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I have a lot of fans in my case i was wondering if the Antec 3 speed fans on high setting are good enough? For example if I got all Silenx fans would it make a difference, because they seem to cost more money, but is that only because they are fast and silent?
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Silenx is terrible, plain and simple. your antec tri speed fans are just fine. I have 2 of em myself.
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Most will tell you that SilenX fans are grossly over-rated and over-priced. Plus, I can personally attest to their very poor reliability; I had one of these fail within two days after opening the package. The oil in the motor was grossly inadequate and the fan seized.

They are quiet, though, but that's because they don't move hardly any air.

For quiet and efficient case fans, many people recommend the Scythe Slipstreams (120mm x 25mm). They move a good amount of air and are reasonably quiet as well.

For a cheaper solution, you can also get Yate Loon 120mm x 25mm fans. If you do a search for these online, you can often find them for as low as $4.00 or so per fan.

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Most will tell you that SilenX fans are grossly over-rated and over-priced. Plus, I can personally attest to their very poor reliability; I had one of these fail within two days after opening the package. The oil in the motor was grossly inadequate and the fan seized.

They are quiet, though, but that's because they don't move hardly any air.

For quiet and efficient case fans, many people recommend the Scythe Slipstreams (120mm x 25mm). They move a good amount of air and are reasonably quiet as well.

For a cheaper solution, you can also get Yate Loon 120mm x 25mm fans. If you do a search for these online, you can often find them for as low as $4.00 or so per fan.

Good luck!
Slipstreams are amazing, so are Yate Loons.

I have both. One Slip Stream on my TRUE and Yate Loons for all the case fans. Both are quiet for me and push a ton of air.
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post #5 of 9
If you're going for silence, then these are your fans. 4 for 10 bucks. I have a kit and they're very good for the price. Note that these only have 3 pin connectors, they still haven't changed the description, they don't ship with adapters. I just bought 2 of these to connect them to molexes and it worked great.
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well im not going for silence i actually really do not mind the amount of noise my computer mages (i kinda like it) , i love air cooled systems and admire then, i dunno why people obsess over the decibels and whatnot, but eh people have their interests right? I am just checking that my Antec fans are good, because every fan i have is Antec.
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well im not going for silence i actually really do not mind the amount of noise my computer mages (i kinda like it) , i love air cooled systems and admire then, i dunno why people obsess over the decibels and whatnot, but eh people have their interests right? I am just checking that my Antec fans are good, because every fan i have is Antec.
Well, I simply deduced you might've been interested in silent fans, since you mentioned SilenX in your original post.

The Antecs are okay, but there are far better, more effective fans (as already suggested to you in the thread).

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I think what you need are some Ultra Kazes I sound like a chinese spokesperson, but they are incredible. I've got the 133cfm on my TRUE, but out of the case it was enough to blow my shirt and make the covers on my bed move. I also got a fan controller to shut them all up. If you don't mind noise too much (although they make much more tolerable noise, very deep) get some 2000-rpm ones. Oh and they are 38mm deep.

I get temps like watercooling, and I don't mind the noise since I got a Cosmos and have removed all the fan grills (and got cut. A lot).

Oh and I have 4 or 5 Antec Tricools myself. They are good, but they are as loud (if not louder) as the 2000-rpm Ultras at max, while putting out about 8cfm less, and much less static pressure.

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