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by capecodbackup
Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Mini P180, 6850, Be quiet, Intel Core 2 Duo ...
Replies: 50
Views: 19136

Very nice machine! I almost went with the Mini 180, went solo at the last minute. Just knew I would not need the big fan :)

My build is viewtopic.php?t=57894

Silence is truly golden :)

Dave
by capecodbackup
Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: As promised, pics of new SOLO core i5 build...
Replies: 6
Views: 3837

Yeah, it is almost roomy in there :) And the cable management consisted of jamming the wires into the cages before the photo shoot. Never my strong point :)

I have to disassemble for the noctua fan if it ever arrives, so maybe then :)
by capecodbackup
Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: As promised, pics of new SOLO core i5 build...
Replies: 6
Views: 3837

Thanks. No electrical noise that I can tell. Not even going to try undervolting. No reason to. I MAY get some foam blocks to fill empty drive bays just on general principle to absorb and stray sound waves they possible can. I believe it will be an order of magnitude COOLER when my Noctua cooler come...
by capecodbackup
Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: As promised, pics of new SOLO core i5 build...
Replies: 6
Views: 3837

As promised, pics of new SOLO core i5 build...

GB Main board with USB 3 and HM 55 chipset, built in video. 4GB, Nexus R5300 PSU, stock Intel cooler for now. (Amazingly quiet, I am stunned) 1TB WD Black. Soon to be a Corsair NOVA SSD, I hope :) then it would for sure be TOO Silent :) External DVDrw for when I need it. Noctua case fan is so silent...
by capecodbackup
Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Solo resonating?
Replies: 4
Views: 937

I am hoping my Noctua cooler comes today! Then I will just have to steel my self to take my beloved computer apart :(
by capecodbackup
Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:12 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Help me please shut my PC up - any new silent but great
Replies: 3
Views: 794

I am using built in video, no cdrom drive, 1 hard drive so I wold not have to worry as mush about case temp, or system temp. I am using the stock Intel cooler for my i5-650 (another low heat chip 75 watts I think, as opposed to about 130 watts for a 920! Yikes!) until my Noctua 9B CPU cooler gets he...
by capecodbackup
Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:06 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Help me please shut my PC up - any new silent but great
Replies: 3
Views: 794

I am in love with my Noctua 120mm case fan. I ordered a CPU cooler by them but it is a 92mm fan. Should be all I need.

I am sure they have 120mm CPU fans. Dave
by capecodbackup
Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Solo resonating?
Replies: 4
Views: 937

I wonder if adding some dense foam blocks to the empty 5 1/4 bays would help? I have a solo, have not heard any noise yet, but I plan on adding blocks anyways. They are available at endpcnoise.com and some other places. I also took out the tri speed fan and mounted a Noctua silent fan with rubber gr...
by capecodbackup
Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: I never thought I would say these words.....
Replies: 5
Views: 2875

Well, OK, I promise they will be good ones. And I agree, never did get NASCAR.
by capecodbackup
Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: I never thought I would say these words.....
Replies: 5
Views: 2875

Camera is coming this week and photos will be up! Noctua CPU cooler has also not yet arrived. Dave
by capecodbackup
Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silent PC articles, publications and so forth for grad work
Replies: 11
Views: 6061

I cannot prove it, but I suspect that Dell and others have known quiet computers are better for a long time. Over the years, I noticed that Dell were the most popular among clients and people I knew, and also the quietest. At least for some models. Apple recently had publicized that they had applied...
by capecodbackup
Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New Nexus VCT-9000 CPU cooler
Replies: 5
Views: 1532

This is something different! Looks very interesting, nice job Nexus. Outside the box thinking.

I am hoping my just ordered Noctua 9 will do the job for me. if not, I may be looking at this one after a SPCR review :) Dave
by capecodbackup
Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Differences between these 650W PSU's?
Replies: 37
Views: 9218

I am completely satisfied with my Nexus R5300. Dead silent. Would recommend highly.

caveat: I have maybe not stressed it much, so the fan may not have spun up much at all. But, that was why I got this. I designed my system to be high speed but low cooling needs.

I wanted modular also.

Dave
by capecodbackup
Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:12 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: I never thought I would say these words.....
Replies: 5
Views: 2875

LOL! As soon as I get a camera I will take some sharp hi rez photos. Sold old one on ebay before I got a new one and then finances tumbled :(

This week I hope to have one.
by capecodbackup
Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: I never thought I would say these words.....
Replies: 5
Views: 2875

I never thought I would say these words.....

