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Finished HCPC, (Finally)

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by betamac, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. betamac

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    After months of tweaking and chaning my mind i have completed my HCPC and thought i would post the full spec to give others ideas.

    Case: Silverstone LC03V
    Very nice looking case, drives hidden behind flaps, loads of space inside so pretty much limitless options when it comes to GFx card etc, and a nice LCD for useful information.

    Graphics Card: Gigabyte 6600GT 128MB Fanless PCI Ex
    CPU: Athlon 64 3500 Socket 939
    Motherboard: Asus A8N SLI Deluxe Fanless
    Sound Card: Mystique 7.1 Dolby Digital Live!
    Memory: 1GB Corsair LL DDR400
    Hard Drive: 200GB Seagate SATA
    Optical Drives: Silver NEC 3520 DVD Writer
    Power Supply: Thermaltake 350Watt Fanless
    CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS7700 20DB

    The only fan i have in the system is a Zalman CPU cooler, i then fitted 1 X Papsts 80MM Silent Fan on the bottom of the case to bring air in, and 1 X Papst 60MM Silent fan on the rear blowing air out

    As these 2 fans was too noisy on there own i fitted a fan controller in the 3.5" drive bay and attached both papst fans to it, i then turned the speed down until they was hardly noticeable

    And after all that i have a almost silent HCPC, with temps of around 45c on the CPU and 55c on the hard drive idle (using AMD's Cool N Quiet)
     
  2. linnite

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    Hi

    How is your A8N SLi fanless?

    Mine has a little Southbridge fan which went at 8000+ rpm until I put a resistor in the way and took it down to 5500 rpm.
     
  3. mrmoo

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    How much, all in?
     
  4. betamac

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    Replaced The fan with a Zalman heatsink

    http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/info_2841.html
     
  5. linnite

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    Ah.

    I tried taking the fan off, and scratched a circuit board track on the underside in the attempt :eek: .

    Got away with it, fortunately, but once bitten twice shy with that now.
     
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    I disconnect the Northbridge fan on my Gigabyte P4 mobo, been running well over 12 months mostly 24/7, without a problem. Don't understand why they fit them.
     

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