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

 
  • 4% (10)
    Anything over 700 RPM is too loud.
  • 11% (27)
    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.
226 Total Votes  
post #41 of 78
I dunno, my tower sounds like a jet engine,
I accept that loud noise is the price I pay for mega oc performance

besides, who cares when youre gaming loud anyways?
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post #42 of 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tralala View Post
I dunno, my tower sounds like a jet engine,
I accept that loud noise is the price I pay for mega oc performance

besides, who cares when youre gaming loud anyways?
I do.
post #43 of 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tralala View Post
besides, who cares when youre gaming loud anyways?
Seeing as how this is the silent computing section... lots of people.
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post #44 of 78
I'm a silence fanatic... my Antec Tri-cools running at 1200 rpm really annoy me.
post #45 of 78
corsair should make a kit, with 3k rpm fans that are high quality, along with a nice corsair fan controller to accent it (something that looks like the kaze master pro) that way everyone gets what they want 4 fans, and thier own choice of speeds
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post #46 of 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by PCSarge View Post
corsair should make a kit, with 3k rpm fans that are high quality, along with a nice corsair fan controller to accent it (something that looks like the kaze master pro) that way everyone gets what they want 4 fans, and thier own choice of speeds
and their own choice of frying their equipment if they turn their PSU fans down too low as they don't understand what they're doing...
post #47 of 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by Woned View Post
Other - My fan is currently at 3200rpm and it doesnt bother me although I do hear it a bit. Id say 3500rpm
What?! Are you deaf?

Quote:
Originally Posted by goshawn View Post
As a person who wants the best cooling-noise ratio - here's my recommendation for a baseline to measure against.
For Radiator Fans, a Gentle Typhoon Ap-14/15 against a rad, 1400RPM is perfect, and anything over 1850RMP is too much.
For a non-rad case fan, using the scythe SFLEX S-FDB 1200rpm is perfect and above 1600RPM is too much.
Er no. My 850rpm single fan cools my cpu to run at exactly the same overclock as when I run it at 2500 rpm.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thogar View Post
i would rather have more cooling performance/airflow than being annoyed by a woosh tbh.
besides my computer is not 2 inches from my head
See above, why do you "need" all this cool air? Maybe you need a better case?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rommel View Post
This is sort of a silly question. Ive got a fan in the front of my case that has like ten fins and spins at 900rpm, and it pushes roughly the same amount of air as my back exhaust fan that has 4-5 and spins at 2000, theyre both almost identical in noise output, the only difference is the ten-fin is a deeper hum.

I see a closer correlation between CFM and noise output than RPMs and noise personally.
This. If you have a fan that doesn't push much air then you'll have to crank it up more.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tralala View Post
I dunno, my tower sounds like a jet engine,
I accept that loud noise is the price I pay for mega oc performance

besides, who cares when youre gaming loud anyways?
Mega overclock performance?

PMSL!!!!!!!!!

Your signiture says 3.8Ghz...

I don't know how anyone can stand fan noise above the audible range, as others have said, the tone of the fan is paramount to this.
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post #48 of 78
Depends on application.

For movies and music 1000 RPM is bordering too loud. I would say 800 RPM is the sweet spot.
post #49 of 78
Idle ~600 RPM
Games, music ~1500 RPM
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post #50 of 78
I run the top 3 fans in my 800D at 50% (1200rpm) and then the stock Corsair fans always at 100% (900rpm, dead quiet so no point in under-volting) My 2 Push/Pull CPU fans are the worst, my entire build is so quiet, the Artic Xtreme is dead silent but then the dual CoolerMaster Excaliburs make like 35Db and ruin it all
I would say in future Corsair should provide a fan controller with all their cases, its not that much money but it can make all the difference.
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