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Originally Posted by Adrienspawn View Post
Anything over 35dba I consider loud, and anything over 50dba intolerable. Even with the 46dba scythe, feels like someone's vacuuming my desk.
I say anything above 30 is loud. 30 I would call "annoying."

My PC's fans are much louder than that
post #22 of 38
62 dB?! That's pretty friggin loud! My PC operates at under 30 dB. But then again, I am a quiet computing enthusiast.
 
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post #23 of 38
this thing is gonna be like a damn buzz saw. you sure you want one of these?
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post #24 of 38
62dbs will get you going in the morning, that's for sure...healthier than coffee too.

You should be fine hearing wise, but it will still be a bit loudish...read this:

What sounds cause noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL):

- NIHL can be caused by a one-time exposure to loud sound as well as by repeated exposure to sounds at various loudness levels over an extended period of time.

- The loudness of sound is measured in units called decibels. For example, usual conversation is approximately 60 decibels, the humming of a refrigerator is 40 decibels and city traffic noise can be 80 decibels. Examples of sources of loud noises that cause NIHL are motorcycles, firecrackers and small arms fire, all emitting sounds from 120 decibels to 140 decibels. Sounds of less than 75 decibels, even after long exposure, are unlikely to cause hearing loss.

- Exposure to harmful sounds causes damage to the sensitive hair cells of the inner ear and to the nerve of hearing. These structures can be injured by noise in two different ways: from an intense brief impulse, such as an explosion, or from continuous exposure to noise, such as that in a woodworking shop.

Source: http://www.dangerousdecibels.org/faq.cfm#1

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post #25 of 38
go to yotube and look up this video: 2x 120mm Delta on CM Gemin2 - PWNAGE
and TFB 120mm
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post #26 of 38
I used to have a Delta TFB in my PC that was rated at 65 dBA. It's loud. Very loud for a case fan, at least. About as loud as a typical wall A/C unit, except higher pitched.
    
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post #27 of 38
Yea man 62 is WAY too loud for me. I will only buy fans that are 30dBA or less. 62 will sound like you're starting your lawnmower instead of turning on your computer lol.
    
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post #28 of 38
I think my nitro RC is quieter than that fan...dude that thing's going to be dangerous to your hearing.
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post #29 of 38
just a small rule of thumb... anything louder than 30db u wont want to put in your room unless u dont mind a constant buzzing sound...
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post #30 of 38
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just a small rule of thumb... anything louder than 30db u wont want to put in your room unless u dont mind a constant buzzing sound...
Or you can just buy powerful speakers and play really loud music...
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