I am looking for a very quiet fan that is suitable for horizontal mounting. I have tried Phobya G-Silent fans with 'Hydro Dynamic' bearings and they make a grinding noise in this position although they are really quiet when vertical. I have seen people use Noctuas in horizontal position but swapped them for Noise Blockers very quickly, they did not report any improvement (Singularity Computers in a W/C rig where silence was not required). I was thinking of the Scythe GT's as they seem to be fairly quiet and have BB's although some reports state that they are only quiet at certain speeds, I'm not looking for 100CFM or high pressure, the most important factor is low noise, preferably below 17db to replace a slightly noisy PSU fan that hardly moves any air but keeps the PSU running very cool. I don't think putting an inline resistor on this fan would be sensible as it moves very little air right now so if the PSU started to warm up, it would just try to run the fan at max speed.
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3/18/13 at 5:50am