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So this is my first watercooling build and i went a bit overboard on my fans. I put 2 120mmx38mm 114CFM panaflows on my rad, and they're LOUD. I bought a fan controller, but turning the fans down to a reasonable volume means my temps climb higher than i'd like. Any suggestions for fans that would have a better cfm/dB ratio?
    
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post #2 of 15
Well i'd suggest some Tornado fans... But Those are louder then your Panaflows lol...

I have 120mm Cooler master fans that push plenty of CFM for their DB noise levels...

Also look into Thermaltake's Fans they have really good ones. Especially the Smart Fans.
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post #3 of 15
scythe slipstream do well. panaflos are good but noisy i guess.
 
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post #4 of 15
I'm running 141 CFM Deltas (5 of them) on 2 rads but running through a controller.
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post #5 of 15
Hrmm.. mind if I ask what RAD you are using... If you can get a better rad.. maybe some fans with low noise with high performance will get you what you want.
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post #6 of 15
if you look at his sig, you can see he uses a 240mm and a 360mm Black Ice (Alpha) Extreme.
post #7 of 15
For quiet fans I say scythe slipstream's. One pushes 68cfm with 24dba.
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post #8 of 15
I have 2 Silenx 74cfm fans on my GeminII. Both of them are quieter than my stock 8800GTS cooler...
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post #9 of 15
Yate loons are quiet when turned down, and they are quite cheap. The SilenX series is expensive but almost inaudible when turned down (800-900rpm) and they still keep my rad cool.
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post #10 of 15
I think even if you got lesser fans, your temps are going to be about the same at an equivalent noise ratio.

One thing you could add would be shrouds which help reduce noise and eliminate dead spots to increase cooling.
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