anyays im workin on my HTPC case and Im hopin to finish it this weekend.
but i forgot to order power switches and the like. anywhere to get some decent ones local? Last ones that i got at radioshack kinda sucked but i guess i can get them there again if i have to.
Here is my motherboard and PSU mounted in the case. Had a few setbacks but its still moving forward.
please give feedback, even if it is something simple like "good job" or "it sucks"
Hello again everyone.
nothing really signifigant, just built a little motherboard tray, shown with old skt A motherboard (going to be used for soldering practice anyways) to make sure the holes lined up. Tomorow is the last day of school this week i have to go to, we get wed...
anyways heres the bottom section. I put 8 little carpet slider thingys on the bottom around the circle, theyre silver so they look good. The bottom section holds my Eheim 1250 and double heatercore w/ fans. It looks like the tubing will have to make some tight bends but i think...
After my last case mod with the AMS Genesis, I wasnt really very happy with how it turned out, and I ended up not using the watercooling parts I had bought. So I decided I wanted to build a new case from scratch. My friend (his name is Nick) and I brainstormed, and he came up with...
alright ive been running this on EOCF but i just decided to post it here
in BF2 (and as i just found out SCCT), i get bad performance
In BF2, i am around 30fps max, and anisotropic filtering doesnt seem to be working right because for instance in dragon valley, when you get in the heli and...
late last week i got my PSOne car adaptor for use on my LCD screen. So i cut off the cig lighter end and figured out which one was ground and wich was power and hooked it up to a molex on a PSU i use for a low end duron system. It worked fine, so i let it be. Anyways now that Im nearing teh end...
ok i got it working again but then problems came back. Copied and pasted from another forum.
CRAAAAP problems are back again
last night every few boots i was getting a message saying windows could not read the boot disk, and now that I have removed the IDE harddrive, i consitently get an...
alright here are the parts:
AMD A64 X2 3800
DFI NF4 Ultra-D
Creative Audigy 2 ZS
2 gb of OCZ Platinum (in the orange slots)
200gb Maxtor diamondmax 10
windows XP professional
PC Power and cooling 510 watt
all on stock cooling right now
Install windows, and then as i get...
alright so best 2 gig setup under $200?
and just for comparison, best 2 gig setup of all time?
EDIT: It looks like all anandtechs vid card tests use 1 gig ram and still get great frame rates at high res. So is it really that much smoother? I mean i dont do heavy multitasking really...
lol i kno thers about a million threads a day on this but here goes
looks like ill most likely (like 90% chance) be ordering my parts for my new system next week. Heres waht I was thinking, if anyone has suggestions please speak up:
AMD A64 Dual Core 3800 ~$400
DFI NF4 UT SLI-DR ~ $180...
oh crap the pictures are down
I'll try to reupload them tomorow.
I started out by wetsanding (and wet-sanding really is essential, otherwise ull never get a good finish at all) with 800 grit in one direction until all the grey paint or whatver is gone. Then I wetsand in the opposite...
well u can just use a PSOne power adaptor to power the screen, no problem.
EDIT: I mean for a wall outlet. The car adapter is only useful if ur using it inside ur case to power it off the PSU, since car electrical systems run at 12v too
alright so i realized that i need to disable the decoder in the creative settings, and disable the decoder in whatever DVD program i use, but how do i get it to send audio thru the analog and digital jacks on the card? Then I'll just use the switch source button on the speaker control panel to...
I want to get by with as few fans as possible in my case mod project so heres my plan. The heatercore is in the front of the case, and I will have two deltas running at 5v (they get about 54cfm at 5v and come in at 26 dBA each) In my case side window I will have another delta running 5v over the...
well noise isnt a HUGE issue for me, i mean if it wont be louder than my PSU im fine
So between the WD and the maxtor, the maxtor actually looks better cause it has NCQ and its cheaper. But is the Caviar better quality? Or will the seagate beat both of them?
Alright heres what I want:
Best performing HD under $150. SATA or SATAII Preferred. Raptor really isnt an option cause i cant live iwth just 36 Gb. At least 250gb storage preferred. Good warranty. And does 16mb cache help much?