Update on my solo build...

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capecodbackup
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Update on my solo build...

Post by capecodbackup » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:05 pm

A month back I built this...

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Now the whine of the Intel stock fan is grating on me. I knew it wold eventually.

I have in my possession a Noctua 9B dual fan CPU cooler. Will only use one fan. So, I have never put a backplate on and want to be very careful taking apart a working machine.

I also have a GigaByte passive Video card with some cool heatpipes on it. Old, but probably faster than my built in solution currently.

I may put that in. I am also "testing" an SSD but will be selling it on ebay and waiting another round of SSD, I think. It is a nice 128GB Corsair NOVA.

I am really hoping the Noctua is as silent as the Noctua case fan i have which would mean my machine wold be an order of magnitude (almost) quieter.

thanks, Dave

BlackWhizz
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Post by BlackWhizz » Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:21 am

The case is huge for that motherboard :P

I like it!
My quiet P180 Mini PC
Q6600 Xigmatek HDT-S1283 + TR Bolt Thru | MSI R5770 (soon a)Arctic Accelero S1 rev 2 | 4Gb ram | Asus P5Q-VM | 2.6TB storage | OCZ ModXStream Pro 500w

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Post by coolhand » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:51 am

Tuck some wires away. aka cable management. not harshing on you. just my opinion.

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Post by capecodbackup » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:45 pm

I need to put in the new cooler, so will consider what I can do with the wires then.

Still plenty of airflow.

Dave

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Post by capecodbackup » Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:55 pm

Further update with PHOTOS! Noctua 9B is in! WOW. Very very very very silent.

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

I am very happy with this build.

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Post by capecodbackup » Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:25 am

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 bit on there as well.

Thanks, Dave

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