Building a Silent Workstation

The purpose of this paper is to describe how to build a silent workstation. By silent, I mean inaudible in an office with a closed door, or in a suburban home. These are locations with fairly low background noise levels (40dBA - 45dBA). Lowering the noise level of a computer, especially a high-performance computer, to be inaudible under these conditions is a significant task. Keeping the component temperatures low enough to deliver a long life can be even more difficult.

  1. Components
  2. Assembly
  3. Temperatures
  4. Noise
  5. Performance
  6. Mounting the SSD
  7. Alternate Motherboards
  8. Alternate CPUs
  9. Painting it Green
  10. Issues Encountered

Last updated - September 3, 2009

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