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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 #21 of 41
I mainly only use Noctua fans. Ugly as sin but at least it's quiet.

4 Noctua and 1 Gelid Wing on a P182
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post #22 of 41
I will be using nothing but a handful of TY-140 fans and a couple of NF-P12 fans in my case soon. I am ditching the fan controller and letting the fans go 100% with excellent noise/performance ratio.
    
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post #23 of 41
Depends what I am doing, If I am gaming and have my headset on I crank my case fans up to max with my fan controller and my 6850 usally kicks up to 60-70% via Afterburner auto fan controller.

But if I am watching a movie loud fans are annoying thus I turn case fans down and my GPU can get somewhat loud, but it usally isn't a problem.

But I do have a low RPM controller on my NH-C14, but that is just because it vibrates like crazy at 1200 RPM.
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post #24 of 41
I used to not care that much but these two 470s have been driving me mad lately.
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post #25 of 41
I like my rigs quiet. Even when the fans ramps up on load, I want it quiet. Noctuas are too loud for me.
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post #26 of 41
considering my side panel fan is 150CFM it gets loud i think it is 65 BD. the only other fan that's even remotely loud is my CPU fan but i got that strapped onto my 8800 till i get my new cooler. i hate loud fans but I'll deal with it to make my hardware last longer.
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post #27 of 41
As my studio is located in my server room, I am used to noise. I voted 3.
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post #28 of 41
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ehume View Post
I like my rigs quiet. Even when the fans ramps up on load, I want it quiet. Noctuas are too loud for me.
Love your rig and extensive tinkering tweaking and so on that you've done ehume. Do you find the plextor drive to be quieter than a normal dvd drive? I do hear they supposedly implement vibration reduction on their drives.
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post #29 of 41
The computer I built for college, waaay back in 2001, was pretty loud, so loud in fact that it made it hard to sleep at night if the machine was on. When I finally replaced it I made sure to keep things as quiet as possible without giving up performance. Since then I've always made sure my machines are as quiet as I can make them.
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post #30 of 41
i play with closed ear headphones so i dont hear much so i dont mind a little sound except when i had my gts 250 that was just too loud
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