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by Wavid
Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Two 12V rails enough?
Replies: 18
Views: 3792

Re: Two 12V rails enough?

Yes, there is, but for now I'm happy where my 4850 is running. Until I want to OC some more, i'll wait. Thanks for all your guys' feedback! :)
by Wavid
Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Two 12V rails enough?
Replies: 18
Views: 3792

Re: Two 12V rails enough?

625/993. Not too impressive, I know. I didn't download FurMark, but I saw an increase of about 15 fps in the games I tested (MW2, L4D2, Black Ops) at 1680x1050. MW2 and Left 4 Dead 2 i had 2x AA on and no shadows, Black Ops was turned wayyy down (low textures, no shadows, no AA, no anisotropic filte...
by Wavid
Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Two 12V rails enough?
Replies: 18
Views: 3792

Re: Two 12V rails enough?

Thanks Major! Hopefully I'll be able to get the 4850 up to some nice speeds! :drinkers:

EDIT: I used CCC and got up to 700/1068 MHz on the GPU and memory. I know it's not the best, but for 25 minutes, not bad at all, right?
by Wavid
Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Two 12V rails enough?
Replies: 18
Views: 3792

Re: Two 12V rails enough?

@skier: My CPU is a Pii 955 BE, so I hope that clears that up. On a side note, my CPU shouldn't be a bottleneck for a couple more years, right? @Major: Thanks! I'll try to OC my 4850 and see how much mileage I can get out of that before I try to upgrade. Hopefully the double-slot cooler the Sapphire...
by Wavid
Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Two 12V rails enough?
Replies: 18
Views: 3792

Re: Two 12V rails enough?

@Major: Thanks for clearing that up! I have a 22' 1680x1050, so the difference (at stock speeds) would be negligible? If that's the case, then do the remaining 12V give me enough overclocking headroom? I haven't OC'd many cards/CPUs (I'm a total OC noob) so I'm not familiar with the increased power ...
by Wavid
Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Two 12V rails enough?
Replies: 18
Views: 3792

Two 12V rails enough?

Hey guys, I'm looking at the GTX460 MSI offers, and i noticed that it requires 24 amps on the 12V rail. My PSU (500w OCZ ModXStream) has two 12V rails @ 18A. that should be enough to safely use the new GTX460, right? On a different note, right now I'm using a 4850 from Sapphire, would the upgrade be...
by Wavid
Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New HTPC/General purpose build
Replies: 8
Views: 1737

Re: New HTPC/General purpose build

Thanks! This is my first time building an HTPC, so i didn't know which components would be the best. :P I replaced to PSU with this one: Seasonic X-series 400w (80+ Gold): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151097&Tpk=400w%20power%20supply The only complaint is it's a bit price...
by Wavid
Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New HTPC/General purpose build
Replies: 8
Views: 1737

Re: New HTPC/General purpose build

Hm...that's a good idea, but I think I want a bigger, more powerful setup. Thanks for the input though.
by Wavid
Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New HTPC/General purpose build
Replies: 8
Views: 1737

New HTPC/General purpose build

Hey guys, my dad was thinking of getting a Mac Mini, but I took it upon myself to save himself the money and build a much more competent rig for less or the same amount of money. I haven't built an HTPC before, so I dunno if all the components will fit (the measurements of the case seems to allow th...
by Wavid
Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:33 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New case
Replies: 2
Views: 811

Re: New case

alright, thanks skier. I'm fairly sure it's a pentium 4 (the ones that have a really high-pitched fan).

I'll do some serious cleaning of dust then.
by Wavid
Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New case
Replies: 2
Views: 811

New case

What's the airflow like on a retail computer? I was thinking about replacing my Lexa S with something more accommodating (better wire management, more space, etc.) and using my Lexa S to house my dad's old Pentium machine. The pentium was in an HP MediaCenter, and the fan is just screaming all the t...
by Wavid
Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: "Coming Soon" Build
Replies: 14
Views: 2756

Re: "Coming Soon" Build

If you're going to buy a 955, then i would recommend a Xigmatek Dark Knight. It's in my own system (cooling a 955) and i've never seen the temperature go over 35C.
by Wavid
Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: HDMI Sound
Replies: 6
Views: 2136

Re: HDMI Sound

OK, sorry for the delay (school...), but anyway, I have a 22" monitor. I guess I'll have to think about getting a new monitor or something.
by Wavid
Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: HDMI Sound
Replies: 6
Views: 2136

HDMI Sound

I have my computer hooked up to my 22" Samsung monitor. Now, I'm using my 4850 w/ an HDMI cable, to use with my monitor, which is DVI-in only. So I used an adapter. Problem is, the sound isn't coming from the HDMI cable, and i have to use the sound jack (green one) on the motherboard's I/O.
by Wavid
Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: HS/F Orientation
Replies: 12
Views: 2843

Re: HS/F Orientation

thanks bubba, i'll use your method.
by Wavid
Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: HS/F Orientation
Replies: 12
Views: 2843

Re: HS/F Orientation

ah, sorry for reviving the topic, but does it matter which way you apply TIM on the heat pipes? i'm using AS5 on a Xigmatek DK.
by Wavid
Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: RAMs and those tall heatsinks
Replies: 3
Views: 1106

Re: RAMs and those tall heatsinks

I like the ram that has heat spreaders that are about the same size of the module itself (pretty much all the OCZ heat spreaders).

Though I've opened up my case after long gaming sessions (3+ hours) and my RAM was never really that hot. or warm, for that matter.
by Wavid
Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: future upgrades?
Replies: 8
Views: 1407

Re: future upgrades?

That's a good point, Major. I'll see what I can make this summer, and plan out an upgrade path from there.
by Wavid
Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: future upgrades?
Replies: 8
Views: 1407

Re: future upgrades?

yes, but i don't think i'll be playing metro 2033 yet..i'm not a survival-horror/post-apocalyptic guy. but would a 5770 be able to run most games at 1680x1050, (most games i'll be playing will probably still be DX10), and would a 460 be overkill? I guess my rig would be more future-resistant with th...
by Wavid
Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: future upgrades?
Replies: 8
Views: 1407

Re: future upgrades?

thanks, but i don't think i'll be investing in SSD's anytime soon..but the GTX 460 is a viable option. :)