: 18
Views: 3489

Check for bent pins in the socket.
by Riffer
Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: TFX Power Supply
Replies: 10
Views: 6440

treebob wrote:thanks for that, I understand it all so no problem. So as quality goes, do you have any recommendations on a 300W PSU that is TFX?
Someone above mentioned the Seasonic one.

Silverstone makes one that they put in their cases, but I don't know if it is available at retail.
by Riffer
Sat Apr 25, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Say Goodbye to Abit
Replies: 26
Views: 6391

Such a shame. I bought a NF-M2 nView a few years ago, and more recently a couple of AN-M2HDs. All three have been really solid boards. The NF-M2 and one of the AN-M2HDs have been running 24x7 since purchase. The only motherboard that I've had with a capacitor problem was an AOpen socket 370 board. ...
by Riffer
Sat Apr 25, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Say Goodbye to Abit
Replies: 26
Views: 6391

Such a shame. I bought a NF-M2 nView a few years ago, and more recently a couple of AN-M2HDs. All three have been really solid boards. The NF-M2 and one of the AN-M2HDs have been running 24x7 since purchase. The only motherboard that I've had with a capacitor problem was an AOpen socket 370 board. ...
by Riffer
Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: System dead? Your opinion please!
Replies: 18
Views: 3489

Board is dead. RMA if still under warranty (and you want to use another one of these boards).
by Riffer
Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sugo SG05 (mini-ITX)
Replies: 25
Views: 18841

Just to confirm - the faceplate on this is plastic?
by Riffer
Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sugo SG05 (mini-ITX)
Replies: 25
Views: 18841

elpibe10 wrote:Nice looking case but really poor workmanship :

http://vr-zone.com/articles/silverstone ... l?doc=6703
Do you mean workmanship or design? I didn't notice anything in that review that criticized the workmanship, but their where plenty of niggley design issues.
by Riffer
Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:16 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: anyone tried the Nexus RX-8500?
Replies: 7
Views: 2549

That kind of sucks :(
by Riffer
Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:01 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Nexus Value 430 PSU: Affordable Silence
Replies: 149
Views: 76485

I don't know if X-spice is an actual manufacturer, or someone else makes them. They are China based is all I know. If they do actually manufacture, they add another potentially good manufacturer into the mix.
by Riffer
Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:55 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Nexus Value 430 PSU: Affordable Silence
Replies: 149
Views: 76485

Actually, this could be an interesting PSU. Is X-Spice the actual manufacturer, or is there a further OEM? I just mentioned the Seasonic, because that is a reputable PSU manufacturer, and there are some extra features. By all reports, the fan in the Nexus (used on the X-Spice PSU's as well) is extre...
by Riffer
Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:08 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182, D830@3.8, HR-01+, 3HDD etc
Replies: 9
Views: 4018

Maybe that is just a hot running CPU?

If you want cooler, your motherboard supports a bunch of possibly cooler chips:

http://asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=BxdaH ... templete=2
by Riffer
Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 and Corsair VX550
Replies: 11
Views: 2546

Channel Well versus Seasonic as OEM's.

I think [H]ard OCP did that with the VX550 vs. the HX520. The VX won performance and price, but HX was quieter and modular.
by Riffer
Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182, D830@3.8, HR-01+, 3HDD etc
Replies: 9
Views: 4018

Nice build.

Pretty good temperatures from the HDD's, considering they appear to be enclosed.
by Riffer
Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:36 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Nexus Value 430 PSU: Affordable Silence
Replies: 149
Views: 76485

NCIX has the Nexus Value 430 in stock if anyone in Canada is interested. It's selling for 109$. Hopefully it will have some discounts soon and perharps other retailers will have it to give NCIX some competition. http://ncix.com/products/?sku=37345 IMHO a tough sell with the Seasonic M12 II 430W at ...
by Riffer
Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P182 i7 system
Replies: 33
Views: 7633

Essentially only the eye-wateringly expensive i7 models have an unlocked multiplier... so raising the speed of the 'bclk' on cheaper models is the only way to overclock. Running memory at 1600 is done in this way. It will definitely take more cooling than running at stock but the good news is the X...
by Riffer
Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P182 i7 system
Replies: 33
Views: 7633

