I recently bought a Zoostorm i3 processor 8gb Ram 500gb hard drive for £400 and was happy with how fast it was compared to my old Dell Dimension 31000c The only problem was that it was a lot noiser than my present one .I realise with a more powerful processor the fan would be working overtime compared to my old one but the noise just got to me and i returned it and was refunded my money.
Is there reasonably quiet PC's that anyone could advise me on?
It was certainly not necessary to have returned the PC as you could have used alternative cooling. Different heatsink, a change of fans. I have a media PC in the living room with a i5 CPU witha passive cooled GPU and you would not know it was there.
But one point I feel I must make the cheaper the PC then the chances are the use of poorer quality of components which is likely to mean a noisier PC.
Ebuyer sell a lot of Zoostorm PCs at knock down prices without an OS (see click here). If you read the reviews on ebuyer you'll see that noisy fans is a very common complaint with these PCs. I've been tempted to buy one, but the noisy fans are off putting (particularly as it doesn't seem to be clear which fans are the problem).
There are several companies that retail very quiet PCs; this is generally achieved by minimising the number of fans. You can also modify your own PC using similar products. Have a look at some items here.
I'm thinking of getting a Lenovo H330 desktop i3 processor 8gb Ram 500gb Hard drive or a Lenovo i5 processor 4gb Ram 500 gb hard drive as i've been told they're very quiet.
Any advice would be welcome.