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post #11 of 17
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ugh. so complicated, so many compromises to be made in SFF. I'll sleep on it, though I get the feeling I'll go vanilla SG05. Will likely post pics of whatever it turns out to be.
suggestions are still welcome, btw.

for your SG05 what's holding up that 3.5" exactly? it looks nice. also what antennas are those? i feel like thats a good idea except i might get absurdly long ones for fun.

edit: by vanilla, i mean minimal modding
post #12 of 17
Well because its watercooled I could not use the standard hard drive cage, so one side is sitting on the fan, and the other is sitting on a velcro platform I made for it, its actually pretty stable, and I could make it more stable by putting velcro straps around the hdd so it wont move side to side along the rail I made for it. SFF is fun though biggrin.gif

Here is what the velcro thing looks like.


It's so cute though
 
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post #13 of 17
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If I were to choose air cooling in an SG05, what would be my options?

none of the scythe coolers seem particularly impressive
the AXP-140 is too big/expensive for me

samuel 17 is the only reasonable choice I see so far
I could use fan recommendations for the S17, if anyone has any (quiet, cheap)
I've seen the new AXP-100 and NT-06 Pro but they're not out/ not reviewed yet frown.gif


Any other considerations?
Edited by bobx360 - 12/10/12 at 12:36pm
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If I were to choose air cooling in an SG05, what would be my options?

Overclocking or not? If not, then stick with stock cooler.
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post #15 of 17
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stock cooler is way too loud for me. it might be quieter on a dual core, but definitely not on a quad.
post #16 of 17
Have you tried enabling a silent profile in BIOS? With such a setting, stock quad core coolers are pretty much inaudible to me while inside a case under low load conditions (AKA not torture testing or gaming or transcoding). Also, if not overclocking yet using the Z77E-ITX motherboard, you can use a voltage offset to undervolt the CPU, reducing heat output under load.
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post #17 of 17
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yes, intel coolers are inaudible to me at low load too but I'm looking for quieter load performance. I'm at least looking for a recommendation because I hate the stock cooler. Stop trying to make me use it, ffs lol.
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