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    Hi guys

    Long time reader of myGaming and long time user of MyBroadband.

    I want to ask a question, which I am sure will best be answered by members of this community.

    I want to upgrade my computer- not that my current computer is bad; it's just too damn loud.

    My current specs are:

    Mainboard : Asus M4A78LT-M
    Chipset : AMD 780
    Processor : AMD Phenom II X4 965e @ 3400 MHz
    Physical Memory : 8192 MB DDR3-SDRAM
    Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 -- its the msi cyclone edition. Damn loud.
    Hard Disk : OCZ-VERTEX4 (128GB)
    Case: Cooler Master cm-690-ii-ver-2

    What I am asking as a new member of this community, is advice on how to upgrade this computer to be silent. As in 0dB or whisper quiet. I know complete silence will not be achieved but the noise is driving me nuts.

    Games I play are WoW, Hearthstone, Diablo. Nothing to graphics intense.

    Please help me with this.

    Regards

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    In my experience, the best and only way to make a pc is by going the water cooling route! Yes, you do get silent fans, but they are not as effective as water cooling.

    Was watercooling one of your options? Might be out of the budget a bit for some people
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    Quote Originally Posted by blaaislaai View Post
    In my experience, the best and only way to make a pc is by going the water cooling route! Yes, you do get silent fans, but they are not as effective as water cooling.

    Was watercooling one of your options? Might be out of the budget a bit for some people
    It's a bit expensive considering I'm not a huge gamer.

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    Personally this would be my shopping list

    BitFenix Recon Fan Controller

    Intake corsair sp120 quiet 120mm fans twin pack

    Exhaust Corsair AF120 Quiet 120mm Fans (Twin Pack)


    They also have a bundle but I'm iffy about the fans included
    Lamptron touch controller bundle special

    Essentially though your best bet is to get a decent controller so that you can control the fan speed and the noise, otherwise everything is running at 100% and full noise.
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    You need to go for bigger fans, lower RPM but with the same air displacement.

    Otherwise, get better earphones

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBlaar View Post
    You need to go for bigger fans, lower RPM but with the same air displacement.

    Otherwise, get better earphones
    Please don't give me more reasons to buy these
    http://titan-ice.co.za/corsair-af140...e-led-fan.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ike_009 View Post
    Personally this would be my shopping list

    BitFenix Recon Fan Controller

    Intake corsair sp120 quiet 120mm fans twin pack

    Exhaust Corsair AF120 Quiet 120mm Fans (Twin Pack)


    They also have a bundle but I'm iffy about the fans included
    Lamptron touch controller bundle special

    Essentially though your best bet is to get a decent controller so that you can control the fan speed and the noise, otherwise everything is running at 100% and full noise.
    Looks good. Might get this.

    Do you by any chance now if this cooler http://titan-ice.co.za/arctic-accele...pu-cooler.html will cool this card http://www.msi.com/product/vga/N460G...ne_1GD5OC.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ike_009 View Post
    Please don't give me more reasons to buy these
    http://titan-ice.co.za/corsair-af140...e-led-fan.html
    but... you NEEEDDDDD them???


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    Quote Originally Posted by spartaniz View Post

    Looks good. Might get this.

    Do you by any chance now if this cooler http://titan-ice.co.za/arctic-accele...pu-cooler.html will cool this card http://www.msi.com/product/vga/N460G...ne_1GD5OC.html
    It should, that is a reference board if I'm correct so it should fit
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    So this is what i did- I opened up my case and unplugged all the case fans. Still the PC sounded like a vacuum. So, I unplugged my gpu. Still sounded like a vacuum. the culprit? My PSU. Bought a 80+ certified gigabyte "silent" psu and now it's much better.

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