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I'm running an H50 setup currently, but I'm switching to a full custom water cooling kit within the next few weeks because my GPU fan (even at stock speeds) drives me nuts now. I have my h50 set up with 2 Gelid 120mm Silent-12 PWM fans in push/pull, and have my Asus bios control the PWM feature to not ramp up until the CPU hits higher temperature. I've never heard my CPU's fans, and actually don't hear the pump running either (though some people have complained about that). I have tried plugging and unplugging the pump and fans while the computer was running to see if it made a difference in sound. They're all quieter than my 6950's stock fan at stock idle 25% setting.

I'm hoping to go to water cooling to get rid of that VGA fan noise, as well as keeping my overall system cooler and quieter, though I'm able to crank my 2600k CPU full bore at 4.6ghz (stock is 3.4) without going over 74c.
post #12 of 13
Depends what you want: noise and better cooling vs. silence and worse cooling. Either way if you go water, you're going to get better temps regardless. Are you more geared to maxing your hardware? Then you'll need high RPM fans and a high-RPM rated radiator. Are you looking for silence? GO sub 1000 RPM fans and low-RPM rated radiator.
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What I am after is complete silence. I used to love developing things on my computer and I just was a complete nerd and I was hard to part from it. Since i've upgrade even tho I've got a complete boner from how powerful my computer has been which reminds me of the days I had my first computer, an AMD K166 with 8gig. Damn it's great when you improve dramatically.

So anyway I did a fair bit of research when I bought my first custom built computer. I know my computer lacks in certain areas, espically the case, which has so many cutouts with mesh that it's noise prone, however I love the case.

The graphics card I originally had I carried onto my computer was a 8500GT however that was getting loud and old so I bought myself a 9800GT. That certainly didn't help as that was so freggin loud, it drove me mental I was looking at total new rebuild for my PC until I narrowed it down to the card where most of the noise was coming from. So then I bought a Zalman after market cooler, which helped slightly, but not alot.

Then I bought myself a ATI Radeon 5770, now I don't think its as bad as the 9800, but I think with the aftermarket cooler its just as equal.

But my computer is still freggin loud.

I want to change the noctua fans badly.

I've been looking at these fans http://goo.gl/o7PnJ, and they look very impressive, does anyone think this is any good. I don't know whether or not I should spend £50 on just trying to making my computer silent with these or just stick to a water cooling build.

I am ****ting a brick I will damage my components with water leaks.
    
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