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Old 08-04-2008, 04:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I built this computer about a month ago. One of my original concerns is that I will be taking it to a dorm next month, and I like to leave my computer on all the time, so I want it to be quiet...

I had heard that a larger fan will keep noise levels down, because it won't have to spin as fast... thus I got the Antec 900

Antec 900
Intel Q6600
Xigmatek HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle
eVGA 8800GT
Xigmatek 650W PSU
Seagate 7200.11

When I was putting it together, the case fans had little switches on them to adjust the fan speeds. I put them all to low. (i think there were 3 of them)

The fans are loud... my friend has a very similar computer: same case, same mobo, same gpu, same cpu (diff cpu cooler)... his is pretty quiet

So I downloaded this SpeedFan program... I couldn't really get it to adjust the fan speeds.

What can I do to quiet this down? I think my temps are pretty good, but I was hoping it wouldn't be this loud... especially while it's sleeping

Comments? Suggestions? Thoughts of wisdom?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Default Re: Help! Computer noise/fan speeds

Try unpluging case fans to see if it's them... Mines pretty loud... but not really loud.

Speed fan can't change the case speeds, you can buy a controller though.
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