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You could just shut down your rig at night, save money, save the environment and save the beavers.
Nah I want to leave it on at night, cause I Fold. And the other things is I do all my downloading at night, cause with my DSL, it really sucks the life out of it, if I'm trying to surf and download at the same time.
    
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BE CAREFUL !!!

I did that one time and next morning i found the water in the setup was boiling. Computer was working but nothing on the screen. I thought everything fried in the system but that's what your computer does when overheated. Now i only leave one fan on on my triple rad. Do not turn all of them off.
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BE CAREFUL !!!

I did that one time and next morning i found the water in the setup was boiling. Computer was working but nothing on the screen. I thought everything fried in the system but that's what your computer does when overheated. Now i only leave one fan on on my triple rad. Do not turn all of them off.
Yea im not gonna do that, I shut them off to test it and my temps went up 2C in like 10 minutes, thats with my cpu OC and folding. Not a good thing.

I really don't want to spend 30 bucks on a Rheostat. Any other suggestions? And fans you would recommend that would be quieter and still have high CFM?
    
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I would but I can't cause I don't have any open drive bays.
    
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I would but I can't cause I don't have any open drive bays.
It doesn't have to be in a bay.
    
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Yea true I guess, I wanted to mod it into the 3.5" drive bay cover I have the other switches for my pc in.
    
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Nidec Beta V... I have them running at 5v right now and they are pushing around 50cfm and are almost silent! But at 12v, they push 112cfm...

http://www.xoxide.com/120mm-nidec-fan.html
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Nidec Beta V... I have them running at 5v right now and they are pushing around 50cfm and are almost silent! But at 12v, they push 112cfm...

http://www.xoxide.com/120mm-nidec-fan.html

Nice, I was thinking about 2 FM121's since they push like 103 cfm and are like pretty quiet and come with a controller.
    
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Your Watercoolnig will most likely be fine mate. However shutthem all off while your using your PC and Folding and monitor what temps you get. If they are in the safe zone i would say you will be ok ...However TEST FIRST
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