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Old 10-27-2009, 12:39 AM   #21 (permalink)
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***hand+forehead=DOH!*** I thought I had that. I guess I just overlooked it. well its added now :P

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Antec and Corsair are both good PSUs. Multiple rails are a good thing, though.
well... for $5, why not? im already $800 over where I wanted to be :P

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I am glad you can get Office for less. Mine was a gift from a very good, very connected friend.
however, instead of spending the money on 2007 right now, im just going to wait till spring and get office 2010 ^_^

so, a few questions:

1) can I get a mid tower? or am I going to NEED a full tower?
2) has anyone ever used an internal card reader? im just wondering if they're fast. (the entire reason I want one is because it literally takes hours to download my pictures from my memory card, through an adapter and into my USB port on my current machine)
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:13 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Overall the build looks extermely good but there are a couple of alternatives for the hard drives that would give you better performance.

This Samsung F1 !tb hard drive is faster than the Caviar Green for the same price.

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

If you don't mind waiting a little while Kingston will be releasing a 40gb SSD using a Intel controller on November 9th for $115 ($85 after mir). While it isn't very big it has enough space for Windows 7 and is pretty much the perfect os drive. Intel's SSD controllers are second to none when it comes to random read and write performance which are the most important features for a OS drive.

AnandTech: Updated: The SSD Improv: Intel & Indilinx get TRIM, Kingston Brings Intel Down to $115

Depending on Newegg's supply it might be difficult to get the SSD since a lot of people will be waiting to buy it on launch day.

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1) The 5870 is a fairly large card so it wouldn't be a bad idea to go with a full tower to make sure it fits. Some mid tower cases should have enough room but a lot of them won't.
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can I get a mid tower? or am I going to NEED a full tower?
I mid-tower would handle it.
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***hand+forehead=DOH!*** I thought I had that. I guess I just overlooked it. well its added now :P


well... for $5, why not? im already $800 over where I wanted to be :P


however, instead of spending the money on 2007 right now, im just going to wait till spring and get office 2010 ^_^

so, a few questions:

1) can I get a mid tower? or am I going to NEED a full tower?
2) has anyone ever used an internal card reader? im just wondering if they're fast. (the entire reason I want one is because it literally takes hours to download my pictures from my memory card, through an adapter and into my USB port on my current machine)
1. die hard lian li fan over here.... woot woot

with a little work...

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2. (funny that you should ask, I was just looking at reviews for another SDHC card yesterday)
3 possibilities

1.you've got a slow card (get a faster card! class 6 is the way to go)
2.your memory reader is holding you back

while you might've thought all memory card readers are the same, they are not!
a good one should have near 20mb/s read speed (according to tom's)

@ ~20mb/s even a one gb file should only take ~1 minute

just for making this post, i made a quick test run on my own reader

reader: transcend M5
card: patriot 2GB

write speed
average 9.5MB
minium no lower than 9MB


read speed
avearge 18MB
minium no lower than 17.7MB
peak 21MB

3.the port you plugged your reader into isn't usb 2.0 (usb 1.0 maxes out @ 12 Mbit vs 480Mbit on usb 2.0)
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Old 10-29-2009, 04:08 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Hey guys, thanks for your posts! ^_^

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there are a couple of alternatives for the hard drives that would give you better performance.
Thanks for the suggestion about the Samsung drive. Even though I wont leave WD because of reasons of trust, your suggestion DID make me do a lot of research about the HD's I had chosen. Here's what I learned:

1) I compared the 500GB OS drive I used to have on my list with some larger drives and this is what I found:
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!
Apparently the only difference between them is their size... meaning I just got 250GB for FREE ^_^

2) Here is another thing I learned about WD's naming scheme (Black vs Blue vs Green)
Quote:
green = low power / low performance
blue = medium power / medium performance
black = high power / high performance
I don't know if that is 100% accurate, but that quote coupled with the information found in this comparison makes me steer clear of "green".
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!
A) I know that the "Features" section is mostly filled with fluff... but they don't have one things they're proud of with that "green" drive.
B) The "Green" drive doesn't specify 7200RPM, so I must assume its lower than that.
C) Yes it is a 1TB drive for only $85, but im not so desperate for storage space that I'd give up efficiency... which... btw... brings us to our next point ^_^...

