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post #11 of 24
A mix of Yate Loons and Gentle Typhoons.

For your upright fans (for the case sidewalls) you can use Yate Loon lows (D12SL-12, D12SL-124B) or mediums (D12SM-12, D12SM-124B). The mediums are louder. If you can find them inexpensively enough (Koolertek, for example) you can get GT AP13's, or even AP-12's. They are very quiet. AP-14's have the best balance of noise and cfm's of any fan. All the GT's at Koolertek are $14.95.

For fans that sit at the top or bottom of your case, any sleeve bearing fan is a crapshoot. Most have trouble when pushing air upward. Fewer, but still probably most sleeve bearing fans have trouble pushing air down. For these positions the Gentle Typhoons really are your best bet.

If you are putting fans on your heatsink, Gentle Typhoons are the best. However, these Cooler Master fans might do, based on results I got with a similar fan in item 1 in my sig. They seem to be ball bearing versions of the R4 I tested.

Good luck with whatever you buy.
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post #12 of 24
I use these, they push a lot of air very quietly. And cheap. $14

65cfm @26.5dbl

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...8797&CatId=494

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post #13 of 24
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What about this one? Anyone have this? AeroCool Shark 120mm
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post #14 of 24
ehume = fan man

When he speaks your input is invalid.
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I have a pair of Gelid Silent 12's (ehume's opinion of these fans) on my case. I'm very happy with them. H
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post #16 of 24
In my experience, the case fan with the best airflow to noise ratio is the Gentle Typhoon 1450rpm model. Quiet, moves a goodly amount of air, and it's pretty easy on the eyes.
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post #17 of 24
Noctua fans are pretty silent but are pretty overpriced tbh.

I recommend the Fractal Design Fans, they are very quiet and push a lot of air. They are also quite cheap.
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post #18 of 24
just no for fractal fans...you can hear fan rotor in every fractal fan and no they dont push lot of air

yeah maybe noctua is overpriced but you now you will have them at least 4-5y
I have mine for 3years and are running like new..
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ARCTIC COOLING AF12PWM

• Patented PWM Sharing Technology (PST)
• Extremely quiet
• High air flow and static pressure
• Low noise impeller
• Fluid dynamic bearing extends service life

With their PST you can connect to 5 fans controled by MB (300 - 1350 RPM)
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post #20 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by StuffStuff1 View Post
ehume = fan man

When he speaks your input is invalid.
I would disagree. There are many fans I haven't seen. The Aeroccol Shark comes to mind.

And there will be a certain portion of fans I do see that by chance were just defective. One of my NMB PWM fans, for example.

No one is perfect. We learn more as data accumulates. I change my mind on things as we get more data. I recommend the practice.
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