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One fan or two?

#1lost_withinPosted 10/4/2013 9:47:13 AM
Which would be better?

Currently I have to noisy but small fans at the front of my case, would it be more efficient (and I am guessing less loud) to upgrade to one larger fan?

Would there be any practical benefit to doing this other then the noise?

Thanks
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#2ThePCElitistPosted 10/4/2013 9:53:05 AM
Can you turn their speeds down at all to make them less noisy? My case has 7 fans lmao I have them all on low speeds and it's not too bad.
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#3NicodimusPosted 10/4/2013 9:57:05 AM
IMO, replace any noisy fans with Noctua fans. They are stupid quiet.
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#4fataliPosted 10/4/2013 9:58:44 AM
Bigger fans usually make less noise than smaller fans, because they usually spin at a lower speed.

it should be much more quiet.
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#5UberLurkerPosted 10/4/2013 10:12:33 AM
fatali posted...
Bigger fans usually make less noise than smaller fans, because they usually spin at a lower speed.

it should be much more quiet.


^ This.

Larger fans don't need to spin as fast as smaller versions to move the same volume of air, and fan speed is one of the primary factors towards noise production.
#6lost_within(Topic Creator)Posted 10/4/2013 10:15:49 AM
ThePCElitist posted...
Can you turn their speeds down at all to make them less noisy? My case has 7 fans lmao I have them all on low speeds and it's not too bad.


The fans are connected directly to the PSU via the molex connector so no I can not slow them down any...
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#7NekoLimePosted 10/4/2013 10:21:21 AM
If your fan(s) support it, you can try the 5volt mod. Which is to switch the red wire with the yellow one.
#8lost_within(Topic Creator)Posted 10/4/2013 12:31:09 PM
NekoLime posted...
If your fan(s) support it, you can try the 5volt mod. Which is to switch the red wire with the yellow one.



Knowing my luck I would set the house on fire or something like that if I started messing with the wiring...
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