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?
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