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    What do you prefer low noise or cooler temps?

    What do you prefer a quiet computer or a non quiet computer with low temps??


    Ive got my old white case back on and i have one coolermaster Aero extractor fan and a aero 7 lite CPU fan thats all. i think im going to get a Radeon 9200 as they dont have fans on them as i want a quiet machine. and im going to get my self a quiet PSU enermax or antec not sure yet
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    Both.

    Spend some time at:

    http://www.silentpcreview.com/

    and you can figure out how to do it. Check in the reviews and the PSU forum and you'll be able to make a better choice between the Enermax and the Antec as well.

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    You can have it all

    I got this a few days ago:

    Antec Sonata Silent Black


    It's soooo nice compared to my old el'cheapo. It comes with an Antec 380W TruePower PSU.


    Pair that with a CPU fan like this and you're set:

    Thermaltake Silent Boost A1889 (21dBA)

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    Ide rather have my system how it is. idles at around 42c tops off under load at about 56-58c. It is fairly quiet, I can hear it but can hear the harddrives over the fans.
    I would rather have my system the way it is then a very loud system running at 40c load

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    I try to balance the noise and sound. I use mostly 28-30db 80mm fans for the case fans and CPU heatsink.
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    Silence. The silence that can only come from complete water cooling (no fans, radiator included).


    But now the issue is how the hell to shut up the HDD. I'm thinking of a HDD waterblock and encasing the HDD in acoustic foam.
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    You can hear your seeagate no i suppose they are load when theres no fans!
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    The Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 is a little noisier then many of its predecessors, idling just under 40dB/A. It's just quieter then my Hitachi Deskstar 180GXP (by 0.2dB/A) which I can sometimes hear.

    I don't mind a little HDD noise though, lets me know the system is thinking without having to check the LED's

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    lol i suppose i dont know what harddrives packard bell use but jesus christ i think there about 60DB!!! lol no seriously they klick away when there loading mine used to do it and my cosins new I media does it to
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    as long as my computer isn't overheating it's fine... but the quieter the better
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    I'm not really bothered about noise as long as my components aren't fried. I've got 9 80mm adjustable fans and one 120mm adjustable fan, and at the moment they're all on their maximum settings. I can sleep right through the noise so I'm OK with it
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    I used to have as many screaming fans as possible to keep it cool. I built myself a 6-dial fan-controller though. I turn them down until the whine or annoying whir is gone. Case temp has risen from 27-29 to 29-31, and processor temps has made about the same gain. After I finished this, the harddrives becames annoyingly loud!! I mounted them with rubber isolaters, and ALOT of the sound form them is gone. Now I'm looking for a way to get rid of the DVD-Rom and burner noisyness. When I bought my case I though the rails were a good idea. Now I know that they just cause more noise. Some thick rubber or plastic rails would be better I think.
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    is it the rails that make the rattling noise in your case? i was wondering where that noise was coming from!!
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    Yeah, I had the DVD-Rom in a different case before this one, and all I ever noticed before was maybe a click and a whir when it first spun-up. Now it rattles the whole time it's spinning which can't really be good for it. I think I'm going to put some foam on the rail to keep the drive from moving so much. We'll see.
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    I like my PC running quiet. Mine is not running at it's quietest since the PSU fan makes a small rattling noise (I sent the PSU to Antec the first time since it was excessive especially on a cold boot, the new one they sent me still does it but a lot less) and I upped the QFan rating in the BIOS to hide the noise, but even with that, it's still quieter than many pre-built computers I've seen .

    Temps are not an issue here though, I'm not overclocking and the CPU/Mobo temps never goes higher than 35C under load and idles around 28-30.

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