Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 33 to 42 of 42

Thread: Build Noob and Case Advice

  1. #33
    Senior Member Hicks12's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Plymouth-SouthWest
    Posts
    6,558
    Thanks
    1,066
    Thanked
    332 times in 288 posts
    • Hicks12's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z68-V
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 2500k@4ghz, cooled by EK Supreme HF
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Kingston hyperX ddr3 PC3-12800 1600mhz
      • Storage:
      • 64GB M4/128GB M4 / WD 640GB AAKS / 1TB Samsung F3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Palit GTX460 @ 900Mhz Core
      • PSU:
      • 675W ThermalTake ThoughPower XT
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-A70 with modded top for 360mm rad
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Professional 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H IPS
      • Internet:
      • 10mb/s cable from virgin media

    Re: Build Noob and Case Advice

    Very sorry, totally forgot about this thread(had a few job interviews so was busy) but if u still need to know legnths im looking now.Ok just had a quick look, my card is roughly the same(26cm) and the length from back to the dvd drives and hd bays is ~ 30-31cm, will get a more accurate measurement later tonight because its on at the moment and hard to get to.

    Anything else you need?
    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Trust me, go into any local club and shout "I've got dual Nehalem Xeons" and all of the girls will practically collapse on the spot at the thought of your e-penis

  2. #34
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    20
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: Build Noob and Case Advice

    Just an update, i have now been paid (well got the cheque) and so will be purchasing the system next week hopefully. I will run the final specs by you guys then. In the mean time i have bought a very nice 24" Dell HD monitor for £179.

    Bargain!!

    Oh and thanks for the info Hicks, much appreciated

    Ta
    Orpheus

  3. #35
    Senior Member Hicks12's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Plymouth-SouthWest
    Posts
    6,558
    Thanks
    1,066
    Thanked
    332 times in 288 posts
    • Hicks12's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z68-V
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 2500k@4ghz, cooled by EK Supreme HF
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Kingston hyperX ddr3 PC3-12800 1600mhz
      • Storage:
      • 64GB M4/128GB M4 / WD 640GB AAKS / 1TB Samsung F3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Palit GTX460 @ 900Mhz Core
      • PSU:
      • 675W ThermalTake ThoughPower XT
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-A70 with modded top for 360mm rad
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Professional 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H IPS
      • Internet:
      • 10mb/s cable from virgin media

    Re: Build Noob and Case Advice

    Just got a 9800GTX and it fits in the case just , i believe the gtx280 etc use the same design as the 9800GTX by having the pci-e connectors on the side not the rear, fits good that way.

    Enjoy your new system .
    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Trust me, go into any local club and shout "I've got dual Nehalem Xeons" and all of the girls will practically collapse on the spot at the thought of your e-penis

  4. #36
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    20
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: Build Noob and Case Advice

    Monitor arrived nice and early this morning. I must applaud Dell on their excellent service and prompt delivery. I suppose i should also thank them for bringing this kick ass monitor into my life! It amazing! I would recommend it to anyone with out a shadow of a doubt. The build quality is superb, the colours are flawless, and the materials are stunning.

    Really go treat youselves to a nice 24inch Dell for £179. You know you deserve it...you know you want it

    Ordering the rest of the build tonight...

  5. #37
    Senior Member Hicks12's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Plymouth-SouthWest
    Posts
    6,558
    Thanks
    1,066
    Thanked
    332 times in 288 posts
    • Hicks12's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z68-V
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 2500k@4ghz, cooled by EK Supreme HF
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Kingston hyperX ddr3 PC3-12800 1600mhz
      • Storage:
      • 64GB M4/128GB M4 / WD 640GB AAKS / 1TB Samsung F3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Palit GTX460 @ 900Mhz Core
      • PSU:
      • 675W ThermalTake ThoughPower XT
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-A70 with modded top for 360mm rad
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Professional 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H IPS
      • Internet:
      • 10mb/s cable from virgin media

    Re: Build Noob and Case Advice

    Hah, lucky for some. Wish i could afford £180 for a new monitor to replace this LG screen but sadly i cant, had to skimp on a mouse mat ! because of money being a bit tight. Hope you enjoy the monitor, keep it clean with a cloth or you wont enjoy the quality xD.
    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Trust me, go into any local club and shout "I've got dual Nehalem Xeons" and all of the girls will practically collapse on the spot at the thought of your e-penis

  6. #38
    Folding Flunkie Webby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Wiltshire
    Posts
    2,323
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked
    245 times in 229 posts
    • Webby's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte G33M-DS2R, Swiftech MCW30 Northbridge Cooler
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 @ 3.5GHz, Cooling D-Tek Fuzion V2
      • Memory:
      • 2GB OCZ Flex DDR2 PC2-9200 5-5-5-15 @ 1000MHz 4-4-4-12
      • Storage:
      • 2x 250GB WD SataII
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire HD4870 512MB, Cooling Swiftech MCW60
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520w
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Tremjin TJ06 - Modded for Water Cooling Goodness
      • Operating System:
      • Windows XP Pro SP3
      • Monitor(s):
      • 22" Widescreen Cibox C2201 (with DVI input)
      • Internet:
      • 8Mb/s ADSL

    Re: Build Noob and Case Advice

    You say the colours are flawless, is that your opinion or have you checked them with a hardware calibrator? Just being picky now since I got my hands on a calibrator and did my monitor and wow did it make a difference!

