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Old 01-02-2010, 02:15 AM   #1
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I am looking into this case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811517004

Love how the cooling is set up but

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120mm Fans 1 x 120mm fan in rear
140mm Fans 2 x 140mm blue LED silent fan (19DBA) in front
230mm Fans 1 x 230mm blue LED silent fan (24DBA) on top
1 x 230mm blue LED silent fan (24DBA) on the side
wondering if those 24DBA ones will be too loud
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That isnt too bad for a 230mm fan in my personal opinion. Anything over 30DBA is considered TOO LOUD! I think that it should be a problem if you got that one. If you have a problem with it though, you can just buy another one with a lower DBA. Also, it you want, you can buy a fan controller for roughly $40 that would, of course, let you control the fan speed. Therefore, you would also control the loudness of the fan.
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I smell antec 900 lol
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Good advice, thanks
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Default Re: How loud is too loud?

You can't really trust manufacturer ratings all that much. In general, 120MM fans start to make noise at 1200 RPM.
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And what about 230mm ones?
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And what about 230mm ones?
they tend to move slower, moving more air due to bigger surface area, and make less noise.



and i have twice that many fans in my case, and its about as loud as a tv on low volume. i'll have to make a recording of it sometime for an example.
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The thing is about big fans is that you can run them at slower speeds (if you get a fan controller) and flow lots of cfm still. Slower speed means less noise.
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