Hi. I'm soon going to build a PC with the aim of it being as quiet as possible. Speed is not the biggest issue - I probably wouldn't want to spend the extra for going from a 3000+ to a 3500+, becuase in terms of % boost, I don't think its worth the money.
At the moment I am looking at the following. Please could you advise on any weak components. I'm aware the graphics card is quite slow but I don't game that much.
At a later stage I will probably buy a second hard drive so its worth having the "ultra" motherboard, I think. I would get 2x200gb but you can't get spinpoints in 200gb....
Venice 3000+ with an Arctic Freezer 64 for CPU and Cooling
Abit AN8 Ultra nForce4 Ultra (no fan)
SLK3000B case with 2 x120mm fans and good value
Acoustipack for the above (what size do I need?)
Gigabyte 6600 with passive cooling
Enermax Noisetaker 485w
160gb Samsung Spinpoint
1gb ram (2x512mb)
Also I have a question:
I read a review about the Arctic Freezer which said it's best running at a lower voltage in terms of the volume/temp trade off (e.g. 5v) How does one go about adjusting the voltage so that its a bit quieter?
Thanks for any help,