It is currently Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:15 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: silent 939 mobos - nForce4 fans
PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2004 12:25 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2004 11:40 am
Posts: 4
I am trying to rig up a silent system.
- amd64 winchester 3200
- a not too expensive passive PCIe graphics card (maybe GigaByte GV-RX70P128D, Radeon X700 Pro) (Maybe in some years I will switch to a better one, which actually NEEDS PCIe..)
- no case fans, instead a powerful thermalright xp120 or xp90 which sucks in cool air (the casing gets a big hole above the cpu cooler)
- a silent but windy power supply which blows the hot air out again (I hope this works well enough)
- one IDE HD (Samsug SP1614N) (Maybe in some years, when people will use optical drives or whatever. I will change it to a SATA high speed thing...)

What I need now is a good mobo to put everything together. I waited for the nforce4 ultra, but unfortunatly, as you may have noticed, all boards have this ugly onboard fans. 150 Euros for silent power and cpu cooling - all this to hear a nforce fan screaming at the end? Certainly not.
Yes, maybe someone can exchange the fans with heatsinks. But it seems nowbody has done it yet - or still has a working PC to report his experiments ;-) And I haven't found any decibel or Sone tests of the new mobos anywhere. Most Silent-PC sites still test with 754 sockets anyway. So any recomendations? Should I take a k8T890 board?

I do NOT need SLI, wireless LAN and overclocking tools.
I want onboard LAN, good onboard sound, PCie, SATA, USB2, FireWire.
I want it stable.
And I want it now! :-)

Thanks for any advice!
Godot


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2004 12:29 pm 
Offline
Friend of SPCR

Joined: Wed Oct 30, 2002 10:44 am
Posts: 65
Location: Charlotte, NC USA - Go Panthers!
The Chaintech Nforce 4 Ultra motherboard doesn't have a fan. If you're in the US, you can buy it at newegg.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2004 1:33 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2004 11:40 am
Posts: 4
ChrisH wrote:
The Chaintech Nforce 4 Ultra motherboard doesn't have a fan. If you're in the US, you can buy it at newegg.

You are right! The VNF4 cools it passively! Here are two pictures. (the second one is called VNF4/Ultra ZENITH VE and shows quite a different layout. Look at the ram...)
http://www.hardwareluxx.de/andreas/News/NF4Launch06.jpg
http://www.chaintechusa.com/tw/images/P ... ltra_L.jpg

Unfortunatly they missed to include firewire. Up to 10 USB connectors, but no fw. How could they! Yes, USB2 is fast, but video capturing is still done (only*) by fw!

But thank's for the tip. Passively cooled nforce4 is comming - to the US at least.
Maybe I will take the old ASUS A8V Deluxe like NamJangNamJa...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 5:08 am 
Offline
Friend of SPCR

Joined: Wed Oct 30, 2002 10:44 am
Posts: 65
Location: Charlotte, NC USA - Go Panthers!
I've never done this before, but here goes.

Welcome to SPCR!

It has to be big and blue. Those are the rules. I think I did it correctly.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 5:32 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2003 11:22 pm
Posts: 79
Location: Central Florida
D'oh! I was seriously considering buying Chaintech VNF4 Ultra, and they don't have 1394/Firewire?!?!! Hrmm...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: ...but it does have nVidia *sound*
PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 9:53 am 
Offline
Moderator

Joined: Mon Dec 09, 2002 7:11 pm
Posts: 7368
Location: Maynard, MA, Eaarth
Hello:

NamJangNamJa wrote:
D'oh! I was seriously considering buying Chaintech VNF4 Ultra, and they don't have 1394/Firewire?!?!! Hrmm...


No, it doesn't -- but it does have nVidia 7.1 sound! Actually my biggest nit pick is the location of the power plugs! :? So, yes you would probably have to buy a PCI card and actually use *one* of 'em...

BTW, what are the two really short (PCI-E?) slots for? And to confirm what I think I have gleaned about PCI-E: is the top-most long slot used for the (main) video?

_________________
Sincerely, Neil
http://neilblanchard.blogspot.com/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 10:00 am 
Offline
SPCR Reviewer

Joined: Thu Dec 11, 2003 9:53 pm
Posts: 2696
Location: Scarsdale, NY
The long PCI-Express slot is for 16X PCI-Ex cards, right now the only ones are graphics cards. The short ones are 1X for PCI-Express sound cards, drive controllers etc.

-Ed

_________________
Contributing Writer, SPCR
NgTechnik

Want something reviewed? Help us get samples!
Donate for Patron or Friend Status!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group