ljensen
  •  ljensen
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2006-11-28T12:22:40Z
Hi, my brothers PC has just taken the easy way out and he is now in the desperate need to buy a new one in a hurry. Key element here is silence/low noise.

He has decided on the Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Socket 775 CPU, but other than that he (I) need advice on a few things, hope you guys can help out:

CPU cooler:
Must be as silent as possible.

Motherboard:
Preferably Asus or Intel. Must support DDR2, PCI-Express, 2xATA (plus SATA for future compatibiliy).

Memory:
Which speed (PC2-5300?) would fit the FSB?

Choise of PSU would probably be Sea Sonic S12-430 but open to suggestions.

Choise of Graphics card is Gigabyte GV-NX76G512P-RH since it is passive cooled, but open to suggestions (not at all needed for high performance gaming, just need to be "good enough" and with passive cooling).

I would appreciate ANY feedback, and beers are on me 8)

Lars
Sam
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2006-11-28T21:15:13Z
Element
2007-03-07T07:11:05Z
Hi there,

If the rig is not going to be used for gaming you may as well go with something like the following.

CPU- E6300 (stick with the stock fan)
Mobo - Asus M2V
RAM - Corsair Value Select (533Mhz)
PSU - 600W Zalman ZM600-HP Heatpipe Cooled Modular PSU (very quiet)

Cheers

Element