View Full Version : Silence *shhh*
10-22-08, 12:05 PM
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?
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, 12:18 PM
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.
I believe that dampening would increase the ambient temps in your case. I guess it depends on what you get though.
10-22-08, 12:29 PM
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, 02:09 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, 10:16 PM
Check out www.silentpcreview.com and the forums over there. Great website, great resource. I'm a silence freak myself :)
10-25-08, 10:48 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, 10:57 PM
how well does the resonator hold up to quadcores?
10-26-08, 04:27 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.
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