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Recommend you replace the whole H50, the pump in that unit makes a buzz that you'll be able to hear over any quiet fan. The H50 isn't a good quiet cooler.

At sub audible levels the best choice would be the Artic Fan F12. The only point to the Gentle Typhoons are between 1000 and 2000 RPM, there's better stuff for everything else. In that range, though, they're probably the best choice.
    
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Originally Posted by Phos;13572111 
Recommend you replace the whole H50, the pump in that unit makes a buzz that you'll be able to hear over any quiet fan. The H50 isn't a good quiet cooler.

At sub audible levels the best choice would be the Artic Fan F12. The only point to the Gentle Typhoons are between 1000 and 2000 RPM, there's better stuff for everything else. In that range, though, they're probably the best choice.

I have a h50 and there is NO buzzing.. some users have reported buzzing after 6 months! I have only ever seen 3 people report and issue with buzzing and 1 of them was not running his pump at the correct settings! (pump must be on full power otherwise buzzing can occur) the other 2 got RMA'd for new systems.. telling him to replace his pump is just stupid.. i'm sure he will let us know if he hears of any buzzing!
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I'm going to place my vote with the Gentle Typhoon AP14 / AP15s.

The 14s are silent, the 15s are very very quiet.

Static pressure is just as important as CFM for radiators. And they do very well in that area. As well as CFM:dB ratio.
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Originally Posted by smorg;13572202 
I have a h50 and there is NO buzzing.. some users have reported buzzing after 6 months! I have only ever seen 3 people report and issue with buzzing and 1 of them was not running his pump at the correct settings! (pump must be on full power otherwise buzzing can occur) the other 2 got RMA'd for new systems.. telling him to replace his pump is just stupid.. i'm sure he will let us know if he hears of any buzzing!

Maybe one man's hum is another man's buzz. Regardless, the pump is loud enough to be heard over a quiet fan.
    
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Originally Posted by farkle0079;13571801 
Also see Martin's testing to see how well they do on a radiator: http://martinsliquidlab.org/2010/11/04/120mm-fan-testing-on-an-mcr120-radiator-round-6-summary/


Yes. I saw that thread last night. TONS of info! And he tested with a radiator. Had to give that guy reps.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Serephucus;13571993 
I've used a H50 with one (and two) of Noctua's NF-P12 fans. The fans themselves are virtually silent, but you're still going to hear the air moving through the radiator. Your only solution then is to use one of the low noise adapters you get with the fan, but that will mean less air, and less cooling capacity.


I would like it noticeably more quiet than the stock fan but since my case is so open (HAF 922) I'm not going to go for ultra quiet as the videocard or front case fan would likely become the next loudest source.


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Originally Posted by smorg;13572057 
copy my sig!

use 2 akasa apache's in push/pull

you will need 2 of the fans listed below and 4 more screws

http://www.a2stainless.co.uk/6-32-UNC-x-1-1-4-Socket-Capscrew_A65PB.aspx

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FG-057-AK
Max airflow 57.53 CFM (97.74 m3/h)
Sound level 6.9 -16.05 dB(A


Thanks for the suggestion. I would like to keep it somewhere around $20 (U.S.) or less because I only paid $50 for the H50. But thanks (you even linked the screws!)

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Originally Posted by smorg;13572202 
telling him to replace his pump is just stupid.. i'm sure he will let us know if he hears of any buzzing!


I haven't heard any buzzing yet but I will report back if I do.


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Originally Posted by Boyboyd;13572221 
I'm going to place my vote with the Gentle Typhoon AP14 / AP15s.

The 14s are silent, the 15s are very very quiet.


Yeah, I see lots of people recommending those and I think those are my final choices. I'm tempted for the AP-14 but it will have lower cfm than the stock fan and I don't know if I will notice it in my case (I also have a Asus DirectCU which is OK on sound but not ultra quiet). I might go with the proven AP-15 (which flows more cfm vs. stock according to Martin's thread).


Thanks everyone. I'm going to hand out some more reps for all the help.
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