Hey all, kinda new here...but trying to make a relatively silent gaming pc.
Geforce 6600gt agp
1x 80gb ATA HD
1x DVD drive
460w enermax psu
2x exhaust PSU
2x vantec stealth 80mm (rear exhaust)
1x zalman vf700-cu on 6600gt
1x AC copper lite on cpu
cpu idle: 32c
cpu load: 37c
ambient temp: 22c
I'm just wondering...is an intake fan necessary? it just seems to make the pc so much louder, since the front of my pc is right by me. have no stability issues...and temps seem fine...i just don't want to be shooting myself in the foot
thanks for any input.
You CAN run 10C hotter all around with no harm-and removing those intake fans won't even raise temps that far. If you had a more potent (bigger) HS on the CPU-you'd get even more of a margin and could also drop the noise from the other fans.
Is this a 2800 Newcastle? 754 socket? If so you might find you can get a Sempron or Venice of better performance cheap-that runs cooler....stick a Ninja on it....toss all but one exhaust fan and see what the temps are then. It ain't a beer cooler. As long as nothing gets to 50C you are okay.
As is you have 6 fans going? OMFG! 3 ought to be MORE than enough,and that's allowing for the 2 fan PSU
Our Big Fan guru would have removed at least one fan from the PSU...and ALL the others-installed a 400 rpm 220 mm big fan in the door-replaced the chip with a Sempy or Venice and have reached relative silence that route,even before other SPCR mods like HD silencing,case damping.
6 fans ain't a computer---it's a bloody helicopter.
I'm not up on gamer vid cards but I'd think you can passive-cool that one.