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post #361 of 1026
is it helping with noise?
post #362 of 1026
Good question. I'll get back to you when I notice a difference.
post #363 of 1026
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Originally Posted by Snuckie7 View Post

Good question. I'll get back to you when I notice a difference.

I bought this case because I need a silent case :/

Are you using ssd's or regular harddrives? Is it crunchy noise you here? Or is it the fans in your cpu cooler? ..gpu etc..

I would like to know what is causing the noise. Hopefully I made a good choice.
post #365 of 1026
I'll be picking up another 550D soon. Proposed build:

Corsair 550D
i5 2500k (From current build)
ASUS Maximus IV Extreme P67 (From current build)
Corsair Dominator Platinum 4 x 8GB, 1600 MHz
Corsair Force GT, 480GB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (From my current build)
Seagate Barracuda 500GB (From my current build)
SLI EVGA SuperClocked 680's with backplates
Corsair AX760 (maybe AX860) power supply
Corsair H100i cooler
SilenX 12-15 120mm fans, in red. Five, maybe six of them.

It's going to be a very nice red/black/silver/white build. I'm excited, and will of course, post pictures once it's all together.
I may drop down to 670's, depending on how much money I have to spend.
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post #366 of 1026
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Originally Posted by travelbro View Post

I bought this case because I need a silent case :/

Are you using ssd's or regular harddrives? Is it crunchy noise you here? Or is it the fans in your cpu cooler? ..gpu etc..

I would like to know what is causing the noise. Hopefully I made a good choice.

from what i know, noise comes from fans, drives, vibrations. my biggest problem with noise is the gpu fan and power supply fans. on my new build, i chose a ps with fans that dont spin unless it feels hot (corsair hx series 750) and the new fans on gpu are better (evga 660 ti)

from my experience, this case did make a difference, with the sound dampings and rubber studs, it helped the vibrations and sound from the drives. obviously it helps to keep the vent doors closed so you would have to choose airflow vs noise. to me i chose noise and i dont have a problem with the airflow. i also have a dual tower cpu cooler with 2x 140 fans (ty-140) and another in the back for exhaust. they are pretty quiet even for 3 fans. i find the corsair stock fan to be poor in performance but it does work as an exhaust and is not too loud. I have 3 hds and 1 ssd and the sound is fine. the loudest sound i hear from the case is the gpu fan. when the computer is on, i have to really try to listen to it to hear any sound coming out from the computer.
post #367 of 1026
Quote:
Originally Posted by travelbro View Post

I bought this case because I need a silent case :/

Are you using ssd's or regular harddrives? Is it crunchy noise you here? Or is it the fans in your cpu cooler? ..gpu etc..

I would like to know what is causing the noise. Hopefully I made a good choice.

Using an SSD and an HDD. Everything is pretty much silent save two things: Coil whine on my 7950, and my H70 makes a rattling sound under load.
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Originally Posted by Snuckie7 View Post

Using an SSD and an HDD. Everything is pretty much silent save two things: Coil whine on my 7950, and my H70 makes a rattling sound under load.

do you know if the H70 or H80i cpu coolers accept noctua fans?

I would like great cooling but also silent.
Edited by travelbro - 2/6/13 at 1:34pm
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They should work with any 120mm fans.
post #370 of 1026
Hi all. I am going to be building my first PC, and I have settled on the 550D for my case. It looks like it is a quality built case, and I like the sound dampening features as well as the appearance. I looked through a lot of the posts in this forum, and there are a lot of good builds!

My real question is: what is the best cooling option for me? I am hoping some of the experienced people on this forums can help me decide!

First off - in case anyone wants to know my use for a PC.
1. Work (internet/MS Office/email)
2. Gaming (I currently play mainly Starcraft II, but I have played lost of FPS games in the past, and want to have good gaming capibility).
3. Multimedia - Watching online streams/videos as well as my movie collection, photo editing
4. I would like to have a low noise computer (seems pretty cool to have high performance without a loud machine)

My build plan:
-i5 3750K
-ASRock Extreme6 motherboard
-NVIDEA GTX 670 (likely Gigabyte)
-16 GB 1600 mhz or 1833 mhz RAM
-256 GB SSD + 1 or 2 TB HDD storage
- Dell U2713HM monitor (27", 2650 x 1440 screen resolution, IPS, 60hz)

I want to overclock - probably anywhere from 4.0 ghz to 4.5 ghz, whatever is stable.

I have basically narrowed it down to 5 cooling options, each with pros/cons. Obviously, the air coolers will dissipate more heat in to the case as opposed to a water cooler in exhaust configuration.

1. Cooler Master 212 EVO
- Pro - cheap, from what I have read pretty good performance
- Cons - is it really enough? would replace the fan (extra $10-$20)
2. Noctua NH-D14
- Pro - would give better performance than 212, excellent fans included.
- Con - would take up a lot of room and make it a hassle to make adjustments, such as change out memory sticks, change out rear exhaust fan. Remeber - I haven't build a computer before, so it is unlikely I will get everything done in the most efficient order the first time around.
3. Corsair H100i
- Pro - basically a maxed out cooler (I am not considering custom water cooling)
- takes up much less room over the mother board, so intalling memory and changing fans would be easy.
- Con - requires leaving the top panel open. The product pictures with an empty case on NewEgg, etc seem like the top grill is pretty ugly with the sound dampening cover open. More importnantly, this would open up the potential for a lot more noise. I can replace all the fans with quiet fans, so I am not really sure if this will be noticable or not. I am thinking a intake configuration would put too much heat in the case given there is only one rear exhaust??
4. Corsair H80i
- Pro - more room over the mother board, water cooling "cool factor", less expensive than H100i, do not need to open top panel
- Con - would be limiting (placing resistence) over the only exhaust of the case, I am guessing you just leave the fans going at constant speed (like 80-100%) to keep exhaust going, or do you let the motherboard controll the fan speed based on CPU temp? or another temperature probe?
- Reviews with benchmarks state the H80i is actually a worse performer than the Noctua NH-D14
5. NZXT Kraken X40
- Basically the same pros and cons as the H80i, except that this may perform a bit better with a 140mm radiator, and it has longer tubing (400mm), so I am considering if the tubing would reach from the CPU to the fan port on the floor of the case. Also, would there be enough room for this in the standard exhaust fan position, with the 140mm radiator and fan. I would be really interested if anybody knows about the options for this cooler in the 550D.



Also here is what I am thinking about for replacement fans, with the goal of decreasing noise and increasing performance
Cooler Master R4-C2R-20AC-GP 120mm Case Fan x 4 - 5
would replace the intake, add a floor fan, and use 1 or 2 for my cooler
These fans have pretty sick stats for $7.99 each - 69 CFM, 2.95 cmH20 static pressure, and 19 dB max sound at 2000 RPM. I hear everyone raving about Noctua fans, but I would rather save $12 bucks a fan if the performance is better. OFC I would expect build quality is worse than Noctua.

For the rear exhaust I would want to increase the CFM with a 140mm XIGMATEK XAF-F1451
$20, 90 CFM, <18 dB

Does anybody recommend just trying my build out with the stock fans? It is $60 to change them all out, but I don't want to build the whole setup, then have to tear it down to change all the fans and redo cable managment. Again, I haven't built a comp before.



Anyway, I would really appreciate anyone's comments. I am saving up some $, but I want to buy my parts in the next week or two... I am really not sure which way to go for the cooling on this case wackosmiley.gif
Edited by MtaWrldPc - 2/9/13 at 10:32am
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