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Well think of it this way.
The less efficient it is, the less power that is actually being drawn from the components. thumb.gif

But is that bad for the components?
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post #62 of 77
Not at all. Just means you draw more from the wall than you should.

I should correct myself. There is the issue of voltage spikes and ripple suppression but that only matters at high overclocks.
     
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If you decide to I'll gladly buy that 7750 off of you. biggrin.gif

Yah just the idea of a GTX680 in a mini itx apex case is fun. But that'll probably never happen, lol. Once can dream.
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post #64 of 77
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Not at all. Just means you draw more from the wall than you should.
I should correct myself. There is the issue of voltage spikes and ripple suppression but that only matters at high overclocks.

Ok good, thanks for clarifying. I want this computer to last for a long time.

Oh I'm wondering how to eliminate the fan noise. The120mm fans I have in there now are actually silent when I run it outside of the case. When I put the case cover on, then they become noisy. I suppose it's because they are just propped up and not screwed down.
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That's because it is drawing air in from the grates and those are making the noise.

To completely get rid of it you'd just cut holes in the case for the fans.
     
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post #66 of 77
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That's because it is drawing air in from the grates and those are making the noise.
To completely get rid of it you'd just cut holes in the case for the fans.

Oh man, I would probably end up hacking the case if I tried to make a circle with a dremel. 2 holes with some mesh wouldn't look too bad if I could theoretically cut two perfect circles.
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post #67 of 77
Hole saw? It's what I used when cutting my case.
     
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post #68 of 77
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Hole saw? It's what I used when cutting my case.

What about just cutting the stock mesh side out and creating a big window. Thing is I'd have to use mesh to cover it up. Would maybe using a finer mesh create less noise? headscratch.gif

Kind of answered my own question here but this is a nice link that explains mesh types and noise from silverstone:

http://www.silverstonetek.com/techtalk_cont.php?tid=wh_chessis&area=en
Edited by Budice - 4/25/12 at 12:33pm
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post #69 of 77
I remember reading that a while ago. biggrin.gif

Yeah, that'd work. Just have to find a way to mount the mesh without interfering with anything.
     
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post #70 of 77
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I just cut a window about the size of both fans and just left it as is. It's a very quiet pc now. I'm just going to leave the fans uncovered. I like looking at them I guess biggrin.gif

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