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 Post subject: Fanless Phenom II X3 720BE Radeon 5670 Silent Blu-ray HTPC
PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:03 am 
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This might look like a bunch of scattered pieces of metal but it is actuall the fanless heatpipe cooler for the CPU:
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Silverstone Nightjar 300W fanless PSU:
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Taming the Cables One by One:

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1TB Seagate 7200.12 HDD in SilenceBox which completely removes all noise and clicking sound:
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Everything in Place with Passive Radeon 5670:
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Heatpipe CPU cooler transports heat from the Phenom II X3 720 to the side of the case:
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It seems the flimsy ASUS aluminum heatsink ok the 5670 cant keep the card cool enough so I took it out and swapped it with a Zalman VF-1000 Copper cooler with the fan removed. Now the card idles at 70 degrees and shoots up to about 90C after a few hours of furmark:

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:01 am 
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Very nice. What case is that? Also, what are temps like on the CPU?

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Nice !
Any reason for the motherboard change between the pictures ?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 1:03 pm 
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The case is a Mcubed HFX Classic:

The reason why the motherboard is swapped is because the MSI has better cooling and chipset.

VFD in Place:
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Final Build in the living Room:
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Cooling Fins on the side of the case:
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:59 pm 
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frostedflakes wrote:
Very nice. What case is that? Also, what are temps like on the CPU?


The CPU idles around 45C and during load it goes up to 55ish.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:04 am 
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Purty. The case looks awesome. How much was the CPU heatpipe cooler?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:57 pm 
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A nice clean build, inside and out.

The SilenceBox looks interesting, but I'm wondering what the HDD temps are?

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NeelyCam wrote:
Purty. The case looks awesome. How much was the CPU heatpipe cooler?


I bought the case around $350 when the case was available through a canadian distributor.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:41 pm 
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frenchie wrote:
Nice !
Any reason for the motherboard change between the pictures ?


The MSI motherboard has better chipset cooling than the gigabyte..


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