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by hnzw_rui
Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:07 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: x58 is the value platform?
Replies: 8
Views: 2564

Re: x58 is the value platform?

Why is Micro Center selling 930's for $199, **** that is a good deal and its in stock locally too. I just need it to hold that price till payday in a week! So they can get you inside the store and sell you the motherboard, GPU, etc for a healthier profit. Don't sweat the price of the i7-930. I thin...
by hnzw_rui
Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: x58 is the value platform?
Replies: 8
Views: 2564

Re: x58 is the value platform?

why not get 2x 2x2GB, 8GB dual channel, $200-220 +1. You don't really need to get 2x4GB modules. Just find a motherboard with at least 4 RAM slots. The 875k isn't necessarily a better processor, its just a bit faster out of the box. I would really like to see a clock to clock comparison of the 930 ...
by hnzw_rui
Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:55 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: WinXP for an HTPC? or Win7?
Replies: 13
Views: 2104

Re: WinXP for an HTPC? or Win7?

Kaos Kid wrote:XBMC? Is that Xbox Media Center? Does that work with a PC?
Yep. They actually cut off support for the original Xbox recently. :P
by hnzw_rui
Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Final has been released!
Replies: 4
Views: 2047

Re: Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Final has been released!

Finally! Used the original beta for a couple of days but it kept crashing Hulu Desktop so I uninstalled it. Been meaning to install one of the RC versions but never got around to it. :P
by hnzw_rui
Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: WinXP for an HTPC? or Win7?
Replies: 13
Views: 2104

Re: WinXP for an HTPC? or Win7?

Another recommendation for Windows 7 OS. I personally use WMC+Media Browser but if you don't want TV recording, you might want to consider XBMC.
by hnzw_rui
Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Blu Ray for data back up?
Replies: 8
Views: 3512

Re: Blue Ray for data back up?

Not sure about BD-R but retail Blu-ray video discs are pretty resilient due to the hard coating. I don't think I've even seen one with a scratch from Netflix.
by hnzw_rui
Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: Home Theater Discussion
Topic: My First NVIDIA Ion Mini-ITX HTPC Build - Learning As I Go
Replies: 15
Views: 11658

Re: My First NVIDIA Ion Mini-ITX HTPC Build - Learning As I Go

Kurotetsu wrote:As for the Zotac GF9300, that might be something to consider. Though that board has a pretty big chipset heatsink, could that fit into an mITX case like the one the OP used?
The chipset heatsink, sure. If you're installing an optical drive, though, I'm not so sure about the CPU HSF.
by hnzw_rui
Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: help troubleshooting
Replies: 18
Views: 2794

Re: help troubleshooting

Major_A wrote:Why not take it back to Frys?
I'm already past 15 days. They've got a really short return period for motherboards and processors.
by hnzw_rui
Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: Home Theater Discussion
Topic: My First NVIDIA Ion Mini-ITX HTPC Build - Learning As I Go
Replies: 15
Views: 11658

Re: My First NVIDIA Ion Mini-ITX HTPC Build - Learning As I Go

I've always wanted to DIY an HTPC to stream stuff from my PC, though the overall always scared me off. I wonder, how does Atom + Ion compare to Atom + Broadcom Crystal HD? I figure the savings gained from not going with an Ion chipset might make it more enticing, but is playback performance affecte...
by hnzw_rui
Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: help troubleshooting
Replies: 18
Views: 2794

Re: help troubleshooting

Motherboard's really dead. Placed an RMA request on MSI's website. Spent the better part of the day working the Intel build. It's not exactly Clarkdale, though. :roll: I have a Lynnfield chip that's going to be used for a mini-workstation build and I figured I'll use it temporarily while I'm waiting...
by hnzw_rui
Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: help troubleshooting
Replies: 18
Views: 2794

Re: help troubleshooting

Thanks for all the tips. I have a known working Corsair PSU and bought an AMD Sempron 140 just to eliminate the CPU as culprit altogether. I should be able to find time to work on the build (and a new Clarkdale-based one) tomorrow. After that, it's RMA time.
by hnzw_rui
Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: ASUS Immensity Concept Motherboard Pictures - Lucid and 5770
Replies: 11
Views: 7900

Re: ASUS Immensity Concept Motherboard Pictures - Lucid and 5770

skier wrote:standard ATX
Good to know. For some reason, to me it looked bigger than standard ATX.
by hnzw_rui
Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: pcu upgrade ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2297

Re: pcu upgrade ?

If it was me, I would continue saving until I could buy a new pc, or replace the mobo and cpu both. +1. @jiggy65 Your system's still pretty decent albeit showing signs of age. You're unlikely to notice any noticeable improvement with just upgrading the CPU. Better off waiting a bit until you can do...
by hnzw_rui
Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: ASUS Immensity Concept Motherboard Pictures - Lucid and 5770
Replies: 11
Views: 7900

Re: ASUS Immensity Concept Motherboard Pictures - Lucid and 5770

Best onboard video I've seen. Seriously, though, they should've at least included some form of video out. Curious, what form factor is this?
by hnzw_rui
Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: ATI vs Nvidia and AMD vs Intel
Replies: 14
Views: 3711

Re: ATI vs Nvidia and AMD vs Intel

video encoding/compression etc.: Phenom II X6 1055T gaming & general use: Phenom II X4 965 the extra cores don't help except in certain scenarios like benchmarks video editing and video compression, for all around use the X4 is better given the 600MHz higher stock frequency +1. Video encoding 1055T...
by hnzw_rui
Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Zotac IONITX A-U overclocked - temp reads are wacked out
Replies: 5
Views: 2681

Re: Zotac IONITX A-U overclocked - temp reads are wacked out

If it's messed up in the BIOS report it to Zotac and see what they say. They might fix it but then again they might not. Worth a shot though. It's been reported since the board was first released. They still haven't done anything about it and I doubt they ever will. Heck, even now, fan speed contro...
by hnzw_rui
Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Zotac IONITX-A-U Mini-ITX Ion Motherboard Review
Replies: 14
Views: 3764

Re: Zotac IONITX-A-U Mini-ITX Ion Motherboard Review

Kaos Kid wrote:Since you have this board, how accurate are the claims of Blu-ray decoding over the hdmi?
1080p Blu-ray works just fine but considering you can get a GF9300-G-E + Celeron E3300 for less than this costs, it doesn't really make much sense anymore. The E3300 also makes for a snappier WMC interface.
by hnzw_rui
Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: ECS Computex 2010 Booth Coverage - Intel P67 Motherboards
Replies: 3
Views: 1380

Re: ECS Computex 2010 Booth Coverage - Intel P67 Motherboards

Kaos Kid wrote::prayer: Sweeeet!!! :prayer:
Was that in reference to the article or the booth babe? :-k :mrgreen:
by hnzw_rui
Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Core i3 build in Antec NSK2480
Replies: 6
Views: 12277

Re: Core i3 build in Antec NSK2480

The system is not a speed demon by no means but it will feel like a Ferrari to the guys getting it. Not for gaming (depending on resolution, details and GPU set-up) and particularly CPU-intensive tasks. However, doing normal stuff - web browsing, etc, I highly doubt anyone will notice any differenc...
by hnzw_rui
Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: MSI H67MA-GD65 Micro-ATX Motherboard Pictures
Replies: 2
Views: 2298

Re: MSI H67MA-GD65 Micro-ATX Motherboard Pictures

Ooh... Me likey. :) Does this mean we'll have both high end and mid-range Sandy Bridge chips at launch?