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A 0dB configuration designed for every-day office work that supports up to 3 monitors.
I have tested it for two weeks with the 200mm case fan disconnected and an environment temperature around 21°C (NO FAN, 0dB noise). At those conditions, CPU's temperature is between 35°C (idle) and 70°C (full load). (temperatures recorded with RealTemp 3.70)
[No data for higher environment temps yet].
[WARNING]: The only shortcoming of CPU cooler CR80-EH is that it allows ONLY ONE memory stick with regular profile. Possibly, a low profile memory would fit but I haven't made a try. So, why choosing such a cooler when more space efficient form factors are available? The mobo in the Thermattake V1 is mounted horizontally and Coolers like CR80-EH or CR-95C work better in this conditions because they don't have a (strongly) preferred flawing direction for warm air. This favorites natural air convection with no active fan (I don't have a single active fan).
The hum of the fanless Seasonic 400 is barely audible and this is a huge pro to me.
The new 8th gen i3 makes the PC very responsive with its 4 cores (even if compared with my previous i5-7500). I consider i3-8100 one of the best choices for a mid-low budget PC.
In conclusion, this configuration satisfies the needs of a decent every-days duties PC without producing any audible noise.
A great value CPU. Good performance for a cheap price. I use it in my office PC and it works great.
The integrated graphics allows up to 3 monitors. This is a huge pro to me
PROS: A good CPU cooler with a proper form factor for horizontal mounting. It can handle a i3-8100 TDP without the help of case fans.
CONS: It's huge and it might create problem with ram sticks. In my case, I could mount only a single memory stick.
In comparison with other coolers such has Cooler master H110, its more difficult to mount.
A very feature rich mobo including wifi and bluetooth.
The new Z370 is mandatory for 8th gen Intel CPUs
I love its form factor: a small white cube <3
A fanless PSU with platinum certification at a reasonable price.
PSUs circuits normally produces a hum. In the case of Seasonic 400, hum is barely audible and this is a huge pro for a funless device, which is supposed to be quite!