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At the moment, I have two 80mm fans and a 120mm fan. The first 80mm fan is at the front and the second 80mm fan is in the case panel on the side.

The 120mm fan at the back of the case is the Thermaltake A2018:
http://www.thermaltake.com/product/d.../blueeye-1.asp

I've wired it up to a fan speed controller. Even at 1400rpm, it's sooooooooo incredibly noisy. I disconnected it last night and it cut the noise coming from my computer by at least 2/3rds. However, I must admit, when it's running at full speed, it's nearly as powerful as a hand dryer fan thing in a public toilet/restroom.

The plan is to replace the front 80mm fan with a 120mm case fan and, providing it moves a lot of air and is quiet, replace the back one with a quieter fan.

So, what I want to ask is - which fan is better?

The Thermaltake A2018:
http://www.thermaltake.com/product/d.../blueeye-1.asp

Or the Thermaltake A1926:
http://www.thermaltake.com/product/d...blade120-1.asp

If the A2018 is better, then I'll just buy a single A1926 for the front of the case. If the A1926 is better, I'll dump my A2018 and replace it with a second A1926.
    
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The 2018 puts out more CF/M, which should make it the better fan.
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post #3 of 11
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At the moment, I have two 80mm fans and a 120mm fan. The first 80mm fan is at the front and the second 80mm fan is in the case panel on the side.

The 120mm fan at the back of the case is the Thermaltake A2018:
http://www.thermaltake.com/product/d.../blueeye-1.asp

I've wired it up to a fan speed controller. Even at 1400rpm, it's sooooooooo incredibly noisy. I disconnected it last night and it cut the noise coming from my computer by at least 2/3rds. However, I must admit, when it's running at full speed, it's nearly as powerful as a hand dryer fan thing in a public toilet/restroom.

The plan is to replace the front 80mm fan with a 120mm case fan and, providing it moves a lot of air and is quiet, replace the back one with a quieter fan.

So, what I want to ask is - which fan is better?

The Thermaltake A2018:
http://www.thermaltake.com/product/d.../blueeye-1.asp

Or the Thermaltake A1926:
http://www.thermaltake.com/product/d...blade120-1.asp

If the A2018 is better, then I'll just buy a single A1926 for the front of the case. If the A1926 is better, I'll dump my A2018 and replace it with a second A1926.
It depends upon whether your run the A2018 at max or not. If you do, and can deal with the noise, it is the better fan by virtue of the CFM - it just isn't as efficient as the Thunderblade series. If you dislike the noise (and it seems that you do), and don't mind giving up some of the flowrate for less noise, I would go with Thunderblade. Though if you want quiet fans, I would go with Silenx. They aren't really the 14 dBA stated, but they are quiet when installed properly.
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A2018 spits out more cfm, but louder and it comes with a fan controller.
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The A1926 push less air(23% less), but also make alot less noise(over 50%) as compared to the 2018.

If a more quiet solution is what you need, go with the 1926, if it is only air pushing power you need, reguardless of the noise, the 2018 is what you want.
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Many thanks for your help guys.

stargate125645 - I've never heard of SilenX before, but after a bit of Googling, it looks like a really good fan, although it only spins at 1400rpm. My horribly noisy Thermaltake A2018 apparently moves 38CFM of air at 1400rpm and 93CFM at 2700rpm. Is it really possible for that SilenX to move 72CFM of air at just 1400rpm?!

EDIT: It doesn't look like those SilenX's are sold in the UK anyway.
    
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Originally Posted by PTRACER View Post
Many thanks for your help guys.

stargate125645 - I've never heard of SilenX before, but after a bit of Googling, it looks like a really good fan, although it only spins at 1400rpm. My horribly noisy Thermaltake A2018 apparently moves 38CFM of air at 1400rpm and 93CFM at 2700rpm. Is it really possible for that SilenX to move 72CFM of air at just 1400rpm?!
It seems like it. Most of the air moved is made by the fins
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Take a look at Cyberdruid's thread about his SilentX fans. He's offering some very good deals on the best fans out there.......
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Many thanks for your help guys.

stargate125645 - I've never heard of SilenX before, but after a bit of Googling, it looks like a really good fan, although it only spins at 1400rpm. My horribly noisy Thermaltake A2018 apparently moves 38CFM of air at 1400rpm and 93CFM at 2700rpm. Is it really possible for that SilenX to move 72CFM of air at just 1400rpm?!

EDIT: It doesn't look like those SilenX's are sold in the UK anyway.
Yes, they do push that much air. Their 14 dBA rating is off in my opinion, it is closer to 20 dBA, but they are still very quiet and come with rubber grommets to mount them isolated from the case. They are expensive, though. I did a hardware review of them if you want to check it out (click on the hardware reviews number below my avatar, and then click on the Silenx fan review).
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Reading the review has convinced me not to get the SilenX I need one with a pretty bright LED, plus I've seen another review of it which says the airflow is actually 58 CFM, not the stated 72.

I might go for the Thermaltake A1926 after all.
    
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