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Completely Passive CPU Coolers

leonccyiu

59 months ago

I have been interested in creating a completely silent PC for a while and was interested in the NoFan Passive CPU coolers. Unfortunately in the CPU cooler section there doesn't appear to be any passive cpu coolers listed.

http://www.scan.co.uk/shop/computer-hardware/all/coolers-air/multi-cpu-heatsinks

Here are some examples of what I mean. Now that there are semi-passive PSU's like the corsair RM series, and semi-passive graphics cards like the Asus Strix or many modern cards that only come on under load, its just the case fans to keep quiet now.

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  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I know Zalman makes some passive CPU coolers... These are the two I'm aware of on this site.

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/zalman-cpu-cooler-fx70

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/zalman-cpu-cooler-fx100

Oh, and here are some Fully Passive/Fanless PSUs: https://pcpartpicker.com/parts/power-supply/#m=71&e=5&sort=a1&W=80,520

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I think the semi-passive PSU's from Corsair should be silent most of the time, same goes with graphics cards. I had forgotten about the Zalman's their a lot cheaper in the US than the UK. There doesn't seem to be many options left for purely passive CPU coolers which is a shame. I guess most people regard modern air coolers as being quiet enough

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