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post #21 of 31
How about getting some quiet fans to meet your requirement? If the fans are noisy, you can hear it anyway no matter what PC case you are using.biggrin.gif
post #22 of 31
cougar fans are very quiet and move mucho air.
    
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i know the TY-140 is a favorite here though it's expensive. i suggest yate loons especially since you have a fan controller, but im sure you wouldnt be disappointed with TY-140s. the noiseblocker is a bit on the low cfm side especially compared to ty-140. you might do better without an exhaust fan at all.
Alright, so it would be better to buy the TY-140s and to not to use an exhaust fan?
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The fans I'm looking at right now are the Noiseblocker XL1 120MM (exhaust) and the Thermalright TY-140 (top intake and front intake), does anyone have experience with these fans? Or does anyone have other recommendations?
The TY-140 is nice. I haven't tried the Noiseblockers but I'm really tempted to, in particular the "NB Multi-frame series," got quite good mention from Xbit Labs. They're expensive ($23-25 if you shop around), but so is trying to be savvy and buying several bang-for-the-buck fans that wind up in a drawer, then settling on the best of them that still isn't that great but hey you've spent $40 experimenting so theres no way you're gonna give in and add $25 to that cost by buying the one your gut told you to just get to begin with. But then you buy it anyway and you could have bought two of them with the money you spent but noooo mr. smartyotter you just had to prove how case-fan streetwise you were. Wait, what were we talking about?
You lost me at ''but so is trying to be savvy and buying several bang-for-the-buck fans that wind up in a drawer'' to be honest.
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From my experience with stock delivered casings, I have to say the NZXT Phantom I am using currently is pretty silent for having 5 fans running in it alone. Even after adding the two fans from the two GTX 580's to it.
I saw you mentioning that the manual fan control is annoying to regulate noise. With this casing you actually have the sliders for the fans of the casing on the outside (top, front right corner). So you can really quickly switch from the silent normal speed to the fast setting. On the fast setting though I have to say it gets a bit noisier but still not bad.
So: The NZXT Phantom is pretty silent and gives you the option to still quickly adjust fan speed if you need to. Personally, I rarely had to, and even if, it was still pretty silent. If that doesn't cut it for you, I am sure you can replace the stock fans with some quieter ones. Regarding the price I can't help you there, because I bought mine directly in China (lived there for 4 years).
The main thing I dislike about the NZXT Phantom, is that it is glossy, I absolutely hate glossy designs. Mainly because of the fingerprints that can be left on it and because of the annoying glare.
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cougar fans are very quiet and move mucho air.
I'll look into them.

Thanks for responding, everyone.
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post #24 of 31
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You lost me at ''but so is trying to be savvy and buying several bang-for-the-buck fans that wind up in a drawer'' to be honest.

Was goofing around, sorry. Just saying don't cheap out on fans. Dont buy ones just because they're expensive, but if you have good reason to think they'll be the best for you, get em.

OK so if I had your current case, I would try to make it quiet first before buying another. Below I have listed suggestions for the various slots, based on items I have experience with.

-Fan controller (5-way controller, imo) (crap, I think you mentioned already having one)
-Rear Fan: Noiseblocker Multiframe, Noctua NF-P12, Sharkoon Silent Eagle SE, Scythe Slipstream. Budget alternative: Yate Loons
-Front 140mm: Thermalright X-Silent 140mm or Sharkoon Silent Eagle 140mm (love those Sharkoon fans, only available at Performance-PC so far as I know)
-Bottom/Floor: TY-140
-GPU, optional: replace stock cooler with Accelero Twin Turbo
-Side Fans: None.
-Top fans: 1 TY-140, set to very low RPM
-Hyper 212+: replace stock fan(s) with a single Noctua NF-F12. You only need one. It's PWM so wont take up a slot on the controller.
    
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post #25 of 31
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You lost me at ''but so is trying to be savvy and buying several bang-for-the-buck fans that wind up in a drawer'' to be honest.
Was goofing around, sorry. Just saying don't cheap out on fans. Dont buy ones just because they're expensive, but if you have good reason to think they'll be the best for you, get em.
OK so if I had your current case, I would try to make it quiet first before buying another. Below I have listed suggestions for the various slots, based on items I have experience with.
-Fan controller (5-way controller, imo) (crap, I think you mentioned already having one)
-Rear Fan: Noiseblocker Multiframe, Noctua NF-P12, Sharkoon Silent Eagle SE, Scythe Slipstream. Budget alternative: Yate Loons
-Front 140mm: Thermalright X-Silent 140mm or Sharkoon Silent Eagle 140mm (love those Sharkoon fans, only available at Performance-PC so far as I know)
-Bottom/Floor: TY-140
-GPU, optional: replace stock cooler with Accelero Twin Turbo
-Side Fans: None.
-Top fans: 1 TY-140, set to very low RPM
-Hyper 212+: replace stock fan(s) with a single Noctua NF-F12. You only need one. It's PWM so wont take up a slot on the controller.

No, I only said I was leaning towards the Scythe Kaze Master Pro.

I also found the NF-P12s via this video:
http://youtu.be/uKDxXMF1EA4
I wanted to buy one to replace the stock fan from the Hyper 212+.

The NF-F12 seems to be louder than this one, can anyone confirm this?
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post #26 of 31
Il throw my Noctua into the silent cooling world

Tightly Packed Fins that are slightly angled allow great cooling with much lower RPM Fans, My Noctua also comes with power Limiters to reduce RPM if you run a Push Pull config (also comes with both fans), Im only running Push, because I have special little Fan attached to my Mosfet right next to the HS, came with my Asus Mobo.

SOme of the other large coolers require higher RPM to achieve the same cooling, while I may not achieve Better cooling that some of those offer at higher RPM's, I achieve great cooling with Low RPS =)

So the Noctua is a good idea hehe
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post #27 of 31
You might want to have alook at corsair 550d. It looks like a good silent case.
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post #28 of 31
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Originally Posted by Nipaa~ View Post

I'm still leaning towards the Scythe Kaze Master Pro 5.25, mainly because of it's looks and I'm pretty sure that the fans at which I'm currently looking at don't require more than 12W.

The Kaze Master Pro is awesome, many own it here on OCN if you do some research. thumb.gif
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post #29 of 31
The RV02 is not silent, but it is very quiet with the triple 180mm fans on low, and they still provide good airflow over your whole board. The only troubles you'll find is if that's still too loud, buying alternative 180mm fans is not easy. Add in the fact that the gap behind the motherboard tray is pretty tight for cable tidying, and it may not be the choice you want. Outside those 2 points, it's a brilliant case. I loved mine.
    
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When i built my rig the noise factor was important to me as well, the HAF-X and Azza 2000 where my final choices. Went with the Azza and love it! Also went with the Noctua NH-D14 cooler
Edited by Lorderl - 2/25/12 at 6:06am
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