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    Default Quiet PC.

    I have used laptops for the last decade only ... had the PC now for 3yrs the stock Intel CPU HSF is noisy.

    So I was just wondering that if I choose to go with a builtin video card (I don't play games), is it possible to get fanless PSU and HSF without going to liquid cooling?

    Re: HSF like the Zalman 9500 how quiet are they?
    Do liquid cooling make any buzzing sounds?
    I guess I am looking for something that makes as little sound as a laptop.

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    Default Re: Quiet PC.

    You may find this useful
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    Default Re: Quiet PC.

    I use a fanless GPU which is very quite, shame about my noisy CPU fan must get around to fixing it one day

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    Default Re: Quiet PC.

    Noctua make some case fans and heatsinks which are apparently silent.

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    Default Re: Quiet PC.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    I have used laptops for the last decade only ... had the PC now for 3yrs the stock Intel CPU HSF is noisy.

    So I was just wondering that if I choose to go with a builtin video card (I don't play games), is it possible to get fanless PSU and HSF without going to liquid cooling?

    Re: HSF like the Zalman 9500 how quiet are they?
    Do liquid cooling make any buzzing sounds?
    I guess I am looking for something that makes as little sound as a laptop.

    Cheers
    Liquid cooling will make sound. Sound from the pump, from the liquid moving etc. Depends on the system what it sounds like and how loud it is.

    You can get fanless PSUs and fanless CPU coolers but I wouldn't recommend them.

    They cost a lot and don't have very good cooling (not without some good ambient airflow anyway, in fact some list that as a requirement in the fine print!) so your parts will be running hotter than they should do.

    Laptops are only quiet because they let everything overheat.


    A big heatsink with a big, slow fan would probably be a better idea than a totally fanless solution. You will keep noise down and temperatures down.

    Most PSUs have large fans which also run very slowly (mine is about 900 rpm) and it's the quietest fan in my PC.
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    Default Re: Quiet PC.

    Upgrade the OEM CPU fan - they are notoriously noisy and that would probably be enough noise reduction.

    Remember the bigger a fan the slower it needs to spin to move the same amount of air.

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    Default Re: Quiet PC.

    http://www.pp.co.nz/products.php?pp_id=AA26232 pretty quiet (depending on fan speed setting) and much better than stock for noise and cooling performance
    http://www.pp.co.nz/products.php?pp_id=AA28190 Almost silent and even better at cooling

    I've used both of these and reccomend either.

    My slow machine built as a downloader / OS experimenting machine uses an stock intel cooler and two case fans and you have to get very close to hear it, plus it performs surprisingly well -- intel pentium G620, asus h61 MB, antec 200 case with fans set to low speed, using GPU core in CPU for graphics. My work laptop is louder.
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    Default Re: Quiet PC.

    http://www.pp.co.nz/products.php?pp_id=AA28190.
    I also use and recommend one of these. Easy to fit, a lot quieter and cooler than the CPU fan it replaced.

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