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post #31 of 139
A nice japanese guy recommended me this one in my thread @ aircooling:
http://www.svc.com/uc-ma12.html

I think im gonna get me some.
post #32 of 139
Enermax also makes a VERY quiet fan with what is called an "enlobal bearing" that is very cool. It is here.
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post #33 of 139
Not sure if you can make this fit...but Arctic Cooling ACF12PWMs are very quiet fans at 1200RPM or so. There's even a low-powered version from the factory that won't need fan control and IIRC that's the L model. I know my CM590 had no way of fitting dual ACF12PWMs up top with my heatsink in there (Ninja 2). Yate Loons are a great value but they don't like running as a top blowhole (assuming you're getting the sleeve bearing version and not the ball bearing one). I damaged the bearings on one of my YLs and now it has a slight clicking sound.
Edited by RallyMaster - 11/19/08 at 4:45am
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post #34 of 139
Can't beat the Yate Loons, cheap as chips and whisper quiet whilst shifting a decent amount of air. What more could you want?
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post #35 of 139
i went with the scythe S-flex fans in the 1200 RPM flavor; i have 2 acting as the front intake fans in my antec three hundred. they're not completely silent, but any noise you hear is from the whooshing of the air they move - i couldn't detect any mechanical noise until i held my ear within 5 inches of the fan.

i recently picked up a xigmatek 120mm fan and i have that sitting in a test box. it's also pretty quiet, but then i have it undervolted by a lot.
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post #36 of 139
I hate to bump this, but do you people find rubber/silicon fan mounts to be effective at keeping them quiet, as opposed to traditional screws?

If so, are there any fans that come packaged with them? (other than the noctua ones)
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post #37 of 139
My nexus fans came with some rubber mounting things. I don't really know if they make/made a difference or not though.
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post #38 of 139
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Originally Posted by quaaark View Post
I hate to bump this, but do you people find rubber/silicon fan mounts to be effective at keeping them quiet, as opposed to traditional screws?

If so, are there any fans that come packaged with them? (other than the noctua ones)

I've got a bunch of spares that came with my silenx fans. If you would like some, PM your address and I'll be happy to drop a bunch in an envelope and throw a stamp on it.
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post #39 of 139
I would go for the Noctua P-12 fans. I have two of them and they are very quiet.
    
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post #40 of 139
Noctua for overall best performance and Yate Loons for best price/performance. Looking at your hsf though, you could probably have 1800rpm YL's at full speed and they would be inaudible over the Ultra Kaze.
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