Nowadays personal computers and their main components consume rather huge amount of electricity, produce a lot of heat and cause a lot of noise with their coolers. This is a payback for unprecedented power at our fingertips: all the key components of modern personal computers are made using the leading edge technologies and are designed to deliver the absolute maximum they can.
Designers of microprocessors, graphics processors, hard disk drives and other products are struggling to make their devices fast and not requiring powerful cooling solutions. They do their best, but at the end of they day computers still produce a lot of annoying noises. What’s the solution? Passive cooling for everything and/or low-speed fans! But are they truly sufficient and cost effective?
At least, part of this question will be answered by today’s article about ASUSTeK’s Extreme N6600GT Silencer graphics card.