[LAU] New workstation | DAW pc

rosea grammostola rosea.grammostola at gmail.com
Sat Sep 11 16:59:24 UTC 2010

On Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 3:58 PM, Kjetil S. Matheussen
<k.s.matheussen at notam02.no> wrote:
> On Sat, 11 Sep 2010, rosea grammostola wrote:
>> On Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 3:12 PM, Kjetil S. Matheussen
>> <k.s.matheussen at notam02.no> wrote:
>>> On Sat, 11 Sep 2010, rosea grammostola wrote:
>>>> On Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 2:20 PM, Kjetil S. Matheussen
>>>> <k.s.matheussen at notam02.no> wrote:
>>>>> rosea grammostola:
>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>> Thanks for all the info so far.
>>>>>> I have gathered some components:
>>>>>> Processor: i5 750
>>>>>> Heatsink: ?
>>>>>> MB: Asus P7P55D
>>>>>> Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB(2x2GB) PC3-10666
>>>>>> HDD: 2 x Western Digital WD5000AADS (Bulk, Caviar Green) (500GB)
>>>>>> Case: Antec SOLO
>>>>>> Fan: Nexus 120mm Real Silent case fan
>>>>>> DVD: Lite-On iHAS124 24xDVDRW
>>>>>> PSU: Seasonic S12II, 380Watt, ATX
>>>>>> Screen: Lenovo L1951p 19" or ThinkVision L197 19inch (1440x900) Wide
>>>>>> Flat Panel LCD (Analog/Digital) HDCP TCO 03,MPR-II
>>>>> That cabinet has the PSU placed at the top.
>>>>> If you want a silent case, but one which is cheaper
>>>>> than antec p183, maybe fractal design could
>>>>> be an alternative?
>>>> Thanks.
>>>> I didn't see scientific sources which confirms that the 'PSU on bottom
>>>> approach' is better ;)
>>>> I was thinking to follow this approach
>>>> http://www.silentpcreview.com/article826-page1.html
>>>> It just needs one fan...
>>> Bad design. He says himself that:
>>> "The dedicated intake duct ensures that the PSU fan never ramps up unless
>>> absolutely needed. In actual use, it should just about never ramp up
>>> except
>>> maybe in very hot weather under long term high load conditions."
>>> "Long term high load conditions" is something you probably
>>> experience when working with audio. Even just watching a web
>>> page with flash cause high long term CPU usage. There's nothing
>>> more irritating than fans suddenly ramping up.
>> Ok, but it would be nice if you could provide some sources which makes
>> clear that and why the bottom PSU approach is better.
> I'm just talking out of experience. The PSU is usually the noisiest part
> in a computer if its heated, and if you put it at the top, especially
> right above the CPU, it becomes too warm. I avoided this problem in one
> computer I build (an antec SOLO case BTW) by replacing the fan in
> the PSU so that it pused air towards the CPU instead of the other way,
> but the easiest way to avoid PSU noise is just to put the PSU
> at the bottom.

Hmm here I people saying, fanless PSU  on top of the case, PSU with
fan -> bottom ....


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