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  • 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
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post #11 of 41
I use Logitech G35s. I rarely hear my computer, unless it's at load and the game is quiet or something.

Ideally it would be quiet, but I haven't bought watercooling, YET.
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post #12 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by systemlayers View Post
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.
I <3 the noctuas. I bought them used (3 for $20) and they are very quiet. I use my 470 on autofan. It idols at 80 degrees but I don't care. By the time it breaks, it will be time for an upgrade. The 470 has a quiet cooler and I dust it often.

The only audible thing in my computer is my PSU (which I am going to replace) and my HDDs which I must suffer through. lol.
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post #13 of 41
Hi, the way I thought around it was, the graphic cards are loud. If I put more fans in the computer with the same loudness, or a little less, its not going to make it sound any louder. So I settled for around a 30db ratings on all fans. Don't get me wrong, this might be a tad too loud for the computer to be left on all night downloading if I'm sleeping in the same room, so I have another computer for downloads which is silent .
Edited by Neo_Morpheus - 5/31/11 at 4:26pm
post #14 of 41
the louder it is the better it performs!!! you dont hear quiet dragsters do you??!! exactly!! so crank those fan profiles to 100% and turn that fan controler to MAXXIMUMM YYEEEHHHAAWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!
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post #15 of 41
I used to be a Delta/San Ace fanatic. Over the years, I've gotten more & more sensitive to the scream. YL's high speeds are a blessing by comparison.
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post #16 of 41
I ALWAYS have a fan in my room running [Even during winter, I cant sleep without the sound] and my A/C on during the summer. Noise from my PC has never bothered me as I use headphones.. not once have I really cared about noise unless it's a bad noise, like a screeching or something
    
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post #17 of 41
I like white noise at night, but like it quiet for movie watching...thank the lord for speedfan and fan controllers
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post #18 of 41
7 until that 465 fan kicks in.

And it's funny how no one on OCN runs passive.
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post #19 of 41
I chose every component in my rig for silence. Purchased extra sound dampening and coated most surfaces inside with it as well. Every fan is on a fan controller with none over 1000 RPM. Replaced the TIM on my GPU not for overclocking, just so that the auto fan control spins at a slower speed to remain at the same temps. Chose an overkill PSU so that even under full load the PSU fan remains on idle speeds.

My card used to idle at about 20% fan speed now it idles at 15% or less. Never seems to go above 30 or 40% during gaming. I'm usually so focused on the game that I never notice it.
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post #20 of 41
I like silence...
My PSU is loud although it sucks anyways so im going to replace it.
    
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