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Hi! My computer makes a lot of noise. At the present time I believe that the noise is coming from all the fans I have in my computer, coming from the 400W Power Supply, Graphics Card, Processor, Rear Fan, Front Fan, Side Fan and 2 Harddrives. What can I do to make it a little more quieter?
 

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probably get different fans,or try and see if you can lower the speed of each fan.
 

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Well there's a money issue and how much time/$ you wanna spend and that so here are some options.

1. Water cooling - A great option. You still use fans, but lower speed quiet ones and cooling is very good. It can get expensive in some cases and thewre is always the danger of it leaking, but with all the new refined kits that are coming out the chances are very small.

2. Get a few bigger lower speed fans. They produce less heat and move more air around even with the lower speed due to the size. I have 2 120mm fans, and my case is pretty darn quiet!

3. Get a new case. Some cases just don't dampen noise well. I have an Antec Sonata Piano Black case that is made with keeping noise levels down in mind. It is a fairly quiet case and definaely make s a hell of a difference.

4. If you like your case or don't wanna change it you can always add special foams and other things to your case that will dampen the db's ;) Jus use good ol' google to find out more on all these options or ask us. Personally other than what I said i'm no expert, but i'm sure some hardware guru's here are!
 

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Razor Blade summed it up very nicely, I'm just going to add little. You can replace the heatsink/fan on your video card /w the Silencer series; they cost quite a bit though. There are also passive VGA cooling systems available. And speaking of that, you can get passive cooled powersupplies, but they are quite expensive. I think you can pretty much equate silent systems with $$$. One last thing is you can perhaps get "mobile" edition of Athlon (can be found on Newegg). They can run at lower voltages and thus less heat, slower RPM for the fan, quieter.
 

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Whoa! I didnt think I would have to take such drastic measures. I only just got my graphics Card so Im sorta skint.
Watercooling sounds a bit dangerous for me. :dot:
Getting 120mm Fans looks like an available option. I always thought that they made more noise cause of the size. :laugh:
As for special foams didnt know such things existed. oO

Nevertheless, Thank you! Its been ages since I visited NGEMU.
 

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Here is a great link that sums up most of what I said in an article and goes into way more detail. Hope it helps!
 

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the few basic princpals are thus:

1) remove as many case fans as you can get away with.
2) Get the best performing heatsink for your cpu that you can afford, and couple that with the biggest quiest fan you can fit
3) That's all there is to the basics.

I dont have any case fans in my rig, and it works flawlessly. The loudest things in my rig are my two hard drives.
 

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1.You can cut out(or remove if you have one's that arn't part of your case) the fan grils this increases air flow and makes it a bit more quiet. Even on the heat sink or what not, You're going ot have the side panel on anyhow so why have it?
2. Arange wires and such neatly as possible (a little tab here and there) to make air flow better and you maybe able to get ride of some fans.
3. If you don't want to buy foam you could TRY using carpet...
 

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Hmmm.. I'm having the same problem but it's only with the fan on my graphics card. It's only loud for the first hour or so after turning the computer on, but sounds like a wailing yeti in that time... I've opened the case and took a peek at it and everything looks fine, no broken spindles.... hmmm, it's annoying and if there was some simple + safe solution I'd appreciate some help :)
 

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Probably the cheapest thing for you to do is get a rheobus. I have one and it's awesome. What it is, if you don't know already, is sort of a fan speed controller. I had noisy fans too until I got one. I turn my fans on the lowest setting and it sounds like a dell (silent) and when I game I turn the fans up. Simple, easy, cheap, and effective.
 

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Hmmm that sounds neat, I'll look into it. My computer is a Dell but since it's about 5 years old I've replaced almost everything over the years :)

Also, my second hd makes some odd noises when I'm defragging or writing a lot of big files to it. There's no problem with it except for this, but I'm wondering what would cause the noise since my small original HD is silent.
 

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does it do a repeated tick-like sound?
 

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Some HD's are noisier than others. It sort of depends on the speed and the manufacturer. I doubt the sound is anything to worry about. Unless your comp starts to freeze up and stuff, then I'd worry.
 

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No, start to worry if you hear "click click click" and then your computer side blows up and little lollerskaters come out of it, and ROFL copter shot stfu cruise missils at you....and maybe drop a WTF bomb...any how yeah...clicking is bad, but normal "hard drive reading noise"...is normal....unlike me...
 
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