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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
Hi guys

I started this build a few months ago but have only recently joined the board but luckily i snapped a few pics. Alas my flickr account is being a douche at the moment so i cant login but i did manage to setup a photostream which has early pics of my build.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/59180991@N05/show/

I picked the Lian-Li A05nb mostly because i love the fact that its so small but can fit full sized components. It was my first experience working with such a high quality chasis manufacturer like Lian-Li and what an absolute pleasure it is working with the case.

Now in the old pics the build had an old school E4300 with BSEL mod and OC to up to 3ghz on air i have since gotten some new hardware.

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My case currently looks like this
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I have however added in a OCZ 120gig SSD, ordered high end RAM in the form of G Skill Ripjaw X memory 2x 4gig and thrown in some Coolermaster R4 fans to replace the stock fans.

Future mod list include:
  • Powder coat case interior matte black
  • Sleeved cables *still cant decide on colour, either white,black or blue to match mobo heatsinks?*
  • Windowed side panel
  • 2x 120mm fans up top for bringing fresh air and possibly house 240mm rad.

Advice needed
The sole purpose of this rig is to be for normal daily use like surfing,work,gaming etc.

The windforce 580gtx is VERY quite even under full load so im happy with it but my main goal right now is to get this rig as SILENT as possible.

I hear GT- 14's/15's are the way to go and iv ordered 2x ap-15's as case fans but right now the R4's are still kinda loud and my stock cooler will need to go as its also quite loud.

So my question is what do i need cooling wise in the form of CPU heatsink/fans/fan controller wise to get this rig as silent as possible?

Silver Arrow and the upcoming corsair h80/h100 have my attention at the moment but a RASA kit may be an option. I still have a MCR320 pump with XSPC restop sitting around unused so maybe a full loop for the cpu?

Colour coding, this has me quite annoyed at the moment.
With my case interior going all black and not to mention that my mobo is black/ blue, GFX card cooler is black, would white sleeving make it pop? Perhaps blue sleeving?
Edited by midway22 - 5/13/12 at 8:16am
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I5 2500k ASUS P8P67-M PRO Gigbyte 580 GTX windforce G.Skill RipJaws X 4GB [F3-12800CL7D-4GBXM] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
OCZ 120gig SSD, 2x 2tb hdd, 1x 1tb HDD Windows 7 32bit Samsung P2770H Corsair 650w 
Case
Lian Li A05NB 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I5 2500k ASUS P8P67-M PRO Gigbyte 580 GTX windforce G.Skill RipJaws X 4GB [F3-12800CL7D-4GBXM] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
OCZ 120gig SSD, 2x 2tb hdd, 1x 1tb HDD Windows 7 32bit Samsung P2770H Corsair 650w 
Case
Lian Li A05NB 
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post #2 of 25
For noise you can also look into Noise Blocker multiframes. I have 3 in my case and I can't even hear them.

Edit: Oops, you already bought the GT's... =P
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Intel Core i7 2700K Z68X-UD7-B3 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 
GraphicsRAMRAMRAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Corsair  Corsair  Corsair  
RAMHard DriveCoolingPower
Corsair  2x Mushkin 240Gb SSD Raid 0  A lot. ST1500 
CaseAudio
FT02 Xonar ST 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K P8P67 WS Revolution Sparkle Calibre GTX 560 G.Skill 
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Corsair Force SSD WD Caviar Black BD combo Liquid 
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Corsair  Corsair  Corsair  
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Corsair  2x Mushkin 240Gb SSD Raid 0  A lot. ST1500 
CaseAudio
FT02 Xonar ST 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K P8P67 WS Revolution Sparkle Calibre GTX 560 G.Skill 
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Corsair Force SSD WD Caviar Black BD combo Liquid 
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post #3 of 25
Thread Starter 
Woohoo!
Just got these in this morning, cant wait to try em out.

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Loving the blue!
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Intel I5 2500k ASUS P8P67-M PRO Gigbyte 580 GTX windforce G.Skill RipJaws X 4GB [F3-12800CL7D-4GBXM] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
OCZ 120gig SSD, 2x 2tb hdd, 1x 1tb HDD Windows 7 32bit Samsung P2770H Corsair 650w 
Case
Lian Li A05NB 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I5 2500k ASUS P8P67-M PRO Gigbyte 580 GTX windforce G.Skill RipJaws X 4GB [F3-12800CL7D-4GBXM] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
OCZ 120gig SSD, 2x 2tb hdd, 1x 1tb HDD Windows 7 32bit Samsung P2770H Corsair 650w 
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Lian Li A05NB 
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post #4 of 25
Thread Starter 
New Cooler biggrin.gif

