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by capecodbackup
Mon May 19, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Corsair 250D MiniITX - Spacious - Silent
Replies: 21
Views: 15555

Re: Corsair 250D MiniITX - Spacious - Silent

quest_for_silence wrote:
capecodbackup wrote:One of the few that meets all my criteria. Small. Cool. Silent. Powerful.


"Small"?
Well, kind of small :) Definitely not micro sized, like say the Intel NUC.
by capecodbackup
Mon May 19, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Corsair 250D MiniITX - Spacious - Silent
Replies: 21
Views: 15555

Re: Corsair 250D MiniITX - Spacious - Silent

Congrats. That is one seriously awesome build. One of the few that meets all my criteria. Small. Cool. Silent. Powerful.

Nicely done.
by capecodbackup
Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: This may be the Holy Grail of silence
Replies: 37
Views: 28664

Re: This may be the Holy Grail of silence

I went ahead and sprung for an i7 2.3Ghz Mac Mini. I am extremely happy with the silence. I have light bulbs that make more noise! That said, I do not do much with it and I also use fan control software because I think it runs too hot if left to Apple's devices. This little machine, with 16GB Ram an...
by capecodbackup
Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: BRIX: Gigabyte's NUC equivalent?
Replies: 5
Views: 6552

Re: BRIX: Gigabyte's NUC equivalent?

I am very interested in how silent this is. Also, there are a few cases being made by third parties for this new "NUC" sized mainboard. Forget who, Silverstone maybe?

I want the 65 watt Haswell version :)
by capecodbackup
Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: This may be the Holy Grail of silence
Replies: 37
Views: 28664

Re: This may be the Holy Grail of silence

It is not removable but there is a version supposed to come out next month with i5.

I am looking for a desktop (power desktop) replacement, so no Atom for me!
by capecodbackup
Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: This may be the Holy Grail of silence
Replies: 37
Views: 28664

!

http://www.geek.com/articles/chips/tran ... -20130129/

Yes, that does look awesome. Will it run the i5 though? Time will tell all here. Which will run cooler? Fan or no fan? That is always the question here at SilentPCreview!
by capecodbackup
Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: This may be the Holy Grail of silence
Replies: 37
Views: 28664

Re: This may be the Holy Grail of silence

That is the one I saw. SilverStone is correct. Looks awesome. Stock case has a fan too. But still had heat issues. At least one of the versions did.
by capecodbackup
Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: This may be the Holy Grail of silence
Replies: 37
Views: 28664

Re: This may be the Holy Grail of silence

Last I heard was that a new version with USB 3 was coming in April. Hopefully they have solved any and all heat issues by then too :) Its always about the heat. There have been some excellent after market cases for it, do not have links at this time. I think one was Lian-Li.
by capecodbackup
Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Soundless and powerful Streacom FC5-based system
Replies: 5
Views: 7505

Re: Soundless and powerful Streacom FC5-based system

Very nice build. Congrats!
by capecodbackup
Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: This may be the Holy Grail of silence
Replies: 37
Views: 28664

Re: This may be the Holy Grail of silence

I am not sure that it is as I have not seen/used one.

A. It is SMALL.

B. Which is really A, it is cool according to specs.

C. It takes advantage of the brand new Intel mainboard.

D. They say a Core i5 is coming, which would give it very excellent power.
by capecodbackup
Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: This may be the Holy Grail of silence
Replies: 37
Views: 28664

Re: This may be the Holy Grail of silence

Good to know there are at least two of us left :)
by capecodbackup
Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: This may be the Holy Grail of silence
Replies: 37
Views: 28664

Re: This may be the Holy Grail of silence

Excellent point. I was just reading about that. And must say that the possibility of that occurred to me when I first saw the layout. Too may chips in too small an area equals overheating. I could circumvent that easily as I like to use Ethernet. May be the last person who does :)
by capecodbackup
Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: This may be the Holy Grail of silence
Replies: 37
Views: 28664

This may be the Holy Grail of silence

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Tranqu ... 20731.html

I am very interesting in this. If it was a core i5 I would not even hesitate.

I may be building this just to have silence and small and fairly powerful all in the same space :)
by capecodbackup
Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:04 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Streacom FC-8 Evo Quiet build
Replies: 4
Views: 3273

Re: Streacom FC-8 Evo Quiet build

Holy smokes! It looks like someone has finally built my dream silent PC. Nice work. So that is an i7 with a passive cooler. Wow. I would only be using that, with built in video like you, and a 512GB SSD I already have. I also would use a Noctua fan as I like them and they are silent. 2 questions: 1....
by capecodbackup
Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Lian Li PC-A04
Replies: 34
Views: 30710

Re: Silent Lian Li PC-A04

Really nice machine! Thanks for sharing. Great pics.
by capecodbackup
Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: LianLI PC-S80 a no-go for silent&liquid Cooling?
Replies: 8
Views: 1986

Re: LianLI PC-S80 a no-go for silent&liquid Cooling?

