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by hnzw_rui
Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:05 am
Forum: Press Releases
Topic: GIGABYTE Unveils AMD Fusion Mini-ITX Motherboard at CES 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1006

Re: GIGABYTE Unveils AMD Fusion Mini-ITX Motherboard at CES

Cute. Too bad CPU performance is little better than the Atom. I'm tempted to build one but I really need something that's at least Celeron E3200 level. DirectVobSub tends to wreak havoc on DXVA. Looking forward to Llano.
by hnzw_rui
Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: power needed for GTS 450 and GT 240
Replies: 8
Views: 5761

Re: power needed for GTS 450 and GT 240

Thought I should just mention, I'm running a Core i5-750 + GTS 450 (both stock) on a 300W PSU.
by hnzw_rui
Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Sandy Bridge
Replies: 8
Views: 3229

Re: Sandy Bridge

I purchased one of the Intel 120gb X25 M SSD's last month and it's up in running in my new system and I'm very happy with it's performance. You won't regret buying one IMO. Lol, actually, I already have a couple of them. Bought from Amazon during Black Friday for $200ea + no tax + free ship. Still ...
by hnzw_rui
Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Intel Unveils Sandy Bridge: Core i7 2600K, i5 2500K, i5 2400
Replies: 6
Views: 2675

Re: Intel Unveils Sandy Bridge: Core i7 2600K, i5 2500K, i5

Nice. Sandy Bridge exceeded my expectations. Those results are better than AnandTech's Sandy Bridge preview.
by hnzw_rui
Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:48 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Sandy Bridge
Replies: 8
Views: 3229

Re: Sandy Bridge

Any reason for the Intel ssd over the SF-1200 ones or Crucial's? Stability. The Intel X25-M SSDs are tried and tested. There's a guy on SPCR monitoring Newegg reviews for SSD failure rates (and removing all idiotic reviewers). Iirc, at last count, Intel is at around 2% and SandForce at 15%. Given p...
by hnzw_rui
Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Sandy Bridge
Replies: 8
Views: 3229

Sandy Bridge

So it's getting released in a few days. Anyone here planning on building a new rig or upgrading? Tentative parts list: ⋅  Case/PSU: Silverstone Sugo SG05BB w/450W PSU, $120 ⋅  MB: LGA-1155 M-ITX (preferrably Gigabyte), $120 ⋅  CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K, $350 ⋅ ...
by hnzw_rui
Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Processor upgrade help
Replies: 4
Views: 1463

Re: Processor upgrade help

It doesn't look as if his motherboard supports 45nm processors so Wolfdale is probably out. Best option is a platform upgrade.
by hnzw_rui
Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New HTPC/General purpose build
Replies: 8
Views: 1488

Re: New HTPC/General purpose build

The Atom/ION kinda sucks as an HTPC. I built a couple of HTPC's based on it and getting hardware acceleration working (particularly VC-1 under Windows Media Center) can be quite a pain. Needless to say, both have been replaced with more capable machines (Clarkdale-based M-ITX). I think the OP's AM3 ...
by hnzw_rui
Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: Home Theater Discussion
Topic: WMC Alternative
Replies: 2
Views: 3852

Re: WMC Alternative

I'm assuming you're using the Xbox 360 as extender. If so, I don't think you've got other options aside from WMC. That said, I think plug-ins would probably work.

The following is not an alternative to WMC but an add-on:
Media Browser
by hnzw_rui
Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Windows 7 "Ghost" folders
Replies: 4
Views: 2882

Re: Windows 7 "Ghost" folders

If you installed programs without admin rights, they might be getting written to a different folder:
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\VirtualStore
by hnzw_rui
Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: Opinion's LR!?!
Replies: 3
Views: 1617

Re: Opinion's LR!?!

