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Hi. Don't forget sound dampening foam. It makes all the difference. We have everything you need here.
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Don't get a new cooling system I have the H70 and the majority of the noise comes from the crap stock fans, pick up some nice fans and replace those, also a big thing I've heard of is using Grommets to make sure the screw and the fan aren't actually touching the case. Also if you hook into the motherboard directly then you can use Speedfan to manipulate speeds live so turn them up going into game and back down when you're done. Take a look at my system I switched the HAF 932s side panel fan for 4 120mm to get more air flow and running at 100% it's a little loud but using speedfan i drop them to 65% when I'm out of game and the thing is no louder than any big box PC
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Originally Posted by Tralala View Post
Given my components in sig,
where do I begin to modify things to make my computer tower
substantially less noisy, while maintaining most/all of the coolness
so I can keep the OC's up?

This is my summer project.

Transfer everything into an Artec P18x case. They were designed from the ground up to silence anything put into them. I honestly think that would be enough of a difference to satisfy you without doing anything more, but everyone is different. Prices vary wildly on them, but I've seen them as cheap as $54 shipped and as expensive as $200, so look around.
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To start, grab a GELID ICY vision VGA cooler. Even at load it's pretty silent. The Arctic Cooling ones are cool too.

Now, go get some Scythe Gentle Typhoon Fans

Now, go get rubber hard drive mounts+PSU mounts if you don't already

Finally buy a nice fan controller.

Your computer is now whisper silent.
    
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With a little work at your hardware store you can find some perfect Grommets for quite a bit cheaper than the custom designed computer ones are.
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