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They are great fans, but i must say they are no where near 18dBA, they a much louder than that!!
Comparing to my Yate Loons i had on before were 25.4dBA, and they where much more quite than these things. I'd say they are about 32-35dBA no way 18dBA!!
Sorry CyberD, but im really not im pressed with these fans, and with $20 a fan. Im not so sure they are the best CMF/dBA fans anymore.

And the rubber silencers they come with, are not on since they cant be applied to a rad, well no way i can figure out.
So please not the dBA im getting is without the rubber gasket things.




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are those 120x120x25? they look much wider(120x120x38).. my SilenX fans are quiet with a fan controller...but yes indeed they are loud..for what SilenX claims is silent!
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Try some Sunon and Panaflo their dB rating is correct....Do these seem like they are pulling a lot of air through your rad?
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Yup they are pulling alot of air for sure, just not at the low dBA SilenX claims.
Even with the turbulance from the rad, they are still much louder than 18dBA.
They are the 120x38mm

Well i would think the dBA of these are about the same as the Panaflo and Sunons, but these are $20 each!! Martin just got some 120x38mm Panaflo's for $5.99 each!!!
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post #5 of 54
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Originally Posted by ira-k View Post
Try some Sunon and Panaflo their dB rating is correct....Do these seem like they are pulling a lot of air through your rad?
I say Yate Loon ratings are correct as well since they are industrial fans.

Basically.... Yate Loon, Sunon, Panaflo > SilenX
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THATS WHAT IVE BEEN TELLING PEOPLE

They are good fans but IMO Sunnons are the best for CFM/DBA Ratio and they are only about $10
    
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Well i have a Panaflo here, 120mm x 38mm Panaflo FBA12G12M-1J(86.5 CFM/35 dBA) , and i tested the dBA, by ear lol. And they are about the same. Exactly the same lol. BUT you can get the Panaflo's for half the price!!

well...it was worth the try, anybody know how to lower the voltage on a cpu fan on an ASUS board?
I could do it on my aBit board but dont know how to on the ASUS.
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post #8 of 54
yeh i know how you feel man... i got some silenX 120x25mm fans and they are no way 14dB... slightly bummed about htem but oh well...

urm... you can change the voltages using nvidia control panel .... but not through vista as far as i know
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You saved me from buying some, I was tempted.
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Originally Posted by Apollo4g View Post
Well i have a Panaflo here, 120mm x 38mm Panaflo FBA12G12M-1J(86.5 CFM/35 dBA) , and i tested the dBA, by ear lol. And they are about the same. Exactly the same lol. BUT you can get the Panaflo's for half the price!!

well...it was worth the try, anybody know how to lower the voltage on a cpu fan on an ASUS board?
I could do it on my aBit board but dont know how to on the ASUS.
Are they hooked uup through a 4 pin molex ?

if so just switch the yellow and red wire , that will lower the fans from 12v to 5v making them SILENT
    
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