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My case is pretty loud right now. I"m using the CoolerMaster HAF X with stock fans. My CPU cooler is a recently upgraded Noctua D14 (from CM Hyper 212+). I was wondering if there was anything I could do to tone it down. What kind of stuff should I look into to lower the noise generated from my tower? Any help would be appreciated. smile.gif
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You could buy a fan controller to tune down the speed of your fans, but your temperatures may go up a little.

Alternatively, you can look for some quieter non-stock case fans. NZXT manufactures really quiet fans that are capable of moving a lot of air, my NZXT Vulcan can attest to that
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You have to replace the fans for better and more silent ones.

 

I'm sure a lot of people can give you better advice on fans than I can.

 

This is only one example of the many threads that talk about silent fans.

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Pick up a whole slew of low RPM fans for everything you can think of.

Probably best bet would be to get Gentle Typhoon AP-14s for case fans and leave the stock Noctua fans on the heatsink.
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It seems that the Gentle Typhoons are only 120mm. The fans in my case are 230mm, 2x 200mm, and a 140mm. What are some larger fans that I should look at?
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