How To Make A Quiet Computer Case
a quiet computer case is something everyone would like, but many people
feel it's not possible while still being able to have the best and
latest hardware. Over the last couple of years, I've done
some research as this is something that is being demanded more over
If you are learning how to build your own computer, you have
some great options to make a quiet computer case.
If you do a little shopping around you'll often find some
very low cost options that will help you get your system noise down
while only spending an additional 50 or so dollars.
The biggest contributor of sound is usually the CPU fan, the resources
located buying the best CPU cooler will help you find what you need for your system.
You can have monster cooling without making your system sound
like a monster.
Let's go over briefly the items in a computer that contribute
to the noise a computer makes.
- The case fans
make a bunch of noise, especially if you have a fast larger fans
designed to simply move a lot of air.
- The CPU fans they
attach to some of the aftermarket
coolers are border line jet engines. The move so
much air, they almost whistle.
- The video
card fan can also be a high RPM fan that can make a whole
bunch of noise.
- Hard drives that
constantly work can make a clicking or ticking noise. If you
have a raid setup or multiple hard drives in your computer, this can
easily add up.
Tips To Make A Quiet Computer Case
As you can see above, a large portion of the noise a computer
makes is simply the fans. A typical computer system I build
has a case fan in the front, one in back, a fan on the video card, and
one in the power supply. That's 4 case fans, the good part
about that is, a small change is multiplied by 4 so it will make a huge
- Step 1
- With the help of your motherboard manual, and the BIOS information on
this page, go through and let your motherboard control the speed at
which the fans run in your computer. If your system isn't in
need of a lot of air movement, the motherboard will simply slow down
the fans until you need them. This simple step can make a
- Step 2
- Open up your computer case and find out which fan makes more noise in
your computer case the front or the back. If you only have
one or the louder one is in the front, move it to the back of the case.
Keep in mind the air flow in a computer case needs to go in
on the front, and out of the back.
- Step 3
- Check the best CPU cooler web page and check to see if an aftermarket
cooler is available for a good price that produces minimal noise.
- Step 4
- Disable indexing on your hard drives. This option is available
by right clicking on the drive, then selecting properties. This
reduces the amount of searching done by the drive. If you want to
completely eliminate the sound your hard drive makes, get a solid state
hard drive, since they have no moving parts, they make no noise at all.
When you buy a computer tower case,
pay attention to the size of the fans. You can buy a quiet
computer case simply by paying attention to the reviews and looking at
the size of the fans. Larger fans generally will run at a lower
RPM but move more air because of the diameter. The reviews will usually
have a lot of feedback.
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