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If it's the loudest thing in your system, then the cooler might be defective. I had the R9 290 DirectCU II for a while, and while I don't remember the minimum fan speed, it was definitely not below 20%. I remember it being either 20 or higher, but what I'm trying to say is it was definitely not that loud.

 

I now have the GTX 780 DirectCU II and its minimum fan speed is 37%, but it's very quiet.

 

How loud would you say it is? I mean, does it sound like the fans are at a speed that's much higher than 20%?

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post #12 of 25
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Its definitely an options, thank you.

what the rheostat or watercooling? if the latter, make sure you get dead silent fans. i use cougars. also, the pump can make noise just as much. i only have 3 fans in my intel rig. i hear the pump.redface.gif
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post #13 of 25
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Its all relative guys, the loudest thing in my system could equal the quietest thing in your system for example smile.gif

I am just really sensitive to these sounds.

By normal standards, it is not loud at all. The thing that bothers me the most is that if I could drop it below 20% it would be even better.
post #14 of 25
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what the rheostat or watercooling? if the latter, make sure you get dead silent fans. i use cougars. also, the pump can make noise just as much. i only have 3 fans in my intel rig. i hear the pump.redface.gif

The rheostat method, as my cooler is actually a All in one watercooling unit. My pump noise is something else that bothers me but I am quite sure I can't fix that so I am focusing on the fans for now.
post #15 of 25
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Its all relative guys, the loudest thing in my system could equal the quietest thing in your system for example smile.gif

I am just really sensitive to these sounds.

By normal standards, it is not loud at all. The thing that bothers me the most is that if I could drop it below 20% it would be even better.

 

Wow. I mean, you must be because:

 

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/arctic_accelero_hybrid_7970_liquid_cooling_system_review,8.html

 

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Noise levels then, not bad.. in fact you may consider the unit to be silent, I honestly had not expected that. It remains under 40 dBA and that's lower than an average PC which produces 41~42 dBA these days. So that's just really good.
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post #16 of 25
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If it was silent then I wouldn't be able to hear the thing now would I smile.gif

And thats the problem, sure its amazing compared to stock but silent it is not. People need to stop throwing around the word silent.

Its not even remotely silent.
post #17 of 25
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Yes, but the card enforces a 20% min. 21% works fine, 20% works fine, 19% = 20%.

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post #18 of 25
The only solution I have seen that might be effective for you is to look at our Vapor X model. We actually allow you to turn off two of the three fans at low usage loads to reduce noise even further. I can tell you that in my current setup even with three fans running I cannot heard the card at idle or under load. With the two fans hut down it is even quieter however.
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Thanks for catching up with the situation smile.gif I'm trying to work with what I have.

 

Catching up with it? Do you really think that I didn't know the situation when I read your original post? Wow. I'm insulted.

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post #20 of 25

Ized:

 

Get yourself a noise level meter app (or "decibel meter" or "sound level meter" app). Then, measure it at 75 centimeters (about 2½ feet) away from your case, just like Guru3D did.

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