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Will Thermalright HR-22 passive heatsink fit into an Antec P183 V3 case?

I'm planning a new build of an audio workstation for a recording studio. I'd like to know if it would be possible to use the Antec P183 V3 case with a Thermalright HR-22 passive heatsink. How can I ...
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Quieter cooling solution for Dell PowerEdge C6100 Server

I have a Dell PowerEdge C6100, I’ve stripped out 3 of the nodes and I’m down to only using one. I’ve taken out 3 of the fans to reduce noise and left one fan for the single remaining node. I would ...
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Going silent: will an SSD with a newer but 'slower' CPU run as fast? [closed]

I currently have a relatively old (2009) Shuttle XPC with an AMD Phenom X2 550 3.10GHz and 2 SATA HDD drives. I use it as my work computer, usually running a couple of browsers, XAMPP, 2 or 3 ...
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600W vs 1200W PSU in terms of noise? [closed]

I've been wondering, if my system draws about 400W at peak, which PSU would be quieter? assuming both are from the same manufacturer using the same type of fan and cooling mechanism? My theory was the ...
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Cooling my graphics card quietly

The loudest component in my computer is the graphics card. I have an ASUS GTX 690. I would like to find a way to make it quieter. I have decided to look into replacing the fan. Would doing that void ...
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Thermal risks to other components when watercooling CPU

I recently ordered all the components for a new desktop system to replace my old, dying computer. I wanted to have a really quiet desktop, so I got a case rated for being quiet and opted to try a ...
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Completely silent cooling system [closed]

I have a little old computer that is noisy and hot. Albeit old, it was a top machine when bought and is enough for my needs. The specifications are: CPU Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 920 (45 nm? I don't ...
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Can you stop fan of disabled video card?

I have Radeon HD4290 onboard and Radeon HD6850 in PCI-E slot. Onboard card is sufficient for most use cases, but occasionally I'd like to turn on HD6850 to play a modern game. But even if the HD6850 ...
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Do fanless NAS devices exist? If not, can I build one myself?

I'm interested in finding a fanless NAS with at least two drives for silence and reliable storage (RAID 1), but I haven't been able to find anything. Do these exist? Or does having a CPU in the NAS ...
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Are two fans at half rpm always more silent that one fan at full rpm?

I am new to silent pc building so if I am making some lame assumptions please correct me. For example this is claimed properties of Noctua NF-S12-1200 fan. airflow noise 1200 rpm ...
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Super-silent (mid tower) case and fan combo

I want to build a HTPC for music/video/blu-ray playback (no gaming). I don't need an expensive HTPC case but just want to go with a standard medium tower case. However, I want it to be super silent so ...