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    ok, then i use my other reasonings as to why it sucks :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rixis View Post
    seeing as my loudest component is the psu .. it'd be a bit pointless getting something like that :P

    looks ridiculous too >.>

    edit: is it cruel of me to love where they say: "The PC itself doesn't compromise on performance," and they're running on a h67 = no overclocking, pffft, no compromise on performance my foot :P

    edit2: as well as the obvious loss of performance (depending on what you'd use the pc for) of not having a graphics card plugged in
    silverstone makes passive cooled PSU's, and koolance makes a watercooled PSU

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
    Something along the lines of this perhaps? A 100% passively cooled i5 2500k system.
    Does that even have a GPU?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Does that even have a GPU?
    Do you need a magnifying glass? ;p <3

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    my psu isn't especially noisy, just happens to be the noisiest part, there's a difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
    Something along the lines of this perhaps? A 100% passively cooled i5 2500k system.
    What am I even looking at >_>

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Do you need a magnifying glass? ;p <3
    Yes I need a magnifying glass even though I saw that DVI integrated port, NOW DOES IT HAVE A FREAKING GPU??

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    Quote Originally Posted by xuvial View Post
    yes i need a magnifying glass even though i saw that dvi integrated port, now does it have a freaking gpu??
    intel hd 3,000!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Yes I need a magnifying glass even though I saw that DVI integrated port, NOW DOES IT HAVE A FREAKING GPU??
    if you saw the dvi port, that answered the question right there, a motherboard wouldn't have a dvi port if it didn't have a gpu integrated

    dd was obviously referring to what i an he had already mentioned, the inability to have an exernal/pcie card gpu,bit of a kicker if you need anything more than basic bare minimum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rixis View Post
    if you saw the dvi port, that answered the question right there, a motherboard wouldn't have a dvi port if it didn't have a gpu integrated

    dd was obviously referring to what i an he had already mentioned, the inability to have an exernal/pcie card gpu,bit of a kicker if you need anything more than basic bare minimum
    I think silent cooling is a cool* idea, but you'd have to buy a specialized case to not obscure Mobo ports

    *Not intended to be a pun

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    you could use a PCIe ribbon cable and mount a aftermarket gpu in there somewhere, although i think you would need a bigger case to mount a passive cooler on a nvidia 500 series

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    you could use a PCIe ribbon cable and mount a aftermarket gpu in there somewhere, although i think you would need a bigger case to mount a passive cooler on a nvidia 500 series
    Yeah, something that has enough space in between the bottom of the motherboard and the top of the PSU to allow for another ridiculously huge heatsink. ;p

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    I hope the classmate's parts have arrived by now. Really growing excited about building that computer.

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    And in the end, what's the point honestly. I thought that system in a define R3 case with silent fans doesn't pretty much make a sound? Unless you like, work professionally with audio stuff and have to record something, absolut zero dB is not needed as you can't hear it anyway with bare ears ;>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
    Although I agree about the comment regarding the performance claim. You sacrifice your GPU slot for absolute silence. Not to mention that the i5 2500k is totally wasted.
    On the contrary. The K model has Intel HD 3000 graphics while the Non-K has HD 2000. Since the build uses the IGP, having the better one makes sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wries View Post
    On the contrary. The K model has Intel HD 3000 graphics while the Non-K has HD 2000. Since the build uses the IGP, having the better one makes sense.
    That I wasn't aware of.

    In either case, it seems I linked an outdated version of it. Here is the more recent (and still available) one: http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/pro...ms/sys-a43-z68
    At glance, it does look like the second and third of the PCI-E ports on the Gigabyte GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3 aren't blocked by the massive heatsink. So add something like an ASUS ENGT440 and you got a decent system that is, apart from the Blu-Ray writer and the HDD (you could go for only SSDs though), absolutely silent.
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    Anyone manage to get their hands on a Llano system yet (or build one)?

    I just recently built an A8 system at work for an office machine myself. I'm rather impressed considering it's more or less an old K10 with an IGP. I can't really test it for games, but for general usage and responsiveness in an office environment, it is noticeably faster than the i3 2100 system I built a couple months ago. I attribute that to the 4 physical cores over the HT'd dual core i3 though. Obviously Aero is smoother on a Radeon as well... really not impressed with the new Intel IGP's despite their praise. Still slow, and the drivers are surprisingly bad for Intel.

    Ended up being a bit cheaper than the i3 too...

    I'd like to see someone build an ITX Llano system..
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Yeah, something that has enough space in between the bottom of the motherboard and the top of the PSU to allow for another ridiculously huge heatsink. ;p
    Late response because I was at work and Firefox for Android sucks at "Reply with Quote"-ing...
    wtb passively cooled GTX 580. That giant heatsink pictured earlier is for a 95W TDP CPU, imagine how big it'd need to be for a 244W TDP GPU

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asera View Post
    Anyone manage to get their hands on a Llano system yet (or build one)?

    I just recently built an A8 system at work for an office machine myself. I'm rather impressed considering it's more or less an old K10 with an IGP. I can't really test it for games, but for general usage and responsiveness in an office environment, it is noticeably faster than the i3 2100 system I built a couple months ago. I attribute that to the 4 physical cores over the HT'd dual core i3 though. Obviously Aero is smoother on a Radeon as well... really not impressed with the new Intel IGP's despite their praise. Still slow, and the drivers are surprisingly bad for Intel.

    Ended up being a bit cheaper than the i3 too...

    I'd like to see someone build an ITX Llano system..
    I was planning to build one for my mother. As a HTPC. Not now tho. In a couple of months.

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