Riffer: I just read this http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/exclusive_retail_core_i7_cpus_more_powerful_originally_reported and from what I can tell anything besides the engineering/preview samples are unlocked so with anything you can buy now, you can just set it to 1600 in the bios. Am I m...
by Riffer
Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P182 i7 system
Replies: 33
Views: 7633

Just an interesting point that I wasn't aware of when I purchased my 920 and DDR-1600 is that you have to overclock the CPU to get the memory working at 1333. By default, the memory works at 1066 for the 920. It was an easy overclock to do, but, if you do not want to deal with overclocking, you can ...
by Riffer
Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:18 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 and Corsair VX550
Replies: 11
Views: 2546

I would need to be able to connect it internally since I will be using a CPU fan too. I would probably be either using the 3pin->2 pin or perhaps just cut the wires and solder them to the new fan (I was planning on using the 80mm Noctua fan actually), and yeah I know their fan wasnt terribly good i...
by Riffer
Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 and Corsair VX550
Replies: 11
Views: 2546

I have an older Zippy buit silencer and it is a regular 80mm fan. Don't worry about the connector, just run the fan leads out the back with the rest of the cables and plug into the motherboard or whatever you want. If you want to connect inside, I think it is still a two-pin connector, so either mak...
by Riffer
Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:58 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Whatever happened to Seasonic?
Replies: 8
Views: 2799

Moon GT wrote:hmm they do 380W and up, quite expensive though.
There are so many PSU's OEM'd by Seasonic you might be able to find one you like that is Seasonic built, but retailed under another brand name. Check the PSU reviews at [H]ardOCP. They will give you the OEM as well as some other acceptable OEM's.
by Riffer
Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: URGENT - New build - Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme question
Replies: 5
Views: 1410

I have the identically mounted HR-01 Plus. When you tighten the screws you will know when to stop, as they will screw in no further. Just tighten each screw a little bit at a time and it will go on fine. Even correctly mounted, the heatsink can be rotated a bit because of the way the mounting appara...
by Riffer
Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P182 i7 system
Replies: 33
Views: 7633

I'm using a Thermalright HR-01 Plus with a 120mmx20mm Yate Loon on my 920 with good result. You need to order the Thermaltake 1366 bolt through kit though. Check clearance as well. I also went with a XFX 4830 videocard which has a fan. There is a thread somewhere where some guy is having trouble coo...
by Riffer
Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian-Li B10
Replies: 13
Views: 4563

Did you notice that this is the first upright tower-type case that officially supports mounting 2.5" disks? ..Too bad it doesn't have a removable motherboard tray like the PC-B25. Why don't more manufacturers incorporate that feature in their cases?! I have the B25B, and aligning everything is such...
by Riffer
Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:59 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: P45, is it worth getting[?]
Replies: 23
Views: 4765

A lot of the Gigabyte P45 boards support older processors.
by Riffer
Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Need help to re-apply (-stick) heatsinks from Accelero S1
Replies: 24
Views: 5936

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/therinmat.html I have some of the Chomerics Thermattach tape. It is very capable stuff. Thermal tape applies best if you heat it up and press it on tightly. Activates the adhesive. The PDF describes this.... I agree. I have been using that stuff for probably 10 ye...
by Riffer
Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Looking for low power LGA775 homeserver motherboard
Replies: 7
Views: 7856

I didn't look at all your requirements, but the Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3L comes to mind. edit - ICH10 not 10R, but look at some of the other Gigabyte boards. There are a few with plenty of slots. lol! edit2. there is actually one called the UD3LR that had the RAID. Yes the LR was the one I linked to (9...
by Riffer
Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Looking for low power LGA775 homeserver motherboard
Replies: 7
Views: 7856

I didn't look at all your requirements, but the Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3L comes to mind.

edit - ICH10 not 10R, but look at some of the other Gigabyte boards. There are a few with plenty of slots.

lol! edit2. there is actually one called the UD3LR that had the RAID.
by Riffer
Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DDR3 "kit-of-3"
Replies: 5
Views: 1604

Your motherboard has to support triple channel.
by Riffer
Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: FASTEST, Longest Range and most reliable wireless router?
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Check out this website, along with their reviews:

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/componen ... temid,189/

King of the heap currently is the DIR-855 A1 revision.