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    Pacify Your PC - Part 5 : The final assembly!

    In the last show for this build, Quiet PC's Paul Lee shows an impatient Nick how to assemble his pacified gaming PC... It's the final assembly!
    Watch the show.

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    Re: Pacify Your PC - Part 5 : The final assembly!

    Ummm where's the sli connector gone?
    I couldn't see it, did you forget it?

    nice case choice btw

    And having one of thoes zalman fan controllers I would advise connecting the wires first esp if you have a dvd below it, then it can be a bugger to reach it.

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    Re: Pacify Your PC - Part 5 : The final assembly!

    Gobsmacked!! was the pc plugged in?? Sod the credit crunch i wants it, Hmmm just need a cunning plan to convince the missus that i need these things. good job fellas..

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    Re: Pacify Your PC - Part 5 : The final assembly!

    I have resistors for my case fans (CPU is water-cooled) as I know even at their limited speeds they're enough to cool components down. However, I have to say I've always had my concerns about using manual fan controllers for CPU/GPU. If the device is getting hot enough for it to require a higher fan speed (which the device automatically controls) and you're manually limiting it, surely you're going to run into overheating problems?
    My only concern is should I hide my true identity? A costume maybe?

    0iD: Plus weeing in it every now & again does it good
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    Re: Pacify Your PC - Part 5 : The final assembly!

    Quote Originally Posted by pauldarkside View Post
    I have resistors for my case fans (CPU is water-cooled) as I know even at their limited speeds they're enough to cool components down. However, I have to say I've always had my concerns about using manual fan controllers for CPU/GPU. If the device is getting hot enough for it to require a higher fan speed (which the device automatically controls) and you're manually limiting it, surely you're going to run into overheating problems?
    That's a good point. I use a fan controller at home for the CPU and GPU. When building the system I always stress test the system and monitor temperatures as if I was using the PC as normal. I would then manually change the fans speed to a point where I am happy with the noise and also the cooling they provide. I then know when temperatures raise the provided airflow will be enough.

    I did this with Nick's PC but it seems to have been edited out, not that I am complaining Nick

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    Re: Pacify Your PC - Part 5 : The final assembly!

    Sorry guys, time constraints on the length of the video did mean we had to edit some of the bits out... but believe me, the PC is running, healthy, performing very nicely and sadly upping my electricity bill each month as I forget the bugger is running cos I can't hear it.
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    Re: Pacify Your PC - Part 5 : The final assembly!

    sweet

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    Re: Pacify Your PC - Part 5 : The final assembly!

    Can't wait to watch this (am at stupid work now, cant stream video ).
    I've really enjoyed this series and like the Quiet PC guy, he looks like a sound chap (pun intended!).

    I also totally didnt know how little thermal paste i should have been spreading before - i think i've waaaay over done it in the past, and probably should re-sink my current Q6600. But i'm lazy. Maybe next time
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    Re: Pacify Your PC - Part 5 : The final assembly!

    Quote Originally Posted by Skippy View Post
    That's a good point. I use a fan controller at home for the CPU and GPU. When building the system I always stress test the system and monitor temperatures as if I was using the PC as normal. I would then manually change the fans speed to a point where I am happy with the noise and also the cooling they provide. I then know when temperatures raise the provided airflow will be enough.

    I did this with Nick's PC but it seems to have been edited out, not that I am complaining Nick
    Since you made the effort would you mind sharing the results on here? I'm quite interested to know what specs the fans were, what RPM are they at max and what did you decide to use to give adequate cooling?

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    Re: Pacify Your PC - Part 5 : The final assembly!

    Here is a list of all the products used in the upgrade with links to Quiet PC's website where you'll find all the specs you could ever need about each product.

    Case - Zalman GS1000
    CPU Cooler - Scythe Orochi
    Case fans - Zalman ZM-F3, two supplied with the case
    VGA coolers - Zalman VF1000 with ZM-RHS88 RAM heatsinks
    PSU - Nesteq 700W EECS
    Golf Tees! - Coolink Anti-vibration fan mounts
    Amp! (fan controller) - Zalman ZM-MFC1-Plus

    The fan controller has a range of 5V to 12V. 5V will reduce the fan speed and airflow by around 60%. If Nick gets a moment maybe he can let us know what fan speed he has settled on!

    I hope this helps.

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    Re: Pacify Your PC - Part 5 : The final assembly!

    Nice videos guys but where is the part about the PSU? Ive been waiting since the first one on how to make it quieter and in the video you said it wasnt an option to replace so i was expecting some advice on that, instead you replace the damn thing lol. Mines really loud and the only way i could silence it would be to open it up and remove the design fault on it( plastic shield on half the fan).
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    Re: Pacify Your PC - Part 5 : The final assembly!

    Quick note the range of the ZM-MFC1-Plus is listed by zalman as 11v-5v not 12v, which means that the fans are always slightly slower than stock, all told a good thing.
    (although I'm sure there was a review where when tested it was 11.5v but I cannot find it)
    I have one and I love it, it's a great fan controller
    I used to use a 92mm zalman fan as a rear case fan on my old pc and then on my thermalright ultima90 (case slightly too narrow to fit a 120mm on it)
    nosiey but high air flow without the resistor, much better with it. then moved it onto the fan controller when I changed cooler & case
    I don't like to have the cpu on a manual controller as you never know how much it should be set at esp when gameing, so I swaped it for a coolermaster 92mm PWM fan

    Still the zalman fans are good, nicely balanced for noise vs air flow esp with/without resistor
    Although I did find the resistor gets quite hot

    I like the golf tees mainly because most of the others I've seen are sold for around £5 for only 4 ie one fan worth.

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    Re: Pacify Your PC - Part 5 : The final assembly!

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    I like the golf tees mainly because most of the others I've seen are sold for around £5 for only 4 ie one fan worth.
    As do I. Not sure where you're buying yours though, see here for nexus fan mounts, 4 for £1.09 inc VAT. The quietpc ones are also good value for a larger pack though.

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