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 Post subject: Quiet light gaming rig
PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:09 am 

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I just ordered parts for a partial rebuild of my current rig! Right now I have an AMD 5800k APU, 8 gigs of ram, pico psu 160xt with a 192 watt power brick, a 64GB SSD, and a 2.5" 1TB hard drive. After doing some PS3 gaming, I realized I simply cannot stand controllers for FPS games. GTAV is great, but shooters are desperately bad. Thus, I'm looking to give my current PC with an AMD 5800k APU a bit more juice.

The premise and criteria of the build is...
-Light to medium gaming
-As quiet as possible
-Compact/portable (I'm moving 4 times for work in the next 2 years)

Here are the parts I ordered:

HIS HD 7750 fanless 1GB memory ... 6814161417

Lian Li PC-TU200B Mini-ITX case ... 6811112348

Silverstone HE02 Fanless CPU cooler ... 6835220055

Noctua NF-P14 FLX 140mm fan ... 6835608017

I ran a HD 6670 w/ a fan to try in my current system (returning right now, it overheats with the case panel on). I played Bad Company 2 on medium setting for over an hour without my computer doing as much as hiccuping, so the system should be able to power the less power hungry HD 7750.

I am planning to run the new Lian Li case without the hard drive cage, and just velcro my two 2.5" drivers to the inside. This, along with not running an ATX powersupply, should free up enough room for the truly massive HS02 cooler. Below is a picture of truly how big the heatsink is...


So with no real powersupply, fanless CPU cooler, and fanless graphics card, the entire system is cooled by a single 140mm Noctua fan, which should bring it to as close as absolutely silent as possible for this build.

I'm very excited for the parts to come, and I'll use this thread as a build log!

Also, this site provided a lot of useful reviews and threads during my research, thank you all for running such a great forum!

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