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Hi guys, recently I've been trying to find less noisy/silent parts for my future build (Sig System) and it seems to be harder than I thought.

I've decided to get a Seasonic x-750 PSU after reading various reviews and most of them agreed that it was one of the best PSU combining low-noise and performance out there.
Now I need to find a case that hopefully looks nice and clean, without a window or holes at the side or top.
And hopefully one with USB3.0

Until a few days ago, I had my eyes on a Lian-Li that hasn't been released yet.
The PC-Z60, but it seems they recently did some design changes and added holes on the side, something that I do not want.
PC-Z60 - Linky


And the next part I need help with is the fans, I'm not sure what kind of fans would suit this build best.
I want to keep it as quiet as possible while giving it enough cold air to cool down the CPU/GPU.
So the question is, what brand? what model? what RPM?

And then comes the most important part, the CPU-Cooler.
I have no experience with watercooling and I don't feel like spending alot of money and try to experiment with it.
I probably won't attempt to overclock the Bulldozer, though I'll be gaming quite a bit.
The TIM I'll be using is Shin-Etsu X23-7783D



Making it shorter: *Updated
Can someone help me with finding quiet parts for my silent rig?

Case: PC-Z60
PSU: Seasonic x-750?
CPU-Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow
CPU-Cooler Fans: Stock?
Fans: ?
TIM: Shin-Etsu X23-7783D


Thank you for reading.
Edited by Bloodcore - 4/24/11 at 9:48pm
 
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Have you seen the Fractal Design cases? Newegg now carries them and they are made to be quiet.

CPU cooler, depending on budget (smaller) Scythe Shuriken or Mugen. budget (large) TRUE & quiet scythes.

PWR is fine. Check out this deal: http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...old-129-a.html
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Most Fractal Design cases has holes on top and/or the sides.
And, Which do you think is best? Scythe Yasya or Mugen 2?
And should I change the fans or keep the ones that comes with it?

Btw, I live in norway and thus I can't use Newegg.


*Edit: I just looked at some reviews and both the Mugen 2 and Yasya didn't really perform better than everyone else.
To be honest, my old noctua NH-U12P is just as good, possibly better.

My CPU-Cooler budget: 120-130$
Edited by Bloodcore - 4/19/11 at 7:33am
 
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The Yasya also uses crappy push pins for mounting.
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And the next part I need help with is the fans, I'm not sure what kind of fans would suit this build best.
I want to keep it as quiet as possible while giving it enough cold air to cool down the CPU/GPU.
So the question is, what brand? what model? what RPM?
Fans are not rocket science.

Lower RPM = lower noise
Lower RPM = lower airflow
--- ergo ---
Lower noise = lower airflow

There is indeed some variance such as blade and bearing design. The choice then depends on your usage, because for instance a nice low noise case fan might make for a bad CPU fan choice, and vice versa. The reason would be static pressure. A fan for the CPU cooler needs to be able to generate higher static pressure, while a fan for the case needs to generate CFM.

But yeah, other than that, to cut noise means to cut cooling performance. Thus you would want to choose parts that are able to handle higher heat and doesn't put out much heat, thus doesn't need much cooling. For instance the new Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs are like that. Nobody knows yet about Bulldozer, but AMD's track record isn't too great so far, with their current offerings putting out more heat than Intel's chips and not even able to handle as high temperatures.

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My CPU-Cooler budget: 120-130$
Look into the Noctua NH-D14 or Thermalright HR02 for high end quiet air cooling.
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Look into the Noctua NH-D14 or Thermalright HR02 for high end quiet air cooling.
I'll take a look at the Thermalright.

NH-D14 makes more noise than the U12P.. And my U12P on "Ultra Low" is still quite loud.
 
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I've decided to pick the PC-Z60 case even though it has a few unwanted details.
and I'm stuck between Silver Arrow and Thermalright Ultra-120 extr Rev.C

But, the question I need answered most is.. I want to use a different fan than the ones that comes with those coolers.
I need 1-2 fans with better static pressure and hopefully at the same(or lower) noise level.

Also, should I use a few Scythe Gentle Typhoons as case fans?
I'll be using my Scythe Kaze Server to control them.
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For the case. Go with the corsair 800D..
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For the case. Go with the corsair 800D..
No, thank you.

I don't want any massive holes on the top for sound to escape, nor do I want a window on the side.
My current case Antec 300 is too open in my opinion, thats why I'll rather pick a more closed off case, a few quality fans, use a fan-controller and add some noise isolating foam.

Thanks for the suggestion though.


Also, I've decided to pick the SilverArrow.
Apparently the stock fans aren't too bad.

But, I'll have to put 2 case fans on a single header on my fan controller if I need to control those.
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