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lol that would be awesome, L2N overclocking to convert audio files faster XD. way overboard.

id your wanting to go watercooling the XSPC RASA kit is the way to go without spending huge amounts of money. the block in this kit is one of the top performing blocks around, the pump is dead silent and is located in the Res to provide a more compact design. as said a good sandy bridge chip will do about 4.5-4.8ghz on a high end air cooler, but thats going to be a air cooler ramped up to 100% fan speed and it isnt going to be quiet.

if you wanted to go air cooling (a lot more simple than watercooling that needs to be checked frequently to avoid leaks) and could live with a 4.5ghz overclock then http://www.thermalright.com/products...t_id=27&id=178 would be a very good pick, itll be a bit pricy but that will deal with A LOT of heat without a crazy fast and extremely noisy fan. also Thermalright products are A+

It isn't converting audio files that takes lot's of power, it's playing tracks simultaneously, and handling synth libraries well, where clock speeds and cores come in to play. Unlike samples and sample libraries, synths aren't streamed from a seperate drive into RAM, my 32 gigs of ram can take care of that , and soon 64gb when more practical and consumer. (it's possible and easy)

Is this really the most silent fan on the market?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835109021

You said it was expensive, I must be missing something...


Also scroll up and take a look at my video card, should that be an issue for noise while not gaming?

Thanks guys for all the info
post #22 of 36
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Also found this for cpu cooling:

http://www.silentpcreview.com/Thermalright_Silver_Arrow


Can you guys recommend something for my graphics card?
post #23 of 36
To be honest...... my setup with a 360 rad in a HAF X is pretty much silent, it all depends on the fans and the rad. I would say mine is around your typical OEM computers sound level with the fans going at about 75%, not the best comparison but its not loud but not 100% silent either. Either way, I have found it quieter than my V6GT, Megahalems or my GPUs.
    
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Water cooling can be silent. You'll probably just need thicker rads, and more rads. The stock fans on the Rasa kits are loud and pretty inefficient, IMO. Yate Loon Lows are much quieter and push more air. You may look at the Rasa RX360 or RX240 with some low or medium Yate loons or Scythe AP-15's. If you are only cooling the CPU, the 240 should be more that enough. If you are going to cool the GPU as well, you'd probably want the 360.
Air cooling has a downfall of often blocking RAM slots. Which would be killer for you if you are needing as much RAM as possible. Not ALL air coolers do, but most that would getting you that high of a frequency without much noise will.
I'll also vouch for Jab-tech.com and sidewindercomputers.com. Frozencpu has never done me wrong personally, but there are quiet a few horror stories out there lately.
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Anyways I've heard the noctua fans on a heatsink are great, but not the best for silence.
A bit mixed up here. Noctua heatsinks are fantastic; their fans are meh. The best thing you can do for a Noctua heat sink is pair it with quality fans (Gentle Typhoons, Noiseblocker Multiframes, and various fans from Adda, San Ace, and others industrial makers).



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I dont know about louder than air cooling? I run four RX360 rads in two loops with 16 ap-15 fans (three per rad) I turn all the fans down to 600 rpms and there is very little noise. In fact I have an old hhd in my system that makes more noise than anything else in my case
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The pump page states, "A Note of Caution! the MCP355 generates higher audible noise than the MCP350 and MCP655 pumps. This product is not recommended for users seeking silent operations."

So why choose that one for silence?
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I agree, if you go on liquid to have a quiet pc then you wont be getting it. Typical (3) 120 radiator alone often have (6) fans for push & pull set up. Some people will even use extremely high rmp fans (3,000 rpm & up). How's that for quiet pc?
When I got my Koolance EXOS, it ran silent. I could hear the occasional "gurgle" as the bubbles worked out.

I later builds, I did find HUGE heat-pipe radiators with 5" fans to strap onto the CPU. After P4, they realized the need and made the mounting stronger so this is possible. On my Prescott, nothing worked really unless it was beyond the specs of the MB or used custom case mounts.

I got my HTPC silent by modding the GPU cooler, still with air.

The water is just a way to attach a larger radiator and move it elsewhere. Larger than would fit on the CPU, and located outside the case. Big radiator with slow fans is the quiet part. Adding noise from the pump undoes some of the benefit.
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A bit mixed up here. Noctua heatsinks are fantastic; their fans are meh. The best thing you can do for a Noctua heat sink is pair it with quality fans (Gentle Typhoons, Noiseblocker Multiframes, and various fans from Adda, San Ace, and others industrial makers).

I keep getting different recommendations from everyone, why would I get a noctua heatsink and a fan from somewhere else, don't they usually go hand in hand, like this that I've been considering?

http://www.silentpcreview.com/Thermalright_Silver_Arrow
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Found this link, apparently this thing is massive



I should also post links to my mobo, it's a new model and rumor has it things may not fit this board nicely:

http://www.pcstats.com/articleimages...0/sX79-UD5.jpg
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the problem with X78 boards is going to be the ram slots on both sides of the socket, to run an overclocked cpu on that board with aircooling is going to be a problem because A: all big heatsinks that will be quiet are not going to fit on there and allow clearance for the ram, and B: youll have to use a smaller heatsink therefore it will transfer less heat and need more airflow meaning faster fans and more noise.

im going to go back to saying get the RASA watercooling kit. if all your doing is audio then you wont need to overclock the cpu much at all. so if you get a RASA 360 kit just dont use the fans on the rad, i can turn my fans off on my i7 930 and overclock it to 4.2ghz and stress test it and the temps are still fine.
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