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junglist1996 Oct 6, 2008 02:56 AM

Jester, what's that display in the drive bays?

edit: Sorry, that must be your UPS... :nuts: :o :lol:

RAY16 Oct 6, 2008 08:39 PM

Got a new case two days ago, so here's a few pictures of it and my lazy cabling job. Sorry for the blurry shot at the end, my hands shake more than Michal J. Fox's.

Next upgrade will probably be in December and it'll most likely be a new Motherboard.






Deaderinred Oct 6, 2008 08:48 PM

Praise be to you, my CRT brother!

We stand united against the LCD demons!

Flyordie Oct 6, 2008 09:24 PM

That is one kickass case man. Alot better than that old PoS you had b4. GO MATT!

ultimadrift Oct 7, 2008 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Deaderinred (Post 1335642521)
Praise be to you, my CRT brother!

We stand united against the LCD demons!

Come over to the dark side...We have cookies...

Deaderinred Oct 7, 2008 06:14 PM

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Originally Posted by ultimadrift (Post 1335643656)
Come over to the dark side...We have cookies...

We will never be tempted by your native resolutions and dark beauteous flat screens!

ScottDoom Oct 7, 2008 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Deaderinred (Post 1335643663)
We will never be tempted by your native resolutions and dark beauteous flat screens!

I don't see the problem with native resolutions. When I had a CRT I pretty much used the optimal resolution for everything anyways.

And dark? :confused: What? :hmm:

Try bright, colorful, light weight, small footprint, and you can hang it on the wall.

Deaderinred Oct 7, 2008 08:04 PM

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Originally Posted by ScottDoom (Post 1335643771)
I don't see the problem with native resolutions. When I had a CRT I pretty much used the optimal resolution for everything anyways.

And dark? :confused: What? :hmm:

Try bright, colorful, light weight, small footprint, and you can hang it on the wall.

:lol:

. <- my post flying over your head.

. <- your head.

Pepsin Oct 8, 2008 11:55 AM

I got my last CRT in 1999 and replaced it with a LCD in 2003.. ah memories ;)

RAY16 Oct 8, 2008 01:33 PM

I'll probably use this CRT until it dies, at which point I'll finally change over to LCD's. I won't be able to afford one of those super fancy LCD's, so I'll have to get a 1680x1050 one. I'll miss playing at 2048x1536 when that happens. :(

Evileh Oct 9, 2008 08:49 PM

My aging 5 year old computer.




ultimadrift Oct 9, 2008 09:09 PM

Its funny how people always have such dark rooms when they take pictures...Do you guys game at such a dark place? Or you just don't want to look yourself in the mirror :lol:

PeaceKeeper Oct 11, 2008 08:08 PM

My New build.

I have the pillar bar removed from my Lian Li case, because otherwise you would not see the memory in this pic.



Close up on the heatsink, memory, video, & soundcard.


OverclockN' Oct 11, 2008 11:20 PM

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Originally Posted by ultimadrift (Post 1335646404)
Its funny how people always have such dark rooms when they take pictures...Do you guys game at such a dark place? Or you just don't want to look yourself in the mirror :lol:

Actually...yes.

I game with the lights off, I feel it increases the feeling of immersion. It's the same thing as trying to watch a movie with every light on in the entire place...drives me freakin' insane. Only lights are the blue LED's from my case, the blue volume knob on my speaker, and the blue lighted keys on my keyboard.

Jokerzwild Oct 11, 2008 11:42 PM

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Originally Posted by PeaceKeeper (Post 1335648519)
My New build.

I have the pillar bar removed from my Lian Li case, because otherwise you would not see the memory in this pic.



Close up on the heatsink, memory, video, & soundcard.

That is one nice setup! :cool:

sittal Oct 12, 2008 12:20 AM

f.y.i peacekeeper, your zalman is facing the wrong way, lol.
90 degrees counter clockwise is where i have mine. :)

GravY Oct 12, 2008 12:37 AM

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Originally Posted by sittal (Post 1335648688)
f.y.i peacekeeper, your zalman is facing the wrong way, lol.
90 degrees counter clockwise is where i have mine. :)

LoL I didnt notice that at first either.. it is made to go either way but I'd try and stay away from pulling hot air from the vid card through my CPU cooler..

