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If you just want a good cheap power supply up front, take a look at this. If you don't mind using mail in rebates, then this is a great deal.

If this is just an office computer why not get a motherboard with onboard video?

If you aren't overclocking, why get a different cooler, is it just for noise reasons?
    
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If its just a plain XP workstation for an office why don't you go with a mini-itx computer? They are extremely low power, a lot are 100% passively cooled, and even the PSUs generate almost no heat.

They make the best computers for absolute silence, and their extremely low power usage makes them very cost-effective.
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If its just a plain XP workstation for an office why don't you go with a mini-itx computer? They are extremely low power, a lot are 100% passively cooled, and even the PSUs generate almost no heat.

They make the best computers for absolute silence, and their extremely low power usage makes them very cost-effective.
Because I dont mind building it myself and saving a little cash.

How many Watt PSU for this computer? 380W enough?

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If you just want a good cheap power supply up front, take a look at this. If you don't mind using mail in rebates, then this is a great deal.

If this is just an office computer why not get a motherboard with onboard video?

If you aren't overclocking, why get a different cooler, is it just for noise reasons?
I want DVI for a 22in monitor.
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Mini itx mobo/cpu combos go for as little as $75

But yeah, that computer you set up should be good on a PSU down to about 250W. Well, depending on the 12V rail of course.
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These are often used for silent pcs, and a scythe ninja you could probably use it passive...most people pair these with the above case for "silent" pcs
    
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Thanks. I dont need 'silent' but I need inaudible. My Quad is a jet. Cant have a PC like that in a office when your working with clients...
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I would get this video card. 8400GS
Edit if you want ATi then 2400Pro will do fine.
Edited by ZealotKi11er - 5/18/08 at 5:43pm
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post #18 of 26
My 600w version of the OCZ StealthXStream is quiet.
And the 500w is only 34$ after rebate! - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341012
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I would get this video card. 8400GS
Edit if you want ATi then 2400Pro will do fine.
The HD3000 series are much more power efficient. I really dont care about brand. Just noticed that the 3470 had passive cooling. I dont like the blower fans on most cards. THey are usually noisy.
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post #20 of 26
ASUS has a whole line of GFX cards that are fanless.

In case you are looking for options.


Edit: Also, why don't you go with a Scorpio or GP drive? They are almost inaudible and don't cost much. You can't even hear the whine from the scoripo a few feet away. I have a scorpio in a Scythe silencer myself and I cant hear it at all, no whine no seek, at like 3 feet away.
Edited by Manyak - 5/18/08 at 5:54pm
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