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Posted · Original PosterOP

trying to go for the less sound as possible.

 

i have

GTX 970

Dark rock pro3

4 SP120mm corsair fans quiet edition

H440 case 3 stock fans that came with it

750watt psu had for about 4 years (needs updated)

 

Think thats about it, if you have any recommendations please comment 

 

 

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There were 3 things that helped with my silent PC.

 

1. PSU

My old Thermaltake had the fans run all the time. I replaced it with a Corsair HX (RX, HX, and AX will work). Even though it's not passive I never heard the fan turn on with my Corsair PSU and my GTX 970 and CPU running at full load, if the fan does turn on, it's at 10db which I think is inaudible.

 

2. CPU cooler

I had a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, the stock fan was too loud so I swapped it with a Noctua NF-F12 and it's silent even at 50% fan speed.

 

3. GPU

I have the lowest Zotac GTX 970, and I can't hear the fans at 30% idle speed, I used MSI Afterburner or equivalent programs and messed around with the fan speeds, no noise at idle and expected noise at load, but not excessive.

 

When you boot up your pc in the morning keep and ear open during boot and listen for the loudest hardware. For me right now I am using the Hyper 212 EVO stock fan as a case fan, it's the loudest, next is my HDD.

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The dark rock should be able to cool the CPU with one fan at a low RPM. Also one intak and one outtake fan should be enougth, you don't need all of your 7 fans.

With your wattage you can easely use a passive PSU like the seasonic platinum fanless 460 watts.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 hours ago, Stefan1024 said:

The dark rock should be able to cool the CPU with one fan at a low RPM. Also one intak and one outtake fan should be enougth, you don't need all of your 7 fans.

With your wattage you can easely use a passive PSU like the seasonic platinum fanless 460 watts.

yeah got the grid + to turn off the fans and its the psu that make the most noise ordered a passive psu so ill compare the difference 

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