Having a high-speed PC is every techie’s dream. Unfortunately, fast PCs generate significant heat and require ventilation by noisy cooling fans. This can turn your PC pride and joy into a whirring annoyance — particularly when it’s being used during quiet periods or at night. Some PCs run as noisily as 50db — that’s nearly as loud as an electric toothbrush or a washing machine. As you can imagine, the whine of a dozen cooling fans can distract you during work and diminish your enjoyment when playing music or video on your PC. The last thing you want during a tear-jerking love scene is the click of a hard drive or the whir of a DVD drive. In this feature we’ll take you through the necessary steps required to turn your noisy computer into the ultimate quiet PC. It’ll be so quiet, in fact, you’ll wonder whether it’s even switched on. Some steps are as easy as pie, others require a modicum of technical knowledge, but all of them will help eliminate unwanted noise forever. If you’re serious about making your PC quieter you should first ensure the case absorbs as much internal noise as possible. Many manufacturers sell cases with pre-installed… Read full this story
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