Tired of PC noise disturbing your concentration? Trying to put together a home theater PC? Would you like to be able to leave your computer turned
on all the time without all the racket?  You have found the Internet's highest quality selection of Quiet PC components for building ultra low noise
computers. Acoustic PC Quiet PC Specialist specialize in quiet pc's and are dedicated to providing the best of class, Quiet PC products components
and accessories. As well as profesional advivce on computer acoustics and articles for building a Quiet PC, or even a Totally Noisless Silent PC. It
has never been so easy to build a quiet computer until now. Quiet PC's make great computers and an excellent choice for Home, Office, Goverment ,
Eductional Facilities, Libraries, Multimedai applications, Recording Music, and Home Theater PC's.  

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More and more these days the demand is growing for quieter PC's, even large manufactures are looking into ways to adress this issue. The
problem is the issue has not been addressed correctly and while some changes have been made they are not enough. Computers play a major role
recording, most pepole even pay there bills on line. Shop. Banking transactions, emails Also Entertainment such as home theater PC's are more
popular than ever. Everyone loves to search the web on the big wide screen plasma. However PC noise is a big concern and now more so more
than ever. Did you know Quiet computers have been proven to be healthier than Noisy PC's.
 Click Here > Cornell University researchers find, Even
low-level office noise can increase health risks and lower task motivation for workers.

In this article you will find out how to build a quiet pc even a silent PC. Noisy computers affect creative minds. Imagine a noiseless computer
enviorment so you can hear your self think. this is possible today, after you read this article.

Much like a well built home a well built quiet computer starts with its foundation. A Silent PC case. A silent computer case is sturdy so that it does not
create vibrational noise from the componets and motors running inside such as computer fans, computer power suppliy, hard drives, cpu cooler,and
video card.

A quiet pc case should also include noise dampening insulation. No real quiet PC should be with out it. A excelent example of a quiet pc case is the
ZALMAN case. The
ZALMAN MS1000 is an excellent choice for a silent pc.I really like this case because it's made out of a sturdy steel chassis. It
also includes two verry quiet 120mm fans one in the intake and one in the exhaust. This package also comes with pre-instaled profesional grade
noise damping wave foam with excellent acoustic properties.

Looking for something more flash. Perhaps lighter in weight than steel. The
Zalamn Z-MACHINE GT-1000. The Zmachine is made out of pure
aluminum thus making the case verry light in case you need to be moving it around alot or even tinkering inside the case. However Aluminum cases
are not ususally the choice of quiet pc enthusisat because aluminum cases tend to vibrate and creat vibrational noise. However Zalmans Zmachine
cases are the exception to the rule due to there hinged door and super thick 6mm aluminum construction.
Zalman's Home Theater case are also
the beat aluminm desktop style pc cases with excellent airflow (cfm) design.   

Recomended QUIET PC Cases:

  • Zalman Zmachine GT1000 Quiet Performance PC Case

Here is a list of some of the bigest PC noise Offenders:

  • Case Fans
  • Computer Power Supplies
  • CPU Coolers
  • Hard Drives
  • Video cards

Basically anything with movinga parts such as a fan or hard drive.  Solution??  Replace these components with quiet ones, keep reading and
find out how.

Decibal Dba Ratings:

Understanding Decibal ratings is very important when building a Quiet PC, Silent or noiseless PC, or even
a Quiet performance computer.

Acocrding to Acoustic PC 30 Dba's or lowers is a Quiet PC. However we feel 25 bda or loweris a true Quiet PC. and 10 Db(A) & under IS A
considered a Silent PC or noisless. 30 Dba to 35 Dba is a Quiet performance machine. Quiet Performance for us is a machine that is Quiet but
packs a punch and can be heard but verry little. Why would some perfer a Quiet Performance machine over a silent PC? well thisis up to the
individual but most pepole who get a computer and adjust there fans to sopin faster therefore creating more noise but mre airflow (CFM) such type
sytem builds are generally used by gamers, or overclockers. What is overclocking? Overclocking is the practice of running your CPU or other
computer system componet such as your graphics card or motherboards at a higher than factory recomended speed to achive more performance
and faster clock speeds. Why would some one want to overclock? To save money usually or for braging rights. But for most pepole a Quiet PC is fine
and still runs way under factory temps thanks to are high quality Quiet PC heat pipe heatsinks. Thru heat pipes we can take advantage of passively
cooling a CPU , chipset, video card and power supply with out compramision performance thus be able to achive "SUPERCOMPUTING."  

Now back to Dba Decibel Ratings
So we have learned that a Quiet PC's adequate dba rating shpuld be 20-25 dba. Keep in mind that using Noise dampening foam will make a fan
runnig at 20-25 dba noiseless inside a PC case. Acoustic sound proof Insulation is an excellent way to muffle PC noise. Now fans running at 10 dba
or lowere are considered Silent or Noise free and if inside a good Quiet PC case with sound proof Insulation it will not be heard in a music
recoprding application those pepole familiar with programs like cake walk or Pro Tools for recording now what I mean. Above 35 Dba is going into
the rude zone.

Here is a chart that can better show you a comparison of Noise decibels
quiet pc
Noise Level Graph
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So now that we understand decibel ratings lets address and tackle each PC noise components issue one by one.

