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If I get one of those closed loop liquid CPU coolers, can I drop my case fans?

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2 years ago#1
Should I keep the fans for my graphics card? I'm not overclocking anything but have heard that the liquid coolers are quieter and as of now my PC is pretty loud. I have 2 intake fans and 2 exhaust fans.
2 years ago#2
You'll still need fans on the rad of the CLC unless you have an extremely low power CPU.
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2 years ago#3
Just get some fan controlling software or take the money you'd spend on a CLC and get quieter case fans. Also, the stock fans that came with my H80 were the loudest fans I've ever used. Even on low they were unbearable.
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2 years ago#4
Closed loop coolers are not quieter because you still need fans to disperse the heat and then there's the noise from the pump.
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2 years ago#5
so better fans is a better solution. any recommendations or just go on newegg and search for quiet fans? I'll probably just go to newegg then.
2 years ago#6
What kind of fans do you people use if the low hum is unbearable?
2 years ago#7
spud_almighty posted...
What kind of fans do you people use if the low hum is unbearable?


in doing a quick search on quiet fans and qiet cooling I found out that fanless cooling systems are apparently a thing.
2 years ago#8
Get a Noctua NH-D14.
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2 years ago#9
The_Count_Foo posted...
Just get some fan controlling software or take the money you'd spend on a CLC and get quieter case fans. Also, the stock fans that came with my H80 were the loudest fans I've ever used. Even on low they were unbearable.

Yeah, Corsair ships trash fans at least noise-wise. The H100i fans were the loudest fans in my system. I'm glad I replaced them with some Gentle Typhoon ones.
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2 years ago#10
If you have an asus board, you can 5v the fans (40%) with ai suite fan xpert. Lowest I can get them with just the bios is 7v (60%).

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