Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:33 PM
MLStrand56, on 06 February 2012 - 11:56 AM, said:
LiveBrianD, on 21 December 2011 - 06:48 PM, said:
Wait, don't you usually under
clock HTPCs, not over
clock them, to reduce noise?
What does overclocking have to do with noise? Since when does a CPU make noise when overclocked?
I would think that the more important issue would be ensuring that you bought the quietest cooling fans possible?
More importantly than all that, is that with mild UNDER-clocking, you drastically reduce the heat generated by the CPU, and thus reduce cooling demands. Thus allowing for LARGE, SLOW SPINNING fans to cool with little to no noise produced at all.
I used to own an Antec case very similar to the OP's. It was OK, but had fairly poor air flow, and did nothing to keep noise down. The Silverstone design is MUCH improved on both aspects. I never hear my media center, even with my 550Ti mildly overclocked.
This post has been edited by waldojim: 12 February 2012 - 07:35 PM
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