Silent Gaming PC

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vyvv
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My current PC isn't too old but just don't feel its keeping me happy so I decided I'll part it out, sell what I can but keep a couple of items for my next PC. My main goal is to have the next PC as quiet as possible so any ideas would be much appreciated, so far I was thinking:

Case: Corsair 600T
Motherboard: ??
RAM: 8GB from previous build
GPU: ATI 6950 2GB from previous build
SSD: Crucial M4 60GB from previous build (for the basics, Windows 7 x64 etc, some programs)
SSD 2: Crucial M4 128GB (for some storage, unsorted downloads, larger software/games)
HDD: Seagate Green Barracuda 2TB (for storage)
PSU: ??
CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K or Intel Core i5 2500K (about $100 price difference here, any suggestions?)

Any input would be much appreciated, I use my PC for games, music, movies etc :) Thanks!

3dGameMan
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I would go with an Asus, EVGA, or Gigabyte motherboard.

limeDk
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i would say Asus motherboard and antec,corsair,thermaltake PSU

scorpi_be
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for a silent pc with cooling i should go with the asus 6950/or 6970 DirectCu II, these are much cooler and are much more silence my opinion..

for cpu cooling, you can choose air cooling or liquid cooling like the corsair's H series
i do got the H50 (pretty old) they have the H60, H70, H80 and H100
i dont know anymore if there is a H90
watch out, couse 1 H series do have a dual rad for fans.

Im just a gamer who likes to build computers...

vyvv
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Thanks for the replies. I've already got the 6950 card so I'd rather not change that, my one really isn't too loud. Is there much to set up for liquid CPU cooling? Haven't done that before, and any motherboard model in particular you guys would recommend?

limeDk
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choose a MB that you like with the things you need maybe something like a ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 and for Cpu Cooling the corsair H series is very easy too install no problems at all

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I have the H100 liquid cooler, its pretty sweet with the push pull configuration but the rad is a big one its about 52mm in height thats the fan which is 25mm and the rad 27mm, even thou the 600T case can hold the H100 which was designed with the H100 in mind, the rad on the inside and the fans under the mesh at the top pulling the air through. Just take a peek at the videos on the corsair site about the 600T and you will see for yourself how its done.

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I have the H100 on the list for my upcoming build, but I have picked a case that has the space to comfortably house it. It is a whopper, especially with a push-pull config, but it is a great tool for keeping things fairly silent. Four 120mm fans on low are fairly quiet and can still keep a mildly overclocked CPU cool. I expect the HIS HD 7950 to be the loudest part of the system when it is warmed up.

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