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Old 10-01-2007, 02:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,
i want to build a new computer thats as quiet as possible. Im going to be using it for work only so no games ive come up with this so far :
case - AcoustiCase 340 and 360 Acoustically Lined Cases (no PSU) £76
dvddrive- http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/pro...temaster-sata-
£25
graphics- on-board
harddrive- Spinpoint T-Series Hard Drives
-£60
hdcoooler- ZM-2HC2 Hard Drive Heatpipe Cooler
- £18
memory - Kingston 1GB DDR2 Memory - Cheap at Ebuyer!
- £20
motherboards- Asus P5L-VM 1394 Socket 775 I945g onboard VGA and Audio FSB1066 mATX
- £45
psu- Xilence Power Quiet PSUs
-£36
proccesser- Intel Pentium Dual Core E2180 2GHz Socket 775 800MHz FSB L2 1MB Cache Retail Box Processor
£54


If you think they arent the best parts, i could get a quieter part or i could get them cheaper elsewere please post.
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Old 10-02-2007, 01:04 AM   #2 (permalink)

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That's a fine build. Two things I would suggest is maybe an extra gig of RAM (1 gig doesn't hold much these days even without gaming) and changing the hard drive from a spinpoint to a Seagate or WD. A little more reliable than Samsung from my experience.
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do you want it small as well as for a little extra you could get mini-itx which are completely silent as the case radiates the heat from the components like one huge heatpipe system, you can get this in micro-atx form-factor aswell but mini-itx is just 6"x8"
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hi guys thanks for your suggestions.
saltynay: can you give me link to the case you're talking about and would it fit a normal Atx motherboard like the one i posted above.

Heres is the updated specs of the new build:

2 gigs of ram - Kingston 1GB DDR2 Memory - Cheap at Ebuyer!
new segate hd - Seagate 160GB 7200.10 7200RPM SATAII/300 8MB Cache - OEM - Ebuyer
Is that a quiet hard drive ?
A micro/mini/atx/itx case.... ( i need a link )
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no chance of a full atx fitting in it sorry.

mini-itx (info) link:
mini-itx.com - news
where are you situated I might be able to tell you some better places to shap itx???

heatpiped m-atx (also mini-itx version available)
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hi thanks for your replies.
Im based in the UK , can you reccomend any good places to buy itx cases and which motherboards would fit these cases? Thanks
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i took a look at the online store on mini-itx.com, it seems very expensive...
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...because they have a specific purpose, and they're smaller than normal motherboards. Their purpose is for embedded computer systems, I believe.
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industrial use originally but now theyre very common in htpc and light gaming use or just as laptop replacements... portability of a laptop and the power of a desktop .

I think you should go with a via with built in cpu very low wattage and low heat and enough performance to do general things:

VIA EPIA/VB Boards - VIA Technologies, Inc.
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would it be worth it orderng a pc like this:
http://www.fit-pc.com/specifications.htm
of that site...

or

where can i get hold of the mainboards like the ones on this page:
VIA EPIA SN-Series Mini-ITX Mainboard - VIA Technologies, Inc.

If i could get hold of that motherboard would this work
CASE: mini-itx.com - store -Noah 3988 Mini-ITX Case - Black/Silver
PSU : mini-itx.com - store
MEMORY:mini-itx.com - store (1GB)
HARD DRIVE:mini-itx.com - store

80GB Seagate 2.5" SATA 5400RPM Hard Drive - 8MB Cache

DVD Drive : Optiarc AD-7633A Slimline 8X8 DVDRW/DL/RAM LabelFlash Slot Loading Black Drive - OEM - Ebuyer

Would all those compnonets work together?
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