Silent PC Build - Suggestions Please!

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KVRist

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96 posts since 30 Apr, 2015

Post Tue Oct 26, 2021 7:12 pm

I logged into my US amazon account and there is no heat sink version of the 500GB model Samsung pro. I read that the 500GB does not need a heat sink?

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KVRian
651 posts since 21 Aug, 2017 from Brasil

Post Tue Oct 26, 2021 7:22 pm

As I understand, they all do...
The controller gets too hot.

KVRist

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96 posts since 30 Apr, 2015

Post Tue Oct 26, 2021 7:43 pm

Oh I see, I will get the Sabrent... what is the M2 heatsink on the asus prime MB, not the same?

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KVRian
651 posts since 21 Aug, 2017 from Brasil

Post Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:12 pm

The Prime MB has two M.2 heatsinks, but you are going to use three ssds.

KVRAF
3466 posts since 2 Jul, 2005

Post Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:38 pm

The big noctua heatsink along with all ssds and the fractal design case should keep things dead quiet unless you buy some crazy loud GPU or PSU. I have the same basic stuff, but older generations and the computer is the most quiet thing in the building.
Don't F**K with Mr. Zero.

KVRist

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96 posts since 30 Apr, 2015

Post Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:51 pm

Ah yes...
Any suggestions for software, antivirus? I found Office on amazon for $6.94:
Office Professional Plus 2019 - Windows 10 Only for 1 PC Delivered by Email/Amazon Message
$6.94

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KVRian
651 posts since 21 Aug, 2017 from Brasil

Post Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:56 am

I do not use MS Office, but the free https://www.libreoffice.org/
I do not use any AV, but Windows have built-in AV.
To choose one I would look into some tests
https://www.av-comparatives.org/latest-tests/
But take into consideration the performance as most important
https://www.av-comparatives.org/tests/p ... pril-2021/

KVRist

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96 posts since 30 Apr, 2015

Post Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:27 am

Excellent! Thank you, I had never heard of Libre but will try it. I will start assembling next week :)

KVRist

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96 posts since 30 Apr, 2015

Post Wed Nov 03, 2021 7:47 am

I received a samsung pro 980 SSD 500GB by accident...so I might as well use it if possible.
I didn't realize I could use a different heat sink, would either of these do the trick?

Thermalright M.2 Heatsink Cooler, NVMe M.2 2280 SSD Aluminum Heat Sinks with Silicone Thermal Pad for PC

M.2 2280 PRO SSD NVME PCIE Heatsink Cooler Aluminum with Silicone Thermal Pad; Built in 8mm heatpipe

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KVRian
651 posts since 21 Aug, 2017 from Brasil

Post Wed Nov 03, 2021 1:36 pm


KVRer
6 posts since 8 Nov, 2021

Post Sun Nov 07, 2021 5:48 pm

nice build! noctua fans are for sure the way to got for a silent build

KVRist

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96 posts since 30 Apr, 2015

Post Sun Nov 14, 2021 12:15 am

I just realized that I have well over 4TB of sample libraries over a few external HDs, so I was looking at other SSD, would something like this work, or is the qualities not comparable to other models?

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B08979 ... Y3LN&psc=1

XPG SX8100 4TB 3D NAND NVMe Gen3x4 PCIe M.2 2280 Solid State Drive R/W 3500/3000MB/S High Performance SSD (ASX8100NP-4TT-C)
$600.

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KVRian
651 posts since 21 Aug, 2017 from Brasil

Post Sun Nov 14, 2021 6:54 am

It is good.

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KVRAF
2491 posts since 31 Jan, 2003 from Ghent, Belgium

Post Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:07 am

william lawes wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:54 pm
Corsair CP-9020180-NA RMX Series RM850x 80 Plus Gold Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
850W without a high end graphics card = OVERKILL

KVRist

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96 posts since 30 Apr, 2015

Post Sun Nov 14, 2021 12:28 pm

T-CM11 wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:07 am
william lawes wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:54 pm
Corsair CP-9020180-NA RMX Series RM850x 80 Plus Gold Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
850W without a high end graphics card = OVERKILL
I went with this based on stats posted earlier in the thread indicating that the fan does not engage below a certain watt, meaning it would be quieter and more efficient despite being a higher watt than required. However, I really don't know, I am going on what others are suggesting, and perhaps I will need to add a graphics card at some point, which may change the requirements. What do you think?

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