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Nice! You guys are great!
I just need to decide on a graphic card now.

...and wait for next paycheck. Got a possible ceiling leak (or some condensation in the ventilation system) last sunday, so until I've worked out what that is I need to be careful with my spendings. At least it gives me time to to work out all the parts for this build. smile.gif
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I just need to decide on a graphic card now.

Unless you NEED CUDA, it's AMD all-the-way to me. But that's your personal choice. thumb.gif
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If you want a completely silent BitFenix Prodigy, you should pick up some sound dampening material, and line all the surfaces in it, aside from where the fans will be.

If you can afford it, go all Noctua. Best silence optimised fans that push air like a champ. Or go Gentle Typhoons.

Best fan layout would be two 140mm Noctua's in the front, one 120mm Noctua in the back and leave the top for passive cooling. That combined with sound dampening material, and silent components, would barely be audible. Try get some rubber isolation mounts for mechanical HDD's and make sure that you don't cover the area where the video card intakes or exhausts.
post #24 of 81
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If you can afford it, go all Noctua. Best silence optimised fans that push air like a champ. Or go Gentle Typhoons.

Noctua's are expensive and SSO2 = FDB.

You're better off with Gelid Silent 12's which are also FDB and quality fans, and $7 a pop.
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Best fan layout would be two 140mm Noctua's in the front, one 120mm Noctua in the back and leave the top for passive cooling.

The best setup would be 3x intake, 2x in front and one on top-bottom, then the Macho will cover the top-rear slot and will vent through the rear (cutting the grill would be a good idea - maybe replace it with a less restrictive fanguard - but throwing a fan in there will produce excess turbulence so it's better to stick with positive pressure that will help cooling too).

BTW thomthom, I see that you're in Norway and you won't find Rosewill Products there (USA only).
What website(s) will you be buying from?
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Noctua's are expensive and SSO2 = FDB.

That's why I said if you can afford it.

To be fair, two high quality, silent fans will be able to provide adequate cooling to the interior components, with one exhaust and passive cooling through the top mesh.

Sound dampening material is also a must in a silent PC.
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Unless you NEED CUDA, it's AMD all-the-way to me. But that's your personal choice. thumb.gif
Yea - I stay fixed with nVidia.
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BTW thomthom, I see that you're in Norway and you won't find Rosewill Products there (USA only).
What website(s) will you be buying from?
Not 100% sure. There doesn't appear to be too many Norwegian shops that sell BitFenix Prodigy case. So I might buy that separately and try to find most at mpx.no (they're good, quick and reliable). But it's quite possible I buy from multiple sources. I figured I'd work that out after I nailed the parts I need.
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SSO2 = FDB
I'm not familiar with these abbreviations. What do they mean?
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I'm not familiar with these abbreviations. What do they mean?

SSO2 = Self-stabilizing Oil-pressure 2 bearing. It's a modified FDB bearing proprietary to Noctua.

FDB = Fluid Dynamic Bearing
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post #29 of 81
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I'm starting to look at components at shops local to me / Norway.

What about this motherboard:
ASUS P8Z77-I DELUXE/WD, Socket-1155

Along with the Intel® Core i7-3770K Processor that was recommended earlier in this thread.

Any good?
post #30 of 81
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Not finding the Plextor SSD anywhere close by. What should I look for in SSD harddrives?


Also, I don't find Rosewill PSU's.

I try to find most of my parts at mpx.no - they are very quick and usually got a decent price:
http://www.mpx.no/k/kc.aspx?bn=10057

What about Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 620W PSU ?



Oh, and RAM? Do one really notice a big difference in speed between the different types?
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