It is currently Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:26 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: system advice: stock intel cooler, P150 vs TJ08-E?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:02 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:09 am
Posts: 2
thinking of converting a current P150 box into a home server - a couple of questions:

1. I was eyeing a smaller box like the TJ08-E. However, the P150 is well built (even if some of the plastic bits are falling off...) and quiet, and holds a lot of drives. I'll probably be running something low power-ish (Sandy bridge 2500k stock speeds, low power ATi 7750 video card since I got a P67 motherboard, and i figure this is easier than getting a H67 motherboard and pulling processors/memory in order to use the HD3000).

2. How quiet is the intel stock cooler? If I am running everything stock, in theory, I don't expect to need a huge amount of cooling from something like the Big Shuriken or the Noctua L12?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: system advice: stock intel cooler, P150 vs TJ08-E?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:45 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jul 10, 2004 12:24 pm
Posts: 220
Location: US
Why in the world would you need an i5-2500k and a 7750 GPU in a home file server??? Many people are using all-in-one Intel Atom or AMD Zacate motherboards for under $100 in their small file servers.

_________________
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-M PRO CPU: Intel i5-3750K CPU Cooler: Scythe Mugen 3 Rev.B Memory: G.Skill Ares DDR3 1600 16 GB
Boot Drive: Samsung 830 SSD 128 GB Work Drive: WDC WD1001FALS 1 TB 7200 RPM Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB DVD-RW
Case: Fractal Design Define Mini Fans: 2 x FD 120mm front, Scythe 120mm PWM rear Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 620


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: system advice: stock intel cooler, P150 vs TJ08-E?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:29 pm 
Offline
Friend of SPCR

Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:41 am
Posts: 708
Location: Denmark
Though I don't have any experience with Intel stock coolers, I think it's very unlikely that you'll find the stock cooler quiet during idle. But again, quietness is subjective. I assume that you won't be pushing the CPU since it will be used for a home server. So even a very cheap Arctic Cooling Alpine 11 will do. (They cost 10-15 USD, there are three versions: GT (low-end), standard, and pro (high-end)=. Their thermal performance is only compared to stock coolers, but they are MUCH quieter. I can't hear mine spinning at about 6-700 rpm (they can be run at 500 rpm), and my system is inaudible (see my signature)

_________________
Cooler Master Elite 341, Athlon II X3 425, Radeon 5750 (passive, fan zip-tied on), Crucial M4 64 GB.
Cooling: AC Alpine 64 Pro, rear exhaust Scythe Slipstream 800 rpm @ ~5 V


"SSD's: The difference between a casual jogger and a dog chasing a ball"


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 1 guest


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