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Need to pick up 3 120MM case fans for the g/f's computer as the video card and hard drives are too hot for my liking so i wanted to get some more airflow in the case to help.

looking for it to be quiet but good air flow, no lights of any sort and hopefully not cost a fortune.

suggestions? (dont care how it looks)
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post #2 of 13
Coolermaster R4s are very good at moving air and relatively cheap.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9_510&products_id=8022

Sorry about the LEDs

or Yate Loons

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9_510&products_id=17472
Edited by Sethy666 - 7/21/11 at 10:32pm
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Keep R4's as a option still, those leds come out relatively easy, or be sure its the right wires cut them, you can pic the difference they are a much thinner wire and only 2
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Depends on the money i guess, but the R4's are much more quieter then the tri-cool, only way a tri-cool can match is on its lowest setting and at that velocity there are many better fans. As for the others i have not tested them but those i have i can recommend these here R4's own most fans out there for quietness to velocity

Thought i should edit then repost, it this moel thats the 90cfm one R4-L2R-20CK-GP. I only know one place online selling them and thats here in AU, but most others are all the 70cfm one, its good, but does not own much in the other fans, but quite decient still
Edited by Tigerpaws - 7/21/11 at 11:11pm
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Arctic Cooling F12 is a nice fan
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/ARCTIC-COOLING-F12-120MM-1350/dp/B002KTVFTE"]Amazon.com: ARCTIC COOLING F12 120MM 1350 RPM FAN: Platinum Micro, Inc.[/ame]

But if you prefer Cooler Master R4 but dont want the LED then you might want to have a look at this
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-120mm-Case-R4-C2R-20AC-GP/dp/B0026ZPFDE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1311314503&sr=8-3"]Amazon.com: Cooler Master 120mm Case Fan - (R4-C2R-20AC-GP): Electronics[/ame]
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post #7 of 13
I used to buy r4's. They are great at moving air through a case only, almost useless for heatsinks due to low static pressure. The r4's are an excellent choice if you can findem cheap.
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post #8 of 13
I tested all the below fans

Fans i have tested
Antec TriCool
Akasa Apache Black Super Silent PWM Fan
Akasa Viper PWM Fan
Cooler Master SickleFlow Blue LED
CoolerMaster Silent Blue LED
CoolerMaster XtraFlo PWM Fan
Noiseblocker MultiFrame Ultra Quiet
Noctua Fan NF-P14
Scythe Kama Flow 2 EX-FDB
Scythe S-FLEX SFF21F
Scythe S-FLEX SFF21H
Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-30
Silverstone FM121
Thermalright CoGage PWM
Thermalright TR TY-140 PWM Fan
Thermalright X-Silent 140
Thermaltake 230mm Blue LED Silent Fan
Thermaltake TT-1225 TurboFan
Thermaltake TT-1425 Case Fan
Scythe Ultra Kaze 3000rpm 120
Yate Loon Case Fan D12SM-12

So each fan was connected to the Cogage Cooler, the other side was my Anemometer. It has to push air though the cooler to the Anemometer and my multimeter setup as well.

The best fans, they are great for cpu coolers
R4-L2R-20CK-GP
AP-30
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post #9 of 13
Low speed Yate Loons from Jab Tech are pretty spiffy if you're on a budget.

http://www.jab-tech.com/YATE-LOON-120mm-Case-Fan-D12SL-12-pr-3009.html
Can't beat 3.60 a fan. (3.20 if you get 3)

I would caution against the CM R4 though. In my experience it's a very loud fan (Spinning at 2000 +/- 10-20% will do that.).

Otherwise Thermalright X-Silent and Enermax T.B Silence fans are very quiet and move a decent amount of air and cost a reasonable amount.
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Originally Posted by Siegfried262;14303440 
Otherwise Thermalright X-Silent and Enermax T.B Silence fans are very quiet and move a decent amount of air and cost a reasonable amount.

Those tests i did where on velocity to noise, nothing matches this 90cfm fan model R4-L2R-20CK-GP, until i came across AP-30 undervolted @ 2150rpm. The velocity tests to noise i was very lenient to all other fans and nothing can touch those 2. Its a sleeve bearing R4-L2R-20CK-GP. All those other fans failed the test cause once you exceed 1500rpm, they are all way too noisy compared to the R4 90cfm fan cause they are bearing fans. Its far more velocity to the Thermalright X-Silent, and almost as quiet

So out of all those fans in that list, i cannot recommend any of them at all, besides the R4 @ 90cfm and the AP-30, nothing can touch them
Edited by Tigerpaws - 7/21/11 at 11:37pm
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