35db compared to 18-19db on the noctua
Yup, there's a reason why they're cheaper...I run all my fans at the lowest possible setting except for during overclocking sessions. My 8 fans are only for my rads. I would consider noctua fans if they could come up with a decent color scheme, they're gross looking imo. The actual noise level of the noctua fans at max is 22.4dB, all fans produce less noise at lower speeds. I was simply giving the op a cheap alternative, you don't need $27 fans at stock clocks.