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~~~ Cross-posted into the Intel Air Cooling section, also!! ~~~

Okay, so I have a 'whining' case fan. At least, I'm pretty sure it's a case fan. Nonetheless, I'll be trouble-shooting the exact culprit either later tonight, or tomorrow.
(I'm hoping it's a case fan, cuz if not, I've got a hard drive in some serious trouble!)

Now, even if I can fix the (presumed) case fan, I'm wanting to get some newer ones. I currently have a front intake, side-window-panel intake (I think it's set as intake, not exhaust ), and two rear exhausts -- all 80mm.

I need suggestions for good brands/models of 80mm fans that are efficient (in their cfm ratings) and not too loud (preferrably under 30-35 dbA). I've spent lots of time going through NewEgg trying to find some types that stick out, but there's just so d@mn many, it's hard to make sense of it after a while.


So, I figured I'd get communal opinions on what you all have/ARE using that work well, move air, and aren't too loud.

Thanks all!
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http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/produc...2364/a2364.asp
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I just (and I mean like 20 minutes ago) switched 3 x 120mm Thermaltakes that sounded like a an F5 Tornado for 3 Silverstone fans.

CFM went up, db went down

I realise that you need 80mm's, but if the performance (CFM and sound) increase on the 120's is any indicator of what the Silverstone 80's are, then I recommend that you try them.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...SubCategory=62

I purchased from the FMxxx line. Very, very nice . Best fans I have ever used, and I have tried many.

Hope this helps.
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Ooooh, bonus on the link, cgrado! A 4-pack will likely save money.

Thanks for that personal experience tip, Syrillian.
(But boy, dont' I wish I could sink one 120mm fan as an exhaust instead of the two 80mm fans I have right now.... case won't accomodate it, though. )

Surely some of the rest of you have thoughts on case fans.... Right?
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