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Sounds good! biggrin.gif
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post #22 of 40
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Still working on the overclocking. I have a fully stable 4.5GHz clock now, working on 4.6GHz. It's not the greatest 2500K ever in terms of overclocking, but what matters for this thread is how the temps and noise are, and I must say they are very decent.

With 20C ambient, the cores were at 57-63C at their hottest on the 4.5GHz overclock at full Prime95 load. Vcore is at 1.376-1.384v. The TY-150 on my Archon never spun faster than 800 RPM, which is very quiet. At night, when ambient noise is at its lowest (I live in a quiet neighborhood as it is, with little to no street noise) I can faintly hear the air whooshing, but it's a pleasant type of whooshing that fades into the background.

So far during my 4.6GHz testing I am getting 1-2C higher and the fan spins no higher than 850 RPM. Vcore is around 1.408v in CPU-Z, but I still have to finalize it.

Bear in mind, all this is without a graphics card, so depending on whether I get one that dumps the heat back into the case, or one that blows it out back, temps may rise a little. If I get a card that dumps the heat back into the case, I might try sectioning off the top half with the CPU from the lower half with the GPU. This would also cut any airflow from the Megaflow 200 to the CPU cooler, so there is a trade-off.

At any rate, not having an exhaust fan isn't holding me back at all. thumb.gif
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Looks good, I'm a silence freak myself as well. Did you think about covering the bottom of the case, mobo tray and psu with foam instead? I figure that would give more surface area to cover in foam thus help the noise a tad more.
 
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post #24 of 40
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With my current setup, the noisiest parts (CPU and GPU fans) will be as enclosed in foam as they can, without actually making mufflers for case intakes and exhausts (considered it but dismissed it again). I doubt adding more foam to the bottom, in addition to the foam barrier I already have there, will help with sound much. There is no direct path from any of the sound sources to my ear, the way I have it now, other than the top intake, which is near silent.
Edited by Celoth - 11/17/11 at 8:07am
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I was actually referring to in place of the barrier, as in just lining the bottom, tray and psu.

Also you got a link to the site for the foam? There's like 10 sites that start with cooltek.
Edited by nagle3092 - 11/17/11 at 8:15am
 
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Ah right. Well, the barrier also directs airflow and allows for much more flexibility with cable management, so I think it's the better solution.

I only know the store I got it from, which is danish: http://www.coolerkit.dk/cooltek_st%C3%B8jd%C3%A6mpningsm%C3%A5tter___4_stk_-p-1136.html
as well as Cooltek's site, which is german: http://www.cooltek.de/Gehaeuse-Zubehoer/Schalldaemmung/artikel/Cooltek+D%E4mmung+Universalkit.html

There's a link to Cooltek retailers there: http://www.cooltek.de/info/buying.html
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Ah right. Well, the barrier also directs airflow and allows for much more flexibility with cable management, so I think it's the better solution.
I only know the store I got it from, which is danish: http://www.coolerkit.dk/cooltek_st%C3%B8jd%C3%A6mpningsm%C3%A5tter___4_stk_-p-1136.html
as well as Cooltek's site, which is german: http://www.cooltek.de/Gehaeuse-Zubehoer/Schalldaemmung/artikel/Cooltek+D%E4mmung+Universalkit.html
There's a link to Cooltek retailers there: http://www.cooltek.de/info/buying.html

Thanks man.
 
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Thanks for posting all the info Celoth. This whole project has been very helpful for my plan with the 650D. biggrin.gif Looking forward to the next update. thumb.gif
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Thanks for posting all the info Celoth. This whole project has been very helpful for my plan with the 650D. biggrin.gif Looking forward to the next update. thumb.gif

My pleasure. smile.gif

I added some more to the 2nd post, including a screenshot of the 16 hour run of a Prime95 custom blend I ran for the Sandy Stable club. 4.6GHz and I can only faintly hear the damn thing biggrin.gif
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Added a pic of a 50-run test of IntelBurnTest 2.51. Hottest core reached 75C with 20C ambient, and CPU fan was around 900 RPM, which is still very quiet. smile.gif

I think that's enough stress-testing for now. Time to put a fresh Windows 7 installation on it using this guide: Sean's Windows 7 Install Guide & Optimization for SSDs/HDDs. Using GPT instead of the old MBR looks interesting.

Then it's onwards to find a graphics solution.
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