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RE: Antec ISK 300-65 - Intel i3 build - eskro - 2012-04-12 03:56
(2012-04-12 03:40)bluray Wrote: as the other guy in the other thread found out, his 65W A6-3500 can spike up to 75w
hum, the spike occured when he Prime95'ed
which is something he'll never use....
i have nothing to say about playing it safe,
im just saying that 65w is enough here for HTPC use
and we have proof.
RE: Antec ISK 300-65 - Intel i3 build - morfeus - 2012-04-12 04:23
@eskro - heh, if a discrete fanless Nvidia will fit, it's down to the CPU cooler. Any good smaller alternatives to the scythe biggie?
Almost pulling the tricker on this setup, else I'm never gonna get my Asrock ION replacement
@bluray - Fair enough. It performs better, no doubt, but for a 24/7/365, it should be better with the T model, right?
The i3 is actually overkill for me at the moment, but i'd like this setup to be "future proof", with discrete gpu card in mind.
And, with the upgrade from the Asrock ION 330, I wan't some of a boost, for my money
Actually, the Asrock 2. gen ION, is only about $35 cheaper, vs the above setup.
Denmark is a great and lovely little contry, but taxes are crazy
That's one reason, why i love the Antec case. The pico-PSU, would cost me almost doubble, with shipment.
That means, I'll "only" get HD 2000 with my setup? Hope it will blend, because i don't know the difference
RE: Antec ISK 300-65 - Intel i3 build - eskro - 2012-04-12 04:26
CPU COOLER: thermaltake MeOrb
you'll get HD3000 graphics with your motherboard and the i3 u chose
RE: Antec ISK 300-65 - Intel i3 build - morfeus - 2012-04-12 04:42
Thanks eskro. Now i know, that it's possible to get a silent setup, when there's no room for the big shuriken 2 + a future PCIe discrete graphics card.
Great, HD3000 must logicaly be better than HD2000. As long as it plays 1080p flawless, and all other smaller things, I'm happy :-)
RE: Antec ISK 300-65 - Intel i3 build - waver123 - 2012-04-13 06:59
Let us know how this build would go, curious to see your power usage numbers too.
RE: Antec ISK 300-65 - Intel i3 build - eskro - 2012-04-13 08:33
RE: Antec ISK 300-65 - Intel i3 build - morfeus - 2012-04-14 14:59
@waver123 - Will do
Just placed the order, expected to arrive wednesday or thursday. Can't wait
BTW. I went for the HT model:
Because I could use an extra reciever+remote for another setup
RE: Antec ISK 300-65 - Intel i3 build - Beer40oz - 2012-04-14 17:25
Sweet you will enjoy it. I just finished mine and I am tweaking it. It's dead silent.
RE: Antec ISK 300-65 - Intel i3 build - morfeus - 2012-04-14 20:16
(2012-04-14 17:25)Beer40oz Wrote: Sweet you will enjoy it. I just finished mine and I am tweaking it. It's dead silent.
Thanks Beer, been reading you thread, I'm soooo excited now
Really wish i had room/clearence for the BIG Shuriken 2, but it will completely block my PCIe card.
I wonder how the noise-level will be, with the Intel i3 stock cooler that I'll start with
RE: Antec ISK 300-65 - Intel i3 build - bluray - 2012-04-14 20:31
(2012-04-14 20:16)morfeus Wrote: BTW. I went for the HT model:You'll enjoy the included remote to control XBMC and othter media players....
(2012-04-14 20:16)morfeus Wrote: I wonder how the noise-level will be, with the Intel i3 stock cooler that I'll start withWith proper configuration, it should be fine. After you installed all the drivers and software, you can go into AsRock bios to configure fan speed. You can set CPU to "Cool ‘n’ Quiet" in Bios Advance tab and set the CPU operating temperature to 50 degrees in Bios Hardware/Health Monitor tab....and you can set both CPU and case fans to level 5......you can monitor the operating temperature. It should be quieter.....