Silent PC Review is passionate about ergonomic spaces for people and finding creative, practical solutions to silencing all kinds of IT machines. We provide detailed reviews and ground-breaking know how about the acoustics of computers and components, as well as their energy efficiency and thermal performance.

For all you day traders out there

Tradersworld.com has released their own line of "Whisper Quiet Computers". At first glance, these computers appear to be nothing more than a standard whitebox PC combined with an Enermax PSU and a Fujitsu fluid-drive bearing hard drive.

They're geared towards stock traders, so the computers are configured with such niceties as dual monitors and fast Pentium IV processors. However, they appear to be priced at a premium, perhaps more than a simple Enermax PSU and Fujitsu drive warrant.

Apple wants your feedback

Apple is soliciting feedback from PC users about what might make you switch to a Mac.
Apple has been on the leading edge of silent computers, at least among larger computer manufacturers, with products like their G4 Cube and original iMac, both of which are nearly silent.
This is your chance to let them know that silent computing is important to you.

Hard Drive Silencing: Sandwiches & Suspensions

Along with the CPU heatsink-fan and the power supply unit, the hard drive is a major PC noise source. It whirrs and whines just idling, and clatters and grinds when in seek or write mode. There are many ways to reduce hard drive noise. The simplest of these is to use one that is quieter. But even the quietest hard drives make some noise and vibrate, so drive silencing is useful in most PC noise reduction projects.

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Cool Carbon Foam

ABCNews.com is running a story about Cool Carbon Foam that could revolutionize the way we cool everything from cars to CPUs. Don't toss your existing HSF just yet, however, as this material isn't expected to make it to the retail space for many years.

Promising "Tip-Magenetic Drive" fan from YSTech

Fan maker Y.S.Tech announced yesterday a new Tip-Magnetic Driving Fan that "relocates the motor from the traditional location of central hub to the 4 corners." They claim that the new design provides substantial improvements in cooling power, power consumption and noise.

"Frozen" Case Modding Project

The coolest computer case I have ever seen. Completely custom-built. He designed his case from the ground up using CAD software, and built it from plates of 3mm aluminium and 3 mm acrylic glass. It cost him about 300/400 euro, and took him about 250 hours to build.

http://www.frozencase.com/

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