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I need some suggestions. I've been out of the 'fan game' for about 3 years now, the last time that I built a new build from scratch. I am now on the verge of building a new build from scratch, and selecting the right fan is a step in that process. I am looking for a low noise 1200 to 1800 rpm (or equivalent) 120mm blue led fan for use on radiators and in case cooling. Please help me determine which fan is the best fan for said build. Thank you.
   
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post #2 of 8
i have 10 of these fans,

i LOVE them...


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835345017
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Thanks, Sean, how's the sound with running 10?
   
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i turn 8/10 of them off at idle with my Bitfenix recon fan controller and when they turn on, i only have them running at 600rpm... truly inaudible.
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post #5 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean W. View Post

i turn 8/10 of them off at idle with my Bitfenix recon fan controller and when they turn on, i only have them running at 600rpm... truly inaudible.

Nice.

So, what do you all think about this fan here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835494004



Edited by TheSurroundGamr - 3/2/13 at 6:30pm
   
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post #6 of 8
they look annoying... haha
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post #7 of 8
The Gelid Wing 12 fans are really nice too. I had 3 of the green ones and they are quiet even at full speed
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean W. View Post

they look annoying... haha

LOL! Sorry, I just had to.
   
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Logitech MX518 1800dpi Dual XTracPads Ripper XXL ASUS Xonar Essence STX Sennheiser HD558 headphones 
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Noctua NF-R8 80mm Fan Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Acer H274HLBMID Black 27" LED backlit LCD 'Orange' cheap piece of flea-ridden flat keyboa... 
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