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Power Mac - (Quicksilver 2001) A bit noisy


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Hey all, sorry to be a complete leech on my first thread/post.

I've recently bought a G4 Quicksilver 2001 edition Power Mac (if you handn't already guessed). And several parts are quite noisey. I just wanted to know if anyone else would like to reassure me that this doesn't come standard. I just though I'd check with somebody who owns a silent Quicksilver before I replaced all the noisey parts.
FYI the noisey bits are the hard drive (makes a high pitched ringing/buzz noise (bareable). The PSU makes a very low leafblower (exaggeration, but now you know) noise and the CPU fan cooler fan makes a mid-range whirr/blow noise. Also the main case fan (over the PCI and hard-drive bay i think gets quite noisey but I have it unplugged most of the time.

Thankyou muchly for any insight!
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If your hard drive makes sounds like that its a sign that it may crash. You might wanna replace that but im not sure about the other stuff
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Ok, thanks. I'm replacing it soon anyway.
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well, you can replace all fans with silentx fans, make it nice and quiet, and if your hard drive is noisey, swap it out for a new one. segates are very very quiet, I use them exclusively and they are great, plus the 5 year warranty works as well.
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Ok, thanks! I plan on swapping the fans with Acoustifans, I'm replacing a 120mm, 80mm and 60mm and acousti look good and the dB looks good for all 3. I don't know how loud the HD i'm getting will be though, it's quite a beast at 10,000rpm so I'll look into it.
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Oh, also. I'll be replacing all my fans with 3-pin fans (I think all the originals are 2-pin, i haven't taken out the PSU fan to find out). They come with 4-pin to 4x3-pin connectors (even though i only need one, each fan comes with one) So I'll attach one to the spare 4-pin I have in the case and attach my fans to that. Will it be a matter of just plug-and-play with the new fans?
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Oh, also. I'll be replacing all my fans with 3-pin fans (I think all the originals are 2-pin, i haven't taken out the PSU fan to find out). They come with 4-pin to 4x3-pin connectors (even though i only need one, each fan comes with one) So I'll attach one to the spare 4-pin I have in the case and attach my fans to that. Will it be a matter of just plug-and-play with the new fans?
I think so,

check out silentx fans tho...they have the lowest DB i have seen in any case fan, and where the macs dont run hot like my amd systems, the airflow is less an issue.
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