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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106100
Here is a link to an interesting Thermaltake I have not tried and am ordering.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835220025

This is the fan Vapor seems excited about--he tests thefans at varying voltages and these fans apparently are great for that. It's a Silverstone FN122

Silverstone makes great fans no dount about it--the FM121 made me a true believer

The links I am posting are to fans that I am throwing in the cart for a little Cyber-Style fact finding.

Any ideas on good ways to quantify how well the each perform?

Here's mine: I have a LC test bed and with a Quad Core coming ifrom Audi n the next day and I can run it at a particular speed on a P5K I ordered and can simply change out the one fan on the shroud of the PA 160 and record temps at idle and load at 7 volts and 12 Volts.

The Search I am putting in on NewEgg is for any fan 120mm and 15-20 dba.

I do not want to let my own personal prejudices blind me to what may be very good inexpensive alternatives to my beloved SilenX fans

As I pointed up in the first link I posted to the search there are only SilenX fans at the spec--so I shifted to the next loudest spec in the search and am dumping a few fans in the basket.

I just wanted to especially point out this fan in this post as Vapor likes it.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835224004
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835220025
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835200005
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103024
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103022
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131181

That is what is in the cart.

Feel free to search them up yourself with the links provided above. All I did was search for any fan at 15-20 dba and 120mm then I bought one of each regardless of stated cfm as we all know that is whack. I omitted the 18 dba 120mm "90 cfm" SilenX because that damn fan costs $24.99 and only an idiot would pay that much for a case fan...I mean really. Then I added a Rosewill. The Rosewill is something like 37 dba so of course I had overlooked this gem while searching for high cfm low dba fans...

How was I to know Rosewill was OVER reporting their dba rating just to take it easy on the competition

LOL

So when the fans arrive I will set up my testbed and give them each a good run.

While no where neear as meticulous as Vapor I will do my best to keep all environmental conditions the same.

If anyone actually bothers to do the search you will see the Aerocoolturbine is omitted from my cart because I have three of them in my stash. They too were rejected for the SilenX in my search for the ultimate case fan. But will include one in this mini Shootout.

Too bad we're testing them as rad fans
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Afford this testing, affording the WC stuff, I believe you have kids? Gosh you must have one good paycheck.
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LOL

I sold a ton of gear and just blew it all on a test rig

What can I say--I feel this Forum needs at least some half-assed technical edge to it and I am in the position to help grind down this butter knife--do not expect a scapel-like edge--I have no aenemometer or decibel meter and I am just doing this because I got the itch to know. We all need to know.

I think the selection I made is poor and certainly does not include many excellent fans that are outside the scope of Neweggs stock. I mean if we are gonna get serious here we would be looking at Pabst and Sharkoon and Akasa and Noctua and Yate Loon of course of course and Nexxus and Scythe FDB and Artic Cooling FDB and many many other fans.

I just thought I would have a little shootout with the fans any of us can afford and easily purchase--who knows there might be some winners here.
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Don't know if these have been mentioned before, but I own 3 of these Thermaltake 120mm 93.7CFM fans, and they are awesome. They move a ton of air and aren't really as loud as I thought they'd be (specs say 46.5dbA). The LED's are really bright, too. The only sound they really generate is the actual air flow (which is quite a bit of movement), from what I can tell.
    
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Originally Posted by Choggs396 View Post
Don't know if these have been mentioned before, but I own 3 of these Thermaltake 120mm 93.7CFM fans, and they are awesome. They move a ton of air and aren't really as loud as I thought they'd be (specs say 46.5dbA). The LED's are really bright, too. The only sound they really generate is the actual air flow (which is quite a bit of movement), from what I can tell.
I personally love these Thermaltakes.

I'm not sure if they come in red, but if not then I wish they did. I'm thinking of building a "client demonstrator" rig that's got to be done in red.

By the way, Cyber Druid, I must say your aims are commendable, and I applaud you for taking on the expense of doing some testing for the group's benefit. That always deserves some credit.

My thanks to you.
    
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I have had and sold those TTs. I think Renegade has them now. They come in red blue green and in a psychotic epilepsy inducing multicolored one that blinks like an old startrek console. I actually have on of those in a lil Centurion I modded a while back--and could pull it for testing--it is the first rvision of these and I got it nearly 5 years ago...have I been doing this stuff that long heh--lonoger....
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I omitted the 18 dba 120mm "90 cfm" SilenX because that damn fan costs $24.99 and only an idiot would pay that much for a case fan...I mean really.


$25 may be a lot for a fan, but it's really not a lot of money. I usually will buy a nice fan or something else that should be cheap after going a while without upgrading
...at least that's my excuse
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