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Mounting sleeve bearing fans in a non-vertical orientation will usually result in more noise and reduced lifetime.
I've had the same fan die 3 times from being mounted horizontally (blowing upwards). It's nothing a little oil can't fix.

As best as I can tell, some bearing mechanisms don't like being horizontal and the oil drains out. The fan develops a whine, you push the blade off the motor hub, add a drop of oil, and put it back to work.

It could also be that the fan I've got is a Silenx and they're just crappy fans. I wish somebody had told me their figures were complete bullshot before I bought 3 of them
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Not an expert but these look good to me.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185004
Someone else ever use these?
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It could also be that the fan I've got is a Silenx and they're just crappy fans. I wish somebody had told me their figures were complete bullshot before I bought 3 of them
Sell them to an unsuspect n00b on eBay?

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Not an expert but these look good to me.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185004
Someone else ever use these?
They're good.

I rather get three Yate Loon Low-Speed (1350RPM) for the same price and volt-mod them.
Edited by DuckieHo - 12/29/08 at 2:23pm
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Sell them to an unsuspect n00b on eBay?
Naw, My current rig is being given away in its entirety and I'm building fresh. Got 3x Yate Loons and a Silverstone for the new build, $25 total through OCN sales.... Less than a single SilenX!

That case full of silenx's can be somebody else's airflow nightmare. If it weren't a Centurion 5, everything would probably suffocate in there.
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What does everyone think about these fans? 19 db at up to 90 cfm! does anyone own some ? i.e. know the quality/noise ratio?
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0312369
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What does everyone think about these fans? 19 db at up to 90 cfm! does anyone own some ? i.e. know the quality/noise ratio?
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0312369
That quality is excellent. I am using one on my Megahalems CPU cooler at full power. It is very quiet for the amount of air it pushes, but keep in mind at full power (90 CFM) it is in fact louder than 19db. Sounds more like 24db. I imagine if used at around 75% rpm, they could be near silent. When I buy more case fans, I'm going with more R4s.
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What does everyone think about these fans? 19 db at up to 90 cfm! does anyone own some ? i.e. know the quality/noise ratio?
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0312369
The specs are grossly overrated. It actually says on the back of the packaging 69 CFM. 90 CFM is what I believe it will run at max speed. (which is definitely not at 19DBA).
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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)
Zalman ZM-F3

Wonderful 120mm fan that comes with silent resistor that makes the fan very quiet and also comes with silicone pins! Only $10 too.
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http://www.enermaxusa.com/catalog/pr...roducts_id=139

I can't hear them at all and they push decent air.
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I'm very tempted to go for these soon.

http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=p...5&lng=en&set=1

Even though they may be fairly expensive.
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