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

#11BilliePilgrimPosted 6/17/2014 2:45:47 AM

Got a pack of these for my wife's computer. Very quiet and I haven't even bothered adjusting the speeds. Honestly, it's less about the fans you have, more about making sure they're not running 100% all the time. In my experience, fans are pretty quiet up until about 80%. The fan on my H60 is incredibly loud at 2000 rpm, but can barely be heard by 1600 rpm. The pump runs 100% all the time and can't be heard at all. Don't know why people ever bother bringing it up.

tl;dr get one of these and see if your mobo has some software for fan control
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#12ClouddxPosted 6/17/2014 3:56:37 AM
Check out the Scythe fans:

They're pretty quiet IMO.
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#13reincarnator07Posted 6/17/2014 7:41:12 AM
If you don't mind the colour scheme, give Noctua fans a shot.
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#14PhilOnDezPosted 6/17/2014 7:50:28 AM
Noctua has black fans now, water resistant or proof depending on the model, with 6 phase motors that run up to 3000 rpm (vs 1500 on their normal line). Probably the best on the market, you can slow them down for noise as well obviously.
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