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post #101 of 137
All mechanical and electrical systems make sound.. It's physically impossible to make a 0db computer unless you isolate it in a hard vacuum.

I guess you can have it submerged in oil, use SSD's, and not have any fans going to make it very quiet.
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post #102 of 137
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well you could put everything in a watercooling loop but all moveing components such as pumps and fans in a diffrent room and then pipe that through the wall

^^^ this, perfect solution!

rads, fans and pumps in their own box, placed away from main PC! thumb.gif


...stealth edit...

Hell, why not just put the whole pc next door and run monitor, kb and mouse through a hole in the wall!!
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PowerColor made a passively cooled 6850, I don't know if this has been posted as I didn't read every post since the OP.

http://www.powercolor.com/global/products_features.asp?id=358
 
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post #104 of 137
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Originally Posted by Methos07 View Post

You'll have to isolate the tower, there's no way that hardware is being cooled with 0db.

Yes it is.
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post #105 of 137
It is easier just to get minimal amount of fans that spin very slowly at 600 rpm imho. Going completely passive is likely not feasible.
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Originally Posted by Warweo View Post

PowerColor made a passively cooled 6850, I don't know if this has been posted as I didn't read every post since the OP.
http://www.powercolor.com/global/products_features.asp?id=358

wait a few months and i'm sure a passive 7850 or at least a passive 7770 would be out.
post #107 of 137
Or get a 7770 and buy a accelero S1+ like I did thumb.gif

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post #108 of 137
Its very possable... The origanl mac had no fans (it did overheat, but theres steve jobs for ya)

Passive cpu sinks, fanless power suppy, all ssd, passively cooled gpu.... Hot air moves up, so nuteral convetion cooling is possable as long as heat is low. High end? Dont know about that. Heres a parts list:

proc- intel i3 2100t (dual core with ht, 2.5ghz 35watts) or intel core i5 2500t (quad core with no ht, 2.3ghz 45watts)
Cooler- thermaltake hr2 all passive (alternite: silver arrrow/nd14 without fans)
Motherboard- anything with good heatsinks on the mofsats and chipsets
Ram-1.5 volts is better, but lower dimms>voltage. the less dimms the better (single 8gb dimm,anyone?)
Gpu-amd radoen hd 7750 (find one all passive, or undervolt a normal one and turn off fans)
Psu-seasonic x series fanless 400watts
No dvd drive
Ssd-any one, just make sure its big cause no hdd
Case-one with tons of vents, very open (or use no case) remove all fans
post #109 of 137
Why get expensive i3 when you can just get a Celeron G530 or Pentium G620 for half the price.

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post #110 of 137
A geothermal cooling system would also work very well; it would keep it at room temperature pretty much 24/7, and you could overvolt a good amount. Of course this option is expensive, and won't work in all situations, like if you're in an apartment or something. There's also always the TEC cooler with a large passive heatsink for the hot side. Depending on how efficient your TEC is you can bring your cpu below 0 degrees Celsius, which is always nice.

see here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermoelectric_cooling
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