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Or keep them that way, and use them as a statement ^^
That's what I did, though I admit that clever case lighting helped them blend in a lot wink.gif

Anyway, OP was asking for decent fans on the cheap, so Yate Loons are what I'll be recommending!

Sadly I'm Australian and can only shop from websites like www.MSY.com.au, www.Pccasegear.com and www.Mwave.com.au FrozenCPU ship Aus, but it's a little expensive. :/

Ouch, those are some harsh prices...
Honestly, in your case I'd either go for the Noctua fans or the Scythe Gentle Typhoons, seeing as how the price differences aren't that big between fans over there apparently, and you might as well get some of the best then.

Noctua fans, as mentioned before, are rather quiet, and have some of the best noise to performance ratio's I've had the pleasure of dealing with.
The Scythe Gentle Typhoons are some of the better High RPM fans, moving a LOT of air, but also making quite a bit of noise.
With a fan controller though, you can tune down the gentle typhoons, seeing as they have pretty good noise to performance on lower rpm's as well.
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Fan controllers are a good investment IMO if you need the cooling power of good fans but not all the time. At least that was my main reason. I can run silent until i need the cooling power then bump up the fans incrementally as needed. When i need the cooling power, when gaming, i find fan noise is not an issue and crank them up accordingly.. It helps offset some of the trade offs.
   
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Fan controllers are a good investment IMO if you need the cooling power of good fans but not all the time. At least that was my main reason. I can run silent until i need the cooling power then bump up the fans incrementally as needed. When i need the cooling power, when gaming, i find fan noise is not an issue and crank them up accordingly.. It helps offset some of the trade offs.

Precisely!
Basically, there are 2 modes you use:
1. Gaming (noise is not an issue here, a lot of music, sounds, shooting etc.)
2. Idle/browsing (silence required, especially, if you leave your rig turned on by night to download larger files or whatever)

Ironically, I just went to post office and took my speed controller (they finally shipped it) biggrin.gif I'll post some pictures later, when I get back from work.
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post #14 of 14
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Precisely!
Basically, there are 2 modes you use:
1. Gaming (noise is not an issue here, a lot of music, sounds, shooting etc.)
2. Idle/browsing (silence required, especially, if you leave your rig turned on by night to download larger files or whatever)

Ironically, I just went to post office and took my speed controller (they finally shipped it) biggrin.gif I'll post some pictures later, when I get back from work.

So, here are the picture from installation + whole look. (LG L7 has a ****ty cam, so I put pics into one big image to save my dignity biggrin.gif )
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