Originally Posted by smalltimehero
I'm new here so first off hi all!
Wondering if anyone can give me some advise I've just bought a new system and its very loud while gaming.
AMD Phenom2 x6 1055T @2.80GHZ
GIGABYTE M68MT-S2 Motherboard
MSI 460GTX SE GPU
Windows 7 64
The system seems quiet while normal use but while gaming (metro 2033 full setttings) after about 10mins it gets very loud indeed! I took the side off the case while in game and it got much quieter within 2 seconds, then when I put the case side back on the fans kick in within 2 seconds again and get very bad. I can't work out which fan is being loud (I'm new to pc gaming!!).
Could it be my psu using too much power? Its only a standard 430W power supply and my graphics card needs two external power inputs?
Any help would be appreciated guys, cheers.
Didn't bother to read all the posts, but here it goes:
1. CPU cooler - the stock one is crap, a cheap and very effective cooler would be Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (check to see if the height of the cooler doesn't prevent you from closing the side panel, you need 160mm cooler clearance(. If the Hyper is too tall a more expensive alternative would be Noctua NH-U9B SE2 (but still cheaper than any decent water cooling and very very silent).
2. GPU cooling - there are alot of GTX 460 aftermarket coolers but i would really recommand returning the card and buying one with a factory custom cooler like MSI Cyclone or Twin Frozr II....in my country they allow you to return the product in 10 days and get a full refund if the product is in mint shape.
3. Case cooling - buy a couple of Scythe Gentle Typhoons AP-14 or some Noise Blocker BlackSilent Pro.