Hi everyone! First time posting on SilentPC Review! I hope I wont bother anyone with my post but here goes! My friend and I built this PC back in June and it is a powerful little machine. Thing is it's REALLY loud. I recently replaced the default thermaltake fans with 2 120mm Noctua NF-S12B's on Ultra Low Noise Adapter pins and it's helped a little bit. They are indeed quite quieter than the last ones I had. They are amazingly silent! but the computer is still loud. I believe the CPU Heatsink is what's causing all the noise after isolating each fan the heatsink was the one that was guns blazing making all the noise. Thing is it's quite small and im not sure what kind of heatsink would fit onto the motherboard.
EDIT: The fan has AM3 written on it. Im assuming thats the type of connecter available for it? Not sure exactly help would be appreciated!
I'll post the hardware in the computer and maybe you guys can help me in regards to what steps I should take to make it quiet. Thanks in advance!
VL8000 Series Thermaltake V3 Black Edition
ASUS M4N68T-M Motherboard
OCZ Stealth X Stream 2 700W Power Supply
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Multi-Core Processor 2.80GHZ
GeForce GTX 295 Co-op Edition Graphics Card
4GB XMS3 DDR3 Corsair Ram
2TB Western Digital Internal Hard Drive
2x 120 MM Noctua NF-S12B Fans
I've also included some pictures on what the case currently looks like.
Thanks for all your help!