Quiet running PC's

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  1. Martice

    Martice Screenwriter

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    Do PC cases really differ in the amount of noise that they allow or do I have to buy a case like THISin order to get the least amount of noise while running my computer?
     
  2. Rob Varto

    Rob Varto Supporting Actor

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    Im sure materials and the number of case funs do make a bit of a difference. My aluminum case has 6 internal fans and I have a Swiftech heat sink fan on my processor. It sounds like a blow drier has been stuffed in my desk drawer. So, I upgraded my sound card and speakers and that helps take care of the issue [​IMG]
     
  3. Martice

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    I have a quiet listening room and although I don't expect the fans to be dead quiet, I would hope that there are ways to keep the noise to a level that when a movie is at one of the quiet passages I don't hear the buzz sound from the fan or some other part of the PC. Is this wishful thinking?
     
  4. Rob Gillespie

    Rob Gillespie Producer

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    If you want a quiet machine, the case isn't usually the highest priority.
    The power supply fan is probably making a stack of noise. You can either change the fan for a really quiet one, or change the whole PSU. I've got a Quietpc.com 300w PSU in both of my systems. Barely a whisper of sound and a really good quality PSU too. Not cheap though.
    I've also got a Quietpc CPU fan (Pentium 3) and two Zalman 80mm case fans, also from Quietpc, which you can barely hear in a quiet room.
    If you want a quiet hard drive, Seagate Barracuda ATA IV are the quietest IDE hard drives available - bar none. No case resonance either thanks to the fluid bearing mechanism.
    www.quietpc.com
    or www.quietpc.ca
     

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