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The problem is, they are Sleeve bearing fans. And because my CPU cooler is blowing out the back, and not out the top, they will have mounted horizontally.

I'm not really sure what level of db sounds like so I can't give an exact level, but I have a 1500rpm fan now for my cooler running at 100% and I don't mind it's sound. I'd say though nothing above 30db. They also must be 120mm to fit my cooler. LEDs are a take it or leave it, but if it has them they must be blue (OCD thing ).


I've found 2 fans that are reasonably priced with pretty good reviews. What do you think?

MASSCOOL BLD-12025V1: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835150115

And Cooler Master BladeMaster: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103069
The better of the two fans you linked is the definitely the Blade Master. Keep in mind, compared to the stock fan you have, I wouldn't change it for the small difference you'll gain.

If you're concerned about horizontal positioning, really only one choice.

Gentle Typhoon AP-15
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The better of the two fans you linked is the definitely the Blade Master. Keep in mind, compared to the stock fan you have, I wouldn't change it for the small difference you'll gain.

If you're concerned about horizontal positioning, really only one choice.

Gentle Typhoon AP-15
While the AP-15s are nice they are incredibly over priced for what you get. When you start spending $16-$20 per fan that is simply too much for what you get. lol.
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I agree, getting a fan that uses ball bearing for horizontal positioning is good, but paying nearly $20 or more for one fan is a bit ridiculous.
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I agree, getting a fan that uses ball bearing for horizontal positioning is good, but paying nearly $20 or more for one fan is a bit ridiculous.
I also think the whole sleeve bearing and which ways you can mount them is a bit over rated. I've run Yate Loons horizontally and vertically as well as my Scythe Ultra Kaze 3000 RPM and have not had any problems. I've had one Yate Loon die on me but it only happened after a 5.5 hour trip to school (not sure what did it but it just started clicking which i then fixed with some grease).
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OK... so let's say I did want an LED fan for my cooler. (corny, I know)

How did the MASCOOL fan look to you? It has 5 eggs at 20 reviews which looks promising. And it's only $10.50 shipped.

I looked at the Yate loons on performance pcs, and for the medium, non-led, 120mm version it's $11 about shipped.

So same price, similar dba, only real difference worth noting is that the yate loon pushes 10CFM more, but is that really even anything?
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OK... so let's say I did want an LED fan for my cooler. (corny, I know)

How did the MASCOOL fan look to you? It has 5 eggs at 20 reviews which looks promising. And it's only $10.50 shipped.

I looked at the Yate loons on performance pcs, and for the medium, non-led, 120mm version it's $11 about shipped.

So same price, similar dba, only real difference worth noting is that the yate loon pushes 10CFM more, but is that really even anything?
The Yate Loons can be dropped to $3.95 if you go for the full wiring and unsleeved. Not sure if you switched that in the cascading window. There are also LED version of the Yate Loon if you want to look into that.
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Oh, thank you. I didn't see that. It's a shame shipping is so expensive ($4.90 for me) so it still brings the total cost up to $9. It would be more worthwhile if I also had something else to order (which I don't).
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blue LEDs I like my sickleflows, i think its 10 bucks free shipping
   
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Oh, thank you. I didn't see that. It's a shame shipping is so expensive ($4.90 for me) so it still brings the total cost up to $9. It would be more worthwhile if I also had something else to order (which I don't).
You can always pick up a second one for push/pull on your CPU cooler.
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You can always pick up a second one for push/pull on your CPU cooler.
Push pull is a great way to go for lower dba at idle and more cfm at load.
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