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Well guys, my current fans are just not performing to my liking, so I think i'm going to give yate loons a try. Now, the way i'm going to be using them is through a fan controller, the sunbeam rheosmart 6 most likely, so they will be controlled. My question is though, should I go with low, medium, or high speed yates? During the summer, I like to turn the fans up and I don't really care as much about the noise because there is already a lot of ambient noise from fans around me. But during the winter time, I will turn my fans down as low as they will go.

So, the fans I choose must be almost silent/very quiet at around 5-7v(not sure what the rheosmart goes down to), but perform well when turned up to 12v. I'm leaning towards the medium speed yates, but I thought I would ask you guys for some thoughts.

Just a side note, most of these fans will be on an rs360 and rs240 rad, so static pressure is important.
Edited by Behemoth777 - 5/29/11 at 2:03pm
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I have these (D12SH-124B), and other than them being blue and LED lit, they're decent. They came with the used watercooling kit I picked up. I'm running them on a Rheosmart 6. I have the Asus fan Xpert profile keeping them at 20% when temps are low, and then it rises with temps, to max fan speed at 70c or so. Needless to say, I've never had the computer turn them up to 100%, though if I know I'm benchmarking or folding, I may manually switch them up to that.

At idle, I hear the AC vents in my house being louder than the fans, about 1.5' from my right ear. The 200mm fans on 12v are about as loud as the YL fans I've got at 20% PWM. At full blast, they're as loud as the bathroom fan in the next room, still very reasonable. One of these fans also has the beginnings of a bad bearing or something, so I hear it being louder/different sounding than the other fans.

My choice for fans is Panaflos. I'm waiting on a case of M4x45mm screws so that I can finally install the Panaflos, since they didn't come with screws, and nobody locally carries M4 screws that long. The Panaflos are ~2100rpm, very likely quieter than the YLs, the same or more CFM, but very likely higher pressure, which is even more important since I'm using a HWlabs GTX360. I can only fit 2 panaflos though, as my RAM would hit the center fan since my radiator is so thick.

2200rpm yate-loon fans sound like a perfect match for you at a very reasonable price. If price was no object, I'd be everyone else and tell you to just get Gentle Typhoon AP-15s.
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im pretty happy with my medium speed yate loons, and @ $3 shipped per fan I couldnt say no..
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yateloons FTW

im using these on my rads
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I have these (D12SH-124B), and other than them being blue and LED lit, they're decent. They came with the used watercooling kit I picked up. I'm running them on a Rheosmart 6. I have the Asus fan Xpert profile keeping them at 20% when temps are low, and then it rises with temps, to max fan speed at 70c or so. Needless to say, I've never had the computer turn them up to 100%, though if I know I'm benchmarking or folding, I may manually switch them up to that.

At idle, I hear the AC vents in my house being louder than the fans, about 1.5' from my right ear. The 200mm fans on 12v are about as loud as the YL fans I've got at 20% PWM. At full blast, they're as loud as the bathroom fan in the next room, still very reasonable. One of these fans also has the beginnings of a bad bearing or something, so I hear it being louder/different sounding than the other fans.

My choice for fans is Panaflos. I'm waiting on a case of M4x45mm screws so that I can finally install the Panaflos, since they didn't come with screws, and nobody locally carries M4 screws that long. The Panaflos are ~2100rpm, very likely quieter than the YLs, the same or more CFM, but very likely higher pressure, which is even more important since I'm using a HWlabs GTX360. I can only fit 2 panaflos though, as my RAM would hit the center fan since my radiator is so thick.

2200rpm yate-loon fans sound like a perfect match for you at a very reasonable price. If price was no object, I'd be everyone else and tell you to just get Gentle Typhoon AP-15s.
Comparing yours to a bathroom fan scares me, as mine is pretty darn loud when on. lol And yes, price is an issue for me, so getting yate loons seemed like the only logical thing to get.

Big thanks for the info though.
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Yate loon high speeds on a fan controller will suit your needs perfectly.
    
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Yate loon high speeds on a fan controller will suit your needs perfectly.
Hmm, I'm starting to think maybe I should just do this. The high speed ones aren't loud at all when turned down, plus the higher speed gives me more headroom if I was to do benching/suicide runs.
Edited by Behemoth777 - 5/29/11 at 4:33pm
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The mid speed fans undervolted to 6 volts are nearly "silent" I have over 20 of them in my current build and you won't even notice it's running unless you stick your head next to it. At 12 V they hum like any fan would at that speed, not very loudly tho.
 
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I'd get the high speed or the mid speed. As said above, they can be undervolted. I have some high speed Yates that I run at ~1600 rpm. They're relatively quiet (in other words, they aren't the loudest thing in my case,) and push enough air to get my temps relatively low.

Also, the price can't be beat. So, I recommend the high speeds -- then if you need more air pushed you can bump them up to high speed.
    
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i'm looking at about 24 high speed yates... what fan controller(s) should I be looking at?

i've been stuck on the 'buy a bunch of fans' thing for a while now. I've concluded that yates are the best bang for the buck, and there's no reason not to get the high speed if you get a good controller. offers the best flexibility.

the gentle typhoons are more expensive and a bit harder to find... plus the yates win in that big chart that guy did.
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