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the 620 and the two 920 fans at anything over 1600 RPM are VERY LOUD! the Chill Control on my 920 on my CPU is 40 dB at 1600 RPM, and peak is 56dB. If you have a sound system that shows sound lvls in dB, (Kenwoods and Pioneers are known for that) turn your favorate song up that loud, you'll see what I mean. not to steer you away from the Antec product, but if you plan on getting those and you want them quiet, get fans!

I see, what fans do you recommend i buy if im going with the 620 for quiet operation? Turns out that the Accelero XTREME Plus II will not fit in my case so thats outta the question.
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the 620 and the two 920 fans at anything over 1600 RPM are VERY LOUD! the Chill Control on my 920 on my CPU is 40 dB at 1600 RPM, and peak is 56dB. If you have a sound system that shows sound lvls in dB, (Kenwoods and Pioneers are known for that) turn your favorate song up that loud, you'll see what I mean. not to steer you away from the Antec product, but if you plan on getting those and you want them quiet, get fans!

I see, what fans do you recommend i buy if im going with the 620 for quiet operation? Turns out that the Accelero XTREME Plus II will not fit in my case so thats outta the question.

Yeah, don't use the stock fans. Too loud. There are better fans out there that are quieter. I have my Rad fans connected to a Sentry 2 controller. The default setting is at 40% and crank them when needed. Only max them when benching but that's about the only time. Even when gaming in BF3 i might bump them to 50-60%.
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I see, what fans do you recommend i buy if im going with the 620 for quiet operation? Turns out that the Accelero XTREME Plus II will not fit in my case so thats outta the question.


Most of the guys in the Antec 620/920 club buy Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15's, but GL finding them, and for $17 USD a piece, they are rather expensive. Also, they are 3pin w/4-pin connector, so I'm not sure if the Chill Control on the 920 will control them or not.

    
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Yeah AP 15's would be ideal. But im cheap and went with some that were on sale at the local MC. I have used Coolermaster R4-L2R-20AC-GP which are pretty good but no likey the Sentry 2 controller. I also bagged a dozen discontinued Antec Tricools which are pretty nice (molex only) which im using now for the Rad Intake fans. MC was blowing them out for $2.99 a piece. Over all I think they push a little more air then the Coolermasters. However i think one of them is on the fritz and causing some turbulence with the fan in front.
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would this be the Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15?
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=35020

These will give me the quietest performance? Im going down to the store this Friday so ill pick up all the parts then. Sound is a big deals as its an HTPC =)
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would this be the Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15?
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=35020

These will give me the quietest performance? Im going down to the store this Friday so ill pick up all the parts then. Sound is a big deals as its an HTPC =)

Most likely yes. Not sure how they will sound inside your HTPC. But they are very popular.
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thanks for the help, ordered all the parts =) should try this mod this weekend hopefully.
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thanks for the help, ordered all the parts =) should try this mod this weekend hopefully.

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Fantastic, ill be looking for your post. LOTS OF PICS and a big +rep when your done posting
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Over all I think they push a little more air then the Coolermasters. However i think one of them is on the fritz and causing some turbulence with the fan in front.



Yeah, had me a tri-cool fan that came with my old Antec NSK4850B case. On high you could hear it fluxuate a little, but medium it stayed pretty steady. Worked great for over 5 years, til I let my brother use it as a laptop cooler connected to a PSU (modded with a push button to test fans). I went to get on my computer one day and smelled something electrical burning. Looked, and his laptop had fell on it, breaking 3 of the fins off, and was holding it still. Probably the Best 3-way switched fan I've ever owned, including box fans, (sure moved more air than one lmaosmiley.gif)

    
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