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Originally Posted by mav451 View Post

Silent, OCed air-cooled systems have been possible for over a decade. You will find very often that HDDs and GPUs (at load) are the loudest components once you're finished tongue.gif


So how does that equal silent?
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No it isn't possible. Not unless you can get some kind of massive heatsink to passively cool your cpu. Of which there are none for a non commercial grade build. Then there is your video card which has and needs a fan or fans. If your card is not a reference card you need case fans to bring in cool air and exhaust the heated air. You also need to keep your motherboard cool which is critical when you overclock. The mosfet heatsink needs ample airflow over it. Compounded by the cheap Chinese fets that ASRock uses. Not to mention the thin pcb of ASRock boards
Is quieter than your own heartbeat quiet good enough?
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I'm probably not saying anything new, but fans get noisy when you put something in front of them. Get rid of various restrictions and you can get good enough airflow at low speeds. Depending on temperatures you find acceptable, sure it's doable. You'll need a large enough heatsink (Alpenfohn Olymp, NH-D15S, Thermalright has a whole bunch of them and so on...), and a large aftermarket heatsink for your GPU. Why people make it out to be some sort of an unattainable dream is beyond me. See my computers in my signature. Both can be run so quiet you can only faintly hear them at 3AM in the morning, with all the windows and doors closed, and still being withing acceptable temperature range. And even then your own breathing would be similarly loud. Oh, and delidding your CPU helps. Changing out thermal interface material to liquid metal for both CPU and GPU helps. Final step in silence is getting rid of spinning storage.
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Is quieter than your own heartbeat quiet good enough?
I've been subbed to his channel for ages now. I liked this particular video, but for an ITX rig that's a huge case. He could've used a regular aftermarket heatsink for his GPU (for example, Accelero IV or MK-26) without any fans for pretty much the same results in a more compact package. Although he did state he's doing it on a budget, so I suppose him "getting creative" with the cooling is understandable.

I've been thinking about building a custom case that's using a similar layout, but for an mATX motherboard, but sadly I neither have tools nor skills to do it.
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Check out the new Dark Base 900 case from BeQuiet! Probably the best silent case ever made.
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I must be the only one that doesnt hear my HDDs even when gaming. My main OS is an SSD but idk, must have some good rubber mounting points in my case X5. I didnt hear it in m Antec 302 either.
    
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I must be the only one that doesnt hear my HDDs even when gaming. My main OS is an SSD but idk, must have some good rubber mounting points in my case X5. I didnt hear it in m Antec 302 either.
Something else must be masking the noise they make. Once you get rid of every noisy component it stands out a lot more.
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Something else must be masking the noise they make. Once you get rid of every noisy component it stands out a lot more.

Yea maybe, only time i hear em real loud is when i boot up. Then again honestly even in my ANtec 302 with 2 case fans super quiet i didnt hear em either so who knows.
    
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