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post #31 of 38
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Originally Posted by Caleal View Post
If anyone actually made an air cooler that could maintain safe temperatures on my i7-950 @4.3 Ghz folding 24/7 in ambient temperatures of up to 31ºC, I'm pretty sure it would be WAY louder than my WC setup.
There are fans that can air cool set ups like yours.
One of them is made by Pratt & Whitney:

But I couldn't find what the dBA would be at 10,000 rpm ..... you'd have to try it and let us know how it goes.

Cheers !
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post #32 of 38
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Originally Posted by RobbyRoyal View Post
I'm using a Rasa kit (RX360 + DD GPU block) and it's pretty damn good. I do admit the tubing and fans that came with it are garbage. Replace that with quality stuff and you are good to go.
The pump alone makes this kit too loud for silent computing.
    
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post #33 of 38
Yeah, as much as liquid cooling is touted as a quieter solution, it's pathetic that there is a lack of both pwm controlled pumps and other speed controlled pumps.

In fact, there's only 1 pwm controlled pump out there.
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post #34 of 38
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Originally Posted by RobbyRoyal View Post
I agree. It really depends on the graphics card, though. I've had cards that you could barely hear and then I had my current one (EVGA GTX 470) that drove me to water cool. It sounds like a Jet taking off with it's stock cooling.

Don't get cheap with the fans, either. It's worth the extra few bucks to get a good set.
Oh man, try 2 5970's overclocked, those things were soooooooooooooo loud, and hot too!

I'm so glad I watercooled, definitely worth the money I payed.
post #35 of 38
I really like my low speed loons, they are great for my rads and They are whisper quiet.
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post #36 of 38
Noise Blockers!!!!

My pumps make all the noise in my system, barely audible a >19Dba.
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post #37 of 38
the pump in my rasa kit rattled a little bit so i put a couple drops of blue dawn in the res and now its not even audible
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post #38 of 38
I think FrozenCPU has, or at least USED to have this product called Jel stuff. It is perfect for under a pump to dampen vibrations.
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