Originally Posted by Smanci
Have a look at their site and see if you can find any components you own. What they state as 20dBA starts to get pretty noisy. That's Asus GTX960 Strix running @ 2000RPM. Heck, even a WB Scorpio Black (17dBA) can be found somewhat annoying if 600-700RPM is as high as your system fans go. Anything below 14dBA is something quite close to my noise floor.
Having an MSI 980TI lightning instead of that Asus would've dropped it below 20dBA.
I have looked. I go there often. I don't need to look at their sound level reading to know what is or is not a reasonable amount of noise. The fact is their reading are in an 'unreal environment'. most of our living environments have a 25-30dBA sound floor.
Considering normal breathing is about 10dBA, rustling leaves or a mosquito are about 20dBA and a library is about 30dBA, you must live in a very very quiet place. Normal conversation is 50-60dBA.
Here are some other dB comparisons;
10dB Absolute silence
13dB Incandescent light bulb hum
15dB Pin drop from a height of 1 centimeter heard at a distance of 1 meter
30dB Totally quiet night time in desert
60dB Normal conversation
Personally I find 35-40dB to be as loud as I am comfortable with. 30dB is nice.Edited by doyll - 2/5/16 at 3:43am