Help: Build or buy silent gaming PC

Hey all

I am stuck with a difficult choice, should I try to build a silent pc or buy a pre-build like a IcePipe A40?

http://www.quietpc.com/sys-a40-z77

The IcePipe A40 cost about 1000£, which must be about 1800$.

If I what to build it, which components should I use to build a silent or near silent gaming PC?

I look forward to your suggestions

Best regards

The Zapper
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  1. Antec P280 case
    intel i4 processor
    motherboard with a Z77 chip set
    graphics card with the Gigabyte windforce triple fan cooler
    scythe ninja cpu cooler set to the low speed range

    You wont be able to hear it in a normal living environment

    The link you gave is for a machine with no graphics card , and wont game . Adding a graphics card to such an open mesh case will mean its noisy
  2. Thanks, but what is the Intel I4 procesor.

    It is possible to upgrade the IcePipe A40 with a radeon 7750 silent videocard.
  3. ZapperBrannigan said:
    Thanks, but what is the Intel I4 procesor.

    It is possible to upgrade the IcePipe A40 with a radeon 7750 silent videocard.


    my bad , A typo

    Intel i5
    an i5 3550 if you wont overclock
    a 3570K if you will

    Usually graphics cards with passive coolers rely on the case fans to keep air moving past them . In a case with no fans I would be surprised if even a 7750 would run at cool enough temperatures .
    And it wont game particularly well

    Another option is to move the computer further away . A USB keyboard and mouse should work at a distance of 5.5 meters , and so will a DVI link to a monitor
  4. If there's no GPU then it will always be silent lol.

    Just get a normal build. It won't be that noisy.
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