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Old 01-06-2004, 06:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How do i Quiet down PC Without compromising cooling?

Is there a way to make my system quieter without making it warmer? i only have 3 fans in it and its pretty loud..... what are my options for noise reduction
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Old 01-06-2004, 10:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Water cool? There are some good heatsinks for processors. They are just big heat sinks, no fans on them. These are usually they loudest fans.
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Old 01-06-2004, 10:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i dont trust water cooling! how reliable is it! what if there is a leak!
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CP technologies i865APE Mainboard (ya i kno nobody has heard of it)
p4 2.66 800mhz WITH HT oc\'ed to 2.99ghz
geforce fx 5200 128 mb agp 8x (ya i kno bottom of the line but i oc\'ed it the best i could)
Windows XP Home Edition SP2 (SP2 in my opinion sucks when you first get it)
Realtek AC97\' Onboard Audio
JMW 17\" Flat \"Screen\" (not panel) Monitor
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Old 01-06-2004, 11:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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get new fans... the bearings in the old ones may be worn...
Blow all the dust out of the case while you are at it... Make sure that you get the dust out of the front cover too .

the one in the power supply, you are stuck with... unless you change that...
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Old 01-07-2004, 08:38 AM   #5 (permalink)
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these fans are about 1 month old
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geforce fx 5200 128 mb agp 8x (ya i kno bottom of the line but i oc\'ed it the best i could)
Windows XP Home Edition SP2 (SP2 in my opinion sucks when you first get it)
Realtek AC97\' Onboard Audio
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Old 01-07-2004, 11:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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A fan controller may help. Then you can throttle down some fans when you aren't running the system at high loads.

You can view some controllers here;
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...n%2Ccontroller
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the hardcano 9 is a very good controller. i think the hardcano 12 came out recently, it looks very good.

http://www.thermaltake.com/accessori...cano/a1845.htm
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i think the hardcano 12 came out recently, it looks very good.
That's a purrrrdy lookin' gadget
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Old 01-07-2004, 02:56 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Water cooling is fool proof anymore. The setup is simple and once installed, there is only 1 fan on the raditor, and some don't even have a fan. Just more copper tubing to cool off. The only thing you have to worry about is keeping your reservoir full.
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Old 01-07-2004, 03:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i am considering water cooling.. anyone know of a good kit... that maybe comes with a warrany to protect pc parts if they get wet?
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16X DVD+r/-r
512 (2 x 256) PC 3200 DDR Ram 400 mhz
CP technologies i865APE Mainboard (ya i kno nobody has heard of it)
p4 2.66 800mhz WITH HT oc\'ed to 2.99ghz
geforce fx 5200 128 mb agp 8x (ya i kno bottom of the line but i oc\'ed it the best i could)
Windows XP Home Edition SP2 (SP2 in my opinion sucks when you first get it)
Realtek AC97\' Onboard Audio
JMW 17\" Flat \"Screen\" (not panel) Monitor
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