I'm upgrading my system, and this time i'd like it to be as silent as possible. I live in a very quiet neighborhood, and even the walls in my house are thin, so sound is fairly important....
I just have a couple questions about a PSU, Heatsink, and Case.....
1) I have an Antec P160 case. And it's described as 'whisper-quiet'. Is that true ??? And if not, would replacing that case make much difference regarding sound ???
2) I just put in a Prescott 3.2 Ghz socket 478, and I think I need a new Heatsink. I read that the Thermalright XP-120 is good, but also the ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7. Are either my best choice ? Or should I try something different..... ???
3) My computer came with an L&C B400 PSU. I've never heard of this PSU before. I think this is a 380 or 400W PSU, but i'm not sure if it will 'Do the job'..... Though it is, fairly quiet, but I'm sure there are better..... As for power, I plan on having 3 or 4 Hard Drives, and low end MSI FX5200 video card, 2 x 512 Corsair RAM, DVD burner, and of course, the Prescott 3.2 CPU. Would the Antec Fanless PSU be suitable, is it worth it to change ??? Would a Seasonic also be worth it ??? Or is the one I have adequate ? Thanks a lot
Thanks for any help