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I am converting a rack case into a desktop. The problem is the case has spacing for two 80mm fans on the rear, which I need to replace.

The original ones are great for moving air, but damn you would have to be deaf not to hear them next door. band.gif

So I am after some great performing and quietish 80mm fans. What are your recommendations people?

Thanks in advance thumb.gif
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i would get two of these. they are basically free and have a good cfm/noise ratio. they're $2.24 each on newegg right now so it wouldnt hurt to get a couple extras too

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200047
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Cheers, but not available here in Australia mad.gif
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Noctua R8. Look no farther unless you can't afford it.
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Cheers, but not available here in Australia mad.gif

damn didnt even check your location but amazon sells them too so you're not totally out of luck. just have to pay a couple dollars more tongue.gif

http://www.amazon.com/Rosewill-RFA-80-WL-80mm-White-LEDs/dp/B00552Q85E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353122510&sr=8-1
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Noctua R8. Look no farther unless you can't afford it.

Expensive, but they look promising thumb.gif I will give them a try.

Hell what is another $40 or so


@DizZz for some reason Amazon do not like my address. It will not allow postage mad.gif I will keep looking for them.
Edited by ginger_nuts - 11/16/12 at 7:31pm
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Expensive, but they look promising thumb.gif I will give them a try.
Hell what is another $40 or so
@DizZz for some reason Amazon do not like my address. It will not allow postage mad.gif I will keep looking for them.

You won't be let down. I run mine full speed 24/7 on VRM cooler for my GPU. I can't hear it over my mech HHDs. And it's Noctua quality with a 6 year warranty.
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I've got three options that would be good off PCCG.

These, as animal0307 suggested, they also come in PWM for a bit more.

Or if you're looking for a few fans and a slight bit of noise/and less airflow doesn't annoy you these are a steal. I might even grab a set myself to mount around my 7950 next PCCG order i do. thumb.gif
 
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These fans are pretty good, i have one in my HTPC for 2 years and they still run like new.
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