Quiet Home built PC

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  1. 1999TL

    1999TL New Member

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    Ok, so I bought my computer case awhile back. I've been waiting for Penryn to come out to see if I'll actually purchase it or buy a 6600 with the price drop.

    I have a Lian LI anniversary case, the one that looks like a snail. PC-777 is the model I believe. Anyways, my last 2 computers have been quite loud. I've noticed that computers from say, Dell and Hp, are always much quieter than custom pc's. Is there any way that I can build a quiet pc? I'm tired of the fan noise because my computer room is part of my entertainment room. Sometimes, I'm watching tv and the fan noise just drives me nuts. I used to have my computer in my room but I couldn't stand the heat in the summer time so I moved it out of my room.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    First you need a case that holds 120mm fans.

    Then you need a cpu fan like the Zalman 7700 copper heatsinks with 120mm fan.

    And also in my case, I have a 7900GT video card, with an aftermarket Zalman cooler as well.

    Also, you can get the Antec tri-cool fans that have a 3-speed switch on them.
    A big 120mm fan even on low, moves a good amount of air, and is very quiet.

    With all the fans on the lower settings, my case still cools very well, and is extremely quiet.
     
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  4. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Balltrack mouse ftw.

    My keyboard is loud as fuck though.

    :mamoru:
     
  5. 1999TL

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    damn doc, I would think a zalman would be loud?
     
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    stop by fry's, they're clearing out their old core 2 duo's...
    e6600 for $35!
     
  7. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    No, not at all. Zalman uses big fans on their coolers, so they can spin slower
    and still move a good amount of air.
    My 7700 series cpu cooler is not loud at all, even on high.
    Which is mostly the case with any of the big fans with adjustable speed.
     
  8. crontab

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    i just based my build on this site.... and my machine is very quiet. quieter than my dells.
     
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    I built a Quiet PC a couple years back, and with each upgrade I've been trying to keep it quiet.

    1) I bought a "Silent" Power Supply from SeaSonic. (440w, I think. I don't remember)
    2) Zalman 120mm CPU cooler
    3) A generic case with room for a 120mm fan in the rear (instead of the common 80mm, or 2x80mm)
    4) A passive-cooled video card (no fan). Back then it was a Radeon x800 with heat pipes, but I recently replaced it with a GeFroce 8600 GTS, also with Heat Pipes.

    The computer stays whisper quiet, I love it.
     
  10. 1999TL

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    Great Link man. just what I was looking for.
     

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