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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:09 am 
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MikeC wrote:
we should set up some system integrators in the EU to offer SPCR-certified quiet PCs. The distance makes it difficult but not impossible. Perhaps our EU regulars can offer likely candidates?


Has there been any follow-up on this idea? I would be absolutely thrilled! I've built my own system, thanks to this site, an then upgraded it too, but have always found myself with a relatively cluncy and not-so-stable result... I'm so fed up with spending so much time on my PC, I've been thinking about getting a laptop, jooking it up to a real monitor and a real keyboard, and get over with it. Of course, that would mean throwing away a lot of invested money (what would I do with my current system?) and giving up on future upgrades. :roll:

Only yesterday, I was thinking, if only SPCR had a certified partner in Europe, where I could either get a new system or take my current system for a checkup!

honestly, mike: much, much needed partnership.

unfortunately, since I'm not a tech-person, I really wouldn't know hwere to start recommending... except that I'd suggest avoiding the UK and Scandinavia, where everything is usually more expensive. Perhaps Germany or Spain would be better choices ;)


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anabellita wrote:
MikeC wrote:
we should set up some system integrators in the EU to offer SPCR-certified quiet PCs. The distance makes it difficult but not impossible. Perhaps our EU regulars can offer likely candidates?


Has there been any follow-up on this idea? I would be absolutely thrilled! I've built my own system, thanks to this site, an then upgraded it too, but have always found myself with a relatively cluncy and not-so-stable result... I'm so fed up with spending so much time on my PC, I've been thinking about getting a laptop, jooking it up to a real monitor and a real keyboard, and get over with it. Of course, that would mean throwing away a lot of invested money (what would I do with my current system?) and giving up on future upgrades. :roll:

Only yesterday, I was thinking, if only SPCR had a certified partner in Europe, where I could either get a new system or take my current system for a checkup!

honestly, mike: much, much needed partnership.

unfortunately, since I'm not a tech-person, I really wouldn't know hwere to start recommending... except that I'd suggest avoiding the UK and Scandinavia, where everything is usually more expensive. Perhaps Germany or Spain would be better choices ;)

No followup, unfortunately. I have a couple of German contacts in the industry -- but not in a system integrator. Like I posted earlier, I need recommendations from people in the know on that side... and maybe an intro too.

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good luck then! :D

...I'll keep hoping ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Could this be the quietest pre built system to date?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:56 pm 
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mw01908 wrote:
Hi guys

Has anyone seen the Fujitsu-Siemens ESPRIMO P5925?

It claims noise specs of 17dBA !! with CPU 90% load (Blue angel
requirement). A weighted sound power level Lwad (in B) /
Workplace related A-weighted sound
pressure level LpAm (in dB(A)), (bystander
position) (ISO9296

I'm thinking of buying one but I just can't quite believe these specs, aren't these figures claimed quieter than even the SPCR designed systems? PC pro magazine did a review of it and they measured 23dBA. Can we trust these specs?

Even the quietest Dell machines only say 23dBA at idle in the specs.

Opinions/advice please would be great.


Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo P5925 (Core 2 Duo E8400, 2 GB, 160 GB, Win Vista Business & WinXP) + Asus EN8600GT TOP 256MB factory oc'd.

I'm very satisfied for this combo.
6k points 3Dmark06, quiet, Fujitsu comes with 3y onsite warranty, Asus is with 3y normal warranty.

Of course the graphics card is not quiet at full load, it is louder than the rest of the system so maybe it would be wise to use Asus 8600gt Silent 256mb Fanless card instead.


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I'm here again. I haven't had the time yet to visit Pyrotech. I will start a new job monday. Will be interestning to see what they geared up comupterwise. //Anna


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 Post subject: Re: Could this be the quietest pre built system to date?
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Egsise wrote:
Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo P5925 (Core 2 Duo E8400, 2 GB, 160 GB, Win Vista Business & WinXP) + Asus EN8600GT TOP 256MB factory oc'd.

I'm very satisfied for this combo.
6k points 3Dmark06, quiet, Fujitsu comes with 3y onsite warranty, Asus is with 3y normal warranty.

Of course the graphics card is not quiet at full load, it is louder than the rest of the system so maybe it would be wise to use Asus 8600gt Silent 256mb Fanless card instead.

Egsise -- I am also considering the Fujitsu P5925. Did you try running it without the 8600gt? If so, what were noise levels like?


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Yes I tried without the 8600GT, didn't measure the noise level but it was ermm, quiet. :?

With rivatuner I dropped 8600GT fan to 25% and the 8600GT temperature stays under 60°C in normal office use, 5 meters from the computer I can hardly hear the fans.


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Egsise wrote:
Yes I tried without the 8600GT, didn't measure the noise level but it was ermm, quiet. :?

With rivatuner I dropped 8600GT fan to 25% and the 8600GT temperature stays under 60°C in normal office use, 5 meters from the computer I can hardly hear the fans.

That opininion was a load of ****, it was my external HDD that was making the noise..(humming)


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