Thermaltake Silent Boost - not silent and not 21db

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Thermaltake Silent Boost - not silent and not 21db

Post by davidstone28 » Tue Oct 28, 2003 1:20 pm

Don't know how these guys measure noise levels but there is no way that the fan on the Silent Boost is silent or 21db. It's definitely audible and more like a high pitched sawing / whirring sound. Supposed to be some sort of Panaflo fan too. They must have measured the noise levels whilst standing in the house next door.....

As a benchmark, the 92mm fan on the Zalman Cu6000 when turned to minimum is silent - 20db - you cannot hear it.

There is no way that that the silent boost fan can be 21db.

Just thought I'd share my 2 cents in case anyone is thinking of buying one because of its supposed quietness / silence.

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Post by Riffer » Tue Oct 28, 2003 2:33 pm

Isn't it just a Panafo M1BX?

Probably 21 dB(A) at it's lowest setting, but not as it heats up.

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Post by Rusty075 » Tue Oct 28, 2003 4:32 pm

The Search function strikes again: Thermaltake Silent Boost
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Post by wumpus » Tue Oct 28, 2003 6:22 pm

DAMN YOU SEARCH FUNCTION! DAMN YOUUUUUUUUU!!!!1!

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Post by Rusty075 » Tue Oct 28, 2003 6:56 pm

LOL, Wumpus let off the Shift key a little too early :lol:
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Post by Ralf Hutter » Wed Oct 29, 2003 5:07 am

Rusty075 wrote:LOL, Wumpus let off the Shift key a little too early :lol:
Yeah but at least he noticed it in time to get the last exclamation point in!
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