Originally Posted by jdmfish
I have no idea how you can hear 1100rpm fan spinning - they are 80mm fans rotating @ 1100rpm. Either your room/space is such a dead space you can hear absolutely everything, or you have very
acute hearing - FAR better than mine. My computer sits about 8" away from me, on my desk (not on the floor) and I can't hear the GPU fans at about 25%.
Have you thought about a silent case, or something that has much more sound dampening material to help with the noise?
Your best bet is getting something without GPU fans - and that somewhat limits your choice of GPU's.
Well, I am planning to get a Fractal Design, but that's not gonna happen too soon. And a 1100 RPM fan is very obvious. The DCII actually uses 100 mm fans, so it's pretty close to a 120 mm in terms of noise. Also note that adding a second fan that makes as much noise actually increases noise by 3 dB (IIRC), so two 100 mm fans at 1100 RPM will probably make as much noise as a single 120 mm fan at that speed.
I can just get an Alpenföhn Peter or equivalent and put some Arctic F12's on it then use software to control it. Dead silent and the cooler is huge enough to cool it.Edited by B!0HaZard - 1/5/12 at 2:04am