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Or put everything on MAX for an hour, than lower speed and you will see it is quiet.

I tried this, almost punched my computer after 5 minutes
    
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I had a hard drive that was causing some pulsating noises like you described even when it wasn't being used hardly at all. Does your noises go away when you turn the fans off? My issue was caused by the fact that the vibration of the hard drive and the vibration of my fans were causing sort of a resonance.
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Yikes...

I was recommended switching to Cougar fans for silence.

My initial config was NZXT switch 810 with stock case fans at 5v and AP-15's on the rad, also at 5v... not quiet. Inconsistent whining noise and some sort of inconsitent reverberation sound echoing through the case which changed pitch every 2 seconds.

So I switched to a new case, ARC Midi R2 and swapped every single fan to a Cougar vortex 1200RPM fan (even the power supply fan which I connected to my fan controller externally). The 120mm rad fans were not effective at all at 5v. Kept the 140mm cougar vortex case fans and returned the 120mm cougar vortex rad fans. Put back on my AP-15's.

I heard NF-F12's at my buddy's house and I wasn't all that impressed. I can still hear some whining at 5v....


Is there no way to silence a PC so it ONLY produces a CONSISTENT airy sound instead of a whiny, inconsistent, annoying sound? I'm finding myself spending a substantial ammount of money on this for BARELY any improvement. I'm ready to chuck this tower out the window. I literally can't give two turds about performance for what I need my PC to do at this time in my life.

MIND YOU. I underclock my video card and run fixed low-fan speed. My pump is locked at 20% which is very quiet. I disabled my video card through the mobo dip switch (vcard fans do not run in this mode) and sound is still there. Needless to say my R4E PCH fan is completely off.

I literally replaced every fan in my PC including PSU fan and they are running at like 400-600RPM at 5v (I am guessing) but still produces an annoying sound. As a sidenote, the case has rubber feet and is sitting on the ground, not on my desk so its not like the desk is amplifying the sound or anything.

I'm at a loss... how do I make this thing quiet? Literally my only goal is making it quiet.... I can underclock/undervolt if need be, to accommodate weak but quiet fans.

if all your fans are operating at 400-600 RPM and it's still too loud for you... then your ONLY solution is a TNN-500AF.



unfortunately, it's no longer in production... so... sux to be you i guess biggrin.gif

ok on a more serious note tongue.gif you may want to wait for the thermalright HR22 release. it's likely one of the best passive cooler you can find in the current marketplace.

from your sig rig, i see you are running a haswell chip. to get ANY kind of decent temp, especially on a low decibel budget, you NEED to delid that chip and put some decent TIM on the inside. otherwise any and all efforts are futile in the 1st place.

the KEY to silent computing is to add LESS noise. so removing as many unnecessary fans as possible is KEY to your goal. this means LARGE coolers with LARGE surface area. you may want to do some extensive research into what kind of water pump is available that offers the lowest acoustic signature then go liquid in your system. a "quiet" water pump wrapped in acoustic foam may be quiet enough for your purpose. couple that with some truly MASSIVE radiators such as the phobya 1080, you may be able to keep things cool w/o any fans spinning. here is a picture for inspiration

1080 rad external mount

similar to what the picture is shown, except w/o any of the fans. use the 1080 radiator as a passive cooler. with THAT much surface area, you may not need fans. you WONT have great temps w/o fans, but you wont have much noise either.

anyway. other then some exotic custom solution like running a liquid system with 100 feet of copper pipes mounted on your wall as a passive radiator, you wont get much better noise wise biggrin.gif
post #14 of 18
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It's not a haswell chip. It's SB-E, can't really delid these safely as IHS is soldered to the die.
I've been thinking about the big rad idea though, worth a shot.
    
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post #15 of 18
I had to isolate the fans from the rad and case and PSU to get down to just gentle moving air. The case and PSU fans I was able to mount on the silicone's that come with them. For the rad I found some double sided sticky foam, sort of like the pads for pumps but a thinner lighter foam, and if the glue isn't strong enough they fall off after a week smile.gif but for me 500rpm Typhoons were interacting with each other or amplified when screwed to the rad or anything else.

I haven't used a H220 but I also had to isolate the pump from the case as well.

EDIT: Take everything out of the case, put the mobo on some cardboard, take the fans off the rad and spread it out on the carpet so everything is isolated from each other. Turn it on (for a short time) and see if it's any quieter. If that makes a difference you can probably reduce the noise in the case with better isolation.
Edited by Darren9 - 10/12/13 at 3:47am
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... you may want to wait for the thermalright HR22 release ...

They talk about a "Proprietary Airflow Tunnel add-on kit for a 5-10% performance increase in Passive Cooling mode", but they don't show it. There are pics of this gadget anywhere?
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They talk about a "Proprietary Airflow Tunnel add-on kit for a 5-10% performance increase in Passive Cooling mode", but they don't show it. There are pics of this gadget anywhere?

donno. but i doubt you'll get that much from a tunnel w/o some kind of active cooling involved. maybe they are talking about some flexible ducting that couple the unit up to a case fan of some sort? either way. I'm using a FT02 case which is THE perfect match for that cooler since the rotated mobo design is meant to maximize convection cooling in the 1st place.
post #18 of 18
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It's not a haswell chip. It's SB-E, can't really delid these safely as IHS is soldered to the die.
I've been thinking about the big rad idea though, worth a shot.

ahh ok my bad. saw a 4k series chip number and thought haswell.

anyway. a 1080 rad may do the trick, if you want better temps, you can always add even more rad space for passive cooling. one thing you should realize is the more surface area you put into a passive cooling system, the less airflow is required to achieve a certain temp. so adjust the design of your cooling system accordingly.

better TIM is an absolute must between your chip and the water block. I would look into ICdiamond or some kind of liquid metal solution. they may be your best bet if you want to minimize noise. as you have found out. the search for silence is NOT cheap biggrin.gif and you aren't exactly starting out on the right foot with a switch 810 smile.gif it's not a BAD case, but if you are really picky about silence, it's not a good start either. if you prefer a conventional design, i would actually prefer the lanboy air over the 810 if i was looking to build a silent system. at least there is plenty of airflow since it's nothing but mesh biggrin.gif the best design currently available IMO is the FT02, but i'm biased since i own one biggrin.gif a FT02 with some dremel work opening up the fan grill on the bottom case should provide the best convection cooling since it's designed specially for such purpose. here is the "theory" at work in the convection cooling design in the original RV01 which is the case that pioneered rotated mobo design. the FT02 is simply a more refined version of that design.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXKe7bdBiGc
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