i want to build a silent gaming rig with i5 2500k. im not planning to oc. is there a suitable fanless heatsink for i5 2500k? the case im using would be lian li pc c32b (rack mount lian li).
I havent seen any fanless 2500K PC, you might be able to do it at idle, but load i dont think so, specially with your current case, li pc c32b, will restrict a lot what choices you have for cpu cooler, most towers will be out, im not familar with the specs of it, but i would probably see if you can fit a Thermlaright AXP-140 or Noctua NH-C14 (crosscheck your case and components to see if you can), attach a fan that can be spin down to inaudible levels, like a Scythe Slipstream PWM
, that you can lower till 250rpm and work from there to see how are your temps.