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- eskro - 2011-08-20 06:36
very nice build u got there Mackster!
Do as bluray suggested
and make sure you have the latest ADOBE FLASH PLAYER version,,
- Mackster - 2011-08-21 04:50
Thanks for the advise.
I did already have the catalyst setting enabled.
Doesn't netflix only use silverlight now? I did make sure I have the latest version of Silverlight.
I also tried uninstalling and reinstalling every AMD/ATI driver, just incase someting was wrong there.
- eskro - 2011-08-21 05:00
yes your right about NetFlix
i wrote too fast
- Superorb - 2011-08-21 07:55
So I built an ITX i3-2100 setup to be my main PC, and without a video card the thing uses 25watts at idle with an inefficient PSU. My 330 ION Giada cube takes 24watts at idle, and it's weak as hell compared to the i3. If I'd known that I'd have just built another i3.
Noise? - ruant - 2011-08-23 15:40
What the noise level on the fan on ASUS GeForce GT430 1GB DDR3 128-bit Low Profile?
GPU fit and power usage - pjneder - 2011-08-23 20:22
Eskro and folks,
Thanks for a great thread. I recently built a machine that I really like (with small caveats) and now I have a question or two.
G.Skill 4GB CL7 RAM
Antex ISK300-150 (150W PSU) case
OCZ AgilityIII 60GB SSD (only $85 w/ rebate until 8/31!)
So, I'm proving the well known fact that Intel HD graphics drivers suck and the Sandybridge can't keep up with all things. It does many things just fine, and I wanted to see how far I could get without spending the $$ on a standalone card.
Here are my questions:
1. Will the 150W PSU carry a GT210? How about a 430? It's hard to tell what the TDP is on those cards.
2. I love this little Antex case, even if it costs a few $ more. It is hard for me to tell if http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121397 will fit in the case. Just curious if there are any other users of that case/card combo.
- Superorb - 2011-08-23 20:25
^^ The 150w PSU will be fine for those cards, even a GT240 should work with a max power draw of 69w.
BTW, I have that same motherboard, I'm using an MI-008 case as my main PC (still building/testing).
- Hammi - 2011-08-23 20:31
ruant Wrote:What the noise level on the fan on ASUS GeForce GT430 1GB DDR3 128-bit Low Profile?
If you're concerned about noise, how about going with a passive (low profile) card? I have one from Sparkle.
- eskro - 2011-08-23 20:57
you could always have a look at an online PSU calculator,,,,
will give u a rough idea of the W needed,,,,,
and in a small case like that ANTEC ISK,
i wouldnt go FanLess on the GPU,,,
its going to be a heat generator,,,
- pjneder - 2011-08-23 21:00
eskro Wrote:and in a small case like that ANTEC ISK,
Notice that the Asus ENGT430 is not fanless. It is designed (and reported) to be low noise. Thanks for the advice, that is something I can bear in mind while looking around.
I'm wondering about the actual physical fit. The ISK doesn't not have too much room from the LP card slot to the edge of the case. The HS on that card sticks out beyond standard card height.