  7. #39
    Senior Member Hicks12's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Plymouth-SouthWest
    Posts
    6,558
    Thanks
    1,066
    Thanked
    332 times in 288 posts
    • Hicks12's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z68-V
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 2500k@4ghz, cooled by EK Supreme HF
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Kingston hyperX ddr3 PC3-12800 1600mhz
      • Storage:
      • 64GB M4/128GB M4 / WD 640GB AAKS / 1TB Samsung F3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Palit GTX460 @ 900Mhz Core
      • PSU:
      • 675W ThermalTake ThoughPower XT
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-A70 with modded top for 360mm rad
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Professional 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H IPS
      • Internet:
      • 10mb/s cable from virgin media

    Re: Build Noob and Case Advice

    what calibrator did you get and how much was it?.
    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Trust me, go into any local club and shout "I've got dual Nehalem Xeons" and all of the girls will practically collapse on the spot at the thought of your e-penis

  8. #40
    NOT Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    5,905
    Thanks
    412
    Thanked
    278 times in 253 posts

    Re: Build Noob and Case Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicks12 View Post
    what calibrator did you get and how much was it?.
    I'd like to know too

  9. #41
    Folding Flunkie Webby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Wiltshire
    Posts
    2,323
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked
    245 times in 229 posts
    • Webby's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte G33M-DS2R, Swiftech MCW30 Northbridge Cooler
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 @ 3.5GHz, Cooling D-Tek Fuzion V2
      • Memory:
      • 2GB OCZ Flex DDR2 PC2-9200 5-5-5-15 @ 1000MHz 4-4-4-12
      • Storage:
      • 2x 250GB WD SataII
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire HD4870 512MB, Cooling Swiftech MCW60
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520w
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Tremjin TJ06 - Modded for Water Cooling Goodness
      • Operating System:
      • Windows XP Pro SP3
      • Monitor(s):
      • 22" Widescreen Cibox C2201 (with DVI input)
      • Internet:
      • 8Mb/s ADSL

    Re: Build Noob and Case Advice

    It was free an old-ish one (made in 2005 according to the box and unused) that a friend got given by his boss apparently it had just been in a cupboard and they were doing a clear out...

    Anyway it is a MonacoOPTIX no longer being made but the actual calibrating hardware is made by GretagMacbeth (x-rite) and I used the software that came with it as well as Basiccolor to see what it could do, while my monitor has not been perfectly calibrated (not sure if this is just the monitor, calibrator or a combination of both) it has improved colour accuracy hugely average and max ΔE have fallen from 6.2 and 20 to 2.8 and 6.5.

    The screen is easier to look at as well, the calibration lowered the luminescence to 120cd/m2 (which sounds dark) but with the colours corrected it looks perfect.

    See TFTCentrals review of the Lacie Blue Eye Pro for more info in what settings you should try and achieve and what the ΔE values should be http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/lacie_blue-eye.htm

    Surfice to say I will be getting a better/newer calibrator in the future but for now I can't complain with the results I am getting with this free one

    For reference my colour temp after calibration was 6510K (target 6500) my white point 118cd/m2 my black point 0.16 cd/m2 which gives me a contrast ratio of 745:1

  10. #42
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    20
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: Build Noob and Case Advice

    lol, sorry to disappoint but its just my opinion. Sorry. Its a gorgeous monitor for the dosh though...

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. New Build Please Review and Post Comments
    By tommardle in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 21-01-2008, 09:18 PM
  2. Noob Needs Cheap AMD Build Help Please
    By BoyWonder in forum SCAN.care@HEXUS
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 18-09-2007, 09:51 AM
  3. Asus PB5 deluxe mobo is o/heating (noob help!)
    By qu0th in forum Help! Quick Relief From Tech Headaches
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 20-03-2007, 12:28 PM
  4. Need advice to upgrade to duo core pc
    By DEEKS in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 29-01-2007, 12:00 AM
  5. Asus A8N-SLI DELUEX Help please TOTAL NOOB
    By maximus_desimus in forum Help! Quick Relief From Tech Headaches
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-09-2005, 04:33 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •