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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 #51 of 78
I have a 2500RPM fan on my heatsink and a 2000+ RPM fan on my side panel. No big deal.

I'd say 3000+ RPM, but it depends on the fan and its quality.
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post #52 of 78
Personally, anything over 20dba is too loud. But my computer is in my room and I don't like to hear it when I sleep. If it was in a different room, I could probably do like 30dba.
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post #53 of 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by purpleannex View Post
See above, why do you "need" all this cool air? Maybe you need a better case?
I have a HAF 932, it's just that... the fans don't seem to really push anything and it makes me feel like it could of been better.
but seeing how the case itself has ventilation everywhere i guess it doesn't matter
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post #54 of 78
Anything over 1600 RPM is too loud for me to keep running at that speed. I currently have mine running at 1100 RPM.
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post #55 of 78
My machine is loud when I am stress testing,but it doesn't bother me at all.I would say at least 2500rpm 120mm before I consider it too loud.I actually find the whoosh of air kind of soothing.Wow whoosh is a word...lol.
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post #56 of 78
depends, theres fans that are 2500 rpm+ and are only 30-35 dBa
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post #57 of 78
Keeping your pc cooled is what is really important. Stock fans from a TT Big Typhoon work great for case fans. I have a couple in my server. And depending on the fan the flow/dba will vary. Not all fans are created equal, higher flow/lower rpm fan will be you best bet. If you had a fanless cpu/gfx card setup, the BT fans wold be your best bet for flow/db.
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post #58 of 78
IMO, if i can hear it from more than 1m or 2m away its too loud.
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post #59 of 78
Assuming the fan is of reasonable quality - enough that the motor is basically silent from a foot or more away, and all we're talking about is air movement - then anything above 700RPM is too much for me. I can put up with more, but if I were building a silent rig (which I will be next month) I wouldn't go above 700RPM.
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post #60 of 78
it can never be to fast
if I had to pick 6000
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