New PC Build & Specs(Secret) Help!

Message boards : Number crunching : New PC Build & Specs(Secret) Help!
Message board moderation

To post messages, you must log in.

Previous · 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 . . . 13 · Next

AuthorMessage
Profile zoom3+1=4
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 30 Nov 03
Posts: 64992
Credit: 55,293,173
RAC: 49
United States
Message 967152 - Posted: 31 Jan 2010, 2:14:05 UTC - in response to Message 967143.  

Reading back part of the thread, why are you ordering a separate I/O shield? Last time I checked they are included with the mobo.

Not with an Open Box motherboard, There one just gets the motherboard and at a Discount too. :)
The T1 Trust, PRR T1 Class 4-4-4-4 #5550, 1 of America's First HST's
ID: 967152 · Report as offensive
Profile zoom3+1=4
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 30 Nov 03
Posts: 64992
Credit: 55,293,173
RAC: 49
United States
Message 967153 - Posted: 31 Jan 2010, 2:17:07 UTC - in response to Message 967149.  
Last modified: 31 Jan 2010, 2:31:04 UTC

I'd vote for the Asus board. It, or one of the related P7P55D boards, is one I was considering before I bought the Gigabyte board for my HTPC. An option for your wireless network could be to get a USB wireless adapter, or a wireless bridge. Then the boards slots would be irrelevant.

Another option is just to wait for newer cheaper things if you are not planning to get things like the CPU till Nov.



Ok, I have a usb SuperG(108Mbps) wireless adapter, I'll just load a driver for It in XP x64. Oh and I think I'll be buying the Asrock or the Asus, I'm so torn... As the way the Asrock handles the 3rd and 4th express slots is nice(4x each if both are filled and 8x if the one nearest the blue slot is filled by itself, The blue slot stays at 16x on this motherboard, Then there's the sata ports(which may not matter), The Asus has 1 more usb port on the back than the Asrock, The price is not too far a part @ $7.63 of course, But a less expensive I/O Shield does cut that by $7.52, So the actual difference is actually $0.11 which is not all that much. So does anyone have either one?

132.15 Mwave Asus P7P55D PRO
 18.98 I/O shield(price delivered to Me)
------
151.13

129.66 Newegg Asrock P55 Extreme
 21.36 I/O shield(price delivered to Me)
------
151.02


DFI:    -1
Asus:    3
Asrock:  2


Well at new egg "ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail 10% off with promo code MBTENOFF, ends 1/31"
The new one is priced at $169.99 with free shipping. With 10% off in my cart it comes to $152.99 not including NJ tax.

I think you might have misread something on the Asrock site or manual.
2 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots (Single at x16 or Dual at x8/x8 mode)
1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot (at x4 mode, 2.5GT/s)
1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot (2.5GT/s)

For i5 & i7-800 CPUs the 16 lanes of PCIe for graphics come from a controller on the CPU not though the P55.

Yeah I know that, I've been reading reviews ever since the P55 was introduced, and I have to wait until 2/1/10 as My check arrives at the Bank on that day.

Oh and sales tax in CA ranges from 8.25% to 9.25%, My area uses 8.75% as 0.50% is for Highways within San Bernardino county(Voter approved, twice, Once to start the tax hike and once to continue the tax). What's NJ's like?

And the vote is still:
DFI:    -1
Asus:    4
Asrock:  2

The T1 Trust, PRR T1 Class 4-4-4-4 #5550, 1 of America's First HST's
ID: 967153 · Report as offensive
Profile zoom3+1=4
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 30 Nov 03
Posts: 64992
Credit: 55,293,173
RAC: 49
United States
Message 967155 - Posted: 31 Jan 2010, 2:19:17 UTC - in response to Message 967148.  

Reading back part of the thread, why are you ordering a separate I/O shield? Last time I checked they are included with the mobo.

Other than make all the holes fill what does an I/O shield do? Is it necessary?

Yes It is, It helps keep as much dust out as possible and It's an RF shield too.
The T1 Trust, PRR T1 Class 4-4-4-4 #5550, 1 of America's First HST's
ID: 967155 · Report as offensive
Luke
Volunteer developer
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 31 Dec 06
Posts: 2546
Credit: 817,560
RAC: 0
New Zealand
Message 967158 - Posted: 31 Jan 2010, 2:30:48 UTC - in response to Message 967148.  

Reading back part of the thread, why are you ordering a separate I/O shield? Last time I checked they are included with the mobo.

Other than make all the holes fill what does an I/O shield do? Is it necessary?


I assume you know I/O means Input/Output to start :). It's a little plate that is (usually) included with the motherboard to be mounted between the I/O hole in your case and the motherboard. It can be useful in dusty environments and if you are looking for aesthetics (which is nearly always me).

