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Im looking to install 2 silent case fans to cool my graphics cards.

I have 2 120mm mounds (not 140)

I was thinking enermax silence fans
Cougar 120s

or ty 141

They need to be silent at max rpm and move air!

I would like not to spend more than 20-25 for both!
post #2 of 7
Unfortunately fans inherently make noise when running. Theoretically if you could make a fan with a perfectly laminar flow and not have any inferences that would cause turbulence. That being said there are very quiet fans. The TY-141 is a pretty quiet fan but if you are using a 120mm mount that doesn't have the larger port to accommodate a 140mm with 120mm bolt pattern fan like the 141 it will not be as effective and likely louder. The Scythe AP15 1450rpm moves ~50CFM at only 21dba and the 1150rpm version is only 16dba but ~30CFM. I have two cougars for rad fans on my sig rig but they are not that quiet.
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if you only want to spend 20-25 for a pair of fans then look at the twin pack of corsair SP120 quiet edition.
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@DSP1:
True, but a fan is a good silent fan if it makes as little motor /bearing noises as possible. And there are actually pretty big differences in that area.

IMO the Enermax TB silence is a good choice in that price range, it moves enough air for most systems too at 900rpm. There is also a version with a potentiometer where you can change the fan speed manually between 800 and 1500rpm.

If you are willing to spend more, the Mulitframe Series by Noiseblocker would be my favourite choice.
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I do need air flow... I wish I could buy be quiet fans... Why don't they sell them here.. They. Impossible to find. I did somewhere a week ago but for 30. bucks a fan.. Sorry... no... Are the cougars worth it? Anyone know where I can get some be quiet fans
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Here? Where's that?

 

How are your fans to be mounted?

 

If the fans are to be mounted with vertical frames, blowing onto your gpu's I'd use 800 rpm Slip Streams. If you're going to mount fans onto your cards, with horizontal frames, I would get a pair of Gentle Typhoons, 800 or 1150 rpm.

 

I plan to get my daughter a fanless gpu and put a 500 rpm GT on it -- just enough to move the air.

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post #7 of 7
I put my system together this past weekend and installed 5 Bitfenix Spectre fans on my case with a controller. I was suprised how quiet they were. I have them running at max RPM's.
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