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 Post subject: Virtually Silent 4.2TB Media PC.
PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:01 pm 
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This is the lastest incarnation of my Media PC, I keep upgrading it to keep pace with my storage needs and my changing usage habits.

System Spec:
AMD Athlon II X2 260u (25W TDP) processor.
Thermaltake Sonic Tower passive CPU cooler.
Thermalright Customized AM2 RM (Rev.B) retention bracket.
MSI 890GXM-G65 mATX motherboard.
Kingston DDR3-1333 4GB Value RAM Kit. (Running Undervolted @ 1066Mhz)
OCZ Onyx 32GB SATA2 SSD. (Boot & App. drive, eliminated Windows disk trash)
Western Digital WD15EARS 1.5TB Green Drives. (4x in RAID-5)
Modified Hard Drive Cage form Coolermaster Storm Scout case.
LG GSA-H12N IDE DVD-Writer. (Region Free Firmware Hacked)
DAIKO CR05D Multicard Reader.
Themaltake 450watt PSU. (Fan grill removed, Fan replaced with Scythe S-FLEX SFF21D 800rpm FAN, customed wiring lumb)
Procase CS5218 mATX Case (customed wiring lumb).
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.

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System without motherbaord installed.

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How the sytem looked before custom PSU wiring lumb and switch to the onboard RAID controller.

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The loudest thing as always is the DVD-Writer, but you only hear the disc seek on boot and then it's silent unless I'm watching a DVD and then it's very quiet, noisy reading & writing data but. (I'm thinking of filling the space above it, and bay below it with AcoustiPack EXTRA foam blocks.)


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 Post subject: Re: Virtually Silent 4.2TB Media PC.
PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:55 pm 
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Very impressive, How did you mount that Hard Drive Cage?

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 Post subject: Re: Virtually Silent 4.2TB Media PC.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:43 am 
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KyonCoraeL wrote:
Very impressive, How did you mount that Hard Drive Cage?

It's just riveted to the bottom of the case, I used the original mounting holes from where it was riveted in the CM Storm Scout case, I just had to make a few measurement and drill four holes in the bottom of the case for the rivets. It's not mounted at the top in any way, so it flexs a bit until hard drives are installed then it's solid. I also had to use a dremel to remove some bits to clear rivets on the case, but the hardest part was getting it out of the damaged donor case in the first place.


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