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I realize you probably get tons of these threads a day. However, what i mean by best is highest CFM/dba ratio and i dont care if there noisy i have a fan controller but i cant have deltas because they wreck my wallet and are power hungry my fan controller only has 30W a channel also. THANKS!
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post #2 of 12
Lol delta's would probably be more useful as on a heatsink than a case fan. Judging from your case, you'll probably be looking for a 120mm? Or is this for another system?

Although this review is aged (from 2009), maybe it'll have something useful to use.
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/coo...est-case-fan/1
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I absolutely love this case so ive used it on 2 builds and its not for my sig rig but its for a different build with the antec 300(: so 120mm and 140mm thanks for the thread!(:
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post #4 of 12
i like my delta fans. they are the AFB1212HHE and they are perfect for switching between 60% power and 100% power. they are 38mm as well and have high static pressure. my favorite 120mm fan overall is my scythe SFF21G.

for 140mm i have found that the b-gears blaster is a suprisingly good fan. its quiet and moves a ton of air. you can only hear air rushing, but its not as quiet as most other 140mm fans because they are designed to be quieter.
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post #5 of 12
Well-i realy like my scythe kaze 88cfm and 110 cfm fans-for the cost and dba/cfm i dont think you can do much better-i use theses as case and cooler fans they work great. Newegg has great prices on them.
    
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post #6 of 12
The best of the best in the 120 x 38 mm sizes are: San Ace, Delta, Mechatronics, NMB...and there's one other I can't remember the name of, off the top of my head.

Be advised, that the high airflow/static pressure fans are loud
Edited by Lucky 13 SpeedShop - 6/11/11 at 11:42am
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post #7 of 12
The best case fans are Gentle Typhoons, at various speeds.

Good inexpensive case fans are Yate Loons, in three speeds.

For fans quieter than Yate Loons, there are Nexus Real Silent and Gelid Silent 12's. Both of these are Yate Loons that have been slowed down and spruced up with add-ons beyond the basic YL's.
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post #8 of 12
Is there any point of buying GTs above 1850RPM for case cooling?
3k+ models are twice the price and I don't think I'd ever run them at their max speed, can 1850 be undervolted to around 1k RPM (which I assume to be completely inaudible)?
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post #9 of 12
Hmm, Papst, Delta, and NMB/Panaflo
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post #10 of 12
Scythe Gentle Typhoons, SFLEX SFF21F and SFF21G as well as Kama Flow 2 (SP1225FDB12H) comes to mind as great performers although my Kama Flows all emits an annoying "ticking" at lower speeds.

As for 140mm I have used and would recommend Thermalright TY-140 or maybe Scythe Kama Flex 135 (SA1325FDB12H) which looks very promising.

All Noiseblocker Multiframe and BlacksilentPros as well as be quiet! USC fans are very high quality but somewhat expensive and perhaps not so common in the US.
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