make my computer quieter? how? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Overclocking and Modding
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-01-2006, 07:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 793
Default make my computer quieter? how?

ok, to start off i have no idea if this is in the right place but it's the only area i could figure would relate to my question.

I've noticed my computer being quite lound in the last few months and it has began to get annoying, I just replaced my case with a Centurion 5 ( ) case, but the noise levels are still annoying but not as bad, i've noticed that my CPU HSF (on an Opty 144) is not that loud as well as the fans that came with the case, BUT my GPU fan (XFX 6600GT AGP) has increasingly gotten louder since i received it for my birthday. is there any possible ways to quitet down my computer? it would be nice since i sleep like right by it and leave it on all night (usually).

I should note that as soon as i get the money i will be replacing the motherboard and the video card *(heres the links if you want to know what they are)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125028

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136164

i will also be getting a new hard drive since the 2 old ones i have are passed there prime, can someone reccommend a good quiet one that has atleast 160Gigs?


thanks for the help
__________________

__________________



\"I may or may not have put a loaf of bread in the dish washer\"
\"Once you go white a trailer is in sight\"
COD2_fanatic is offline  
Old 08-01-2006, 08:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
Future ex-member
 
lancec2c30's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Chehalis, WA
Posts: 4,012
Send a message via MSN to lancec2c30
Default

well get a zalman aftermakrek GPU cooler, I think that will quite it down.

for a HD I would look into a like 250gig WD caviaer or how ever it is spelled. I think they are quite.

also on the gpu cooler you could just transfere it to your new card once you get it.
__________________

__________________

XP Pro | Vista Home Premium | Linux Ubuntu 7.10
s939 X2 3800 Toledo @ 2.6ghz | evga 7900gs | 320gig + 80gig wd | 1gb Ram | Abit KN8 SLI
3.1ghz achieved. :cool:
70K F@H member..............still waiting for the "iRACK"

Norcent will not be forgotten.

lancec2c30 is offline  
Old 08-01-2006, 08:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
gurusan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 6,562
Send a message via MSN to gurusan
Default

I would get a better video card and just a quiet cooler like the zalman vf-700 or something.

Also the stock AMD fan IS pretty loud....get a Zalman for that too.
__________________
|| 2500K @ 5GHz 1 thread, 4.8 2 threads, 4.6 3, 4.5 4 1.284V ||
|| P8P67-M Pro || 8GB @ 2133MHz ||
|| 5850 @ 1000/1225 || XFX 650W || Silverstone FT03B ||
|| 37" LCD TV || CM Hyper 212+ || Samsung 2.1 Soundbar ||
gurusan is offline  
Old 08-01-2006, 08:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,147
Default

Seagate Barracudas are very nice, quiet drives. My 120mm fan makes more noise than it, even when accessing large programs (ie. HL2). Heck, i have three of them, and even under load my 120mm fan makes more noise! Western Digital Caviar drives are good (once again, my 3 Seagate drives and one WD drive make less noise than my fans), but if you get a bad one and have to RMA it, WD sends you a refurbished one, not a new one. A new thread just popped up and that happened.

Also, for general purpose sound damping, you can buy high density foam and it should help. You can attach it with double-sided tape to the side panel (if you don't have a window).

I suggest not going Gigabyte with the GPU. Go XFX or, even better, EVGA.
__________________
Snake-Eyes is offline  
Old 08-01-2006, 08:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 793
Default

no i don't have a window, the one on my first case turned me off on that, don't the zalman coolers have fans? I know i'll have to have a fan on the CPU but the GPU's can run fannless, isn't the gigabyte stock good?

and i'll have to look at the seagates, i've found them to be reliable (the 2 i have now are seagates)

and on the CPU side i have been looking at the Arctice Freezer Pro 64, if this isn't a good choice what would be a good zalman thats reasonably priced? and aonther thought on the GPU thing, i heard that there are few comatable coolers for my type of card is this true?
__________________



\"I may or may not have put a loaf of bread in the dish washer\"
\"Once you go white a trailer is in sight\"
COD2_fanatic is offline  
Old 08-01-2006, 10:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
The ModFather
 
markkleb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Reno Nevada
Posts: 273
Default

I think the Freezer 64 is perfect, and would definately get a card with a AC cooler on it. A X850 would kill the 7600 (I have 2 of them) and the 6600 and would be practically silent (16 pipes and 256 bit mem too) and help to cool down the case as well.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814161134R

this is a much better card than the 7600GS(buy itself) and is almost as quiet.
The HIS cards that are IceQ II turbo have better memort than the other cards (cause of the better coolers)

Also like lancec2c30 said the WD HDDs are very good. I have the 160 gig versions but I think the 250 gig version is only a couple dollars more.

PS- Ur case rules!
__________________
MKMods
markkleb is offline  
Old 08-02-2006, 12:16 AM   #7 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 793
Default

thanks for the info but i've never been much of an ATI fan.....

just to ask, i play Dawn of War, CS:Source, and a few other games, although i should notice a preformance increase i'm still weery about ATI, is ther much i should know about them?
__________________



\"I may or may not have put a loaf of bread in the dish washer\"
\"Once you go white a trailer is in sight\"
COD2_fanatic is offline  
Old 08-02-2006, 01:09 AM   #8 (permalink)
The ModFather
 
markkleb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Reno Nevada
Posts: 273
Default

They kick ***!

I have 2 7600GS in SLI and they work fine. But the X800/ 850 series of cards are gonna go down in history as something special.

You wanted quiet, the Freezer and a HIS card is gonna be real quiet.

As to the "never been a ATI fan" thats silly. Almost every review says the ATI is superior. Yes the Nvidia cards are good too, but if you are gonna try and tell me ATI is no good Im gonna have to laugh at your ignorance.
__________________
MKMods
markkleb is offline  
Old 08-02-2006, 01:18 AM   #9 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 793
Default

i'm not saying ATI sucks but i've just never used them
__________________



\"I may or may not have put a loaf of bread in the dish washer\"
\"Once you go white a trailer is in sight\"
COD2_fanatic is offline  
Old 08-02-2006, 01:37 AM   #10 (permalink)
The ModFather
 
markkleb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Reno Nevada
Posts: 273
Default

For the money there is nothing close. Now if ur going SLI than the 7600GS is cool. But since they are releasing DX-10 soon and it will need a different Video Card I wouldnt recommend spending a lot. Thats why the X850 is so cool, its only $129. I think they used to be around $500.
__________________

__________________
MKMods
markkleb is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.