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post #11 of 31
better yet turn it off
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post #12 of 31
i looked at that clip of submerging your equipment in mineral oil, looks pretty cool. has anyone on OC try that?
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post #14 of 31
ha, thats cool. not a bad idea for a silent pc, and i bet it could be somewhat cheap if you knew what you were doing. offhand materials FTW!
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post #15 of 31
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ha, thats cool. not a bad idea for a silent pc, and i bet it could be somewhat cheap if you knew what you were doing. offhand materials FTW!
i dont think id put my quad in it anytme soon lol
post #16 of 31
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i said ghetto 20 dollars for one fan isn't exactly "cheap"
Woah, I didn't realize how cheap those Yates were. My bad.
    
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post #17 of 31
I used to use a 7200RPM Seagate Barracuda IV which is legendary for being the quietest hard drive ever made. The only kind of noise it made was vibrational through the computer case, so instead of mounting it in the drive bay, I put it on a soft towel at the bottom of the case to dampen the vibration. It was completely 100% silent. I tried doing this when I first got my Raptor but it didn't make much of a difference so I just mounted it normally. By the way, I still have the Barracuda IV if anyone is intrigued by the idea of a silent hard drive...
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post #18 of 31
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Yate Loons aren't exactly quiet. Check out the Scythe S-Flex series. At 20db they move 49cfm. At just 8db they move 33cfm. I have the 20db model and I love it. It's nearly whisper quiet under my desk with the side door off.

If you don't mind spending about $50 (hey, you mentioned water cooling which is way more than that), buy some sound deadening material like Dynomat or maybe something even cheaper you could get locally.
I've had both... Yate Loons > S-Flex

BTW, the S-Flex are rebranded fans. I forgot who makes them really... you can get them cheaper direct. Just like Yate Loons makes the Nexxus fans which cost 3x times as much.
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post #19 of 31
duckie, pls share so i can hate myself.

i just bought 4x S-Flexes @ $10 a pop.
a cheaper source would be fantastic if you could share?
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post #20 of 31
First off , line the doors of your cpu with rug , or egg crate.
In between the sides of the hard drives squish rubber or cardboard so it dampens the rattling. Route your wires against the sides of the case allowing slower fan speeds to move more air. Invest in a fan controller.
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