Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Air Cooling › What are the best fans
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

What are the best fans - Page 2

post #11 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by blade007 View Post
let me rephrase...are there any fans quiter than the thermaltake thunderbirds??
possibly but at the cost of cfm.



The real question is how much noic=se do want in exchange for CFM


You cannot really depend on us to answer that
Oh The Glorrryyy
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 630 MSI THANG 2x4830 8gb Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
2x250gb 1x100gb 1x20gb 1920x1080 23in  500watt Rosewill Open Air 
  hide details  
Reply
Oh The Glorrryyy
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 630 MSI THANG 2x4830 8gb Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
2x250gb 1x100gb 1x20gb 1920x1080 23in  500watt Rosewill Open Air 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 43
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by iampoor View Post
possibly but at the cost of cfm.



The real question is how much noic=se do want in exchange for CFM


You cannot really depend on us to answer that
wats cfm (i kno i kno, im a noob)
post #13 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by blade007 View Post
wats cfm (i kno i kno, im a noob)
cubic feet per minute? I think. It is just the total amount of air that gets moved around.
En Route
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K MSI P67A-C43 eVGA 560 ti Superclocked 2 x 4GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD 320GB 16MB SATA2 & WD 500GB 32MB SATA2 Windows 7 x64 LG Flatron W2241T Something Red 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
PC Power & Cooling Silencer EPS12V 610 NZXT Lexa S Logitech G500 Radiation 
  hide details  
Reply
En Route
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K MSI P67A-C43 eVGA 560 ti Superclocked 2 x 4GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD 320GB 16MB SATA2 & WD 500GB 32MB SATA2 Windows 7 x64 LG Flatron W2241T Something Red 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
PC Power & Cooling Silencer EPS12V 610 NZXT Lexa S Logitech G500 Radiation 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 43
Cubic Feet Per minute


1 cfm = 1 cubic foot of air being moved in a minute

its a foot by a foot by a foot
Oh The Glorrryyy
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 630 MSI THANG 2x4830 8gb Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
2x250gb 1x100gb 1x20gb 1920x1080 23in  500watt Rosewill Open Air 
  hide details  
Reply
Oh The Glorrryyy
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 630 MSI THANG 2x4830 8gb Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
2x250gb 1x100gb 1x20gb 1920x1080 23in  500watt Rosewill Open Air 
  hide details  
Reply
post #15 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChielScape View Post
dont get me wrong. theyre probably good fans, but definately not as quiet as the specs say they are
I second that. Dont get me wrong, the silenX fans do move a lot of air, and I'm not knocking their performance, I was just disapointed with their noise ratings which are severely underestimated. I have a swiftech WC system and wanted to keep the system quiet so I bought one each 120x25x35mm, one each 120x25x25mm, and two each 92x25x25mm. The 92mm fans are fairly quiet (not as quiet as the enermax enolobe fans rated at the same 14dB). The 120x25x25mm fan is louder then the stock tunique tower 120 fan and the 120x25x35mm fan was so loud, I did a 7v volt mod to quiet it down (it is louder then my thermaltake adjustable fan at its lowest speed setting which is rated at 30-40 dB). Again, great fans for moving air, but I feel I got ripped off considering I paid a premium price of $86.96 for these fans.
My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
6850K ASUS X99-AII eVGA GTX 1060 32Gb Team Vulcan DDR4 3000 Cas 15 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 960 EVO NVME Crucial M500 Seagate HDD Samsung F3 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
H100i Windows 10 Pro 64 Samsung KU6300 40" Corsair K70 Vengeance 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic Gold 750W Phantek Enthoo Pro M Logitech G9X 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
6850K ASUS X99-AII eVGA GTX 1060 32Gb Team Vulcan DDR4 3000 Cas 15 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 960 EVO NVME Crucial M500 Seagate HDD Samsung F3 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
H100i Windows 10 Pro 64 Samsung KU6300 40" Corsair K70 Vengeance 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic Gold 750W Phantek Enthoo Pro M Logitech G9X 
  hide details  
Reply
post #16 of 43
Thread Starter 
so the higher the cf, the better i pursume, wats a good cfm for a fan
post #17 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by ericeod View Post
I second that. Dont get me wrong, the silenX fans do move a lot of air, and I'm not knocking their performance, I was just disapointed with their noise ratings which are severely underestimated. I have a swiftech WC system and wanted to keep the system quiet so I bought one each 120x25x35mm, one each 120x25x25mm, and two each 92x25x25mm. The 92mm fans are fairly quiet (not as quiet as the enermax enolobe fans rated at the same 14dB). The 120x25x25mm fan is louder then the stock tunique tower 120 fan and the 120x25x35mm fan was so loud, I did a 7v volt mod to quiet it down (it is louder then my thermaltake adjustable fan at its lowest speed setting which is rated at 30-40 dB). Again, great fans for moving air, but I feel I got ripped off considering I paid a premium price of $86.96 for these fans.
Can't agree more.

