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February 17, 2010 10:57:45 PM

I need quiet fans that can have a high rpm and be quiet Thanks

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a b B Homebuilt system
February 17, 2010 11:03:25 PM

what size fans do you need? Generally larger diameter fans spin slower to move the same air which lets them be quieter. Try to stay away from 80mm fans if you can as they have to spin at very high RPMs
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February 18, 2010 1:32:15 AM

120mm i or a big 230mm for my haf 932 it gets really loud when the fans are on high
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 18, 2010 1:36:11 AM

why do you have the fans in a HAF 932 on high? I would expect the HAF series to provide a ton with them on medium, is it getting too hot when its on medium because i imagine its like NASA's wind tunnel in your case with everything up to high.

230mm's will be a bit trickier to find as the HAF 922 and 932 are the only cases i know that use them. SilentPCReview has some fan roundups from a few years ago but i havent been able to find a good up to date one of 120mm fans.
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February 18, 2010 1:39:47 AM

Well when I;m gaming playing bf bad company 2 the gpu gets really hot its a gtx285
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 18, 2010 3:56:57 AM

How hot does it get. Typically, GPUs tend to run a good bit warmer than CPUs. Maximum temperature (per Nvidia) is 105C. I'd try to stay under 85C though.
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February 18, 2010 9:38:31 PM

max about 80 lowest while gaming bad company 2 beta its about 75-77
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February 18, 2010 9:54:51 PM

those temps are just fine for a GPU, you could get them cooler though, try increasing the gpu fan's speed a little and turn your case's fans to medium
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February 18, 2010 9:57:03 PM

Alright.
But do you know of any really really good 120mm case fans that are quiet?
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February 18, 2010 10:06:58 PM

any 120mm can be quiet if you turn the rpm down, all those fans on the stores that say "silent case fan" just have a lower rpm, usually 1200, than "louder" fans, which are usually 1800-2000rpm
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February 18, 2010 10:12:35 PM

I know thanks I didn't say I wanted the rpm to be about 1700 or more while gaming any thing that is quiet?
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February 18, 2010 10:17:38 PM

just keep your haf932's fans, they're pretty good and move lots of air, increase the gpu's fan speed and turn your case's to medium
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February 18, 2010 10:20:55 PM

plus almost for sure the haf932's 230mm will move lots of more air than a couple 120mms
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