Hello guys, this is my first post here, I've been looking around and finally decided to join
. So yeah, heres my near-silent PC (depending on the performance I need). Is anyone from here also from Techpowerup?
Proccessor: Core 2 Duo E6300 @ 1.6Ghz (266x6 0.9v) I didnt really need to undervolt it because it ran cool in the first place
Memory: 2x1GB DDR1066 PQA 5-5-6-18
Motherboard: Gigabyte P31 DS3L
GPU: Gigabyte 8800GT 512MB Turbo force (Rev 1.0)
HDD: Western Digital WD1600 160GB SATAII
PSU: Modified Coolermaster iGreen (replaced fan with ZM-F3-stock fan very noisy)
Optical Drive: LG GSA H6N SATAII DVD+RW+DL+RAM set in quiet mode.
Chassis: Antec SOLO
-Xigmatek HDT S1283 - Running passive (on CPU)
-Additional Memory heatspreaders
-Arctic Cooling AcceleroS1 on 8800GT(removed side plastic thingies)
-Thermalright HR-05 on Northbridge
-Akasa Amber 120mm fan + Zalman 5v resistor @ HDD bay.
-Foam layering for aesthetics on flooring and rear vent + dust filtering-NOT acoustic properties
-Acoustic damperning foam for 5'25 bay (hard to see)
-Ramsinks on the 8800GT's phases
-Rubber strips on the Akasa fan from TRUE
Since most of you are farmiliar with the appearance of the Antec SOLO, there wont be any pics of it.
Overall this PC is pretty much, inaudible at the appropriate settings. This is mainly thanks to the desk that I put it under, however that antec fan even at 5v is rather loud when I pull the PC out. I used to use a TRUE like many others here, but I found it impossible to mount it in the correct orientation.
Its funny, I cant actually hear the PC, but more like I can notice it.
Heres my backup, which isnt silent. Its somewhat quiet, but at load the PSU sorta gets a bit on the moderate side in terms of noise:
Processor: E2160 @ 2.4Ghz (266x9) Stock voltage
Memory: Kingston DDRII 667 5-5-5-15 (crappy OC'er)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA P31 DS3L
GPU: Powercolor X1950PRO Extreme 256MB, so called silent AcceleroX2 was bloody loud
HDD: Western Digital WD800 IDE 80GB
Optical Drives: LG GSA H6N DVD+RW+DL 18x
PSU: Some generic 530W... may change it, but voltages remain stable atm
Case: Generic Apex/Allied PC132 0.8mm SECC Chassis
-TRUE + 120mm Zalman ZMF3
-3x ZMF3 used in case (Intake, Outake, on AcceleroS1)
-AcceleroS1 on X1950PRO, removed plastic bits.
-Added more copper sinks to the VRMs.
-Added a fan voltage limiter (unseen, behind motherboard tray)
You guys must be wondering why im using the TRUE in this system instead. Answer is simple, the HDT S1283 > TRUE.
Anyway, please comment, I'd like advice on how to improve either of these systems in terms of the internals. Please enjoy!
Whos the guy whos the king of cable management here? I was looking around before and remember someone who stressed it a lot.