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How can I make my build quieter?

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August 26, 2011 11:37:13 AM

Hi,
This is my build for a quiet, budget gaming pc that will be used to play games like bf3, mw3 at a highish setting on 1920x1080. I will be overclocking this in the future. Please keep in mind this is Australian prices so a recommendation of substitution of an item would be greatly appreciated.
CPU: i5 2500k $219
MOBO: AsRock z68 pro3-m - $119
PSU: Antec Neo Eco 520 - $67
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X 1600mhz 2x4gb - $65
Case: Fractal R3 - $142
GPU: Powercolor 6950 1gb - $219
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - $57
Fans: Nexus Real Silent 5 pack - $49 + $12 Shipping
Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212+ $32
Monitor: Benq 24” e2420 - $175

I think I can cut costs in the ram, fans and case departments. However keep in mind that I need it to be quiet.

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August 26, 2011 11:44:03 AM

Cooler Master make this case which is designed to make your build quieter
http://www.ebuyer.com/265400-coolermaster-silencio-550-...
The inside has like a foam sound dampening material.

The only other thing to make things quieter are watercooling, or swap all the fans for really low DB ones any possible even add a fan controller.
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August 27, 2011 2:09:47 AM

hokxj said:
Hi,
This is my build for a quiet, budget gaming pc that will be used to play games like bf3, mw3 at a highish setting on 1920x1080. I will be overclocking this in the future. Please keep in mind this is Australian prices so a recommendation of substitution of an item would be greatly appreciated.
CPU: i5 2500k $219
MOBO: AsRock z68 pro3-m - $119
PSU: Antec Neo Eco 520 - $67
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X 1600mhz 2x4gb - $65
Case: Fractal R3 - $142
GPU: Powercolor 6950 1gb - $219
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - $57
Fans: Nexus Real Silent 5 pack - $49 + $12 Shipping
Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212+ $32
Monitor: Benq 24” e2420 - $175

I think I can cut costs in the ram, fans and case departments. However keep in mind that I need it to be quiet.


I've got one advice...

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article26-page1.html

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August 27, 2011 2:24:29 AM

I'd use the Antec P183 V3 before any of the fractal design clones

but the number 1 way to silence a pc is to ..... put it in another room . The DVI and USB minimum standards let you run leads up to 5 meters long . Thats the minimum . In real life it can be about double that before theres a problem with signal noise on DVI
At 10 meters USB might need a boosted terminal at the half way point . All you have on your desk would be meyboard , monitor , mouse , and maybe a usb external dvd drive .
You wont hear a thing
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