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 Post subject: is my pc fairly silent?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2004 2:14 am 
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Im tryin to build a new pc, i wanna know if my pc is silent enuf for me to go to sleep :P, any suggestions on making it better is always appreciated

FSP 300W PSU (i got it already, pretty quiet)
AXP Barton 2500+ OC to 2.2
Abit NF7-S 2.0
Kingston 256mb DDR400 *2
Geforce Ti 4200 128mb (280/520)
WD 80Gb SATA 8mb buffer
Lite-On CDRW/DVD Combo SOHC-5232K Black (apparently loud)
or Samsung CD-RW/DVD 52x SM-352B
Chenbro Gaming Bomb Xpider Orange PC61166
Vantec AeroFlow for AMDXP + Vantec Stealth*2 case fans

thanks for the help


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2004 3:00 am 
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JUNK the vantec stuff.

If you have a little extra dough, slap a thermalright on that bad boy.

Replace the Stealths with Panaflo L1As (which seem to be the reigning champions) or other fans on the SPCR recommended lists.

Umm ditch the WD, get a Spin Point.

Go with the Samsung (This I gather from the people around here, I personally think that it doesnt matter...)

If you have any other questions about products, just go to the main page and look at the recommended items.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2004 3:26 am 
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Your not going to fall asleep with a Vantec AeroFlow.

Try a spire whisper rock or if you have the cash, the best is a thermalright heatsink with a panaflo fan.

I had an SLK-800 with a High-speed panaflo @ 5v. Giving a total 16db on a barton @ 3300mhz

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2004 4:53 am 
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try replacing the northbridge heatsink/fan with a Zalman NB23 or nb45

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2004 6:07 am 
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i cant find the samsung hdd, but i will try

for the cpu fan/hs, is aeroflow that loud? the thermalright is quite expensive, along with a fan, plus i cant find panaflo... (i live in taipei)

about the zalman nb hs, how much would it help?

how bout the zalman 7000a cu? that is quite expensive, if i buy that i would settle with the original case fan...


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2004 6:46 am 
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The hard drives matter a bunch in a true quiet system. I was in need for more storage (I had an 80gb Seagate IV as my C drive), so I purchased 2 other HD's that with rebates and coupons were great deals- a WD 800JB (for $20) and a Seagate 120gb ST3120026AS ($40).

The noise from these drives wasn't a problem until I replaced my Antec 430w with a Coolmax Taurus (totally silent- at 1 meter at least) and my Antec fans with undervolted TC-1's (3 of them in an Antec 180AMG case). It was at this point that the motor hum of the WD and the high pitched whine of the 26AS were totally annoying.

Fortunate for me, I was able to build a friends computer using both of the offending drives, picked up a Samsung to complement the Seagate IV and now the loudest part of my computer is the Zalman 7000AlCu at 1400 rpm.

ps- anyone have a quieter solution to the Zalman cooler?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2004 7:54 am 
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You could try decoupling the fan of the 7000 and/or replacing it.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2004 7:56 am 
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cruelsister wrote:
ps- anyone have a quieter solution to the Zalman cooler?

Yes, the Heatlane Zen.
http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=7746&highlight=heatlane+zen


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 Post subject: cant find samsung
PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2004 10:02 am 
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cruelsister wrote:
The hard drives matter a bunch in a true quiet system. I was in need for more storage (I had an 80gb Seagate IV as my C drive), so I purchased 2 other HD's that with rebates and coupons were great deals- a WD 800JB (for $20) and a Seagate 120gb ST3120026AS ($40).


i couldnt find samsung hdds in taipei, what other hdds do u recommend besides the spinpoint but is similiar to the WD 80G SATA drive?

I found the panaflo L1A fans now, and the SLK-900A thermalright hs

here's my idea now - SLK-900A with L1A, Seagate 80G ST380013AS, another panaflo L1A as system fan

plus the normal spec i had
FSP 300W PSU
AXP Barton 2500+ OC to 2.2
Geforce Ti 4200 128mb (280/520)

what do u guys think?


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Moved to the fancy new System Advice forum. :lol:

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