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OMFG! Is this really what the Delta sounds like?!!

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Nagorak

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Found this MP3 of the Delta sound on the web:

http://www.ocia.net/deltafan.mp3

How can you guys stand this thing?

I mean, this thing is so noisy it's actually rather commical. I didn't think they actually made fans this loud. But at the same time, I can't even imagine tolerating that!
 

Valafar

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Well you have to remember also that the fan probably was directed at the mic also. That will add noise.
 

dimmreaper

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Sounds similar to that.

A little less whine, and a little more "white noise". But pretty close to the sound it makes!
 

Metaxas

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I think they sound lovely. ;D Yeah right. I agree Jeff, a little less whine and more white noise. I think maybe the sample quality had something to do with that, it was only a 56k cut.
 
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Nagorak

Nagorak

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Well, I've got a WBK38 coming, so I plan to plug it in first thing to experience the Delta first hand (just for the novelty of it). Then it's out and possibly in the trash, unless I can figure out something else to do with it. ;-)
 
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tweak

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With the case fans I have running, and the case closed, its not bad. It does have a noticable hum, but hardly deafening.
 

Metaxas

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Nagorak (Mar 17, 2001 06:30 a.m.):
Well, I've got a WBK38 coming, so I plan to plug it in first thing to experience the Delta first hand (just for the novelty of it). Then it's out and possibly in the trash, unless I can figure out something else to do with it. ;-)

Oh oh oh oh...i'll take it off your hands for a small but fair fee... :)
 

Jon

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I just got one earlier this week with my ThermoEngine HS and honestly didn't think it was that bad.

I've always had to have a fan running when I sleep and stuff though, so I guess I'm accustomed.

When having the side off my case it was definately louder than the FOP32 fan on my GlobalWin but once closed up, barely could tell a difference than before...I have 3 others sitting right there too though so they kind've all blend in anyways.
 

QSW

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Hmmmm, I just heard the MP3, it is bearable........if I turn down the speaker volume :p Anyway, I just ordered the 2 Delta 30cfm to replace the 2 Adda 28.3cfm fans on my P3125. Dun think it will make much of a difference but I am keeping my fingers crossed. I read somewhere that there is only a 1 degree difference between the 30cfm and 38cfm Delta.

I wonder if putting an air duct over 2 Delta 38cfm fans will mute the whine a bit. Any ideas on how shoud I go about it? Materials needed etc. I have 2 80mm case fans conveniently located behind my Alpha. I am new at this.....only been to Home Depot twice in my life!!!!
 

klosters64a

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Hmm. The .wav is close, but it doesn't give you the true majesty of the Delta from hell-a. Been running one for six months or more. When they get older, their rpm begins to waver a bit. Just after you successfully "tuned out" their rich serenade, the fan's speed changes. This way you get a fresh dose of Delta love.

Nagorak,
an 80mm case fan can be put on top of a FOP. It doesn't fit perfectly, yet it's a safe mod and it's easy to do. Some folks recommend simply stretching the two spring wire fan "clips" that hold a "stock" 60mm CPU fan on the FOP's. I tried this on the FOP-38 I bought for this very reason. Frankly, you're asking too much from the wire fan clips. Tie-wraps aka cable ties work just fine. The only proviso with them is that you must file the four fins on the corners that the tie-wraps grab. They're too sharp right out of the box.

Looking at the wavy profile of the tops of the fins on the WBK's, I dunno whether an 80mm will sit flat on top of these newer and "better" HSF replacements for the FOP's. I hope the 80mm case fan mod will work on the WBK's. Believe me, it's worth the effort to find out!
 
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Nagorak

Nagorak

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klosters64a (Mar 20, 2001 06:32 p.m.):
Looking at the wavy profile of the tops of the fins on the WBK's, I dunno whether an 80mm will sit flat on top of these newer and "better" HSF replacements for the FOP's. I hope the 80mm case fan mod will work on the WBK's. Believe me, it's worth the effort to find out!

Yes, I have already done the hack on my FOP, but I decided to try to get a little bit better performance out of the WBK. If the fan cannot be attached stock to the WBK, I will just put a fan grill between the heatsink and the fan. I'm pretty sure this will work. I'll let you know.
 

ken257

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I can't understand how people can tolerate the noise that the delta makes! You prob should do the same thing as me, I use it only for testing and burnin to make sure the cpu is worthy.......then I use water :)
 

markedmundb

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If my delta sounded like that, then it'd still be stuck onto my FKP32, Mine was way more shrill and whiney than that. It grated on me so much, that I would quite literally sigh with releif when the computer was switched off.

Hmm, Guess I'll hafta try to create an mp3 of my case. Jet engine? Sounds like the inside of a Learjet (but it's comforting).
 

batboy

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Ok Ken, I tried your suggestion and squirted water onto my CPU. It made a funny sizzling sound and it won't boot up now. What's the deal? :)