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Quitest combo of CPU heatsink/fan, PSU and case

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December 18, 2009 1:52:08 PM

Hello,

I will be building a new system for myself soon and I'm trying to find the combination of components that will give me the smallest and quietest system possible given my component requirements:

Most likely, this will be my setup:
- 1 SSD drive for OS
- 1 2.5" drive for frequent-slow access like music etc

- I will also need space for another 3-4 drives which will be turned off most of the time. However, if I can reduce their noise when they are running that'll be bonus!

What is the combination of CPU heatsink/fan, PSU and case that will give me the smallest and quietest build??

Thanks

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December 18, 2009 8:05:55 PM

georgiosd said:
Hello,

I will be building a new system for myself soon and I'm trying to find the combination of components that will give me the smallest and quietest system possible given my component requirements:

Most likely, this will be my setup:
- 1 SSD drive for OS
- 1 2.5" drive for frequent-slow access like music etc

- I will also need space for another 3-4 drives which will be turned off most of the time. However, if I can reduce their noise when they are running that'll be bonus!

What is the combination of CPU heatsink/fan, PSU and case that will give me the smallest and quietest build??

Thanks


Use this sticky here:http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...
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December 18, 2009 8:15:19 PM

I don't find it entirely suiting but here goes:

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week or after Jan
BUDGET RANGE: For heatsink + fan + psu + case, probably £200-£300

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Power user - programming, virtual machines etc

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: ebuyer.com / overclockers.co.uk / quietpc.co.uk
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK / Europe

PARTS PREFERENCES: Small and quiet

OVERCLOCKING: None
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Small and quiet and space for 5 HDs (3x 3.5" and 2x 2.5")
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December 18, 2009 11:38:15 PM

Antec's Sonata line caters to customers who want a quiet system
http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?Family=NQ==
There's a list for you. You can pick one based on aesthetics and your budget and try finding it on one of your preferred sites :D 

I don't think it's worth it to get an aftermarket CPU if you don't plan on overclocking. But if you insist, here's a list that sorts heatsinks by noise
http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

Here's a link with plenty of useful information concerning silent 120mm fans:
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cooling/2009/09/28/wha...

This HSF and the accompanying fans are pretty quiet, as well:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS...
So, there's my recommendation based on personal experience
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December 18, 2009 11:44:01 PM

vznoobie12 said:
Antec's Sonata line caters to customers who want a quiet system
http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?Family=NQ==
There's a list for you. You can pick one based on aesthetics and your budget and try finding it on one of your preferred sites :D 

I don't think it's worth it to get an aftermarket CPU if you don't plan on overclocking.


Thanks!

Wouldn't the Antec P183 perform better (be quieter) than the Sonata?

And what do you mean by getting an aftermarket CPU?
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