Author Topic: Trinilink's PC upgrade build(s)  (Read 13050 times)

Offline TriniLink

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Re: Trinilink's PC upgrade build(s)
« Reply #40 on: May 12, 2014, 02:50:02 PM »
The Hydro will work in the CM 120 (With modding)? The cpu heatsinks I had in mind were the Cooler Master GeminII M4 - CPU Cooler or the Noctua Low-profile Quiet CPU Cooler for AMD Based Retail Cooling NH-L9A for the CM 120 (My stock heatsink fan sounds like an RC car changing gears when processes are needed).  :awesome:

I was also thinking of getting a custom front grill made, something like this plus the demiflex dust filters.

Ref. link http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18554991

Also thinking of changing out the 120mm front fan and replacing it with this. (image was too big)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E20SSZ8/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=386G8V45V5KBV&coliid=I163SEYGR78HDS&psc=1

Let me know if this is a good idea till I get the Corsair 250D, pity we can't meet up and talk this out sometime, but if we can let me know.
« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 03:12:51 PM by TriniLink »

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« Reply #40 on: May 12, 2014, 02:50:02 PM »

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Re: Trinilink's PC upgrade build(s)
« Reply #41 on: May 12, 2014, 05:02:55 PM »
No probs with helping out a guy.

You can check out these low -profile coolers as an alternative to water cooling:

Cooler Master GeminII  S524
 Link: http://amzn.com/B0080ATR2Y

Noctua Low-profile Quiet CPU Cooler for AMD Based Retail Cooling NH-L9A
 Link: http://amzn.com/B009VY1R9O

Scythe Kozuti Low Profile CPU Cooler for LGA 1366/1156/1155/775 and Socket AM3/AM2+/AM2 (SCKZT-1000)
 Link: http://amzn.com/B00501PZ7C
« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 05:04:56 PM by SaxMan »
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Re: Trinilink's PC upgrade build(s)
« Reply #42 on: May 22, 2014, 04:22:58 PM »
I found a way to revive older systems with this neat add on, the interface is faster than SATA inputs.


Last quote for a 256 GB card from Amazon (as of this posting) is $300 US :ko:
http://www.amazon.com/Plextor-Series-Express-Internal-PX-AG256M6e/dp/B00JM2EQTS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1400789271&sr=8-1&keywords=plextor+m6e

Anyone want to try this out and inform us of the pros/cons of such an upgrade that can work for older systems? I see hope for my current 6 Year older system that runs windows 7 and has DDR 2 ram. Sax, care to try this out? :sassy:
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Re: Trinilink's PC upgrade build(s)
« Reply #43 on: May 22, 2014, 05:51:42 PM »
Don't confuse PCI with PCI-E eh.

That card is actually for newer systems with PCI-E slots, not 'older' systems.





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Re: Trinilink's PC upgrade build(s)
« Reply #44 on: June 03, 2014, 05:46:29 PM »
This may be my next pc case upgrade, debating between Corsair 250D or these 380T cases from the show floor, Hmmm.... *scratches chin* :glasses2:


Specs here for the Graphite 380T http://www.corsair.com/en/landing/graphite-series-380t-780t
« Last Edit: June 03, 2014, 06:10:53 PM by TriniLink »

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Re: Trinilink's PC upgrade build(s)
« Reply #45 on: June 03, 2014, 08:54:53 PM »
Hoss... 2 fiddy D.  Doh even stick.

Don't like curved/angled-top cases at ALL, but I'm sure that Corsair have evolved the internal design way better than current offerings
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Re: Trinilink's PC upgrade build(s)
« Reply #46 on: June 05, 2014, 11:20:09 AM »
We'll see Arc, We'll see. I'm up for a good comparison when it comes out next month, side by side if possible.

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Re: Trinilink's PC upgrade build(s)
« Reply #47 on: August 28, 2014, 09:58:09 AM »
Alrighty, time for comparison between a Corsair 250D and the 380T. Let me hear you all for pros and cons on usage and ascetics.

So far for me it's a win, what do you all think? (+) :awesome:

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Re: Trinilink's PC upgrade build(s)
« Reply #48 on: August 29, 2014, 02:12:29 PM »
Internally, it beats the 250D in every way except storage.
There's also that PSU length issue.

Aesthetically...it's a mixed bag for me.  Not a fan of the overall shape (I prefer the understated, simplistic, minimalist, industrial look of the Obsidian line),
but I do love those easy-open 'gullwing' doors though...perfect for those who always like to tinker.

If you can get past the look, it's a definite win.
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Re: Trinilink's PC upgrade build(s)
« Reply #49 on: November 20, 2014, 01:02:51 AM »
Tch, older PC crashed on me again ( I blame T&TEC for the last power outage that caused the crash) and now it doesn't want to boot up again. I bought a new PSU thinking the last one was bad. The Geforce 8200 940 MoBo starts up but doesn't boot into post screen. It only worked once when i put in the new PSU, and was unplugeed for 2 days before that. The board is 5 years old, I'm thinking it could be the processor or the Mobo. Tell me what you think guys, I'll look up the manual for it online. the only indicator the board shows is that the Digital display on the face plate blinks "SP" over and over. I'll post the specs of the board soon here.

Here's the Manual: www.manualslib.com/products/Xfx-Geforce-8200-Mi-A78s-8209-3296869.html
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Re: Trinilink's PC upgrade build(s)
« Reply #50 on: November 20, 2014, 11:34:13 AM »
So it still doesn't work with a new PSU?

Yeah...most likely the board.  CPUs typically don't die from power-related events.





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Re: Trinilink's PC upgrade build(s)
« Reply #51 on: November 20, 2014, 12:39:53 PM »
I'm looking up the deals @ Supertech for a Mobo+DDR3 ram (4GB)+AMD processor for under $1200 TT. Quote me on an Intel build with DDR3 ram and mobo for around that same price and i'll buy it ASAP, or point me to where i can get myself. The HTPC can run the high end gaming and HTPC stuff.

Can also make the quote for a Mobo with no onboard graphics, as i'll use the GPU's i currently have to run on PCI-e 3.0 slot the board may carry. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Trinilink's PC upgrade build(s)
« Reply #52 on: November 29, 2014, 05:51:58 AM »
My money is on the board as well.

CPUs usually live forever

What is the purpose of this machine?

There are some interesting options out there now for that budget depending no what you plan to do

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Re: Trinilink's PC upgrade build(s)
« Reply #53 on: November 29, 2014, 06:47:15 PM »
This was a quick upgrade option to my work/casual gaming PC. Thanks to Arc and Saxman i got the build up and running. Kudos to you both. :)

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