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Hey all,
my computer is a custom built PC tht i have peiced together over time,
i have bought only the best for it and it is beutifully fast and works well,
the only major downer is that its pretty damn loud.

i sumtimes disconnect the case fan and tht does enuf, but the graphics card and harddrives are particuarly loud, is there any way i can silence them without buying a new replacement? could the case fan be brocken? because it suddenly sounded different one day wen i turned it on i think my bro did sumthing stupid :mad: but hey, it still works, any suggestions?

thanks,
Danniboy

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Hey all,
my computer is a custom built PC tht i have peiced together over time,
i have bought only the best for it and it is beutifully fast and works well,
the only major downer is that its pretty damn loud.

i sumtimes disconnect the case fan and tht does enuf, but the graphics card and harddrives are particuarly loud, is there any way i can silence them without buying a new replacement? could the case fan be brocken? because it suddenly sounded different one day wen i turned it on i think my bro did sumthing stupid :mad: but hey, it still works, any suggestions?

thanks,
Danniboy

do you have your case fan connected to a 12v molex connector from your power supply? thats what i am assuming.. if you want the fan to be more quiet, you would have to give it less power somehow. Because I am guessing you do not have a motherboard that supports controlling the fan (such as an asus motherboard with cool and quiet technology). A low power motherboard fan connector would do this if your fan has that kind of connector (3 of my 5 antec 80mm fans have this connector adapter to do so)
if it is really loud to the point that it is annoying, and you can spare a little less cooling (not that it will be a dramatic effect anyways, most likely) you are probably just better off getting a slower/quieter fan. They arnt that much these days, even though 10 -15 dollars does seem very ridiculous for a fan.

As to the harddrives... i dont know what to tell you. I somewhat have the same problem. i have my 2 raptors running at 10000 rpms when at fulltilt... and at first when i installed them originally, they were only loud in the sense that i could just barely hear them running really really really fast. but now they make a clicking noise.. is that what you mean? It isnt a terrible clicking.. but it is definately there. I have heard this is a sign of failure, although i hardly doubt this is the case with mine (or yours for that matter).


Oh... also.. how is your graphics card loud? what kind of card do you have? I mean my card has 2 onboard fans..but they are not distinguishable over even the quiet noise of my case fans.

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haha clean out the dust.. ..compressed air works nicely

else alas the fans DO wear out... ..then you pay and fix
noisy is better than not working though

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Yeah I'm with Cain on that one, sometimes fans get louder when they are failing, probably ball berring fans and they are starting to wear out.

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thanks guys,
i think im gonna b gettin a new case, i noticed my fan is a lil dogey at the mo and my case got a dent in it not long after sending this thread out,
thanks alot

Danniboy

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