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+1 for Gelid Silents. If you can get the PWM versions that would be even better.
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I want quieter than the fans on my NH-D14.

Also, I am willing to pay more for fans if they are very reliable with a good warranty. I saw the Noctua fans have a 6-year warranty, at $25 each - for example.


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how tolerable are you to noise? what is "noisy" to you? since it is all relative my noisy and your noisy is different. I can barely hear my yates over the clicking of my blackwidow keyboard. i hear them but don't think they are noisy. whats an example of a fan that you think is noisy?

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I like my Xigmatek's. Im running 3 of these, newegg is wrong though they are 61cfm not 68.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233048
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then you might as well get a bunch of gt ap15s for case fans
   
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post #15 of 18
Gentle Typhoons are not the be-all-end-all of fans. They are outstanding behind restrictive grills and filters and against heatsinks and radiators. There are better case fans: Enermax, Nexus, Noiseblocker Blacksilents and Multiframes, Scythe S-FLEX, Thermalright TY-140 and X-Silent, etc. The Multiframes and TY-140 are arguably the most versatile in terms of noise, airflow, and some static pressure. Depending on how much airflow you need, undervolted Nexus Basics and S-FLEX's are inaudible to all but the most sensitive ears.
    
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I want quieter than the fans on my NH-D14.
Also, I am willing to pay more for fans if they are very reliable with a good warranty. I saw the Noctua fans have a 6-year warranty, at $25 each - for example.

I have both of those Noctuas and the 140mm is surprisingly loud..er than I would expect from Noctua. My T.B. Silence 140 is much quieter, though a different sort of fan. barelyhear it 2 feet away. As a silent computing nut, I've become disillusioned with Noctuas recently. I think one of the best pricey options is a fan controller and low-medium speed Scythe Slipstreams, but theyre 12-18 bucks a pop; good fans though and they take pretty low volt to to startup so are fairly flexible. Cheaper option is Enermax, my budget fave. I hear good things about Gelid as well. Just make sure you have enough well placed fans to compensate for the lower cfm silence brings, and you should do fine for cooling.

Cougar is a sort of newcomer in quiet fans and I've heard good things but dont know much about them.
    
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post #17 of 18
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I like my Xigmatek's. Im running 3 of these, newegg is wrong though they are 61cfm not 68.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233048

just got the saem ones and they are sooo quiet
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post #18 of 18
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just got the saem ones and they are sooo quiet

i had the same ones for a year... they are not quiet haha

Installed 6 of the silent 12's over this weekend and those are quiet. When they are running full blast they do make some noise (but what doesnt at full blast). As a comparison the 6 silent 12's are quieter then the 2 Xigmatek ones i had idle. thumb.gif
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