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Old 02-26-2007, 03:40 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Apokalipse
yes it is.

sound levels are logarithmic. 33dba is actually 10^12 times louder than 21dba
well... really isnt loud to me... but everybodys different

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Old 02-26-2007, 04:19 PM   #22 (permalink)
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so getting a fan contoller or two controllers is worth it or not. i gues a fan thats pushing 90 cfm doesnt need a controller. Anyone know if the zalman controller off newegg would work on the cm staker 830 with tooless install drive bays?

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Old 02-26-2007, 06:30 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Originally posted by TSXmike
loud... you must be mistaken... i dont think 33 dBA is considered loud...


now this is what i would consider loud:

65 dBA - 220 cfm
My Antec TriCool fan at 35dBA (ish) is LOUD. It's like a vacuum cleaner.

In my opinion, anything above 25dbA is too loud for a fan, especially if it produces a high pitched whine.
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Old 02-26-2007, 08:50 PM   #24 (permalink)
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You can also use acoustic insulation for your case if you're worried about noise.

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