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I run a GTX 470, Raven RV02, and my heatsink fan is usually turned up pretty high less than two feet from my head. Get's pretty loud, like hear in another room loud, but I don't mind. When I'm on my computer I will ALWAYS have music on, have game sound, or a stream in the background so I never even hear the fans anyway. Performance>aesthetics/noise to me so meh.
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post #12 of 32
I prefer silence
wind or turbulent noise I can tolerate
mechanical or rattling noise I cannot
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post #13 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evil Penguin View Post

For years now I've had what most people say is a noisy computer. 
I've pretty accustomed to the noise it makes and I've found myself uncomfortable when it's too silent. 
I guess I just like the humming noise and it's a reminder that my computer is churning away. smile.gif

How do you guys view this? 
Do you have to have a dead-silent computer? 

i got 8 120mm fans @660 rpm.. hate everything over 900^^
when i had my gpu watercooled it was very nice.. but the phantom performs well with a custom fanprofile via afterburner..

what is your setting?!
post #14 of 32
I run the Corsair H80 with the stock corsair fans. I came to terms that a little bit of sound when needed during gaming is well worth a little bit of noise from the fans. Personally to me its all about the most amount of performance for just enough of dBA i can handle before it becomes annoying but one thing to note, the loud noise is only during times of extreme cooling when needed. Other than that its decently quiet.
post #15 of 32
I don't really mind on my sig rig, as long as it is not louder than the music/games i play. With ambient temps over 30c, going fanless or with low speed fans with the hardware i have has little effect tongue.gif

My HTPC is another matter, i've made that thing to be almost inaudible, but it doesn't have nearly as much power as my sig rig.
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post #16 of 32
The fastest fan I have running is a 1450 rpm Gentle Typhoon.
post #17 of 32
I used to not mind it at all, I slept with my PC on. Now if I sleep with it on I wake up like every hour lol. My rig is pretty quiet other than a 200mm NZXT fan.
 
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post #18 of 32
i can deal with the 1150rpm gentle typhoons but that's about it, as it stands now i always have to have them on as background noise otherwise all i hear is a high pitched wine from my tinnitus.
post #19 of 32
Edit: It's fixed.
Edited by Ghooble - 5/13/12 at 6:44pm
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post #20 of 32
I don't mind at all. I'm used to all kinds of noise since I live in an apartment so I hear everything outside (ppl yelling, cars honking, parties)

My room always has music playing, gaming sounds. I actually don't like silence, lol
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