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Old 02-21-2005, 11:03 AM   #1
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After buying this, will I need to sleep with earmuffs on?

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Old 02-21-2005, 11:11 AM   #2
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WHAT?? YOU'LL NEED TO SPEAK UP. I CAN'T HEAR YOU.



Seriously, yes, 68dB is loud.
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Old 02-21-2005, 11:18 AM   #3
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*bangs head* I have an Aerocool Gatewatch that will drop that sucker to around 2000 RPM and about 30 dB. I want it. I want it bad. This plus my XP-120 will be the pinnacle of air cooling.
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Old 02-21-2005, 11:19 AM   #4
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Yeah that is loud...Really loud...If you can sleep on a busy airport runway...You might still have a little trouble sleeping with the Delta in the house.

If you want the pinnacle of air cooling then your best bet is to mod your case so you have a "quiet" 120m/m fan blowing on the backside of your motherboard.

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Old 02-21-2005, 11:38 AM   #5
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That's a bit much for a fan... At over $26 it better not only cool your computer, but give some air to your happy place... :Q
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Old 02-21-2005, 12:05 PM   #6
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29.40 watts, good fing god thats a lot for a fan
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Old 02-21-2005, 12:09 PM   #7
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jesus h christmas!!!!! :Q

that is the strongest 120mm fan I have ever seen!

that is NOT for the faint of heart.. that is a monster!

beware of this thing in your system... SUPER loud, and hardcore power draw!
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Old 02-21-2005, 12:14 PM   #8
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Muhahahaha...
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Old 02-21-2005, 12:16 PM   #9
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That is the craziest fan I have ever seen. I need to hook up a few of those in my case for a week. After that I should have no problems bearing my older comp with the dual noisey 80mm fans...

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Old 02-21-2005, 12:17 PM   #10
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Louder than hell. You'll have trouble hearing games over that thing
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Old 02-21-2005, 12:23 PM   #11
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And he'll be an insomniac(k). :laugh:
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Old 02-21-2005, 12:32 PM   #12
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That fan is insane! 200+ CFM!
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Old 02-21-2005, 12:32 PM   #13
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Unreal.

I had a Delta fan cooling my 1.4 GHz Thunderbird a long time ago. It worked well, but I couldn't leave my computer on at night - even with me sleeping in a different room!

No more Delta for me...
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Old 02-21-2005, 12:57 PM   #14
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I can sleep with constant noise, it's just the intermittent stuff like car alarms, clock alarms, etc that bothers me. Actually, if it drowns out the noise from the apartment above me, that would rock. Like I said, my fan controller will drop the speed by half and that should get rid of the noise.
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Old 02-21-2005, 01:42 PM   #15
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Just for the hell of it I'll post a decibel chart that I found here:

http://www.gcaudio.com/resources/howtos/loudness.html

Weakest sound heard 0dB
Normal conversation (3-5') 60-70dB The Delta is about this loud.
Telephone dial tone 80dB
City Traffic (inside car) 85dB
Train whistle at 500' 90dB
Subway train at 200' 95dB

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Pain begins 125dB I'll be fine.
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Old 02-21-2005, 01:56 PM   #16
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that one's more for cutting lawns. be careful not to get a finger in there while it's spinning.. i've been cut from a 8cm low voltage quiet fan so one can only imagine the carnage that Delta would inflict on a poor unsuspecting computer builder. :Q
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Old 02-21-2005, 02:22 PM   #17
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Old 02-21-2005, 02:46 PM   #18
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Normal conversation at 1' is 60dB. +8dB is twice that loud.

So think of being caught a food away from a conversation where tones are raised. That's what 68dB is.
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Old 02-21-2005, 03:41 PM   #19
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Do get some grilles for the things. Bestbyte has chrome wire ones for $1 each. And of course fan screws.

Also, whatever you do, don't plug that thing into the motherboard, unless you want to kill its entire fan power subsystem.

If you ever should get tired of the noise of the fans, you can always turn them into some kind of diabolical (and messy) mouse trap.
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Old 02-21-2005, 03:58 PM   #20
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Do get some grilles for the things. Bestbyte has chrome wire ones for $1 each. And of course fan screws.

Also, whatever you do, don't plug that thing into the motherboard, unless you want to kill its entire fan power subsystem.

If you ever should get tired of the noise of the fans, you can always turn them into some kind of diabolical (and messy) mouse trap.
I'm definitely slapping a grill on that thing and it's going straight into my fan control panel. My PSU will eat this fan for breakfast so I'm prepared for it.

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Old 02-21-2005, 04:27 PM   #21
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Old 02-21-2005, 04:54 PM   #22
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Wow! Good luck man. I had a Vantec Tornado which was like 50db and I couldnt hear myself talk next to it. Returned the fan immediately, that thing is going to be LOUD and no matter what anyone tells you it wont prepare you for how L O U D that thing really is...
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Old 02-21-2005, 05:03 PM   #23
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65dB = highway traffic
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Old 02-21-2005, 05:17 PM   #24
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I have an aspire x-navigator case, when anandtech reviewed it they said it was near 60db's overall and yes I can hear it. Is it annoyingly loud...no, not really. Just a nice humm to calm my nerves.

On the other side though, add a Thermaltake Venus 12 to that equation and it's hard to hear yourself think. Glad I got rid of that friggin thing. For awhile I thought a 747 was about to takeoff from inside my computer.
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Old 02-22-2005, 04:43 AM   #25
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Never mind the noise what about the wind that'll be blowing round your bedroom!

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