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Hey all, in the near future I will be purchasing an Antec 300 case for a htpc/media server build. Here it is, as you can see it is not the illusion model that does come with front intake led fans.

What I am looking for in these fans are that they are as quiet as possible but move a respectable amount of air. I also would prefer that they are not led lit. In my short time looking through threads in this subforum, it seems that Yate Loon is the go to brand for quality fans. If they are the go to brand I would greatly appreciate getting educated on what model is good and also a good place to buy them.

I will consider other brands as well such as scythe and xigmatek etc.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 37
Noctua NF-S12B FLX, can't beat the airflow/noise ratio of those fans. Kinda expensive though :/
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post #3 of 37
When it comes to budget fans you can't beat Yate Loons, especially from Jab-Tech. 3.60 a fan is quite the deal! (3.20 per if you get 3 or more).

I have a few on the low speed models on my SO's rig and they're pretty quiet (audible but not obtrusive) for the air they move. I'd recommend them.

For a bit more per fan you could get some of Nzxt's 120mm fans. http://www.directron.com/fn120rb.html?gsear=1 They spin around the same speed as the Low-speed Yate Loon but employ Rifle bearings which will last longer than sleeve bearings and can be mounted horizontally with no ill effects.

If you go for broke though, Noiseblocker Multiframes are amazing fans. The 1250rpm model is perfect! They're very pricey though
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post #4 of 37
NoiseBlocker if you have the money all the way. Multiframes are the best. BlackSilentPRO comes close in second. Yate Loons are great for budget. The AP-15s are great fans if you don't mind the noise.
Edited by HybridCore - 7/24/11 at 4:49am
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post #5 of 37
S-Flex D or E if you can find them.
post #6 of 37
Don't buy an Antec 300.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ehume View Post
Don't buy an Antec 300.
Haha. This.
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post #8 of 37
I'd rather recommend the HAF 912. It's worth the extra $3 you have to pay.

Here's another case with 4 included fans and very good features: Zalman Z9. This is the last day to get it for that price though.

If you're still going to stick with the 300, then I'd agree with any of the recommendations above, though most of them are expensive, aside from the Yates. You can always get a better, but more expensive case with Yates.
    
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post #9 of 37
I have gelid wings in my 300 and they are very nice fans
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post #10 of 37
http://www.jab-tech.com/YATE-LOON-12...d-pr-3771.html

try these and when you order them, order them sleeved.
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