Silent custom PCs are more important than one might think. If you’ve ever gamed or had to get work done on a noisy system, then you know firsthand the troubles that go with it. Excess noise can be one of the most attention stealing distractions. Worse yet, the sound could also be a symptom of much bigger problems at hand.
Clean is cool
If your system is making a lot of noise, the first place to look is inside. If your system is dirty, that could be contributing to the problem. The dirt is likely working as an insulator, which means it is causing the parts to retain their heat. The system will work harder to try and cool itself down in these situations, and that is what causes the excess sound. Clean up your system to see if it relieves the problem.
Liquid cooling is a great option to quiet your custom PC down. It significantly reduces the required effort by the system to cool itself, which will cut down on fan whirring. In addition to the quieting effect, liquid cooling will increase the lifespan of several key components because the system isn’t working as hard or under as much stress.
Upgrade your HDD
If you’re still using hard drives in your PC, this will contribute to noise. It’s recommended to use SSDs because they do not need to spin up to read or write. No motion means no noise. SSDs are also much faster than HDDs generally. We usually recommend Samsung SSDs because of their reliability and quality.
Some other general tips are worth mentioning. Be sure that all components are properly seated inside of the computer, and that all screws are tightened adequately. Loose parts can make sound from vibrations. Make sure your system is stable if you are overclocking. Instabilities can cause the system to work harder or become overheated.