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Silent, small and powerfull is it possible?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Hello!

I am in the process of creating a new computer. It will be used in my work that is poker and for computer games.
Would love to be able to play the latest games at the highest settings possible. However you can not always get what you want.
I am using a Dell UltraSharp 3007WFP with resolution 2560x1600 daily, I will later buy a 27". But I am not sure if I will use them at the same time.

I would appreciate all the help I can get, it has been a long time since I built a computer.


What I want is a small, silent and powerfull computer.
I plan to use the following components:

CPU: Intel Core i7 4770K 3.5GHz Socket 1150 Box
CPU Cooler: Hear I need some advice in what to pick!
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 (I am not sure if this is for me)
Memory: Hear I need some advice in what to pick!
SSD : Need advice around 500 gb , prefer it a bit more stable in exchange for top speed
Storage: Need advice at least 1tb
Video Card :GeForce GTX 780 or GeForce GTX 780 Ti ( the best and the most silent cooler will decide this)
Power: Hear I need some advice in what to pick (Have a Zalman ZM1000 - HP 1000W laying around , it might fit ?)
Case: I am not sure what to pick,

I want the case as small as possible so here is a short list of some cases that I have found:

Silverstone

SST-SG08-LITEB
222 mm (W) x 190 mm (H) x 351 mm (D), 14.8 liters
http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=484&area=en

PS09
170mm (W) x 359.8mm (H) x 406.6mm (D), 24.87 liters
http://www.silverstonetek.com.cn/product.php?pid=453&area=en

FT03-MINI
188.9mm(W)x 397mm(H)x235.1mm(D), 17.6 liters
http://www.silverstonetek.com.cn/product.php?pid=333&area=en&tid=

I also consider the Temjin TJ08B-E but its not as pretty as the rest.

Lian Li

PC-Q28
(W) 227mm (H) 305mm (D) 345mm
http://www.lian-li.com/en/dt_portfolio/pc-q28/

PC-Q25
(W) 199mm (H) 280mm (D) 366mm
http://www.lian-li.com/en/dt_portfolio/pc-q25/

Lan gear

DaBox 100 Classic
http://www.lan-gear.eu/shop/index.php?id_product=2&controller=product

DaBox 100 Blackheart
http://www.lan-gear.eu/shop/index.php?id_product=1&controller=product


If a fan is to noisy on the case I will exchange this.


Cooling: I plan to exchange and buy new coolers for the GPU and the CPU. But I don´t know what to pick!?
I don´t know if watercooling is the best choice or if regular cooling or some combinations is the best?
So please advice me of what is the best and the most silenced cooler out there.


I am not sure if its even possible to create a computer with such small cases but I hope there is coolers quiet enough to fit.

Some extra info:
Is it even possible to consider Sli in such a small case?
I problably want to update my graphic card in a few years , is it possible with the motherboard?
I am planning to dress the inside of the case with sounddampening material of some sort (suggestions)
So every little detail to make this computer silent, I want to know what to do.
My budget is big, but still I am not going to pay 400 dollars extra for a 10% increase in this and that.

Whew! It was probably all, I hope!


I always search for moths for the most powerful and quietest components!
Followed by a mental and physical breakdown, I am hoping to take a shortcut, while crying blood as I open yet another tab to read.
By asking the pros!

Thanks in advance!
post #2 of 11
Ok, I am gathering that silence and size are the most important things for you. This is unfortunately going to make things a little harder.

Noise is generally going to depend on temperature. The hotter things get, the faster the fans need to run to keep up, and the louder they get. The traditional way to lower noise is have more/larger fans running at lower speeds to maintain good airflow. Having a smaller case, however, means that you lave less room for fans/airflow.

The other option would be watercooling. Water cooling gets better temperatures and less noise, but is also much more expensive. In addition, you still run into space issues in small cases as you need to fit radiators, reservoir, and pump into the case.

All-in-one water coolers like the corsair H-series can partially get around the space issues by not having a separate pump/res, and are a good option for CPU cooling. There are also brackets to connect them to GPUs but they do not have adequate cooling for the VRMs, so it is not often recommended (especially when overclocking).

In regards to SLI/Xfire: It is technically possible if you get the right mobo/case, but rarely practical. Strong video cards are big and produce a TON of heat, which requires more fans/radiators.


TL:DR-

Small Size
Silent
Ludicrous Speed


Pick 2^
Edited by Yorkston - 3/19/14 at 10:48am
post #3 of 11
Small, silent, and powerful? I can vouch for sg08, The design allows the blower type gpus to intake cold air directly from outside and exhaust it directly outside too. Sg08 have a signgle 180mm fan up top, it is more than enough to cool everything and it is silent.

