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I would like some recommendations on some good low noise LED fans. CFM is not really an issue because I would like these mounted in the front just for the looks.

What I notice most about LED fans, personally tried some Coolermaster fans, that they are no way performing at their noise level. Same goes with many other LED fans, they are just super loud.

Does anyone have some good experience with some good 120 mm LED fans please share!

Thanks
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I have never seen a good LED fan ever.. If i were you i would avoid LED fans completely. With some wel places CCFL and LED strips you can make your PC look better then any fan would make it look.

Believe me i know i have had more then just a few fans since i got into PC's.
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post #3 of 12
There are decent LED fans. I've got a few Akasa Ball bearing blue LED 120's that push plenty of air at 12v and at 5v almost completely silent. Only issue with them is that they are also almost impossible to find, I got mine off Ebay new.

I'd really recommend some Yate Loon's. They're cheap, look good and reliable. The 1000 RPM versions should suit you.
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Antec Tri-Cools have served me well.
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Look to see if Delta, San Ace, Panaflow maybe even silverston if they have any LED fans
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Have used tri cools for years and they have been great!
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post #7 of 12
I am quite fond of these myself, I have several of the 120 and 140 version

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233048
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post #8 of 12
try the LED Silent Fans of CM, 120mm, 19db at 90 CFM, looks very good

http://www.coolermaster.com/product....category_id=63
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try the LED Silent Fans of CM, 120mm, 19db at 90 CFM, looks very good

http://www.coolermaster.com/product....category_id=63

I hope you dont believe either the CFM rating or the dBA rating. To start off with, a 2000 RPM 120mm fan with that blade design will never be able to move 90 CFM, how ever you test it. I know this because I have 2800 RPM San ace's that dont push 90CFM, they push 88CFM and they are far more powerful than the coolermaster's. Also the 19dBA will have been recorded at 5v. I doubt that the fan is only 19 dBA even at 5v.

Very few fan ratings are correct.

Also those Coolermasters have Sleeve bearings, which I would not recommend either.
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Antec Tri-Cools have served me well.
So have mine. Seen some newer ones called aerocool shark though which I might get for my next build.

They each come with a voltage control for lower noise as well. They also come as sleeved and come with rubber fan mounts which further eliminate noise.

http://www.aerocool.us/accessory/shark_r12.html

There is the red one I might get. Noise with their voltage control is Noise : 12.6dBA.

My antec tricools run at like 30 and are barely noticeable with my headphones on.
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