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Video: In Defense of the Silverstone FM121 fan

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hi.

a recent thread at ocforums.com has inpspired me to make a video.

i am currenty running dual silverstone FM121 fans on a scythe infinity in a push/pull configuration ... and i think they are seriously good fan's for silent or high output, loud use ... depending on the user needs.

anyway ... i run the fan's at 1200RPM for day to day use and at 2400RPM for the rare benchmarking application.

following is a short video i made, in response to random claims that they are loud at whatever speed ...

you can either download the video at the link below or watch it on youtube...

enjoy!!

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file download (right click, save link as):

Dual Silverstone FM121's on a Scythe Infinity

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same video, on youtube.com:

View on Youtube.com

    
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post #2 of 11
did you have the side on your case? cause even though im running only 1 FM121 its not that loud (bios says its runnin at about 2300rpms)
    
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Originally Posted by g8m3rtag View Post
did you have the side on your case? cause even though im running only 1 FM121 its not that loud (bios says its runnin at about 2300rpms)
yeah, the side was on ...

i ran a single at full speed for a long time ... noticeable, but not too bad ...

but two, producing near 40dba each ... :-) ... jet aircraft like.

point was to show that you can use the fan's 24/7 in near perfect silence if you have the right cooler ... but also, have the CFM's there if you need them.
    
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post #4 of 11
I'm using one as a case exhaust fan, and don't notice that it's on in full mode ( then again, I have a Vantec Tornado on the HSF, usually turned down to the lowest setting ).
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post #5 of 11
So basically Delta fans just got pwnt
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post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by <CRACK@> (CS:S King) View Post
So basically Delta fans just got pwnt
not necessarily ...

in fact, i had initially ordered two of these, but they were out of stock right after i ordered; as far as CFM's are concerned, those 140CFM delta's smoke the silverstones ... but not sure if they would be as good at low speeds.

i love the silverstone's though ... the small hub and 9 blades make it very effective at low RPM'S ...
    
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post #7 of 11
do you have any yate loons or scythe s-flex fans to compare the 1200rpm noise to them?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by leojharris View Post
....i love the silverstone's though ... the small hub and 9 blades make it very effective at low RPM'S ...
Ya i loves my FM-121 too.. it is pwn for my 7950.. for now
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post #9 of 11
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do you have any yate loons or scythe s-flex fans to compare the 1200rpm noise to them?
no yates or s-flex fans .... but i'm sure they would be more quiet. those are the best silent fans i know of, other than the noctua fans, which i'll most likely order a set of ...

still, even though not engineered to be as quiet as the yates/s-flex's ... the fm121 is quiet enough for my room ...
    
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post #10 of 11
i also have 2x fm121. instead of push-n-pull setup with my ultra 120 like ur infinity, i have one doing the pushing and one as intake from side of my antec 900. both fans form a 90 degree angle.

when both are on my mom said it was very loud. i would have set all my fans to mininum if i didnt fold. but since im folding i have every fan on medium. when all fans on minimum its very very quiet
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