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I just picked up 2 of these :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103061
No complaints so far, and its been about a week. Man do I love having a PC put out less than 19dba.

SickleFlow fans. Just picked one up 2 days ago. Can't say I like them. They have faint clattering noise and they hum a bit. Got it to replace a CoolerMaster Silent LED fan (A12025-12CB-3BN-F1). I'm putting that old faithful back in this weekend. It was just a ton quieter.
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post #12 of 23
I pulled the Sickleflow from the drive cage this evening and put the old CM Silent LED in again after stuffing some auto wheel bearing grease in it. Completely inaudible compared to that Sickeflow even at full speed. That's CoolerMaster for you. Sometimes their basics are just better than their other hyped products.

Only downside is that the hard drive hiss is very audible. Just ... can't ... win!
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post #13 of 23
I'd go with Yate Loons. It may be better to get a fan controller also?
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post #14 of 23
The best cheapest fans I own are bitfenix spectre LED (non-led's click) - Yate Loons arne't a patch on them for noise (well not the ones I've used anyway) they don't push as well as the noiseblockers but they do an ok job.

I agree about coolermaster standard fans being better than their sickflow range.
Edited by dhughesuk - 4/2/12 at 8:38am
post #15 of 23
Seeing as you are on a budget, I'm sure a fan controller is out of the question.

I would have to recommend the Spectre Pro for staying under $10, quiet, and moving some air.

http://www.xoxide.com/bitfenix-spectrepro-120mm-casefan-black.html

This is for the black version, <$10 +shipping.

Check out the review done by a OCN member here.
 
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post #16 of 23
Fractal Fans are pretty quiet and quite cheap! Got 2 x 140mm on the top of my 650D, a 120m exhaust, and 200mm nzxt intake. My HDD is louder than the case fans -_-!
    
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post #17 of 23
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I agree about coolermaster standard fans being better than their sickflow range.

One more thing about the sickleflow that seemed odd ... they get hot. Anyone notice that? I found the hub to be quite hot when I was stopping them by hand to check contributing noise. Seems a little stupid thing for a fan to do. smile.gif
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One more thing about the sickleflow that seemed odd ... they get hot. Anyone notice that? I found the hub to be quite hot when I was stopping them by hand to check contributing noise. Seems a little stupid thing for a fan to do. smile.gif

Mine made bearing noise, slight but there i have very sensitive ears mad.gif

Noctua has been treating me well though no bearing noise whatsoever even at the lowest setting on my fan controller.
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post #19 of 23
I have a 140mm version of this and it's a lot quieter than my yate-loons and pushes almost as much air.
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post #20 of 23
Thermalright X-silent 140 mm 900 rpm - dead silent and reasonably priced ~10 usd. Review - http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/thermalright_spitfire_vrmr5/
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