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Old 04-10-2015, 05:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Your favorite and quietest 140mm case fan is...?

Just curious to hear what everyones favorite 140mm case fan is? SP and AF.

Also what dB does it run @. And can you hear that from outside the case when the case is closed?

Im looking to add an extra 140mm fan in the case for more AirFlow. But I don't want it to be too loud. Ive read that 15dB can be heard outside the case. I also read that 25dB cannot be heard from outside the case?

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Default Re: Your favorite and quietest 140mm case fan is...?

SP and AF are designations for Corsair fans only.

My preferred fans are Noctua and Gentle Typhoon no matter the size.

What can and can't be heard is purely dependant on your ambient sound, the case in question, the fans in question, and the parts in your case. For instance, a lot of people say the fans on the H100i are too loud, but I keep them at lower RPM and can almost never hear them unless I run 3dmark (physics test). 9 times out of 10 you'll hear your GPU over anything else during gaming. The stock Corsair fans on their cases are typically low RPM anyways so they can almost never be heard sort of like my Enthoo Pro fans.
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