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Poll Results: How much does noise matter to you?

 
  • 0% (0)
    10 - Passive no fans in my system
  • 2% (2)
    9 - Semi Passive, one or two <500rpm fans
  • 12% (12)
    8 - Silent, a few low rpm fans
  • 21% (20)
    7 - Quiet, mostly 1200rpm or slower
  • 13% (13)
    6 - Fairly quiet - use non-reference hpu heatsinks
  • 15% (15)
    5 - Use afan controller/fan control
  • 8% (8)
    4 - Don't care/use fans with case
  • 8% (8)
    3 - Don't mind a couple of 480s if it's at load
  • 2% (2)
    2 - 40DB and over club
  • 1% (1)
    1 - 50DB and over club
  • 13% (13)
    0 - Delta fanatic, as many as you can fit in a case
94 Total Votes  
post #1 of 41
Thread Starter 
When choosing components how high does having a quiet, low noise computer v.s a high performance, high noise computer matter to you?
On a scale of Delta to Passive.
The options are only general arbitrary measurements I made up of course so don't have a tiff over it there are also plain and simple numbers to choose from

Damnit i always mess up these polls I mean GPU not HPU of course
Edited by systemlayers - 5/31/11 at 4:04pm
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post #2 of 41
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post #3 of 41
I can handle a fan at like 1500rpm but any higher and its a bit too loud for me.
post #4 of 41
I like peace and quiet. I've got my noctuas on a fan controller for crying out loud . I can't wait to put my ssd back into my computer.
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post #5 of 41
Extremely important. When buying anything with a fan I try to buy the quietest product I can. When I first got into building PC's I had the same mentality of "who cares about noise, bunch of little girls complaining!" But then I realised that the difference between the ultra kaze that gave me a headache and the zalman ZMF3 that was barely audible was 3 degrees.

EDIT: a 7 on your poll.
Edited by Derp - 5/31/11 at 4:05pm
post #6 of 41
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MahiMahiMahi View Post
I like peace and quiet. I've got my noctuas on a fan controller for crying out loud . I can't wait to put my ssd back into my computer.
Do you run your 470 with the stock heatsink? I have quite a few noctuas I don't mind the 500/700rpm model that much but in general I don't think they're as good as many lower priced alternatives like scythe slipstream or nexus silent.
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post #7 of 41
noisy pc's suck
post #8 of 41
I have only 4 kingwin 1000rpm fans on my radiator and 2 1000rpm yates on my H50, can't tell if it is passive or not

I know the 580s were better efficient than the 480s but when ref. coolers kicked in it was too much so went watercooled to silence them.
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post #9 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by koven View Post
noisy pc's suck
This.

6 GT-AP15s in my system...and they're undervolted to 5V by controller unless gaming or folding...even then I tend to only have 2 of them at full power, rarely 4 of them, even more seldom all 6.
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post #10 of 41
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Myself I am a next to passive fanatic. My ears are probably much more sensitive to most members of ocn here. My htpc runs on 2 500rpm fans (e8400 and msi 460). The msi 460 is fan modded down to 30% (1100rpm not too bad but not ideal). I would like to figure out a way to run the 460 passively.
My current rig runs 4 fans @ 500rpm (the 3 180mm and a GT 500rpm) + one noctua that i turn on at load. The AXP I have tuned down to 3% minimum which turns OFF my fans on my 580 and runs it passive at idle only going up to 800rpm in game. Still it's not enough I'm going to be doing some kind of mod to my FT02B soon .
I even find my toshiba LCD tv to be offensive in fan noise being just barely audible @ night while watching a movie. So I built a foam barricade around it (still leaving lots of airflow space obviously).
So I guess i'm about a 9.5 I'd say.

I'm interested in if anyone on OCN actually runs passive.
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