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Db of a Sapphire TOXIC 3870?

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I'm trying to find out what Db i can live with, fan wise, and the only thing i can really compare random Db ratings for fans to is my Sapphire TOXIC 3870's fan. Does anyone know what the sound level is for, oh say, 50%, 75% and 100% of the fan's use? Thanks!
    
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Honestly, they are not all that loud. I can't hear them over my 5 80cfm fans.
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Honestly, they are not all that loud. I can't hear them over my 5 80cfm fans.
Well, the thing is I'm running 2 Noctua 120mm fans, 2 140mm and i had a Silenx 120x120x35 (supposed to be 20db) fan.

I can hear a SIGNIFICANT increase in the noise when i jump up to 75% and 100% of fan use. I can tolerate it for gaming but not for anything else.
    
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So i found a review that states the card's Db, which they state is 45 db under load. My only question is what is stock fan speed under load?

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/S..._Toxic/22.html
    
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