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Hi,
I was looking for a silent PC build for gaming.
I don't want do overclock.
My maximum badget is 1200 €.

This is what i though:

Case: Fractal Design Define R4 Arctic White windowed
Power Supply: Corsiar RM650
CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2g
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Motherboard: Asus H87-PRO C2
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Low Profile — 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit 1600Mhz
Graphic Card: Sapphire Tri-x R9 290 4g Gddr5
SSD: Samsung 840 PRO 128GB 2.5
Hard Disk: WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM

Total Cost: 1200 €

Initially i was in doubt about the case: Corsair 330R or Define R4. I choose the R4, is this a good choise? smile.gif

Can you advice me a quiet CPU cooler? Is the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo quiet enough?
How i setup the fans configuration for the R4? How much fans do i have to buy?
Which quiet fans should i take?

Thanks everybody for your answers smile.gif
post #2 of 4
You can swap out the Corsair psu, there are many other silent ones that don't charge the Corsair premium.

About teh CPU cooler, it really depends on how sensitive your ears are. Get the Hyper 212 and if it's too loud, slap a Noctua fan on it, you shouldn't need more than 1 anyway. I have a Define R4 as well, and I only 1 fan (on my CPU) out of 5 total running.
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I have 2 Corsiar SP120 quiets on my 212 evo and they are quieter than the stock fan. That being said, the stock fan is pretty quiet itself on lower rpm's
 
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Here we go, I know I changed out alot of the parts you picked, but I have reasons, which I outline in bold

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3xu9D
CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (£179.99 @ Aria PC) If your not overclocking, this is like 20P more and is basically a 4770
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk) With the leftover budget, stick some silent fans on here
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£68.24 @ Scan.co.uk) Just your basic board will do, this even does crossfire for down the road, but you would have to switch out the PSU
Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£55.75 @ CCL Computers) Overall, this is just plain better ram then the Vengeance you picked out, also cheaper
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£58.00 @ Amazon UK) I really dont see spending the extra 30P to get the Pro over the Evo. The speeds dont really support spending that much extra dough. If it was only 15-20 more then fine, but 30, that could go somewhere else
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£40.09 @ Aria PC) This and the WD are basically the same. Just go for whichever is cheaper at the time your buying
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290X 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card (£407.99 @ Aria PC) Budget allowed it, so why not go for a 290X?
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (£79.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£86.10 @ Scan.co.uk) Fantastic case for silence
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive (£10.78 @ Scan.co.uk) Install your OS... thats it.
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