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post #11 of 26
NZXT H2 is also great.
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post #12 of 26
Check out silentpcreview.
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post #13 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zap;13061085 
Remember, a quiet computer is a whole ecosystem of parts, not just a "silent case." Yes, the Fractal Design R3 is a nice choice for a quiet system, put a pair of stock GTX 580 in SLI plus a 2500RPM 120mm fan to cool the CPU and you'll have a noisy system.

The P183 and R3 are both decent choices to get you started. What other parts are you using?

Agreed about the ecosystem point.

For example the Silverstone Sugo 07 shoebox-styled case doesn't seem like it'd be quiet. But equip it with a fanless Sapphire Ultimate card, Noctua NH D9B SE2, and you can apparently get a pretty silent system and its stock PSU is relatively quiet as well. The case (includes high quality PSU), cooler, and video card would run you about ~$400 before taxes, probably less. The following link was able to get sound levels ranging from ~16db to 22db, depending on the fan speed/sound setting, also has decent cooling too:

http://www.kitguru.net/components/cooling/zardon/noctua-nh-u9b-cooler-se-2-with-silverstone-sugo-sg07/9/
Edited by Jakain - 10/21/11 at 8:35am
post #14 of 26
FT02 running on low speed is "fairly" quiet
post #15 of 26
Ya how quiet do you want / need?
A whisper in the corner, I like the Fractal design 3 with 4 120mm 800RPM fans. Gives enough cooling for everything but high end GPU's (for quiet).
If you want dead silent either have to have less performance parts or go full water.
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post #16 of 26
Quiet that don't disturbe anyone

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post #17 of 26
Nzxt H2 classic is about as quite as pc can get while still having good airflow to keep your componets cool. I also like it because it has no crazy led lights that light up your room at night.
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post #18 of 26
My Silent rig is literally silent.

Though my HAF-X rig which for some reason doesnt show up in my sig, is pretty quiet as it is placed on the floor with the side fan and window pointing away from me.
    
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post #19 of 26
Sound dampened Antec Mini P180 with no window, IMO.

Also, a properly dampened Lian-Li PC-A05 would do pretty well


The antec wins pretty hard though, you can dampen the front of the by putting 1/8th sound dampening foam inside the front panel, then you can further dampen it by putting foam on the inside of the front panel, and again between the front panel and the case, you can fit 1" cone foam on the whole left panel of the case, and the top panel, as well as the first bit of the right panel, and the majority of the rear panel and floor can also have 1" cones. couple that with filling the drive bays with foam blocks, and you can have a nearly dead silent build. Even more silent with low rpm fans on low fpi radiators.
    
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post #20 of 26
I have the NZXT H2 as well and with the fan on my 212+ turned down to about 75% it's almost inaudible above other sounds like my typing or even chair moving around. Plus it has excellent airflow and a few nice features like the SATA harddrive bay on top. I really recommend it! biggrin.gif
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