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post #1 of 26
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I'm planning to buy an Opteron, but I can only get it for $450 CAD locally. A bit too much...

Is it worth getting the Opteron 165 w/ No-heatsink at TigerDirect for $380 CAD with an other heatsink?
post #2 of 26
you could get a BT with it - It may work out cheaper. If it doesnt, then you'll still be saving.
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post #3 of 26
You can get one off of NCIX.com. They're canadian, and have the 165 for like 330 bucks or something....don't let tigerdirect rip another person off. Then ALSO get the Big Typhoon...it's a bagillion times better than stock.
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post #4 of 26
Just worked it out. Getting the 165 with a BT is the same price.
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NCIX :
OEM $370
BOX $410

Still savings! Now I need to find if there's a local place cheaper than NCIX for the BT... TigerDirect is, but for $2. I'll have to look at VibeComputers...

About the RAM, will TWINX-3200C2PRO do the job? (Cheaper than NCIX locally) - edit: Vibe is cheaper than locally.

And would you tell me to order from VibeComputers and use their "I found a lower price somewhere else" form?

It's to put on a DFI RS482 INFINITY µATX mobo (if it changes something)...

About the Big Typhoon, I just looked at a review. Is it really that poorly constructed?
post #6 of 26
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post #7 of 26
Personally i would take a look at the thermalright heatsinks also.

They are a bit better constructed and give equally good cooling to the BT.

Im sure people would disagree with this comment but the customisable nature of the thermalright coolers imo gives a greater opportunity for greater cooling.

The use of a 120mm fan of your choice means that you can balance noise/temps much easier or if your not bothered about noise, bolt a 120mm Vantec tornado on there and get >120CFM air flow for ultimate air cooling.

The current star of their range is the Thermalright SI-120.

Just MY opinion
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Yes, noise matters a LOT. I would preferably have a 0dB computer, but that's impossible. (If not paying LOTS of money)

Which is the reason my case is probably going to be DIYed with MDF.

Maybe I'm going to build my own PSU, there will even be no power line noise . ;-)
(In fact, it's just that it's probably going to be a lot more simple to have a 0dB PSU this way) -- But this thing's not good for the power bill.

Unless someone can suggest me a "normal" ATX PSU that is not an RF maker (you still can listen AM radio next to it)

I might even build my own PSU, unless there's something not too pricey that I could just cool down with a big heatsink.


The TT has no fan... I would have to put one... The TT is getting more interesting then.
post #9 of 26
Building your own PSU is a bad idea. If your computer or even something else goes up in smoke because of it, you'll have a tough time making insurance claims, as it wouldn't be UL certified. Also, the Thermaltake Big Typhoon does have a fan. If you don't want the Thermaltake, take a look at the Tuniq Tower 120. It is supposed to be really good, probably as good as the BT. It can also have different fans installed. If you really want quiet, there is water cooling. For a good PSU that is quiet and will last you a long there is the FSP 600W or 700W units. They are supposed to be really nice.
post #10 of 26
If you are after quietness the Zalman range of coolers are very effective.

The 9500 CPU cooler is regarded as the Daddy of quiet coolers.

Alternatively the Thermalrights with a silent fan are also very good (Silenx and AcoustiFan: C-Series are very quiet)
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