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TheFrunj 
30/5/08 5:41:38 PM
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TheFrunj thinks:

I actually like this format better than in the mag, it's clearer and easier to read.

Thanks for posting it up!

About the Atomic article How to silence a computer

http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/article.asp?SCID=18&CIID=112699&p=4

While we love our PCs, we donít always love the noise that comes with them. What can you do about it?

What do you think?

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c0nc0n 
30/5/08 6:10:29 PM
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Yeah, that was actually awesome. I enjoyed that more on here than in the mag like Frunjy.

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battlefield_gir 
30/5/08 6:43:52 PM
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I have an idea, ill lend my pc to atomic and they can do what ever they want to my pc to silence it with out changing any components or messing with my case cosmetics. Its harder than you think.

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Mu1ti 
30/5/08 7:35:35 PM
Primarch

Very good read, now time to silence my LAN PC. It sounds like a leaf blower on full power. =P

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^Faldo^ 
31/5/08 12:02:48 PM
God

Glad you like it.

http://digg.com/hardware/How_to_silence_a_computer_3

:)

-DAVE.

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0shift 
31/5/08 8:43:01 PM
Primarch

Nice article.... this is why I read atomic!

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xguntherc 
1/6/08 2:11:26 AM
Overlord

yes yes, this is also why I read almost everything that comes up..

As I just finished my new build, along with almost every fan screw, PSU screws, and also the tooless "Screw" so to say for GPU, all got little Rubber O-Rings from a hardware store.. you could say gromets. but they are a little wider and have more rubber, thus working better. Tahts one thing I did to help with my new build. seems to be pretty decent so far....

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weslem27 
1/6/08 2:35:43 AM
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Wow... the silence is deafening.

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madcap_magician 
3/6/08 7:56:11 AM
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I think to make a computer quite - you do it from the ground up, inc. the components you use

1. Case - Any cooler master case is a good start or if you want to splash out, a lian li. Big fans, low rpm. Or if you have the option - design a water cooling system around the box. Im just now moving out of a rather flashy NZXT Lexa Classic Case back to my basic and simple coolermaster centurion to have a water cooling setup rather then my air powered cooling solution

2. GFX cards - some cards are just jets waiting to take off sometimes. Passive cooling sucks for when you are 'clocking the card, but it is quite. So it comes down to performance - or slience. However, my ASUS/Gigabyte passively coolied 8600GT's are great bang for your buck cards. And im sure if i looked into it - there would be many more custom cooling solutions for bigger cards to bring down the noise and spread the surface area of the heat distribution and allow for external case fans to move the hot air

3. CPU Heat sink - After market. Period. They will be much more effective and have a better surface area then stock. And a larger surface area means that your case's air flow can help with keep the 'sink cool, thus reducing the HSF rpm low, thus low noise.

4. Using small rubber / foam strips on all drives/doors/ windows etc - Stops all those loud rattles that come from a box. All those moving parts tend to create a very loud vibration from peices of plastic - i have a rather large buzz from the handled of one of my 5 inch hot swap drive bays.

MM.

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m0zes 
3/6/08 4:57:57 PM
Champion
As someone who has been using highend systems for nearly a decade the quietest system i owned was my very first, a packard bell from harvey norman. From their noise just went up and up, peaking with the x1900xtx + silverstone st65zf, what a combo it rivaled a hoover. Moving interstate i sold my quadcore system and purchased a notebook. Sure performance doesn't compare, but it's plenty fast enough for my needs for now. On the big upside it's silent in opperation, hooked up to an external display + kb mouse it's a fully functional desktop too.

cheers

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madcap_magician 
3/6/08 5:53:46 PM
Initiate

Quote by m0zes
As someone who has been using highend systems for nearly a decade the quietest system i owned was my very first, a packard bell from harvey norman. From their noise just went up and up, peaking with the x1900xtx + silverstone st65zf, what a combo it rivaled a hoover. Moving interstate i sold my quadcore system and purchased a notebook. Sure performance doesn't compare, but it's plenty fast enough for my needs for now. On the big upside it's silent in opperation, hooked up to an external display + kb mouse it's a fully functional desktop too.

cheers



The man does have a point - laptops ftw for just internet/office use. And with intergrated laptop GFX devices becomming more powerful - it makes sense

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dvernon 
4/6/08 3:11:05 PM
Serf
Running a Xeon 3050 at the moment. Anyone know of a completely passive heat sink that works reliably with these? Any mid range 775 cooler should work.

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TheFrunj 
4/6/08 3:13:10 PM
Titan

Quote by dvernon
Running a Xeon 3050 at the moment. Anyone know of a completely passive heat sink that works reliably with these? Any mid range 775 cooler should work.


A Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme would cool that very nicely, though make sure there's some airflow in the case.

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battlefield_gir 
5/6/08 2:19:36 PM
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Quote by battlefield_gir
I have an idea, ill lend my pc to any one and they can do what ever they want to my pc to be quiet and maintain the stable OV or messing with my case cosmetics. Its harder than you think.



Is any one interested in syd to do this, i can pay for materials?

trust me its going to be difficult and thinking about trying to do it during the holidays bewteen study.

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//Kung-v2.0 
9/6/08 3:32:05 AM
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A friend linked me this, I think it falls into the category although you probably have already seen it before:

http://metku.net/index.html?path=mods/passive/index_eng7

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