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actually, those thermaltake fans aren't as good as they say. they list the minimum dBA and the maximum cfm.
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post #12 of 27
to be completely honest i've found undervolting cheap generic fans works for silence.

but if you want sheer cfm's Vantec's Tornado, the Silverstone's mentioned earlier, or find a few (used very loosely) of those 250mm fans off a TT Armor.
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post #13 of 27
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Originally Posted by _^MeRcY View Post
What are some good brand and links of fans to buy for a case. i will be putting it on a coolermaster 830 stacker.
Want industrial strength fans that move air but are quieter than most? Try the Panaflos...

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/pa80ulhisp.html

Specifications: 80x80x25mm, 46.9 CFM @ 3450 RPM, 38.2 dBA, 3.24 watts, 270 mA, 12v DC, 3 pin Molex (motherboard header type) connector.

Want to cool the entire case and have 120mm mounts, try this baby...

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/pa1224vohisp.html

Specifications: 120x120x38mm, 103.8 CFM @ 2500 RPM, 41.5 dBA, 5.52w, 460 mA, 24v DC, 3 pin Panaflo tail to standard 3-pin connector included. This model is BX and does support TACH output. Voltage range is 14 to 27.6.
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post #14 of 27
I have 2 of the vantec tornado 92mm fans and they sound like jet engines. I closed the door to the office and could still hear them down the hall in the bedroom with that door closed - had to take them out.
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120x38mm Sunnons and Panaflo's are great fans...120mm Fans (120x38mm)
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post #16 of 27
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the main thing is, im looking for fans that are worth buying and look cool
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post #17 of 27
i just bought 4 of these
http://xoxide.com/thermaltake-silent...130mm-fan.html
for the side panel of my cm stacker 830
    
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post #18 of 27
My silentcat is insane, but they are very, veyr, very hard to find. For a 90mm fan, it does 54cfm at 21dba. I can back that up, thats no lie
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post #19 of 27
Yate Loons are my favorite! they don't push a lot of air, but they have the best noise/performance ratio period for a silent fan. you can't even hear them!
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post #20 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by money11465 View Post
A better ratio is TT Thunderblade: 78CFM@21dBA. It still can't push as much as the FM121, but it's only half as loud.
Thunderblade: 3.71 CFM per dBA
FM121: 2.78 CFM per dBA
As someone said, the Thunderblades are NOT 21dBA @ 78CFM, they can do 78CFM at a pretty high noise level OR push much less air at 21dBA but not both at the same time, yes I have used them before, yes they are great fans but definitely no where near 78CFM@21dBA

I use Scythe S-FLEX fans and you can get them in 3 speed/noise grades, I have the quietest ones (the SFF21Ds) and they're really quiet and push more than enough air for a case fan.
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