Quiet PC


Direct DJ
I can vouch for antec cases¬!

although it still depends what other fans you have...

Processor and graphics card fan etc...

Some cases can also have foam insert kits to deaden the noise...

herbert newbert

native horizon
I've got one of the antec cases.... http://www.xcase.co.uk/acatalog/Antec_SLK3700_BQE__Black_Quiet_Super_Mid_Tower.html

They are pretty quiet, and are very solid cases... but the noisest thing in my system is definately the cpu fan (still on my list of things to upgrade :ismile: )... so worth spending some money on a decent one

zalman do some good stuff, i've got one of their fan-less heatsinks on my graphics card which works like a dream...

always a good source of info - http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/home



zooming blue
Ooohh....lordy!! I didn't see this posted......popular brand!


future uncertain
bez23 said:
Eh oop. I'm about to build another PC

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

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(Only been in 'ere 10 mins bezmund, honest:Wink3:)


Hard as Nails !

I have a pc case from here and its practically silent :Smile3:

Expensive but deffo recommended, case is fully sound damped etc


I have the Antec Sonata which is pretty quiet. Get a Zalman CPU fan and a motherboard chipset heatsink to replace the chipset fan. Also buy a low end graphics card which doesn't require a dedicated fan (if you want a better graphics card then you could try and get a large fanless heatsink to replace the fan). The Antec Sonata comes with fairly quiet power supply and case fans. Also go for a quiet model of hard disk. I think the Seagate Barracuda is one of the quietest. I find that having my CPU fanspeed on its lowest setting on my P4 is fine until you are running at about 60%CPU - at which point it starts to overheat and needs to be turned up. You could get a motherboard with intelligent fan speed control to deal with this.

If you want to splash out a bit more it is possible to build a completely fanless PC with enough cash/effort.