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From iMac to Hackintosh, will I be disappointed?

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Hi,
I'm having a new question, can you confirm me it will be a fully silent hackintosh ?

- MB : Asus Z97I-PLUS
- GPU : No graphic card (using integrated craphic card)
- CPU:
Intel i5 4690
- Cooler :
ARCTIC Freezer i30
(no hard drive)

Best regards
 

trs96

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Hi,
I'm having a new question, can you confirm me it will be a fully silent hackintosh ?

- MB : Asus Z97I-PLUS
- GPU : No graphic card (using integrated craphic card)
- CPU:
Intel i5 4690
- Cooler :
ARCTIC Freezer i30
(no hard drive)

Best regards
All depends on what case fans you'll use. How fast the CPU cooler fan will run. How is the
mini-itx case designed ? It certainly won't be completely silent unless you take all these
things into consideration. I would also check into how well the i30 cooler will fit onto that
mini-itx motherboard. It may possibly block a ram slot or two.
 

trs96

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Hi,
Thanks, sorry I forgot the case. My setup is based on the CustomMax Mini deluxe.
if there is any better case to improve silent, let me know !
If you define "silent" as 0 Db then no, you can't accomplish that with a Bitfenix case with an
i30 CPU cooler. The only way would be to use one of the NoFan cpu coolers in a case that
it would fit into. That would likely be a larger mATX case. But check the dimensions of both
the NoFan cooler and case anyway as I don't have the exact numbers of the CPU cooler
clearance of the Phenom. Also not sure how those NoFan coolers work with mini-itx boards.

This one might fit but the TDP rating is only 80W. You would need a few case fans to move air.
http://www.amazon.com/NoFan-CR-80EH-IcePipe-Fanless-Cooler/dp/B00HW2O2L2/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1433336866&sr=1-1&keywords=cr-80eh

You would then need an I5-4690S or downgrade to a Core I3-4370 instead to keep the CPU
heat output lower.
 
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Depends, if you prefer looks over performance then it'll make more sense to stick with the iMac as nothing comes close to it's beauty, Prefer speed and customisation? customac all the way.
 
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