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Picking up a Rheosmart 6-Fan controller very soon, and looking into a few new fans to go with it.

I currently have a p182 setup with one intake, and one exhaust up top.
Ideally, this is about it, but I could squeeze another couple fans.
If no more places exist for a fan placement, won't have a hard time replacing the Rosewill fans.

Criteria:
Must cool very well, when gaming, and it can be full speed
Must be very quiet, when turned down.
Cheaper, the better, rather not spend too much- aiming at ~$15/fan, lower, the better; as I'm still recouping money from my 6950 buy!

My goal with the p182 case is to sleep with it in the room, with it a mere two feet from my bed.. I can hear things.

When I turn down the fans to '0' on the fan controller, or on low, it should be very quiet..

I've looked into Yate Loons, Gentles.. just not sure which one is superior to the other..
post #2 of 24
Yate Loons are the best for the price with a fan controller.

Noctua is the best overall (imo), but very expensive.

Haven't tried the Gentles, but hear great things.
     
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How are the Yates with sound, on low?

The main reason I have these cheap Rosewills, is that they can get pretty quiet if it's all the way on low, but on high..... they're quite obnoxious.

Looking at the Yate Loons D12SM-12...
The 33dba sounds low... and at max I assume, on low, would be much quieter?
Edited by rawfuls - 1/28/12 at 10:13pm
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How are the Yates with sound, on low?
The main reason I have these cheap Rosewills, is that they can get pretty quiet if it's all the way on low, but on high..... they're quite obnoxious.

Everyone says they're almost silent on low while still being on (some low RPM fans refuse to spin at certain voltages). They'll certainly be obnoxious on high because they're like 30dB maxed out, but I'd never run them that high.
     
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post #5 of 24
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Really?
I remember reading that 30db is almost nothing.

EDIT: http://www.gcaudio.com/resources/howtos/loudness.html
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Originally Posted by rawfuls View Post

How are the Yates with sound, on low?
The main reason I have these cheap Rosewills, is that they can get pretty quiet if it's all the way on low, but on high..... they're quite obnoxious.
Looking at the Yate Loons D12SM-12...
The 33dba sounds low... and at max I assume, on low, would be much quieter?

with the rheosmart6 on manual control, you can turn the fan down to 0 rpm. even delta's are quiet at that speed:D the question you "should" be asking is what is a fan that can go to 500rpm or below w/o coming to a stop:)
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Really?
I remember reading that 30db is almost nothing.
EDIT: http://www.gcaudio.com/resources/howtos/loudness.html

I know my dB ratings biggrin.gif I did car audio competitions so each dB mattered. I was in the 149.9 class.

The problem with a general rating chart is that each one might be at a different Hz. 10dB is practically inaudible, 25 isn't too bad, but I only turn it up to that point if I'm at full load.
     
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i have several YL d12sm-12 fans. they are not obnoxious at full speed but you can hear them. sounds like air rushing, with no whining noise. at 33% in speedfan they are very quiet and my spinning hard drives are actually louder than they are.
though at $15/fan you could probably do much better. i wouldn't know

edit: just make sure you get "good" yate loons. i suggest petras tech shop bu there are some other vendors with them as well
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Really?
I remember reading that 30db is almost nothing.
EDIT: http://www.gcaudio.com/resources/howtos/loudness.html

30db may not sound like alot for computers, but it is actually pretty loud for computers. it really depends on where your machine is located. if it's in an enclosed office room where sound can bounce around, then it'll likely be very noticeable. while if it's in a living room type space where there is more room for sound to dissipate and alot more ambient noise, then it might not be noticeable. generally speaking, you want to keep a single fan below 25db and you want to make sure your fans don't create a harmonic amplification effect. aside from that you should be fine.
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get high speed yate loons
   
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