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Thanks, I was just looking at this Rosewill fans:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835200028

they seem to be quiet and work welll. Do any of you guys have Rosewill fans on your Noctuas?
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They are Yate Loon D12SH fans in BLUE. Link here.

I have one D12SH on the heatsink and 2 D12SM case fans.

The D12SM fans are 70cfm 30dba, and the D12SH fans are 88cfm and 40dba. I don't usually run the D12SH at full speed since it can be a little noisy and my CPU never really gets warm (just wanted the D12SH for the extra just in case oomph), I run the D12SM's at full though they aren't noisy at all. Check the original post to see some more recent pictures
I ordered the 88CFM blue fans from Jab-Tech, and no matter how much I turn them down, the bearings make a buzzing noise. At least it looked good for 20 minutes
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Thanks for the heads up, so what are you using now and what do you recommend. I am looking for something quiet and that moves a lot of air (blue led)

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I ordered the 88CFM blue fans from Jab-Tech, and no matter how much I turn them down, the bearings make a buzzing noise. At least it looked good for 20 minutes
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Massive17, read back a few pages. I just got the Noctua and I am also on a fan hunt. Honestly I can't find many good choices, since I want Red LEDs. If I were you, I would go with the Yate Loon fans that Kopi has.
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Thanks for the heads up, so what are you using now and what do you recommend. I am looking for something quiet and that moves a lot of air (blue led)
Honestly, I would stay away from LED fans altogether. The plastic used on LED fans is more brittle, therefore more prone to vibration.
I am currently using a Zalman ZM-F3 because I can opick them up at my local PC store. I already had 3 of them in the case, and am very happy with their output (76 CFM) vs. the noise (34 DBa).
If I had a choice though, I would go with the Scythe S-Flex fans. Just get some that suit your DBa needs, since the Noctua does not require high CFM fans to operate. Also, the S-Flex cost $14 each, but will last 5 times longer than any sleeve bearing fan you can find. IMHO the best value in fans on the market ATM. http://www.jab-tech.com/Scythe-S-Fle...F-pr-3257.html
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Most fans around 90cfm are going to make a little noise, but mine just sounds like airflow more than a bearing noise. Nothing like the silverstone I used to have

You guys might consider a push pull config of two 60cfm fans or something like that. Maybe some Scythe Slipstreams?
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Most fans around 90cfm are going to make a little noise, but mine just sounds like airflow more than a bearing noise. Nothing like the silverstone I used to have

You guys might consider a push pull config of two 60cfm fans or something like that. Maybe some Scythe Slipstreams?
I think the main problem is us wanting LEDs, lol. Especially me with my obsession for red. It's a hard color to come by for some reason, most LED fans are blue.
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I think the main problem is us wanting LEDs, lol. Especially me with my obsession for red. It's a hard color to come by for some reason, most LED fans are blue.
What's wrong with the Antec Tri-Cools?http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835209013
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What's wrong with the Antec Tri-Cools?http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835209013
A bit expensive, I'll be getting 3 matching fans, 15x3 is $45 plus Newegg taxes me because I live in NJ and then shipping.
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cheapest I have seen those antec fans is $10 http://www.costcentral.com/proddetai...28060/froogle/
but its a site I never bought anything from before
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