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post #1 of 14
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Not sure if inaudibleness is a word, but I'll use it anyway. I need some sleep, as all insomniacs do. I tried to match the case fans so I could get equal pressure. I also wasn't sure below 10db was necessary, since 10db is a whisper.

Case Fans:

http://www.acousticpc.com/noctua_nfp...oling_fan.html

http://www.acousticpc.com/noctua_80mm_fan_nfr8.html

CPU Fan and PSU fan:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999344

or

http://www.acousticpc.com/acousitipr...coustifan.html
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post #2 of 14
The 120mm fan will provide more airflow without being louder. the silverstone fan will be very loud unless you have it on a fan controller.

Just look at the dB rating for each fan. anything below ~19 is completely inaudible.
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post #3 of 14
it almost doesnt make sense to get fans with that little airflow

it may change your system temps 3-4 celcius max

Go for something with 50cfm or more off of newegg.com
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post #4 of 14
If you want quiet but also want there to actually be significant airflow, you have to get SilenX! 120mm preferably.
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post #5 of 14
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I've heard nothing but bad reviews about silenx.

I may just go all out and get this 80mm then:

http://www.acousticpc.com/acoustipro...coustifan.html

How about this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835999111
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post #6 of 14
I've heard good and bad about the silenx, I have em and have no complaints.....
for other fans here's a review....
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article695-page1.html
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post #7 of 14
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185006

This Scythe S flex 1600 rpm 28 dba 63.7 cfm 120mm.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835129044

Aerocool 31.72dba 73 cfm 140mm Have 2 of these on a IFX-14 HS.They are very quiet and put out a lot of air.
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post #8 of 14
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I cant use a 140mm.

I've thought about the S-Flex E and not the F for a case fan.
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post #9 of 14
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http://www.acousticpc.com/nexus_d12s...m_pwm_fan.html

Anyone tried these?

I'm wonder what CFM I need for my PSU. If 76 CFM is enough, I'll go with these.
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post #10 of 14
You must not be concerned with noise level if your looking for 76CFM
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