It is currently Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:55 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Need feedback : Define Mini or Temjin TJ08-E ?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:04 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:54 am
Posts: 3
Hi everyone,

I want to build a very silent NAS. I have a fanless motherboard (ASUS AT3IONT), 3 HDD for storage and a CF card for system.

Now I have to choose a small case, but I hesitate between : Fractal Define Mini and Temjin TJ086E (or maybe another one)

The TJ08 seems good but I read that the front fan is not very quiet. Is it safe to turn it off or does an alternative exists ?
The fractal looks great about noise, but it is huge compared to the TJ08.

Any advice / feedback / propostion ?

thanks !


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Need feedback : Define Mini or Temjin TJ08-E ?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:55 am 
Offline
Friend of SPCR

Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:41 am
Posts: 708
Location: Denmark
Since you're using a mini-ITX board, why not go for a mini-ITX cases with room for your three harddrives?

Lian Li PC-Q08
Lian LI PC-Q18
Fractal Design Node 304
Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced
Bitfenix Prodigy (though this case is a bit big for a mini-ITX cases.)

If you don't want an ITX case but prefer a mATX case than also consider the Silverstone Precision PS07. It's the same as the Temjin TJ08-E, only cheaper, has two 120 mm fans instead of the 180 mm fan, and the thermal performance is worse. But that won't be a problem for you setup.

_________________
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  
 
 Post subject: Re: Need feedback : Define Mini or Temjin TJ08-E ?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:10 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2005 6:10 am
Posts: 371
Why does noise matter? Can't you put it into a place where you won't hear it?

What about this Sharkoon? It's cheap and not that big.

http://www.sharkoon.com/?q=en/content/ms120


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Need feedback : Define Mini or Temjin TJ08-E ?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:19 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:54 am
Posts: 3
kuzzia wrote:
Since you're using a mini-ITX board, why not go for a mini-ITX cases with room for your three harddrives?

Lian Li PC-Q08
Lian LI PC-Q18
Fractal Design Node 304
Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced
Bitfenix Prodigy (though this case is a bit big for a mini-ITX cases.)

If you don't want an ITX case but prefer a mATX case than also consider the Silverstone Precision PS07. It's the same as the Temjin TJ08-E, only cheaper, has two 120 mm fans instead of the 180 mm fan, and the thermal performance is worse. But that won't be a problem for you setup.


Lian Li are a bit expensive.
The node 304 looks good but is not yet available but i should wait to read some review about it!
For the last two, i have some doubt about their quiet capabilities...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Need feedback : Define Mini or Temjin TJ08-E ?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:22 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:54 am
Posts: 3
Olaf van der Spek wrote:
Why does noise matter? Can't you put it into a place where you won't hear it?


That's the point.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Need feedback : Define Mini or Temjin TJ08-E ?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:57 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Aug 05, 2005 3:29 am
Posts: 1220
Location: UK
The Sharkoon MS120 (and MS140) are variants of the Fractal Design Core 1000.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Need feedback : Define Mini or Temjin TJ08-E ?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:59 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon May 16, 2011 11:23 am
Posts: 676
Location: Germany
lodestar wrote:
The Sharkoon MS120 (and MS140) are variants of the Fractal Design Core 1000.

And the fractal is a clone of the Aerocool QS200.


If you want your hdds suspendend, you'll need a bigger case. And running 3 unsuspended hdds without noticeable vibrations will be a challenge for most cases.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Need feedback : Define Mini or Temjin TJ08-E ?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:42 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:45 am
Posts: 524
Location: 128.0.0.1
Olaf van der Spek wrote:
Why does noise matter?


Erm, consider the name of this website :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 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