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July 12, 2010 11:20:21 PM

i want the quietest, smallest computer possible. will these parts do?

CPU: core i7-875k lga1156: $329.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO: gigabyte h55 mini-itx mobo $104.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: kingston hyperx 4gb (2x2gb) ddr3 dual-channel $118.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE: Lian-Li mini-itx cube tower case (blk): $129.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GFX: PowerColor Radeon HD 5770 1gb $154.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Ultra 400w ult-400p ALREADY HAVE IT :) 

HDD: (2x, Striped Raid), WD Caviar Black 1tb $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ODD: BD/DVD/CD SATA burner $174.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU HSF: Corsair H50 WC 120mm fan $74.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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July 12, 2010 11:45:11 PM

fill the stickie in my sig.
h50 isn't worth the money
i7 875k is overpriced imo i5 can do a great job
a samsung f3 1tb is a better option


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July 13, 2010 12:50:00 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: not really of much importance

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: internet brwosing, tomshardware forums, more internet browsing, gaming, music player, playing movies, folding@home (for toms), stuff like that
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: kbd, ms, monitor, spkrs, psu (see below)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: mini-itx, SILENT!
OVERCLOCKING: MAYBE but not much i want this to last more than a week :)  SLI OR CROSSFIRE: nope
MONITOR RESOLUTION: not sure, but its not much higher than 1024x768 cuz i have a viewsonic vga va720 17" lcd

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: TOTALLY SILENT!, be fast, and look nice...

CPU: core i7-875k lga1156: $329.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO: gigabyte h55 mini-itx mobo $104.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: kingston hyperx 4gb (2x2gb) ddr3 dual-channel $118.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE: Lian-Li mini-itx cube tower case (blk): $129.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GFX: PowerColor Radeon HD 5770 1gb $154.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Ultra 400w ult-400p ALREADY HAVE IT :) 

HDD: (2x, Striped Raid), WD Caviar Black 1tb $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ODD: BD/DVD/CD SATA burner $174.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU HSF: Corsair H50 WC 120mm fan $74.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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July 13, 2010 12:51:57 AM

mrhoshos96 said:
fill the stickie in my sig.
h50 isn't worth the money
i7 875k is overpriced imo i5 can do a great job
a samsung f3 1tb is a better option


-the h50 would fit in my chosen case
-i like being able to say i have an i7, and i like the 2.93ghz stock speed :) 
-im a western digital fanboy and wont buy from anyone else :/ 
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July 14, 2010 5:41:22 AM

You might take a look at a computer wattage calculator. I looked at the one on the Antec site, and it listed 406 watts as recommended PSU wattage (of course, you know your build better than I). Even though you already have the PSU, I wonder if that might be an issue.

It's at least worth looking at.
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July 15, 2010 12:31:54 AM

odd-i got like 200-something when i did it on the antec psu calc...WIERD! well does anyone know which is right?
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July 15, 2010 12:33:16 AM

oh and btw im probably not gonna OC. thats why i like the i7-875k, cuz it has a high stock speed.
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July 15, 2010 4:30:29 AM

More like 300 watts for that, you should be fine.
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July 15, 2010 2:45:59 PM

great! so all my parts will fit in that case?
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July 16, 2010 12:44:11 AM

so is the radeon 5770 less than 300mm/30cm?
well i was thinking to mount the cooler at the 120mm exhaust fan at the top. would that work?
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July 16, 2010 2:31:07 AM

Depends on which 5770 you buy, but I think the ASUS one is about 9 inches long.
edit: 30cm is about 11 inches
I don't know much about the H50.
With the PSU I don't think the 5770 would fit, unless you did some maneuvering of the HDD enclosure.
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July 16, 2010 2:32:40 AM

what do u mean it wont fit with the psu? im gonna be using the powercolor i linked to, unless you can find a 5770 thats better and/or cheaper.
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July 16, 2010 2:42:24 AM

Length-wise it should fit, except for the fact that since the PSU is mounted at the bottom, and because the card is located at the bottom of the motherboard, there may be some spacial issues. As well, if there isn't space issues because the card would be above the PSU, then length-wise the card would be intersecting with the HDD rack.
At least, that's what it looks like from the picture mosox provided
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July 16, 2010 2:57:26 AM

Ooooh, nice!
So it seems it will definitely fit! (the video card)

Probably the top fan is better than the PSU fan, but I don't know if there is enough room, etc.
I have never built anything smaller than a mid tower :D 
If/when you do build this, please let me know how it goes, as I am interested in trying to build one for myself.
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July 21, 2010 10:17:28 PM

I saw a forum where someone put in the H50 into the PC Q08B case and succeeded, but had to either move the PSU mount screw holes down or get a thinner fan(?).
Don't recall the forum at this point, but I think there might be a link embedded in a previous tom's forum for a new build with the PC Q08B case.
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July 22, 2010 12:07:10 AM

already ordered and built. successful. the h50 fit, but it was tight. the psu almost touches the rad and the cable tube thingies of the h50 jad to be shoved at a wierd angle. but it works wonderfully. my aunt (who i sold it to), is impressed by the quality and speed, even though she really doesnt need much more than a single-core with 1gb but she had some extra $$$ so she had me build this. But yeah it worked great, excpet that i DID have to get a better psu cuz the other one kept shutting down. i got this SHHH DONT TELL HER ITS LOUSY!!!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/NewProduct.aspx?Item=N82E...
its actually very quiet.

PS: why does the newegg page look different?
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