the last weekend ive solved the same problem with my cpu fan.
the fans was running about 6000 rpms.. the noise was terrible.
some time ive turned on my pc... and some one in other room, asked:
is it raining? the my sister reply: No, is my brothers pc.
then i replaced the FAN with the original one ( i was using a noisy thermal take ). And then made a MOD to the CASE, made a big hole, and added
another chasis fan in front of CPU Fans, the tharmal reduction was: 10º.
The noise was reduced too.
Liquid cooling my friends!
Hey cueno, many people can't afford liquid cooling.
Best fan I saw was Evercool's 120mm fan.(reasonable price too)
Of course, there are fans for 50$ and maybe more, but that's just too expensive in my opinion.
Search for cpu cooling reviews in google, you should find many comparison reviews.
I use the Thermaltake Volcano 9... it produces an orrible noise but by now I've got used to it.
just because ur computer is loud it doesnt always mean its ur cpu fan it could be u psu. If not then why dont u install oc guru its good it can adjust the speed level of ur cpu fan so it will b more quiet
Man, that fan's a BEAST. I really need something like that, my OC'd Celeron D 340 (3.4 ghz now) runs ferociously hot. Or I could go with liquid.
I've already changed water cooling into Arctic Freezer. I'm very satisfied. The cooler is extremely quiet! I've got 12 DB watercooling, and now Arctic Freezer is approx. the same DB level.