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My quest for silence... CP-850 in P182

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My Coolermaster PSU was bugging me, spinning the fan up when the system was loaded. SPCR raved about the Antec CP-850 and it's made to fit the P183/193/1200 so I figured I could stuff one in my P182. Sure enough it fits after removing the factory PSU bracket. As you can see it's a MONSTER of a unit. Abnormally cool day here but I'll fire up some games and see how quiet it is. I really think I'm out of options for decreasing noise short of upgraded (and expensive) GPU cooling.

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SPCR has raved more about the new x-series Seasonics. Either way, what's making the most noise? HDD's? the pump?
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The test results for the CP-850 were better. GPUs are the loudest part right now. Pump is silent, but the sound of water running through the block is not. Sounds like air, but there isn't any.
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i have been trying to silence my pc for the last few weeks but i think its a vicious circle.my fans with a controller are running with low rpm and i have suspended my hdds but now i can hear my graphics card fan which i never could before.
i think you get to a point where any sound annoys you,so can you win? i am not sure but the quieter you want will get harder to achieve as components do have to make some sort of noise and in doing so your more sensitive hearing will notice everything.

i wonder is laptop quite a reality for a desktop?that's what i would like but has anybody done it.

as for spcr ratings sometimes groups have an agenda or silent Sponsor i fell for the noctura hype those fans are silent but any fan not pushing much air is going to be.

power has a price and its noise.i have to admire the people that have a pc sounding like a jet taking off and it dosent bother them.lol
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I know exactly what you mean by it being a vicious circle. Now that my PSU is dead quiet I can hear HDD vibrations sometimes depending on where I'm sitting and it drives me NUTS. You can't win. I used to not care. Ran a 130CFM 48DB Delta monster fan 24/7. Now I can't stand a yateloon at 1400rpm...
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Originally Posted by pewpewlazer View Post
I know exactly what you mean by it being a vicious circle. Now that my PSU is dead quiet I can hear HDD vibrations sometimes depending on where I'm sitting and it drives me NUTS. You can't win. I used to not care. Ran a 130CFM 48DB Delta monster fan 24/7. Now I can't stand a yateloon at 1400rpm...
Just an obvious thought, but SSDs are totally silent. Also, I've noticed that it's not just the amount of sound, but also the type of sound that annoys me. I've had barely audible things annoy the crap out of me, but had more audible things not bother me at all.
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