Overclocked and quiet
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Author:  Elite [ Wed Sep 24, 2003 1:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Overclocked and quiet

For my first post I present what I feel is a good balance between noise and performance:

Intel Pentium 4 2400MHz @ 3000MHz | MSI 865PE Neo2-FISR | 1024 MB of Mushkin PC3200 Blue | Asus 8420 (Geforce4 Ti 4200) | Seagate 7200.7 SATA 8MB 80 GB | Samsung SP80 80 GB | Audigy2 | Windows XP Pro

CPU-The [email protected] is cooled by a Zalman AlCu 7000 at the lowest setting.

Fans-The top rear fan is off, it's just there to cover the ugly hole.

The bottom is an old Antec sleeve bearing, attached to a FanMate 1 by threading the wires out through a little notch in the nearest slot cover and then back in.

The chipset fan is obnoxious, but with a third FanMate it's down to an inaudible level. The small heatsink means I can't ditch it totally.

Cooling the drives is an adjustable Enermax, down all the way.

Drives-2 quiet ones, not much to say.

Power Supply- Vantec Ion 400W. Not the last word in silence but for $55 I can't complain. Low, medium and Auto(loudest) settings for both 80mm fans. On medium it's very quiet. I also should mention the excellent connectors, they have an almost soft texture which makes them easy to install/remove while also being secure.

Video card-Cooled by the usual Zalman and clocked way up to Ti 4600 levels.

Case-Enermax. Superb case, almost totally toolless. The drive rails are a godsend, but they are plastic so active cooling is needed as they effectively insulate the drives.


Author:  Zyzzyx [ Wed Sep 24, 2003 1:42 pm ]
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Mmm... very nice.

And I like the cablegami too!!

Author:  Jan Kivar [ Thu Sep 25, 2003 3:09 am ]
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Looks very neat. I just saw the same pic at SR, do You post there too (nick is different)? Or has someone ripped your pic?



Author:  Elite [ Thu Sep 25, 2003 3:29 am ]
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Jan Kivar wrote:
Looks very neat. I just saw the same pic at SR, do You post there too (nick is different)?

Shhh...that's supposed to be a secret. :D

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