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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Spyder4765, Dec 8, 2003.

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  1. Spyder4765

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    I built my own PC and everthing is good with it except the noise of the FAN. I want to know about liquid cooling, is that only for the CPU or can you get that for the whole case. I know it is the case fan that is making all the noise because the CPU fan is nice and quit. What kind of suggestions to have, or where can I read about liquid cooling.
     
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    Get better low-noise fans..... better case, etc.

    Built a system with 4 cooling fans (not including CPU & Video card), 4 HDs and the unit is almost silent.
     
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    You can use gasket material between the case fans and the case to quiet them.. Rubber cement or silicone allowed to dry on the fans mounting side will quiet them as well. There are also kits that include gaskets for the fans and drives, but they are way overpriced, a trip to a automotive store is way cheaper and works fine.

    If your case temps are running cool, you could voltage mod the case fans to run at 7V or 5V instead of 12V which would cut the noise by 1/2 or more. An old molex connector is all that's needed for this mod, but make sure you mark the modded molex in a way that it won't be used accidentally for any thing else in the future. I do this with my builds.. Most of the time, a case fan running at 7V instead of 12V doesn't make much difference if any in case temps, especially if you're running more than one case fan.

    I built a system for my dad that has nine fans in it... A little overkill :rolleyes: but you can't even hear it running. The Fans were all old used fans which I removed the sticker off of, greased, placed gaskets on, and voltage modded them.
     
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    Where can I get some low-noise fans? I've been looking on the internet but can't really find anything. I've decided agaisnt the liquid cooling, since this is the first computer I've built.
     
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    Thanks, I know what I'm gonna do now.
     
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    be sure to posts when you get eerything done. How many fans are you going to use
     
  9. Spyder4765

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    I'm not sure, I think I'm gonna buy a 12 dB Papst 8412NGL Quiet Case Fan and a Vantec 80mm Fan Vibration Dampener Kit, I'm don't do overclocking because I am still new to all this.
     
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    Normally, the vibration dampener kits are just rubber washers and a gasket or two, you can save money and pick them up at the auto/hardware stores. Rubber washers and cork gasket material doesn't cost much, just make sure to only cover the contact areas leaving room for the components to breathe.
     
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    Alright thanks, I'll try that first.
     
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