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Are you happy with your computer's noise level? (Eg. Fans)

#1cuteboi100Posted 8/15/2014 5:26:35 AM
Are you happy with your computer's noise level? - Results (232 votes)
Yes, my computer is as silence-optimized as I desire.
54.31% (126 votes)
126
No, I could find ways to improve it and I haven't yet for various reasons.
28.02% (65 votes)
65
No, but I don't care.
17.67% (41 votes)
41
This poll is now closed.
Just made this topic after evaluating the extensive lengths I've gone to create a quiet PC environment. Quietness is important to me for productivity and general well being. How important is it to you?

I've spent a lot of money on quiet hardware and I don't regret it one bit, as I said it is in investment in your well being, and I would recommend anyone go the extra mile to be quiet-conscious.

I also wanted to mention that I've got one of those Seasonic fanless PSUs (SeaSonic SS-520FL) that Shub recommended to me and its great. If anyone has any questions about that I would be happy to share my knowledge.
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#2ClouddxPosted 8/15/2014 5:28:36 AM
My ceiling fan is louder than my PC, so I never really hear any noise from my PC.
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#3Killah PriestPosted 8/15/2014 5:29:19 AM
I'm not happy but I'm not... unhappy either.

if I could just get rid of the pump noise from the h100i it would be almost completely silent.
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#4SinisterSlayPosted 8/15/2014 5:34:38 AM
My pc sounds like a turbine and most the case fans are rattling and grinding. But the case fans are from 2003 so I forgive them.

I've gotten used to it but I'd like my next pc to be quieter.
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#5MrXGamerPosted 8/15/2014 5:46:34 AM
^ Same, it's only my case fan that's a little noisy because its 5+ years old.

My graphics card is super quiet. It's one of the perks of buying EVGA's classified versions, they stay cool and don't go over 25% fan speed.
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#6happyscrub1Posted 8/15/2014 5:50:28 AM
As long as they work, I'm fine. I live alone. I can turn the PC volume up as loud as I want.
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#7MahoganyTooth92Posted 8/15/2014 5:50:58 AM
I use a headset, and my fans do make some noise, but are inaudible when I'm playing and listening to a game, so I voted 3.
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#8KaiserWarriorPosted 8/15/2014 5:53:55 AM
If I'm playing a game, whether on speaker or headphones, the fan noise doesn't register.

When I'm not playing a game, there's a low hum in the room, and I'm fine with this. I get antsy if there ISN'T a low hum in the room (power outages make me feel weird).
#9arleasPosted 8/15/2014 6:19:18 AM
I built a brand new PC last December and wound up choosing a huge heatsink/fan combo (two fans on either side of this brick sized heatsink) and with the fans barely turned up (manual control) they're barely audible. When my GPU fan starts up it's only slightly louder than that...

I can crank the fans up to full blast and then it sounds like a low whirring sound but otherwise, it's pretty damn quiet. I haven't seen a need to crank the fans up so far...
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#10BilliePilgrimPosted 8/15/2014 7:08:23 AM
If you've got bad fans, pick up these:
http://amzn.com/B00314J422
And a fan controller. NZXT makes some good ones that are like $20-25. It's what I did with my wife's case and the thing is almost impossible to hear unless the room is completely silent.
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