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post #11 of 102
Nope. No device that moves is silent.

If you want quiet, go Gentle Typhoon and undervolt them.

If you really want a quiet setup you'll have to think about these component most:
Fans
Pump (vibrations and possibly wine)
GPU (Fan and wine)
PSU (Fan and wine)
Hard drives (most vibrate quite abit, even the best do)

I can help you out picking those if you require.
Edited by Willhemmens - 4/8/12 at 2:51pm
post #12 of 102
I have some Nosieblocker PK3 (140mm) and PL2 (120mm), 3 of each, they are about $25 per fan but they are really good. These are their "premium class" line, the XL models are the "high quality line" which should be cheaper but they will also will not perform as well. The PL2 (120mm) I run at 100%, and I would consider them rather quiet.

I had a problem with one of my PK3s, and the company sent me out 2 extras without me having to send in the faulty one. No cost to me. I believe the fans have lifetime warranty, so $25 each is a rather good investment in my opinion.

If you like pure black, like I do, these fans are damn sexy:
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(3x PL2 on radiator, 3x PK3 to replace the 800D's stock fans)
Edited by Murlocke - 4/8/12 at 2:49pm
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what did Noctua think on doing in that color if even persons from austria dont like it rolleyes.gifbiggrin.gif

I hope I correctly am deciphering that as sarcasm, and well, I just can't stand the color. I tried setting up my pc to go with blue-black theming, and then there would be this white-brown glob which would kill me (sort of). So does everyone seem to stick to the Noctua series? Because if I can I will avoid it. -IF- that is the way to silence however, I don't want to contradict myself, since thats what I am asking for. wackosmiley.gif
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post #14 of 102
it's moving air, it can't be totally silent
post #15 of 102
gelid and noiseblocker are silent, noiseblocker is better
post #16 of 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nefandir View Post

I hope I correctly am deciphering that as sarcasm, and well, I just can't stand the color. I tried setting up my pc to go with blue-black theming, and then there would be this white-brown glob which would kill me (sort of). So does everyone seem to stick to the Noctua series? Because if I can I will avoid it. -IF- that is the way to silence however, I don't want to contradict myself, since thats what I am asking for. wackosmiley.gif

yes it is, Noctua make a great fans but only for heatsink like NH D14 you dont see the ugly NF p14 at all

biggrin.gif

there must be better fans but I think is impossible something under 12DBa bcuz more than 9 will be heard

I have NH D14 and has NF p12 and p14 both really more silent than 4x Sickleflow
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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

what did Noctua think on doing in that color if even persons from austria dont like it rolleyes.gifbiggrin.gif

I hope I correctly am deciphering that as sarcasm, and well, I just can't stand the color. I tried setting up my pc to go with blue-black theming, and then there would be this white-brown glob which would kill me (sort of). So does everyone seem to stick to the Noctua series? Because if I can I will avoid it. -IF- that is the way to silence however, I don't want to contradict myself, since thats what I am asking for. wackosmiley.gif

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post

I have a Nosieblocker PK3 (140mm) and PL2 (120mm), 3 of each, they are about $25 per fan but they are really good.
I had a problem with one of them, and the company sent me out 2 extras without me having to send in the faulty one. No cost to me. I believe the fans have lifetime warranty, so $25 is a rather good investment in my opinion.

So you are saying you have this? And you consider them silent? cheers.gif

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Originally Posted by Willhemmens View Post

Nope. No device that moves is silent.

Yes, I should have been more specific. My goal is to achieve a sound intensity and quality so that I can, under full load, hear the air flow, but only barely the motor/friction of the fan.
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post #18 of 102
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Yes, I should have been more specific. My goal is to achieve a sound intensity and quality so that I can, under full load, hear the air flow, but only barely the motor/friction of the fan.


If you want quiet, go Gentle Typhoon and undervolt them.

If you really want a quiet setup you'll have to think about these component most:
Fans
Pump (vibrations and possibly wine)
GPU (Fan and wine)
PSU (Fan and wine)
Hard drives (most vibrate quite abit, even the best do)

I can help you out picking those if you require.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nefandir View Post

So you are saying you have this? And you consider them silent? cheers.gif.

Yea, I have 3 of them on my radiator going 100% 24/7, and I watch movies and everything about 6 feet from my computer. Every reference GPU i've owned is louder than these things (while gaming), so they probably won't be the loudest thing in your computer. My 140mm PK3's on the other hand I have to turn down to about 70% before they are as quiet as my PL2s (they still are moving more air than the PL2s at 70%, but that's to be expected from a 140mm fan). If you need 120mm, I definitely recommend the PL2s.

Keep in mind.. they definitely aren't "silent", no fan will be, but they are quieter than most fans i've tested and still move a good amount of air. The sound the fans make are also more mellow, so you can easily tone it out. Some people have very different opinions on the term "silent". Rest assured, the Noiseblocker PL2 offers some of the best air flow vs noise on the market... so if you don't like them then your expectations of a fan is too high. tongue.gif
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