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The how loud is your PC Poll

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How loud is your computer?

  • Over 50 dBa

    Votes: 150 22.5%
  • 50 dBa

    Votes: 44 6.6%
  • 45 dBa

    Votes: 71 10.7%
  • 40 dBa

    Votes: 112 16.8%
  • 35 dBa

    Votes: 118 17.7%
  • 30 dBa

    Votes: 111 16.7%
  • 25 dBa

    Votes: 78 11.7%
  • Under 25 dBa

    Votes: 74 11.1%
  • What the hell is a dBa

    Votes: 62 9.3%

  • Total voters
    666

daniel_dynasty

Member
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May 12, 2004
umm sss i thot u had the authority to make polls lol. well my pc is so loud i can hear it down a hallway and in my room far away. its jus 1 psu fan, 2 led loud *** fans, and a fast and loud 40mm slot 1 p3 hs cooler
 
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Silversinksam

Silversinksam

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daniel_dynasty said:
umm sss i thot u had the authority to make polls lol. well my pc is so loud i can hear it down a hallway and in my room far away. its jus 1 psu fan, 2 led loud *** fans, and a fast and loud 40mm slot 1 p3 hs cooler


I do have the authority just don't tell anyone, this way a hundred people per day don't ask me to make polls :sn:

Seriously, from the time I make the first post, hit Enter, then add the 10 Poll choices, people see the Post but not the Poll. Since I can't type to save my life, it takes a minute or so for the poll to show.

I voted 25 dBa since I use Rheostats on every fan, watercool, and on all critical components like the Radiator, I only use Sanyo Denki fans.

For 120mm Sanyo Denki's, I get them from this guy on Ebay HERE $25.90 shipped for 4

Try to get them cheaper than that, Some places sell them for $20+ each, and that's if you can find them ;)
 

JoT

You can't fire me, I have
Joined
Jun 3, 2002
Looks like I need to get a decibel meter :D

daniel_destiny: All Seniors and Mods can post polls.
 
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Silversinksam

Silversinksam

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DreamingWolf said:
What decibel level would the space shuttle taking off equal??? :-/

DWolf:cool:

I've been to several launches, it's pretty darn loud, roughly 200 dB, they spray 900,000 gallons of water per minute with the The Sound Suppression System so the shuttle and payload doesnt get damaged from acoustical energy.
25 miles away from the launch the sound levels from the launch are between 77-95db :eek:

Here's a couple pics from the last launch I went to, this is the closest you can get at the Vip area, a friend from Nasa got me VIP passes to this vantage point. (If you ever decide to go, make sure to go to a nightime launch if possible, they are amazing)
 

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HousERaT

Senior Air Extraordinaire
Joined
Apr 9, 2004
Location
Imladris
1 vantec tornado 92mm full blast with two silverstone 120mm at full blast..... has to be up near 150dba..... it's under my desk..... :p


the other system has 6 80mm ..... nice and quiet.
 

tsulas

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Joined
Jul 14, 2004
Location
Ontario, Canada
How Loud?

Depends which fan I am using... Right now, its just a radioshack cpu cooler, later today, when it gets hotter, I'll have to switch to my 112 Cfm (Advertised) cooling fan just to keep my 1.4Ghz stock TBird from going above 62 Celcius... Which is why I have ordered a pump, and will soon be picking up the other required parts for making my own water cooled machine... Also because I hate fans...
 

bk94si

Member
Joined
Jul 15, 2003
Location
Benton City, WA
Just a guess of 40db. I have mostly 21db panaflo case fans but I have a lot of them (7) together with a SFII (at about 3/4 speed) and a 120 enermax (at lowest setting).
 

David

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Joined
Feb 20, 2001
Not sure what it is in decibels, but its louder than I'd like. The PSU is the noisiest part. It has three settings - Auto/Silent/Turbo. Auto is medium noise, Silent is bearable, Turbo sounds like my PC is taking off!

Auto keeps my CPUs at 62C, so guess why I dont turn it down to silent... hehe
 

Sterculus

Member
Joined
Dec 18, 2002
Location
Seattle
Mine is somewhere between 25 and 30 dB, so I just voted for both of them. My backup machine isn't as loud, so I suppose 25dB or less for that one (although I didn't vote for that machine).
 

Yamiyanazz

Member
Joined
Jan 3, 2004
Location
Oregon
30dB low speed
45dB high speed

Those are only guesses, but I'm sure they are fairly accurate. My grill can't be heard untill my 120 is on high :p