I decided to try "silent cooling" setup tweaks, especially now during summer months when ambient temps go higher, posing a bigger challenge,
means, adjust the non-PWM fans through BIOS to provide noiseless (=zero rpm) operation when doing just light tasks, and kick back in only when needed during workloads and gaming,
my STRIX 1080 Ti and Noctua NH-U14S proven to be capable of fanless cooling, so gpu and cpu should be safe anyway, also I started using SSDs only, so there's no additional noise introduced from spinning HDDs,
so now it's time to take a look at case fans (2x 14cm front intakes, one 14cm back exhaust, one 12cm bottom intake), so far I cut intakes off when cpu temps go below 50°C and exhaust cuts off when cpu temps go below 45°C,
any tips for the fan speed curves and balance ratio between 3 intakes and 1 exhaust?
I'm also hoping for some improvement regarding dust accumulation in the case, due to the lower airflow at cost of negligibly higher temps,
are you also using custom-tweaked fan curves to maximize cooling efficiency and/or least noise? let me know and let's discuss!