Just a quick comment, I'm not aware of any AMD chipset motherboards that support SLI. With NVIDIA out of the chipset business and AMD being a direct competitor, the chances of getting SLI on new AMD motherboards are pretty small. If you plan on going the SLI-route down the line, I'd rethink you're d...
by hnzw_rui
Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: ASUS P67 Motherboards - P8P67, Maximus IV Extreme & More
Replies: 10
Views: 3456

Re: ASUS P67 Motherboards - P8P67, Maximus IV Extreme & More

Apoptosis wrote:SandyBridge can do Bluray, just like Fusion chips... not sure why you'd come out with an APU without that functionality.

We're talking about Blu-ray 3D and not just plain Blu-ray support.
by hnzw_rui
Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: What antivirus program is the best for a computer?
Replies: 6
Views: 2111

Re: What antivirus program is the best for a computer?

Microsoft Security Essentials.
by hnzw_rui
Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Press Releases
Topic: World's smallest NVIDIA ION2 based PC -Giada N20
Replies: 3
Views: 2092

Re: World's smallest NVIDIA ION2 based PC -Giada N20

I'm using VLC, thanks for the tip, I will try. Though I'm not very hopeful cause with VLC it is really really slow ! If I remember correctly, DXVA support in VLC is still in its beta stage. Try using Media Player Classic - HomeCinema. In MPC - HomeCinema, go to View >> Options >> Internal Filters >...
by hnzw_rui
Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Press Releases
Topic: World's smallest NVIDIA ION2 based PC -Giada N20
Replies: 3
Views: 2092

Re: World's smallest NVIDIA ION2 based PC -Giada N20

I just bought one, and it can't just play 720p videos ! I could kill someone. So expensive for just a SD video player. I tried many HD videos, and all are played second by second, with a stop every time. Impossible to watch. What player were you using? DXVA is pretty much a requirement for these bu...
by hnzw_rui
Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: SilverStone Sugo SG07 Mini-ITX PC Case Review
Replies: 6
Views: 2241

Re: SilverStone Sugo SG07 Mini-ITX PC Case Review

gwolfman wrote:Too bad they don't see it without the PSU since I'd want a much smaller one for HTPC duties.

Silverstone has a bunch of other cases ideal for SFF HTPC (Lascala). The Sugo series seem more targetted towards mini-powerhouses - single GPU gaming systems with little to no compromise in performance.
by hnzw_rui
Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: "Coming Soon" Build
Replies: 14
Views: 2304

Re: "Coming Soon" Build

Nowadays, you can get 8GB kits for $130 or so. I got some Kingston ValueRAM kits from Amazon when they dropped to $125-ish. A quick search at Newegg came up with the following: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 , $119.99 G.SKILL Ripjaws Ser...
by hnzw_rui
Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: AMD Brazos Platform Benchmarked - Zacate E-350 1.6GHz APU
Replies: 8
Views: 4129

Re: AMD Brazos Platform Benchmarked - Zacate E-350 1.6GHz AP

sorry for being confused about the new "core" and "module" and "integer execution units" and what now constitutes a core according to AMD. so, is this a true dual core processor, with two separate fully functioning cores with all the "cores" having all the no...
by hnzw_rui
Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: AMD Brazos Platform Benchmarked - Zacate E-350 1.6GHz APU
Replies: 8
Views: 4129

Re: AMD Brazos Platform Benchmarked - Zacate E-350 1.6GHz AP

gwolfman wrote:
hnzw_rui wrote:It won't be my choice for an HTPC (CPU too weak) but it looks perfect for netbooks and ultraportables.

Certainly more than Atom.

It's better than the Atom but not really significantly better. My minimum requirement is 2.4GHz for Allendale, Wolfdale or Regor and 3.0GHz for Brisbane.
by hnzw_rui
Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: AMD Brazos Platform Benchmarked - Zacate E-350 1.6GHz APU
Replies: 8
Views: 4129

Re: AMD Brazos Platform Benchmarked - Zacate E-350 1.6GHz AP

It won't be my choice for an HTPC (CPU too weak) but it looks perfect for netbooks and ultraportables.

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