Do you ever feel like your computer sounds
like a spaceship ready to blast off into orbit? We’ve all been there. Here are some simple tips to help you quiet
that sucker down, or build your own super quiet build from scratch.
This is DIYin 5. Hey everyone, welcome back to DIYin5! I’m your host Trisha Hershberger and today
we’re going to dive deep into what considerations are necessary for a quiet PC build that knows
how to keep cool under pressure as well. There are many reasons
why you might want a quiet PC. Maybe you work in a shared office space and
you don’t want to bother others. Maybe you are building for your living room
and don’t want noise interfering with your downtime. Or maybe you record content or livestream
and would like to avoid background noise. Whatever you’re looking for, we got ya. If you find this video useful, please go ahead
and subscribe to this channel and hit that bell so you don’t miss
out on any future tech tips. Keeping your PC cool and keeping it quiet
usually go hand in hand. When a component or build gets too hot,
fans need to spin faster to keep it cool and that usually translates
to more noise. Trying to find the delicate balance of a quiet
PC that won’t overheat is the key. One of the simplest tricks to keep a PC cool
is to maximize airflow. If you are dealing with
an older PC, clean it. Dust can clog up components and vents and
make everything inside work harder to stay cool. A simple compressed air
can and dust cloth can go a long way. Another way to maximize airflow without spending
a dime is to consider cable management. We have a whole video on cable management
that you can find linked in the description if you really want to get into it, but a few
simple cable management tricks can do wonders to improve airflow throughout your system
so your PC can stay nice and calm. In general, your CPU and GPU run the hottest
so they can be the noisiest to cool. Traditionally, you would hear people say
“Quiet PC? You need liquid cooling!” and while that can be true to some degree,
water coolers need less airflow, air cooled systems can also be really quiet if you
have a large enough heat sink. It’s a lovely age we live
in as PC builders, isn’t it? Fan noise is generally rated in decibels or
dBA – the lower the number the quieter the fan. Now, that being said there’s no
standard means to measure this so each manufacturer
has its own standard. Best to read a bunch of reviews before going
with a cooler based on specs alone. You may also notice noise coming from your
power supply fan, case fan or even your hard drive. Power supplies are usually built more for
functionality then quiet. Modern high-end power supplies can have a
semi-passive fan mode where the fan will only engage when you hit a certain usage level
and you can always check the stats like airflow and noise level in
reviews before buying. Case fans can either be pre-installed or something
you add in and here, again, it’s best to think of airflow. If you have more fans bringing air into the tower than out
of the tower, it’s called positive air pressure. Positive air pressure is nice because it is
better at keeping dust out of your system over time. Also, larger fans tend to run quieter so check
your case and see if there’s room for something a little
larger than what came stock. When it comes to hard drives, it’s not so
much heat that is the issue as it is the moving parts. A traditional hard drive has moving parts
which naturally cause noise. If you can afford it, going with an SSD is
totally noiseless and a great alternative. The last thing I’ll mention is specialty
cases designed specifically with quiet builds in mind. But just because a case has sound dampening built
in doesn’t necessarily mean it’s prioritizing staying cool. It might just be hiding it and the built in dampening could
actually be restricting airflow. That being said, there are companies like
Be Quiet! that specialize in quiet PSUs, air coolers, fans and cases with excellent airflow
and have some really well-reviewed, high performing options out there specifically for people
who need a quieter system. So what kind of build are
you putting together right now? Let us know in the comments. Did you buy any specialized “quiet” components
and if so, how are they working out for you so far? My most recent build has a deepcool liquid
cooler on the CPU and it’s practically silent. I love it. Ok everyone, thank you so much for tuning
in and I’ll catch you next time with more DIY in 5.

PC Build – Tips for Keeping a Quieter PC 🤫 – DIY in 5 Ep 109

12 thoughts on “PC Build – Tips for Keeping a Quieter PC 🤫 – DIY in 5 Ep 109

  • November 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm


  • November 1, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    Hey Kingston Technology, are y'all Team Trees?

  • November 1, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    I like the way you are presenting the content

  • November 1, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Cable management actually doesn't do anything for airflow. It's purely aesthetics.

  • November 1, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    im a simple man, i see Trish and i love it :3

  • November 1, 2019 at 8:25 pm


  • November 1, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Dont know how about US, but here in EU bequiet is quite a great thing

  • November 1, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Excellent, as usual Trish. Thanks.

  • November 1, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    UUUHHH hate to do this but the idea that cable management will allow for better cooling has been debunked by more than one reviewer.

  • November 2, 2019 at 1:17 am

    I always love a new Trisha video! 🙂

  • November 2, 2019 at 8:59 am

    Genuinely useful information. Fan noise does my nut after a while.

  • November 5, 2019 at 8:15 am

    I am an ALL be quiet! lover!! lol I only use them…and NOTHING else for CPU cooling and case fans. My PSU are EVGA with the eco mode!! GPU fans only run when necessary…and my ASUS motherboards over case fan control in bios, etc. SSD drives only. So, my computers are virtually silent. BIG fan of quieter PC's lol GREAT job Trisha!! Always enjoy our videos!! Merci


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