My Entry into Modern/Quiet Computing

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dontknow
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My Entry into Modern/Quiet Computing

Post by dontknow » Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:47 pm

Hello members of SPCR,

I have been lurking here for quite a while, and have learned much from many of the great posts here. I thought I would like to share with you all my computer build I did with all the vast amounts of knowledge I learned here:

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Below is a list of everything:
- Fractal Design R3 USB3 Black Pearl
- Seasonic X-650
- Gigabyte 970A-UD3 Motherboard
- AMD Phenom II 960T CPU
- Sapphire 6850 Vapor-X Edition
- 8GB Corsair 1600Mhz DDR3 RAM
- Scythe Mugen 3 Heatsink and Fan
- Arctic Cooling MX-4 Thermal Paste
- Hitachi Desktar 500GB HDD
- Samsung 830 Series 128GB SSD
- 3x Scythe SY1225SL12LM-P 120mm PWM Fans
- Samsung DVD Writer
- 2x Rosewill PWM Splitter

With knowledge I learned from here, I was able to unlock my CPU to 6 cores and overclock to a modest 3.6Ghz. More importantly, I stumbled upon PhenomMsrTweaker here, and was able to use that software to underlock the CPU to 800Mhz at 0.75v on idle.

I am very happy with my system. My previous system was loud and annoying. Thanks SPCR forums for leading me in the right direction to think about more than just pure performance. I hope in the future to continue learning from here.

frenchie
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Re: My Entry into Modern/Quiet Computing

Post by frenchie » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:26 pm

Welcome to SPCR !!!
Nice system !!! glad you enjoy it :)
Main/gamming : Antec Solo|X-650|Asus P5Q-E|Intel Q9550@3.4GHz|HR-01 Plus 120mm Nexus @6V|Corsair 2x2Go XMS2 DHX cas 4 @4-4-4-12|Exhaust Nexus 120mm @9V|Intel X25M G2 160Gb|Samsung 1TB in SQD|2xGigabyte GTS450 OC (@900/1900/3800)|GPU fan 120mm Nexus @6V
HTPC/folder/Storage : Silverstone|E5300 with Samurai-Z|2Go RAM|GTX460@800|2x1To WD EARS|Intel X25M G2 80Go

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kuzzia
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Re: My Entry into Modern/Quiet Computing

Post by kuzzia » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:48 am

I'll say welcome as well.

What would you consider to be the noisiest part, if there are any? The sapphire? Or how does the vibration from the HD impact acoustics?

dontknow
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Re: My Entry into Modern/Quiet Computing

Post by dontknow » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:15 pm

To me, the computer is practically silent.

The nosiest part are probably the 3 Scythe Fans I have (4, counting the one on the Mugen 3), once they start kicking up over 1000 RPM. The Sapphire 6850 Vapor-X gets pretty noisy if I turn up the fan speed manually in MSIAfterburner to over 50%. Otherwise, I don't notice it at all, especially when gaming. The one thing I'm not sure about is that the MSIAfterburner does not let me alter the voltages on the GPU. I would like to make an attempt to undervolt it, but it appears locked on the Vapor-X model.

Regarding the HDD, I don't actually hear any clicking from it.

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