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which 120mm fan is quiet and performing good?
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Best PWM out there IMO smile.gif
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Up to 2000RPM, which is far from quiet....

M.IV.E, better options

Gelid 12 Silent PWM

Arctic Cooling F12 PWM

Noiseblocker Blacknoise Silent Pro 120mm PLPS

Noiseblocker Multiframe S-Series 120mm M12-PS [Not the M12-P]

If you're on a budget, the Gelid's / Arctic fans would be your best bet.

If you have a very flexible budget, the Noiseblocker's are a great option.
    
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You can't go wrong with all of these below:

Noiseblocker NB-BlackSilentPro PLPS 120mm x 25mm Ultra Quiet PWM Fan - 600-1500 RPM
Noiseblocker NB-BlackSilentFan XLP 120mmx25mm Ultra Quiet PWM Fan-1000-2000 RPM-14-31dBA
Noiseblocker NB-Multiframe M12-PS 120mmx25mm Super Ultra Silent PWM Fan - 600-1500 RPM
Noiseblocker NB-Multiframe M12-P 120mmx25mm Ultra Silent PWM Fan-1000-2000 RPM

All of them can be found on performance-pcs .. cheers.gif
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thank a lot for the suggestion biggrin.gif. I think I will go for the noiseblocker. just wondering what about the synthe typhoon. is noise blocker better than typhoon ?
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Vortex uses the Coolink SWiF2 120P as their top end comparison fan. So far, I'm greatly appreciating this fan at the low end. Testing it at the high end is in the works.

Quiet PWM fans:


Akasa Apache (see item 1 in my sig)
Arctic Cooling F12 PWM fan (haven't tested it yet)
CM Blade Master (see item 1 in my sig)
Delta AFB1212SHE-4F1A (38mm; requires modding)
Enermax Cluster (see item 1 in my sig)

Haven't tested these yet:

Evercool Titan
Gelid Solutions FN-PX12-15 (also at MWave)
Nexus 120mm Silent PWM Fan
Scythe Slip Stream SY1225SL12LM-P (up to 1300 rpm; comes with the Mugen 2 and works fine in that application)
Scythe Slip Stream PWM SY1225SL12H-P (up to 1900 rpm) (will be very loud)
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I second the Apache by Akasa. I have 3, they are quiet even on full speed. Plus they have great static pressure and good flow.

If you want more speed/flow, then you can get the Vipers, which are the same, but with 2k RPM. Only downside to the Vipers are them being yellow.

Plus they both have some kind of Hydro Dynamic bearing. And run fine in the horizontal position. Unlike the Blade Masters.

You mix a couple Apaches with this, and it is pure win. I have the 3 fan version, going to upgrade to this.
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Up to 2000RPM, which is far from quiet....

M.IV.E, better options

Gelid 12 Silent PWM

Arctic Cooling F12 PWM

Noiseblocker Blacknoise Silent Pro 120mm PLPS

Noiseblocker Multiframe S-Series 120mm M12-PS [Not the M12-P]

If you're on a budget, the Gelid's / Arctic fans would be your best bet.

If you have a very flexible budget, the Noiseblocker's are a great option.
Obviously you have no experience with the blademasters... I own 8 blademasters which run in 3 different computers. They are more quiet than my large 200mm case fan!! They are by no means loud! You should try one out sometime redface.gif
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I would call the Blademaster a loud fan. That's why I switched the Blademaster for 2 1450rpm Gentle Typhoons. Now that's quiet wink.gif

If you want quiet with the Blademaster you'd need to dial it down to 7v or below.

SPCR really know their stuff when it comes to rating the noise and noise character of a fan.
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1046-page8.html
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I suggest also the Phobya Nano-2G added to the list, Munkypoo7 suggested.
    
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