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Old 05-08-09, 09:59 AM   #2
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Default Re: Ideas for a silent PC

You can take a look at a fanless passive cooling solution here:

http://www.bigbruin.com/reviews05/thermalrighthr01_1

Its LGA775 compatible, but they tested it with a Socket 939 Opteron, and it actually did better than the stock AMD cooler with a fan.

When the NVIDIA ION finally comes out in a DIY solution (stand-alone motherboard), you can also look at getting one paired with a new Atom CPU. This will be fine for the tasks you mentioned, and also be completely fanless and noiseless.
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