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Some people may claim that passive cooled PSUs can't run without fans nearby pushing air through as well as say that a relatively unkown company like FSP can't be trusted but their 300W and 400W Zen models seem pretty capable and every review I've ever read has applauded their build quality.

Of course if your looking for anything more powerful I would agree that your reaching a little high to pull off a passively cooled gamer rig.
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post #22 of 33
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Originally Posted by AMv8(1day) View Post
Some people may claim that passive cooled PSUs can't run without fans nearby pushing air through as well as say that a relatively unkown company like FSP can't be trusted but their 300W and 400W Zen models seem pretty capable and every review I've ever read has applauded their build quality.
A completely Passive system would be a huge feat to pull off. I'd like to see it done, but it'll require some huge heat transfer surface area. Most likely you could get away with 1 single giant fan, and 'passively' cooled components. The 400W Zen is an awesome unit. Mine has been in a gaming PC, and now sits in an HTPC with very little airflow, but never really gets hot. It can handle a lot, and actually has an underrated output.
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post #23 of 33
well i can run my e5300 with stopped fan . it doesnt rise temps at all from idle 32 , and get higher 50+ on load with 0.97v at 2.6ghz stock speed. so only fan left is psu , which too aint get stressed at all if i dont play games but use windows for common stuff only.
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fanless gpu/cpu/psu
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I figured as much. It wasn't a name brand, and if it were what it claimed to be, we would have heard of it already.
HardOCP has reviewed it, it happens to be produced in collaboration with CWT

Review here :Koolance PSU-1300ATX-12N review
post #27 of 33
Didn't Thermalright show off some obscenely large heatsink at computex? I'm sure you can cool a low power processor with that passively. If not I think someone did it with the Scythe Orochi, which is quite large itself.

Then use passive cooled 9800GT, or the passive 5750 or 5670, a SSD, fan less PSU (Seasonic's coming out with a couple, in the 450w range), and voila!

Just make sure you get a case with a lot of mesh on the side and top, so air can go through it and cool off all the heat sinks. I think that's it, too bad you still need a DVD though, and that will make noise when in use.
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post #28 of 33
You could make a passive cooled computer with ssd instead of hard drives = no moving parts = no noise.
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One thing I did with my MOTY silenced Antec 900 build was add a lot of density to the case itself and use extra thick clear acrylic for the window. So far the difference in noise production has been nothing short of phenomenal, as all I hear now are the drives when thy are busy.
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post #30 of 33
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Technicly no. There will always be some sound no matter what. To the human ear yes. If you have wcing on pretty much everything, you have silent fans, and you have an ssd.

I'm pretty sure when people talk about silence regarding to computers, 99% of the time they're referring to the human ear.

Don't take it personally but it irritates me when I see so many posts like yours saying "technically no, there will always be some sound".
    
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