"It's too noisy for me to use; I want an exchange for a quieter one or get my money back."
My goal is to help make that statement an acceptable one at PC retailers. We have to take the message to the retailers and manufacturers that they ignore noise in the PCs they sell only at their peril. Or reputation and expense, at least. Computers are supposed to help people think better and work more efficiently with their minds. One that stresses the user with invasive acoustics is unsuitable for that task.
Furthermore, the industry needs to understand that when they promise quiet, they must deliver. As "silent" and "quiet" become increasingly sellable, those words are being abused to the point where they are virtually ubiquitous. Let's try to limit such false advertising and promotion!
So here are the Rules for this forum:
- Post only about noisy components. Details are important: Make, model, etc, seller.
- Describe the marketing / PR promises about the product's acoustics -- if any.
- Describe attempts to quiet the item -- if any were made.
- Tell us what happened when you tried to exchange or return the the item.
- Share your strategies for dealing with uncooperative vendors / makers, including the ones that didn't work.
RULES ABOUT PRODUCT USER FEEDBACK POLLS
Such polls are intended to gather hands-on user feedback to help gain insight that no single product review can hope to achieve: A handle on long term reliability and sample variance. These can become extremely useful for all SPCR visitors... but there is a hitch.
There is only one way such polls will work:
1) Only hands-on users of the product may participate and comment, and
2) they must be totally honest.
Otherwise, such polls become useless, skewed and just another source of untrustworthy information. In other words, these poll threads can only be as good as YOU make them.
Anyone found to be breaking the rules above will be immediately banned from SPCR, without exceptions.