Honnestly, I don't understand the need of a passive gaming PC.
For HTPC in the living room, or in the bedroom, I totally agree.
For gaming, what is the point, unless the "coolness" and the challenge...
Better make a 100% silent
gaming PC, with better performance and a fan at the back (at 300-400rpm, it would be inaudible)
Where do you plan to put your PC? On top of the table?
If it's under the table, the fan will be more silent than silent.
PS: I had the TJ08-E for the past 12 months and it was great case.
As said in TH config, you must remove the HDD cage because it vibrates with spinning HDD.
Thanks for your input.
It's not so much a "need", I mean, when is it really a necessity to own a gaming PC, and more so, a silent one?
I already own a pretty decent gaming PC, but I found the idea of a 0dB gaming PC interesting and appealing. The way I have my desktop set up, the rear fan of my P280 is pretty much in my face, so a passive cooled PC would take care of that for good.
I can give you my personal reasons for it, though: pretty much the story is that I don't really game that much anymore (getting old
), and I kinda need some money right now (the economy is rough here in Spain atm), so I'm selling my current PC. This whole 0dB gaming PC project is just something fun that I'd like to do in the near future when I have some money to spend.
Besides, I don't play that many games, currently the ones I feel like playing are not very demanding, and I'm not demanding either when it comes to graphics, so I don't really care if I can't get the best performance... and Idk, a 4570S and 2x 7750's doesn't seem that bad at all to me, I think that configuration will perform pretty beastly in games.
Also, not gonna lie, a bit of e-peen doesn't hurt.
Have a look at the HR-22, tested here: http://www.silentpcreview.com/Thermalright_HR-22
And an extract from the conclusion:The HR-22's design is more promising as a passive cooler. It produced strong results on our fanless cooling test, handily beating out the HR-02 and SilverStone HE02, suggesting that a low TDP chip should be no trouble for HR-22 to handle fanlessly
I don't know, the HR-22 is more expensive and less available here than the HE02. If the HE02 does the job, I don't really see the point in getting anything better, assuming that the HE02 is good enough for a 65W quad-core. But Idk, maybe the HR-22 is worth the extra.