Silent Steam BOX

Silent and powerfull gaming PC

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Silent Gaming PC

This project shows how to build a silent gaming machine that would be passively cooled and offer enough power to play latest games with high quality settings.

The GPU is alwais the main limiter in HTPC computers because of the high power usage, HEAT and size limits. The whole idea started after i have checked the power settings of GTX970M GPU that is installed inside high end laptops. This high end GPU has a power limit of 85W while the desktop GTX970 has 150W power limits (officially). In this project i have limited the power to 105W for the GPU and used the GTX970M clocks so that it will fit the cooling capabilities of the case.

The intel CPU has been under powered from 51W to 35W since we dont use the IGP and we need to save some power.

  • 1 × CPU Intel i3-6300 (51W)
  • 1 × MB Gigabyte GA-Z170N-WIFI (15W)
  • 1 × RAM Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133MHz 16GB (2W)
  • 1 × SSD Samsung 950 EVO 250Gb (4W)
  • 1 × Streacom ST-ZF240 ZeroFlex 240W Passive PSU

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