-=PCTechTalk=- Re: -=PCTechTalk=-OT

Speaking of thunderstorms, Kansas took another hit Wed. night.  Town of 
Chapman almost destroyed, major damage to my alma mater, K-State in 
Manhattan.  And we have two grandchildren living in Manhattan and a son 
living 8 miles out of Manhattan.  Our oldest son lives near Salina and the 
tornado there came within 2 miles of their home.  They were out yesterday 
helping their neighbors.
This has really been "a year" for bad weather of all kinds.  I have been in 
the basement three times in the past 2 weeks because of tornado warnings.
Sandi
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gman" <gman.pctt@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, June 13, 2008 3:19 PM
Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: Power Supplies


> Then your needs are moderate and you should be fine with a PS in the 650W
> range.  That will help keep you a bit 'future proof' as you won't be using
> all of it at first.  The newer CPUs are built using smaller transistors 
> then
> chips made in the past.  As a result, they use a lot less electricity to
> run.  However, it also gives makers more room to put more stuff on the die
> (mainly larger memory caches), so at least some of that savings is offset.
> The best part is that newer offerings based on smaller transistor sizes
> usually produce less heat than older CPUs.
>
> I have already done some preliminary research into figuring out some parts
> for you to use based on what you told me earlier in the thread.  If you're
> ready to upgrade the mainboard, etc., just let me know you want the help 
> and
> I'll guide you through the muck to a really good system.  Unless otherwise
> directed, my approach is usually geared to find the 'sweet spot' between
> bang and buck for all of the parts you choose to replace.
>
> We're about to get blasted with a passing thunderstorm, so the rest of 
> this
> conversation will have to wait until I can get back online.
>
> Peace,
> G
>
> "The only dumb questions are the ones that are never asked"
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "cajun12" <cajun12@xxxxxxx>
> To: <pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, June 13, 2008 3:30 PM
> Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Power Supplies
>
>
>>I don't know anything about SLI.  I'm not a gamer, but I am heavily into =
>> digital scrapbooking which consumes RAM and will definitely be looking =
>> to increase RAM on my next board.  This one has a 2GB limit.  I don't go 
>> =
>> top of the line or bottom of the heap as a rule on most of my =
>> components.  I probably won't be doing SLI unless everything goes to =
>> that in the future.  In other words, I want good graphics, but they =
>> don't have to be moving.  I want good graphics, but I'm not interested =
>> in lightening fast rendering because my graphics don't have to be moving 
>> =
>> as in video.  I'm not into any kind of video editing either, but you =
>> never know.  I don't have a TV Tuner and don't record TV shows on my =
>> computer. =20
>>
>> I'm not planning on ever running as many as 5 hard drives.  I've got 2 =
>> in this system and it's the first time I've ever run 2.  I would have =
>> never run out of space on my original hard drive if I hadn't become =
>> addicted to downloading those super large digital scrapbooking kits.  I =
>> have two external hard drives for backup and storage.  I leave them off =
>> and unplugged when not in use.
>>
>> It's possible that I'll upgrade motherboard and go to a dual core or =
>> quad core cpu in the future.  Are these processors more power hungry =
>> than the P4 3.0 GHz that I already have?
>>
>> I will never do any water cooling or any of that fancy stuff.
>>
>> The only reason I have two burners right now is because I found out that 
>> =
>> the DVD/CD burner combo that I bought brand new for my new system 3 =
>> years will write to any brand DVD media, but won't write to a single =
>> brand CD that I can buy locally over the counter.  I didn't realize it =
>> until my warranty was up.  That forced me to have to reinstall my old CD 
>> =
>> burner.  I may invest in another combo unit in the future to downsize my 
>> =
>> add-ons, which was my original intention.
>>
>> How much wattage are today's average motherboards requiring?  I've been =
>> to a few power supply calculators, but none of them are giving results =
>> near each other.
>>
>> Dj
>
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