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by capecodbackup
Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is NH-U12P overkill for this build?
Replies: 2
Views: 791

Is NH-U12P overkill for this build?

Antec Solo case Nexus R5300 PSU GIGABYTE GA-H55M-USB3 Core i5-650 with built in video CPU cooler, not sure which one. Noctua case fan 4GB RAM 1TB WD BLACK drive 32mb cache. Existing. I am looking for a good cooler as QUIET is of extreme importance here. I would even like to try semi passive with jus...
by capecodbackup
Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: OK, I have my new build, am very excited...
Replies: 20
Views: 2851

The saga has ended. I have ordered the SOLO. Which pretty much means that tomorrow Antec is going to announce their newest case :)
by capecodbackup
Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Questions about Antec Mini P-180....
Replies: 6
Views: 1238

thanks for the excellent suggestions. I must admit there are some tempting cases here: http://www.lian-li.com.tw/v2/en/product/product04.php?cl_index=1&sc_index=25&ss_index=63 I am still leaning towards the SOLO. I have this feeling Antec will be soon coming out with a kick ass case that I will actu...
by capecodbackup
Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Questions about Antec Mini P-180....
Replies: 6
Views: 1238

Got it. Thanks. I knew someone would have the answer :) I have a factor that actually no others may have to recon with. My cat likes to hang on top of my computer which I keep on the desk. An important factor in my decision that others may never have is will my cat be reasonable comfortable like she...
by capecodbackup
Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: no more b/s what is the most silent case[?]
Replies: 29
Views: 4358

Amen to a SOLO refresh. Silicone feet also. regardless, I may very well be going with the SOLO. Or the Mini P-180. Talk about a tough choice.
by capecodbackup
Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Questions about Antec Mini P-180....
Replies: 6
Views: 1238

Questions about Antec Mini P-180....

this looks like an extremely well built/designed case. With QUIET in mind too. I have 2 questions: 1. Has anyone removed or blocked off the top fan? And how? For my modest build I really think i will not need that fan. 2. Will my brand new Nexus R5300 PSU work in it? It has the large fan on top or b...
by capecodbackup
Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: no more b/s what is the most silent case[?]
Replies: 29
Views: 4358

Yes, the MB has ESATA, However, I would prefer it on the front, as I will never use firewire. I was thinking of the Seasonic 650 as well. I ended up with the Nexus R5300. I think I saved a little money. I have space requirements, so need a smaller case than the P-183. Otherwise I am sure I would hav...
by capecodbackup
Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: no more b/s what is the most silent case[?]
Replies: 29
Views: 4358

My search has also brought me to the Antec SOLO as the best solution for now. I get the feeling there are going to be a FEW new cases coming out this year. Seems most of the decent ones out are 4-5 years old.

Hopefully, some will raise the quiet bar :)
by capecodbackup
Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: OK, I have my new build, am very excited...
Replies: 20
Views: 2851

Yes, I purposely got a low TDP CPU. In this case the 15-650 :) That way I do not have to get one of those six pound coolers that needs to be reinforced with cement and steel :) Those things scare me. Cat jumps on computer, it wiggles a little bit and BOOM, heatsink breaks mainboard. There is ONE Ant...
by capecodbackup
Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: OK, I have my new build, am very excited...
Replies: 20
Views: 2851

Well, it is my current drive and i love it. Fast, and noise is a non issue and I expect it to be even less of a non issue with a suspended or grommeted install. Of all noise, some seeking has bothered me the least of all. I truly HATE a loud WHINE like a 15K drive. Maybe I juts got lucky but this is...
by capecodbackup
Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: OK, I have my new build, am very excited...
Replies: 20
Views: 2851

I am very close to ordering an Antec SOLO for $90 on ebay. then I will just need RAM and be ready to go. Well, as soon as the parts get here.

Still stuck on a CPU cooler. Noctua, but not sure which one.
by capecodbackup
Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: no more b/s what is the most silent case[?]
Replies: 29
Views: 4358

I suppose nyhcbri is talking about a system with fans out of the box installed, and all other components wouldn't count. The question could be expanded: 1. The quietest case with all stock fans at full/minimum speed 2. The quietest case with 2 reference fans at full/minimum speed 3. The quietest ca...
by capecodbackup
Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any experience with this case COOLER MASTER SILEO 500
Replies: 8
Views: 1566

I have revisited the Antec site and the SOLO is on the short list at this time. I think I prefer the designer series, I forget why. Many of them are so similar.

And I would REALLY prefer to get one with no PSU like the SOLO.
by capecodbackup
Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: OK, I have my new build, am very excited...
Replies: 20
Views: 2851

Yes, as well as fast and quiet, I want cool too. that is why the built in video and the low TDP chip.

the case is the only thing I am not sure about.
by capecodbackup
Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: no more b/s what is the most silent case
Replies: 2
Views: 694

this is what I ended up with.... Figures the case is unavailable :)

viewtopic.php?t=57580

If the darn case had esata on the front instead of firewire it would be perfect. I'll stick my gum in the firewire port :)
by capecodbackup
Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: OK, I have my new build, am very excited...
Replies: 20
Views: 2851

OK, I have my new build, am very excited...

