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Originally Posted by systemlayers View Post
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.
When I went to crank my nF Fan down it introduced an even more annoying ~25Hz buzzing sound. Pretty sure the BIOS slows the fan by just pulsing the full current.

Would take it off but the Northbridge gets well past 100c
    
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