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Hey Silent Computing forumgoers.

So the lights on my K62 are starting to annoy me, and one of the fans is dying (or at least, is being noisy for no reason, probably faulty). They're all 140mm. I'd like to replace them with reliable, near silent but efficient fans on a budget. Being 140mm they're already pretty quiet, but it's really the lights that are starting to annoy me. My bedroom is really small, about 9ft by 9ft cubed (except for the huge slope in the wall where the roof is, and the doorway) and the extra light and sound is really taking a toll on my sleeping pattern sometimes.

When I turn the lights off my room glows blue, it's annoying. So.

Need 3 fans, good value, reliability, performance, etc. Will spend about £5-6 ($10) per fan.
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post #2 of 19
Some Yate Loon 140mm x 25mm either medium or slow speed should be fine, mediums produce 29dba, slow produce 25dba and are ~ $10 so they should be a similar price there smile.gif
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you can get yate loon medium or low .....
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post #4 of 19
XSPC Xinruilian's are fairly quiet and good value (about 3-4£ per fan I believe), according to user experience they perform like Gentle Typhoon's, perhaps the poor man's version. Check them out but otherwise, the Yate Loon's are a good choice also.

Edit: Apologies, didn't see you wanted 140mm fans.
Edited by Kai` - 2/24/12 at 8:52am
post #5 of 19
If you have the cash get some nice Noctua fans. To make them as silent as possible either run the 3pin variants with the speed reducing resistor dongle or run the 4 pin variants with a nice proprietary fan controller to undervolt them. The 3 and 4 pin variants even at stock speeds are amazingly silent even at full speed.
- chmodlabs
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Originally Posted by chmodlabs View Post

If you have the cash get some nice Noctua fans. To make them as silent as possible either run the 3pin variants with the speed reducing resistor dongle or run the 4 pin variants with a nice proprietary fan controller to undervolt them. The 3 and 4 pin variants even at stock speeds are amazingly silent even at full speed.
- chmodlabs

Yeah and 'Awesomely overpriced' too. It's been the general concensus on these fans for the past 3 years. I don't know much about fans, that's why I'm asking, I get that, but just because I don't know what's good, doesn't mean I don't know what's bad.

I guess what I'm trying to say is if you don't know what's good, don't try and help. Typing 'silent case fans' into google and returning the first result is honestly no help at all.

I clearly said I was on a budget, and what the budget was. Why would you suggest something on the totally opposite spectrum of price, and then ask if I had the money? I'd already have bought the most expensive thing I could find, which are noctuas, if I could afford them.

Apologies in advance for the arrogance but I'm in absoloutely no mood for ignorance.

Further research shows the Yate Loons are pretty impressive for the money, they're the forerunner but I'd really like some more intelligent suggestions here.
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Yeah and 'Awesomely overpriced' too. It's been the general concensus on these fans for the past 3 years. I don't know much about fans, that's why I'm asking, I get that, but just because I don't know what's good, doesn't mean I don't know what's bad.
I guess what I'm trying to say is if you don't know what's good, don't try and help. Typing 'silent case fans' into google and returning the first result is honestly no help at all.
I clearly said I was on a budget, and what the budget was. Why would you suggest something on the totally opposite spectrum of price, and then ask if I had the money? I'd already have bought the most expensive thing I could find, which are noctuas, if I could afford them.
Apologies in advance for the arrogance but I'm in absoloutely no mood for ignorance.
Further research shows the Yate Loons are pretty impressive for the money, they're the forerunner but I'd really like some more intelligent suggestions here.

i said it in the post before
you should go for yate loon medium or low they arent expensive and i personally dont have them but they were recommended to me....
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i said it in the post before
you should go for yate loon medium or low they arent expensive and i personally dont have them but they were recommended to me....

Yeah, that's one option. I want to explore some other options, and do a bit of research rather than pulling the trigger because one user said so.

Thanks, but I just can't buy things on a whim.
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Yeah, that's one option. I want to explore some other options, and do a bit of research rather than pulling the trigger because one user said so.
Thanks, but I just can't buy things on a whim.

OK i understand ill do a little research for you
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Here is a chart with prices,airflow,noise,speed
http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/products/120mmfans
it says 120mm but there is also 140mm in the list ....
take a look at it im still looking to see what else there is...
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