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The sound of my Sickleflows are deathbringing. I'd like to hear from you guys: what's the best silent case fan? It has to push a reasonable amount of air. Must be 120mm. Also must use 3-pin.
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What's your budget? You could look into some Gentle Typhoons or Noiseblockers if you can afford them...
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under $15
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under $15
Hmm well that rules out most of the premium fans. Although, you could opt for this: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=36_49_1043&products_id=24745. But 500rpm and 31cfm doesn't seem worth it too me.

The threshold for fan loudness varies from person to person, so it can be a bit difficult to recommend fans sometimes. But in your budget, I'd recommend this Cougar fan: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835553001. It comes in black if you're not a fan of orange.
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Well what if I raised my budget to $30/fan?
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Well what if I raised my budget to $30/fan?
Wow $30 per fan is pretty spendy. I'd take a look at these: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=36_49_1050&sort=20a&main_page=index&filter_id=128. They are the best overall for quietness and performance. Pretty hard to beat imo...
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Hmm...the Gentle Typhoons seem like a better deal to me. Thanks for your help!
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Hmm...the Gentle Typhoons seem like a better deal to me. Thanks for your help!
Well the Gentle Typhoons perform better, but the Noiseblockers are a bit quieter. So yes you are correct the GT's are a better deal (at least for your needs). smile.gif
post #9 of 17
These come in a LOT of varieties I got the Red LED ones and they are a MERE $12.99
I got a few at 20% off too during the Memorial Day sale!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835226043

74 CFM @ 15db fluid dynamic bearing for $12.99 VERY hard to beat NO matter what you pay!
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post #10 of 17
Noctua P12: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=36_49_1044&products_id=23306

I used one of these on a Xiggy Dark Knight and it was completely silent, even with the backpressure of the fins.
    
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