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Looking for some recommendations on silent around 15-20db and more then 50+ CFM, black, no led, 3 pin case fans? Thanks.
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post #2 of 23
No such thing (if looking at "real" specifications).
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post #3 of 23
Here's a Few brb with more:

LINK 1 / LINK 2

First Link is white fan, no LEDS, sorry

EDIT: Another here, LINK

Oh you'll love this one : LINK
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TIP: The distance between your fan(s) and your mounting point and mesh type can account to noise levels as well.
Explained: If a fan is placed too close to a fan guard, then it's possible the wind rushing through those holes will create a lot of noise , Same concept like when you blow across the opening of a glass bottle. However this does not apply to every situation.
Edited by Fateful_Ikkou - 7/27/11 at 12:07pm
post #4 of 23
^ the silenx is horrible o.o dead silent yes but it barely moves any air.

noctua NF-P12 is not colored black but moves a lot of air.

aerocool shark 120mm when you run it at silent mode also moves a lot of air and is silent
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Yep, Aeris died
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post #5 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nethermir View Post
^ the silenx is horrible o.o dead silent yes but it barely moves any air.

noctua NF-P12 is not colored black but moves a lot of air.

aerocool shark 120mm when you run it at silent mode also moves a lot of air and is silent
Yeah the Aerocool shark is nice
But I'll say that it also depends on the spot it's installed in.
post #6 of 23
Just FYI: SilenX IXP-74-14 120mm Case Fan gets absolutely horrible ratings.
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post #7 of 23
R4's.. really? Silent? Sure at low RPM's once it kicks up, hell no.

Your three best options sirsaechao are the Noiseblocker M12-S2, the Noctua NF-P12 and the Zalman ZM-SF3.

Out of all of them I'd go for either the Noctua or the Noiseblocker, both have excellent customer support if a bearing ever goes bad. Noctua has one up even Noiseblocker imo, though Noiseblocker goes through FrozenCPU and they are awesome.

Avoid SilenX like the plague though... hit SPCR and you'll see why, specs are great but the fans don't last for squat. Sure they get replaced, but the constant replacing gets tiresome.
    
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post #8 of 23
You could try Prolimatech Blue Vortex. That's a really good fan.

EDIT: Nevermind its 140mm
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Gentle Typhoons are good. Preferably the AP-13 if your computer is close to you. Plus, it's easier to find.
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I am currently running the value pack kit from Cooler Master

Cooler Master Silent Fan SI2

19.8 dBA
44.03 CFM ± 10%
1200 R.P.M. ± 10%

Just looking for something better
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