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Sound Samples?

Hey Guys,

I'm curious if there's a way to physically HEAR the noise level of some of these top Air Cool HSF's? Some place that maybe has MP3's recorded of these HSF's while there running?

Anyway just thought it would be nice if this was available... I have tried watching youtube video's to listen, but i was wondering if there was a better spot.

Thanks,

Rob.
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  1. Just look at the reviews or mfgr's data sheet. They express noise in dBa. The lower the dBa the more quiet it is. Lower 20 dBa is pretty dmned quiet!
  2. all i know is my rosewill cooler sounds like a shop vac. anything else your guess is as good as mine.
  3. Delroy, I know they display the dBa rating... but knowing what 20dBa physically sounds like is what I meant.

    I don't have any fans that I can compare anything too. That's why i was wondering if they have this around anywhere?
  4. what cooler are you looking for?
  5. Well... From the youtube video's i've seen the noctua 14 sounds extremely quiet. it's rather large, but I rather have the extra power there incase I wanna OC'.

    It's definitely between the noctua 14 or one of the Cooler Masters.

    I was also thinking about upgrading some case fans... but I was curious as to the noise level if I wanted to replace some exhaust fans and intake fans..

    The case is the Corsair 600t... It comes with several fans and the reviews are great, Just interested in possibly upgrading the fans...
  6. you wont regret getting the NH-D14. cause they are really quiet.

    for a good airflow fans. Gentle Typhoon and Yate Loon are the best. just make sure you get the low RPM's one if you want it quiet.
  7. Thanks Chin,

    I'll probably end up with the D14, As for the Case, i'm gonna give it a shot with stock setup, but in the long run, I might like to upgrade to maybe something better if i'm not happy with the temps.
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    Rob423 said:
    Thanks Chin,

    I'll probably end up with the D14, As for the Case, i'm gonna give it a shot with stock setup, but in the long run, I might like to upgrade to maybe something better if i'm not happy with the temps.

    yeah the D14 will serve you well. one of the best air coolers today. a 4GHz overclock is easy with that cooler. also the 600T is a good case. just replace the stock 120mm fan exhaust with Gentle Typhoons AP-13 or AP-14.
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  10. Thanks Chino
  11. you're welcome rob!
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