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Oh yeah, because every 10dBA it goes up the noise doubles, thanks!
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Originally Posted by Syrillian View Post
Your Rig will not be quiet with a 120mm fan pulling 50+cfm through the front grill toward your VGA card. Bear in mind that the cfm rating for each fan is based on an "open-air" application. Your front fan is going to be sitting behind 3 obstructions: 1) Filter door 2) Filter 3) Fan guard.

your sig has another case listed, you are moving to the P180? If so...

The Fan guard is the largest offender. Air moving through that area sounds like a "whooshing" sound. You can take a dremel to it and remove the grill.

Additionally relocating your HDD(s) to the lower bay and removing the upper drive bay cage entirely will help with airflow - tremendously.

In the end you will have to experiment. No theory survives intact when moving from paper to actuality - no offense, it's reality.


Sounds like you got something good cookin'
I'm going to mount a Hard Drive Silencer and that makes the HDD fit in a 5.25" bay, so I can remove all of the Hard Drive slots in the P180, also, I'm going to use my brother's dremel to remove all of the fan grills. Lastly, I'm going to take off the fan filters for the two front fans. This should dramatically improve temps. My only question is will my Hard Drive fit in a 5.25" bay? I mean will all the wires reach, will it work fine, will it interfere with other components, anything like that? Also, I'm going to be using a sleeving kit and I will setup my rig so that most of the extra wiring will be in the top 5.25" slots or behind my motherboard


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Keep the filters on if you have them, they help so much with keeping dust out.
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So I should remove the fan cover and grill, but leave the filter on?
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I would leave it all stock, I couldnt cut up a new case like that. Filters really do help in keeping the dust out, which will clog your BT and raise temps like crazy.
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You aren't a Silent PC Guru then . I'm going to use mine as a media center PC almost, hook up my PS2 and that'll run through my sound card and monitor so my computer needs to be on and I'm going to burn DVD from TV seasons and stuff to watch.

My brother cut up his P180B and it's a lot quieter and still looks nice, it's not like I'm going to do it blindly, I'm going to take my time. This is my first true overclocking rig.
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/117975...ight=Silent+PC
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My PC is far from quiet. I have roughly 400 watts of speakers (2.1) within 8 feet to balance that out. I have a single FM121 in the back that stays at low speed, no noise. I have 4 80mm's that are all linked to a 3 channel fan controller so I can turn them off if I need too. The P180 is a very quiet case.
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When I close the door of the P180 the intake fans become drastically quieter, and I think I'm going to leave the Fan door and filter on because I don't want to cut my finger when I'm changing CD's/DVD's. But, I'm going to attach everything with rubber grommets and rubber vibration dampeners. I'm aiming for it to be nothing louder than a quiet humming, I could also always insolate my case for further awesome-ness. Or, I could just turn my fans down, .
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Your noisest pieces after the case fans are the PSU, Video card and southbridge (north bridge too if you have an intel). This will help with the chipset: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835109131
What are the specs for this rig again?
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In my signature. Video Card will probably upgrade to a Zalman if it's too noisy, PSU is a "Silencer", SB & NB have no idea.
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