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by zimmer-frame
04 Oct 2011, 15:00
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Kosmosdal - The area..
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Kosmosdal - The area..

Hey guys Never used the general discussion, always just posted weird work-logs. Now I need help. We're moving to Gauteng, and the offices are in Midrand. Is Kosmosdal a decent area to live in Centurion? It's close to some of those hellish onramps on to the N1, but apart from that? The house we want ...
by zimmer-frame
16 Aug 2011, 16:42
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Graphics card upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 452

Re: Graphics card upgrade

THE_STIG wrote:Really R750 for a 5770. what world do you live in :? The average price of one of those it around R1400, unless it is second hand.
Blame all the bitcoin miners...try find a cheap 5830...impossible!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by zimmer-frame
27 Jul 2011, 10:29
Forum: Cooling & Overclocking
Topic: When you can't stop fiddling! (actually just fan tests here)
Replies: 2
Views: 1906

When you can't stop fiddling! (actually just fan tests here)

Every time I come home from the pc store I fear my wife is going to divorce me, or worse. To avert any such danger, I took her and the kid for all you can eat sushi on Monday night. One night set aside for talking about this and that, looking deep in to her eyes, and whispering about the early days ...
by zimmer-frame
26 Jul 2011, 10:27
Forum: Kit
Topic: i7 Build Need Help.
Replies: 18
Views: 851

Re: i7 Build Need Help.

I can vouch for the Corsair TX series...I have the TX850, and love it. Unless you want a show-off-the-insides, the extra price for the modular PSU's aren't worth it. For cooling, the H80 would be a good buy, or even a H70. I use a H70 on a i7-950 running 4Ghz 24/7 and under full load hits 72'c. Norm...
by zimmer-frame
21 Jul 2011, 08:20
Forum: Cooling & Overclocking
Topic: CPU Coolers
Replies: 40
Views: 6086

Re: CPU Coolers

I own a H70 and love it BUT I changed the two fans to two after market 70cfm fans. The stock fans whined like a turbojet. Apparently the H80 is slightly better by one or two degrees, and I suspect the H100 would be a bigger improvement though its a thin 240mm radiator, vs the thick 120mm radiator on...
by zimmer-frame
18 Jul 2011, 14:48
Forum: Kit
Topic: Help me choose a tower case
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: Help me choose a tower case

CM690 looks like what you want, though I can recommend a HAF922.
by zimmer-frame
08 Jul 2011, 10:57
Forum: Cooling & Overclocking
Topic: Lapping is hard work...
Replies: 3
Views: 2022

Lapping is hard work...

So, I finally built my new home storage server: All this (and more) went in to one case. The blue modded case I did a few months ago could not accommodate all the drives, so I had to change it (but the case has a new loving home). http://www.i-eve.co.za/wp-content/uploads/lap5.jpg With no real plans...
by zimmer-frame
30 Jun 2011, 14:38
Forum: Kit
Topic: Rate this cheap setup (please?)
Replies: 19
Views: 829

Re: Rate this cheap setup (please?)

Well, after much searching, this arrived :mrgreen: :

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When the rest of the components arrive I will do a full build log for the forum. :D
by zimmer-frame
24 Jun 2011, 08:07
Forum: Kit
Topic: Rate this cheap setup (please?)
Replies: 19
Views: 829

Re: Rate this cheap setup (please?)

Prophecy lists the 955 Black Edition at just over R1200, cheapest I've seen so far, BUT no stock. http://www.prophecy.co.za/phenom-quadcore-32ghz-black-edition-boxed-processor-p-37208.html The 646 I spoke about is a proper 4 core cpu, running at 3.1Ghz (but locked multiplier). http://www.prophecy.co...
by zimmer-frame
23 Jun 2011, 14:36
Forum: Kit
Topic: Rate this cheap setup (please?)
Replies: 19
Views: 829

Re: Rate this cheap setup (please?)

Yup, I agree with you StarBound.. That said, if I can find a Black Edition X4 955, I can overclock it, which will then come to the same price as the i3...no-one has stock though it seems...it's a proper 4 core CPU, vs i3 2 core...

It was easier picking my R16k rig in December than picking this toy :)
by zimmer-frame
23 Jun 2011, 09:22
Forum: Kit
Topic: Rate this cheap setup (please?)
Replies: 19
Views: 829

Re: Rate this cheap setup (please?)

I'm kind of keen to dip in to the AMD bin for a change, seeing as this won't be my main rig, although the i3 does pose a interesting dilemma (but gets a tad more expensive). Future proofing? I bought a socket 1366 board for my main rig...*snigger*.. Biggest problem is that I can't find a flippen Bla...
by zimmer-frame
22 Jun 2011, 15:58
Forum: Kit
Topic: Rate this cheap setup (please?)
Replies: 19
Views: 829

Rate this cheap setup (please?)

