View Full Version : Silence *shhh*

10-22-08, 11:05 AM
So my next build is going to be a quiet build. Based around x58 and Nehelam. Probably a 280 in there too, as long as a better card doesn't come out before i upgrade.

Im thinking about going with an Antec P182 (black) with Nexus silent 120mm fans.

A quiet, modular psu, probably around 700 watts, and maybe passive cooling on the cpu and gpu? Im not sure yet though.

What other "silencing" options are there?

10-22-08, 11:09 AM
Passive CPU and GPU? With an i7 and a 280? lol

Your best bet is just use the biggest and slowest fans possible for both unless you went with water cooling.

10-22-08, 11:18 AM
Watercooling is an option at this point. For now at least.

I may just get active cooling for the cpu/gpu and put acoustic dampening in the case to kill the noise.

10-22-08, 11:25 AM
I believe that dampening would increase the ambient temps in your case. I guess it depends on what you get though.

10-22-08, 11:29 AM
I dont mind a little warmer temps if it means I'll have a semi-silent/silent pc.
I'll have 3 fans inside the case, plus a heatsink/fan on the cpu and maybe a aftermarket on the gpu.

And if I WC then i really dont have to worry

10-22-08, 01:09 PM
Also if i do wc, id just wc the cpu. keep it simple. MAYBE the gpu..idk though.

So what's a good semi-cheap wc setup gonna cost for the i7's?

10-25-08, 09:16 PM
Check out www.silentpcreview.com and the forums over there. Great website, great resource. I'm a silence freak myself :)

10-25-08, 09:48 PM
Use a Zalman Reserator. I have one of the originals and it is dead silent. I had my old 3800+ with two 7900GTs in the loops and it was unnaturally silent, just make sure you use a good silent power supply like the Antec HE550 or a Seasonic for optimal silence.

10-25-08, 09:57 PM
how well does the resonator hold up to quadcores?

10-26-08, 03:27 PM
Well it cooled my old P4 E 2.8 up to 3.6Ghz. So I'd say it should work pretty well. I would test but I need to buy a 775 block for it.