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Do they exist? I was going to do a fanless htpc but my love for watercooling is making me want to do a passive or almost silent watercooling build.

This will be a SFF case that will have a SSD and a mobo/proc in it. Nothing more so the only thing being cooled would probably be the processor and maybe the board if theres a all in one unit like the new bitspower blocks.
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For a dead silent build, you might want to check out the passive heatsinks, such as the Silverstone HE02 http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2700 or the NoFan CR-95C http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/audio/nofan_cr-95c_icepipe_95w_fanless_cpu_cooler_review/1.
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For pure passive builds ive been looking at the HDPlex H1 but I was just curious if anything like this exists for watercooling.
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I've watercooled a PC-Q25B. The pump was still too loud so it went back to air cooling after a few months.


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The Silverstone TD01 was a 'passive' cooler for HTPCs. Sized like a stereo unit, it used the whole unibody aluminium frame to dissipate heat. Pumps inside were submerged and completely decoupled. It included tubes and a waterblock for LGA775 or AM2.



Black or silver, but discontinued now.
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I've watercooled a PC-Q25B. The pump was still too loud so it went back to air cooling after a few months..

Ya i was thinking about that.. do they make any "silent" pumps these days? Looks like I might have to just do passive cooling
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Ya i was thinking about that.. do they make any "silent" pumps these days? Looks like I might have to just do passive cooling

The DDC3.2-PWM IF you have a board that you can run PWM @ 0%. None of the ITX boards I tried would unfortunately. Otherwise you'd need a D5 which is going to take up a whole lot of space. Space you don't have in an ITX case.
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