Next case I want is the NZXT M59...

Boy. I love the looks on that.
- Luke.
ID: 967158 · Report as offensive
Profile zoom3+1=4
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 30 Nov 03
Posts: 64992
Credit: 55,293,173
RAC: 49
United States
Message 967161 - Posted: 31 Jan 2010, 2:37:14 UTC - in response to Message 967158.  
Last modified: 31 Jan 2010, 2:45:09 UTC

Reading back part of the thread, why are you ordering a separate I/O shield? Last time I checked they are included with the mobo.

Other than make all the holes fill what does an I/O shield do? Is it necessary?


I assume you know I/O means Input/Output to start :). It's a little plate that is (usually) included with the motherboard to be mounted between the I/O hole in your case and the motherboard. It can be useful in dusty environments and if you are looking for aesthetics (which is nearly always me).

Next case I want is the NZXT M59...

Boy. I love the looks on that.

Here's the CM HAF-932 case(a Review is here, More pics too) that I'm putting the P55 motherboard in(I'm not buying one as I already have one), Of course I need some more magnetic dust filters for It, There goes about another $99 of course, As It has lots of HUGE openings to be covered.

I'd love to get the HAF-X(Below), But It's not out for sale yet and I don't know the price either, But It does now have FILTERS!!! It's about time CM...

Cooler Master HAF-X
The T1 Trust, PRR T1 Class 4-4-4-4 #5550, 1 of America's First HST's
ID: 967161 · Report as offensive
Profile hiamps
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 23 May 99
Posts: 4292
Credit: 72,971,319
RAC: 0
United States
Message 967162 - Posted: 31 Jan 2010, 2:39:45 UTC - in response to Message 967155.  

Reading back part of the thread, why are you ordering a separate I/O shield? Last time I checked they are included with the mobo.

Other than make all the holes fill what does an I/O shield do? Is it necessary?

Yes It is, It helps keep as much dust out as possible and It's an RF shield too.

Never bothered to get one as dust isn't a big problem in the Rainy State. As far as it being an RF shield well I guess I would need to put my side covers back on....Just curious so I did a search, the ones I had on the wall never had them either.
Official Abuser of Boinc Buttons...
And no good credit hound!
ID: 967162 · Report as offensive
Profile hiamps
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 23 May 99
Posts: 4292
Credit: 72,971,319
RAC: 0
United States
Message 967163 - Posted: 31 Jan 2010, 2:44:52 UTC

Here you go, save some money on your dust filters...LOL
Tower dustcovers

Official Abuser of Boinc Buttons...
And no good credit hound!
ID: 967163 · Report as offensive
Profile HAL9000
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 11 Sep 99
Posts: 6533
Credit: 196,805,888
RAC: 57
United States
Message 967164 - Posted: 31 Jan 2010, 2:50:04 UTC - in response to Message 967163.  

Here you go, save some money on your dust filters...LOL
Tower dustcovers

Something tells me I could put an old t-shirt over my case for less money.
SETI@home classic workunits: 93,865 CPU time: 863,447 hours
Join the BP6/VP6 User Group today!
ID: 967164 · Report as offensive
Profile hiamps
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 23 May 99
Posts: 4292
Credit: 72,971,319
RAC: 0
United States
Message 967165 - Posted: 31 Jan 2010, 2:50:47 UTC - in response to Message 967164.  

Here you go, save some money on your dust filters...LOL
Tower dustcovers

Something tells me I could put an old t-shirt over my case for less money.

ROFL!!!
Official Abuser of Boinc Buttons...
And no good credit hound!
ID: 967165 · Report as offensive
Profile zoom3+1=4
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 30 Nov 03
Posts: 64992
Credit: 55,293,173
RAC: 49
United States
Message 967166 - Posted: 31 Jan 2010, 2:51:22 UTC - in response to Message 967163.  

Here you go, save some money on your dust filters...LOL
Tower dustcovers

The HAF-932 is 22"Hx9"W and the covers there are designed with 8" case sizes in mind, So the Magnetic filters are the only real answer and they are washable too and they don't obstruct the optical drives either.
The T1 Trust, PRR T1 Class 4-4-4-4 #5550, 1 of America's First HST's
ID: 967166 · Report as offensive
Profile zoom3+1=4
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 30 Nov 03
Posts: 64992
Credit: 55,293,173
RAC: 49
United States
Message 967170 - Posted: 31 Jan 2010, 2:54:53 UTC - in response to Message 967164.  

Here you go, save some money on your dust filters...LOL
Tower dustcovers

Something tells me I could put an old t-shirt over my case for less money.

