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im looking for some silent fans for a push and pull config for my radiator. The Scythe GT-15s, noctuas and s-flex are ones that i might get but I am open for suggestion. I will also be purchasing a fan controller to control them so bang for buck fans in relation to performance/silence are the ones I am looking for.

NOTE: please provide a few suggestion in order of performance with the mcp320-qp radiator.

There maybe a few fans out there that perform like those mentioned above but much cheaper, I just dont know em yet!! smile.gif
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This review found right here on these forums should tell you all you need to know. It's VERY informative and includes nearly every fan known to man.

The above review loves the gentle typhoons, and I can attest to them as well. I have the 1450rpm version and they are silent yet move a TON of air.
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The GTs will perform great if you can afford 'em. If you're looking to save a bit, Yate loons would be a cheaper alternative.
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+1 on the Gentle Typhoons
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Originally Posted by PulkPull;11967019 
This review found right here on these forums should tell you all you need to know. It's VERY informative and includes nearly every fan known to man.

The above review loves the gentle typhoons, and I can attest to them as well. I have the 1450rpm version and they are silent yet move a TON of air.

thanks for the link. +rep

I think i'll be going with 6 of the yate loons.

3 of these:
Model: D12SL-12
Fan Size: 120mm x 120mm x 25mm
Speed: 1350 +/- 10% RPM
Airflow: 47.0 CFM
Noise: 28.0 dBA
Bearing: Sleeve
Voltage: 12 V
Current: .3 Amp Max
Fan Life: 30,000 hours

3 of these:
d12sl-12 4 red led
120x120x25mm Nominal
voltage: 12V
Nominal speed: 1350 rpm
Airflow: 46 CFM
Power consumption: 3,6W
Noise level: 23 dB(A)

you think that will be fine on a push n pull config? or would this be better:

6 Zalman ZM-F3

Voltage - 12v Normal / 7v Noiseless Mode
Airflow (CFM) - 72.2 Normal / (N/A) Noiseless Mode
Speed (RPM) - 1800 Normal Mode / 900 Noiseless Mode
Noise (dB) - 34 Normal Mode / 20 Noiseless Mode

or should I stick to the yates?

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The F3s are slightly better than the Yate Loons as far as CFM/dBa ratio goes, but it is very slight and considering the massive cost difference I'd stick with the Yate Loons.
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Originally Posted by charliehorse55;11971158 
The F3s are slightly better than the Yate Loons as far as CFM/dBa ratio goes, but it is very slight and considering the massive cost difference I'd stick with the Yate Loons.

thanks for the help. any budget fan controller you would suggest to acompany the fans?
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Originally Posted by munaim1;11973643 
thanks for the help. any budget fan controller you would suggest to acompany the fans?

The cheapest Scythe one on newegg.
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The cheapest Scythe one on newegg.

some fan controllers give the ability to actually turn the fans off while the dial is completly down. any recommendations?
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http://www.cool-and-quiet.co.uk/nesteq_fanmax_8channel_fan_controller_black_P0000000731.html £25

Model Number - NF2108B
Dimensions (L x W x H) - 78mm x 149mm x 43mm
Suitable for - Standard 5.25" slot
Material - Aluminium and plastic
Cable length - 600 mm
Connector type - 3-pin or PWM compatible
LEDs - 2 blue LEDs for main switches (Cooling Zones), 8 LEDs for fan monitoring
Rated input voltage - DC 12 volt (4-pin standard Molex)
Rated output voltage / power - 6 - 12 volts / 6W per channel, 48W total

That one might not turn them off but would get down to 6v, so the yates at 6v wounldn't be so loud. Also has a 8 channels so would be alright for convenience. or this one:

2864.jpg
http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/info_2864.html£30

which is equally good, however this can output 0-12v so gives the ability to turn the fans completely off, which in turn will be a bad idea tongue.gif, it is 4 channels compared to 8 and cost £5 more.
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