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do you favor a computer with fan noise?

Do you favor a computer with fan noise?  

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  1. 1. Do you favor a computer with fan noise?

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    • no
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    • it depends on the sound
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Yes, I love the deep hum, but I hate laptop fans.


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I vaguely regret getting the GPU I did because it's pretty loud. The less fan noise the better, as far as I'm concerned.


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I want the unit to be quieter than my breathing. 


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57 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

Yes, I love the deep hum, but I hate laptop fans.

Most modern laptop(in my experience) are quiet until they get going. Then they go all jet engine like my GTX 780 did at 100% fan speed.

 

My ThinkPad E595 has been very quiet for the most part though, and it isn't a very high-pitched sound either, so it goes unnoticed most of the time. Compare that to my old Toshiba Satellite that you could always hear.

 

Massive improvement. I can just about always hear my Ryzen system chugging away under my desk, but that's mostly due to the 2 Corsair AF120s in it.

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noisy PC is something I cannot stand.

when gaming it's OK (unless it sounds like a jet plane during take off) but for all the rest (internet, listening to music, writing emails and stuff) no way.

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No, who tf would want a loud PC?

 

If it isn't silent, or at least near silent, then it's not quiet enough.


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7 hours ago, OlympicAssEater said:

AMD Ryzen 7 stock cooler. You flip the fan speed from L to H and that thing sounds like a jet.

 

Under load, my 2700x gets the stock Prism turning fast, not very quiet. At least it cools well.

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16 hours ago, LinusTechTipsFanFromDarlo said:

Well the reality is that computers need fans. Without them, a PC cannot exhaust heat efficently. Yeah sure you can get fanless designs for most componets that need cooling but you still need to exhaust the heat generated in the case effectivley somehow. 

what if you have no case... then no need to move the air. it will just rise up.

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If I could eliminate qcoil whine and other electrical noise, I'd be in heaven without fan noise. 


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If I can hear it, it's too loud. If I can only hear it when I put my ear against the case...it's still too loud.


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7 hours ago, thrasher_565 said:

what if you have no case... then no need to move the air. it will just rise up

even if theres no case, air flowing through the heatsync still accelerates heat dissapation

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14 hours ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

Most modern laptop(in my experience) are quiet until they get going. Then they go all jet engine like my GTX 780 did at 100% fan speed.

ive noticed that my fan speed is tied directly to the clock speed. if i set it to overboost and lock the clock at max itl go max speed regardless of tempature

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@sandvich64 Do you use only headphones when you are using your extra loud pc? If it's as loud as you say you like it, it would be hard to hear something when using speakers.

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1 minute ago, noxdeouroboros said:

@sandvich64 Do you use only headphones when you are using your extra loud pc? If it's as loud as you say you like it, it would be hard to hear something when using speakers.

i only use headphones because no speakers will ever match the realism and i dont hear the fans. but at some times all i can hear is the air flowing through it and sometimes the bearings act up and make an annoying motor sound.

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This might be me the punk/metal head in me talking, but I like a lot of noise.

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1 minute ago, sandvich64 said:

ever match the realism

Realism of what? Fans blaring? Not sure what you mean by that.

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Just now, noxdeouroboros said:

Realism of what? Fans blaring? Not sure what you mean by that.

when you have speakers in front of you the only sense of direction you get is either left right or front. with headphones you can hear all around you, how close something is, and even if somethings above or below you. i mean the realism of the game or video

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6 minutes ago, sandvich64 said:

when you have speakers in front of you the only sense of direction you get is either left right or front. with headphones you can hear all around you, how close something is, and even if somethings above or below you. i mean the realism of the game or video

Realism from your 15 usd wallmart headphones?You can hear things above or below? Take a pic of them, gonna go buy them. They seem magical.

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5 minutes ago, noxdeouroboros said:

Realism from your 15 usd wallmart headphones?You can hear things above or below? Take a pic of them, gonna go buy them. They seem magical.

well i mean in a video game you would obviously know a helicopter isnt below you if you're on the ground. but they're the 15 dollar sony earbuds and they sound decent out of the box, but if you tweak the equalizer itl sound almost flawless unless you own a 500 dollar headset or something. and they only have the clarity if you put them deep into your ear upside down

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Just now, sandvich64 said:

well i mean in a video game you would obviously know a helicopter isnt below you if you're on the ground. but they're the 15 dollar sony earbuds and they sound decent out of the box, but if you tweak the equalizer itl sound almost flawless unless you own a 500 dollar headset or something

Not 500, just not 15. I'm just wondering if they are so great, or you just don't demand much sound wise.

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Just now, noxdeouroboros said:

Not 500, just not 15. I'm just wondering if they are so great, or you just don't demand much sound wise.

anything sounds good to me as long as it isnt muffled. its kinda like the difference between a music re upload from 2007 vs 2019

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Just now, sandvich64 said:

anything sounds good to me as long as it isnt muffled. its kinda like the difference between a music re upload from 2007 vs 2019

Got it then. You should look up some in ear monitors, there are many of them around 50 or so, they imho would provide more clarity than what you have today.

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9 minutes ago, noxdeouroboros said:

Got it then. You should look up some in ear monitors, there are many of them around 50 or so, they imho would provide more clarity than what you have today.

im pretty sure in ear monitors are microphones

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