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get a good heatsink. The TR Archon is a good choice, run the fan @around 800rpm.
get Noiseblocker Multiframe S1 120mm
get Noiseblocker BlackSilent XK1 140mm
I would not get Noiseblockers. Not because they aren't good fans, but they aren't worth the premium they charge IMO. If you don't care about the extra cost like I do the Noiseblockers aren't a bad choice though.

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And just leave your clocks at around 3,6GHz/1,25V or 3,8GHz/1,3V, you usually need 0,1V more for another 0,2GHz wich is NOT a good trade, Noise/performance wise.
This, for silence sometimes you need to trade performance for lower noise. However, with a higher end CPU cooler like an Archon, Silver Arrow, or D14 you can pretty much max out your OC with your fans running at or below 1000rpm as long as your ambients are around 22C (and your chip isnt super hot).

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Whatabout you graphics Card, a good VGA cooler is also mandatory...!
This, your GPU with a stock cooler will likely be much louder than most CPU coolers on the market.
post #12 of 33
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I would not get Noiseblockers. Not because they aren't good fans, but they aren't worth the premium they charge IMO. If you don't care about the extra cost like I do the Noiseblockers aren't a bad choice though.
One thing I have noticed while reading fan comparisons is that while Noiseblockers do not score the best (lowest noise) according to an electronic reading they usually have one of the best, if not the best subjective noise rating.

In other words, they sound quieter to the human ear even if they don't sound the quietest to a decibel reader.

I've never owned one, it's just something I have seen in a few reviews.

Take this review for instance. The noiseblocker is not the best according to the meter, but it receives top marks according to subjective rating. The gentle typhoons I suggested are the quietest according to the meter.

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ng-thread.html
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In other words, they sound quieter to the human ear even if they don't sound the quietest to a decibel reader.
For heatsink fans I would consider them, but for case fans I would just get the cheapest fan that didn't sound like crap and run it around 600-1000rpm depending upon where the case was sitting, room noise etc. It is going to be hard to hear a decent fan running at 600 or so rpms, so thats why I wouldn't spend the extra money. I don't at all doubt they are better fans, they probably are (I have no experience with them), and they are probably worth it if you don't care about the price difference.
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Take this review for instance. The noiseblocker is not the best according to the meter, but it receives top marks according to subjective rating.

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ng-thread.html
exactly.
especially the Multiframe. In my opinion it's the best 120mm fan around. Another great fan is the BeQuiet Silent Wing, wich is not avaible in the us though.
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For heatsink fans I would consider them, but for case fans I would just get the cheapest fan that didn't sound like crap and run it around 600-1000rpm depending upon where the case was sitting, room noise etc. It is going to be hard to hear a decent fan running at 600 or so rpms, so thats why I wouldn't spend the extra money. I don't at all doubt they are better fans, they probably are (I have no experience with them), and they are probably worth it if you don't care about the price difference.
I agree that you can't really tell the difference under 1000 RPM. Unless the fan has bearing noise or some other problem. Some ball bearing fans can have a dragging sound at low rpm.

Some of the enermax fans have an interesting magnetic bearing. The fan levitates in a magnetic field and actually doesn't touch the frame of the fan at all. Those might be super quiet at very low RPM as they should not have any bearing noise.
    
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Some of the enermax fans have an interesting magnetic bearing. The fan levitates in a magnetic field and actually doesn't touch the frame of the fan at all. Those might be super quiet at very low RPM as they should not have any bearing noise.
Got any links to reviews? Sounds interesting
post #17 of 33
i second everything vegetables has said, my 140mm noiseblocker pk-3 was not worth the price premium over a thermalright fan.... dont get me wrong its a great fan but not over 2x the cost nice!get some s-flex e's for your case fans, a noctua nh-d14 for your cpu, and some thermalright 140mm fans
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Got any links to reviews? Sounds interesting
Here is the product I'm talking about.

http://www.enermaxusa.com/catalog/pr...roducts_id=101

A review

http://www.extremeoverclocking.com/r...ax_Warp_1.html

16 DB at 1000 rpm. That is essentially silent. Anything under 20 db is inaudible over normal noise in a house in my opinion.

The only reason I know anything about these is because I came across them while researching enermax power supplies. I've never heard one in person.
    
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even with 1000rpm a noiseblocker mf will produce less noise than a GT @1000rpm, but you have to be a perfectionist to actually care about the difference. it's just annoing to me, when there's noise coming from my pc. lol
butyes, you can also just use a Enermax tb silence or S-Flex 800 as a case fan and it's nearly silent
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the 140mm Noiseblocker are not in the same class as the 120mm Multiframes...
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gentle typhoon ap-15's with rubber spacers on the screws... hook them all up to a fan controller and run them at 1200-1400rpm... SILENCE.
    
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