Atx quiet cooling systems.

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Atx quiet cooling systems.

Post by Music Manic » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:59 pm

Have any of you guys tried liquid cooling systems?

What are you views on the best quiet/cooling systems or both?


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Re: Atx quiet cooling systems.

Post by garyb » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:55 pm

unless you are recording the most delicate sounds possible, the current computers are pretty darned quiet. quiet fans help as does using ssds(hard drive noise is the biggest offender). water cooling helps, but even stock cooling is more than quiet enough for most work.

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Post by Pygmy Audio Farms » Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:27 am

The liquid cooling system I'm using has 3 fans to cool the radiator and a pump to drive the coolant and is unfortunately plenty noisy.
I think I'd prefer a good cpu fan and a 230mm case fan and have the noise contained in the computer case, I remember that being quieter

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Post by al_bot » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:46 pm

My tower fans were really old and sounding horrible, so I recently replaced with these guys:
ARCTIC F8 Silent - Ultra-Quiet 80 mm Case Fan
ARCTIC F9 PWM - 92 mm PWM Case Fan
ARCTIC F12 Silent - Ultra-Quiet 120 mm Case Fan

With the fans and the SSD, my music pc is really quiet. I don't get annoyed or distracted by random pc sounds anymore.
Not overclocking or anything so they've been enough.

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Post by Marco » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:07 pm

Im using only "be quiet" fans cpu cooler and power supply. That's the best for me.
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Re: Atx quiet cooling systems.

Post by valis » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:43 pm

If you don't build for bleeding edge performance, systems today are pretty quiet in general.

I am enamoured with the idea of a low power scope system based on a board that will last 10 years, we're getting so close to the end of what we know of for silicon that the performance difference between this system vs. 10 years from now will be so much less than the 2001 era scope machine I have and a modern system, and it's amazing how much that old box can still do for audio!

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Re: Atx quiet cooling systems.

Post by petal » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:15 am

I recently upgraded my old Scope machine and bought a new silent ATX case: (I paid 100€ for it on sale)

It is very silent but still very efficient because of the 4 fans in there. The only thing I hear now are the old HDD's and my GFX when gaming :)

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