PeaceKeeper Oct 12, 2008 01:12 AM

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Originally Posted by sittal (Post 1335648688)
f.y.i peacekeeper, your zalman is facing the wrong way, lol.
90 degrees counter clockwise is where i have mine. :)

I know:( , but I'm kinda stuck with it that way as the AM2+ socket heat sink retention brackets are rotated 90 degrees.:bleh:

Evileh Oct 12, 2008 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by ultimadrift (Post 1335646404)
Its funny how people always have such dark rooms when they take pictures...Do you guys game at such a dark place? Or you just don't want to look yourself in the mirror :lol:

I always sit in the dark. Actually I just wanted to show the lights on the keyboard and case.

Pepsin Oct 13, 2008 05:42 AM

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Originally Posted by PeaceKeeper (Post 1335648703)
I know:( , but I'm kinda stuck with it that way as the AM2+ socket heat sink retention brackets are rotated 90 degrees.:bleh:

Same with my Cooltek Auras92 as seen on P61. No idea why AMD decided to do that... Some newer heatsinks allow you to mount them as intended even on AM2 boards but most older ones and even some newer ones have to face up or down instead.

Doesn't seem to make a huge difference in my case, though. The heat goes out via the PSU fan and the upper of the two 80mm exhaust fans. I also set the side-panel fan to exhaust instead of intake which lowered CPU temp another 3C - 4C and brought the chipset temp down from 45C to 41C.

Flyordie Oct 15, 2008 08:12 PM

I have joined the Hi-Res Club.
Introducing my-
Westinghouse 19" Widescreen LCD Flatpanel.
Native Resolution- 1680x1050

PeaceKeeper Oct 15, 2008 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Pepsin (Post 1335649755)
Same with my Cooltek Auras92 as seen on P61. No idea why AMD decided to do that... Some newer heatsinks allow you to mount them as intended even on AM2 boards but most older ones and even some newer ones have to face up or down instead.

Doesn't seem to make a huge difference in my case, though. The heat goes out via the PSU fan and the upper of the two 80mm exhaust fans. I also set the side-panel fan to exhaust instead of intake which lowered CPU temp another 3C - 4C and brought the chipset temp down from 45C to 41C.

Well, I'm getting a different heat sink, because I'm running way too hot right now and that is even at stock speeds when Prime95 is on. In addition, the Zalman sounds like a jet engine at max speed. In addition, I'm also sure I have applied ceramique correctly twice now. I'm not exactly enjoying the fact that I have to take the side of my case off when doing these stability tests. I will post a couple more pics when the change occurs.

Pepsin Oct 16, 2008 06:16 AM

Yeah it all depends on the case airflow and the position of the fans. I guess I was lucky because of the position of my PSU, the upper 80mm exhaust fan and the side panel fan which is located just where the hot air exits the CPU heatsink.
I still don't get it why AMD decided to rotate the retention brackets, though.

GravY Oct 16, 2008 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by PeaceKeeper (Post 1335653190)
Well, I'm getting a different heat sink, because I'm running way too hot right now and that is even at stock speeds when Prime95 is on. In addition, the Zalman sounds like a jet engine at max speed. In addition, I'm also sure I have applied ceramique correctly twice now. I'm not exactly enjoying the fact that I have to take the side of my case off when doing these stability tests. I will post a couple more pics when the change occurs.

my Zalman 9700 keeps my C2D E4620 @ 3.2ghz 32c Idle 40 Load..

how did you apply the thermal compound?

PeaceKeeper Oct 16, 2008 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by GravY (Post 1335653685)
my Zalman 9700 keeps my C2D E4620 @ 3.2ghz 32c Idle 40 Load..

how did you apply the thermal compound?

Exactly as the instructions on Arctic Silver's website and both times I was well passed the 25hr burn in reqs.:bleh:

I think it would do a whole lot better if this case had an exhaust fan (or a place to mount one) on top of the case, but we shall see come tomorrow.

