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  • 56% (18)
    Noisey and high CFM
  • 43% (14)
    Quiet and low CFM
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post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by hereonyourown View Post
thanks but I'm thinking of getting this one: http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/de12gf.html

In stock at the moment... so far lol
That's a great fan. About the same amount of throughput, just a double fan/turbine design. I actually wanted this one, but it wouldn't fit as the exhaust fan behind my TR Ultra-120 Extreme. I still might get one and mod a place to put it in my case though
    
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post #12 of 20
Get the best of both worlds and get a fan controller. Turn it up when needed and down when idling. Then you get high flow when gaming and benching. And some quiet time when your computer is on but not doing much.

Just my 2 cents
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post #13 of 20
Neither.

Get a decent CFM rating (80-120CFM) with 30-40dBa. No need to go to either extreme.

Or, get a high CFM fan, like the one you're look at...and get a fan controller. That way you can crank it while listening to music, playing games, etc, and turn it down when you're sleeping.
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post #14 of 20
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Quiet and low CFM """"I Need to Sleep @ Night!!""""
Then turn off your computer when you sleep? Good Idea eh?
    
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post #15 of 20
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Then turn off your computer when you sleep? Good Idea eh?
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post #16 of 20
I used to have some vantec 92mm fans that were like 55dba, they sounded like jet engines.

I switched them out because a) I could hear them anywhere in the house, with the office door closed and b) I couldn't hear anything else in the house from the office with the computer on.

I replaced them with some 120mm placed differently and there was no comparable temperature difference.

However, these were like 130cfm fans, 220cfm fans would obviously flow alot more air. The real question is how much airflow do you actually need hehe?
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post #17 of 20
It's personal preference, for myself, I enjoy lower noise. Just try to find a fan with the best cfm-dba ratio possible
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post #18 of 20
IMO, noisy power is the best

None of my friends can rev their computers like they mean it!
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post #19 of 20
Noisy and high cfm, I have a vantec tornado on my cpu cooler, and I love it, after the first day I dont even notice it any more.
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post #20 of 20
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Get the Delta TFB Series TFB1212GHE - it's one of (if not the highest) CFM 120x38mm fans out there. 220CFM @ 65dBA. I have one, and it definitely means business.

Sorry, but it's out of stock right now

I got this puppy about 3 months ago, and IT ROCKS! It`s great if you don`t mind a lot of noise.
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