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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 #31 of 41
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Originally Posted by systemlayers View Post
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.
I have no clue whether the Plextor drives are quieter than other drives, but this drive is not very loud. I was more surprised that the 1TB Barracuda I bought for my daughter was the noisiest thing in her rig. I ended up putting a Samsung Spinpoint F3 in her rig, and using the cast-off Barracuda in mine as a backup drive.

And then, of course, there are the video cards . . .
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post #32 of 41
Everything is surprisingly quiet in my rig, and I pretty much used the fans that came with the case. I don't usually mind noise, but it's really nice not having a rig that sounds like an airplane.
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post #33 of 41
I'm fine with mild case fan noise. The GPU fan is the one that bothers me. If I keep it at 65% though, I can't hear it.
    
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post #34 of 41
I'm using stock case fans right now, but with my current setup I'm probably going to have settle on some noise somewhere. All fans are 1000-1200rpm and the CPU heatsink is passive, it's just those damn GPUs. Whenever I'm building a new rig I'll definitely be keeping the sound in mind the whole time.
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post #35 of 41
i actualy do not care how loud the fans are, i have head phones on so it blocks ALL the noise out.... does get cold on my feet though.

LOL
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post #36 of 41
If I can hear it over the game I'm playing, its too loud.
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post #37 of 41
Currently rocking quite possibly the LOUDEST and most OBNOXIOUS chipset fan ever found on EVGA's nForce 7XXi series of boards. Stock Intel and Lian Li fans are also pretty damn annoying.

But in my next build all will be Silenx/Scythe, probably even gonna look into getting some internal Ducting and testing with that etc.
    
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post #38 of 41
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I can relate to you man I have a 680i with a similarly awful loud fan. In bios it is set to quiet and is reasonable but on resume after sleep it somehow thinks it's awesome to run at 100%. I don't think silenx is very well regarded in the silent community. Just stick with scythe slipstream/gentle typhoon lower rpm models or the classic nexus silent fan. Ducting is hit or miss. Can help in certain situations such as a heatsink with one single low rpm fan. In my experience. YMMV.
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post #39 of 41
I don't really mind fan sound as long as it is "bearable" (read: does not go over waht my speakers can output)

Then again, all year round my ambient temps are 20-35°c, averaging on 28-32 on daytime, so if i want to keep things cool, i need good fans, and lots of them.
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post #40 of 41
Noise does not matter to me at all. I sleep with my media rig running, but its not super loud. I have tinnitus and I have to have noise in my room to sleep.
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