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Fan with the best CFM dBa Ratio?

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I'm looking to build another PC this Winter and I'm looking for the fans with the best CFM/dBa ratio possible. If this is not possible, I'm looking for a fan with the highest CFM that is either 120mm or 200mm.
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This guy is asking the same question as you!

http://www.overclock.net/t/1441821/fan-with-the-best-dba-cfm-ratio/0_100
    
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For water cooling the Gentle Typhoons have the best Performance to noise ratio.
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I've tried a bunch of fans but always come back to NoiseBlockers. The mid range fan runs 900-1500rpm, and I can't hear it unless the machine is under load, and I work ~12 inches from the computer that sits on top of the desk. They also have rubber corners to kill vibrations. I was also able to squish a corner down enough to make the tight fit in my mITX build. That was an unexpected bonus to their design.


http://www.blacknoise.com/en/products/it/7/Noiseblocker-NB_Multiframe_S_Series_120mm
Edited by ooostephen - 11/11/13 at 10:59pm
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