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by limawhiskey
Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent all rounder build - help please ** now built.
Replies: 19
Views: 3471

Thanks all for your advice. It's now built (with a couple of modifications to the original spec). I've yet to put it through its paces, and this isn't really something I've done before, so can anyone suggest good monitoring software that will give me GPU and CPU temps? And is there a recommended pro...
by limawhiskey
Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: First silent build: SOLO, Q9550 & Scythe Ninja, etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 4832

First silent build: SOLO, Q9550 & Scythe Ninja, etc.

This is my first silence oriented build. I've just finished installing the hard drives and Windows 7 is now installing. Case: Antec Solo (P150) with Arctic Cooling 12L exhaust fan @ 12V, 2x Acutake 92mm intake fans @ 6V each (wired in serial). PSU: Antec Neo HE 430 PSU Mobo: Asus P5Q-E CPU: Q9550 co...
by limawhiskey
Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent all rounder build - help please ** now built.
Replies: 19
Views: 3471

Thanks - I didn't mean to ignore your suggestion - just getting a bit confused by all the options. From what I've read about the 4850, an undervolted fan directed at the fins seems to be enough to keep it under control and I was going to do that. I suppose it is over powered for the amount of gaming...
by limawhiskey
Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent all rounder build - help please ** now built.
Replies: 19
Views: 3471

If you spend a lot of time in Lightroom , then get a quad core. This, as well as looking at current prices, has got me the following shopping list: Quad core Q9550 ~ £175 Will the Ninja be good enough to keep this cool at a low noise level? 8GB DDR2 (4 x 2GB) DDR2 800MHz ~ £85 I'd prefer to match...
by limawhiskey
Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent all rounder build - help please ** now built.
Replies: 19
Views: 3471

Welcome to SPCR! Thanks :) I'd say you should check to see if the Ninja you have is compatible with the Intel socket you want to use -- or maybe I'm thinking of the original Ninja? I'd get a bolt through kit for it! Good point - I've jut had a look - it's the Ninja Plus Rev. B (I'd post a link but ...
by limawhiskey
Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent all rounder build - help please ** now built.
Replies: 19
Views: 3471

Thanks all for the ideas and advice :) I don't see the point of mixing and matching 2.5" drives with a GreenPower or EcoGreen. Any 2.5" drive that has better performance than the EcoGreen will not be quieter. I also want to keep the OS and long term storage separate. I have a tendency to install a l...
by limawhiskey
Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent all rounder build - help please ** now built.
Replies: 19
Views: 3471

Silent all rounder build - help please ** now built.

So I'd like to get a near silent PC but I need a bit of help deciding on components for it, having been out of the game for a while. I did intend to build a silent system a while ago (2 years?) but never quite got around to finis ... ahem ... starting it. Hopefully I can use the stuff in my new buil...