Ok, see my sig for my main rig, but I need a secondary rig for "stuff".. Minimal budget... So far, the old Take 2 website (now Takealot) seems the best pricing.. Budget deluxe! Motherboard - Asus AM3 socket, has decent features: http://www.takealot.com/electronics/asus-m4a78lt-m-socket-am3-motherboa...
by zimmer-frame
15 Jun 2011, 09:01
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Watercooling Setups - Advice and pics here
Replies: 426
Views: 29263

Re: Watercooling Setups - Advice and pics here

XSPC Rasa 750 RX240 WaterCooling Kit http://www.watercoolingshop.co.uk/XSPC-Rasa-750-RX240-WaterCooling-Kit_ASLZF.aspx Any idea if its good...? Friends of ours is returning from the UK in August (works for Maersk shipping), he's willing to bring it through customs if I will just pay the extra costs....
by zimmer-frame
10 Jun 2011, 09:54
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Core Processors
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: Core Processors

Like Jolly said, first flash the BIOS, then possibly reinstall Windows..
by zimmer-frame
02 Jun 2011, 10:06
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Radeon's explained please?
Replies: 19
Views: 909

Re: Radeon's explained please?

only if they're still living in 1995... it's primarily a signature algorithm used to verify integrity... it should never be used in placed of encryption. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ..and yet, the amount of times you see it used is frightening! :shock: :shock: The nice thing about oclhashcat is that it can...
by zimmer-frame
01 Jun 2011, 15:44
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Radeon's explained please?
Replies: 19
Views: 909

Re: Radeon's explained please?

Ok, first thing, I'm typing this from memory, I might make mistakes in my explanation! Now, it's not brute-forcing the password in the traditional way. Bruteforcing means you're running a complicated amount of possibilities against whatever application and hoping you strike gold. I'm more intereste...
by zimmer-frame
01 Jun 2011, 08:28
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Radeon's explained please?
Replies: 19
Views: 909

Re: Radeon's explained please?

I'd say load your grafix-needing app(s) up onto your existing rig(s) and test performance to get a gauge on how those do - based on that you might not need to get the big cards. The only problem I might have with this (and hence the theorycrafting) is that if my thesis proposal gets approved, and i...
by zimmer-frame
31 May 2011, 10:22
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Radeon's explained please?
Replies: 19
Views: 909

Re: Radeon's explained please?

GDI_Lord wrote:If this is what you want, grab two 6990s.


There's several problems with this idea :D :

1 - C/card doesn't have that much limit :mrgreen:
2 - Family is used to three meals a day :?
by zimmer-frame
31 May 2011, 08:36
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Radeon's explained please?
Replies: 19
Views: 909

Re: Radeon's explained please?

Ok, maybe a bit more explanation needed. The GTX 460's I have are the decent one's...1gb EVGA EE Superclocked babies. They rock for gaming, but for a MD5 bruteforcing application called 'oclhashcat' they're not that great. With two (they don't need SLI) you get about 2009m/s (yes thats a lot of math...
by zimmer-frame
30 May 2011, 15:49
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Radeon's explained please?
Replies: 19
Views: 909

Radeon's explained please?

Ok, so I'm a Nvidia fanboy with a older 8800GT in one machine, and 2 x 460's in SLI in my current rig. For another (not gaming application) I might need to purchase two 5770's or 5750's.. I see a fairly small price difference, so can someone give me the quick and nasty on if the 5770 is worth the ex...
by zimmer-frame
19 May 2011, 07:28
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Tower case that can be used as file server
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: Tower case that can be used as file server

No, it's for a separate research machine for my Msc studies... "old blue" still soldiers on :)
by zimmer-frame
17 May 2011, 14:35
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Tower case that can be used as file server
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: Tower case that can be used as file server

Just bought a VS-9 from Esquire... (you need a dealership with them though)..R299 x Vat http://specials.esquire.co.za/2011_05_03Chassis.html http://www.pro-clockers.com/cases/1452-aerocool-pgs-vs-9-value-mid-tower.html Case has options for side fans and top fans, plus its black inside. Then, spend t...
by zimmer-frame
19 Apr 2011, 08:32
Forum: Kit
Topic: New 1TB/1.5TB SATA2 HDD Suggestion?
Replies: 18
Views: 832

Re: New 1TB/1.5TB SATA2 HDD Suggestion?

Currently using 2 x 1Tb Samsungs and 2 x 1Tb Seagates. Lost one of the Samsung Spinpoints a few weeks ago, was about 4 months old.. Had a new drive through the warranty claim within 48hrs though.
by zimmer-frame
08 Apr 2011, 11:46
Forum: Kit
Topic: GTX 460 1GB SLi or single GTX 560 ti?
Replies: 4
Views: 441

Re: GTX 460 1GB SLi or single GTX 560 ti?

Just run your setup through one of those power calculators. When I was doing the specs for my pc, running 2 x EVGA 460's I had to get somewhere around a 700w'ish PSU. Bought a 850W just to be safe.
by zimmer-frame
05 Apr 2011, 11:12
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: What game are you currently playing?
Replies: 1913
Views: 37397

Re: What game are you currently playing?

The Homefront cover picture pretty much covers my thoughts on the game, ie. anyone that bought it needs to be taken in to the back yard, blindfolded and shot. Ok, stuff I liked about the game. The weapons. Almost from the start you have access to pretty decent hardware and while a lot of the weapons...