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inlet fans? dont know wat those are, but my case will be the stacker 832
You have fans that suck air into your case, and fans that blow air out. Make sure those are not right next to each other, but like at different sides of your case, if at all possible. If you have six 120mm case fans, probably use four to exhaust air out, and two to suck air in (your case will "leak" air in to accommodate the difference). And you seriously want air flow in your case... if you have a side window to look inside, test with a couple matches by lighting them and blowing them out and then letting the smoke into your case... watch where it goes and see if your case has any areas of stagnant airflow. If you have any stagnant airflow consider "ducting" air around your case, like this (just to get an idea):
http://www.datamine.tk/forum/forum_p...485&KW=ducting
If you can direct, and move air around your case better, your components will smile at you
Also, if you don't have a case window, you can just leave the side off and cover with saran wrap instead... just for testing.
    
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post #32 of 43
check out those noctua fans, they are quiet and have a pretty high cfm rating.

http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=produkte&lng=en

these are some of the best from what i hear. i might get a couple soon.
there is also a cpu cooler that comes with a 120mm noctua on it but i cant remember which one it is.
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If you`re not worried about noise, the Delta fans move the most air.
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More advice on making your fans as silent as possible, invest in rubber or foam sound dampeners. They go between the fan and your case metal, reduces vibration noise. Non expensive, clean looking and IMO a very noticeable difference in rattling and vibration.
    
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More advice on making your fans as silent as possible, invest in rubber or foam sound dampeners. They go between the fan and your case metal, reduces vibration noise. Non expensive, clean looking and IMO a very noticeable difference in rattling and vibration.
cant find these on ebay, wat category do they fall in, i also tried anti-vibration pads, and nothing
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I like the new Scythe S-Flex fans, has a good cfm/noise ratio and comes 2nd in the SilentPC review of lots of fans.

I would normally say get the 49cfm 1200rpm one but if you want more performance or less noise, then get the 1600rpm (60cfm+) and a fan controller (Zalman fan mate if you cant afford the top end ones) that can go down to 6V which would make it only 800 rpm, which then would be totally silent and you could knock it upto 1600rpm when you need the extra AIR!

Oh and listen to what oneluvballer21 said, very good info there You always want to have a negative pressure in your case.
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going to go with the THERMALTAKE THUNDERBIRDS , now where do I find these anti-vibration pads; thanks
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every 3 decibles doulbes power so

3 20DB fans will be 26db
4 20db fans will be 29db
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every 3 decibles doulbes power so

3 20DB fans will be 26db
4 20db fans will be 29db
can someone confirm this, so 7 120mm fans will be 38dba :S
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Well, I have 7 Case fans and my case is no where near 35dba x 7
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