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@#$&*!@%&@#% damn thumb button hitting "back" in the browser lost a bunch of stuff I typed. Okay, here's the short, short version.

Passive still needs airflow. If you need airflow, why make life more difficult by being passive? Fans do not automatically mean noisy. In fact, I've built systems for myself that had fans which were "silent" in that nobody could hear that they were running. After all, isn't noise the ultimate goal? What does "passive" have to do with noise, other than to make it more difficult to keep temperatures down?

Also, why build such a huge box that's mostly empty air? It is possible to do a much smaller system that is darn near silent.
This section should really be changed to "Silent/Inaudible Builds".
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Edited by spaceballsrules - 5/6/11 at 11:36am
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Thermalright HR-02 (no fans) - $73
Coolermaster Hyper 212+ + Noctua NF-P12-1300 = $30+$20 = $50

I have heard good things about both the 212+ and NF-P12, so I assume they will work well together. I am not worried about a couple of degrees, I just hope that the NF-P12 will be quiet enough
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Thermalright HR-02 (no fans) - $73
Coolermaster Hyper 212+ + Noctua NF-P12-1300 = $30+$20 = $50

I have heard good things about both the 212+ and NF-P12, so I assume they will work well together. I am not worried about a couple of degrees, I just hope that the NF-P12 will be quiet enough
Yes, it definitely will be quiet enough, and it will work fine with the Hyper 212+. I have 2 of those fans on my Noctua cooler, on the 7V restrictor, and they are dead silent.
You can get better fans for the price, though.
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Yes, it definitely will be quiet enough, and it will work fine with the Hyper 212+. I have 2 of those fans on my Noctua cooler, on the 7V restrictor, and they are dead silent.
You can get better fans for the price, though.
What would you suggest, or is there something just as quiet that is cheaper?
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What would you suggest, or is there something just as quiet that is cheaper?
Don't get me wrong. Noctua makes a good fan, especially as far as noise goes. Other options would be Noiseblockers, Scythe Gentle Typhoon or Kama Flow 2.
If I were in your shoes, I would go with a Scythe Kama Flex PWM fan, so you can control the fan through the BIOS or OS to run incrementally faster or slower as needed, much the same way the fan in the Seasonic and Kingwin PSUs work.
Here is a good thread to look through - http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...ans-112-a.html
Here is a decent roundup review of some fans - http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coo...s-roundup.html
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Spaceballsrules knows where it's at. I have the HR-02 which I like but will still need one fan running over it it's not built to be completely passive. For completely passive you'd have to look at a scythe Orochi but that is literally a dangerous cpu heatsink to hang off a board in most people's opinions.

The fractal is a good case, so is the p183. Block the top intake on either of those cases and even running 1 140mm or 120mm fan that's connected to the motherboard with GOOD fan control (you should research this first some motherboards suck for fan control) is good enough.
I ran an e8400 passive w/ passive 5770 and passive 400w power supply in a p182 case with great temperatures with just 3 500rpm fans (2 front and 1 back).
According to what i've read at spcr though more fans does not incrementally make more noise. 3 fans @ 500rpm is only 1-2db more audible than 1 fan @500rpm (good low noise fans that is).

A passive psu is fine if you really strive for silence but any of the X series seasonics are fantastic according to spcr users and reviews.
The accelero S1 is good enough to cool the 6850 passive but it will reach high-mid 80s on load so keeping a fan nearby would be a good idea.
Myself i'd go with passive cpu/gpu an x series seasonic and 2-3 fans that only spin up on load and literally have a passive computer at idle. It's easily doable.

Noctuas are overpriced but good - I have a couple I bought before knowing scythe/nexus and they sound great in open air imo. Gentle Typhoons I haven't heard much good out of over at SPCR.

Any of the slipstream series are a good bet, I recently bought 5 cheap 1200rpm ones and put some fan controllers on them. They are good all around. The Scythe 800rpm is well regarded as just about the best at very low rpms. And of course the Nexus real silent has been regarded as just about the best for a very very long time and undervolts great as well.

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article832-page1.html
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Yeah. i was just reading around the forum that some boards offer voltage control for fans hooked to the motherboard. I believe Asus motherboards do NOT, whereas Gigabyte boards do. Don't quote me on that.
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