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User Info: lost_within

lost_within
3 years ago#1
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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User Info: ThePCElitist

ThePCElitist
3 years ago#2
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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Nicodimus
3 years ago#3
IMO, replace any noisy fans with Noctua fans. They are stupid quiet.
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User Info: fatali

fatali
3 years ago#4
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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User Info: UberLurker

UberLurker
3 years ago#5
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.

User Info: lost_within

lost_within
3 years ago#6
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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User Info: NekoLime

NekoLime
3 years ago#7
If your fan(s) support it, you can try the 5volt mod. Which is to switch the red wire with the yellow one.

User Info: lost_within

lost_within
3 years ago#8
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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