About a year ago I built a PC that was meant to be silent in a small form factor case.
It was actually based on this very system from an article in SPCR
Well, it overheated, so now I am going to build a new PC....
I am salvaging bits from the SFF pc, the bits are
Sythe Shuriken heatsink
DDR 2 RAM
Fanless Graphics card (I believe this caused the system to overheat)
The CPU I currently am using in the SFF system is a AMD Athlon 64 5050e 45W.
For the new build I am going to get a CPU and motherboard.
I am going for the Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/produc ... id=3447#ov
as this takes DDR2, has firewire and is mATX.
My questions are:
If I get a AMD Athlon X2 260 3.2 GHz, 65W..... if I use the Scythe Shuriken will I still get a really low RPM fan speed (800 rpm) that I got with the 45W CPU, and will it be cool still?
Also the motherboard is AM2+ DDR2, will the AMD Athlon X2 260 work fine with this?
Thanks for help