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Old June 23, 2009, 06:25 AM
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I have a Swiftech MCR 320 and with 6 fans on the sucker it's pretty loud. Currently I have it sitting on this desk next to my main desk, and the rad sits on top of the main desk. Basically it's out in the open making a good bit of noise. I was considering building a new desk/stand for my computer and mounting this rad or a larger one (slower fans) on the back of a stand.

Anyways what I'm getting at is would there be a good way to mount it to reduce noise through design, perhaps building an inlet on the back to isolate the noise somewhat. If you have any ideas or examples of your setup I'd love to hear/see them. Thanks!
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Old June 23, 2009, 07:07 AM
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Nose is property of the fans, so you best bet slow them down. Rubber mats help a little, but don't expect anything dramatic.

I find the best is to mount radiator inside, not outside.
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What kind of fans are you using? If you're using higher-speed fans, shrouds can make a big difference in noise levels. For slower speed fans, there isn't as much you can do, but setting the radiator on something soft can keep the vibrations down.

It's hard to beat raw surface area for radiators - double your radiator, and you can pretty much halve your fan speeds and get the same cooling.
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I have 3 enermax fans and 3 Zalman fans, they seem to push a good amount of air. I have looked at one of those 9x120mm rads for 150 bucks, could easily slap some slow fans on there to make things dead quiet. I may try the rubber mat thing first. If I slow the fans down the temps start to go up a few C.
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Why not try a fan controller? With a push-pull setup you should be able to drop the fan speed to whisper-quiet.
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Why not try a fan controller? With a push-pull setup you should be able to drop the fan speed to whisper-quiet.
Yeah in turn my temps rise a good number. Folding brings them up :) as I have 3 cards
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Well I would say it's best not to have them in your face especially if your allergic to noise. Get a fan controller raises your temps for folding so basically you want a solution that keeps your fans humming along. Simple, put the rad under the desk.
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I know somebody who has radiator outside on balcony... full blast and no problems with noise!
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Yeah like it's not loud when I walk 10 feet away, I'll find a way to mount it on the back side. The only issue with that is when I bring my computer somewhere. Anyways I have quick disconnects on the back of the pc so it should be feasible.

lol dazmode, the thought has crossed my mind, especially in winter, wouldn't be a bad idea for 24/7 computers.
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Another guy drilled two holes in the floor and mounted rad on the unfinished basement's sealing!
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