- Jul 5, 2014
- North Shore, MA
What makes a desktop quiet is either sound insulation on the case, or large quiet fans (the larger the fan, the quieter it is, generally). Gaming PCs may have both features, and if you're not gaming they'll be very quiet. I built my own, and used a Corsair 550D, which is a quiet case. It's my favorite component. You can specify quiet cases I think at these custom sites.Speaking of fan, it would also be important if this thing were quiet. It will be on 24 hours per day since it will be handing Blue Iris software. I never had a PC labeled a "gaming PC"... are those likely to be loud due to all the extra cooling needed?