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Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 02 Apr 2013
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Posted By Greenfire
Fair, but I never realized the difference between...

Fair, but I never realized the difference between hard drives with different spin rates. Its only HDDs and SSDs that the difference is like night and day
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 02 Apr 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By Greenfire
No real need for an SSD - its going to be on all...

No real need for an SSD - its going to be on all of the time and I won't be browsing on it ever. I might as well use the laptop HDD that I displaced when I put an SSD into my laptop.
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 02 Apr 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By Greenfire
Got a build suggestion. It's going to reuse...

Got a build suggestion.

It's going to reuse 3 parts from my current desktop which work for sure. Here it is:

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) (Cooler absorbed...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 02 Apr 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By Greenfire
Well, I'm calling it an HTPC in the sense that...

Well, I'm calling it an HTPC in the sense that that will be its only function (not looking for a gaming rig), so essentially looking to build something small that can hold 5 hard drives and run xbmc....
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 01 Apr 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By Greenfire
Advice with HTPC build

Hey all,

Looks like my desktop is undeniably dead - so it's time to kick the HTPC project in motion. I'm looking for a compact, energy-efficient design that can hold 5 hard drives, preferably...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 01 Apr 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By Greenfire
Hey all, The machine doesn't turn on anymore...

Hey all,

The machine doesn't turn on anymore - I'm giving up. Thought I'd let you all know. Thanks for the tips and advice
Forum: Hardware & Devices 27 Mar 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By Greenfire
Does anything show up?[/QUOTE] nope nothing on...

Does anything show up?[/QUOTE]
nope nothing on the screen, no power lights on the keyboard
there is no method to this madness
I'm going to let this demon child sit for another day and see what the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 27 Mar 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By Greenfire
Situation seems to have evolved to it running for...

Situation seems to have evolved to it running for a solid 15 seconds before turning off
None of the peripherals get detected

edit: ok screw it, not worth your time. this will work eventually, as...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 27 Mar 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By Greenfire
Sorry was eating dinner. It was the very best...

Sorry was eating dinner. It was the very best drink possible, red bull + vodka /sarcasm

The case still smells after 14 months

I cleaned all of the components with isopropyl alcohol, and l let...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 27 Mar 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By Greenfire
If you give me your motherboard details i can tel...

If you give me your motherboard details i can tel you how to reset the BIOS. Taking out the Battery will not do, as this is mostly for th RTC (Real Time Clock)[/QUOTE]

Gotcha.

OS Windows 7...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 27 Mar 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By Greenfire
Thanks, derekimo. benjy206, honestly I've...

Thanks, derekimo.

benjy206, honestly I've sort of accepted that this is a screwed up rig, I was hoping that there would be something like resetting the CMOS battery that might help out. Otherwise...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 27 Mar 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By Greenfire
Just tried (unplugging both the power and sata...

Just tried (unplugging both the power and sata cable) and same problem. This also happened when I moved the desktop to another room, so it literally happens when I unplug the machine

edit: for...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 27 Mar 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By Greenfire
Oh sorry I mean I got the new PSU over 8 months...

Oh sorry I mean I got the new PSU over 8 months ago and the computer has worked since then. All of the cables should be good, as it was fully functioning less than 24 hours ago and all I did was add...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 27 Mar 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By Greenfire
I had even more issues with the old one, in that...

I had even more issues with the old one, in that most times the computer wouldn't even turn on. But getting a new PSU unfortunately didn't solve all of the problems
Forum: Hardware & Devices 27 Mar 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By Greenfire
Computer will not POST, video attached

Hey all,

I seem to have this problem whenever I disconnect the power cable from my desktop, but after adding on new HDD's or tinkering inside, I can't get the computer to POST. Usually what ends...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 27 Dec 2012
Replies: 38
Views: 1,674
Posted By Greenfire
Regarding AMD v. Intel, I'm more inclined towards...

Regarding AMD v. Intel, I'm more inclined towards an Intel because I've used theirs for two previous builds, and have not had any problems or issues so far with them. I hear that AMD is pretty good...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 26 Dec 2012
Replies: 38
Views: 1,674
Posted By Greenfire
I was looking at Silverstone case before as an...

I was looking at Silverstone case before as an alternative.

Any opinion on this one? http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=293&area=en

Comparing Silverstone to the current one:...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 26 Dec 2012
Replies: 38
Views: 1,674
Posted By Greenfire
Simplified it a bit ^ thanks for the heads up :p

Simplified it a bit ^ thanks for the heads up :p
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 26 Dec 2012
Replies: 38
Views: 1,674
Posted By Greenfire
Nice! I have to do some more research regarding...

Nice! I have to do some more research regarding the case; posted your build in the first post to see what people think. Thanks so much man!

Yeah I was hoping to mess around with some emulators and...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 26 Dec 2012
Replies: 38
Views: 1,674
Posted By Greenfire
the mobo got pulled too

the mobo got pulled too
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 26 Dec 2012
Replies: 38
Views: 1,674
Posted By Greenfire
Just looked at the case, it has 6 hard drive...

Just looked at the case, it has 6 hard drive bays. I only really need 4, it would be great to have as little empty space in the case as possible so that the box is as small as possible

edit: don't...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 26 Dec 2012
Replies: 38
Views: 1,674
Posted By Greenfire
I have a wifi dongle, should be enough

I have a wifi dongle, should be enough
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 26 Dec 2012
Replies: 38
Views: 1,674
Posted By Greenfire
Nah no need for a cd/bluray drive. I have a...

Nah no need for a cd/bluray drive. I have a desktop which can handle those if need be.

Looks promising so far, its also important for me that this thing be quiet. My current desktop hums like a...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 26 Dec 2012
Replies: 38
Views: 1,674
Posted By Greenfire
Much appreciated. $400ish, though that's a moving...

Much appreciated. $400ish, though that's a moving target. That's not including hard drives which I already have. I also already have a Windows license.
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 26 Dec 2012
Replies: 38
Views: 1,674
Posted By Greenfire
Advice regarding HTPC design

Hey all,

After screwing around with a raspberry pi for a few weeks (read: wasting time), I've decided to take the easier route out and build a windows-based box. I was wondering if you guys might...
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