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Hey guys,

My dad wanted a "media"-computer which can receive tv-programs, play hdtv and does all kinda video/movie/whatever stuff that you "need" in the living room.

Since it needed to be silent, I chose the Zalman TNN500-AF Computer Case which has no fans at all.



The whole case is made out of aluminium and the CPU, GPU and Northbridge are connected to the case through heatpipes.



the hardware setup is:
- cpu: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+
- mainboard: msi k8n Diamond 54G
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video card: Sapphire Radeon X1800XL
- RAM: 2 x 1GB Kingston HyperX PC3200

The Case is awesome, it really is worth every cent (~$900-1000, I paid 939€). I didnt think that the whole passive cooling would work but when I turned the computer on for the first time, I had it running for 3 hours at 44°C (111,2 F).

We'll see how well the cooling will work as soon as I get the harddrives (they weren't available in the store yet) and I'll run all kinds of CPU stresstests ;-)

love,
killahbee
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thats a pretty cool idea for a case. kinda pricy though. How much is that in usd?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by slydog64
thats a pretty cool idea for a case. kinda pricy though. How much is that in usd?
Quote:
Originally Posted by killahbee
(~$900-1000, I paid 939€).
I just looked up in google :-P and at "onsale.com" or something like that it costs $1,047.99.

The whole system (with cpu, etc.) costed 3750€ which is $4533.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by slydog64
thats a pretty cool idea for a case. kinda pricy though. How much is that in usd?
I've seen it sell for $1400 upwards. Not worth it IMO. Just buy A TT silent PSU, a TT Sonic Tower, a Zalman Passive heatpipe GPU cooler, a Coolermaster heatpipe fanless NB cooler and stick it in an Antec P180, and BAM, no fans, no noise.
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Originally Posted by Some_Idiot2
I've seen it sell for $1400 upwards. Not worth it IMO. Just buy A TT silent PSU, a TT Sonic Tower, a Zalman Passive heatpipe GPU cooler, a Coolermaster heatpipe fanless NB cooler and stick it in an Antec P180, and BAM, no fans, no noise.
Well, my dad really wanted a computer like that. If I had to build a computer like that for myself, I would go for the less expensive way, too.
But since he can afford it and he wanted it there's nothing wrong in trying the Zalman out :-)
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