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So which one would you recommend for me to get, i need 4 120mm fans, those stats look nice.

I want some that are quite, push are, and cheap.

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So which one would you recommend for me to get, i need 4 120mm fans, those stats look nice.

I want some that are quite, push are, and cheap.

+rep for your work.
It's hard to know what people are willing to put up with when it comes to noise.

My personal preference would be this:

Cheap but good performance, fairly quiet = Curve bladed Yate Loon D12SL12s or D12SM12s. Get the mediums if you have a speed controller, then you can dial it in. Petra's carrys the curve bladed types, some others may as well, but you can see the back of the blade is curved and not straight.

More costly, but better sound = So far I like the Noiseblockers. The XL-2 is good quiet one with still decent performance. The S-2 may be another good option for a little lower RPM, havn't tested that one yet.

Performance all out, noise is not a problem = Any of the 38mm 2000+ RPM fans. I have some Ulra Kaze 3000, and they are extremely strong, but WAY TOO LOUD for me. Panaflo, Sunon, and Delta also make some really STRONG and very high quality fans. The San Ace is also a very high quality fan. When it comes to POWER, these high speed 38mm types are amazing.

Unfortunately it's always a give and take..you give up silence for more power, and you have to balance that yourself. In general I think you get better sound quality choosing the right fan speed and running them at a full 12V. Many of the fans exhibit a clicky motor sounds as they are undervolted, some worse than others.

I currently have 8 curved yate loon medium speeds on my dual quad rad setup and have them all turned down to about 1000RPM. Somewhere between 1000 and 1300RPM is all I can stand to hear for long periods of time. Unfortunately...they are all very weak in power at that point, but I can afford that with dual quad rads that are WAY oversized for the heat I'm dissipating.
    
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Nice work, your tests are always very helpful.
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+rep martin. Thanks for the report
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I love seeing tests from you Martin. Awesome info as usual.
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yes +rep good work
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back to testing marty?
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Very nice. Go heater core lol.
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Hey Martin, glad to see you back.

Nice set-up you built there, thats something thats really needed to. Fans are one of our main tweaks left anymore.

Are you going to try them on low fin per inch rads also? Really I guess whatever you found on the higher fin per inch would be about the same on low, except the sound level maybe.

Thanks for the testing! I was wondering when you'd get the bug again..

EDIT: I'm going to go ahead and put this with your rad calc's in the stickies.
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