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Why are we recommending any fans at all when all he has is one GTX 760 at stock? I realize that it's kinda fun, but don't you think that it's a waste of money when the stock fans in his case are just fine for his setup?

If he wants silence, he gets it with other fans. Stock fans are good for airflow, but bad for my ears rolleyes.gif

I can't stand any noise coming from my 900D next to me and the NB-eloops are doing a great job. The loudest thing now, is my HDD..... Can't hear anything else from my pc... Maybe that's what some people are looking for, but in this case, don't know ...
    
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post #22 of 39
Reference cards are far from silent, so installing better case fans is kinda a waste.

But if OP wants to change / add fans I advocate PWM cooler / radiator fans for case fans
  • PWM control means the speed up and supply air as needed by using same PWM signal as CPU & GPU use.
  • Radiator / cooler fans are designed to supply good cfm with reasonable resistance. Case grills, filters, HDD cages, cables, etc. all create resistance.
We always want more air flowing through case than the combined airflow used by CPU & GPU coolers. If we do not the CPU & GPU make up the difference by using their heated exhaust air. This means the air going into components is hotter than the room.. which means components will run hotter. That said my sig system has almost equal case and component cfm totals (222cfn case; 218cfm component).
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Edited by doyll - 3/29/14 at 2:15pm
post #23 of 39
Notcua fans are not worth it, they are quiet but so are many cheaper fans.

Save some cash and I would not bother getting new fans, keep the ones you have got and plug them into the motherboard, make sure the plug you use has voltage control.

You are not OCing, and the 760 is a really quiet GPU and it out puts little heat.
post #24 of 39

Thank you, mam72. Finally.

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ok. i will stick to this setup for a bit. until i do some OC'ing
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Are you going to overclock the video card?

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It's some of the best FANs IMO. But they are pretty ugly. Black theme please...
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post #28 of 39
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ok. i will stick to this setup for a bit. until i do some OC'ing

Sounds wise. Remember good engineering isn't so much about making a Super strong bridge as it is about making one just strong enough to do the job. There are always trade offs. More fans mean more noise and more money.

You need to figure out what you got, and then decide what exactly you want. You may discover you already have it.
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Are you going to overclock the video card?
both cpu and gpu. gpu not too much though since its reference
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post #30 of 39

In general, I always advocate living with a case and your OC before doing anything. You have gotten good advice about leaving things alone for now. I would follow it.

 

Surprisingly enough, Yate Loon 140mm fans -- some of the cheapest available -- work pretty well as front intakes. At 1000 rpm in low speed, they are slow enough to be quiet enough to use there. Their 120mm fans OTOH are too fast to be quiet, even at low speed. But my daughter uses a YL 140mm LED fan in the front of her Lian Li case. The fan it came with clicks, and is in storage.

 

If you decide you need more cooling (doubtful now, but maybe later), by then you will have learned enough on your own . . .

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