Bitfenix Prodigy has room for cooler.
by capecodbackup
Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Near-Silent mITX SG07 w/ Acoustipack, HR-02, GUP Smart Drive
Replies: 13
Views: 14346

Re: Near-Silent mITX SG07 w/ Acoustipack, HR-02, GUP Smart D

Very nice! I was thinking of that board in a silverstone case, the SG 08 I think it is. Xeon CPU is interesting. It fits a "real" ATX PSU, super! I happen to have a very nice spare PSU. I do not put CDrom's in anymore so that would be good for airflow I think. I also would only have a single SSD in ...
by capecodbackup
Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Does SPCR seem way too obsessive compulsive about noise?
Replies: 77
Views: 47638

Re:

Why would anyone willingly accept stress inducers, i.e. sources of extra noise, into their home when it can as easily be avoided with a modest investment of effort and money? Only fools, only fools... People didn't ask to have the noise of the modern world, it got pushed on everyone little by littl...
by capecodbackup
Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: If Intel would make the NUC a few inches taller...
Replies: 2
Views: 3312

Re: If Intel would make the NUC a few inches taller...

Nice little project. Congrats! I just like a small, quiet yet super fast computer that has a huge thermal envelope so I do not have to worry about heat ever no matter what. I am very curious to see what other companies do with this form factor. Lately I have been pondering this: http://www.silversto...
by capecodbackup
Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need suggestions for Silent MiniITX case
Replies: 7
Views: 5569

Re: Need suggestions for Silent MiniITX case

I am seriously considering http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.p ... 17&area=en

I can use my own very quiet PSU.

And good room for a nice Noctua CPU cooler.
by capecodbackup
Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: If Intel would make the NUC a few inches taller...
Replies: 2
Views: 3312

If Intel would make the NUC a few inches taller...

and put an i5 in it, I would add a nice Noctua fan and have the PERFECT computer. Also just big enough for a 2.5 SSD so one would have more options. It would still be the smallest computer around :)

Small, quiet, powerful. A man can dream :)
by capecodbackup
Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another Solo Build
Replies: 23
Views: 7281

Re: Another Solo Build

If you want quiet, an SSD will be your best friend. really. It is amazing.
by capecodbackup
Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo a decent case ?
Replies: 18
Views: 4635

I have never ever regretted my Antec Solo case and I agonized for weeks over what case.

http://picasaweb.google.com/capedave.bell/NewHeatSink#

I love it!
by capecodbackup
Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Solo build (Q9450, X-400, AC S1)
Replies: 3
Views: 3222

I have a similar setup with same case. I put the HD outside for backup and SSD inside 120GB. So silent I truly feel like th4re is no need whatsoever for further energy spent on silencing. I have found the holy grail. One Noctua CPU fan and one Noctua case fan and the P{SU fan hardly ever comes on. M...
by capecodbackup
Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another Solo Build
Replies: 23
Views: 7281

Nicely done! I have the same case and am completely in love with it 7 months later. So freaking quiet I can barely stand it :)

the key is my SSD. Could never go back. Ever.

too bad most just have no idea how cool a quiet computer is.
by capecodbackup
Wed May 19, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Ever ship a PC with a tower heatsink?
Replies: 15
Views: 4429

I am a nut. I would manage to have someone install the heatsink onsite af5ter shipping :)
by capecodbackup
Sun May 02, 2010 7:44 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Windowed P180 Mini [Q6600 + R5770 + 2.6TB storage]
Replies: 36
Views: 24033

Oh yeah, now THAT is getting to be a super serious SILENT machine! Nice job!
by capecodbackup
Sat May 01, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HDD Reliability - Best Buys? Musts to Avoid?
Replies: 14
Views: 4475

I have always used this philosophy. Good to see someone finally put it into words :) "Always research your drives to know the number of platters More platters gives you more heat, power draw, noise, susceptibility to shock damage, a generally less reliable drive overall. Buy 1 platter or 2 platter d...
by capecodbackup
Sat May 01, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Windowed P180 Mini [Q6600 + R5770 + 2.6TB storage]
Replies: 36
Views: 24033

Your life will get real good and real quiet when you replace that Intel Crap Cooler. They really suck bigtime.

I ended up with a Noctua 9B but there are plenty that would be fine.
by capecodbackup
Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:25 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Update on my solo build...
Replies: 5
Views: 2639

It is a GigaByte board H55M USB3 with 4GB RAM, Core i-650 chip and I use the built in graphics that come with that board and chip combo. Antec SOLO case, Black. I use a Corsair 128GB SSD and currently my CDROM drive is external. It really has exceeded my expectations. Of course, I have Windows 7 64 ...