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Originally Posted by se7en56 View Post
Quite true!
Look at the review at XS. If any fan specs you see drastically beat the top performing fans, they are probably cheating.
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post #22 of 63
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well decibels are measures in pressure, not sound...right? Sone is sound intensity. So given that 3 decibels might be doubling the intensity, it doesn't necessarily mean the sound will be twice as loud.
Technically. A 10db increase is perceived as twice as loud.
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post #23 of 63
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What would you consider a top performing fan? I am just looking the the best price to performance to dB to CFM ratio of fans for my next setup haha. and blue led's would be a plus. So far, i think I need 7. 6 for the rad and one exhaust in the case.
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post #24 of 63
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Originally Posted by Liability View Post
Technically. A 10db increase is perceived as twice as loud.
Okay, that sounds more believable

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sone
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post #25 of 63
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Technically. A 10db increase is perceived as twice as loud.
Don't forget that frequency has huge impact on perception. A 30dB squeal is perceived to be louder than a 30dB whoosh. Also, ticking noises are perceived to be louder.
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post #26 of 63
Quite true, but we're talking about fans... So hopefully none of them will be squealing or ticking
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post #27 of 63
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Quite true, but we're talking about fans... So hopefully none of them will be squealing or ticking
Some fans make ticking noises if they are on PWM.
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post #28 of 63
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Originally Posted by Liability View Post
Quite true, but we're talking about fans... So hopefully none of them will be squealing or ticking
hahaha agreed. The fans I have now are the mascool ones from newegg. super cheap and push a decent amount of air. Just a bit lout on full blast and look like :turd:
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post #29 of 63
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Originally Posted by EmerilLIVE View Post
Some fans make ticking noises if they are on PWM.
Many low speed fans also make slight ticking noises. I've had a S-Flex that exhibit this issue.
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post #30 of 63
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Same here I guess. On my old intel board, it used PWM and it made my blue LED's flicker with the ticking haha
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