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Title says it all. Well almost. They need to push some air, but not be louder than around 16 dba. And my fan controller isn't making my current fans as quiet as I'd like; in fact they're the loudest in my system. Any price range. LED's are a plus.

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16dba is really quiet. A 80mm fan can will need to spin at high RPMs move a lot of air, and I don't think it'll be able to stay under 16dba.
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16dba is really quiet. A 80mm fan can will need to spin at high RPMs move a lot of air, and I don't think it'll be able to stay under 16dba.
It doesn't need to move a lot of air, just some so you can feel it a little if you put your hand over it.

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Silenx fans are good, but expensive. 80mm are really loud for good air flow
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Silenx fans are good, but expensive. 80mm are really loud for good air flow
It's a space where nothing bigger than an 80mm will fit. Maybe a 90mm will fit, but I don't think those are quieter?

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Noctua has some excellent 80mm fans but they're rather pricey (although exceptionally quiet), and Enermax has some magnetic-barometric 80mm fans that should be really quiet as well. I've only seen the 120mm Enermax fans in action though, not the 80mm ones so I'm not speaking from experience there. Arctic Cooling also has some FDB 80mm fans out, those might be worth checking out.
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http://www.svc.com/silent-fan80.html

Scroll down to the very bottem the last 8 (cept the absolute last 2) are Silenx. They are all uber quiet and push air
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