DIY *near* silent computer (how do i do it!)

hi there all,
im just goignt to try to make my computer UBER UBER silent,
that means
mod mouse/keyboard so that the clicking isnt audible
and im gonna mod the case of the computer ALOT so that it is *probably* not going to have sides, but LOADS of small comp fans running as slo speeds...
ect ect
any other ideas?

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grantaccess9 years ago
Please post a bit more info. What is the PC going to be used for (ie: how much processing speed is needed?) What is the budget? Are aesthetics a major consideration? All of the above are great suggestions. If budget isn't a huge concern then there are lots of passively cooled components (power supply, video card etc...) and low noise(low rpm) laptop drives or SSDs. If HD size isn't an issue then a Compact Flash drive can be used with a CF to IDE adapter. CF drives are getting much cheaper. Keep in mind you usually sacrifice performance for low noise.
metal-matt (author)  grantaccess9 years ago
lol, uknow its been a while since i last posted ere lol.. and ive nearly completed it, all i am waiting on is a GPU that should be here soon :) so thanks for your comments!!
Cool, think about posting an instructable for your quiet machine. I always like to see how people solve noise issues.
guyfrom7up9 years ago
yeah, just try and immerse it all (but the HD and dvd drive) in mineral oil. Make sure you seal the connectors so that none gets out.
Plasmana9 years ago
killerjackalope beat me to it...

But here is a link to the videos.
You could grab and aquarium and build it in there, immersed in mineral oil, the only problem is heat would have to be controlled, then use an external HDD, a quiet one...
Plasmana9 years ago
Why do you need a ultra quiet computer?
metal-matt (author)  Plasmana9 years ago
because i need to use it at night when others are sleeping.... so i dont realy want them to have to listnen to a bloody loud comp all night...
110100101109 years ago
pick up a CPU that does not take much power. such CPUs are - pentium 3 and lower (celeron of pentium 3 is further lower power) - mobile CPUs pentium M and newer than pentium 4 (all pentium 4s are quite hot) - CPUs made by VIA (c3 c7 1GIGApro) - CPUs inappropriate are pentium 4 and higher (non mobile) and all non-mobile AMD chips use silent hard drive and mount it on silicones if you have another computer thats allways on when this one is on - use flash card to boot the silent computer and access everything else over the network (may be quite slow) use large size fans at reduced voltage dont use small fans replace heatsinks with larger ones and add them where they are not installed initially (RAM etc) use box with free space inside have large 'windows' open to the outside in the case (with nets if you want) keep down cables messing in the case. use SATA card and drives if possible
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