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its the iXtrema fans. i see them at frys too. but seems to be overpriced...like always
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Any scythe is a safe bet. I have 5 of them in my CM690. I can hear them but its not overwhelming
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its the iXtrema fans. i see them at frys too. but seems to be overpriced...like always
SilenX = BAD fans.

Over-rated performance, for sure. Very expensive for the true performance that they give, indubitably. Quiet, but only because an ant sneeze generates more airflow.
    
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I've just got a SilentX fan for intake (didn't read here first - doh!). It is quite quiet, but as it sits at the front of the case near the top, is the most audible fan in my case. However, the air flow is less than impressive for a 120mm fan - it does shift air, but only about as much as my 92mm Scythe PWM. Thermaltake do a blue LED 120mm fan with similar specs, for about a third of the price. Was out of stock when I ordered, and I was impatient so went for the SilentX.
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I have two Silenxes as well, I would guess they run around 10-15dba higher (~25-28) and nearly 10 CFM less (~60-65)
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i think i saw the scythe ultra kaze at microcenter. but with all the japanese character i thought it was a fake... guess i'll get one to try out.
Yes, they have those there, the 1000, 2000 and 3000 series Ultra Kaze. The 2000 is my personal favorite and with a fan controller can be made 'case silent' meaning it will not be any louder than your other fans. Now, this is a 120mm x38mm fan rather than x25mm fan so it is wider. Great for heatsinks with tight fins.

The Scythe S-Flex F series is also worth a look at.

Also....anything that says 16dbs for 60+CFM is probably a SilenX piece o crapola....stay away from those as others have said.

Good luck!
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I have two Silenxes as well, I would guess they run around 10-15dba higher (~25-28) and nearly 10 CFM less (~60-65)
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=170224
SilenX are more like like 55-60CFM at 37dB

A 75% cheaper Yate Loon fan can do 70-75CFM at 37dB.
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Check out the sythe slipstreams. http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/ac...sl_detail.html

scroll down and check out the tabel. they are rated real well with there best model at 110 cfm 38-40dB.

the next model down is 88cfm and 33dB. Maybe that is more what you are looking for. Just check it out.
    
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http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=170224
SilenX are more like like 55-60CFM at 37dB

A 75% cheaper Yate Loon fan can do 70-75CFM at 37dB.
Well that's simply a huge exaggeration. I have it right here, and in NO way does it pass the Antec Tricool at full blast (33dba). 60cfm is in the range I expected, but it is still MUCH more silent than 37dba. That kind of noise is unreasonable at 1300rpm. I found it to match the noise of the Antech at half-power, which is around 28dba. I have many other fans I have compared it too, it is also more quiet than an Ultra Kaze 2000. I'm far from saying they are worth the cash, I just don't like it when people say they are utterly horrible.
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Well that's simply a huge exaggeration. I have it right here, and in NO way does it pass the Antec Tricool at full blast (33dba). 60cfm is in the range I expected, but it is still MUCH more silent than 37dba. That kind of noise is unreasonable at 1300rpm. I found it to match the noise of the Antech at half-power, which is around 28dba. I have many other fans I have compared it too, it is also more quiet than an Ultra Kaze 2000. I'm far from saying they are worth the cash, I just don't like it when people say they are utterly horrible.
What's your testing methodology on sound and CFM? How are you getting these other dB ratings? From the PC component manufactor?
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