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I don't find the 212+ to be all that quiet. The fan is a bad pwm fan that makes an audible, scratchy-ticking sound even at low rpms.

If you are willing to spend a bit more, this could be a good option as the fan is a very good PWM one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185168


Seems like you only have a very mild case of the silent computing bug...
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I don't find the 212+ to be all that quiet. The fan is a bad pwm fan that makes an audible, scratchy-ticking sound even at low rpms.
If you are willing to spend a bit more, this could be a good option as the fan is a very good PWM one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185168
Seems like you only have a very mild case of the silent computing bug...
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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post

I don't find the 212+ to be all that quiet. The fan is a bad pwm fan that makes an audible, scratchy-ticking sound even at low rpms.
If you are willing to spend a bit more, this could be a good option as the fan is a very good PWM one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185168
Seems like you only have a very mild case of the silent computing bug...

I agree by no means do I find those specs quiet. I prefer to stick something inaudible in my case. Even the cooler you link has what i might say a noisy fan tongue.gif . After using Noiseblockers I'm striving for that type of silence. I'm even considering replacing any cooler fan I get with a Noiseblocker but I don't want to sacrifice to much efficiency. Once I start surpassing 1100 rpm's ~12dBa its beyond what I'm really looking for. At most I'm willing to use a PLPS but even the 1500rpm at 24dBa is on my high and undesirable end, which it seems to be pretty close to the Scythe fan. However, the Silencio seems to have a max height of 154mm for the cooler which doesn't fit the Scythe.
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I agree by no means do I find those specs quiet. I prefer to stick something inaudible in my case. Even the cooler you link has what i might say a noisy fan tongue.gif . After using Noiseblockers I'm striving for that type of silence. I'm even considering replacing any cooler fan I get with a Noiseblocker but I don't want to sacrifice to much efficiency. Once I start surpassing 1100 rpm's ~12dBa its beyond what I'm really looking for. At most I'm willing to use a PLPS but even the 1500rpm at 24dBa is on my high and undesirable end, which it seems to be pretty close to the Scythe fan. However, the Silencio seems to have a max height of 154mm for the cooler which doesn't fit the Scythe.

You will have to understand that no fan at 1100 can be kept under 12dB. If you can keep things under 15dB, I can safely say it will be inaudible, if not very very close. As you mentioned that you don't game, there is no point in running fans past 800rpm. A quality fan should be able to be inaudible at that speed. I recommended the Scythe for the fan since it is a nice PWM fan that can run at inaudible levels while providing good cooling if needed for heavy loads. Since it doesn't fit, look for other options. You might even get away with a passive cooler!

If you run things at higher loads, expect things to require more cooling so higher fan speeds. That means it won't be quiet anymore unless you want things to over heat or run close to that. But if you really don't game, keep all fans at 800rpm at most. Should be inaudible and you don't need NBs for that.

I may try some NBs some day but they are very expensive and it seems my cheaper fans can do just as good as a job.
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I don't find the 212+ to be all that quiet. The fan is a bad pwm fan that makes an audible, scratchy-ticking sound even at low rpms.
If you are willing to spend a bit more, this could be a good option as the fan is a very good PWM one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185168
Seems like you only have a very mild case of the silent computing bug...

You're just unlucky to get a bad fan. I've got two of those Blademasters in push pull and they don't make any noise unless I heat the system up.
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I have a friend who also reported the same noise coming out of the fan. PWM fans have an inherit ticking noise. Only Noctua has been able to rid of it. Even very nice PWM fans still have that ticking noise, but some are much much quieter than others so you can't hear it in a case 1m away.
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I have a friend who also reported the same noise coming out of the fan. PWM fans have an inherit ticking noise. Only Noctua has been able to rid of it. Even very nice PWM fans still have that ticking noise, but some are much much quieter than others so you can't hear it in a case 1m away.

I have my side panel open by the way and I still can't hear it.
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