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38mm fans have better air pressure than 25mm ones, so that's no surprise. However, they tend to be a bit louder and much more expensive than conventional 25 mm fans. Not to mention they are heavier/bigger, so you may not want to put them on some heatsinks. It's all preference at the end, but I have found that the cheaper 25mm fans (the good ones) can perform just as well, and for the minimal performance difference in most situations, I would rather get the cheapest fans I can get.
Haha I agree. I am going to order 10 fans when I find the right ones. 6 on the 120x360 rad in a push pull configuration with 1.5" shrouds, and one as the exhaust. Maybe more on the top of the case, haven't figured it out yet.
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Yate-loon's are supposedly the hands down 120mm fans to go with the db:cb ratio
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yate loons have the best price/performance ratio around. $3 for one fan?!?!?! That can't really be beat. And these fans are "perceived" (i say that because any cfm/dB ratio stated is really a lie as there is no testing standard) to be very quiet for the amount of air they push. I have pulled my hair out looking for quiet fans (that don't have ticking/squealing) and i was about to order some noctuas. Then i found this site and they had stuff about Yate Loons and i decided to try those. And i'm glad I did. $20 (including S/H) for 4 fans is a great deal. And they performed up to my standards. (there is a bit of wooshing, but it's a lower frequency and there is no variation in the frequency so it's easier to zone out and i'm with hardwood flooring that amplifies things)

Why pay ~$15-$20 for one fan when you can get 3-4 for the same price?
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Great! Like I said, I am probably going to buy about 10 fans for various reasons. One, so everything looks uniform in the case, two, I need them, three, i need 6 for my rad in a push pull config, and bulk is better.

So I will be looking into some yate loons here soon. I know there is a high, medium and low version of the fan, I just need to decide which is the best.

Thanks guys!
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I have some panaflo's right now and, althoiugh they work well, they are the loudest thing in my case right now. I have heard that yate loons are good. I have also wanted to try the Noctua's. I think the biggest difference is price, but since I have spending all the money on water cooling anyway, it seems silly to skimp on one of the most important parts. I may buy a pair of both (loons and nactua's) and see which I like better. I have also heard that the noctua's are not as good with radiators, but I can't see that being true if you are using shrouds.

So, I guess that the question is price. If price is not an option, I say get the noctuas, if it is, get the Yates.

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Great! Like I said, I am probably going to buy about 10 fans for various reasons. One, so everything looks uniform in the case, two, I need them, three, i need 6 for my rad in a push pull config, and bulk is better.

So I will be looking into some yate loons here soon. I know there is a high, medium and low version of the fan, I just need to decide which is the best.

Thanks guys!
If you are running a push/pull on a 360, I would get the quitest ones you can. If you were only doing pull, then higher CFM fans would be better, but since you are going to have a push/pull, I don't thing the CFM is as important as noise would be. (I am not very knowlegable when it comes to fans etc., but I assume it works similiar to electricity where as a push/pull would act like more amperage while higher CFM would act like more voltage. So, you will have an easier time while moving more air through as oposed to pushing more air through if that makes sense, lol)
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I have some panaflo's right now and, althoiugh they work well, they are the loudest thing in my case right now. I have heard that yate loons are good. I have also wanted to try the Noctua's. I think the biggest difference is price, but since I have spending all the money on water cooling anyway, it seems silly to skimp on one of the most important parts. I may buy a pair of both (loons and nactua's) and see which I like better. I have also heard that the noctua's are not as good with radiators, but I can't see that being true if you are using shrouds.

So, I guess that the question is price. If price is not an option, I say get the noctuas, if it is, get the Yates.
Thanks dralb. Everything is appreciated. I am going to take apart my computer and start modding my case, so I will have an exposed computer for a while. I need to figure out where to put the 360 rad and 6 fans

But I think I am going start an info guide here soon on case fans, dB and sound and airflow etc... see where that goes

Thanks for your input everyone. It will probably be put in the guide as soon as I write it
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i have been happy with my scythe sflex 1600rpm fans, the only thing i hear is the wind passing thru my case, no noise at all from the fan themselves.
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Great! That is noted also

Do you have it on a fan controller?
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Scythe, Nexus, or Yate Loon. I love Scythe, but Yate Loons and Nexus are nice as well. Noctuas are overpriced.
Edited by RoddimusPrime - 5/23/08 at 6:52am
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Nice. From this thread I guess a lot of people favor the Scythe fans!

Great! This is helping tons
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