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I need 3 140mm fans. I'll be mounting them in "pull" configuration with a custom shroud. I intend to run at low speed, with priority placed on keeping it quiet. It will be inside the case, so appearance doesn't matter and I'd prefer not to have them light up. The controller I'm using will handle PWM or VR. I'd want to wire them together to run off one channel from the controller.

Any suggestions, or notes on what to avoid?

—John
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post #2 of 16
Antec TrueQuiet 140mm look good, never used them though.

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post #3 of 16
Noctua has this NF-S12B it is a 120mm but it is stupid quiet at under 5db and still 22CFM but can go to 33CFM at 6.8db.
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post #4 of 16
I've had great luck with the ball-bearing Masscool fans; given the emphasis on quiet:

http://masscool.com/product_detail.php?pid=&id=138
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835150109
post #5 of 16
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The TY-140 is a champ and PWM, but has a funny mount. I don't think that affects the performance, I just need to adapt it to the proper holes. After all, the corners are blocked in a normal square fan. Maybe this will be fine — my case top has mounting holes for 120mm as well; I can use those to attach the fan to the underside of the case, and use the 140mm-spaced holes with long bolts to attach the radiator below it.
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post #6 of 16
not sure how these are for RADS but I got one for my Rear case exhaust fan and its great and extremely quiet at full speed.

Noiseblocker NB-BlackSilentPro PK-3 140mm x 25mm Ultra Quiet Fan - 1700 RPM - 27 dBA

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Specs:
Size: 140x140x25mm
Weight: 135g
Rated Voltage: 12 V
Operating Voltage: 4-13,8 V
Start Voltage: 4,5 Volt
Input Power: 0,72 Watt
Input Current: 0,20A (Max)
RPM: 1700 (+/- 10%)
Dielectric Strength: 5 mA (Max)
Static Pressure: 1,781 mm-H2O
Airflow: 153 m3/h (12V)
90.04 CFM
acoustical noise: ca. 27 dB/A
MTBF (25°C): 120 000 Std.
Connector: plugable 3 Pin Molex with signal wire
Warrenty: 6 years

only thing is they are $25 a piece. they come with nice rubber grommits so you get a perfect seal to whatever you mount them to and they come with 2 black sleaved cables that are different lengths.

EDIT: whoops skipped the PWM part by accident cause im retarded but honestly you could just run these at full power without a controller and they would be super quiet at full speed.
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post #7 of 16
I have couple of those PK-3's and with a radiator they sound awful at speeds over 1000 rpm. Martinm210 describes it good : http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...75#post4655275
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post #8 of 16
Oh yeah go the Noctua.. they have 140mm ones too.. so quiet even my wife noticed! like i care?!

pfffffffffft... even with the case open she hasn't noticed the new cpu cooling loop moohahaha
Edited by atomicfr33x - 11/2/11 at 4:41pm
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post #9 of 16
the noctua NF-P14 also, if you search the news section i remember an all aluminum 140mm fan thats supposed to be very good, i forgot what brand though
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What rad are you using?
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