That wouldn't cover the top or the bottom as there is an intake and exhaust there as the HAF stands for High Air Flow(the exhaust at the top also sucks dust in), So It would be wholly filter I guess. ;)
The T1 Trust, PRR T1 Class 4-4-4-4 #5550, 1 of America's First HST's
ID: 967170 · Report as offensive
Luke
Volunteer developer
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 31 Dec 06
Posts: 2546
Credit: 817,560
RAC: 0
New Zealand
Message 967171 - Posted: 31 Jan 2010, 2:55:54 UTC - in response to Message 967166.  

Here you go, save some money on your dust filters...LOL
Tower dustcovers

The HAF-932 is 22"Hx9"W and the covers there are designed with 8" case sizes in mind, So the Magnetic filters are the only real answer and they are washable too and they don't obstruct the optical drives either.


Are you absolutely sure you need some dust protection? Does a can of compressed air not do the job when you need it?
- Luke.
ID: 967171 · Report as offensive
Profile zoom3+1=4
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 30 Nov 03
Posts: 64992
Credit: 55,293,173
RAC: 49
United States
Message 967173 - Posted: 31 Jan 2010, 2:59:45 UTC - in response to Message 967162.  

Reading back part of the thread, why are you ordering a separate I/O shield? Last time I checked they are included with the mobo.

Other than make all the holes fill what does an I/O shield do? Is it necessary?

Yes It is, It helps keep as much dust out as possible and It's an RF shield too.

Never bothered to get one as dust isn't a big problem in the Rainy State. As far as it being an RF shield well I guess I would need to put my side covers back on....Just curious so I did a search, the ones I had on the wall never had them either.

That's cause You don't live in a Desert with a nearby Dry Lake(It's to the west from here and wouldn't Ya know It, The wind comes from that way a lot), A Cat didn't help much either(There's a noticeable drop in fur deposits recently of course), But in the winter It's not so bad as the windows stay closed a lot and the swamp cooler is covered(But not on the outside, Just the part in the house that fits thru the wall).
The T1 Trust, PRR T1 Class 4-4-4-4 #5550, 1 of America's First HST's
ID: 967173 · Report as offensive
Profile HAL9000
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 11 Sep 99
Posts: 6533
Credit: 196,805,888
RAC: 57
United States
Message 967174 - Posted: 31 Jan 2010, 3:00:27 UTC - in response to Message 967170.  

Here you go, save some money on your dust filters...LOL
Tower dustcovers

Something tells me I could put an old t-shirt over my case for less money.

That wouldn't cover the top or the bottom as there is an intake and exhaust there as the HAF stands for High Air Flow(the exhaust at the top also sucks dust in), So It would be wholly filter I guess. ;)

OK... 2 t-shirts. :D
SETI@home classic workunits: 93,865 CPU time: 863,447 hours
Join the BP6/VP6 User Group today!
ID: 967174 · Report as offensive
Profile zoom3+1=4
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 30 Nov 03
Posts: 64992
Credit: 55,293,173
RAC: 49
United States
Message 967177 - Posted: 31 Jan 2010, 3:08:10 UTC - in response to Message 967171.  
Last modified: 31 Jan 2010, 3:11:46 UTC

Here you go, save some money on your dust filters...LOL
Tower dustcovers

The HAF-932 is 22"Hx9"W and the covers there are designed with 8" case sizes in mind, So the Magnetic filters are the only real answer and they are washable too and they don't obstruct the optical drives either.


Are you absolutely sure you need some dust protection? Does a can of compressed air not do the job when you need it?

Oh You don't want to see My heatsink, Its clogged now, On the outage I'm going to turn the PC off and vacuum the heatsink and remove the fan to get the top and that isn't easy either, Fan Clips I like, Rubber fan mounts are a royal pain up the wazoo. Here's a before and after for the thread.

Edit: Oh and as to the canned air, Nice idea, But My income is limited already and in June It might get $15 more limited(damn Governator and Repubs).

Here's the psu clean and a bit dirty(mounted too).

clean

dusty, I know Its hard to see, I should get a pic unmounted before I clean It and I will.
The T1 Trust, PRR T1 Class 4-4-4-4 #5550, 1 of America's First HST's
ID: 967177 · Report as offensive
Profile zoom3+1=4
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 30 Nov 03
Posts: 64992
Credit: 55,293,173
RAC: 49
United States
Message 967178 - Posted: 31 Jan 2010, 3:09:31 UTC - in response to Message 967174.  

Here you go, save some money on your dust filters...LOL
Tower dustcovers

Something tells me I could put an old t-shirt over my case for less money.