My computer is almost too quiet :) And that is even with the stock Intel cooler. I can only imagine how it will sound when I add the Noctua cooler. Photos as soon as I get a camera. Antec SOLO Gigabyte H55 USB3 board 4GB RAM Built in video. Nexus R5300 PSU Core i5-650 Noctua 120mm case fan. Mounted ...
by capecodbackup
Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: OK, I have my new build, am very excited...
Replies: 20
Views: 2868

those are excellent ideas. I decided to go with a Noctua 9 with one fan to try it. Depending on how it mounts, I MAY try it with only case fan. I REALLY like my Noctua case fan. WICKED SILENT.

So I figured I would try another of their products.
by capecodbackup
Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: NH-U9B SE2 for my new build?
Replies: 1
Views: 782

All looked good to me, so I went ahead and ordered one. Full report coming soon. I will have a digital camera buy next week.
by capecodbackup
Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: NH-U9B SE2 for my new build?
Replies: 1
Views: 782

NH-U9B SE2 for my new build?

I am in love with my new rig and want to get the right cooler. Currently, the stock Intel cooler is actually VERY quiet. But I did not set out for quiet, I set out for SILENT :) So, I am thinking of NH-U9B SE2 as my final cooler. I do not even think I will need more than one fan. I have a core i5-65...
by capecodbackup
Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: OK, I have my new build, am very excited...
Replies: 20
Views: 2868

No worries, your message came thru fine. the "lever" effect as you say makes me very nervous. That is why I was thinking Mini Ninja to begin with. And I wold never use something even that big unless it had a backplate. So, yes, it does have one. So, I am still not sure what I am getting. It is a har...
by capecodbackup
Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: OK, I have my new build, am very excited...
Replies: 20
Views: 2868

I am thinking Schythe mini Ninja or Noctua heatsink. If I get the right one, I will have a truly silent build, which is just what i wanted :) Oh yeah, FAST too :)
by capecodbackup
Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: OK, I have my new build, am very excited...
Replies: 20
Views: 2868

Amazing, booted on first try, just by placing my hard drive in, no reformat or anything. SWEET. SOLO case with noctua fan. STOCK cpu cooler, actually amazingly quiet. But maybe it has not been under load yet. Still, this puppy is very quiet. I will be taking my time to get a GOOD CPU cooler. I THINK...
by capecodbackup
Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: OK, I have my new build, am very excited...
Replies: 20
Views: 2868

Just because it has a back plate does not mean it is not heavy. I am going vertical, no choice there. I am not going to overclock, so I want the minimum than can do the job but with some serious wiggle room to make sure the CPU is cool.

Dave
by capecodbackup
Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: OK, I have my new build, am very excited...
Replies: 20
Views: 2868

Yes, I do not want a 2 pounder :) I was wondering about a Mini Ninja???
by capecodbackup
Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Seeking a replacement for an Original Antec Sonata
Replies: 6
Views: 1570

Have a look at this sweet case...

WOW, I had not seen the Fractal case mentioned here before. NICE CASE!

http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=product&prod=32
by capecodbackup
Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: case + psu combo
Replies: 3
Views: 1300

WOW, I had not seen the Fractal case mentioned here before. NICE CASE!

http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=product&prod=32

Almost sorry I got the SOLO. I like the feet on the Fractal!
by capecodbackup
Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: no more b/s what is the most silent case[?]
Replies: 29
Views: 4377

I believe they are the same. I tested mine and it is as silent as I have ever heard, or in this case not heard, any PSU ever. Of course I did not have it under load. I do not actually expect it to be under serious load most of the time. We shall see. For me, computers and life itself both seem to be...
by capecodbackup
Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: no more b/s what is the most silent case[?]
Replies: 29
Views: 4377

Great minds think alike... I ended up with the SOLO and the Nexus R5300 as it is modular and less wires equals more air flow :) I hope!
by capecodbackup
Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any experience with this case COOLER MASTER SILEO 500
Replies: 8
Views: 1582

Thanks. I am very excited now. I came so close to getting the Seasonic. I think they are both excellent PSU's.
by capecodbackup
Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is NH-U12P overkill for this build?
Replies: 2
Views: 794

Hmmm, I might think you could use it passively on that chip???
by capecodbackup
Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any experience with this case COOLER MASTER SILEO 500
Replies: 8
Views: 1582

thanks. Appreciate the solid info. I have pulled the plug on the SOLO and it will be arriving this week! Worst case, I can change cases:) But I think I will be able to make it fast and quiet. Dave