TS Poll: What makes the most noise in your PC?

By on July 27, 2007, 1:42 PM
Over the years, PC components have become increasingly faster. As a result, they tend to generate the amount of heat that can't always be dissipated without spinning, and often noisy, fans. They are not the only source of noise, for sure. Hard disks with platters that spin at very high speeds are also a major source of noise. In our latest poll we want to know: What makes the most noise in your PC? (See the new poll on the right sidebar of our frontpage).

As for our previous poll, Nvidia was the big winner among our readers, with 56.8 percent of the votes, and almost half of them for the GeForce 7 series at 22.3 percent. Admittedly, the GeForce 6 should have been included in the poll, and it shows with the high percentage of votes in the "Other GeForce" category. The Radeon 9 series, which scored only 8.4 percent, was ATIís most popular card among voters.

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Nick Lee said:
As for me Case fans are the loudest, 80mm x6 (2 of which push 75CFM at 40Db.), and a 120mm at 36DB I think. But it doesn't bother me at all.
buttus said:
I for one would prefer a near silent PC as listening to music or watching some movies can be challanging when hearing the whirl of case fans, Power supply fans, video card fans and of course the whine of Techspot readers asking for video card contests.:D
Mictlantecuhtli said:
It's hard disk drives for me - even though three Samsung ATA & SATA drives [url=http://www.silentpcreview.com/article657-page1.html]are
't that loud[/url], they still make the most noise.I can't hear CPU & PSU fans at all, and so far I haven't heard the GPU fan spinning up except for a second during POST.
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