That wouldn't cover the top or the bottom as there is an intake and exhaust there as the HAF stands for High Air Flow(the exhaust at the top also sucks dust in), So It would be wholly filter I guess. ;)

OK... 2 t-shirts. :D

Too Restrictive and in what size?
The T1 Trust, PRR T1 Class 4-4-4-4 #5550, 1 of America's First HST's
ID: 967178 · Report as offensive
Profile hiamps
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 23 May 99
Posts: 4292
Credit: 72,971,319
RAC: 0
United States
Message 967180 - Posted: 31 Jan 2010, 3:15:49 UTC - in response to Message 967178.  

Here you go, save some money on your dust filters...LOL
Tower dustcovers

Something tells me I could put an old t-shirt over my case for less money.

That wouldn't cover the top or the bottom as there is an intake and exhaust there as the HAF stands for High Air Flow(the exhaust at the top also sucks dust in), So It would be wholly filter I guess. ;)

OK... 2 t-shirts. :D

Too Restrictive and in what size?

I have some cool tye dye ones a customer gave me....
Official Abuser of Boinc Buttons...
And no good credit hound!
ID: 967180 · Report as offensive
Profile zoom3+1=4
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 30 Nov 03
Posts: 64992
Credit: 55,293,173
RAC: 49
United States
Message 967181 - Posted: 31 Jan 2010, 3:19:34 UTC - in response to Message 967180.  
Last modified: 31 Jan 2010, 3:20:45 UTC

Here you go, save some money on your dust filters...LOL
Tower dustcovers

Something tells me I could put an old t-shirt over my case for less money.

That wouldn't cover the top or the bottom as there is an intake and exhaust there as the HAF stands for High Air Flow(the exhaust at the top also sucks dust in), So It would be wholly filter I guess. ;)

OK... 2 t-shirts. :D

Too Restrictive and in what size?

I have some cool tye dye ones a customer gave me....

Oh and the HAF-932 is from front to rear 21.5" in size and the height would increase by maybe about 1" If I put It on the included wheels, As cases go, It ain't no small case. :D

22"x9"x21.5" No Wheels
23"x9"x21.5" w/Wheels
The T1 Trust, PRR T1 Class 4-4-4-4 #5550, 1 of America's First HST's
ID: 967181 · Report as offensive
Profile HAL9000
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 11 Sep 99
Posts: 6533
Credit: 196,805,888
RAC: 57
United States
Message 967184 - Posted: 31 Jan 2010, 3:40:50 UTC - in response to Message 967178.  
Last modified: 31 Jan 2010, 3:52:43 UTC

Here you go, save some money on your dust filters...LOL
Tower dustcovers

Something tells me I could put an old t-shirt over my case for less money.

That wouldn't cover the top or the bottom as there is an intake and exhaust there as the HAF stands for High Air Flow(the exhaust at the top also sucks dust in), So It would be wholly filter I guess. ;)

OK... 2 t-shirts. :D

Too Restrictive and in what size?

Mediums seem to be ok for a mid tower. Might need to go to large t-shirt for a larger case tho.
Dust filter 1, Dust filter 2, Dust filter 3, Dust filter 4
Case is 17Hx8.5Wx20.5D
EDIT: Fixed the links to the picks. Instead of them all points to the same image.
SETI@home classic workunits: 93,865 CPU time: 863,447 hours
Join the BP6/VP6 User Group today!
ID: 967184 · Report as offensive
Profile zoom3+1=4
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 30 Nov 03
Posts: 64992
Credit: 55,293,173
RAC: 49
United States
Message 967188 - Posted: 31 Jan 2010, 3:48:36 UTC - in response to Message 967184.  

Here you go, save some money on your dust filters...LOL
Tower dustcovers

Something tells me I could put an old t-shirt over my case for less money.

That wouldn't cover the top or the bottom as there is an intake and exhaust there as the HAF stands for High Air Flow(the exhaust at the top also sucks dust in), So It would be wholly filter I guess. ;)

OK... 2 t-shirts. :D

Too Restrictive and in what size?

Mediums seem to be ok for a mid tower. Might need to go to large t-shirt for a larger case tho.
Dust filter 1, Dust filter 2, Dust filter 3, Dust filter 4
Case is 17Hx8.5Wx20.5D

This is the HAF-932 here, It's a Full Tower:
22"Hx9"Wx21.5"D No Wheels
23"Hx9"Wx21.5"D w/Wheels
The T1 Trust, PRR T1 Class 4-4-4-4 #5550, 1 of America's First HST's
ID: 967188 · Report as offensive
Previous · 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 . . . 13 · Next

Message boards : Number crunching : New PC Build & Specs(Secret) Help!


 
©2022 University of California
 
SETI@home and Astropulse are funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, NASA, and donations from SETI@home volunteers. AstroPulse is funded in part by the NSF through grant AST-0307956.