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New system doubts

Post by ghia » Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:23 am

Hi,

I've been through every single review and most of the topics in the forum and decided it is time to build myself a super silent pc. These are the parts I picked up:

1. Intel® Desktop Board DG965WH (http://www.intel.com/products/motherboa ... /index.htm)
2. CPU Intel Core 2 Duo E4300
3. Cooler Scythe Ninja +
4. DIMM 2Gb DDR2 PC-6400 800MHz Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400 CL5 (5-5-5-12) ( Kit 2 x 1GB )
5. HDD SAMSUNG 400 GB 7200rpm 16Mb Serial-ATA II 300 HD401LJ with NCQ
6. DVD+/-RW SAMSUNG S182M LightScribe
7. CASE ANTEC SOLO
8. Silverstone NIGHTJAR ST30NF

QUESTIONS:
1. Since the MB has the integrated x3000 VC, and I never use the pc for games, the question is: do I have enough power ???
2. Am I gonna handle all the heat if running the Ninja with NO FAN but only one exhaust Noctua NF-S12-800 at 5-7V ??? (keep into consideration the fanless PS)
3. Most important: are there any incompatibility issues between the Intel MB and Ninja in the SOLO ???

Thank's for the patience, looking forward for the answers !!!

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Post by NeilBlanchard » Mon Jan 29, 2007 5:29 am

Hello,

I have not heard of the "Nightjar" -- it's a very odd name, with weird connotations... :? How efficient is it?

You have a very low power (useage) system, so it will depend a lot on the ambient temp in order to be workable. I would suggest using the Noctua 1200RPM model instead (or the Nexus 1000RPM, or the GlobalWin NCB 1300RPM), for two reasons: the 800RPM very often makes a growling/humming noise which has not reported in the faster model; and you would get a possibly critical bit of cooling headroom.
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Post by jaganath » Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:16 am

I have not heard of the "Nightjar" -- it's a very odd name, with weird connotations... How efficient is it?
Silverstone only do one fanless PSU, Nightjar is just another name for it. Efficiency is ~80%.
1. Since the MB has the integrated x3000 VC, and I never use the pc for games, the question is: do I have enough power ???
Yes, plenty. Your parts will take about 100W max.

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Post by NeilBlanchard » Mon Jan 29, 2007 12:19 pm

Hello,

If SilverStone makes one fanless PSU, then SPCR has reviewed it.
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Post by ghia » Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:25 pm

The Nightjar is indeed the fanless Silverstone PSU.

Any thoutghts about the Intel MB, or about Intel motherboards in general; is it compatible with the Ninja

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Post by NeilBlanchard » Tue Jan 30, 2007 5:36 am

Hello,

Can you post a link to the mobo you are considering?
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Post by ghia » Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:23 am


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Post by ghia » Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:55 am

:?:

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Post by Tzupy » Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:22 am

The Samsung 182M is noisy (but the 182D is quiet), according to this thread:
viewtopic.php?t=36690&sid=e5dd7f2de2b99 ... 97bf1b8095

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