- Oct 16, 2010
I thought I could put a passive heatsink with headpipes on my video card and it died because of how hot it got. Inside a case air needs to move, period. Listening to music loud doesn't kill your hearing. I listen to music loud but not too loud. You can feel hearing damage. Badly mastered loudness war crap is what kills hearing because it's constant loud. A track with good dynamic range varies the levels of sound at your ears. Listening to music quietly makes no use of dynamic range. You might as well use speakers. A computer will never hit a pure 0 dB of audible noise.
Thanks for your concern friend. OK maybe not 0dB. how about 5dB (no optical drives, no hard disk drives no fans anywhere)?
the quietest fans out there are at least 15dB of noise.
if I do make a computer like that I will not put it in a case, the mother board will sit on the table.
there are now fanless 0dB power supplies, SSDs, low power low heat processors (such as intel Atom).
when you fried your Video Card you probably had multiple harddrives, ram modules, a multi core processor, ... in the case.
you cant compare that system with the system I just mentioned.
just for your information, I am not your average joe getting hyped about making a new system. I used to assemble PCs in MDG computers before I came to university for computer engineeing.
if you still think that a passive cooled PC is impossible check out this website:http://www.stealthcomputer.com/