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Poll Results: How fast is too fast for a 120mm fan?

 
  • 4% (10)
    Anything over 700 RPM is too loud.
  • 12% (28)
    Anything over 1000 RPM is too loud.
  • 28% (64)
    Anything over 1300 RPM is too loud.
  • 27% (62)
    Anything over 1700 RPM is too loud.
  • 18% (42)
    Anything over 2000 RPM is too loud.
  • 9% (21)
    Other - posted in the thread.
227 Total Votes  
post #11 of 78
2000+ rpm tends to sound awful.

Funny thing, the fans that came with my H70 doesn't sound so bad, even though everyone says they're horrible. :/
My cooler master 2000 rpm fan however... oh my god, like an engine, yuck!
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post #12 of 78
Depends on the size, orientation, location, and use of the fan.

A 180mm fan at 2000 RPM would be incredibly more loud than a 120mm fan at the same speed.
post #13 of 78
I could live with my 1250rpm Yate Loons but given the choice I even turn those down. I like my computer as close to silent as possible.
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post #14 of 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by caraboose;13051712 
I'd really just love to have a fan that moves a mega ass-ton of air, while being quiet, and cheap (much like the Zalman F3's, but quieter, and more air)

I want a v10 Lambo that gets 40mpg... And I don't wanna pay more than $30k for it.
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post #15 of 78
In my opinion, no fan is to loud for me. I have headphones and a noise cancelling mic. If i am playing something then good, I can't hear the fans anyways. When I go to sleep computer in the same room), the fans keep a nice hum to fall a sleep to, if I had quiet fans it would be hard to sleep. smile.gif In saying that I have 4 Scythe Gentle Typhoons AP-31 5400rpm's going full 12v 24/7.
post #16 of 78
My 120 mm 3000 rpm scythe kaze ultras are just about as loud as I am willing to go.
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post #17 of 78
Loud enough to hear it when I'm wearing headphones.

Seriously, I use deltas, I don't care about noise, as long as it doesn't disrupt the use of headphones, its cool, my friend uses a Modular 1200W PSU, and 300W of that powers his 5K+ Deltas, If you turned his Beats all the way up, with the sound deadening mode on, you can still hear his PC, it's audible over his 2X z-550's.

That's when loud is too loud.
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post #18 of 78
Anything over about 30Db is too much for me.
    
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post #19 of 78
When my computer makes a low 'hum' noise. For example when I'm by myself in a quiet room, I can hear it. But when I'm with friends and talking, I don't hear it. That's how my computer is and thats how I like it. smile.gif The only fan I cannot hear at all is my PSU fan, so good job on that corsair.

I would have to say anything above 1600-1700rpm is too loud.
Edited by kyle7412 - 4/8/11 at 1:12pm
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post #20 of 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by AdmiralThrawn;13051816 
Depends on the size, orientation, location, and use of the fan.

A 180mm fan at 2000 RPM would be incredibly more loud than a 120mm fan at the same speed.

Come now read the OP, he said 120mm fans you silly pony xD rolleyes.gif

I think that with all the 120mm fans I have owned 2000rpm with resistance is really loud (ie a fan-grill or HSF in front of it).
Lowering it to about 1500-1700rpm seems to be a sweet spot with noise/performance, but still need to get my fan controller to do it properly mad.gif
(using speedfan currently to do that)

I would say the fan on its own 1700rpm for 120mm would be perfect. But then going to 140mm and getting 1500rpm is not only quieter but also pushes more air. This could only really be done in cases though.

Also like the guy said above me I have to put my ear right against my PSU before I can even hear it thumb.gif
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