I need/want a very very quiet PC, ultimately I would want to go compleatly fanless but like everything in life there is a negative aspect to everything we do. Fortunately my computing requirements are not that demanding. Usually a Windows OS, with the occasional anti virus program, I watch allot of HD movies, my 2 YO son plays his silly games on it and uTorrent client is always in the background, so OC is not needed. Given that, I think a good i3 (3220...) with 8-16GB memory would suffice. I initially thought to go compleatly fanless so I bought the SeaSonic X-460 fanless PSU and had my eye on the NoFan CPU cooler and CS-60 case. After that I decided to read about actually building a quite PC and I understood it's a bit more then buying a fanless PSU, fanless CPU cooler, an SSD and to put it all together. My conclusion from all the reading is that only a curtain part of the system is fanless but you need some kind of airflow inside the case to use these "fanless" products and I haven't even considered the cooling of the motherboard... That's a shame cause were I'm from there's allot of dust and going with a fan solution means I'll keep cleaning the insides of my PC once a month
So, I already have the SeaSonic fanless PSU, I have an OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD, Arctic silver 5, how do I go about designing the airflow in the case when I want to go compleatly fanless? Is somekind of fan really necessary?
Thank you for reading this far