3) Knowing what I now know about "Green" drives, & referring back to the previous 'comparison'. we see that the "Black" 1TB is pretty nice and fancy, however.... My current computer has (1) 160GB HD in it, and I've yet to fill up, so I'd rather save the $40 and just get a second 750GB.

In conclusion... I feel that it is a smart move to get 2 of these:
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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Kingston will be releasing a 40gb SSD using a Intel controller
I read up on that, sounds pretty freaking cool actually! ^_^ the perfect OS drive. I am a fan of kingston, however. I’m scared enough as it is to be purchasing Windows 7 before SP1 is out, so I’ll have to pass on testing the waters with new technology

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Some mid tower cases should have enough room but a lot of them won't.
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I mid-tower would handle it.
Lol, k, i'll make sure to stay on the fat side of mid-towers ^_^

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Thanks, Clown, for the speed tests! ^_^ I think I may be suffering from all 3 of those reasons :P
so, what do you think about these 2 readers? EDIT I updated the link to include 4 possible readers, please lemme know which is the better deal... cost / capability keeping in mind the 3 "Nippon Labs" readers will be less than $15 and the "Rosewell" will be $20... thanks ^_^
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more! I have never heard of Nippon Labs, I can get that reader for less that $10 in a combo with my HD. however, is it worth the extra $10 to get the big named Rosewell? If so, please explain why because im to the "trimming the 'fat'" stage of this project ^_^.
I don't know what any of the gibberish is in that comparison page, but I do see that the Rosewell has 3 USB ports and the other one doesn't. but what do you think?

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Here's a questions about fan's and noise... My current computer's fans are crazy loud. I admit that I got the coolest looking fans I could at the cheapest price possible and I wasn't worried about noise, but its been bothering me for years and I want this new machine to be perfect ^_^
so anyways, on to the question.
1) how "quiet" is (28.3 dBA "Ultra Quiet") Quad Purple LED 80mm Fan at Xoxide!
2) isn't that purple just sexy?!!!! ^_^

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I guess I lied a few posts back, apparently I can get Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise for $10 ^_^ so I might as well get it.

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*^_^* Thanks again for all your help! *^_^*
my build: Newegg.com - Once You Know, You Newegg

what do you guys think about this?
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

or is the cooler I already have really going to be adequate?

and apparently out of the thousands of computer case choices... nothing is appealing. Clown posted a few nice ones, but nothing really grabbed my attention.

you can see in my Sig that I currently have the predecessor to this guy:
Newegg.com - APEVIA X-DISCOVERY-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
I love the case I have now, the long lights on the front of the case change color, the window is big and I loaded it up with tons of bright fans ^_^

this is my problem:

I REALLY want this keyboard....
Saitek Eclipse II Illuminated Keyboard (PK02U) at Xoxide!
Purple is my favorite color so im trying to find a case that either IS... or CAN BE modded to be purple.

I have yet to track down any purple 120mm fans, but I can get these:
12in Dual Purple Cold Cathode Kit at Xoxide!
Quad Purple LED 80mm Fan at Xoxide!

i've been looking around for hours now trying to find a case that I can mod to be what I want it to be and im not having any luck. kinda makes me sad.
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Cooler Master 120mm SUF-S12-EP UV Silent Fan, 3 & 4 Pin, Purple

This case, swapping out the red fans for the purple ones off of ebay and the purple cathodes, ought to be awesome.
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Old 10-30-2009, 02:15 AM   #27 (permalink)
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thanks for the info about the case and stuff trotter ^_^

I edited my previous post where I think one of my last areas of concern is. (see above where the large section of red text is)

p.s. sorry for typing such a long post, i'll try not to do that anymore because it just makes everyone fall asleep
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All of the card readers seem to be a mixed bag... either they work perfectly or go up in smoke. Of course, most of those reviewing them probably didn't have a clue as to what they were doing, either.

I would go for either the Rosewill or the cheapest Nippon Labs version of the three. And keep your fingers crossed.
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I would go for either the Rosewill or the cheapest Nippon Labs version of the three. And keep your fingers crossed.
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2 questions:
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so how does this whole CPU cooler setup work exactly?
Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2 - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-LGA1366 LGA 1366 Core I7 Socket Retention Bracket Set - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

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and someone mentioned that my cooler might not be enough and suggested this:
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
what do you guys think?
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The retention bracket mounts around the CPU socket, front and back.






It anchors the cooler and gives the cooler stability. It won't mount without it.

The Core-Contact should be plenty of cooler for you, even with overclocking.
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