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Only other requirements are that they have to be at least mostly black (no tacky LEDs either), and very quiet.
Edited by Snuckie7 - 2/17/13 at 7:34pm
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You can't really have silence and high airflow but I would look at some noctua fans since they are really well designed and provide the one of the best flow/noise ratios you can get
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flow/noise ratio

Precisely what I'm looking for, but unfortunately Noctua fans are … oddly colored to say in the least.

Any similarly performing fans that come in black?
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Precisely what I'm looking for, but unfortunately Noctua fans are … oddly colored to say in the least.

Any similarly performing fans that come in black?

You could always paint them but if you don't want to do that I would check out the cougar cf-v12hb. It's about the same noise level as the top end noctuas but it pushes slightly less air. They are cheaper though which is nice but they aren't as high quality. Read some of the reviews on newegg
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Corsair AF120's (Performance) IMO. Love their look and their all around good performers.

You can get an idea on the noise portion here comparably.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=C9sHUkyyRpE

You can see the decible counter at the bottom right 30-31db @ 12v, 28 or so with the 7v step down adapter attached.
Edited by caesu - 2/17/13 at 11:02pm
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Unfortunately "high airflow" and "quiet" are mostly exclusive.

You could go for some Noctuas if you want emphasis on quiet, they're pretty much the one to beat.
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High airflow and quiet to me is using PWM case fans and controlling them with motherboard PWM. wink.gif

CPU PWM signal split to run not just CPU cooler fans but also case fans means case fans run same speed as cooler fans... 700rpm idle and whatever is needed to keep CPU cool under load.

Can also use GPU PWM signal (if you have it) to control airflow to GPU.

I've helped people setup systems this way several times now. No complaints yet. *knocks on wood*
post #8 of 44
I suggest NoiseBlocker BlacksilentPRO since it perfectly meet your requirement. wink.gif

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/120mm-fan-roundup-1_11.html#sect0
post #9 of 44
Ill second the corsair fans. They look wonderful in a case, and there are silent editions that alot of people enjoy
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Corsair AF120 Quiet Edition or Bitfenix Spectre Pro.

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