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 Post subject: My first silent gaming pc
PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:16 am 
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Hello, i'm from Belgium and i'm new here :)
A few weeks ago i throwed my old macbook trough the window and i bought myself;
AMD 955 Quad
Asus M4N75TD
Asus GTX 560
8GB RAM
500WATT Antec BP500u (very noisy PSU)

After a few hours of gaming; Crysis 2 on Ultra i noticed that my system was noisy as hell

First i bought a Zalman CNPS10X Performa for the CPU, but noise levels only decreased slightly ..

Finally i discovered that the PSU was very noisy, so i bought 4 Be Quiet Silent Wings fans, 1x80mm, 1x90mm, 2x120mm, to create a good airflow in my case
I screwed the psu open and i cutted the black and white cables, then i inserted the new fan, and wow, from a noisy psu to a ultra quiet psu (almost 0dB)

So i tought my pc was ultra silent but no... after a few minutes of gaming i could hear my GPU Asus GTX560 fan, it was not that noisy like my PSU but it was to much for me

By coincidence i found a topic about Cable Management; it's not my first custom build but i always did the psu cable on a normal way, but yesterday i removed the motherboard and i putted all the cables behind it

The result?
Overal temps are 10° cooler, airflow increased and my fan of my videocard was also cooler = almost no noise
I stressed my system for 15minutes and it's still thesame <3

Before

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After:
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http://i56.tinypic.com/19uvdu.jpg
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http://i54.tinypic.com/dwrxg2.jpg

I also have a video where you can hear nothing :D but i will upload it later


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 Post subject: Re: My first silent gaming pc
PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:51 am 
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Welcome to SPCR!

I'm glad you are happy with the noise level of your system. Can you shrink the pictures a bit please, or post it with thumbnails?

You could get it even quieter and/or cooler by cutting out the rear fan grill. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: My first silent gaming pc
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:13 am 
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i noticed that fan noise where still noticeable when gaming at ultra high settings (crysis 2) so i screwed the 60-70mm fan from the video card out and i replaced it with a 120mm with metal clips (got this clips with my cnps10x) and surprisingly it fits, no vibrations, better cooling and almost no noise!
i love it now when i'm gaming and i only hear the game and not my fans <3


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[img=640,480]http://i52.tinypic.com/2ztj38y.jpg[/IMG]

[img=640,480]http://i52.tinypic.com/20a31jb.jpg[/IMG]


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