Small Desktop or Mini Computer

My current desktop computer has some fan noise that is annoying when listening to music at low volumes in my small office.

I need a very simple puter for searching the internets and listening to music.

Any good suggestions? Would like to keep it under $300 and I don't do gaming or movies on this one. Only need 1 HDMI out, and I already have a 32" monitor.

Thanks folks,
Eric

Comments

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 1,474
    A new $10 fan?
    Alan_r wrote: »
    My passion is for the music, my hobby is how I listen to it.
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 15,226
    But a Noctua fan of what whateber size you need.

    I’ve used Silverstone, Antec, SilenX and all sucked compared to the quiet I get from Noctua fans. I’ve been running some of them 24/7 for the last 10 years and never had a problem w em.
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,523
    Interesting...a new fan. Will investigate.
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 15,226
    If you do decide to go w a new PC, and don’t need a ton of storage or gaming as a requirement lolk at Intel NUC. Silent and small and should work great as a secondary music source.
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,523
    If you do decide to go w a new PC, and don’t need a ton of storage or gaming as a requirement lolk at Intel NUC. Silent and small and should work great as a secondary music source.

    3 year warranty too. Impressive.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 1,474
    Yep, this. Noctua > everything else
    But a Noctua fan of what whateber size you need.

    I’ve used Silverstone, Antec, SilenX and all sucked compared to the quiet I get from Noctua fans. I’ve been running some of them 24/7 for the last 10 years and never had a problem w em.

    Alan_r wrote: »
    My passion is for the music, my hobby is how I listen to it.
  • dragon1952dragon1952 Posts: 4,311
    edited January 15
    ____________________________
    2 channel - Parasound A21 amp, PS Audio DirectStream/Bridge II hardwired to networked music server running JRiver, Tom Tutay modded EE Minimax pre, Furman Elite 15 Pfi power conditioner, Martin Logan Electromotion ESL speakers, Kimber 4TC speaker wire, Gabriel Gold Reflection V2 IC's, VH Audio Flavor 4, Flavor 2 and Pangea AC14XL power cords
    Computer - Windows 7/JRiver, Grant Fidelity TubeDac 11, Fostex PMO.4n monitors
  • machonemachone Posts: 869
    Quantum Byte with wireless keyboard/mouse and Windows 10 for $200.
    You can pick one up from Amazon.
    Mojo Audio Joule v5>>Quantum Byte w/JRiver 21 and Fidelizer>> Starlight 7 USB >> Marantz SA 8005>> Equinox 7>>
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    Pioneer PLX-1000 Turntable - Shure SC35C/N35X - V15III/VN35HE
    Yamaha TX-540 Tuner...Sony BDP-S570

    Separate subpanel with four dedicated 20 amp circuits.
    1. Amplification 2. Analog 3. Digital 4. Video

    "All THAT IS LOST FROM THE SOURCE IS LOST FOREVER"
  • dragon1952dragon1952 Posts: 4,311
    The Asus EEEBox has a couple USB 3.0 ports also if that's important.
    ____________________________
    2 channel - Parasound A21 amp, PS Audio DirectStream/Bridge II hardwired to networked music server running JRiver, Tom Tutay modded EE Minimax pre, Furman Elite 15 Pfi power conditioner, Martin Logan Electromotion ESL speakers, Kimber 4TC speaker wire, Gabriel Gold Reflection V2 IC's, VH Audio Flavor 4, Flavor 2 and Pangea AC14XL power cords
    Computer - Windows 7/JRiver, Grant Fidelity TubeDac 11, Fostex PMO.4n monitors
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,523
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Yep, this. Noctua > everything else
    But a Noctua fan of what whateber size you need.

    I’ve used Silverstone, Antec, SilenX and all sucked compared to the quiet I get from Noctua fans. I’ve been running some of them 24/7 for the last 10 years and never had a problem w em.

    @Clipdat @EndersShadow Is the Noctua easy to install? Also, how do I know which size to get?
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 1,474
    Let me know the model of computer you currently have, and what fan it is that's making the noise, and I'll tell you what size you would need and how easy it would be to replace it.
    @Clipdat @EndersShadow Is the Noctua easy to install? Also, how do I know which size to get?

    Alan_r wrote: »
    My passion is for the music, my hobby is how I listen to it.
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 15,226
    edited January 15
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Yep, this. Noctua > everything else
    But a Noctua fan of what whateber size you need.

    I’ve used Silverstone, Antec, SilenX and all sucked compared to the quiet I get from Noctua fans. I’ve been running some of them 24/7 for the last 10 years and never had a problem w em.

    @Clipdat @EndersShadow Is the Noctua easy to install? Also, how do I know which size to get?

    Easier than the sub you built by 2000x.

    4 screws and a connection to the motherboard that’s a molex type connector. Beyond easy!
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • stevepstevep Posts: 31
    It's next to impossible to hear my music when I turn on the mini computer in my basement office.
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    Oh, you meant mini as in small, I get now. :)
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