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netikras
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When you replace all PC fans with Noctua 6dB pieces and the noise-maker becomes your 3TB WD Red...

I've never thought I'll want to get rid of my hdd because of noise

*wrong tag. My bad

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  • 1
    Yup. my hdd is the only sound I hear from my desktop at night.
  • 3
    I'll be honest, my PC has crappy cooling and playing a multiplayer round of Space Engineers gets its temp up to 90 °C.

    Benefits:
    Cool jet engine sound simulation
  • 5
    Try getting a piece of rubber string and mounting it like this, I can't hear mine even under intense load
  • 3
    Get ssd and report what you hear next ;)
  • 0
    Replaced 6 HDDs with 3 SSDs in mine. It was gooood. I did end up adding a 4TB HDD last year because of the large games currently
  • 3
    @AtuM Both capacitors and coiils can make noise under varying current. Heck, I bet even diodes can. Basically everything that has a changing magnetic characteristic depending on current.
  • 0
    @hitko

    I quite like cork, since rubber bands will snap after a while..

    Previously I've used brick walls, those are cheap and easy to setup.

    Currently I have my PC behind a wooden wall desk unit, much quieter !
  • 1
    How expensive are Noctua fans ?

    Do they have proper bearings that last forever practically ?
  • 2
    @Nanos I've used 12cm 6db fans. 21€ each in local store. They brag about their bearings too so I guess they should be alright.

    NF-S12A ULN
  • 2
    @netikras @Nanos Just to add to that, the Noctua U12A is a great CPU fan.
  • 1
    I have 0 HDDs in my PC now.
  • 1
    Warning : Noctua will need a change every 5 years or so. It WILL do much more noise than now. But hey, for the price for 5 years they are still best !
  • 0
    @kescherRant I have 3x1TB, mostlly for storing movies/music. Don't need much speed here
  • 1
    @NoToJavaScript thanks for the heads up. I hope they have improved since the day you had to replace your fans. If not - 100€ for 5 years of quietness is peanuts, esp for someone with heightened hearing threshold.

    Thx for the heads up
  • 1
    @netikras I put 5 to be on the safe side. In my server (You know, runs 24/7) I put them in about 7 years ago. Only ONE started to do noise (But attention it’s fighter jet type of noise) recently. Chaned it. And I think there is a second one which will do the same soon. (It already does it from time to time. Stopping it and relunching it fixes the problem)
  • 0
    @kescherRant eventually I'll go for m.2 nvme. Asus z97plus has m2 slot, so why not.

    Bought that pc at '13 or so when ssds were a luxury
  • 1
    @netikras My PC uses a small SATA SSD and a 1 TB one. No NVMe as there are no dedicated NVMe slots on the board.
  • 1
    @netikras There was a good deal few days ago on a Corsair MP510 1TB at €130 (R/W 3,500/3,000)
  • 1
    @Jilano oh my.. Whrre do you find such deals?
  • 2
    @netikras I usually use this website: https://www.dealabs.com/

    It's in French, though, so you might have a bit of a hard time, but who knows! It's not automated as far as I know, so it's people finding little deals here and there and posting them. Can be from any websites and any countries, so I'm fairly certain you could get something delivered to your place.

    In addition to that, you might be interested in https://www.idealo.co.uk/ to track prices across various versions of a website.

    Edit: Check this out :D

    https://dealabs.com/bons-plans/...
  • 1
    Only 5 years !

    Most of my PC fans are at least 20 years old !

    But I do have to oil them every 6 months..

    I wish they had grease nipples, it would be so much easier !

    Next time they need oiling, I'm going to try that Synthetic Teflon PTFE Grease recommendation, now that I have some.
  • 1
    @NoToJavaScript that’s now how I justify still powering an AMD FX8150 machine to act as a home server.

    All the noisy PC stuff happens in a downstairs cupboard. Noctua fans and SSD’s upstairs.

    unRAID is great.
  • 2
    @netikras Intel 660p are perfect for those Z97 boards. They are comparatively slow SSD’s, but Z97 has a slower NVME interface than the later generation chipsets, so the bandwidth still gets maxed out.
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