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I like as silent as possible but I also like high cooling performance.
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http://martinsliquidlab.org/category/fans/ he has more fan groups
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post #3 of 12
If you want as silent as possible and a very well made fan yes they are.
But there are quite a few others that will offer more cooling with very little extra noise.
Plus it realy depends on your complete cooling solution and if you over clock.
A good fan controller can give you quiet when needed but extra cooling when needed with high output fans.
One fan I have just tried are the 120mm koolance fans, check them out too, I,m very much likeing them.
    
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post #4 of 12
Generally speaking, Noiseblocker is the KING of overstating fan performance.

They are good fans, But for the price they charge you can get better(meaning accurately rated) fans.

For starters:
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http://martinsliquidlab.org/category/fans/ he has more fan groups


Thanks for the link. I thought Martin had quit. +rep

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post #6 of 12
They are decent, but definitely too expensive in the states, in the EU they cost only half the price...
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post #7 of 12
totally not worth overpaying for pieces of spinning plastic that move air to cool your PC.

they are great but there are soo many cheaper fans that will still work almost just as well
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post #8 of 12
I have one of their fans, its quiet and has good airflow, but there are more reasonable options out there.

Performance PC has really good deals on Swiftech Helix fans, which are great.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=35535

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=34190
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post #9 of 12
I have two noiseblocker 120mm blacksilent XLP PWM fans (the ones with transculent blue fins) on my h100, and while they don't cool as good as a gentle typhoon ap 15 or h100 stock fan they most certainly do a great job at the noise levels they produce. You are probably overpaying about $3-$5 bucks though.

IF you really have the money you might as well get them IMO, but realize you are probably spending a $3-$7 premium each for these.

I used these fans for awhile and while the cfm is a a blatant lie they do cool quite well and are not loud - http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11748/fan-760/Prolimatech_Blue_Vortex_14_140mm_x_25mm_CPU_Fan_87_CFM_181_dBA.html?tl=g36c15s775 my stock 140mm nzxt case fans are louder and move less air.
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I have 10 helixs in My current build about to be changed out for GT-15's. They are ok. Loud at full speed. I have a couple that whine a bit I was able to put oil in one and it quieted I've not tried in the others yet, They are being replaced.
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