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    Completely fanless box?

    Got an idea for a M1000 Epia system in a maplin project box, but replace the heatsink/fan with a big copper block. This block then touches the case surround for a huge surrounding heatsink. Add to that a 55w fanless PSU and a single 120gig harddisk - also with a copper block, but also packed in foam.

    Truely silent system? Cooling good enough? Considering its not painted and plain alu. 55W is enough for just 1 harddisk, no CD drive and the M1000? Perhaps a couple of LEDs too
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    i reckon it'll just turn into a radiator an toast unless u add a fan of some description.

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    Originally posted by Gubbage
    i reckon it'll just turn into a radiator an toast unless u add a fan of some description.
    tranqul pc's dont have fams

    not sure about hush ?
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    the drive will make no more noise then a single 80mm fan on 5v or 7v

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    Originally posted by Gubbage
    the drive will make no more noise then a single 80mm fan on 5v or 7v
    I can hear my Barra 5 120gig accessing now in my standard case, and with everything else totally silent itll be noticeable.

    The epia board only kicks out 11W and if i make the copper block big enough to fit over the northbridge too.

    Hush simply has 3 heatpipes doesnt it?
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    id say give it a go mate, would be nice to have silence, may work if not just use a big heatsink and make a hole in the case for it.

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    You cant say for sure unless you give it a go.

    I personally think that it is going to run a little too hot without any fan in it, with the hard drive in there as well.

    If it was a slower speed HD, I reckon that you might have gotten away with it.

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    I would consider 2.5" HDD and a decent size project box, not to small.

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    Na, ive got a 120gig here. Not spending any MORE money on a smaller disk. Already the board, ram, box and PSU are gonna come to £250+ not taking into account copper blocks etc.

    The plan is to get a EPIA CL 1000 with dual Lan. The box will sit on top of my router and plug into the router and ICS to my other machine (4 port router, 4 people in the house: 1 port per person). Then ill remote desktop the machine

    Hopefully VIA have produced something stable this time though. Im the biggest fan on VIA products.
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    I might make a fanless, slower box .... to put in my mates room (he has uni halls and they got free really fast broadband - 3-4 mbps normally, with it going much higher on weekends)...

    Then RealVNC it from my home pc to use kazaa and other stuff ...

    Then when I go visit him, I can burn it onto a cd and bring it back.

    Saves me from leaving my PC on as well as allowing me to browse quicker without kazaa downloads messing it up
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    The Tranquils not right good - we'll be stopping selling soon, due to problems with build quality & regular problems with CPU's overheating.
    I'd go for the Hush - it's a Porsche, whilst the Tranquil is a Ford.....


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    Originally posted by Sinizter
    I might make a fanless, slower box .... to put in my mates room (he has uni halls and they got free really fast broadband - 3-4 mbps normally, with it going much higher on weekends)...

    Then RealVNC it from my home pc to use kazaa and other stuff ...

    Then when I go visit him, I can burn it onto a cd and bring it back.

    Saves me from leaving my PC on as well as allowing me to browse quicker without kazaa downloads messing it up
    Seriously DONT use Kazaa from uni, its not worth it. Anyhow its a crap program Use BitTorrent or overnet/donkey network, its far better.
    Uni connections via JANET are 10Mbit also

    Hush are too damn expensive. I dont need a CD drive, but i do need the dual lan. I also dont need a harddisk since i have my own If i could just get the hush case id be laughing If you .. ahem.. have any spare?? ill pay well And buy a CL1000 Epia +512meg stick of low profile from you

    edit: i cant even find hush pcs on your site
    Last edited by Bindibadgi; 14-09-2003 at 09:07 PM.
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