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looking for a silent mid tower and silent psu with X watts?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
looking for a silent mid toer with a silent psu and some feedback on the power supply I might need

Here is the system
cpu: i7 2600
motherboaed: asus maximus IV gen- Z
8 gigs 2x4 Dominator ram
zalman 10 plus cooler 120 mm fan
ati readon 5770 graphics card


thanks
xstation:)
post #2 of 10
If you aren't going to upgrade the graphics card, then you only need around 350-450W.

A nice mATX case for a quiet build would be the Fractal Design Define Mini. Alternately an Antec NSK3480. The Antec comes with an EarthWatts 380W PSU which is reasonably quiet and would work for your proposed rig. Otherwise you would need a power supply. For a cheaper one that is reasonably quiet, look at the lower wattage Seasonic units, or Antec Neo Eco 400W, or XFX Core 450W. If you are willing to spend the money, Newegg has a fanless Seasonic 460W for around $100 after rebate.

BTW isn't the motherboard and RAM a bit overkill?
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Intel 330 240GB SSD, Crucial M4 256GB mSATA SSD... Samsung DVDRW CoolIt Eco Windows 7 Home Premium x64 
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Samsung 305T Plus, Dell 2005FPW Cooler Master QuickFire Pro mechanical keyboard Rosewill Capstone 450W Lian Li PC-Q11B 
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post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
Overkill yes I suppose depends what I am going to do it-

hint
the graphics card is a ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade Kit Graphics card - 1 GB - GDDR5 SDRAM

I have a corsair 400 watt psu

as for the ram it was gift at christmas a 4x2 pair 1333Mhz same speed as the board

I thought the psu I have might not be enough but thanks for the feedback and the tower options

xstation:thumb:
post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 
I think this goes without saying but in my first post I did not add
I 750 gig hard drive samsung 7200rpm
1 LG cd/dvd combo drive

xstation:thumb:
post #5 of 10
You will be fine with either Corsair 400W or the Antec 380W that comes with the NSK3480.

Regarding the motherboard, are you going to overclock? Is your CPU a 2600 or 2600K? The reason is that most people can get by with a motherboard that costs 2/3 as much. For a single Radeon 5770 you don't need such a motherboard.

Now, if you are going to do dual cards (and a single Radeon 6950 is much better than dual 5770) then you will need a board with dual PCIe slots and a higher wattage PSU.
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Samsung 305T Plus, Dell 2005FPW Cooler Master QuickFire Pro mechanical keyboard Rosewill Capstone 450W Lian Li PC-Q11B 
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Intel 330 240GB SSD, Crucial M4 256GB mSATA SSD... Samsung DVDRW CoolIt Eco Windows 7 Home Premium x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 305T Plus, Dell 2005FPW Cooler Master QuickFire Pro mechanical keyboard Rosewill Capstone 450W Lian Li PC-Q11B 
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post #6 of 10
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Thanks for your post

It will be a hackintosh with lion the graphic card is from a mac desktop

xstation:thumb:
post #7 of 10
depends on what you define as silent. there is a HUGE difference between price tags of "quiet" and "silent"
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
The case I will get which has a type of padding inside is the Fractal Design Define R3 Computers Case - Arctic White

xstation:thumb:
post #9 of 10
gigabyte 6770 silent cell
silverstone 500w nightjar or the kingwin stryker

other components of interest:
scythe orochi (tho this may not work with dominators)
thermalright HR02 (this WILL work with dominators due to it's shape

if you are looking for a SILENT build, then your only choice in the case would be a lanboy air since it barely qualifies as a "case" per se:D it's just mesh wrapped around a steel frame:D remove ALL of the fans from the lanboy and it'll function as a chassis that holds your components w/o much resistance to convection cooling.
post #10 of 10
define mini is a good choice for quiet.
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