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PCPartPicker always helps me to find the exact part I need. So it's my turn to testify.
My purpose was to optimise my computer year after year. I first wanted something powerfull. Then, I reached silence and low power consumption. Compacity was my next goal. And now, why not to have a nice rig ?
As you can see, I didn't succomb to RGB LED and other party ornament. I also prefered the Fractal Nano S case without window because it is bad for temps and noise. I had to avoid HDD to a full SSD M2 system too. I opted for a Founder Edition GTX1080 so that it expels heat, despite throttling and making some noise in game without Vsync. I bought the biggest and most silent heatsink that just fit in my Nano S. A 1 mm space remains between the heatsink and exhaust fan but the heatsink touches gently the DDR. I didn't want any watercooling as it generally generates a little hiss and consumes more. I have 3 fans (2 x 12cm BeQuiet Silentwings 3 PWM and a Silentium Fortis 3 V2 fan). At min, it turns respectively at 500 and 700 RPM. At max, they all turn at 1400 TPM. At IDLE, we can't hear the computer.
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The monitor is a great AOC Q3277PQU MVA. Not the best for games, but it's still really ok and responsive. And, above all, perfect for office, surf and medias. I place it on the wall to move it away and preserve my eyes.
My keyboard is a Logitech K800 as it is -as far as I know- the only wireless and illuminated keyboard. Moreover, it is not too noisy. The mouse is a Logitech G602 for its big battery life and numerous buttons. The clics are a bit noisy, but so less than those on MX Master.
For some games, I use either Xbox One Patrol Tech controller (cars games essentially) or Mad Catz Fightpad (fighting games exclusively).
For sound, I link my PC to a Denon Ceol N9 by optical wire and profit of my Monitor Audio Bronze 2 speakers. Simple. Efficient. Not so good with my headphones Plantronics Backbeat Pro+ as they produce a little but disappoiting hiss generated by Windows.
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