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New Quiet I7 Build, Thoughts?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by nick_000000, 24 Sep 2009.

  1. nick_000000

    Gangster

    Joined: 2 Aug 2006

    Posts: 406

    Location: Jersey Channel Islands

    Looking to build my next system to be as quiet as possible and wondering if this looks like a quiet system? I am not sure about the Corsair Obsidian 800D due to restricted airflow as there is only 1 intake at the bottom :(. I would be reversing the Corsair H50 on the back but still not sure about airflow in this case, especially when trying to make it quiet.

    Specs:

    Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping - Processor

    Asus P6T Deluxe/OC Palm Edition - Motherboard

    Patriot Viper 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 x2 - Memory

    Corsair HX 750W - PSU

    Corsair Obsidian 800D - Case

    Corsair H50 - Processor Cooling

    Scythe Kaze Maru 140mm 1200RPM x2 - Extra Cooling

    LG GH22NS40 22x DVD±RW - Optical Drive

    Already got hard drives & GFX sorted/waiting to see what happens with ATI/Nvidia war, anything else I'm forgetting or overlooked?

    Any suggestions on quite cases/cooling would be appreciated, ideally I want an all black case with black insides but suggestions welcome.

    I have an old 10mm Asetek water cooling kit not sure if I should bring this in to the equation, anyone know if I can convert this to 1/2 tubing easily? Any suggestions on water cooling would be appreciated :).
     
    Last edited: 24 Sep 2009
  2. Franksi

    Gangster

    Joined: 8 Jul 2009

    Posts: 311

    Nice choices overall mate - i have the HX850 PSU and it really is pretty silent. I would consider swapping your fans out for the Akasa Apache's though - i assume that this would be for push/pull on the H50's radiator?

    A friend of mine has the Obsidian case and is raving about it on Skype every night!

    Looks like a good setup overall
     
  3. nick_000000

    Gangster

    Joined: 2 Aug 2006

    Posts: 406

    Location: Jersey Channel Islands

    I already have some silentx fans which are pretty silent and push a lot of air for how quiet they are, I will have a look at the Apace's though thx :). I was planning on using Scythe Kaze Maru's just for extra air flow from the bottom of the case as apparently the ones that come with the 800D are a bit wimpy :(.
     
  4. nick_000000

    Gangster

    Joined: 2 Aug 2006

    Posts: 406

    Location: Jersey Channel Islands

    Any thoughts on cases anyone?
     
  5. Franksi

    Gangster

    Joined: 8 Jul 2009

    Posts: 311

    i think that obsidian will be just fine fella