Originally Posted by DIY_2
Hi weilian, could you pls share where did you buy it from and if u found any solution on how to fix that fan noise.
I purchased it locally from ncix. 770 taxes in.
Originally Posted by iatacs19
Can you control the fans from the BIOS? I think this one has PWM fans with 4-pins right?
Ya, i opened it up to see which fans where making a lot of noice, turned out it was the gpu/chipset heatsink fan. I adjusted the speedsettings in the bios and lowered the max speed and its good now. Its not absoletely silent but thats expected.
Originally Posted by StardogChampion
Superbiiz has this in-stock for $699.99.
FWIW, I decided to see how much it would cost if *I*
built something similar based on parts I have or could get fairly easily.
My build has the following:
Intel i3-2125 CPU
ASRock H67 mini-ITX motherboard
Habey EMC-800BL case w/ power supply,
Kingston 4GB RAM,
Kingston 64GB SSD,
Titan low-profile HSF
Sony BC-5600S Blu-ray drive
Windows 7 Home Premium.
The i3 comes from MicroCenter, the Blu-ray ODD I won off eBay and it's a pull from a Dell and the O/S is from the Window 7 Family Pack that I have. The only thing really on sale was the SSD but still at $1/GB which is pretty easily found now.
$477.03 w/ tax & shipping
Even with a OEM Windows license, i3-2105 from an internet retailer and new Blu-ray I don't think it's even going to touch $600. I also know it doesn't have a noisy fan.
you're missing a media controller and a gt430 bringing you closer to 6 now.
However the solution you presented is an excellent one and one i weighed against the id70. But the id70 comes packaged very nicely, better than the habey. I opted for the id70 cause its clean, hassle free, quick and easy. And pricing something out similar to that of the id70 on newegg is not that much cheaper.
Zotac z68itx-b 210
Rosewell Ir remote 25
I3 2120t 130
Wdc 320gb. 75
Habey 800 76
4gb kingston sodimm 30
Slimtype bluray 106 (40 on ebay)
Around 660 before shipping and tax.
So 660 before tax vs 690 before tax, it was a no brainer for me.