Sit back, relax, and chill to Noctua's utterly ASMR passive PC build vid

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Around here we appreciate a good, quiet PC build, and what better way to learn about how to build one than with Noctua's wonderfully relaxing video on the subject, which explains how best to prepare your PC for its brand new NH-P1 cooler.

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Best CPU cooler (opens in new tab): keep your chip chilled in style
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There's lots of solid information in the video for any passive PC, from choosing a compatible CPU to a fanless PSU. It also outlines what makes for a good passively-cooled PC case, and explains how best to approach the thermal challenge of picking the best graphics card (opens in new tab) for the job.

Everything you'll need to know to build a zen PC.

If you prefer the utter silence of reading, you can also read up on Noctua's guidelines in text form. (opens in new tab)

The NH-P1 is Noctua's latest cooler design (opens in new tab), and a highly-anticipated model at that. That's because it's built to be used without any fans for truly passive PC builds. It can be paired up with an impressive range of moderately-powered CPUs, says Noctua, but if you want to head into high-performance territory then you may want to consider the optional low-speed fan for that little extra airflow.

The passive NH-P1 (opens in new tab) is available worldwide starting today for $110/€110, while the optional fan, the NF-A12x25 LS-PWM, is another $30/€30.

Jacob Ridley
Senior Hardware Editor

Jacob earned his first byline writing for his own tech blog from his hometown in Wales in 2017. From there, he graduated to professionally breaking things as hardware writer at PCGamesN, where he would later win command of the kit cupboard as hardware editor. Nowadays, as senior hardware editor at PC Gamer, he spends his days reporting on the latest developments in the technology and gaming industry. When he's not writing about GPUs and CPUs, however, you'll find him trying to get as far away from the modern world as possible by wild camping.