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I'm looking for some new fans to use on heatsinks and as intake/exhaust fans. I've been looking at N-Sanity's Guide to Fans and now I need just a little bit more help selecting fans. Originally I was going to get a FT02 but I didn't want to pay that $240 price tag knowing I could get better which is what brought me to here. Right now I'm looking for fans that match or surpass the AP 181's in terms of CFM to dBA that can move at least 100 CFM of air at a noise of 30 dBA or lower. It's hard to do since the AP 181 is a 180mm fan and usually the larger the fan, the more air it can move at lower noise levels but I'm sure there are fans out there that can. Requirements are the following if you're too lazy to read the paragraph above or just want a brief list of what I'm looking for.

-$20> (can stretch)
-30dBA (35dBA at most)
-100 CFM (100 CFM is minimum. If it's something like 99.87 CFM or something in the 95+ range, it would be acceptable)
-120 or 140mm

Thanks.

-Hybrid-
Edited by HybridCore - 10/16/11 at 2:16pm
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post #2 of 44
BeQuiet! and Scythe fans is my choice. Noiseblocker's and Silverstone's are very good too.

You can buy AP181 separately if that's what you want. wink.gif

Remember that many manufacturers provide wrong CFM and dBa informations (such as Cooler Master), and also that sleeve bearing fans aren't meant to be mounted horizontally.
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Thanks for the notice.
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post #6 of 44
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I've checked the noiseblockers. They're fine but with the price of the M12-P multiframe, I could get an AP-31. Same with the PK3 model (140mm) and PLPS (120mm), they all cost near the AP-31 but don't perform as well.
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post #7 of 44
My personal favorites are the Noctua NF 1300, Gentle typhoons 1850 and the Noiseblockers Multiframe , I used them in my pc , extremely silent, strong frame and decent airflow.

Enermax fans have high cfm but are much louder than what they are rated for (Enermax apollish) .

Link:http://www.coolingtechnique.com/recensioni/74-ventole-rheobus/764-recensione-scythe-gentle-typhoon-high-rpm.html?start=4
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post #8 of 44
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Mother of god, the AP-31s are loud even with my speakers at 10.
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I'm using Aerocool Shark LED Fans, & these are the specs.

Power mode: 1500 RPM, Silence mode: 800 RPM
Air Flow: Power mode: 96.5 CMF, Silence mode: 50 CMF
Noise Level: Power mode: 29.6 dBA, Silence mode: 14.5 dBA
post #10 of 44
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^Nice. Considered. I've been looking around for fan roundups and found one but I believe it only had the AP-15 and not the high speed GTs. Are there any larger ones with almost every known fan on the market?
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