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post #1 of 139
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Hey guys I just bought a CM 690 and want to add a top front fan and a bottom mount fan but want them to be quiet. Just wanted to know what the best ones to buy thanks guys. I need 2 by the way
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post #2 of 139
What's the most your willing to spend?

My vote would go for Scythe Slipstreams or S-Flex's, or Noctua's.
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post #3 of 139
The best 120mm in term of performance and quietness IMO are the noctra fans.

But they are kinda expensive at more than 20 bucks a peice.
But whatever you do, STAY AWAY from the slienX fans.....bunch of garage.
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post #4 of 139
the best price/quiet performance are Yate Loons.
Next would be Scythe Slipstreams. I upgraded my Yates to scythes.
If you want real quiet then get Noctua, but they're about $20 each. I've got a p12 on my cpu cooler and I'd like to get another for my gpu cooler, but not right now.
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post #5 of 139
These Yate Loons should come out to about 2 for $10

They also have medium and low speed ones there for the same price
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post #6 of 139
I used the 92mm version on my cpu and it is quiet so this should be similar

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835129043
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post #7 of 139
What about 120x38 fans? Are those usually better in terms of dba:cfm ratio?
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post #8 of 139
Scythe SY1225SL12SH 120mm "Slipstream" 110 CFM at 37 db
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185060

I use 3 of these in my P182 with an Ultra 4 channel fan controller
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=2559758

Im about to replace my OCZ Vendetta 2 fan with one of these as well.

The Noctuas are nice but I cant bring my self to spend $80 on 4 fans only doing 50cfm.
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post #9 of 139
I vote Yate's
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post #10 of 139
Quote:
Originally Posted by fraudbrand View Post
Scythe SY1225SL12SH 120mm "Slipstream" 110 CFM at 37 db
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185060
I use 8 of these in my nzxt zero case and they are great put them all on one fan controller and turn them up and down as needed.
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