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Old 28.11.2015, 10:42
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I did have to replace the fans with after-market fans however. The Shuttle ones were too noisy...
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Old 28.11.2015, 11:16
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Re: PC - Home Build, Advice

How can it be silent with multiple large hard disks in it? In the past, it was tricky to build a silent pc, I used to modify power supplies to convert them to fanless and configure software to avoid waking up the hard disk.

Now it is very easy. You can get completely passively cooled computer by using fanless PSUs, SSDs and low-power fanless CPUs (with a modern low power CPU, giant heatsink and quiet noctua fan, even a non-fanless CPU is pretty quiet).
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I run as many as 15 VMs from a local iSCSI target on WD Greens, barely audible in full use.
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My latest PC is a Shuttle self build. Bought 32GB memory and processor from Amazon.de and recycled a couple of 1TB WD HDDs. It's incredibly fast and almost totally silent due to the heatpipe cooling. If you're comfortable with a self build, take a look, my system came in at less than 700CHF for the parts I had to buy.

http://global.shuttle.com/products/p...productId=1925
I took a look but have a hard time seeing how to have 3 had disks in it (1 SSD & 2 HDD).
Is it really possible?
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Old 01.12.2015, 17:32
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You mentioned a requirement for a quiet case. I am into quiet computing and have found the Silent PC Review site invaluable fir information on quiet components: http://www.silentpcreview.com/

Alternatively you could look at the components that End PC Noise put together and either buy the whole package from them (US based), or build it yourself with their component selection. https://www.endpcnoise.com/
Thank you for the infos.
But wouldn't it be difficult to get the components from CH - which I rather do than ordering from the US.

Also, I don't feel comfortable building it myself. I would like to find someone you would do it. That is what I wrote in my first post.
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Old 01.12.2015, 17:34
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Re: PC - Home Build, Advice

So, is anyone interested in building a new PC for me (and helping choosing the components)? I am asking in this thread before putting an ad in the "Job offered" section. Thanks.
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Old 01.12.2015, 17:44
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Re: PC - Home Build, Advice

I recently built a new pc with a Fractal Design R5
https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/...fine_R5/1.html
It is very quiet. I can hardly tell it is on and it was a very easy case to build in. It has lots of room for hard drives and SSDs as well.


I ordered all my parts from Digitec and PC ostschweiz.
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I took a look but have a hard time seeing how to have 3 had disks in it (1 SSD & 2 HDD).
Is it really possible?
SSDs are not known for being loud, given that they have no moving parts. Are you sensitive to RAM noise perhaps?

5400 rpm hard drives are not very noisy, and generally last a long time. Having a good case should dampen them below everything else easily.
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Re: PC - Home Build, Advice

Swissnyc,

Building a PC is not difficult.

What sort of budget are you looking at ? Would give us some idea on your aspirations & expectations vs cold hard reality.
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Building a PC is not difficult.
I think if you have the knowledge, it may not be difficult. But I remember reading about compatibility issues between processors and motherboards for example and this is beyond me.

The other point is that with arthritis in my thumbs holding small items like little screws is extremely challenging and building a PC just not realistic anymore.

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What sort of budget are you looking at ? Would give us some idea on your aspirations & expectations vs cold hard reality.
I don't want to spend more than CHF 1000.- work included.
Does this sound realistic?
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I don't want to spend more than CHF 1000.- work included.
Does this sound realistic?
Have you considered Intel NUC? That may be an option for you if you are prepared to use external (quiet) drives...
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I think if you have the knowledge, it may not be difficult. But I remember reading about compatibility issues between processors and motherboards for example and this is beyond me.

The other point is that with arthritis in my thumbs holding small items like little screws is extremely challenging and building a PC just not realistic anymore.

I don't want to spend more than CHF 1000.- work included.
Does this sound realistic?
For checking compatibility and putting together a parts list, have a look at http://pcpartpicker.com or http://de.pcpartpicker.com, then grab the prices from digitec.

CHF 1000 should be plenty, but if you have issues with your thumbs, this might make future maintenance an issue, in which case getting a pre-assembled build from Media Markt (never the cheapest), Steg, Digitec, even Dell if you must - with a decent parts & service guarantee - might be good from a peace of mind perspective.

But probably that's enough for a decent quiet case (Fractal Design, Nanoxia, be quiet !), decent CPU and GPU - no need to go top of the range, 8-16GB RAM, PSU, passive CPU cooling, a couple of quiet fans (e.g. Noctua) and your choice of HDDs or quieter SSDs.
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