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Anyway to silence fans? besides the rubber stoppers that you put in? I need to get 2 high airflowing fans on my Thermaltake Extreme 120, and want it to be quiter, doesnt have to be QUIET, just quieter. Thanks!
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Thermaltake A2329 120mm Fan is one of the best.

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"high cfm" and "low noise" usually aren't the best of friends. even if the fan was compltely silent, the air rushing through it will make noise, especially when it's being forced through the fins of your heatsink at high speed. i found that high speed fans don't have a huge impact on my temps anyway, so i'm willing to live with load temps that occasionally go into the mid-40s.
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The best way to reduce noise is to get 5.1 surround sound or headphones.

Drowns out the sound of the computer. My computer sounds like a jet engine, but when I game my speakers drown it out.

I've yet to find a fan that pushes enough air and is quiet. I use 4x Thunderblades, a 250cm fan mounted into the side, my 8800GTXs on 100% fan, and my fan for the big typhoon VX. Its pretty loud.

The sad thing is the QX6700 is so hot i still see 70s on load.
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I got 3 of the silverstones for the thermaltake. Im going to use 2 on the CPU Cooler and then put the 3rd fan near the my 8800GTS, just so it can cool it down a bit. I am going to then put noise dampening pads in my case to bring down the noise.
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while a lot can be said for a push/pull configuration on your CPU heatsink, i doubt super high CFM will make that much of a difference. i can run my CPU fan from 800 RPM all the way up to ~2000 RPM and it never changes my CPU temp by more than a couple degrees. if you're willing to live with an annoying computer for a few degrees' difference, that's your call.
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while a lot can be said for a push/pull configuration on your CPU heatsink, i doubt super high CFM will make that much of a difference. i can run my CPU fan from 800 RPM all the way up to ~2000 RPM and it never changes my CPU temp by more than a couple degrees. if you're willing to live with an annoying computer for a few degrees' difference, that's your call.
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