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Am I right in thinking the best 60mm fan is the Fractal Silent Series R2 FD-FAN-SSR2-60?

It shifts 20cfm with only making 17db in noise, all others ive seen that shift 20cfm make atleast 30db?
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No way..... at 3000RPM, that is going to be louder than 17db using ISO standard testing methologies.


If you want a silent 60mm fan when mounted, you're looking at a =<2000RPM fan.... and there aren't many.
Edited by DuckieHo - 9/11/12 at 2:05pm
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

No way..... at 3000RPM, that is going to be louder than 17db using ISO standard testing methologies.

I can only go on the specs of the fan:

■Speed: 3000 +/- 10%
■Dimensions (mm): 60 x 60 x 25
■Weight (g): 56.1
■Cable length (mm): 400 +/- 10mm
■Number of blades: 7
■Connector: 3-Pin fan header
■Starting voltage: <6
■Max. airflow (CFM): 20
■Max. pressure (mm H2O): 2.89
■Noise level (dBA): 17.4

Im not worried if thats right or not to be honest I just want the most powerful/quiet fan, whichever fan is best?
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Originally Posted by liamstears View Post

I can only go on the specs of the fan:
■Speed: 3000 +/- 10%
■Dimensions (mm): 60 x 60 x 25
■Weight (g): 56.1
■Cable length (mm): 400 +/- 10mm
■Number of blades: 7
■Connector: 3-Pin fan header
■Starting voltage: <6
■Max. airflow (CFM): 20
■Max. pressure (mm H2O): 2.89
■Noise level (dBA): 17.4
Im not worried if thats right or not to be honest I just want the most powerful/quiet fan, whichever fan is best?


Define "best"..... best for low-noise, best for CFM regardless of noise? 10mm, 15mm, 25mm, or 38mm thickness? ...etc
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Define "best"..... best for low-noise, best for CFM regardless of noise? 10mm, 15mm, 25mm, or 38mm thickness? ...etc


Looking for the best in between fan, looking for high cfm but as quiet as possible, maybe tell me the best for cfm, best for noise and best inbetweeny?

Thichness doesnt matter
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