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by wasserware
Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless Phenom II X3 720BE Radeon 5670 Silent Blu-ray HTPC
Replies: 8
Views: 4733

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frenchie wrote:Nice !
Any reason for the motherboard change between the pictures ?
The MSI motherboard has better chipset cooling than the gigabyte..
by wasserware
Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless Phenom II X3 720BE Radeon 5670 Silent Blu-ray HTPC
Replies: 8
Views: 4733

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NeelyCam wrote:Purty. The case looks awesome. How much was the CPU heatpipe cooler?
I bought the case around $350 when the case was available through a canadian distributor.
by wasserware
Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Finally a 100% fanless and total noiseless HTPC!
Replies: 16
Views: 9678

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Is there any reason to use a dedicated vga card? I mean, if it's already idling at 80°C you won't be able to game on it. And your mainboard has integrated graphics. Why not use it? A Phenom II X3 - which seems unnecessarily high-powered - has no problems displaying HD content without GPU accelerat...
by wasserware
Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Finally a 100% fanless and total noiseless HTPC!
Replies: 16
Views: 9678

Re:

Looks awesome man! That case is beautiful. Makes me want to build my own and will do one day! Love the idea of total silent media center, but didn't actually think it would be possible. For future referrence, who makes that fanless heatpipe cpu cooler, price and where can it be purchase? You can bu...
by wasserware
Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless Phenom II X3 720BE Radeon 5670 Silent Blu-ray HTPC
Replies: 8
Views: 4733

frostedflakes wrote:Very nice. What case is that? Also, what are temps like on the CPU?
The CPU idles around 45C and during load it goes up to 55ish.
by wasserware
Sun Jul 04, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Finally a 100% fanless and total noiseless HTPC!
Replies: 16
Views: 9678

I put a large thermal pad on the side of the PSU that faces the heatink so part of the heat generated is transferred directly to the heatsink and I have no heat build up problem in the case. The hottest component is the video card which idles around 80C!
by wasserware
Sun Jul 04, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless Phenom II X3 720BE Radeon 5670 Silent Blu-ray HTPC
Replies: 8
Views: 4733

The case is a Mcubed HFX Classic: The reason why the motherboard is swapped is because the MSI has better cooling and chipset. VFD in Place: http://www.wasserware.ca/ebay/htpc/_MG_1148.jpg Final Build in the living Room: http://www.wasserware.ca/ebay/htpc/_MG_1156.jpg http://www.wasserware.ca/ebay/h...
by wasserware
Sun Jul 04, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Finally a 100% fanless and total noiseless HTPC!
Replies: 16
Views: 9678

Very well done build, great looking case too. Looking at the hot gpu and the unused heatsinks on the left side of the case is making me wish there was another heatpipe kit connecting the two. they actually have a GPU kit that connects to the heatsink on the other side but it is too expensive and I ...
by wasserware
Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:03 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless Phenom II X3 720BE Radeon 5670 Silent Blu-ray HTPC
Replies: 8
Views: 4733

Fanless Phenom II X3 720BE Radeon 5670 Silent Blu-ray HTPC

This might look like a bunch of scattered pieces of metal but it is actuall the fanless heatpipe cooler for the CPU: http://www.wasserware.ca/ebay/htpc/_MG_1128.jpg Silverstone Nightjar 300W fanless PSU: http://www.wasserware.ca/ebay/htpc/_MG_1132.jpg Taming the Cables One by One: http://www.wasser...
by wasserware
Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Still no decent aftermarket cooler for the Radeon 5870?
Replies: 12
Views: 2149

Still no decent aftermarket cooler for the Radeon 5870?

It seems there are still no decent aftermarket cooler for the Radeon 5870 that can cool both the core and VRM properly? Of all the reviews I read, all of the third party coolers have trouble keeping the VRM cool enough :(
by wasserware
Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Max safe temp for hard drives?
Replies: 103
Views: 307041

I have been running my seagate 7200.12 at 45C for about 1 year without any ill effect in my passive HTPC
by wasserware
Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Finally a 100% fanless and total noiseless HTPC!
Replies: 16
Views: 9678

Finally a 100% fanless and total noiseless HTPC!

First of all, I would like to thank all the pros and regular contributors here for putting up tons and tons of useful info to make my HTPC assembly smooth and trouble free. My German friend/customer came over last week for a visist and brought me some gifts that finally allowed me to build blu-ray H...