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Update on my solo build...

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:05 pm
by capecodbackup
A month back I built this...


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

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:21 am
by BlackWhizz
The case is huge for that motherboard :P

I like it!

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:51 am
by coolhand
Tuck some wires away. aka cable management. not harshing on you. just my opinion.

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:45 pm
by capecodbackup
I need to put in the new cooler, so will consider what I can do with the wires then.

Still plenty of airflow.


Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:55 pm
by capecodbackup
Further update with PHOTOS! Noctua 9B is in! WOW. Very very very very silent.

I am very happy with this build.

Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:25 am
by capecodbackup
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