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Don't know about the pwm -- never owned one.

 

At 860 rpm in free air, a Slip Stream makes the equivalent of 15 dBA at 1m. You won't hear it.

 

As for "night silent" try night in New York City some time, or in Manila.

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Don't know about the pwm -- never owned one.

At 860 rpm in free air, a Slip Stream makes the equivalent of 15 dBA at 1m. You won't hear it.

As for "night silent" try night in New York City some time, or in Manila.

Or most of Los Angeles, lol. When I visit my folks in a different city it's so quiet I have a heard time falling asleep.
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post #1273 of 2110
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Don't know about the pwm -- never owned one.

At 860 rpm in free air, a Slip Stream makes the equivalent of 15 dBA at 1m. You won't hear it.

As for "night silent" try night in New York City some time, or in Manila.

Lol, ok. No worries, I'm from Manila.
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Or most of Los Angeles, lol. When I visit my folks in a different city it's so quiet I have a heard time falling asleep.

but it's the quiet cities that are infested with those REALLY loud bugs at night biggrin.gif
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but it's the quiet cities that are infested with those REALLY loud bugs at night biggrin.gif

Lol, you'd like to think that 'til you've heard the crazy loud crickets that terrorize my complex every summer. mad.gif They used to sneak into my living room through a hole in the same corner where my system is! Crafty 'lil @#$&*!!

Per the mentioning of the Raven cases a bit earlier I'm curious what everyone else thinks about them. Thoughts?
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Ravens: too much glitz IMO.

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Sorry I mean the airflow design and all...
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Too much glitz, not enough guts.

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I'm wondering how in any case two or three 140-180mm fans with a honeycomb or similar mesh up top would do? Blow it all out the top with the same 90 degree m/b rotation and all...
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Per the mentioning of the Raven cases a bit earlier I'm curious what everyone else thinks about them. Thoughts?

uhm... which raven?

RV01: 1st gen, experimental, lots of flaws. more of a proof of concept case then a production case.

RV02-E: best air cooled case you'll find on the market right now. share the same internals as a FT02. it has 3 x 180mm filtered intake fans... no other case offer that much filtered intake. (except it's sister case the FT02)

RV03: tried but failed to improve the RV02. went back to 2 x 180mm fans like the RV01. overall they punched too many holes in the case design and as result the airflow pattern is worse then the RV02. BUT, if you like a really REALLY LOUD case, it does offer you plenty of places to mount ALOT of fans that doesn't really improve the overall cooling performance by much......
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