Granted, they are good looking fans, if you're into that. (And paying $25 for 'em.) Mine aren't as annoying as you stated, but I have music playing near 24/7 so I don't really hear them that much, but a lot louder/weaker than stated.
2 OP pls nerf
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 6400 Skylake Asus Z170-E ATX Asus GTX 1060 6GB GeIL 8GB DDR4 3600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Sandisk 480GB SSD Western Digital EZRX 3TB Cryorig H7 Windows 10 Pro x64 
PowerAudioAudioAudio
Silverstone 500w Gold Lepai LP-2020A+ AudioSource LS100 Polk Audio PSW111 
  hide details  
Reply
2 OP pls nerf
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 6400 Skylake Asus Z170-E ATX Asus GTX 1060 6GB GeIL 8GB DDR4 3600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Sandisk 480GB SSD Western Digital EZRX 3TB Cryorig H7 Windows 10 Pro x64 
PowerAudioAudioAudio
Silverstone 500w Gold Lepai LP-2020A+ AudioSource LS100 Polk Audio PSW111 
  hide details  
Reply
post #18 of 43
I like the Silverstone FM121...
Flux
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600K GA-P67A-UD7 GTX 580 2 x 2GB Corsair 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C300 (OS), Velociraptor (storage) Lite-On W7 64-bit Pro Samsung 275T 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Black Widow Ult. Silverstone DA750 Lian Li T60 R.A.T. 7 
Mouse Pad
Q-Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
Flux
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600K GA-P67A-UD7 GTX 580 2 x 2GB Corsair 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C300 (OS), Velociraptor (storage) Lite-On W7 64-bit Pro Samsung 275T 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Black Widow Ult. Silverstone DA750 Lian Li T60 R.A.T. 7 
Mouse Pad
Q-Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #19 of 43
You are going to have to figure out what is more important, moving air, or low noise. If you go with a 20-25dB fan, you will not notice the noise because of your CPU fan. Here are some 120mm fans at newegg in the 20-25dB range. The thermaltakes do 78 CFM at only 21dB.
My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
6850K ASUS X99-AII eVGA GTX 1060 32Gb Team Vulcan DDR4 3000 Cas 15 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 960 EVO NVME Crucial M500 Seagate HDD Samsung F3 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
H100i Windows 10 Pro 64 Samsung KU6300 40" Corsair K70 Vengeance 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic Gold 750W Phantek Enthoo Pro M Logitech G9X 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
6850K ASUS X99-AII eVGA GTX 1060 32Gb Team Vulcan DDR4 3000 Cas 15 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 960 EVO NVME Crucial M500 Seagate HDD Samsung F3 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
H100i Windows 10 Pro 64 Samsung KU6300 40" Corsair K70 Vengeance 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic Gold 750W Phantek Enthoo Pro M Logitech G9X 
  hide details  
Reply
post #20 of 43
Under about 30dB you seriously can't here them... my personal recommendation are the Ultra 120mm case fans, for a few reasons. One, they are about 27-28dB, and push about 55-60cfm, which is more than you need if you are getting six of them, and more importantly, you can buy a box of five for about $20. I bought two boxes, and I've tested them to my own ears - like holding it next to my ear - and you can't hear them. And they push more than enough air. You can probably find better fans, but you'll have to pay a lot more. Like that link you have for the eBay fans, thats $14 for the first, and $12 for each extra... with the Ultra you can find a few deals that are $20 for five, including shipping, like below (although I can't figure out how you would purchase the first ones):
http://cartdiscounts.com/index.php?m...ducts_id=22257
or https://usm.channelonline.com/yul/st...?id=M002753756
or http://www.buy.com/prod/ultra-120mm-...203065252.html

Now there are sleeve bearing and dual bearing fans made by Ultra, and the dual bearing cost more, but I have the sleeve bearing fans and attest to their complete silence. Obviously get what you feel comfortable with, but this is by far the best deal you can find with regards to CFM, dBs and price.

Also, do yourself a favor, and before you click "buy" on any of these fans, do a search for reviews of the fans... thats what I did before I settled on the Ultra fans to match up to my ThermalRight Ultra 120 heatsink... it was between them and the 120mm Panaflos... or a big jump in CFM and dB for some Deltas...
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 940 Foxconn Destroyer SLI EVGA GTX 295's (x2) 4x 2gb Geil EVO ONE DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2x WD6400AAKS RAID-0 Vista Home Premium x64 25.5" LG W2600H-PF Enermax Revolution+85 1050W 
Case
Thermaltake Mozart TX 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 940 Foxconn Destroyer SLI EVGA GTX 295's (x2) 4x 2gb Geil EVO ONE DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2x WD6400AAKS RAID-0 Vista Home Premium x64 25.5" LG W2600H-PF Enermax Revolution+85 1050W 
Case
Thermaltake Mozart TX 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Air Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Air Cooling › What are the best fans