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What really bothers me now is that I hear PSU and disc running.
Annoying sounds of electronics. Can't wait for summer time so I can bring indoor fan back to desk and enjoy the power and sound of wind.
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frozen cpu may be expensive, but their customer service is top notch. i saved a few bucks by going to performance-pc and when i had a issue ($900 order, and they released their newsletter the next day with a 10% off coupon) they were complete jerks and I had to really be a ass to them to get them to honor it. Same issue happened with frozen cpu and in less than a 5 minute phone call they had refunded the amount i would of saved. Personally, thats a big factor for me.

But back to your post about silent, yes. I go WC to have my rig as quiet as possible. I also do it because the lower temps keep your parts working longer (less wear and tear).

Hope this helps
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post #34 of 36
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so we're back to this, and I guess I have no choice because of space issues.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...l=g30c321s1310

The rad looks a bit small, won't these fans create more speeds? And is 5.2gz realistic?
If not I'll just get a silent enclosure and do some sound treating with a decent fan..
post #35 of 36
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Originally Posted by markgerazzi View Post
I keep getting different recommendations from everyone, why would I get a noctua heatsink and a fan from somewhere else, don't they usually go hand in hand, like this that I've been considering?

http://www.silentpcreview.com/Thermalright_Silver_Arrow
Ehume does a great job describing the effects of different fans on the D14 (here), and FrostyTech does an excellent job measuring noise and cooling capability. According to Ehume, swapping the center P14+P12 for a TY-140 results in a 3 degree heat penalty and 5dBA lower noise pressure; in P14 vs TY-140 alone, the TY-140 is both cooler and quieter. A single TY-140 closes the cooling gap and widens the noise reduction gap when on an overlocked processor. Exchanging the P14 and P12 for a TY-140 and AP-14 result in the same temps and 4-5dBA quieter performance at 4GHz.

For cooling performance, there’s less than a four degree difference between high and low fan speeds on the D14; all the fans are doing is adding almost 20dBA and not much else. The heatsink is the great part, not the fans attached. Looking at the Silver Arrow, which has two excellent fans, looses slightly to the D14 for cooling, is a little quieter at the lowest speeds, and noticeably quieter at the highest speeds. The Silver Arrow has the potential to be cooler since it can fit 38mm fans, too.

The point is, in getting a D14 or Silver Arrow, you’re getting very similar performance and noise. We know the D14 benefits from better fans. With the Silver Arrow we're not so sure; there aren’t many better fans than the TY-140 so it might take those thicker 32-38mm fans to push its performance cap, which is guaranteed to increase noise.


...Not that any of this has a thing to do with silent watercooling.


How much space do you have available for a cooler? A thicker 140 rad will do better than a 120 if it can fit and you can't fit a 240 or bigger rad.
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post #36 of 36
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Originally Posted by BBEG View Post
How much space do you have available for a cooler? A thicker 140 rad will do better than a 120 if it can fit and you can't fit a 240 or bigger rad.
Not sure, did you see my mobo? There are 8 dimm slots so the Silver Arrow might cover them.

MOBO

http://www.legitreviews.com/images/r...te-x79-ud5.jpg


I was looking at this for a Silent PC case that supports 2011 socket, but I don't know where to start since these sockets are brand new
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