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
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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I hope the classmate's parts have arrived by now. Really growing excited about building that computer.
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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MOBO: Asus P8P67 Evo
Cooling: Megahalems rev. B + Noctua NF-P12
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GPU: Asus GTX 560 ti DC II OC
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x2gb
PSU: Corsair TXV2 650W
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Speakers: Creative 2.1
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Keybord: Logitech K120
In either case, it seems I linked an outdated version of it.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.
Last edited by Marest; 2011-09-26 at 01:18 PM.
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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*okay meaning at first it was semi-choppy at times while playing 1080p videos on Youtube/Netflix, overclocking it a bit to ~1.65GHz seemed to fix it (that's right, I overclocked an E-350 APU... BECAUSE I CAN! )