BTW those fins on the 9700 are quite sharp as I've cut myself twice on them now.:mad:

aop Oct 20, 2008 07:56 AM






Got the EEE PC 904HD last week, was 309 here in Finland. Battery lasts for about 4 hours when watching videos and surfing around in Internet. I wanted HDD and decent battery for cheap price so I had to get the 904HD and those features came with price of portability. Acer Aspire One is a bit more expensive here in Finland but has only 3-cell battery.

Pepsin Oct 29, 2008 05:43 PM

The one thing I don't like about the EeePC (apart from the name) is the hinges. I wish they were less prominent and I also wish the screen didn't have that huge black border/bezel around it. The way they look now, they remind me of a "Toy PC" I had as a kid (with lots of little games in it and a synthesized voice).

Since my huge, heavy old 1.6 GHz/14" laptop died recently, I'll probably pick up some kind of netbook eventually. I'm holding out for a little longer though because it seems competition is heating up which will hopefully results in lower prices and more choices.

aop Oct 30, 2008 04:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pepsin (Post 1335669962)
The one thing I don't like about the EeePC (apart from the name) is the hinges. I wish they were less prominent and I also wish the screen didn't have that huge black border/bezel around it. The way they look now, they remind me of a "Toy PC" I had as a kid (with lots of little games in it and a synthesized voice).

Since my huge, heavy old 1.6 GHz/14" laptop died recently, I'll probably pick up some kind of netbook eventually. I'm holding out for a little longer though because it seems competition is heating up which will hopefully results in lower prices and more choices.

Only EEE PC 904HD, 904HA and the older 700 series have these bezels around the monitor. The 900, 901 and 1000 series don't have the bezel. The hinge is big because the middle part of it is actually part of the battery.

caveman-jim Nov 1, 2008 08:54 PM

Had the Caveboy Sr's rig open today, swapping his X2 4000+ for my HTPC's X2 5000+ BE - better use of the horsepower, in both cases. Pics taken with my naff LG Venus phone cam.

Caveboy Sr's Rig:
Foxxcon AM2 nForce 570SLI / X2 5000+ BE 2.6Ghz @ stock for now with HyperTX2 HSF/ 3Gb DDR2-667 Value Ram 5-5-5-15 / SLI XFX 8800GS 384Mb using Forceware 180.42 drivers / LiteON IDE DVD-RW / Raid 1 Seagate 7200.10 250Gb / Vista Ultimate x32 / CM Mystique Case / CoolerMaster RealPower 650W SLI PSU



Quick Everest memory bench:


HTPC:

MSI mATX Geforce 8200 mobo / Windsor X2 4000+ 2Ghz 1Mb L2 cache per core with Artic Cooler Freezer64 low profile connected via Zalman fan controller / Seagate Momentus 120GB SATA 2.5" HD / 1Gb DDR2-667 RAM / 2Gb ReadyBoost / LiteOn DVD-RW / Aspire Q-pack HTPC case w/OEM 420W PSU / Vista Ultimate x32 / Media Center TV Pack



I connect this to my Samsung 37" LCD TV via DVI-HDMI adapter, sound is from onboard analogue HD audio stereo out to the surround system. The onboard fan control doesn't work well with the CPU fan, ran it at max speed 3300rpm always, no matter the CPU temp or speed settings. Using the Zalman fan speed adapter, I dropped it down to 1200rpm and its now silent with nice cool temps still - using MSI's monitoring utility with Cool'n'Quiet enabled it idles @ 1ghz and 38C, and can dynamically overclock the FSB a couple hundred Mhz to give a performance boost @ 2.2ghz (2.0ghz stock speed) without any interaction.

Flyordie Nov 1, 2008 10:11 PM

not bad caveman. I am slowly moving out of the year 2004 with my hardware. ;-p
Changes since last pic post-
-Removed ALL IDE drives. Everything is SATA including the CD/DVD/HDDVD Optical Drives.
-Replaced the HD2600XT and the X1800GTO with the HD4850, which does 700Mhz+ on the core and 1.1Ghz on the memory w/o Volt Mods.
-Finally hid 90% of the unused PSU cables.


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