Quiet Computer Fans
Case fans cause the most noise. Wheather on your computer case, cpu cooler fan or power supply fan. This is not only because they move air, but
due to the fact that they vibrate and cause the PC case itself to resonate and amplify the noise even further. The best way to quiet down the noise is
nip it in the bud with a quiet case fan such as the leading choice fan computer case fan is
AcoustiFan SILENT case fan or the more punchy Noctua
FANS. Also replace your CPU Cooler Fan for a quitter fan our favorite being is the Noctua NF-P12 specially designed for CPU Coolers with vortex
control notches reducing high frequency noise and a 9 blade desihn for increased back pressure making it the choice fan for CPU cooling..

Always remember the biger the fan the better if your case only takes 92mm,80mm or less fans AcocustiFan and
Noctua has some quiet fans as
small as 80mm such as the
Noctua NF-R8 80mm fan. and AcoustiFan has some as small as 60mm.  Bigger fans are not for braginging rights.
Bigger fans spin slower yet move more air therfore run quiter than a smaller size fan.

Another important quiet pc accessory when mounting a fan is the use of soft silicone
Acoustic Fan Mounts or Fan gaskets from Acousti Products.

To further Isolate the primary and secondary vibrational noise
AcoustiFeet Quiet PC Feet. the use of these quiet pc accessories will further isolate
the fans and prevent them from making the case resonating amplified sound and vibration.

Recommended Quiet PC Fans:

PC Power Supplies
Computer power supplies produce large amounts of PC noise, and again, it is because of the loud inferior fans. If you do not have a quality
computer quiet power supply I recommend to get one. Do not SKIMP on a power supply, this is one componet that is extermely vital to the sytmes
stabilty.  For Quiet power supplies. I recommend two choices a verry quiet the
Seasonic X-SERIES Power Supply or the Zalman power supply or for
a totally noise free operation a fanless switching power supply such as a Silverstone Night-Jar.

Finally, a power supply soft silicone vibration dampener, or
Fansis PSU Gasket mounted between the power supply and the case mounting point,
would reduce the power supply fan vibrations transmitted to the case. For the ultimate in quiet power supplies, however, buy a Fanless Power

> Click Here to view a complete list of Quiet Power Supplies and Quality Quiet Power Supply Manufactures.

Recommended Quiet PC Power Supplies:

CPU Coolers
CPU Cooling fans are also a main cause of PC noise in a computer. Again, as a rule of thumb the larger the fan you can fit on your CPU Cooler the
better. Favorite CPU Cooling Fan is the
Noctua 120mm NF-P12. Noctua's NF-P12 Series fThe NF-P12 has been specifically developed for
applications such as CPU coolers that demand superior pressure and airflow (CFM) performance. Thanks to psychoacoustic optimizations like the
Vortex-Control Notches, the new SCD drive system and Noctua's premium-grade SSO-Bearing, the NF-P12
achieves exceptional quietness and long-term stability.

For more information on the technical background of the fan please visit Noctua’s website
> Click Here.

Recommended Quiet CPU Coolers:

Hard Drives
Finally, after all the PC noise is gone a new noise that was suppressed from the other louder noises arrises. "The Hard Drive." Hard drives noise
have been one of the most difficult issues to address until now. A hard drive creates almost all of its noise through resonance. A hard drive when
running outside a case is almost silent, but all hard drives vibrate due to the rotation of the platters inside the hard disk drive and the movement of
the seek head. All that vibration is normally transferred directly to the case, causing quite PC noise. Picking a hard drive which is quiet to begin with,
such as the Western Digital Quiet Drive or a Seagate Barracuda line, will greatly help PC noise reduction. Correct hard drive mounting, however, will
be even more crucial in adressing Hard drive noise supersion and beneficial to the disk drive. Use Gup Japans
Silent Cool Drive Hard Drive
enclosure. This enclosure will totally alliminate resonate and amplify noise from the hard drive. The use of
Hard Drive groments Screws with soft
silicone washers will futher assist and address the issue of Hard drive noise as well as help protect your disk drive platers.

Hard Drive Noise Suppression:

Video Cards
Today we have video cards that come right out of the manufactures box with silent heat pipe technology. Even some high performance video cards
such as the
ATI HD5750 SILENT Video Card designed for gamingor the Nvidia 9600GT SILENT Video Card with CUDA technology focused on audio
and video production. You can upgarde to one of our aftermarket Zalman or Thermalright coolers with more heatpipes to achive better performance
and better temp's and if your overclocking this is definetly a good idea. But the fatories vga cooler  does fine for general applications. However in the
high end VGA cards as well as most other graphics accelerators there are big pc noise issues as well as tempature issues so an after market
cooler is recomended specially those coolers with the cheap small loud fans and the 8800 series nvidia cards with there super loud fans. For Quiet
or Even Silent VGA Coolers visit Acoustic PC's
VGA Cooling page.

It is quite possible to build a completely Quiet PC or even a silent PC, for studio recording and multimedia applications. However, it is much more
practical to buy a prebuilt PC. But then you will have to upgarde all the inferior parts and spend more money and as explained at the beging of the
article you need to start the home with a good foundation so it is the same with a Quiet PC. With the knowledge you gained from reading this article
to build your own Quiet PC, With a relatively minor outlay of money and some time, it is possible to build yourself a very Quiet PC. If ou have never
built a PC before you can always have the option to get all the neccessary Quiet PC parts you need and have a IT Pro build one for you. Or even visit
your local computer shop and they usually have techs that will build a custom PC for a resonable fee.

You also can feel free to contact
Acoustic PC for advice and help on installing there "Superb" Quiet PC Products.

Click Here > To Contact Acoustic PC

We also recomend Visiting are resources page for more information and articles on Quiet PC Cooling.
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So as you can see someone whipering in your ear would or may interupt your train of thought. This is wahy we recomend 25 and under dba for
a true Quiet PC.
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