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I auditioned a bunch of fans before selecting mine. The Enermax was part of this audition group, ...and I didn't like it at all. Much louder than other's spinning at same speed. I haven't heard the Corsair's or Coolermaster's myself though. Will be looking to see your thoughts.

You thought the enermax was loud? redface.gif It's only 18dbs. The noiseblockers you used are 27dbs.

I just plugged in the corsair and was thinking it was going to be ver loud but it isn't. My "loud" and some of the other member's "loud" could possibly be different. My pc is not dead quiet now, but it is far from what I consider loud. The dual 680s have two fans each which are the loudest part of the system.
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Take all the rated decibel readings with a grain of salt. Each manufacturer measures differently. I remember that my Nexxus and Noctua were rated the same decibels, but the Noctua was SOOOO much louder. It was that way with a lot of the fans. The rated decibels are meaningless when comparing fans from different manufacturers. I'd argue the same with the CFM ratings.
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Gotcha. The enermax cluster is definitely not loud to me though bud. I also have a very good calibrated cm140 db meter I can use. I'll report back.

Also how do you like the noise lockers. I'm thinking of getting the eb ones with the white blades to try out.
 
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I know it is somewhere in your buildlog, but what was your choice of fan than Chris ?

I went with the Noise Blocker Multiframe S2. It was hands down the quietest fan when spinning at less than 1,200 rpm's.


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Gotcha. The enermax cluster is definitely not loud to me though bud. I also have a very good calibrated cm140 db meter I can use. I'll report back.
Also how do you like the noise lockers. I'm thinking of getting the eb ones with the white blades to try out.

Those white blade ones are new...since I did all my auditioning. I'm intrigued with them.....but haven't heard them live. Not all NB's are as quiet as the multi-frame's though. I have some black silent pro NB's, and they are not even in the same league as the multi-frames.
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They louder than the bitfenix fans, but they do push more air. The bitfenix spectre pros, just didnt seem to be pulling in much air since the front drive bay covers have filters in them.

The Corsair SP120s high performance do seem to be doing the job better. Total loudness for the whole pc is:

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A couple more fans I might be interested in:
They have leds too!

Shark120_white_light_01.jpg


140mm for the rear


Rated Voltage 12V
Speed 1500 RPM+-10%
Air Flow 96.5 CFM
Air Pressure 1.069 mm-H2O
Noise 29.6dBA



120mm for the front

Shark120_white_light_02.jpg


Rated Voltage : 12V
Speed : 1500 RPM+-10%
Air Flow : 82.6 CMF
Air Pressure : 1.273 mm-H2O
Noise : 26.5dBA
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Noiseblocker NB eloop

These seem nice since I can get them in different flavor RPMs. Since I have the fan controller in the storm stryker, I could get the fastest version and control them with that.



120 x 120 x 25 mm
Speed: 2400 RPM ±10%
Noise: 34.29
Max. Airflow: 88.5 CFM
Static Pressure: 2.741 mmH2O


120 x 120 x 25 mm
Speed: 1900 RPM ±10%
Noise: 26.5
Max. Airflow: 71.3 CFM
Static Pressure: 1.997 mmH2O


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from what i saw in the reviews of the shark editions (i thought of them for my build at some point) they glow very nice. if i were you, i would use bitfenix on front and back fans, basically anything except the H100, and for the H100 keep the SP120 with the white rings, it would look great.
 
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Noiseblocker NB eloop
These seem nice since I can get them in different flavor RPMs. Since I have the fan controller in the storm stryker, I could get the fastest version and control them with that.
120 x 120 x 25 mm
Speed: 2400 RPM ±10%
Noise: 34.29
Max. Airflow: 88.5 CFM
Static Pressure: 2.741 mmH2O
120 x 120 x 25 mm
Speed: 1900 RPM ±10%
Noise: 26.5
Max. Airflow: 71.3 CFM
Static Pressure: 1.997 mmH2O

Know your goals for the build as you evaluate the fans. Are you more interested in silence....or additional headroom for the fans? When I was doing my fan audition, I learned that the higher rpm fans don't sound the same as the lower rpm fans....even when you scale them back with a controller. I had both the Gentle Typhoon AP-14 and AP-15 fans, and even when I scaled both of them back to 1,000 rpm's.....the AP-14's were quieter. Same when I compared the NoiseBlocker M2-S2 and M2-S3's. The S2's were quieter when running at the same speed. So....you need to know which is more important to you. Silence....or headroom.

I chose silence. But...it was because I had so much radiator space that I think I'll achieve adequate cooling even when I'm running the fans slowly.

Good luck!
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from what i saw in the reviews of the shark editions (i thought of them for my build at some point) they glow very nice. if i were you, i would use bitfenix on front and back fans, basically anything except the H100, and for the H100 keep the SP120 with the white rings, it would look great.

Im with you on the sp120s. Im a little upset with the bitfenix fans. They dont seem to be doing their duty so to speak in the front intake department. The stock Cooler Master fans seem to do a better job up front along with the enermax cluster fan I have. The bitfenix for front intake are probably out. redface.gif

When Im done with my fan buying, Ill be selling the others off. LOL wink.gif

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Know your goals for the build as you evaluate the fans. Are you more interested in silence....or additional headroom for the fans? When I was doing my fan audition, I learned that the higher rpm fans don't sound the same as the lower rpm fans....even when you scale them back with a controller. I had both the Gentle Typhoon AP-14 and AP-15 fans, and even when I scaled both of them back to 1,000 rpm's.....the AP-14's were quieter. Same when I compared the NoiseBlocker M2-S2 and M2-S3's. The S2's were quieter when running at the same speed. So....you need to know which is more important to you. Silence....or headroom.
I chose silence. But...it was because I had so much radiator space that I think I'll achieve adequate cooling even when I'm running the fans slowly.
Good luck!

Hmm. thanks Chris.

To tell you the truth, I dont really have a goal in mind. Im kinda winging it.

My original goal was to find some good looking white, or some white fans with LEDS to cast a subtle glow. After finding only certain fans that do this, and some of them either being not so good looking, or not performing up to my standards, I think my goals have shifted a tad. I definately dont want a terribly loud fan, because of course no one loves that. I feel like Im looking for that balance of db to cfm ratio.

The reason I got the corsair fans was because I felt I could always get some leds to go inside the case to give me that glow im looking for. By all means, If I find a white fan with leds that can perform well as a front intake, then Ill go for it. Up untill now, the only two I like in that category are the stock coolermaster fans and the enermax cluster. Both have decent cfm ratings and the stock fan has a 2.76 static pressure.

The corsair fans do the job as intakes pretty well, but there is no doubt they are louder. As far the 140mm in the rear, I can alway find a pretty good fan for that area simply because it is just exahusting air. The bitfenix, stock, enermax, etc.. all do the job well there.

With the corsair fans running today, I have been monitoring temps but they seem just as good as with the other fans. This is what is making me think the inside of the case is getting the airflow it needs with any of the fans. I just have to decide on which ones I want to use and look good in the process. Since OCD kicks in, I would like them all to match. thumb.gif
 
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