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  • #16
    If you're stressing the CPU with video editing, maybe look at improving your CPU cooler (212 is quite a small cooler IIRC).

    I think my fan controller is the NZXT Sentry Mix, it's a really basic one with 6 sliders.
    Originally posted by coiler
    He'll have the local FBI round his house with all that hash!
    Originally posted by BigIan88
    turn off that sexy nonsense
    Originally posted by Salad Soup
    turns out if you touch a stripper too much and try and get back in after being kicked out, they dont like that!

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Bing View Post
      If you don't game, don't bother with the extra fans then.
      Indeed. I suspect that some of the "turn it into a wind tunnel" messages date back to the era of horribly inefficient CPUs and memory, when we had to buy ever bigger power supplies and, in extreme cases, to contemplate water cooling.

      With efficiency higher all round, the need for multiple fans seems to have abated. And that can only be good for reducing noise.

      I have just installed a twin-fan graphics card. You can barely hear it. So no more need to look around for cards with passive cooling.

      Lots of theorising going on here, back with not much evidence. Cases expanding? That needs a massive temperature change.
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      • #18
        Exactly Mike. In this guy's circumstances, there is absolutely ZERO need for extra fans, let alone a fan controller....

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        • #19
          Metal expanding and contracting under temperature change is just theory yes.
          GIVE PEAS A CHANCE

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          • #20
            I only have a single fan for intake and one for exhaust on the top, even though my case supports more. I don't see the need for so many personally, my PC runs cool enough even when gaming and I'm happy with the noise levels.

            I always assumed more fans = more noise, maybe not then!
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            • #21
              Originally posted by BUDFORCE View Post
              Metal expanding and contracting under temperature change is just theory yes.
              He's running a 7600K, not overclocked at present and doesn't game.... it's not a 130W TDP part needing a litre of fresh air every second, so no need to be a clown...

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              • #22
                Ohhhhhhh handbags at 50 paces. Lol.
                GIVE PEAS A CHANCE

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                • #23
                  No handbags here kid.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by BUDFORCE View Post
                    Metal expanding and contracting under temperature change is just theory yes.
                    No. It is science.

                    The expansion of a chunk of metal depends on the rise in temperature.

                    It is why they used to put gaps in railway lines. But that was to cope with temperatures that wobbled between ~-10 and ~+ 40 with lumps of steel many metres, sorry yards, long.

                    The idea that a temperature change of 10 would cause havoc in a PC case is entertaining but outside the window of sensible concern. Not least because the stuff inside the case is free to move and because the people who design these things aren't dim.
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by BUDFORCE View Post
                      Ohhhhhhh handbags at 50 paces. Lol.
                      The classic response from someone uttering, pardon my French, beaux locks.
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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Sarky View Post
                        I always assumed more fans = more noise, maybe not then!
                        Me too.

                        But I chip in only to say that fan noise really does seem to have plummeted since I first built a PC – something like 20 years ago – and it sounded like I was sitting at the end of the runway at Gatwick.

                        Once upon a time there were sites dedicated to the idea of silent computing. Do they still exist?
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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by michaelkenward View Post
                          The classic response from someone uttering, pardon my French, beaux locks.
                          Ohhhh handbags at 50 paces!
                          GIVE PEAS A CHANCE

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by BUDFORCE View Post
                            Ohhhh handbags at 50 paces!
                            Time to come up with another way to cover your derrier?

                            Better idea, leave things to the grown ups.
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                            • #29
                              He's as sharp as a marble mate. Don't waste your time. There's not enough crayons in the world to help explain thermodynamics to him.

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                              • #30
                                Yea nice guys. Friendly forum here.
                                GIVE PEAS A CHANCE

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