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Old June 14, 2008, 07:12 PM
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Default Noctua P12 LNA, ULNA

How quiet are the P12's running at stock speed?

I'm currently waiting for a EPS12v extension to start my build. I'm aiming for near absolute silence when I'm sitting downstairs in the house, by myself at night. The only thing I want to be able to hear is my Raptor seeking (I like that kind of popping noise).

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Old June 14, 2008, 10:53 PM
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bro i have 5 running in my computer i dont know whyyy they even made those silent things causse these things are whisppper quiet i can only hear em if i put my head next to them. You wont regret yer purchase their awesome fans i wish they made a faster rpm one though
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bro i have 5 running in my computer i dont know whyyy they even made those silent things causse these things are whisppper quiet i can only hear em if i put my head next to them. You wont regret yer purchase their awesome fans i wish they made a faster rpm one though
I agree. They are pretty quiet fans at 12V. The included adapters knock them down to 9V and 5V I think.

If your putting them in a case that has some noise dampening material, you probably wouldn't hear them at all @ 12V.
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Old June 15, 2008, 07:55 AM
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I have a P182. The one I'm worried about is the top vent, as I'm planning to put a fan there. Gonna experiment then, I guess : )

Thanks so far for the replies. Anyone else?
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Old June 15, 2008, 01:37 PM
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It depends entirely on your silence threshold.

At 12V, they're excellent, but owing to my extremely quiet work environment, I can still hear them at about 2-3 feet away. Very smooth noise, though, not the least bit offensive. With the LNA, I can hear them from about 1 1/2 feet away. With ULNA, I need to put my head right next to them to hear it.
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Old June 15, 2008, 06:35 PM
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The loudest thing in my computer right now is probbaly MY SO called silent 600 watt ocz gamestream pSU but again its pretttyyy low volume anyways for me i always have to put ma hand on the back of the rad to make sure the fans are running cause its sooo quiet lol coming from a ZALMAN 9500 and Zalman 9700 annd gettin rid of the stock XFX cooler one is used to noise but my application now is almost silent.
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this thread was helpful i was leaning to the p12's and this just pushed me off the fence for my new rig lol


too bad there hideous
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this thread was helpful i was leaning to the p12's and this just pushed me off the fence for my new rig lol


too bad there hideous
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ill have to look into that thanks:)
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I really really can't hear my Noctua NH-U12P CPU cooler which is equipped with a 120mm fan. This is probably due to the Antec Tricool LCD fans being slightly louder and drowning out the Noctua. The Noctua fans may be pricey but if you like quiet well built fans, you will not be dissappointed.
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