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around how loud is each fan

20 db
30 db
40 db

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what size fan? 60mm, 80mm, 120mm?
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what size fan? 60mm, 80mm, 120mm?
120 but im just asking how loud the DB is
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they start at around 15db and climb depending on speed and quality, thats obviious though, but i'd say a new fan at moderate speeds shouldnt pass 20db
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they start at around 15db and climb depending on speed and quality, thats obviious though, but i'd say a new fan at moderate speeds shouldnt pass 20db
im asking to give me examples explaining around how loud i can expect a 20 DB, 30 DB, and 40 DB fan to be. ie inaudible, house air conditioning, xbox 360
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Originally Posted by wildfire99 View Post
around how loud is each fan

20 db
30 db
40 db

thanks a lot
20 dB Rustling leaves, mosquito
30 dB Whisper
40 dB Stream, refrigerator humming


1) It's dB.
2) It depends on the testing methodology... and companies lie.
3) Size of the fan matter in regards to frequency. A high pitched 60mm fan at 40dB is perceived to be much louder than a low frequency 120mm fan.
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20 dB Rustling leaves, mosquito
30 dB Whisper
40 dB Stream, refrigerator humming


1) It's dB.
2) It depends on the testing methodology... and companies lie.
3) Size of the fan matter in regards to frequency. A high pitched 60mm fan at 40dB is perceived to be much louder than a low frequency 120mm fan.
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Yes, DuckieHo is the 'man' around here and his feedback is always very good!

Also, will depend on where you intend to use the fan. If on the CPU or back exhaust, then you can probably tolerate a little more dbs but if on the front as intake, it will be more noticable to you. I try to stay below 32-34dbs when possible (or get a louder & higher rpm fan and undervolt it via a fan controller/BIOS for your needs so you have the headroom to up the revs again should you need it when you OC/benchmark).

Nice avatar by the way, reminds me of college. I wonder how many people will pick up on what it really is!
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Originally Posted by Qbert View Post
Yes, DuckieHo is the 'man' around here and his feedback is always very good!

Also, will depend on where you intend to use the fan. If on the CPU or back exhaust, then you can probably tolerate a little more dbs but if on the front as intake, it will be more noticable to you. I try to stay below 32-34dbs when possible (or get a louder & higher rpm fan and undervolt it via a fan controller/BIOS for your needs so you have the headroom to up the revs again should you need it when you OC/benchmark).

Nice avatar by the way, reminds me of college. I wonder how many people will pick up on what it really is!
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Nice avatar by the way, reminds me of college. I wonder how many people will pick up on what it really is!
all im gona say is im from california and i took that picture myself ^_^
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