[SOLVED] will more fans help lower how loud each individual fan is?

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i have 2 120 mm fans rn and was wondering if more fans would decrease the workload and therefore make it quieter?
 
If you start down the quiet path, you will never get to the end.
What is your graphics card?
That may be your greatest noise maker.

Noise comes from fans running at high rpm.
On your case, I think the optimum would be to use two front 140mm intakes running at 900rpm.
Noctua makes good ones like this:
https://www.newegg.com/noctua-nf-p14s-redux-900/p/N82E16835608062
If in doubt, buy the faster 1200 rpm version and plan on slowing it down if necessary.

Keep the 120mm fan as a spare, it is not needed.
If you installing as a top exhaust just because you have it, it will only add to noise and will disrupt the
airflow to your cpu cooler.
 

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That would depend on your cases' make and model and the heatware inside it. Stuffing more fans into a poorly designed case will only make it an oven. Stuffing fans inside a case without adequate intake/airflow is the same thing.

Please include/list your specs like so:
CPU:
Motherboard:
Ram:
SSD/HDD:
GPU:
PSU:
OS:
 
Aug 16, 2020
27
1
45
1
That would depend on your cases' make and model and the heatware inside it. Stuffing more fans into a poorly designed case will only make it an oven. Stuffing fans inside a case without adequate intake/airflow is the same thing.

Please include/list your specs like so:
CPU:
Motherboard:
Ram:
SSD/HDD:
GPU:
PSU:
OS:
cpu: amd ryzen 5 3600
cpu cooler: cooler master hyper 212
mobo: msi b450 tomahawk max
ram: corsair vengeance lpx 16 gb (2x 8gb)
storage: crucial mx500
psu: evga 600 watt bronze 80+ non-modular
OS: Windows 10

and my case is a meshify c so it has plenty airflow
 
If you start down the quiet path, you will never get to the end.
What is your graphics card?
That may be your greatest noise maker.

Noise comes from fans running at high rpm.
On your case, I think the optimum would be to use two front 140mm intakes running at 900rpm.
Noctua makes good ones like this:
https://www.newegg.com/noctua-nf-p14s-redux-900/p/N82E16835608062
If in doubt, buy the faster 1200 rpm version and plan on slowing it down if necessary.

Keep the 120mm fan as a spare, it is not needed.
If you installing as a top exhaust just because you have it, it will only add to noise and will disrupt the
airflow to your cpu cooler.
 

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