My first silent build, all advice is welcome :)

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My first silent build, all advice is welcome :)

Post by LingierKarkee » Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:49 am

Hello I am new to this site but I love it, I builded my first silent rig a day ago after having sleepless nights when downloading pr0N lol :D:D:D

Heres my config:

CASE : Antec Sonata + 2x Noctua S12 @ U.L.N.A (back / front)

PSU : Enermax Modu82+ 625W

CPU : Intel core2 duo E8400 (not overclocked)

CPU Cooling : Scythe infinity MUGEN + Noctua NF-P12 @ U.L.N.A

Mobo : Asus P5K

HD : WD Caviar GP 500GB

Ram : OCZ 4096MB Kit (2x2048MB) 800Mhz PC6400 DDR2 Vista Performance Gold edition

GFX : I have a crappy Asus atm, passive cooled buying new one soon..

I have been thinking to use a S12@500/600 RPM on the CPU cooler instead not sure if its a good idea.

Advice about damping materials / doing something for my HDD's is really welcome no idea yet on how to do that, other advice is welcome to!


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Post by Immortals » Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:16 pm

What is the loudest part of your pc?

If the PSU is the loudest thing then do a fan mod (plenty of info elsewhere)

Have you played around with the voltages for your CPU? (ie undervolting)

I've always compared the sound of the GP soft mounted to about a 700rpm fan. I found that putting it in a Scythe quiet drive helps to knock it down a bit.

Dampening materials are a complete waste of money for quieter systems IMHO

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Post by toki_c » Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:39 am

You could look in others threads for more....
Here is some advice i've just given to somebody building a silent rig from a Sonata 3: viewtopic.php?t=47531

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Post by LingierKarkee » Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:42 am

The only thing u can really hear a bit is the PSU the rest is realy silent, but I think im gonna replace the noctua P12 cpu fan with a Scythe slipstream 800rpm version that should add me even a bit more silence :)

and about the HDD stuff yea im thinking of using that Scythe stuff to..

Damping materials im not really into it dno why :) Dont like it in my case and dont really think it helps THAT much

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