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by zepper
Mon May 05, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: Memtest86+ LAST VERSION : 2.01
Replies: 9
Views: 2415

Re: Memtest86+ LAST VERSION : 2.01

I get most of my free tools via http://www.majorgeeks.com - don't have to look all over to keep my fave tools up to date. Plus a nice daily dose of weirdness and/or humor in the "Way Off Base" section.

.bh.
by zepper
Mon May 05, 2008 6:00 pm
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: Windows Media player 11
Replies: 9
Views: 2563

Re: Windows Media player 11

I recently installed VLC media player (free download via majorgeeks.com) and it beats the other DVD players I've tried (Power DVD, Win DVD, the one in Nero 7, etc.) as well as plays most other types of audio and video files too. It would be great at twice the price... ;)

.bh.
by zepper
Mon May 05, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Just bought the cheapest PSU Newegg sells
Replies: 30
Views: 5710

Re: Just bought the cheapest PSU Newegg sells

I think both jonnyguru.com and hardwaresecrets.com recently did reviews of no-name, budget PSUs. Some did well, but poorly designed for systems that rely on the 12V rail, others not so...

.bh.
by zepper
Mon May 05, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: required PSU wattage for the system
Replies: 14
Views: 3177

Re: required PSU wattage for the system

Most systems don't really need more than a proper 300-400W PSU with the power distributed across the rails as the system needs. Most these days need most of the power to be available on the 12V rails. One thing to be sure is that you have the proper array of connectors. Some systems now need an 8-pi...
by zepper
Mon May 05, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Rocketfish - Lian Li rebadge case
Replies: 18
Views: 6816

Re: Rocketfish - Lian Li rebadge case

I nabbed a couple of those Rocketfish cases too - can't beat the deal! Did you remove the H-shaped aluminum from the front intake opening? I have found that that metal causes noisy interactions with many of the fans I have here - particularly the stock one, but most others as well. The same shape me...
by zepper
Mon May 05, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Intake and outake fan needed
Replies: 5
Views: 1756

Re: Intake and outake fan needed

The Zalman F3 is a more powerful fan than most that come supplied with cases while being reasonably quiet. Comes with a resistor rig to drop the voltage to 7 and silicone pins for isolating any vibes. Can be found at reasonable prices in the States.

.bh.
by zepper
Mon May 05, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Scanner software
Replies: 8
Views: 1527

Re: Scanner software

Once the scanner's Twain driver is in place, you can scan images directly into a program like IrfanView (free, and excellent, download - I get mine from majorgeeks.com). It has the ability to acquire Twain devices and grab images directly from them. IrfanView can then save it in any of many differen...
by zepper
Wed May 09, 2007 10:44 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Sunbeam UFO Clear Acrylic Case Review
Replies: 12
Views: 6349

A proper disclaimer for any acrylic case review is that acrylic cases are NOT appropriate for day in-day out use. They are really only useful for trade shows, computer store displays, science fair projects and similar. The reasons are well known. Even appropriate uses are apparently a stretch for th...
by zepper
Sat Jul 30, 2005 6:26 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Where is everybody?
Replies: 40
Views: 6651

Where is everybody?

It must be difficult to start up a new techie forum when all the old boys have cornered all the talent. It was hard for me to find ten interesting threads to reply to in order to qualify for the contest this month...

.bh.

Here, have a :drinkers: !
by zepper
Sat Jul 30, 2005 6:19 pm
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: AVG or Avast?
Replies: 52
Views: 33669

I use a combo of TrendMicro.com's PC-Cillin (comes free with VCom's SystemSuite 5 utility package) and Sygate firewal; (which also comes with SS5). Both are more than good enough and very low drag. . It seems that Kaspersky is among the best of the AV software though you do have to pay for it. I thi...
by zepper
Sat Jul 30, 2005 6:13 pm
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: Tri-format breakthrough?
Replies: 8
Views: 2578

There have been previews of the new ULi chipset on the OCWorkbench.com and the Anandtech.com sites. It looks to be more than real - easily the equal of the nF4 set and mui more flexible.
. I'll probably go with it for my first 64 bit system when I feel the need.

.bh.

Here, have a :drinkers: !
by zepper
Sat Jul 30, 2005 6:08 pm
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: VIA Hyperion 4in1 drivers
Replies: 1
Views: 2813

Yes, the Via drivers have been very stable for the last few years. That's about all I use on my sock-A builds. My own main system is baset on the Abit KW7 (Via KT880). Rock solid.

.bh.

Here, have a :drinkers: !
by zepper
Sat Jul 30, 2005 5:46 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Hard Drive Recommendation
Replies: 10
Views: 5031

Yup, a good external enclosure (lots of the folks at AT seem to like the Bytecc) with both FW and USB2 connections with a cheap drive from the Sunday circulars (big box stores with absurdly low after-rebate prices). should do it.

.bh.

Here, have a :drinkers: !
by zepper
Sat Jul 30, 2005 5:42 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: What type of hard drive for Asus P5GD2?
Replies: 2
Views: 2167

That mobo is definitely gross overkill for most users. And since you didn't provide much in the way of info as to what your purposes are, one can't reall make any kind of specific recommendation. But right now the sweet spot re. performance/dollar is in the 160-250GB range. I'd buy the latest genera...
by zepper
Sat Jul 30, 2005 5:32 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Asustek receives system orders from HP
Replies: 1
Views: 2247

What has this got to do with storage??? Belongs in the News section.

.bh.
by zepper
Sat Jul 30, 2005 5:28 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Dynamic temprature controlling
Replies: 2
Views: 1592

I have a CoolerMaster Aerogate 1 (can be had really cheaply right now) manual fan controller. It is manual, but in my case it's a pretty much set them and forget them deal. see my review of it here: http://www.techimo.com/reviews/ . Both CM and Vantec have fancier ones that can control per thermal s...
by zepper
Sat Jul 30, 2005 5:21 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Thermaltake Beverage tray & Cig Lighter
Replies: 4
Views: 2005

You can put that in the "Why oh Why?" category along with the USB personal massager and toothbrush...

.bh.

:roll:
by zepper
Sat Jul 30, 2005 4:39 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Thermaltake Tsunami “ Dream Tower ” Case
Replies: 14
Views: 5088

Funny, the word that pops into most people's minds upon first encountering the Tsunami is "flimsy".

.bh.


:drinkers:
by zepper
Sat Jul 30, 2005 4:23 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: July Contest: OCZ 600W PowerStream Power Supply
Replies: 133
Views: 52597

Hey Legit Mods,

Count me in. That's one honker of a PSU!

.bh.

8)