Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread
I know you'll all laugh, but I ended up cheaping out on the processor for now. Just went with the 2.6Ghz and plan on buying a speedier proc once they're a bit more available and maybe even a few faster models out (and then cheaper to upgrade to the higher end ones once they're easier to get). I did the 2.6 proc with 6gb ram and the Nvida 280 1GB vid card. So... no... just the fan and sinc. I'm guessing the water cooling is even quieter.
I could make a recording of the noise level of just the PC running in a closed, 15' x 15' room if you guys want. I don't have a dB meter, or I'd find out real levels, but approximating it with a recording wouldn't be too bad.
I do know my ... I think 6 years old now... Alienware is easily 3 to 4x as loud.