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I'm hoping to replace my two 120mm Thermaltake Frio fans.

They are simply too noisy. I can only have one fan at 100%, otherwise I would be deafened by the noise!

I would turn the speed down, but my temps aren't great at the moment anyway. Even with one the fans at full speed, some cores go over 60c in prime.

When I hear about people with 212's that don't go over 50c, I wonder where I'm going wrong.

So, I've decided to replace my TIM and install two new fans. Preferably I would like if they had a high airflow equal to that of the frio's, but that they be significantly quieter.

Does anybody have any suggestions? Also, anybody else here have the Frio, and what are your temps?
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Go with the 212+ or a CM 520. I own a 520 and it does a sweet job of cooling my i7. 58C at full load and that's without the fans ramping up to full rpm's!
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You should look into getting some Scythe Gentle Typhoon ap-13, ap-14, or ap-15s. They have great noise to performance ratio. They are strong for the static pressure they produce which is good for pushing air through heatsinks and radiators.
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Go with the 212+ or a CM 520. I own a 520 and it does a sweet job of cooling my i7. 58C at full load and that's without the fans ramping up to full rpm's!
I'm not looking to replace the heatsink, just the fans.
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You should look into getting some Scythe Gentle Typhoon ap-13, ap-14, or ap-15s. They have great noise to performance ratio. They are strong for the static pressure they produce which is good for pushing air through heatsinks and radiators.
Great! I'll have a look at them.

Anybody else have some more suggestions?

Also, would it matter what orientation I have the fans? The way the Frio is mounted, it exhausts air out of the top of the case rather than the back. Will this have an effect on static pressure?
Edited by Collie - 6/15/11 at 1:09pm
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post #6 of 11
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Anybody got a link to a site which sells the Gentle Tyhoons?
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gt-15's are pretty silent. I've got 9 of them and all I hear is a gently hummmm.....
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Are there any UK sites that sell them?
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