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I5 2500k ASUS P8P67-M PRO Gigbyte 580 GTX windforce G.Skill RipJaws X 4GB [F3-12800CL7D-4GBXM] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
OCZ 120gig SSD, 2x 2tb hdd, 1x 1tb HDD Windows 7 32bit Samsung P2770H Corsair 650w 
Case
Lian Li A05NB 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I5 2500k ASUS P8P67-M PRO Gigbyte 580 GTX windforce G.Skill RipJaws X 4GB [F3-12800CL7D-4GBXM] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
OCZ 120gig SSD, 2x 2tb hdd, 1x 1tb HDD Windows 7 32bit Samsung P2770H Corsair 650w 
Case
Lian Li A05NB 
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post #5 of 25
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I5 2500k ASUS P8P67-M PRO Gigbyte 580 GTX windforce G.Skill RipJaws X 4GB [F3-12800CL7D-4GBXM] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
OCZ 120gig SSD, 2x 2tb hdd, 1x 1tb HDD Windows 7 32bit Samsung P2770H Corsair 650w 
Case
Lian Li A05NB 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I5 2500k ASUS P8P67-M PRO Gigbyte 580 GTX windforce G.Skill RipJaws X 4GB [F3-12800CL7D-4GBXM] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
OCZ 120gig SSD, 2x 2tb hdd, 1x 1tb HDD Windows 7 32bit Samsung P2770H Corsair 650w 
Case
Lian Li A05NB 
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post #6 of 25
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I5 2500k ASUS P8P67-M PRO Gigbyte 580 GTX windforce G.Skill RipJaws X 4GB [F3-12800CL7D-4GBXM] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
OCZ 120gig SSD, 2x 2tb hdd, 1x 1tb HDD Windows 7 32bit Samsung P2770H Corsair 650w 
Case
Lian Li A05NB 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I5 2500k ASUS P8P67-M PRO Gigbyte 580 GTX windforce G.Skill RipJaws X 4GB [F3-12800CL7D-4GBXM] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
OCZ 120gig SSD, 2x 2tb hdd, 1x 1tb HDD Windows 7 32bit Samsung P2770H Corsair 650w 
Case
Lian Li A05NB 
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post #7 of 25
oo another a05n! subbed
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Intel i5-7500t Asus h270 Strix EVGA Geforce GTX 1070 SC Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400 2x8gb 
Hard DriveCoolingOSCase
Samsung PM961 256gbx2 RAID 0 Cryorig C7 Windows 10 Pro Fractal Design Node 202 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Intel Xeon E5-2690 Intel Xeon E5-2690 Asus Z9PE-D8 WS EVGA GTX 1070 SC 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Kingston HyperX 1866mhz 8x4gb Intel 120gb SSD (OS) 10tb worth of HDDs Noctua NH-C14s 
OSKeyboardPowerCase
Windows 10 Pro Corsair Strafe RGB Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 850w Silverstone TJ10-BW 
Mouse
Corsair Scimitar PRO RGB 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon X5550 Asus P6T Deluxe HIS HD 6870 2gb Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 6x2gb 1600mhz 
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Crucial M4 128gb Cooler Master TPC-812 Windows 10 Pro Corsiar HX650 
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Samsung PM961 256gbx2 RAID 0 Cryorig C7 Windows 10 Pro Fractal Design Node 202 
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Intel Xeon E5-2690 Intel Xeon E5-2690 Asus Z9PE-D8 WS EVGA GTX 1070 SC 
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Kingston HyperX 1866mhz 8x4gb Intel 120gb SSD (OS) 10tb worth of HDDs Noctua NH-C14s 
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post #8 of 25
Looking good! That cabling between the hdd's and the HSF is a bit of a birds nest though! Customize that!
     
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x6 1055T Crosshair IV Formula Sapphire HD6850 4GB Mushkin Redline 1600 cas.6 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Series 120GB WD Caviar Black 750GB Prolimatech Armageddon 7 Home Premium x64 
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post #9 of 25
Thread Starter 
The issue is HOW do i neaten that in such a confined space frown.gif

I think it will blend it alot better once the case is powder coated black.
Cable sleeving should also neaten it up but im think about removing a HDD to help neaten up the wiring
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I5 2500k ASUS P8P67-M PRO Gigbyte 580 GTX windforce G.Skill RipJaws X 4GB [F3-12800CL7D-4GBXM] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
OCZ 120gig SSD, 2x 2tb hdd, 1x 1tb HDD Windows 7 32bit Samsung P2770H Corsair 650w 
Case
Lian Li A05NB 
  hide details  
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I5 2500k ASUS P8P67-M PRO Gigbyte 580 GTX windforce G.Skill RipJaws X 4GB [F3-12800CL7D-4GBXM] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
OCZ 120gig SSD, 2x 2tb hdd, 1x 1tb HDD Windows 7 32bit Samsung P2770H Corsair 650w 
Case
Lian Li A05NB 
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post #10 of 25
Thread Starter 
OMG! IKen!

Your build is the reason i got a A05nb!
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I5 2500k ASUS P8P67-M PRO Gigbyte 580 GTX windforce G.Skill RipJaws X 4GB [F3-12800CL7D-4GBXM] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
OCZ 120gig SSD, 2x 2tb hdd, 1x 1tb HDD Windows 7 32bit Samsung P2770H Corsair 650w 
Case
Lian Li A05NB 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I5 2500k ASUS P8P67-M PRO Gigbyte 580 GTX windforce G.Skill RipJaws X 4GB [F3-12800CL7D-4GBXM] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
OCZ 120gig SSD, 2x 2tb hdd, 1x 1tb HDD Windows 7 32bit Samsung P2770H Corsair 650w 
Case
Lian Li A05NB 
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