Phenom Deneb X4 @ 2.8GHz
Corsair H55 (recently added)
Diamond 6870 XOC
I made this machine some years ago to build maps on this machine and then leave it overnight to compile, so initially I had no intention to keep it quiet. But as of recently, college is keeping me so busy that its no longer used for that purpose, I rarely game anymore either, and it's located in the room I sleep in now and is kept on.
Even with every fan unplugged, using just the 120mm one on the H55, the CPU stays about 23c idle temp, but still has a good amount of ambient noise to it. I haven't really investigated as to if the sound come from the GPU or PSu or CPU, but I would like it as quiet as possible.
I am open to the idea of a gpu cooler. Any suggestions for getting a really quiet one? Also what about replacing the 120mm fan on the H55, and quiet 120mm options?
I would like to get an additional two cheap 120mm fans and a 140mm one all on a manual controller so they can be turned off.
So my main questions are-
Suggestions for quiet fans for the H55?
Cheaper quiet case fans?
Does anyone know of a controller that allows me to switch the fans off?
Seriously though, it annoys me so much now I'm using my much quieter hackintosh to type this.
Thanks ahead of time