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Okey, I'm now utterly tired of my noisy computer so i'm now going back to one of my older cases which has noise dampening material inside it. But i'm not sure what fans i'm gonna use in the system, my first thoughts were to get a bunch of noctuas as my noise experience with them has been excellent. But I'm reading a lot f people are recommending GT AP-15's, i have some lying around that i used for my rads, is that the way to go? And let the motherboard adjust the fan speed since i would have to get up and walk a couple of meters every time i want to change the fan speed on a controller. rolleyes.gif
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Okey, I'm now utterly tired of my noisy computer so i'm now going back to one of my older cases which has noise dampening material inside it. But i'm not sure what fans i'm gonna use in the system, my first thoughts were to get a bunch of noctuas as my noise experience with them has been excellent. But I'm reading a lot f people are recommending GT AP-15's, i have some lying around that i used for my rads, is that the way to go? And let the motherboard adjust the fan speed since i would have to get up and walk a couple of meters every time i want to change the fan speed on a controller. rolleyes.gif

Which old case are you talking about? You don't necessarily need noise dampening to have a very quiet computer. I think solid construction and having good airflow helps a lot more.

I greatly prefer GT AP-15s over every Noctua fan I've tried. Noctuas can't reach inaudible levels which is a huge flaw. If your mobo can do voltage control for every GT, that would be perfect. You have an Asus board so it might be possible with Speedfan.

There are also a lot of other fan options too, some cheaper and some more expensive. Depends how quiet you want to go.

Your loudest fan right now is probably the one on your GTX 480. You might want to upgrade GPUs or mod it so its quieter.
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Which old case are you talking about? You don't necessarily need noise dampening to have a very quiet computer. I think solid construction and having good airflow helps a lot more.
I greatly prefer GT AP-15s over every Noctua fan I've tried. Noctuas can't reach inaudible levels which is a huge flaw. If your mobo can do voltage control for every GT, that would be perfect. You have an Asus board so it might be possible with Speedfan.
There are also a lot of other fan options too, some cheaper and some more expensive. Depends how quiet you want to go.
Your loudest fan right now is probably the one on your GTX 480. You might want to upgrade GPUs or mod it so its quieter.

The case is an Lian Li PC-6070.

Hmm, maybe i should go with the AP-15s anyway, i installed Noctua NF-S12-1200 in the case now, sure they don't sound much at all, but they don't move a lot of air neither.

Yeah i'm looking to get either a Accelero Xtreme III or an Alpenföhn Peter for the 480 or even change it to a GTX670 with better cooling.
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Yeah i'm looking to get either a Accelero Xtreme III or an Alpenföhn Peter for the 480 or even change it to a GTX670 with better cooling.

670 Windforce ! thumb.gif
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Yup, the GTX 670 Windforce is definitely the way to go!

If not, you better get a Thermalright Shaman as a cooler.
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guys this thread was made in 08 -.-
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guys this thread was made in 08 -.-

Sure if you're only reading the first post. But someone asked a question a week ago since this was the proper thread to post on...
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post #129 of 139
What's the best way to control case fans? I have one PWM connector on my board for case fans. I was thinking of getting a splitter and connecting the two fans I'm going to replace in my p180 to that. Only thing is the typhoons I was thinking of getting aren't PWM. Should I just get normal 3 pin fans and connect them?

I have an ASRock pro4m and I'm not sure how good the fan control on them is!

Never bothered about my case fans before but since getting a seasonic x psu I notice them much more and want things a lot quieter!
post #130 of 139
I was searching for an exhaust fan to match Corsair 600t SE color scheme and to provide a decent amount of airflow as well. There are plenty of options at the 120mm spot (ARCTIC F TC, Corsair Air etc) so it was a a close call.
I selected sharkoon and I am still trying to evaluate my choice. Its as silent as it can get and produces enough drift to keep the system cool. Please note that i use my rig for gaming only and the cpu is not overclocked (hmm wrong forum rolleyes.gif ).

Pros
+ Inaudible
+ Good Looks
+ Love the white sleeving
+ Good amount of extras included (rubber mounting gear, screws and a 4 to 3 pin converter)

Cons
- it's not suffice when you need a lot of air moved (i.e. its the only exhaust fan)
- The sleeved fan cable is a little short

here is a test I performed Vs the 120mm stock fan of my corsair 600t at 12V. I think that the next its going to be Corsair's Air Series AF120.

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