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Old 02-19-2008, 04:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been looking on silent air cooled setups and I'm overwhelmed at the thousands of accessories needed to have a truly silent computer.

I am not planning on overclocking (if so, very little) so maximum cooling is not the issue as much as silence.

If you guys could help me by recommending the essentials for silencing (and of course video card, mobo, etc) and the blingy accessories for it also, that would be awesome. Thanks.

I've also been looking at this case, is it silent worthy?:
Newegg.com - Thermaltake Soprano DX VE7000BWS Black 0.8mm SECC Chassis/ Aluminum Front Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
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if you want silent cooling, for a heatsink you should grab a scythe ninja w/ a low cfm fan for it... great quiet cooler
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Default Re: $1000 roughly for SILENT gaming PC

as far as silent goes just stick with stock cooling or a better fan and if you get a 8800GT get a accelero s1 to go on it and don't even bother with a fan, keeps it really cool without it.
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some very cool and silent cases...two that i can think of would be the
Cooler Master 690 and the
antec p series(p180,182...etc)

you could get the acfp or just stick with the stock cooler if your not gonna oc( the stock cooler isnt really loud)
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For HS/Fan combination, I've been looking at this:
Newegg.com - ZALMAN CNPS7000B-ALCU 92mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan - Retail

I've also considered the Antec P Series and will keep it in mind.
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For HS/Fan combination, I've been looking at this:
Newegg.com - ZALMAN CNPS7000B-ALCU 92mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan - Retail

I've also considered the Antec P Series and will keep it in mind.
i dont think that zalman fan is compatible with the newer intel mobos....
i could be wrong though!
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at low rpm the tuniq is very very quiet, the only case fan i hear is the one with a fin missing so it ratle a tincy bit not disturbing in anyway tho i type louder.
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I have the Thermaltake Soprano.

The stock fans are not quite, i can't really tell you where the noise comes from, but theres a bit of noise in my case.
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Build a Quiet Gaming System

this article explains some stuff on making your PC quieter (and no they didn't use low end stuff, they used high-end stuff [well from that time anyways ])
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umm.... the scythe ninja can work w/o a fan... iwould say thats more silent than intel stock fan....
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