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    What to do about fan noise?

    Got my Celeron O\C & running great, never crashes due to extra cooling fans in case, but the noise is unbareable says the wife, sounds like a vaccuum cleaner, would hate to go back to 366*66!

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    Your case most likely has 'safety holes' on it, to stop small children removing bits of their anatomy in the fans. Whilst saving the digits of your loved ones, however, they also promote loads of air turbulence, and with it loads of noise. I cut the grills off of my case and my fans are considerably quieter now.


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    Okay, now that I have to try.
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    I cut some of my grills also and it works good. Another thing I did was use foam and/or rubber to mount the fans. For example, use a rubber "O" ring under the screw head and between the fan and the case. Also, I use adhesive backed foam pads anywhere plastic/metal touches plastic/metal to absorb/buffer vibration. These work pretty good.
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    To get rid of the high frequency noise I would put a lowpass filter on the output of the system... Or if the fan is too loud, call Duckman, and he'll give you 3 more...
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    Hmmm...Do you think he's got some spare wiring to make your brain malfuntion in a orderly fashion too??? like get a puter and water cool it...So we can welcome you in the club...your certainly nuts enough...(not to offend you...)


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    Those are all excellent suggestions for you v-8. I use the padding and cut the case as well myself. The biggy is cutting the holes. Padding is helpfull if your actually getting vibration noise from the fan resting against the metal. Only problem for me is the sharp *** edges from cutting the case. Not sure what would be a good tool for the job?

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    Here's a link to a great article on methods of cutting the hole.
    http://www.tweak3d.net/articles/casecutting/

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    Thanks! alot guys, cuttin out the case fan holes was the first thing I always do, I love to cut up a new case!hehe I've never tried O rings or foam pads or rubber I'll give it a try.

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    I use "Silencer" fans from pcpowercooling...

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    the silence maybe good...but it cost too much.

    why don't you try adding air filter to your fans, though this will decrease the air circulation a little.

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