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Here is what I have come up with from my expert research (lol jk) and my 8 years in the computer game :

Panaflo 3106KL-04W-B50-C00 (80X15) people say its loud
Evercool EC8015HH12BP (80X15) (38.9dba @ 6000rpm)
Evercool EC8010M12CA (80X10)

Leaning on the Panaflo just cuz of the legacy. Don't tell me SilenX because I've tried and they aren't all that great. Neither is Silverstone. And I am not buying the Noiseblocker. Other than that, open to all suggestions! Thanks!
Edited by d3daiM - 1/9/13 at 12:45am
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I own the 15 mm Evercool, have it on my MCP35X heatsink. It is incredibly quiet, I don't even have it on my fan controller just let it run full tilt.

Just turned my pump and all other fans off. It at 2000rpm is quieter than my GT15's at 1200, SP120's at 1050rpm and is the same as my MCP35X at 20% PWM (~1800rpm).

Edit, sorry I have http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=36_1128_394&products_id=2223
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I own the 15 mm Evercool, have it on my MCP35X heatsink. It is incredibly quiet, I don't even have it on my fan controller just let it run full tilt.
Just turned my pump and all other fans off. It at 2000rpm is quieter than my GT15's at 1200, SP120's at 1050rpm and is the same as my MCP35X at 20% PWM (~1800rpm).
Edit, sorry I have http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=36_1128_394&products_id=2223
I am really liking what I see as well..! Wish there was a formal comparison review somewhere online..
Oh ok, you have the EC8015M12CA. I wonder if the EC8015HH12BP is an improvement? I think it is double bearing..in which case I would assume it to be better. rep+
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Yeah, never saw a 80mm review. Was looking at the Noiseblockers myself but they just kinda seem overpriced for an under performing fan. At least if their 120mm products are any comparison.

I just kinda had to guess and went with the simple black thin fan. Turned out great for me.
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Yeah..people were saying that they were whiny/rattly and not as noise blocking as they claim
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Well I read Martin's review on them as 120mm and then listened to his video comparison of them. Gentle Typhoons were noticeably quieter and certainly better performing. Not much faith in them for other fan sizes, especially with the premium price they charge.
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Bump. Trying to purchase tonight
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i was looking over them from a couple different sites.it seems like they all average about a 20db rating or higher,with 30 or less cfm. coolermaster does make one...

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