notareal's quiet box

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notareal
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notareal's quiet box

Post by notareal » Fri Mar 24, 2006 5:24 am

I did order a Antec P150 for this box after reading nice reviews it did got. Later problems with the NeoHE spoiled the impression of this excellent case. In spite of the problems, I would not change the case. Cable management, HD suspension, quiet PSU (when it works) and style - all in one box is hard to find.

Inside the box:
  • Athlon 64 X2 3800+
  • MSI K8NGM2-FID
  • 2 x 1GB DDR 400MHz
  • 2 x Samsung SP2504C
  • BenQ DW1650
  • Creative 16x CD
  • Floppydrive (hiden)
  • IBM compat keyboard (10K3849?) and a Logitech mice
  • HP f2105 21" Wide Flat Panel Monitor
Changes to plain setup:
  • Yate Loon D14sl-12 - 140mm exhaust, fixed with zip ties and ear plugs
  • Yate Loon D90sl-12 - 92mm front, fixed with zip ties and ear plugs
  • DIY diode fan controller with a dummy load to fix the NeoHE power on problem. Fans at 7.2 V.
  • PSU and exhaust ducts, made of some thin carpet
  • Scythe Ninja (With TriCool?) will replace the stock cooler ASAP
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Noise is about the same level as a notebook. A fridge 5 meters away of the box is much lauder.

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Post by teejay » Fri Mar 24, 2006 5:57 am

Looks nice. Couple of questions:
  • where is the duct attached to the front of the PSU leading to? It appears to stop at the 5.25" bay cover... or am I missing something?
  • do you have a D12SL-12 fan to compare the 14cm one with? I was wondering how they compare.
If you duct the Ninja to the back fan, chances are that you won't need a fan on the Ninja at all.
[size=75]I: E5200 OC, Ninja II, Gigabyte P45, ATi HD4850 w/ S1, Raptor + Samsung disks in Quiet Drive, Enermax Modu82+ 425W, Lian Li V1000, 2x Nexus 120 PWM
II: A64 3000+, Ninja, DFI nForce3, headless, Samsung disks suspended, Enermax Pro82+ 385W, Antec 3000B padded & dampened, 2x Nexus 120 B&W[/size]

notareal
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Post by notareal » Fri Mar 24, 2006 6:05 am

teejay wrote:Looks nice. Couple of questions:
  • where is the duct attached to the front of the PSU leading to? It appears to stop at the 5.25" bay cover... or am I missing something?
The crude and easy duct uses the top 5.25" bay. It's basically a piece of carpet bent to a U shape and stuck between the PSU and the CD drive located at the second top 5.25" bay.
teejay wrote:
  • do you have a D12SL-12 fan to compare the 14cm one with? I was wondering how they compare.
If you duct the Ninja to the back fan, chances are that you won't need a fan on the Ninja at all.
Sorry don't have D12SL-12 fan to compare. TriCool makes more noise at same voltage than D14sl-12. CPU fan is noisies part at the moment even it's run by AMD's Cool 'n' Quiet. The plan is to use only a 14 cm fan (possibly ducted to Ninja). Current exhaust duct is more like a 14 to 12 cm adaptor.
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Post by qviri » Fri Mar 24, 2006 6:33 am

Mmm, I like the way the P150 looks next to that screen. Tres sexy. And good choice of keyboard manufacturer :D
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Post by GoranS » Fri Mar 24, 2006 7:16 am

Very nice! :)

Did you hide the floppy behind the 3,5" cover? If so, can you open the cover from the outside?

I stuck a beige floppy drive in the 3.5" bay al the way up front and that looked like crap. Tres unsexy! ;)

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Post by qviri » Fri Mar 24, 2006 7:20 am

One thing I've seen people do is to mount the floppy backwards, so that you can still use it relatively easily by removing the side door, but it doesn't spoil the outside of the case.

However, it seems that notareal's floppy is mounted normally... I'm curious as well.
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Post by JazzJackRabbit » Fri Mar 24, 2006 7:43 am

No comments about hardware setup (well, get a ducted ninja and you're golden), but let me get this straight - you're playing half life 2 on integrated graphics??? Just how many fps are you getting? :lol:

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Post by notareal » Fri Mar 24, 2006 10:49 pm

JazzJackRabbit wrote:No comments about hardware setup (well, get a ducted ninja and you're golden), but let me get this straight - you're playing half life 2 on integrated graphics??? Just how many fps are you getting? :lol:


Around 27. Barelly playable.

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