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Old 12-11-2005, 06:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Air turbulence... Can I fix it?

My case fan and PSU fan produce a lot of noise. Will cutting the grill out of them most likely reduce the noise?

Runs at 38 celsius idle, around 45 loaded, so can I remove the case fan?

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Old 12-11-2005, 09:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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absolutley, it will also drop your temps, I hate how some case manufacturers put so much metal infront of fan brackets.
cut cut cut!!

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Old 12-11-2005, 09:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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will definately lower temps my system dropped from 40c mobo temp to 29c all because those pesky grilles (cheap case very SMALL holes )
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Old 12-11-2005, 09:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i lowered my temps by almost 7c by just zip tiwing a regular case fan onto my heatsink (its an Articcooler7 its a beast of a heatsink) but what kind of wholes we talking my case as honeycomb shaped ones, should i cut those out?
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Old 12-12-2005, 02:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Just ripped the grill off my PSU and case... Idle is down to 32, even under load, rarely goes over 40.

Is also a tiiiiny bit quieter, but the heatsink fan needs to be replaced, since that's making them most noise...
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Old 12-12-2005, 05:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I hate fans. My PC has like 6 fans in it. Now that it's cold outside where I live and my air conditioner isn't on anymore, My PC sounds like a freakin' helicopter about to take off....

IF I had the cash... I buy one of these $1200 ZALMAN completely passive cooling system cases.
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Old 12-12-2005, 06:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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truse me the hum of the drives will annoy you next i made an old p3 silent no fans and i thought i could get some quiet no i could hear the HDs spinning.
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Old 12-12-2005, 06:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Haha. I'm just trying to get it to the point that it doesn't bother me when I try to sleep at night.
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Old 12-12-2005, 06:57 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah, dude why don't you just buy a fan controller for a few bucks?
You got the optimum cooling/noise then

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