My silent Fractal R5 Workstation / Gaming

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karkee
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My silent Fractal R5 Workstation / Gaming

Post by karkee » Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:40 pm

Hey,

My rig is done! I did not want to wait for Skylake so I decided to build my new rig anyway... here is what I ended up with!

I5 4690 , Asus Hero, 16GB Corsair ram, MSI Gaming GTX970, Superflower Golden king platinum 550w, 256GB ssd, Fractal R5, Noctua U12s.

For fan setup, I tested a fair amount of 140mm's. I decided that the antec true quiet 140MM was the best (the noctua redux 140MM 1200rpm came close to it untill 600/700RPM).

I have one antec in the front and one in the rear, at idle I let them spin at around 350RPM and on load 550RPM max. I changed the cpu fan on the u12 to the nf-p12 (if someone can recommend a black fan equal to the nf-p12 do so please, this looks poopoo :(). This one spins around 350 on idle aswell and 600/650 on load. The system is silent even late night!

Here is the idle and load temp with prime, you can add around 5/6° adding furmark :)
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Re: My silent Fractal R5 Workstation / Gaming

Post by CA_Steve » Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:27 pm

Congrats :)

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Re: My silent Fractal R5 Workstation / Gaming

Post by quest_for_silence » Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:49 pm

karkee wrote:(if someone can recommend a black fan equal to the nf-p12 do so please, this looks poopoo :()

Any Be Quiet!, most of NoiseBlocker, lots of Scythe: or even a Noctua Redux, if you like the color scheme.

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Re: My silent Fractal R5 Workstation / Gaming

Post by SGCSG1 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:17 pm

Help me out here... I always wonder why people replace fans.

This comes with two fans, yes, one in the front and one in the back?

Are they not up to the job?

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Re: My silent Fractal R5 Workstation / Gaming

Post by CA_Steve » Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:50 pm

Everyone's perspective is different on noise. For some, the stock fans are fine. For others, they aren't. I always suggest trying the stock R5 fans first and then decide.

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Re: My silent Fractal R5 Workstation / Gaming

Post by kopilu » Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:03 am

how do you control the antec fans? how are they connected to the system?

I have a similar antec fan in my setup (the 120 true quiet model) and right now it's the only thing I can hear late at night.

thanks,

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