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post #1 of 7
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So, my computer has been moved to my bedroom and it is annoying to sleep with the LED's / loud noise of the fans. I am looking for 4 fans to replace the ones I have.

I am looking for something quiet (I think the current rating is 23db, so something around 10 would be nice) with no LEDs. I currently set the stock fans on the lowest setting. I am not worried about losing a little airflow as my temps are just fine.

Price is not really an issue, but I don't want to be spending $100 on 4 fans or anything.
post #2 of 7
You could check out Fractal Design 120's, you won't hear them at all Alternatively Gentle Typhoons are good. See if those 2 are locally available.

I have personal experience with the Fractal Design fans, they are rated at 13 dBa but ambient noise in almost any bedroom is around 15 so you cant hear them until your ear is pressed up against them.

You will probably find that the fans on your CPU and your graphics card are louder though, in my pursuit for quietness I had to buy an aftermarket GPU cooler and an H50 with a silent CPU fan.
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post #3 of 7
Yeah the Gentle Typhoons- 15 are great fans.
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Will those fit in my Antec 900?
post #5 of 7
If they are 120mm fans, yes. The top fan is virtually irreplacable.
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post #6 of 7
I was using R4's with my PC and a fan controller. The non-LED ones. Worked pretty good, turned all the way down all I could hear was the motor of the H50. Also the Big Boy is fairly quiet on the lowest speeds, should just be a soft hum when you are trying to sleep.
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post #7 of 7
SPCR likes the Nexus Real Silent. I agree they are great fans, and very quiet. Ditto the Gelid Silent 12. For case fans the Scythe Slip Stream 1200 rpm push a lot of air very quietly. Their noise is mostly just air.
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