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Old March 4, 2012, 08:22 AM
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Default Dominator airflow really that loud?

So when i ordered my hyper X SSD, i figured i would order an additional fan and try out the dominator airflow. Upon reading a bit more about the airflow, i saw that a lot of people complained about the noise level. (this is the 3x40mm version) so is it really that bad? my system is not set up for silence anyways, so I'm sure I'll be fine though.
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Old March 4, 2012, 11:28 AM
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It is noticeable - especially if the case is on the desk beside you. How load and how irritating will depend on the other fans and HDD nosie from the case, how well the case damps the noise and your personal tolerance levels.

I don't find it particularly annoying as it blends into the other fan noise and I have a pretty quiet case (P182). However if I disconenct it I can immediately notice it's absence in the soundscape.
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