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post #11 of 26
doesnt noctua choke when placed on radiators though?
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post #12 of 26
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doesnt noctua choke when placed on radiators though?
I wouldn't think so as long as you are using a shroud. I have the panaflos atm and will probably get the noctuas, so I'll let you know.
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post #13 of 26
Meh, the whole Dba thing is all opinion in the end (sorta).

I have 6x 120x38mm 133cfm Scythe fans on my 360GTX and my 3870s at 100% fan (sometimes) and when everything is cranked all the way its not REALLY that loud.

So I can hear it from the kitchen, so what. Lets me know that the thing hasn't blown up.
    
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Meh, the whole Dba thing is all opinion in the end (sorta).

I have 6x 120x38mm 133cfm Scythe fans on my 360GTX and my 3870s at 100% fan (sometimes) and when everything is cranked all the way its not REALLY that loud.

So I can hear it from the kitchen, so what. Lets me know that the thing hasn't blown up.
Depends on who is advertising it. If you are looking at specs from silenx or thermaltake then absolutely
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I'm running 5 of these on 2 rads and love them. They are connected to a sunbeam fan controller so they dont run full speed all the time.

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am i right in thinking, that an increase in 1db on the scale equates to the measured volume being twice as loud?
It's 3 Db that equates to a 2x increase in the sound intensity. Howver, the human ear hears it as only slightly louder .
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post #17 of 26
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Depends on who is advertising it. If you are looking at specs from silenx or thermaltake then absolutely
Also, dB is only a measure of sound intensity. However, a 40dB screech sounds different from a 40dB whoosh. A person would say the screech is much louder than the whoosh.
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The sound level doubles for every +10dB increase/
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Hmm, one man says 3, one says 10... Time to consult Google.. In a bit...
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Hmm, one man says 3, one says 10... Time to consult Google.. In a bit...
Trust me, I'm right...

Decibels are on a logarithmic scale.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decibel

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The decibel's logarithmic scale, in which a doubling of power or intensity always causes an increase of approximately 3 dB
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