[LAU] New workstation | DAW pc

rosea grammostola rosea.grammostola at gmail.com
Sat Sep 11 17:00:20 UTC 2010

On Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 6:59 PM, rosea grammostola
<rosea.grammostola at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 are people saying, fanless PSU  on top of the case, PSU with
fan -> bottom ....



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