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    is 64dBA loud? I thought my desktop CPUs fan was 55 dBA at max speed and it's quite silent.

    But with a controller I could basically do whatever speeds I wanted.

    I can only hear my old fan I'm using when everything is off TV, PC, stereo and room fans (which is rare).

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    You must've been to a lot of concerts - 55db is pretty well audible. :D I don't think 64db will be very disruptive, though.
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    Probably several hundred gigs before I ever started bringing earplugs! (slight exaggeration) And I run a machine for 12 hours a day.

    I guess I mean in comparison to that duct fan I bought the PCs fan is relatively quiet, the duct fan is definitely around hair dryer level but it changes in pitch which is additionally irritating. The fan is actually mounted out by the window frame, blowing outside air through a length of flexible ducting, into the first T outlet on ground level shelf, then up to mid level shelf T and then at last out the top L duct outlet.

    I see my radioshack fan is 25 cfm... imagine 10x more air!

    I'm still not sure how to power something like that though. I'd like to mount the power cord and controller switch into an electrical project box (blue plastic box that components can be wired to).

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    Ugh... yeah, I can relate. Those fiddly sounds that aren't quite homogenous enough to ignore drive me nuts.
    If it changes pitch though, I've got to wonder if it isn't something outside the fan itself. Did you try running it by itself before you mounted it? I'd put it on a soft surface and see if it's really the fan. I thought my fridge was dying for several weeks this summer because it was making this obnoxious ringing noise. But then I cleaned it out and found that the vibration from the compressor was making some glass jars vibrate against one another in the back.
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    Yeah, it's the fan. I never hooked it up to anything cos I knew I couldn't deal with that noise! lol


    The no pitch change is probably why I can tune out the PC fan, but now that we've been talking about it I'm suddenly quite conscious of it.

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    Wow, super lame. I wonder how that could be OK to the manufacturer. But then, I guess most of the ventilation fans in the apartments I've lived in have been like that. Low standards.
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    64dB is VERY loud for a computer fan. My vacuum cleaner runs at 65dB.

    Also, you would be surprised at how little power it consumes. It's most likely a 12v that takes up 15w at most.

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    It's the "Inductor" duct fans sold by Suncourt Inc. at all the chain hardware stores everywhere.

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