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I'm trying to find 120MM fans that are quiet and move a sufficient amount of air to keep a system cool.
The Scythe Slipstreams seem promising:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185058

Has anyone had any experience with them, and would you recommend them for air cooling (I've heard they aren't great with watercooling because of their low static pressure)?
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On the "girls computer" in the sig. There are 5 on a cm690, they are not quiet, but not loud. They were louder than I expected them to be though, but they seem to actually push as much air as they are advertised too, which seems like not many companies fans are actually capable of doing.

Not certain how for microcenter is too you, site says one is in yonkers. They are a buck cheaper.
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they're very nice under 1000rpm, and actually have above average static pressure. Over 1k they start to roar a bit.
    
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The Slipstreams are really good actually when you get good ones. They are hit or miss and tend to die relatively fast though.
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I think i can live with them being somewhat noticeable, or putting them at a lower RPM.
Well, I'm only going to be using 3, so it hopefully won't be too bad.
Any other recommendations?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AbdullahG View Post

I think i can live with them being somewhat noticeable, or putting them at a lower RPM.
Well, I'm only going to be using 3, so it hopefully won't be too bad.
Any other recommendations?

Are you sure you can adjust their speed? Might want to check that out. I personally directly power them from psu so I cannot offer any insight onto that. As far as them breaking or not, The 5 I mentioned earlier have been in there almost 2 years. On the 212+ in that same computer, is the 1600rpm versions, which are in fact loud, and I would not suggest them to be used as case fans.

For my build I used the 14cm 12cm bolt pattern sickleflow 1700rpm for push/pull, which got great temps. But again was somewhat loud.

Only one of these fans gave me issues, and it was user related, as I let a dust ball get into the bearing area, which cause a click.

The enermax the post above this are also good, but for the price, I would go with the scythe.
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Are you sure you can adjust their speed? Might want to check that out. I personally directly power them from psu so I cannot offer any insight onto that. As far as them breaking or not, The 5 I mentioned earlier have been in there almost 2 years. On the 212+ in that same computer, is the 1600rpm versions, which are in fact loud, and I would not suggest them to be used as case fans.
For my build I used the 14cm 12cm bolt pattern sickleflow 1700rpm for push/pull, which got great temps. But again was somewhat loud.
Only one of these fans gave me issues, and it was user related, as I let a dust ball get into the bearing area, which cause a click.
The enermax the post above this are also good, but for the price, I would go with the scythe.

I'll be buying a fan controller with the fans as well. Might just end up with the Scythe, and maybe an Enermax just to test with.
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post #9 of 9

Slipstreams are available as PWM.

Try Koolertek for nice prices.

If you check out my sig, I cover them in item 1 and in item 4, chapters 4,5,6 and 7.

Be sure to lubricate them before you use them. See item 3 in my sig.

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