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My silent PC.

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Zalman MS1000-HS1
MSI P67A-GD65 (B3)
XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W (I believe made from Seasonic, really quiet also)
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.2GHz idle @ 35c
MSI Geforce GTX 460 1GB Cyclone edition idle @ 34c
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500gb HDD
Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner card

Extremely quiet, and packs a pretty good punch for gaming. 3dmark11 - P4342








Edited by crashoran - 10/18/11 at 8:58pm
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post #2 of 12
Good job ! I still see some cables flying around in pic nr3, but don't bother, it's a nice silent build anyway
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post #3 of 12
Great pics. I thought those were manufacturer pics at first!
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post #4 of 12
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Thanks guys. For some reason it was tough to find this case in stock online (anywhere). I grabbed the last one at newegg in April, and hasn't been back since.
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post #5 of 12
My f3s sure aren't silent, though I do have 4 hdds in my crummy case.

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I'm confused with your CPU cooler setup. I see your exhaust fan is indeed exhaust, but is the fan on the 212 trying to compete with the exhaust for air? Wouldn't it be more efficient to have the fan on the other side of the heatsink blowing air toward the exhaust?
    
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post #7 of 12
He probably has it in a pulling set up.

Looks great, I like that case.
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post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by karmuhhhh View Post
I'm confused with your CPU cooler setup. I see your exhaust fan is indeed exhaust, but is the fan on the 212 trying to compete with the exhaust for air? Wouldn't it be more efficient to have the fan on the other side of the heatsink blowing air toward the exhaust?
They're both pulling - I tried the other side of the 212 but the vengeance heatsinks are so tall they collide. I'll probably end up taking that heatsink off I doubt it does much anyways
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post #9 of 12
nice iv lately got used to a silent pc myself i turn on only 5 rad fans and set them to like 200rpms so they are silent only drawback is i hear my 3 hardrives some. But i am on water gpus and cpus so i can get away with alot less air needed to keep cool and still keep temps under 45c on gpus and 50-60c on cpu when gaming.
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post #10 of 12
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Great pics. I thought those were manufacturer pics at first!
Srsly! Those pics are awesome!
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