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#400935 - 02/12/14 11:55 AM Re: New HTPC/Gaming Rig Build [Re: ClubNeon]
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I've not run it with the cover on, heck I've not run it with RAM installed, so it's just the default fan speed. Still it's basically in audible from three feet away. Well, a bit of a rushing air sound, but the fans are cranked up way higher than needed. I think it's going to be pretty much silent once I turn them down.
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#400953 - 02/12/14 05:15 PM Re: New HTPC/Gaming Rig Build [Re: ClubNeon]
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Originally Posted By: ClubNeon
I'm used to server-class cases from Supermicro, just about every enthusiast case seems a bit cheap compared to that. Though some of the nicer Antec cases aren't too bad.

I mean look at this thing: http://www.supermicro.com/products/chassis/4U/747/SC747TQ-R1620.cfm


Getting that thing up to ramming speed should take out a small destroyer!

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#400957 - 02/12/14 05:37 PM Re: New HTPC/Gaming Rig Build [Re: ClubNeon]
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I was worried for a bit when I got into the UEFI (BIOS), I couldn't turn the fan down below 60% duty cycle, and the CPU fan that is now handling they case was vary audible even at that speed.

But I installed Windows 8.1 (without a key for now, still not sure if I'll buy it) and added the Asus utilities. OK, the Fan Xpert 2 is awesome! It mapped the fan's duty cycle vs. cooling and let me slow them down a lot more than the UEFI settings would allow. Now everything is peaceful.
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#401158 - 02/17/14 11:43 AM Re: New HTPC/Gaming Rig Build [Re: ClubNeon]
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I'm also looking at slowing down the Bitfenix case fan i bought for my new rig. There is a dial on the case itself, but i think the fan is still running louder/faster than it needs to. Mind you, i'm using the top fan port so it's also possible the noise is just more audible as in the past i've used front and back fan ports.
I'm going to play around with the location and in doing so, close off the top fan port with (non glued) acoustic material as well.
Other than that, i have a fairly silent system.

Here's the specs (purchased pre-Christmas during early sales):

Intel Core i5 4670K Unlocked Haswell Quad Core 3.4GHZ Processor LGA1150 6MB Cache Retail

ASUS Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Z87 DDR3 3PCI-E16 4PCI-E1 CrossFireX/SLI SATA3 USB3.0 DVI HDMI

Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H80I CPU Cooler System LGA1150 1155 1156 1366 2011 AM2 AM3 FM1 FM2

Patriot Viper 3 16GB 2X8GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 1.5V Dual Channel Memory Kit - Black Mamba

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM (storage drive)

Samsung SSD 840 Pro - 128GB (my system drive)

MSI GeForce GTX 760 Hawk Twin Frozr IV 1111/1176MHZ 2GB 6GHZ GDDR5 DP HDMI 2DVI PCI-E 3.0

LG GH24NSB0 DVD-RW 24X SATA Black OEM

Corsair Graphite Series 600T Special Edition White Mid-Tower Case ATX 4X5.25 6X3.5INT USB 1394

Seasonic X Series 750W KM2 ATX 12V 24PIN 80PLUS Gold Fully Modular DC-DC Power Supply w/ Hybrid Fan
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