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I've had it up to here with my girlfriend's computer (/points at forehead tongue.gif). Her last setup had tons of buggy drivers, a motherboard that didn't like to work with certain hardware, and very noisy hard drives and fans. So I took it upon myself to build her a new computer - the noise is bad enough, but add a girlfriend nagging to fix it every day and it'll drive you insane! (don't tell her I said that lol smile.gif) The MB and RAM were taken out of my HTPC - she needed 8GB of RAM which it had (don't ask), and I needed to reduce the HTPC's power consumption. So I gave her those two parts and got a DDR3 board for the HTPC. And the PSU was supposed to be for my server but the cables weren't long enough, so I just used it for hers instead (and that's why it's abnormally large for this build).

Case: Mini P180
Fans: 2x Nexus 120mm, Stock 200mm
CPU Cooler: CM Hyper 212+
GPU Cooler: Accelero S1 Rev 2

CPU: Phenom II x2 545
MB: Asus M4A785-M (785G)
GPU: EVGA GTS 450
RAM: 8GB DDR2-800
SSD: OCZ Vertex 30GB
PSU: Seasonic X650

The three case fans (four if you count the never-running PSU one) are the only moving parts. I'm loving the silence - from both the computer and my girlfriend wink.gif. It's not totally silent, but it's quiet enough that you can't hear it except when sitting at her desk in the middle of the night, when ambient noise is at it's least.


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This is after 30 mins of prime95:
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This is after 11 mins of furmark:
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Edited by Manyak - 8/19/11 at 11:30am
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post #2 of 25
Nice build and great cable management!
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post #3 of 25
Haha! the girlfriend get's the nicest computer hey? lol
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post #4 of 25
Nice build smile.gif.
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post #5 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by marcz123;12076552 
Nice build and great cable management!

Thanks smile.gif. But to be honest, I barely put any effort into it...this case just makes it really easy lol.
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Originally Posted by Atomfix;12076555 
Haha! the girlfriend get's the nicest computer hey? lol

lol well she's starting her rendering/graphic design courses this semester, so I don't think a celeron would cut it tongue.gif
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Why do you need 8GB ram in the kitchen?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ph10m;12076615 
Why do you need 8GB ram in the kitchen?

So that you don't forget the potatoes in the oven?
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post #8 of 25
And naturally you use that camera of yours to make the sexiness factor multiply by 5 tongue.gif

What's the total cost for a build like this? D: I need to see this thing in action...
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post #9 of 25
Where did you get the case? Newegg doesn't carry it anymore and I really wanna use it in my next lan rig.

Thanks
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post #10 of 25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by metallicamaster3;12076689 
And naturally you use that camera of yours to make the sexiness factor multiply by 5 tongue.gif

What's the total cost for a build like this? D: I need to see this thing in action...

These exact parts? I dunno, some of them were purchased years ago. The RAM is from when 65nm CPUs were still the new hotness, the CPU/MB/SSD are from over a year ago,...

But putting together the same build on newegg right now, except with 4GB DDR3 and a smaller PSU, is coming up to $620.
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Originally Posted by KingFrizzy;12076716 
Where did you get the case? Newegg doesn't carry it anymore and I really wanna use it in my next lan rig.

Thanks

Amazon.com!
Edited by Manyak - 1/20/11 at 5:13am
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