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At the moment, I am running 6 High speed (88cfm) Yate Loon fans at full speed on my MCR320 radiator. While loud, they are definitely tolerable. Unfortunately, I purchased the fans, which have sleeve bearings, with the intent of running them vertically. Now that they are mounted horizontally I am getting clicking and buzzing noises intermittently. I simply cannot stand this. Realizing that I must use ball bearing fans, I began searching around. I have come to the conclusion that if I am to spend a lot on ball bearing fans, I might as well use Deltas. The particular model I am considering is the http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/deaf12suhisp.html. To handle the high power draw, I am considering using http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/laf5mi3swba.html. My question is whether the 7V intermediate position of the controller will decrease the fan speed enough to be roughly equal to or less than the sound of my current fans. Any other suggestions or input on my fan and controller selection is also welcome.
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i'm not sure about the 3-way switch fan controller... i like the variable controllers like the rheobus extreme.

those are some really noisy and powerful fans you've selected. i don't think you want that much airflow (and noise) do you? if your used to the YL's and their medium CFM, i would say go for a Scythe Slipstream 1900rpm... free air is 100CFM+ (slightly less efficient on a rad) and they're decently quiet for the air flow.
    
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I run these and love them.
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I'm running a pair of those Delta's on my tech station and they pull a ton of air through my BIX240 rad.

I'm also running 5 of these Delta's in my AMD/Rocketfish rig.

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/de12trblhisp.html

I'm running them through this sunbeam controller.. They don't always need to be running full blast suck the cat in speeds.

These can handle 20 watts per rheostat.

http://www.crazypc.com/products/82973B.html
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Buy some panaflos or scythes I got plenty of the former!
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Thanks for the replies.

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Buy some panaflos or scythes I got plenty of the former!
The only thing keeping me from using panaflos is that they don't use ball bearings.
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Thanks for the replies.



The only thing keeping me from using panaflos is that they don't use ball bearings.
They use hydro wave bearings which is a variation of rifle bearing which is similar to sleeve bearing. Basically rifle bearings allow the fans to be mounted both vertically or horizontally without suffering any deficiencies.
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