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SSO2 bearing is perfect.

What's the price you're looking at spending on each fan? Also, Canadian correct? Also, what case are you putting them in, specifically, where at in the case?
If you have a picture of your rig, that would help.

GeLID Silent 12's would be a good option though.
http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=34071&vpn=FN-PX12-15%20%2F%20Silent%2012&manufacture=Gelid%20Solutions%20Ltd.&promoid=1268

Thanks was about to buy 2 gelids when I saw the logiysis sf120mm for 14.00 , picked up 2 , finished buying fans , for now .
So sso2 bearing good , sso bearing leaks , hope the noctuas I have are sso2(edit , one is one is old sso , will check often for leaks ) . Now all 3 computers have good quiet fans , one has 2 DC SF80mm exhaust 1 sf120mm intake , other has DC SF140MM exhaust and Noctua 120mm intake and side a P12 and nf f12 pvm , last comp will have 2 DC SF120MM intake front and side and a DC SF140MM exhaust .
Edited by jerry66 - 3/3/13 at 12:07pm
post #1052 of 2743
I received a Gelid Silent 14 PWM fan today, and my initial impression is that it's a fairly good fan in terms of focused airflow at low noise level, but my fan definitely has a buzzy fan motor up close. I can clearly hear it as far as a foot and a half away. When at full RPM, the fan produces a powerful hum, not unlike Phanteks' 14cm fans. Downvolted, the fan is just about silent (minus the motor noise) while still blowing a good amount of air. I think it's was worth its $14 price, though I would not pay full $20 for it (price on NewEgg). It will be a good silent case airflow fan when downvolted to at most 7V. I cannot attest to its radiator/heatsink cooling properties.
   
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Has anyone tried one of the new Noctua NF-S12A's? After I added a new cooler to my graphics card that exhausts air into the case I need a better rear exhaust than the stock fan that came with my P280. I was considering getting another NF-P12 to match my front intakes but then I saw they just released the new NF-S12A.
post #1054 of 2743
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Has anyone tried one of the new Noctua NF-S12A's? After I added a new cooler to my graphics card that exhausts air into the case I need a better rear exhaust than the stock fan that came with my P280. I was considering getting another NF-P12 to match my front intakes but then I saw they just released the new NF-S12A.

 

S12A is pretty nice overall. Just don't slap it on a heatsink.

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Hey I was wondering if you guys could recommend some good 120mm case fans.

What I'm looking for is : Mostly black (no tacky LEDs), good CFM/dB ratio, reasonably focused airflow, and has to be able to intake from the side without any issues.

Thanks for the input!

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My budget is around $20 (a little over is fine), and I'm looking to mount the fan in the front intake of the Corsair 550D. The special situation in this configuration,is that the fans can only intake from the sides i.e. the front is completely blocked off. This is a huge problem for the Cougar Vortex which I recently bought, so now I'm looking for a suitable replacement.

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post #1056 of 2743
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S12A is pretty nice overall. Just don't slap it on a heatsink.

Bad for heatsinks? Damn...I was planning to slap two onto the Prolimatech MK-26 I just ordered.
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post #1057 of 2743
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Bad for heatsinks? Damn...I was planning to slap two onto the Prolimatech MK-26 I just ordered.

 

It won't be awful, but there are better fans for the job.

 

The MK-26 may cause a hiss with the fan though. Due to the fin arrangement.

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I was thinking about reusing my TY-140s too.

What PWM fans do you recommend? I'm thinking lowest possible noise with good airflow. So Silent Wings 2s?

I hope there is no hissing. SPCR didn't report anything.
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post #1059 of 2743
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I was thinking about reusing my TY-140s too.

What PWM fans do you recommend? I'm thinking lowest possible noise with good airflow. So Silent Wings 2s?

I hope there is no hissing. SPCR didn't report anything.

 

Best of the best, yes Silent Wing 2's.

 

Though, Noctua S12A's are a close second.

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Yeesh, 140mm Silent Wings 2 are around $30 a pop frown.gif

If I'd buy two, after tax and shipping, it will be close to the price I paid for my new Fractal Design R4 w/ Window!
Edited by Mysticode - 3/4/13 at 10:31am
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