If you want to sli and watercool, get the tj08-e.
Edited by ghostrider85 - 3/19/14 at 10:57am
post #4 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yorkston View Post

Small Size
Silent
Ludicrous Speed


Pick 2^

This reminds me of the saying that pertains to service. Good, Fast, and cheap. you better pick 2 cuz you cant have all 3.
If its good and fast it aint gonna be cheap
if its good and cheap it aint gonna be fast
if its fast and cheap it aint gonna be any good.

put this saying to what you're trying to do and i think it about sums it up.
if its small and quiet its not gonna be a big powerhouse.
if its a small powerhouse it is NOT going to be quiet *depending on your definition of quiet that is.
and if its a quiet power house it is not going to be very small.
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by Yorkston View Post

Ok, I am gathering that silence and size are the most important things for you. This is unfortunately going to make things a little harder.

Noise is generally going to depend on temperature. The hotter things get, the faster the fans need to run to keep up, and the louder they get. The traditional way to lower noise is have more/larger fans running at lower speeds to maintain good airflow. Having a smaller case, however, means that you lave less room for fans/airflow.

The other option would be watercooling. Water cooling gets better temperatures and less noise, but is also much more expensive. In addition, you still run into space issues in small cases as you need to fit radiators, reservoir, and pump into the case.

All-in-one water coolers like the corsair H-series can partially get around the space issues by not having a separate pump/res, and are a good option for CPU cooling. There are also brackets to connect them to GPUs but they do not have adequate cooling for the VRMs, so it is not often recommended (especially when overclocking).

In regards to SLI/Xfire: It is technically possible if you get the right mobo/case, but rarely practical. Strong video cards are big and produce a TON of heat, which requires more fans/radiators.


TL:DR-

Small Size
Silent
Ludicrous Speed


Pick 2^

You can pick all 3 with the sg08
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by ghostrider85 View Post

You can pick all 3 with the sg08

Yeah, that looks like it would work. Personally I would still say suck it up and get a good mid tower for the extra breathing room, especially if he is new to building. Mini cases can be a nightmare to work in. Also, a blower-style GPU is still going to sound like an engine if you overclock it.
Edited by Yorkston - 3/19/14 at 11:19am
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by Yorkston View Post

Yeah, that looks like it wold work. Personally I would still say suck it up and get a good mid tower for the extra breathing room, especially if he is new to building. Mini cases can be a nightmare to work in.

yeah, ive had my share of stuffing a lot into matx, let alone itx.
with the sg08 case getting a closed loop liquid cooler would probably be a must to keep that processor cool and quiet.
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by XanderTheGoober View Post

yeah, ive had my share of stuffing a lot into matx, let alone itx.
with the sg08 case getting a closed loop liquid cooler would probably be a must to keep that processor cool and quiet.

For me, it's fun and challenging to Build in small cases, plus i really hate wasted internal spaces, empty drive bays, unused pcie slots, etc.
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by ghostrider85 View Post

For me, it's fun and challenging to Build in small cases, plus i really hate wasted internal spaces, empty drive bays, unused pcie slots, etc.

I completely agree, hence why my nzxt vulcan somehow got filled up with 3 hdds, an ssd, fan controller dvd burner. 2 680s and a 1050w psu. tongue.gif
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
Hi!

Here's a quick update on how it goes! Had such a good response that I can not leave you hanging! smile.gif

Here is what I come up with so far, feels like a small case will be difficult to get quiet with the components I have chosen.
Would very much like to test the node 304 or a sugo cases but in the end I think they are to small...

I found another case that is little bigger the DEFINE Mini, I think this should be able to get quiet.
http://www.fractal-design.com/home/product/cases/define-series/define-mini

Still the SilverStone Temjin TJ08B-E linger in my mind, beacause I find it so stylish, but it will probably be too small to get it really quiet...

Any ideas what the noise levels in a Temjin TJ08 could be with a MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Gaming?
I intend to soundproof the case with sounddampening material, every inch of the case.
http://www.inet.se/produkt/6901705/ljuddampningskit-for-miditower

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_780_Ti_Gaming/23.html

So here is a updated list:

CPU: Intel Core i7 4770K 3.5GHz Socket 1150 Box
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 (I am not sure if this is for me)
Memory: Corsair 16GB (2x8GB) CL10 1600MHz VENGEANCE LP
SSD : Samsung 840 EVO Series MZ-7TE500 500GB
Storage: WD Green WD20EZRX 64MB 2TB
Video Card : GeForce GTX 780 Ti
Power: Seasonic X-750 750W or XFX Black Edition 750W
Case: DEFINE Mini or Temjin TJ08


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