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post #11 of 32
to me, it's certain tones that get to me. I don't know hwy, but it does. and my room is normally silent anyway. I also have hardwood flooring throughout the house and it tends to amplify sounds. I like my computer and room to be quiet. i don't like tons of noise.

I had this one thermaltake fan and it made a clicking noise as it spun. pissed me off. and with my yateloons, i've had 2 out of like 8 that made clicking sounds as they spun. i removed one and moved the other to the back of my case. And with my dell e510, i had an HDD that would make a buzz sound (the plastic housing would vibrate against the metal of the case) and that pissed me off. i even hit the computer to try and get it to stop.


Some people just have a sensitivity to certain tones/noises and a lot of those happen to come from PCs.
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post #12 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Schmitty View Post
Ok thanks! I guess i dont have the experience of loud fans!

If antec fans are quiet then i understand why people want quiet pc's.

The spot cooler is absolutely silent. As are the antec fans. I'mjust wondering why people replace the antec fans because they are too loud. I'm just a noob with a noob question.

*unrelated* no need to flame.
Once you hear a Noctua fan, you will instantly notice the difference. Also, the Antec fans are only quiet on the low setting.
 
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post #13 of 32
I used to have the mindset of "I don't care if it's loud", but then I actually played around with Speedfan and picked up an ultra quiet PSU and I will NEVER go back. With fan control, you can reduce the noise by 90% and only see an increase in temps of 5-10%. It's definitely a worthwhile trade off. Try it for day. If your temps suffer that badly, you can always go back.
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post #14 of 32
There's a certain satisfaction the first time you boot up your system and can't hear even a whisper of a noise coming from it. Well, in my case it was panic that I had killed something - then I ripped off the side panel and saw that all the fans were, in fact, spinning. It's not that I can't stand fan noise or that I have particularly sensitive hearing, but there's nothing good about fan noise and I would much rather have a silent PC than not
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sound bothers me. its possible to get silent + good cooling
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post #16 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by C-bro View Post
I used to have the mindset of "I don't care if it's loud", but then I actually played around with Speedfan and picked up an ultra quiet PSU and I will NEVER go back. With fan control, you can reduce the noise by 90% and only see an increase in temps of 5-10%. It's definitely a worthwhile trade off. Try it for day. If your temps suffer that badly, you can always go back.
i liked speedfan too. my asus p5n-e sli supported speedfan. but my gigabyte board doesn't. so i need a fan controller. b ut yeah, i only get a 2*C temp difference when testing with my fans at low compared to fans at high.
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post #17 of 32
"Whats the big deal with "silent" systems?"

They don't make many sounds...
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post #18 of 32
I'm running 5 120mm Delta's rated at 141 CFM and they put out 52 dba each.

I would use nothing less than Delta's on my rads..

I WANT TO HEAR MY SYSTEM STAYING COOL..... lolz

They are mounted outside my case on 2 radiators w/shrouds and connected to a fan controller to help keep the noise down. It wouldn't bother me to leave them run full speed, but my wife would hurt me if I did.

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post #19 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by By-Tor View Post
I'm running 5 120mm Delta's rated at 141 CFM and they put out 52 dba each.

I would use nothing less than Delta's on my rads..

I WANT TO HEAR MY SYSTEM STAYING COOL..... lolz

They are mounted outside my case on 2 radiators w/shrouds and connected to a fan controller to help keep the noise down. It wouldn't bother me to leave them run full speed, but my wife would hurt me if I did.

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/de12trblhisp.html



You sir need help. That is self mutilation. xD
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post #20 of 32
3-way-Xfire...yet looses by 2K 3dmarks against 2x8800GT...I thought ATI stacked well? Might not get those 3870x2 then.

To stay on topic: Some people like silence others dont care! Its the same with fridges, vacuum-cleaners, washers, children, etc!
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