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This is a powerful but silent build to replace my noisy laptop. has been working very well for a week now. Some tips for those who are considering building something similar (silent): 1. remove the stock H100i fans since they're as noisy as Boeing 747 engines. 2. be careful of GPU, mine has coil whine. I was very frustrated at first, but after a week trying I think I can live with it. just ask if you have questions.

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  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah i like the looks of the evga sc cards they're relatively cheap for the core clock but when i read reviews coil whine showed up in a number of them. i'm going with the gigabyte windforce even though it costs more for less power but i figure i'm not even going to notice a few htz

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Im currently making a build with the gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming. Its a sweet card. havent finished the build yet, as im still waiting on a couple parts from newegg and amazon, and i have to pick up the cpu from micro center, but its a sweet card. i ran it in a prebuilt HP and it made a ton of difference compared to a supersupersuperclocked gt 630.

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  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice system. So are the noctua fans a lot better?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

in terms of silence, yes they're way better compared to h100i stock fans (the stock fans came with the Corsair 550D case are quiet too, so you might not have to replace them if you used it). Also, I connect the Noctua PWM fans to the motherboard, so they run slower and quieter without sacrificing temperature.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh nice, i've been trying to figure out why Corsair has not been selling PWM fans (except for one model).

I am considering upgrading all my fans eventually on my H105 and 450D case. Would the Corsair Silent fans be good also?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't own any Corsair aftermarket fans to compare, but I was considering between the Corsair SP120 vs. Noctua NF-F12 fans while doing research for this build, and eventually I chose the Noctuas for its quietness and PWM.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for liquid cooling

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you get a wifi adapter. Use an ethernet cable it makes your computer run faster

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I just rented a house, so I didn't want to drill holes on it because my router is in another room. and signal from the wifi adapter is pretty stable.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you do much research before getting that wifi adapter? I'm doing some now and was wondering if there's any complaints you might have with this one or do you think it would be worth getting an expensive Asus wifi adapter if you have the extra money? my first ever comment on pcp

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

The one I use can handle 450Mbps, which is overkill for most Internet connections (at least in the US), and I see that the Asus you're considering can handle up to 1.3 Gbps, so my recommendation is that unless you have Google Fiber 1Gbps or some sort, or you want futureroof, the TP Link should work just fine.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. You have made my decision really easy! you took my second comment virginity as well. I can rest easy now. Cheers!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

you're welcome!