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Discussion in 'Hardware Discussion & Support' started by JavaFox, May 24, 2002.

  1. JavaFox

    JavaFox E Pluribus Unum

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    I abhor noise. I installed a Barracuda IV, applied sound-dampening material to my case sidings, underpower my CPU fan (7V), and only run one case fan. Heat levels are just fine, and I've mostly tamed fan noise. Next thing on my list to buy 15dB 8CMs and if their flow sufficient.

    Two things, though. Anyone have any experience with CD, CD-RW, and DVD drives that are exceptionally quiet? I'm not really interesting in sacrificing performance (despite the aforementioned tricks, I still manage a decent overclock), but would love to NOT hear my optical drives spin! ^_^

    Also, as far as powersupplies -- any quiet ones that are cheap? ^_^
     
  2. UberLord

    UberLord A Legend in Underwear

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    My Alpha PAL is equipped with a Papst 80mm fan rated at 26CFM and puts out 19dB. My stock northbridge fan is actually the louder of the two - I'm replacing that with fanless Zalman heatsink soon. My 1.4 amd is currently idling at 42 deg.

    Optical drives mainly get loud because the discs are slightly warped. Aside from going with a top brand like Phillips, Toshiba or Pioneer you're better off looking after your discs properly ;)
     
  3. AxE

    AxE New Member

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    Get the glaciator II low noise. It cools as wel as a sk6 with a delta but uses a super quiet 4000rpm fan. It's as loud as a very small appliance.
     
  4. Silentst2000

    Silentst2000 Can I be cool?

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    Water cooling does wonders in that department.:p
     
  5. Jeff

    Jeff Yarr... I be blind!

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    I think you would hate Kenwood TrueX CD-ROMs then, fast as hell, but man are they loud.

    My 72X kicks the ass of any other CD-ROM (MultiBeam).



    I guess that didn't really help...
     
  6. Silentst2000

    Silentst2000 Can I be cool?

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    what the fuck?

    The kenwood 72 true-x's were NOT loud.

    It's too bad they had poor reliablity and had trouble reading cd-r/cd-rw.

    oh and they arn't made anymore.
     
  7. Jeff

    Jeff Yarr... I be blind!

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    Sorry made a mistake, the 42x and 52x are, I have a 52x and a 72x.

    The 52x shakes my entire case.
     

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