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DentyCracker
16th July 2005, 11:57
See attached file.
Wondering if it will be quiet enough for HTPC purposes, and if it is good enuf. No HDTV here in Jamaica yet.

Mikko
16th July 2005, 12:02
I cant see any attached files... :rolleyes:

DentyCracker
16th July 2005, 15:56
I cant see any attached files... :rolleyes:
Having problems posting attachments

Fluff
16th July 2005, 15:57
Give us a clue ;)

DentyCracker
16th July 2005, 16:38
i hate typing
3200venice 2gbcrucial abitan8ultra nec3540a maxtor dmax10 300gbhdsata antec slk3700bqe ati tvwonder elite connect3d x800 256mb pcie samsung 910t audigy4pro thermalright xp120 thermaltake thunderblade 120mm fan xpmce2005

Wombat
16th July 2005, 16:51
i hate typing
3200venice 2gbcrucial abitan8ultra nec3540a maxtor dmax10 300gbhdsata antec slk3700bqe ati tvwonder elite connect3d x800 256mb pcie samsung 910t audigy4pro thermalright xp120 thermaltake thunderblade 120mm fan xpmce2005

There's other boards I would have picked besides Abit (like Gigabyte or DFI), but I guess it will work.

I don't like the 300GB Maxtors. We tried them out at work for a possible product, and they're not all that great. Go with the Hitachis or even Seagates.

Connect3D? Can you get a Sapphire or something?

And I strongly advise against the xp120. It's extremely hard to fit, and from the stuff I read on a number of places, doesn't work as well as its little brother. Go for the cheaper, better performing, and easier to install XP90. I have one and think it's great, and was really easy to install.

DentyCracker
16th July 2005, 16:57
I'll probably go with the dfi, what was the problem with the maxtors, my pata 120gb is the best drive i've ever owned, have had it over 2 years now and very few pata drives are faster. the connect3d is just for price, if sapphires are more reliable i'll get one instead. i want a 120mm fan though, does their exist a duct or something so i could fit a 120mm fan on the xp90?

DentyCracker
17th July 2005, 13:57
http://www.mwave.com/mwave/shoppingcart.asp?CartID=MWV@LKN38EX76IKMHX83SGIVGJ SPEN55NT2MYL2EVFMIUJYNUY&scriteria=AA30890&UpDepts=SW&DName=Software&Back=SOFTWARE-MICROSOFT&Bname=MICROSOFT-DSP(OEM)

This is what I'm considering, not buying until September though, hopefully they'll have a SiS756 based mobo available by then

Fluff
18th July 2005, 04:32
Yep then there might be a cheaper card than the Audigy 4 Pro.

There are cards like this. http://www.sapphiretech.com/vga/x800-xlult.asp that are pretty silent.

When I get my HTPC i'm looking for a socket 939 board with no northbridge fan. To keep the noise down.

agallag
18th July 2005, 06:32
I just set up my htpc in it's final resting place last night. It's a lowly AXP 1700+/Radeon 9800 Pro (check systemspecs link in my sig for full details), and it does the job just fine. What you've got there should be more than enough.

Wombat
18th July 2005, 11:21
I'll probably go with the dfi, what was the problem with the maxtors, my pata 120gb is the best drive i've ever owned, have had it over 2 years now and very few pata drives are faster. the connect3d is just for price, if sapphires are more reliable i'll get one instead. i want a 120mm fan though, does their exist a duct or something so i could fit a 120mm fan on the xp90?

The Maxtors were slower-performing and significantly hotter than the others. If you want thermal efficiency and good performance, go for the Hitachi.

As for the XP90, I have the recommended Panasonic 92mm (quiet version). It's very quiet, and my CPU temp (overclocked, too) is 38 idle, and 43/44 under load. My case temp is in the mid-thirties. But yes, I have seen 120mm ducts. I don't think you'll need it though.

Fluff
18th July 2005, 13:25
Check this one out!!

http://www.quietpc.com/uk/p4cooling.php#9500 sweet design.