Originally Posted by akmuddead
so i'm lookin' at either this one
or this one
, right? now how loud is 35dba anyway? my case is gonna be sittin' on my desk.
Sound is so subjective that I'd say the only real way to find out is to try out different fans. One person's silent is another person's loud. It really depends on your ears and how much background noise you have, but if the PC is sitting right beside you on the desk, I'd say 35db is going to be bothersome. It'd be like a medium sized desk fan blowing all day.
Again it's all subjective. For me, anything over 30db is too loud and becomes bothersome after a while (my PC is also right beside me), but for xxhaloownerxx, 35db is "almost silent". I'd tend to lean on the side that you'd find most 35db fans too loud.
As for a fan, it really depends on how much you plan on overclocking. An e8400 being dual core and 45nm, it's not going to generate as much heat as a quad or a dual 65nm. From my experience, any fan, static pressure or not, is going to do fine on a TRUE unless you'll be doing some seroius overclocking. If you are, then you'll want something 38mm thick with static pressure.
If you want quiet, I'd say try a Slipstream M or a Yateloon SL and see how your temps do. You'll barely hear those fans.