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Would you rather have " Better performance Fans or Quiet Fans?"

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Noctua Fans don't have the best performance, but they have a really good balance between noise level and performance.

The best performing fans are some crazy delta fans with 12.000rpm.

Always go for the most silent cooling solution with accaptable performance. If i set all my fans to 12 volt i get like 0.5°C to 1°C better temperatures, so it doesn't really matter. And at 7 volt the Noctua F series fans and the beQuiet Silent Wings 2 are unnoticeable

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Performance all the way - i've either got music going or being edited or i'm gaming. Noise doesn't worry me a bit. On my old 775 system that i've just replaced I used to have to strip off the outside pannel of the case and run a 30cm fan to keep the graphics cool because I couldn't be bothered replacing the case (CM Centurion) - now that was loud..

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But depending where your fan is, a higher performance fan isn't going to affect your temperature much, only about 1°C. So why not sacrifice that 1°C and have a nearly inaudible PC anyways?


 

 

 

 

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If I would not be wanting to pay a good amount of money, I would go for performance.

As long as it is not a washingmachine-ish noise, I can handle it.


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I'd have to go with quiet fans, although recently I am using a program called SpeedFan which controls my fans. This way in idle some of my fans switch off as it is that cool but it I then start doing something intensive they will speed up.


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I wouldn't sacrifice one to either extreme, but personally I would sacrifice a little performance if it meant a quieter or less annoying noise.


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It all depends on what you are using your computer for. If you are recording a lot of audio for things like music, then you must go with quiet or even passively cooled systems (i.e. no fans). I personally don't record music so I don't mind the sound of fans. I would rather run my computer a few degrees cooler and have it maybe 3-6Db louder. As long as the fans are not making any clicking noises or high pitched whines, then I don't care. I usually where my headphones anyways when gaming with a dedicated SOUND CARD.

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Middle ground.

I consider quiet, inaudible. lol.

As long as they have a nice clean sound to them (ie, no motor noise, just air movement) I don't mind them too much. Tend to run my fans at 5v most of the time so they are quiet, and then turn them up when needed.

Quiet fans are pointless if they can't perform.

And no way I would run something purely for performance, San Ace fans can stay in servers and away from my computer, lol. Noctua's are nice once painted.


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The golden midway :)

I think that's it. It starts being impractical to go too far one way or the other. I used to be obsessed with silence, but after adding multiple HDDs and living in the Australian climate, a bit of noise is inevitable. Aesthetics are important to me, so I have an H50 with matte black fans. To maintain my preferred overclock, I need to run them at an audible speed.

The whole noise situation is very difficult to keep totally under control unless the entire build is done with that in mind. As such, my next upgrade cycle is going to be quieter, having learned from my decisions, but that's not for a while yet.


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Quiet with no headset. Performance with headset lol.

Its like linus and slick have discussed b4. U can have the sound of moving air which is fine and then thers the sound of the motor which is very irritating.

Generally fans are all fairly quiet at half speed and move a decent amount of air but when u are doing sumthin intensive i would crank them up and get the headset on

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It doesnt "need" to be noisy.....but if it is ...i don't mind!!

but when the gpu is at like 4500rpm (*2fans) ....it is kind of irritating...but the in-game effects usually drown it!!


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I have the best of both worlds: A custom fan profile in Afterburner, an Ultra Kaze 3K, several other loud BGears fans, and a 30w 5 channel fan controller they're hooked up to.

When I have my headphones on and music playing I crank the fans up and don't even notice the sound.

The rest of the time, I just turn the fans down and they're silent.

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Who's to say you can't have both there is no need for a system to be loud in fact in my experience turning my fans up only gave me like 1-5c better performance and it was so much louder.

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