Description

A few weeks ago a friend of mine asked me to take a look at an old computer his mom had that was really really loud. I opened it up and saw more dust in there than there was computer. While dusting I noticed that the computer only had a CPU fan and a PSU fan so there was practically no circulation. Anyways, after dusting and looking at the parts we came to the conclusion that it would be nice for her to get a new computer for work (I wouldn't exactly call this a workstation because the most heavy duty workloads are on Microsoft Office) and for use for all the members in the household as a general media and work device.

We wanted something optimized for silence so the Cooler Master Silencio was a no-brainer. The other parts were just standard issue stuff we picked up at a local Micro Center. As you all can tell it's not the most impressive build on here (not even close!) but this isn't going to be playing GTAV. It works really nicely and it's a very pretty piece. I also wanted to use this as my first build as a part of my personal run computer building/repair comission service. I think it's gorgeous and the owner loves it!

We didn't overclock the processor but in time we might be doing some worthy upgrades. I'll keep you all posted and I'll keep posting pictures in time

Comments

  • 56 months ago
  • 6 points

Now just overclock that pentium to 4.5 and tell your family that you have a i7 in that computer

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha perhaps in time if things become more demanding ;) but for now it's great the way it is.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

How devious...good plan!

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

I am in the beginning of planning my build, and im in dire need of a nice and quiet case. Was it easy to work in?

  • 56 months ago
  • 4 points

It has a decent amount of space and it has a lot of options. For example, it comes with a removable hard drive bay (which we did remove) and two vertical ssd mounts. The 3.5" bay also acts as a hard drive slot. Cable management was great except there wasn't a hole for the CPU power so if you notice in the picture we had to rout the cable in front of the motherboard. The front panel comes off when you're adding anything to the 5.25" or 3.5" slots. All in all it didn't give me much trouble, so I would definitely go for it! It's a fantastic case.

  • 56 months ago
  • 4 points

Awesome, thanks for replying!

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

This started very interestingly: first pic I read "Silencio" on the case. like it!

psu: Is the Solid Gear noisy?

  • 56 months ago
  • 4 points

I was impressed by this power supply. I never heard the brand before and I was skeptical about a 400 watt power supply for $20 (after the rebate) but I was happily surprised to find out three things: One, the cables have a mesh, almost braided feel. Two, the entire power supply is blank, which is aesthetically pleasing, and, three, it is inaudible! :D

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

You had to update your Bios to use the Pentium?

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

I did not

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!