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    Question Silence is golden

    Hi There,

    My current pc runs quites warm so i have put extra 80mm fans in there to improve the airflow. The only problem is that it is louder than a 747 at take off. I have had a quick look on Kustom pc's and spotted. the following kit:

    AcoustiFan 80mm

    Zalman 80mm Silent Fan

    SilenX 400w iXtrema Pro PSU

    What does everyone think of this kit - anygood? If not can anyone make any recommendations?

    Thanks

    Dave

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    • Zak33's system
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    a good PSU is often quiter than a cheapo one and my TruePower430 W definately is quiter than my old Chieftec, so yeah, PSU is a good plan.

    Dont forget some fans would be better if they were bigger and slower.

    PSU fans are often the loudest....once again, maybe bigger and smaller than you current ones.
    I understand Pabst are very very quiet
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    • Zak33's system
      • Storage:
      • Kingston HyperX SSD, Hitachi 1Tb
      • Graphics card(s):
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    oh..by the way....welcome Dude

    Another thought...the Yellow and Red leads from a PSU are diff voltages. Yellow is 12v (the one running your fans now) and Red is 6 volts (well, near anyway)

    You COULD wire to the 6volt instead.

    The fan WILL turn slower, BUT you wont go down by half the air flow....fans are not very efficient, and noise is turbulence.

    Making a few fans turns slower MIGHT make the case cooler too....the airflow would be less......chucked around
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    the silenx psu's are inaudable, as are the silenx 14dba fans - also, the 19dba globalwins very quiet, but not a patch on the silenx for performance (unfortunately my silenx died and got replaced with another dead one from silenx in the states, cant be bothered sending back for a second time)

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    yeah try 7 volting your current fans first and see how that goes as its a free thing you can try first....

    also see where the noise is coming from as sometimes it can be your harddrive / graphics card fan / or northbridge fan making the more annoying whinning noise...

    btw its very difficultto get a pc that quiet... i've tried !

    my download/divxrig has:

    92mm zalman fan for cpu at 5 volts
    80mm silent ystech at 5 volts for psu and that's it and its still annoys me when i try to sleep and this pc is about 15 feet away from my bed ! temps are crazy to..

    case mid to high 40s
    cpu low 60's !!

    but still 100% stable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snow-Munki
    yeah try 7 volting your current fans first and see how that goes as its a free thing you can try first....
    Hmm, we have to talk

    Are you really the nemesis of the 'Dyson'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33
    Another thought...the Yellow and Red leads from a PSU are diff voltages. Yellow is 12v (the one running your fans now) and Red is 6 volts (well, near anyway)
    6V?

    You ain't ever coming near my computer Zak....
    Now go away before I taunt you a second time.

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    just get a cheap fan controller from ebuyer, they do the job, might not look the best though - although might not solve the psu fan noise
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