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Im looking for the best case fans, i really dont know where to start but this is for sure, im not looking for deltas as those will surely make me go fully deaf. Price is not a worry either.
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I really like the Noctua fans; they're great performers and very quite. If you don't mind noise too much, check out the Silverstone FM 123's. They're great fans and come with a speed controller. They allow you to push up to 110 CFM's but are pretty quiet when pushing between 70 and 80.
    
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Silenx makes some pretty quiet ones, they also have LED's if you like, and are reasonably priced.
    
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I liked Gelid Silent 12s for case fan. They turn about 1000 rpm and are very quiet. They are pretty cheap as well.
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Scythe, NoiseBlocker, and Noctua are great brands.
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Originally Posted by HybridCore;13728530 
Scythe, NoiseBlocker, and Noctua are great brands.

Noctua has those ugly brown fins.

I'm looking to buy a case fan too. I'm thinking of buying the Scythe ULTRA KAZE
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post #7 of 12
Scythe. They have a billion models to sift through but most of them are all reasonably priced. For silence imo nothing beats the 1200rpm model of the slipstreams. Got a bunch for like 7 bucks recently. They undervolt very well (down to 400rpm before they start making a little clicking). If you don't mind a little noise gentle typhoon group buy 2150(i think that's them) would be a good choice.

I don't recommend noctuas I have some but they're overpriced. They do well in open air imo and the P12 model is a nice one but they're not as quiet as other alternatives.

Also best is a very loose term you should list your tolerances for noise, if you want LED fans etc.
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post #8 of 12
I have ultra kaze 3k and they are loud, but damn are they good.
post #9 of 12
Yate Loons also get good reviews. They're cheap and work well while undervolting (such as running with a fan controller). I use these in my case with a sunbeam fan controller, no complaints. I believe these fans also go by the brand Panaflow.
Edited by WBaS - 6/3/11 at 11:24am
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post #10 of 12
First question is: 25mm or 38mm width?

For 25mm, Scythe Gentle Typhoons are generally regarded to be excellent case and radiator fans. Their design allows the central hub to function as a vibration dampener resulting in an excellent noise/performance ratio with strong static pressure.

For 38mm units, I'd recommend looking at some San Ace, Panaflo or Deltas. Be warned that when you start looking at high-performance 38mm fans you will probably also need to look at a fan controller... or some earplugs!
Edited by MCBrown.CA - 6/3/11 at 11:27am
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