|28th February 2011, 04:26 PM||#31|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: white plains, ny
Not to scare anyone but..
DIYaudio, meet LULL.
Lull is my entertainment center PC. It's totally silent, no optical drive. CDs are ripped to .WAV or .FLAC on my desktop in the other room. The heatsink gets hot but never to a temperature that causes a problem and my computer even sits next to house's heat vent. The only problem that I ran into with my setup was the unvailability of a PCI slot so I have to use a PCIe to PCI converter board.
Despite it being a year old I'm still in the process of building a proper case. My primary goals were total silence, HD video playback and small size. With slightly different requirements cost and other factors can be greatly optimized. There might be better components available on the market now, if I was to build another one I would search into low power laptop versions of the iCore chips.
It's a miniITX 1156 Zotac motherboard. I use an i3 CPU with the integrated HD video. Fanless heatsink, SSD and fanless laptop brick style power supply.
motherboard - Zotac H55ITX-A-E LGA1156
CPU and graphics - Intel i3 530
CPU cooler- Noctua NH-C12P
hard drive - Kingston SSD 64GB
Power Supply- picoPSU-150-XT/12.5A 150W AC-DC
sound - Creative Audigy 2 ZS with kx-project (with a PCI Express to PCI Adapter Card)
Last edited by boris81; 28th February 2011 at 04:30 PM.
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