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Hey guys! So far I'm really satisfied with my PC, I've done some OC and am quite happy with the results. Now noise is starting to bother me. Ok, first off, my specs (new rig):

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-849-_-Product)

GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3:
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128443)

- Stock air cooling:
- Stock AMD CPU Heatsink + Fan.
- NZXT TEMPEST EVO case
- 2x 120mm intake NZXT performance fans
- 2x 140mm exhaust NZXT performance fans
- 1x 120mm exhaust NZXT performance fan
- Stock clock is 3.2ghz.

What I need is:

The quietest CPU cooler (heatsink + fans).
3x 120mm ultra quiet case fans, the quietest you guys know of.
2x 140mm same as above.
 

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Hmm, going off my experience to date.

CPU Cooler: Prolimatech Megahalem with a single 1450rpm Gentle Typhoon. Cools like a champ and is dead quiet.

120mm Fan: The Gentle Typhoon AP-14 is the best compromise between airflow and noise in my experience but if you're looking for absolute silence you might want to give the Thermalright X-Silent 120 a try. It doesn't push as much air as the AP-14 but it's dead silent (and even comes with a voltage reducer if you want to slow it further) Gelid Silent 12's are pretty nice as well.

AP-14: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185091
Gelid Silent 12: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835426016
Thermalright X-Silent 120: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835109028

140mm Fan: Not as much experience but I've heard amazing things about Thermalright's X-Silent 140mm fan. I've also heard good thing about the 140mm Noiseblocker fans and Enermax's T.B Silence line

Thermalright X-Silent 140: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835109029

Noiseblocker 140mm: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10213/fan-657/Noiseblocker_NB-BlackSilentPro_PK-1_140mm_x_25mm_Ultra_Quiet_Fan_-_700_RPM_-_9_dBA.html?tl=g36c15s775

Enermax T.B Silence 140: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11427/fan-735/Enermax_TB_Silence_140mm_x_25mm_Twister_Bearing_Fan_UCTB14_.html?tl=g36c15s775

If you're going for pure quiet, I'd recommend the following.

The aforementioned CPU Cooler & Fan
Thermalright X-Silents on the front intakes and rear exhaust.
And either the Noiseblockers or Enermax T.B Silent fans for top exhaust.

For the 140mm exhausts it's a toss-up between Noiseblockers and the Enermax fans. The bearing in the Thermalright fans doesn't do well with horizontal mounting and the Noiseblockers are a bit on the costly side.
 

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Originally Posted by SpeedNuggeT
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the AMD stock cooler goes to 6000RPM when it senses a small amount of heat


this is whats killin me -.-
 

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Try to fit Thermalright TY-140 fans where ever you can, otherwise noctua and gentle typhoons are great. The 140mm fans are hard to choose. The noctuas and the Thermalright X-Silents are good, but the X-Silents don't play nice when placed horizontally. The thermalright TY-140 is a 140mm fan, but there are only 120mm holes, so if you can figure out how to mount it to a 140mm mount, it would be ideal.
 

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The thermalright TY-140 is a 140mm fan, but there are only 120mm holes, so if you can figure out how to mount it to a 140mm mount, it would be ideal.

Clarify?
 
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