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 Post subject: Which Aopen for cool n quiet?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2004 4:29 pm 

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Hi everyone. I've been looking for a new small rig lately after ditching another shuttle due to problems. I've heard that the Aopen EZ series make excellent silent PCs and was thinking of giving one a try. The setup I have thought of is the following:

Suspended Samsung Spinpoint
512MB PC2100 RAM
Pioneer DVR-107 DVD writer
Shuttle internal card reader
Geforce 5200FX fanless

I already own the above components, which brings me to my question:

With everything stated above, which would be the coolest and quietest running at stock? The EZ65 with a P4-2.0 Northwood or the EZ18 with an XP-M 2400+? Price is almost the same so it does not pose a problem. Also, which is more undervoltable/easier to quieten without mods?

I would appreciate all options, even if they don't represent any of the two rigs above. I was thinking of getting an MII mini-itx but don't know whether it is powerful enough (with a pci 5200, would it run warcraft3 ok?). Thanks for all the replies.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:46 pm 
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Location: Berkeley, CA
I'll have the AOpen EZ65 by this weekend (hopefully). I'll let you know.


Unknown CPU
2x512 PC3200
Generic Optical Drive
GeForce2 MX400, memory heatsinks
Heatsinks on both NB and SB (passive)

I'm not sure what I'll use as the CPU. Currently I have nothing, but hopefully I'll have a 2.4C, which I've heard to run the coolest.

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