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Cooler Master is known for overrating their fans. Don't trust their specs, check out third party reviews. Noctua, Delta, Panasonic (Panaflo) are a couple companies known to publish accurait numbers. Here's an example
Actually I'm pretty interested in why the noise-blocker died. They're pretty reliable fans. *shrug*
At any rate, OP, give us some more info to work with!

the fan just start making clicking noise and it died one day. note that they are mounted horizontal in a Raven Rv02-E case.

The Excalibur won't make any clicking noises being mount horizontal will it...?
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Not sure if any of these are good actually. Go for a different brand like Noctua

noctua looks kind of ugly color wise...lol
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The Excaliburs make no clicking noises mounted vertically as far as I'm aware. HOWEVER, they do make a very light, almost like a grinding sound, after about 100 hours or so of use...it doesn't last long...only until they warm up.

The vent holes around the fan were just a strange addition IMO. Easy remedy: wrap black electrical tape around them...makes a noticeable difference in air flow. (as well as noise...seemed to increase slightly)
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how about cougar fans? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835553001 i find them really nice, currently using it on a different rig.
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how about cougar fans? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835553001 i find them really nice, currently using it on a different rig.

maybe i will just go with Scythe GT if i can find them at a cheap price...
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Cougar fans are good quality. Several users including myself have also suggested great alternatives. I personally still have my vote with a single panaflo in push config - with a shroud if space permits.

GT's are great too. Don't get confused though, they aren't quiet. They're about as loud as your average high cfm fan. They just also have significantly better pressure, which means you need less total speed (and hence less noise) to achieve the same goal, or can get better results at the same speeds, compared to your average run of the mill fan (such as the Excalibur).

The glaring weakness of GTs are their absurd pricing and availability, and their lackluster performance when slowed with a fan controller (they tend to click quite a bit and start losing their advantage over other cheaper fans as you approach quieter sound levels).
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I tested Blade Masters (see my sig), and I thought they did pretty well. They get reviewed better than Excalibers. Also, the BM's are PWM, so your mb can control them; you don't need a fan controller. A good fan controller can cost you more than three fans.

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The Excalibur is pwm as well, but the thing screams like a banshee once pushed too far past 1k rpm. It actually didn't perform too bad on my cooler at low rpm, but didn't really stand out enough to recommend.
    
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Cougar fans are good quality. Several users including myself have also suggested great alternatives. I personally still have my vote with a single panaflo in push config - with a shroud if space permits.
GT's are great too. Don't get confused though, they aren't quiet. They're about as loud as your average high cfm fan. They just also have significantly better pressure, which means you need less total speed (and hence less noise) to achieve the same goal, or can get better results at the same speeds, compared to your average run of the mill fan (such as the Excalibur).
The glaring weakness of GTs are their absurd pricing and availability, and their lackluster performance when slowed with a fan controller (they tend to click quite a bit and start losing their advantage over other cheaper fans as you approach quieter sound levels).

im using a single shroud for my PnP Noiseblocker till one of them crapped out = Fan>Shroud>H70>Fan

I'm debating about using another shroud but need 2 new fans at the moment.
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are these any good...? http://www.amazon.com/Yate-Loon-120mm-Speed-D12SL-12D/dp/B0047TREZ4/ref=sr_1_24?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1335319085&sr=1-24

i dont overclock a lot so i don't mind the lower speed.
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