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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 #71 of 78
For me it's about 2000rpm, but also when you have many fans that can create a "resonating frequency" this i can't stand.. I already had 3 kaze3000 at full rpm in my case no fan controller and i'm sleeping very close to my pc, i successfully sleep 2 nights but it was so freaking loud that i had to put it to sleep, but normally i can sleep very well with an antec tri-cool(that replace the kaze now) at medium..
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post #72 of 78
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Originally Posted by Crouch View Post
Honestly i don't care whether the fans are loud or not, i just care about keeping my PC cool & game all night
delta sounds right for you
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post #73 of 78
@CorsairGeorge The 120mm fans for the H70 are to loud, I dropped on some cooler master fans and the noise drop was considerable.
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post #74 of 78
40Db+ is too loud for normal use.
Less than 30Db is good enough.
30-40Db only when gaming, or doing something else that blocks out the noise.
All the above is assuming i just hear wind noise.

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delta sounds right for you
If he can afford it. They aint cheap.
post #75 of 78
For a power supply which I can't control, I think 30dba would be my max. Coolers I think also 30DBA and cases 20DBA.
    
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post #76 of 78
1700RPM for me. I hate the whiney noises of little fans and hate lots of airflow noise too. It kinda gets on my nerves. :/
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post #77 of 78
The cooler the better i dont care how loud it is since 2004 ive been keeping my tower in the hallway and running the wires under the carpet into my room to my monitor, keep my room cool to !
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post #78 of 78
When the Neighbors start complaining about the Jets going over the house ... That is usually the time that they are too loud.
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