I desire to custom-build a totally noiseless personal computer (no fans at all).

The PSU is fanless, 500W. The GPU is fanless. The hard drive is SSD/NVMe.

Is there a modern PC CPU which does not require any fan for cooling?

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    Are you sure there aren't? For example I found some "Nettops" which are fanless: amazon.com/Mini-Computers/b/…
    – somo
    May 8, 2023 at 16:55
  • Noctua made a passive cooler and if you put that on an APU it could theoretically be fanless...
    – Irsu85
    May 11, 2023 at 7:02

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The Noctua-NH-P1 is designed to cool a standard CPU passively.

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