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How true to spec are 120mm Enermax T.B. Silence fans?

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The fixed rpm version is rated at 11dBA at 900rpm and I'm considering getting 2 or 3 of these for intake and exhaust purposes in a future silent build.
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if it sounds too good to be true... smile.gif
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So does no one use T.B. Silence fans? thinking.gif
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I was actually thinking about picking one up next time I'm at microcenter...
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i'm sure they are decent fans. but 11db is REALLY quiet biggrin.gif i might have believed it if they said 16 or 17 db biggrin.gif
post #6 of 6
Hi Vowels,

Being an owner/user of 4 T.B. Silent fans, both fixed speed and variable speed, I think I can shed you some light on the topic: They ARE very quiet.

I have a Coolermaster Elite 370, two fans installed on case, and two on my Coolermaster 212 CPU cooler, and I can say that it is absolutely unnoticeable when the case is closed. To put my opinion into perspective, I find the 120mm Noctua fans noisy when running at their minimum speed. And those are the one that claim to be very quiet. I don't have a decibelmeter to measure anything myself, but I'm pretty sure that the noise I hear is justified.

Of course, when you turn the dial on the variable speed, it does get noticeable, but it's not that bad nevertheless.

Cheers!
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