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Old December 12, 2012, 07:00 AM
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I'm currently about to build a new Gaming PC and I want to not only be able to play most games on high settings but also have a silent PC, Because the PC will be next to where I sleep.

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Seagate Barracuda 1TB
Corsair Obsidian 550D Case
Silverstone Strider Plus 600W ST60F-P
Corsair XMS 8GB (2x4GB)
MSI Radeon HD7870 Hawk 2GB
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H Motherboard
Intel Core i5 3570K
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler
TP-Link TL-WN851ND 300Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter

Any Recommendations would be great and I know there is no SSD ATM

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Old December 12, 2012, 08:12 AM
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For starters, I would change the powersupply to one of the Corsair Professional HX series. The Corsair HX650 would be a good choice. It has a thermally controlled fan, meaning that when your computer is idle, or at low load, the powersupply fan actually turns off completely, eliminating all noise from that source.

Also, instead of air cooling, why not consider going to an All In One sealed water cooling unit? The Corsair H80i is a great choice. It comes with 'Corsair Link', allowing you to monitor block temps and adjust fan speeds (create a fan curve, perhaps) right from Windows.

I know what I'm suggesting is a little more money than what you have spec'ed, but if you want a truly quiet machine, that's the cost!
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Old December 12, 2012, 08:21 AM
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I'm currently about to build a new Gaming PC and I want to not only be able to play most games on high settings but also have a silent PC, Because the PC will be next to where I sleep.

Specs

Seagate Barracuda 1TB
Corsair Obsidian 550D Case
Silverstone Strider Plus 600W ST60F-P
Corsair XMS 8GB (2x4GB)
MSI Radeon HD7870 Hawk 2GB
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H Motherboard
Intel Core i5 3570K
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler
TP-Link TL-WN851ND 300Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter

Any Recommendations would be great and I know there is no SSD ATM

Thanks
Well,I doubt you'll be playing games while you're sleeping,so almost any configuration you put together,should be fairly quiet at idle. Other than lining your case with sound absorbing materials,there's not much you can do. Why leave your PC on when you go to sleep? Turn it off,and get a good nights sleep. You'll need it for your next round of gaming.
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Old December 12, 2012, 08:37 AM
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+1 for corsair h80i. I have a h100 and when i turn my case fans off computer is near silent, except for noisy pump problem which they fixed with the i series
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Old December 12, 2012, 09:25 AM
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For a super quiet liquid cooler,Antec is the one I suggest. The Antec 620 will fit nicely,and costs less than Corsair. I have the Antec 920,and it's the most quiet piece of hardware I have in my case. Even while in heavy gaming,the only thing I can hear,are the Video card fans.
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fractal r4 over the 550d. Fractal is quieter and cheaper.
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Old December 13, 2012, 07:28 AM
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fractal r4 over the 550d. Fractal is quieter and cheaper.
I love the Define XL
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