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Just set up my antec 620 Kuhler on my GTX 480 and love it! Stock fans are noisy on high tho frown.gif

Does anyone have any good reccomendations for a push/pull 120mm fan that has good performance and quiet on 100%? I'm using my case's fan controller so it doesnt have to be necessarily silent on high

Thanks!
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CM Blade Master
Noctua NF P12
Silverstone FM121
SilenX IXP-76-18
CM excalibur
Prolimatech PRO-BV12LED
Scythe SY1225SL12H 120mm "Slipstream"
Scythe SY1225SL12SH 120mm "Slipstream"
post #3 of 30
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CM Blade Master
Noctua NF P12
Silverstone FM121
SilenX IXP-76-18
CM excalibur
Prolimatech PRO-BV12LED
Scythe SY1225SL12H 120mm "Slipstream"
Scythe SY1225SL12SH 120mm "Slipstream"

Is that in any specific order?
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post #4 of 30
"Silent" can be relative, but IMO silent for a fan running 100% I'd say Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-14s

(personally I prefer AP-15s + ability to undervolt them but that's just me)
Edited by candy_van - 3/27/12 at 8:57am
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post #5 of 30
I`d get Scythe, CM and prolimatech 1st
post #6 of 30
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Originally Posted by candy_van View Post

"Silent" can be relative, but IMO silent for a fan running 100% I'd say Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-14s
(personally I prefer AP-15s + ability to undervolt them but that's just me)

I think I've read that these are hard to find? I've currently got 1 CM Sickleflow 120mm and 1 of the Corsair fans that came with the H100 on it, the CM is silent but it didnt keep the GPU cool enough, and I'm worried abotu buying another sicklefow if it isnt going to keep it down either :/
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post #7 of 30
The corsair fans that come with the H100 have very good static pressure, they are loud though - and require a controller if you want to keep the noise down.

AP-15, 13s are in stock from a lot of US vendors now (Jab-tech, FrozenCPU etc) - for the 14s it looks like you'd need to use Aquatuning (here).

The reason they are so popular is because they have excellent static pressure and are relatively quiet depending on what RPM you go for.
(static pressure btw is CFM w/ sustained resistance - eg a radiator or hsf, just because a fan has a high CFM rating doesn't mean it has good static pressure)

Another good alternative would be Noiseblockers, but they're just as if not more expensive, and can have a higher-pitched noise than the GTs.
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post #8 of 30
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Which are the AP-13's?... and are these going to be noticeably quieter than the Corsair fans? I wish I could tell you what the fan controller sets the fans to but I just have a high and low button on my case frown.gif
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post #9 of 30
Even the AP-15s (1850rpm) would be quieter than the Corsair fans from the H100, if you're running both at 100%
The AP-13s (1150rpm) will be dead silent, but they don't move a ton of air - the AP-14s (1450rpm) are the sweet spot if you're concerned with noise & performance IMO.
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post #10 of 30
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So sounds like I should look at the AP-14s.... should I get just 1 and run it in push/pull with the CM Sickleflow or just get 2?
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