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How loud is Global Win FOP-38 ?

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Apr 23, 2001
Well its loud enough to let you know its there, but the noise is not excessively loud in my opinion. Rather than look at the noise which is often discussed as being a negative thing, I view it in a positive aspect as I will know if it ever stops..

Loud Fans save CPU's.... A great quote by Mr B which says it all


Senior Member
Mar 9, 2001
Queens, NY
it is really loud but it has great air flow and like the menace said at least u know when it will die


Administratively Deficient
Mar 15, 2001
Well, it's not so loud (well, it is) as it whines like a little girl who just wet the bed. High pitched and annoying. I managed to sleep in the same room with it, though I did have several nightmares about my computers attacking me.

Clemson Physics Geek

Apr 30, 2001
Overall, w/ the case on the noise isn't bad, but it does have this distinctive high-pitch component to its sound that I can hear downstairs (my computer is upstairs in my bedroom).


Feb 17, 2001
i took my fop 38 fan off and rigged up a a 90mm case flan sucking from a duct hooked to the heatsink. then added another fan in the top. it cools the same but is actually quieter now. *shrug* fop38 is good, but LOUD


Senior Member
Dec 19, 2000
hamilton, ontario, canada
Mine's under my desk, so it blocks the niose a bit while sitting at it, but as soon as i leave the room.....it's actually louder outside of the room than inside....weird stuff ;D