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What makes a quiet PC?

#1LootmanPosted 3/28/2014 4:41:22 PM
If I had a big ass PC with a load of fans, would it be quiet because airflow?
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#2gsf4lyfePosted 3/28/2014 5:20:51 PM
It depends on a lot of factors, the type of beating the fans have, the rpm's they're running at, any sou d dampening the case might have, whether or not there are dust filters etc.

If you're really concerned about noise and heat get the biggest fans your case can handle, they run at lower rpm's than smaller fans.

All fans should have am airflow rating (cfm). It's cubic feet per minute so the higher the better. Fans also have a noise level rating in decibels (dba) but those aren't always the most accurate.
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#3Delta_F14Posted 3/28/2014 5:24:29 PM
Lots of low rpm fans.
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#4DarkZV2BetaPosted 3/28/2014 5:25:47 PM
Having quiet fans, obvs.
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#5DetectivPenguinPosted 3/28/2014 5:28:39 PM
It's all about how nice of fans you get. If you buy those 50 dollar 120mm fans with the crazy noise canceling 0 friction bearing system than you will probably have a silent pc.
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#6TheWayOfTheGunPosted 3/28/2014 5:32:12 PM
Zero case fans, only SSD drives, and a quality PSU. After that, it even a stock CPU fan wouldn't make enough noise to notice.

I haven't personally tried the water cooling method but I imagine it would cause a wishing noise.
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#7DarkZV2BetaPosted 3/28/2014 5:34:03 PM
TheWayOfTheGun posted...
Zero case fans, only SSD drives, and a quality PSU. After that, it even a stock CPU fan wouldn't make enough noise to notice.

I haven't personally tried the water cooling method but I imagine it would cause a wishing noise.


This is completely false. A stock CPU fan, or a single noisy case fan will ruin an otherwise completely silent system every single time.
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#8TheWayOfTheGunPosted 3/28/2014 5:44:03 PM
DarkZV2Beta posted...
TheWayOfTheGun posted...
Zero case fans, only SSD drives, and a quality PSU. After that, it even a stock CPU fan wouldn't make enough noise to notice.

I haven't personally tried the water cooling method but I imagine it would cause a wishing noise.


This is completely false. A stock CPU fan, or a single noisy case fan will ruin an otherwise completely silent system every single time.


*Slow clap*
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#9Kokuei05Posted 3/28/2014 6:04:38 PM(edited)
fans.

After getting an aftermarket GPU HSF and my 212 EVO; I have a relatively quiet tower.

The 212 EVO fan gets loud under load though but I usually have headphones on.
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#10King_GheedorahPosted 3/28/2014 6:09:32 PM
Take off your belt. Double up your belt, and hold it in your hand while making a fist. Give it a nice grimacing stare.
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