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So its time to replace my two 120mm fans and this time i'm getting some quiet fans. I have been looking HERE among other reviews about fans and I think i've narrowed it down to:

Scythe Gentle Typhoon
SilenX 120

These seem to be the best that I can get in the US. Please let me know of some review or thought of these or anything else.
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Here is another VERY informative fan review done right here on these forums. Gentle Typhoons come out ahead in it. I have the 1450 rpm version of the GTs and can attest to their silence and air flow. Amazing fans.
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Thanks!! I would have never thought about looking under Water Cooling. I did see some nice reviews here but I kinda wanted some personal experiences as well.

+ Rep for a very nice find!!
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post #4 of 10
Thanks.

As I said in my post, I can tell you from personal experience that the gentle typhoon 1450rpm are nearly silent (if not silent) and move a ton of air.
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I'll second the Gentle Typhoon AP-14.

It's by far the best fan I've ever used. A better compromise between airflow and noise you're not likely to find ^^.
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GT's are really overkill for case fans. They're superb for a radiator or big honking heatsink but for just straight pushing air? Overkill and probably wasteful? Get some AC F12's for pushing air, super quiet and push a decent amount of air.
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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by King Nothing View Post
So its time to replace my two 120mm fans and this time i'm getting some quiet fans. I have been looking HERE among other reviews about fans and I think i've narrowed it down to:

Scythe Gentle Typhoon
SilenX 120

These seem to be the best that I can get in the US. Please let me know of some review or thought of these or anything else.
The Scythe GTs have a great rep.
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by tsm106 View Post
GT's are really overkill for case fans. They're superb for a radiator or big honking heatsink but for just straight pushing air? Overkill and probably wasteful? Get some AC F12's for pushing air, super quiet and push a decent amount of air.
W-e-e-l-l-l. When I gave my daughter a choice of all my fans (the ones in item 1 of my sig + some new ones) for the front of her case, she chose an 800 rpm GT AP-12. I had pulled it from the front of my case, but I didn't tell her that (I bought a replacement, of course). I also use AP-13's and AP-14's. There are no better 120mm case fans.

Check out item 1 of my sig to compare fans. The Megahalems has so little resistance that you can use it as a proxy for testing case fans.
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post #10 of 10
if you can find them i'd highly recommend Noiseblocker Multiframes and BeQuiet silent wings


http://www.frozencpu.com/products/84..._-_19_dBA.html

there is also a 750 and a 1800rpm version.
Edited by Elohim - 1/11/11 at 8:57pm
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