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Just ran prime95 small FFT's for 1 hour 100% fanless and of course case completely assembled. Temps hit, 67, 67, 67, and 66. I will run it longer tomorrow when I'm awake and around to make sure it doesn't burn down.

Take some pics. Got to see how it all looks sitting in the case.
    
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You're never going to have a 0db PC. You know why? It's not just the fans that produce noise in a PC. The electronic components in your system, especially the GPU and the PSU, produce a sound that is known as "coil whine" under stress. It might not be loud, but it certainly is there.

What you're doing by removing the fans completely is taking away that low-level ambient sound that covers up the electronic noise. I would prefer a PC with 20db of smooth fan sound to a 5db coil whine PC. And that's because fans sound way more natural than coil whine.

Do yourself a favor and by a couple of nice sounding 140s to use as injection and exhaust for your case.
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post #83 of 111
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Originally Posted by Daredevil 720 View Post

You're never going to have a 0db PC. You know why? It's not just the fans that produce noise in a PC. The electronic components in your system, especially the GPU and the PSU, produce a sound that is known as "coil whine" under stress. It might not be loud, but it certainly is there.

What you're doing by removing the fans completely is taking away that low-level ambient sound that covers up the electronic noise. I would prefer a PC with 20db of smooth fan sound to a 5db coil whine PC. And that's because fans sound way more natural than coil whine.

Do yourself a favor and by a couple of nice sounding 140s to use as injection and exhaust for your case.

There's no denying that. In fact, with just the 180mm intake fan running at 400ish rpm not only gives me amazing temps but does drown out the random coil noise. It's more silent with the fan on.

The point of this was only to see if today's hardware is up to the task. So far the PSU and CPU have no issue at 100% passive. The GPU isn't available yet and I have strong doubts it'll handle 100% passive cooling, Regardless, I'm seeing this one through anyway.

The best thing about components designed to run passive is when you run the slightest airflow through them, they cool off brilliantly.
post #84 of 111
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There's no denying that. In fact, with just the 180mm intake fan running at 400ish rpm not only gives me amazing temps but does drown out the random coil noise. It's more silent with the fan on.

The point of this was only to see if today's hardware is up to the task. So far the PSU and CPU have no issue at 100% passive. The GPU isn't available yet and I have strong doubts it'll handle 100% passive cooling, Regardless, I'm seeing this one through anyway.

The best thing about components designed to run passive is when you run the slightest airflow through them, they cool off brilliantly.

My thoughts exactly.
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post #85 of 111
Well I've got bad news for your gpu.
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/radeon-hd-7850-scs3-passive-cooling-heat-sink,22584.html. Without fans in the case it overheated. Still, good luck. Are there any other passive gpus?
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If you want ultimate silence from you system, not even able to hear your hard drive spin or keyboard click, then I suggest you buy this :)

 

 

 

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post #87 of 111
You can deal with coil wine with glue. Mobos use really small inductors in some spots so you will need to spend some time hunting them all down. I'll post pictures of my passively cooled setup when I get the chance.
 
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post #88 of 111
Idea.

Big, overkill passive sinks on everything. Then dump it all in a tank with mineral oil, and then top the tank with a big ass aluminum heatsink with fins sticking down into the oil, and up to free air. Use the largest dimensions for the horizontal area, to give you the biggest possible heatsink top.

And then put a small air vent in it, a bubbler, and some pretty rocks.
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^oil cooled rigs are a cool idea, I've always wanted to get some cheap old hardware and try it myself.
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^oil cooled rigs are a cool idea, I've always wanted to get some cheap old hardware and try it myself.
I want to do it with my old Q6600/780i motherboard.

The fan controller took a dive, so the stupid fan on my zerotherm nirvana wont run at anything less than 100%, and its like a hurricane... It is almost useless anyways, the cooler works so damn well I ran without the fan running at all without any problems for nearly 4 months.
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