Silent music production pc

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($338.34 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($186.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($126.94 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card ($143.88 @ OutletPC)
Case: Corsair Carbide Quiet 600Q ATX Full Tower Case ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.89 @ Newegg)
Total: $1125.91

More silent also windows 7 will have issues because it's not supported by skylake officially anymore and lacks drivers. Win 10 is the best option.


OP you need to think about a few things. Your DAW hasn't been updated in a while as far as I've seen. Additionally, it does not support Win10. You might want to start thinking about upgrading your DAW.


Multiple monitors, I assume?

This would eliminate more noise since the PSU and GPU is fanless.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2650 2.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($57.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Supermicro X9SRA ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($272.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($164.99 @ Corsair)
Storage: SK hynix SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($88.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: OCZ TRION 150 960GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($265.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PNY Quadro NVS 450 512MB Video Card ($171.44 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series Fanless 460W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular Fanless ATX Power Supply ($119.89 @ B&H)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fan ($20.67 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fan ($20.67 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1378.29
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-01 16:41 EDT-0400


The best solution for a recording studio would be to stuff the PC in a soundproofed technical closet. That way, you don't need to worry about getting the PC anywhere near silent, it only needs to make less noise than your soundproofing can cope with.



Be weary of Ryzen with DAWs. Check the forums for your DAW and make sure it's supported.



I know; I was making my reply before you guys posted so I did not see the bit with Windows 7/Windows 10 and the DAW. Check my updated post. ;)