Need more silence

I just changed out my hyper 212 evo's fan and replaced it with a noctua fan. I need to leave my pc on when I sleep and the noise won't let me sleep. I hear this annoying noise from one of the 120mm fans and my graphics card makes the most noise and EVGA told me that the 30% fan speed is the lowest I can go for my 560 Ti. I have been messing with the fans and settings and could not get them anymore quieter.

The only options I am looking at are these

~Change out the case, My case is the CM HAF 922, a very open air case.
OR
~change out the annoying 120mm fan and get an aftermarket video card cooler that is quiet.

IDK what to do, just need this noise to be stopped. I put a big box on my case and the noise doesn't bother me anymore, but I understand it's not good to block airflow to the case. I was thinking about getting sound-absorbing foam, but I doubt it will do much. I don't know what to do, I have been told my case is open-air and the best option is to change it out for something quieter.

I just need some ideas, anything like building some box thing on it, or just anything to keep it quieter.

~Thanks.
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  1. I was thinking of selling my new case and buying one of those silverstone ravens or one of those fractal design full towers. I will be planning on SLI'ing my 560 Ti, the HAF 922 is a big case, it will cover SLI. Are there any cheap quiet VGA coolers out there, that aren't that big? With the regular EVGA 560 TI cooling cover, I have 1/4 inch to spare near the psu, so I can't get a VGA cooler that is very huge.
  2. Not sure about GPU coolers and the fans would be as loud as the stock one maybe.

    You could look into waer blocks for he GPu and CPU ( but that might be pricy

    Why not just put the PC in sleep mode at night ?
  3. have you used the bios fan speed setting and turned the case fans down???if you cant spin the fans down to keep the case cool then use a larger 200-300mm fan that can run slower and move the same amount or more of air.
  4. smorizio said:
    have you used the bios fan speed setting and turned the case fans down???if you cant spin the fans down to keep the case cool then use a larger 200-300mm fan that can run slower and move the same amount or more of air.


    All fans set at lowest fan setting at 400-500 rpm. Only one case fan has a weird noise, which I can replace easily. My problem is from that noisy gpu fan. >.> It's set at the lowest fan speed setting and EVGA told me I cannot go lower than that.
  5. Niklas_13 said:
    Not sure about GPU coolers and the fans would be as loud as the stock one maybe.

    You could look into waer blocks for he GPu and CPU ( but that might be pricy

    Why not just put the PC in sleep mode at night ?


    I do some game overnight hacking which is important to leave the pc on because 8-10 hours is a lot of time.
  6. Silencing foam, etc, isn't going to help much. It's either change out the case for like a corsair obsidian 550d or get a VGA cooler, if the VGA cooler is good enough, which I don't know. I'm still planning this out and I don't know which route to choose.
  7. Fans will be loud with a stock one or after market one, when the GPU is working alot over night farming gold to resell or what ever its your doing.

    My PC is 2 feet from me and when i am gaming for 2 to 3 hours i cant hear ***, so its a case or fans with lower dBA
  8. Niklas_13 said:
    Fans will be loud with a stock one or after market one, when the GPU is working alot over night farming gold to resell or what ever its your doing.

    My PC is 2 feet from me and when i am gaming for 2 to 3 hours i cant hear ***, so its a case or fans with lower dBA


    The case fans do not bother me. Everything set to 450 rpm and my cpu cooling fan is a Noctua fan, which is quiet. I don't need the gpu to work hard overnight, it will most likely be a little bit above idle or it will be at idle. May I please know the case you use?
  9. I use a 550D by Co
  10. I see it looks like there are top fan mount and side fan mount cover things, from what looks like from the pictures. Can those be removed? I think this Corsair 550d seems like a solid case, what graphics card do you use with this and what is the fan speed of your fan when you are sleeping when the pc is set at work?

    I was also thinking of those silverstone raven full towers because of the 90 degree motherboard flip, so all the graphics cards are all pointing upwards so I have good cooling, rather than the last card having smalling clearance between the psu.
  11. I run a GTX 670 ( I dont mess with all that OCing and fans speed ) its all stock.

    I never used or worked with a raven so i woulnt know about them. ( it looks like a good case )
  12. Niklas_13 said:
    I run a GTX 670 ( I dont mess with all that OCing and fans speed ) its all stock.

    I never used or worked with a raven so i woulnt know about them. ( it looks like a good case )


    which brand of gtx 670? Thanks. Is your case quiet even when the graphics card runs on load?
  13. EVGA GTX

    I cant hear it M8 i will game for 3 to 4 hours and not hear it, i have not tryed to play with the FAN speed tho ( i just leave *** alone )
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