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Okay all you fan guru's out there, this one is for you. What would you recommend for the best 120mm fan, based upon CFM and dB. I am looking to buy a bunch of fans when I get water cooling so everything is uniform in the case. It would be cool if it had blue LEDs in it too

Much appreciated!!
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post #2 of 63
If price is a concern I personally pick the Thermaltake Thunderblades, they come in Black, green, blue, and red. 75cfm, no clue on dba but not loud enough to annoy me. They can be had for like $6 new.
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Well i like the panaflo's..No led's though...
    
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Nice. I have a thunderblade and it never bothered me either.

Never heard of a panaflo though. I will have to look that up
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post #5 of 63
Here are some thunderblades looks like 21dba although $9....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ade&name=120mm

Here is a guy I bought mine off of, he is a whole lot cheaper. Watch out though the link has 80mm and 120mm make sure you get the 120mm
http://www.aerocooler.com/shop.cart
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I hear a lot about yate loons... any good?
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Originally Posted by se7en56 View Post
I hear a lot about yate loons... any good?
YES THEY ARE!! I own 6 of them (and it was all less than $20 before shipping) They move air at almost silent sound levels. I have never like a fan so much. (and i am a sound freak! I have my hardwood floored bedroom almost completely silent and these fans at full blast. They are silent even to my standards. [and i get annoyed really easily at fans on at full blast])
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post #8 of 63
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YES THEY ARE!! I own 6 of them (and it was all less than $20 before shipping) They move air at almost silent sound levels. I have never like a fan so much. (and i am a sound freak! I have my hardwood floored bedroom almost completely silent and these fans at full blast. They are silent even to my standards. [and i get annoyed really easily at fans on at full blast])
Awesome. I will be looking into them
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post #9 of 63
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Which model exactly is silent "stumped?"

I found a whole bunch all rated differently
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post #10 of 63
well they have slow medium and fast. I bought the slow (as they will be even more quiet) and they still move a ton of air. If you get the fast, you can always put them on a fan controller if they are too loud for you.

http://www.svc.com/120x25mmfans3.html
http://www.xoxide.com/120mmfans.html
http://www.jab-tech.com/120mm-Fans-c-81.html
http://www.petrastechshop.com/120x25mmfans.html

If you've hard of nexus, they're renown for their quiet fans. They use Yate Loons for their fans, they just undervolt them inside of the motor housing.
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