Really depends on your price-range, and to what extent you are looking for "results", to simply make your PC a 'silent', a less expensive one, (ave.$80USD), should work, such as many "COOLMASTER" ones, I have one of these #201(?), and it has the 5"1/4" drivebay LCD panel, works quite well, keeps my Prescott (read "pres-HOT":) (3.0GHZ), down around 70o (versus ave. of about 120o, that ran for about $90 a year ago.
On the other hand, you could Never go wrong with a 'full-blown' "KOOLANCE" system/case. . such as "external water pump & container", although, these range in the 100'sUSD, many time $500+. .
Either way, Water Cooling, IMHO, is the best. .
Keep in mind that a lot of PC's 'noise' actually comes from the Hardrives, although, depending upon your case/setup, this may or may not bother you.
Also, a Good "Sound Dampening" case, or even just the "sound dampening "harddrive covers" work well.. try a Google search for MANY reviews, and product info; simply use;
"water cooling cpu", is a great start.
Let me know if there is anything else about these that you may be wondering, I have had mine running "practically" 95% of the time over an entire 2 years, only requiring a "refill" of coolant about* every 6 months or so. . Evaporation is slightly due to the extreme heat in the room in which my PC is located also tho.
You may also find many opinions on using TEC (Thermal Electric Cooling" devices, enabling you to actually Drop the CPU's to Sub-Zero temps.. but that is usually only preferred tby the 'extreme' Overclockers'. .at any rate.. Good Luck!
Dec 17, 2007 |
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