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Sometimes solid-state electronics make noise, though it doesn't seem to be that common for SSDs. Some HDDs are really quiet these days and could be quite usable for a quiet system depending on distance and case construction, but yeah, if you're going all the way, it has to be with SSDs.

Personally I'm in the "stick ~600 rpm fans places, no big deal" camp that would accept quieter lower-rpm HDDs, but it's up to you.
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Yeah, i'm i'm in the same camp^^ i'm using some quality fdb fans and run them at 500-800rpm, wich is cool enough for my relatively hot components and quiet enough for my ears.
And SSDs are mostly a money issue wink.gif I use a 128GB SSD + external HDDs via USB3 so i can have next to no noise when i feel like it...
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My case fans are (only have two) one 140mm corsair AF140 and 120mm AF120. Using the bios I can get them down to around 600rpm, but they default at 1100rpm which is too loud. My case came with some coolermaster fans, which are supposed to be quiet (my case is part of their silent series) but even at minimum rpm they have a kind of noise. Hard to explain, if you've ever put a voltage reduction cable on a fan you might have heard it. It's not a click but more of a high frequency da da da da da da noise.

Interestingly, my psu (HX750) is very quiet because the fan only turns on at 40% load and even then just for a few seconds. However, being a gold rated psu, it is sensitive and does emit a slight high pitched noise. Fan noise is annoying, but capacitor wine is even worse imo. I have a gtx680 just sitting in a box because I couldn't stand the wine. Thankfully the psu one is very subtle and the fact I can hear it attests to how silent the build is tongue.gif

My gf walked past and couldn't tell if the rig was turned on even.
Edited by ilikebeer - 1/23/13 at 6:50pm
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Seems there's countless posts on the web about wd drives dying or making sounds. One of mine 'thumps' every two seconds.
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My WD Black used to make noise when I first got it. Seems to have settled down now.
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Yeah... there are those posts for every drive manufacturer in existence. Performance hard drives will make noise; it's not abnormal.


Poor kids - not remembering the days of full-height ball-bearing scsi drives. talk about noise.



What's that got, like 8 platters?
 
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Poor kids - not remembering the days of full-height ball-bearing scsi drives. talk about noise.

I remember the days of not having a hard drive lol. Just using floppys.
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I remember the days of not having a hard drive lol. Just using floppys.

I do to, i was around 3 or 4.
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Ok, ended up putting my two thermalright silver arrow TY-140 fans on the deepcool.

They are dead silent at minimum rpm and after running prime 95, they don't even have to speed up from 668rpm to keep temps around 65c under load thumb.gif The deepcool fans had to spin at max rpm to keep temps from climbing above 65.

Can't beat quality fans. Looks a bit odd on the deepcool which is slightly smaller than a regular silver arrow but whatever.
Edited by ilikebeer - 1/24/13 at 3:44pm
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Can't beat quality fans.

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post #69 of 71
Great results.. but that's what we have come to expect from TY-140 series.

Thermalright TY-140 series fans are my favorite at the moment.. and have been for sometime now. Only drawback is the 151x141mm size and only having 120mm mounting. I think Thermalright designed them for their coolers and they really look good on coolers.. well the black / white ones do and the red/orange.. especially on my TC14PE.. Maybe someday Thermalright will make more colors and a square version of the TY-140 series.
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I have the beige colored ones puke.gif i'll post a pic in a min. Used corsair AF140 on front and AF120 at the rear. I was holding a can of coke in my hand with my ear 2 inches from the side of the case, can hear the bubbles in the drink above the rig smile.gif
Edited by ilikebeer - 1/24/13 at 5:11pm
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