Description

Hi!

My goal was to build very quiet and reliable PC with noise slightly above ambient level and still powerful enough. I chose reliable components which meet my requirements so the software I use will run without any problems. Mostly I use this pc for java/web programming and as media storage. This PC doesn't have any graphics card because I don't launch any heavy games on it. It has Raid0 2x128 (backed up to HDD timely), stock CPU cooler, quiet fanless PSU and reliable UPS. I chose Ubuntu as OS because it's easy to use, free, no malware and I can still launch many windows programs under Wine.

Comments

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd throw a good noctua cooler on that Xeon and have it be as close to silent as possible. Still an awesome build. +1

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Yeah.. A good cooler would make this build ultimately quiet :) Mostly I don't hear any noise because 550D does its job..

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build +1

Fanless PSU is the way on these silent build, how do you like it? I agree with jaredt, a nice 120mm cpu cooler would keep it even quieter in there...at the $1400 price point, seems like you could afford it.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I have no any complains about this PSU so far. Absolutely noiseless, big heat sink, many vent holes, excessive pressure in the case blows air out thru it so it will not overheat. Packaging is good.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

That's awesome, I might have to use one in a build at some point.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I can see a GPU in there... you lie!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I returned this GPU to newegg because it was damaged and I didn't order a replacement.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

+1

How is Ubuntu treating you? I am debating on Win8 or Ubuntu/Debian (Either one)

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  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you keep the plastic wrapping on the case after you were done?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I kept plastic on during installation, then removed.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the psu is meant to be mounted the other way around.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

You're right. I turned it over to have better cable management. I don't think that this a big issue because thermal radiation spreads in every direction and air flow within the PSU has not suffered.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get your memory from? I'm having a hard time locating RAM for the E3-1245 V3 w/ ECC

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Any figures on power draw at idle and full load?

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

40w at idle. 130w at full load.