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So I am looking to get really quite fans, color and price doesn't really matter, only thing that matters is having the best performance to least noise, I would also prefer the fan to be available on one of these sites


www.ncix.com
www.canadacomputers.com
http://www.newegg.ca
www.directcanada.com


Should I stick with the NF-F12's or is there something better (Already ordered and ready for pick-up tomorrow but I can cancel)


I have seen other;s with better CFM + DBA vs the NF-F12 but based on reviews these things are getting praised like no other.
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Pretty good fans. I have a review I'm ready to post. Those vanes are designed to boost the static pressure to make them more suitable for rads.

 

On a D14, they make about the same noise as a P12.

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ehume what was that four pin splitter you linked me before in my thread? for 120mm fans? that are PMW based? I also wanted to know of good four pin fans that may be between 4.99-24.99 in price.

I mean I do not know much about fans, I am going to buy a silver arrow if you get me. that four pin splitter, and if there is so much splittrs might as well add more pwm fans, I assume the fans will run on automatic and not volt with four pin, and that three pins can not do this on a four pin fan header even connected to a splitter. I'll get a fan controller latter no, I do not know what type of brand of a fan controller that is worth it also.

So what I wanted to know was of good PWM fans by price and quality and what they do, even if they are quiet.

I need like four fans, but with the stock fans inside the case I have I may want to replace them, then realized there was no way for a splitter to take more than five fans anyway. But if i have to remove the rear fan in my case it does not matter at all, seeing as how it would have been removed, then i'll really need to get top fans for the lack of that one.

So yeah I do not know much about fans and my case only takes 120mm fans, would not mind if they look good and comes in led colors also.

Just asking for a little help =x, for some reason fans is the main thing I am worried about and air flow is important, i'll have to make adjutments in this case anyway... because I do not trust something about it.
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ehume what was that four pin splitter you linked me before in my thread? for 120mm fans? that are PMW based? I also wanted to know of good four pin fans that may be between 4.99-24.99 in price.
I mean I do not know much about fans, I am going to buy a silver arrow if you get me. that four pin splitter, and if there is so much splittrs might as well add more pwm fans, I assume the fans will run on automatic and not volt with four pin, and that three pins can not do this on a four pin fan header even connected to a splitter. I'll get a fan controller latter no, I do not know what type of brand of a fan controller that is worth it also.
So what I wanted to know was of good PWM fans by price and quality and what they do, even if they are quiet.
I need like four fans, but with the stock fans inside the case I have I may want to replace them, then realized there was no way for a splitter to take more than five fans anyway. But if i have to remove the rear fan in my case it does not matter at all, seeing as how it would have been removed, then i'll really need to get top fans for the lack of that one.
So yeah I do not know much about fans and my case only takes 120mm fans, would not mind if they look good and comes in led colors also.
Just asking for a little help =x, for some reason fans is the main thing I am worried about and air flow is important, i'll have to make adjutments in this case anyway... because I do not trust something about it.

What a lovely thread derail, ever heard of sending a PM? teaching.gif

Back on topic: I can recommend Noiseblocker Multiframe fans, Sycthe Gentle Typhoons, Thermalright X-Silent (not the best CFM but super quiet), GELID Solutions WING fans (very good looking, expensive). Nexus (D12SL-12) fans would be your best quiet/performance buy though. Also look at some Phobya or Pabst offerings if you can find them.
post #5 of 17
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This is my other main choice the xigmatek xlf 120mm

35-233-045-Z02?$S300W$

800 - 1500 RPM
Air Flow
61 CFM
Noise Level
<20 dBA
Power Connector
4 Pin
66920_l.jpg

300 - 1500 RPM
54.97 CFM
Noise Level
<22.4 dBA
Power Connector
4 Pin PWM




It seems the xigmatek beats it in price and performance is there anything I am not seeing?
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post #6 of 17

Always consider bearings when looking at fans.

 

NEVER believe the specs of companies selling fans to consumers. Industrial suppliers have to be honest because their best customers order thousands of fans and generally can check on fan performance. Look at reviews.

 

5-way PWM splitter.

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post #7 of 17
use coolermaster sickle flows. they are like <$10 a pop, and are <20 db and about 69.69 cfm
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use coolermaster sickle flows. they are like <$10 a pop, and are <20 db and about 69.69 cfm

Bad suggestion. You basically just looked at what CM had posted on their website, which is false and proven so through reviews of the sickle flow fan.
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NEVER believe the specs of companies selling fans to consumers. Industrial suppliers have to be honest because their best customers order thousands of fans and generally can check on fan performance.

Look at reviews.

THIS.
post #9 of 17
well, the thing is is i have 4 as of now, they are all very quiet and move more air than any other fan that i have owned in the same size. i have one on my hyper 212, and it put the temps down another 5-10c. i havent OC yet, but i idle around 5c, and never go over 20c while gaming, but thats not the point. they move a hell of alot of air, and are very quiet.
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So I am looking to get really quite fans, color and price doesn't really matter, only thing that matters is having the best performance to least noise, I would also prefer the fan to be available on one of these sites
www.ncix.com
www.canadacomputers.com
http://www.newegg.ca
www.directcanada.com
Should I stick with the NF-F12's or is there something better (Already ordered and ready for pick-up tomorrow but I can cancel)
I have seen other;s with better CFM + DBA vs the NF-F12 but based on reviews these things are getting praised like no other.

Sorry don't mean to jack this but I was just wondering if you've ever ordered from memoryexpress, they have an excellent price beat guarantee. Not really useful for fans being low dollar items, but just thought I'd mention it.

The rest of this thread is also pertinent to my interests
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