Antec Solo Designer 500 case Nexus R5300 PSU GIGABYTE GA-H55M-USB3 Core i5-650 with built in video Noctua CPU cooler, not sure which one. Possible Noctua case fan Appropriate RAM, 4-8GB I am really excited. I think I have considered all things and that with minimal tweaking, this will be one fast an...
by capecodbackup
Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any experience with this case COOLER MASTER SILEO 500
Replies: 8
Views: 1566

Yes, I hate chemical smell, good warning, thanks. I too am looking for quiet out of the box. Sonata? Which one? Sonata 500? For a long time I thought Antec Mini P-180, but that 200mm on top is unnecessary for me and creates unnecessary noise. If it came with that as an OPTION and I did not have to j...
by capecodbackup
Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any experience with this case COOLER MASTER SILEO 500
Replies: 8
Views: 1566

Any experience with this case COOLER MASTER SILEO 500

It seems like it might suit my new build, but I would like to hear from my fellow quiet seekers. Thanks, Dave

I have a Nexus R5300 PSU to start!

Obviously, I would try to get this case without the PSU if I end up going with it.
by capecodbackup
Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: This is my super quiet, almost silent build, any thoughts?
Replies: 9
Views: 1973

I am now also considering this case...

http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=5843

I wish it did not come with a PSU as I want to choose mine carefully.

Dave
by capecodbackup
Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: This is my super quiet, almost silent build, any thoughts?
Replies: 9
Views: 1973

Ah, very interesting about the PSU. I did not realize that was an option. Makes perfect sense :) I use a DVD drive so rarely that the noise it may or may not make is of no concern. Thankfully there is at least one thing I do not have to change. Do others use it alot and so have to silence that as we...
by capecodbackup
Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: This is my super quiet, almost silent build, any thoughts?
Replies: 9
Views: 1973

thanks. I had just figured that out about the onboard video. I guess I would need an i5 for that. And I would go to a nice 8GB kit for the RAM :) I am now having trouble deciding on a case. None seem to have ALL or even most of the quiet features that make sense for me. I see some cases that have th...
by capecodbackup
Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: This is my super quiet, almost silent build, any thoughts?
Replies: 9
Views: 1973

Thanks. I did some further research and determined that the mini-P180, in spite of some excellent features, is not the case for me. As I really do not need to large fan for what I will build. Thanks for pointing that out. And come to think of it, maybe I have not heard a silent PC yet :) My Dell Opt...
by capecodbackup
Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: This is my super quiet, almost silent build, any thoughts?
Replies: 9
Views: 1973

This is my super quiet, almost silent build, any thoughts?

Antec Mini P-180 GA-H55M-USB3 i7-860 6 GB RAM onboard video Stock CPU fan to start, I'll see how quiet it is. Spare DVD drive current 1TB Black 32mb cache WD drive that I love. One question is, would a Antec Sonata Elite be quieter out of the box? And, has anyone decided they did not want the HUGE f...
by capecodbackup
Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Seriously thinking of Antec Mini P180 build...
Replies: 0
Views: 874

Seriously thinking of Antec Mini P180 build...

If I use a very silent PSU, will the stock fans along with a stock fan for the i7-860 be quiet enough? or will I need to swap out CPU and case fans? I will be using a passive video card and I am thinking that i will not even need the big 200mm fan on at all. However, I may want it, but at its lowest...
by capecodbackup
Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: seasonic or Nexus ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2934

I have identified the PSU as the next most noise producing element. Shame to pay 1K for a computer and then have to put a decent PSU in :( I should have built! I am thinking of this one Nexus RX-5300 530 Watt Quiet Tranquillity Power Supply as it is modular. And about $50 cheaper than the Seasonic 6...
by capecodbackup
Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: seasonic or Nexus ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2934

I just got a Dell Studio XPS 8100 i7-860. Man, what a build difference from my Optiplex. They cheaped out big time. Not a 120mm fan in the bunch. 80, maybe 92mm for back fan, looks like a stock CPU fan and a Chiconly PSU with again an 80mm fan, which does not seem too loud. I already replaced the vi...
by capecodbackup
Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: i7 860 DAW build - please help this poor noob :)
Replies: 7
Views: 2825

I had a Velociraptor for about a week. Got rid of it due to the whine. Not as huge as one might think, but definitely too much for me. Back to my Black WD 1TB and I must say, it is one very quiet drive. And I am fussy. Had a nice Intel SSD for a month or so, sold for $$$. It was sure silent. But rea...
by capecodbackup
Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:07 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Anyone running EVGA P55 Micro (E562) or Gigabyte UD2?
Replies: 3
Views: 1459

I am also thinking that would be a nice case and board combo.
by capecodbackup
Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec Mini P180 case and GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156
Replies: 16
Views: 4259

Very interesting, thanks. Super large heatsink, for sure! Being as I currently have only 2 fans, the shrouded CPU fan and the PSU fan, I am hesitant to go fully forward as the large fan on top may simply be a deal killer for me depending on the sound. Putting in the SSD really gave me almost an orde...
by capecodbackup
Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Building a mini P-180 i7 and thinking of Seasonic...
Replies: 5
Views: 1226

OK, I now have a basic understanding of the CPU's. Micro Center is selling/giving away the i7-860 for $229. So in many cases, the i5 is not even cheaper. And they both have the same TDP.