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    Quote Originally Posted by HOOfan_1 View Post
    Also despite the fact that Wolf found it to be so noisy, I bet the Silencer 910 is quieter than the Turbo-Cool.
    That's why they call the Silencer "quiet." Guess they went deaf listening to the Turbo-Cools in their office.
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    Or it makes everything else seem quiet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xguntherc View Post
    hey O Wolf, by any chance to you know what type of dba the fan was pushing out at some of those louder moments?
    The ADDA website says 41db @3900 RPM

    But considering the Signature's 47 db measured by SPCR didn't bother Wolf, I wonder...
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    The Signature didn't crank up the fan until test five in the hot box - the Silencer was much louder much sooner. And it had that medium pitched whine to it that really got on my nerves.

    Decibels are just units of measurement - it's the frequencies of the noises emitted that matters. For proof, see here
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    hmm.. 41 dba huh, well my machine has a bunch of 33 dba fans on the H20 Radiator and It's a little loud, but I can't hear the 750 silencer over those 33 dba fans.. ever. so the same thing would probably hold true for the 910..

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    I still have that Glacialtech I referenced in this review too - nobody ever wants to buy that one off me.

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    Great review (as always) Wolf! Is the black box on the PCB some kind of relay that shutters the Standby circuitry? I heard that they improve efficiency. Any idea how it works?
    Software readings are crap.

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    It's a relay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Nade View Post
    Great review (as always) Wolf! Is the black box on the PCB some kind of relay that shutters the Standby circuitry? I heard that they improve efficiency. Any idea how it works?
    It shorts the NTC resistors after PSU is turned on and inrush current is gone. It's a more efficient design of inrush suppression.
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    I've more or less stopped caring about noise levels for my own computer, but I still cannot recommend PCP&C units to most of my friends, as they don't have cockatoos to keep things in perspective.

    As for myself, with two cockatoos (rescued Moluccan and rescued Umbrella), things are noisy at my place regardless of the computer. And by noisy, picture a bird that is capable of screaming at 135dBA. Since most people really can't, just go here.

    Anyhow, I still stand by my point that "Silencers" aren't golden. Great output, sure, but not worth the noise.

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