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I currently have an NZXT M59 with four fans in it - one of them is in my Tuniq Tower 120 (mounted on my i5-750) and is 120mm, as are my two case fans rated at 23db. The fourth is the stock cooler of my HIS Radeon HD 5850.

I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on what fans to buy to quiet this thing down? It's not particularly loud, but even a little bit of noise can bother me. I'm currently looking at getting three of these, two for my case, once for my Tuniq Tower - (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185057). I figure the 10ish dB is much better than what I have now.

Any suggestions?

Thanks for the help in advanced!
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11db Silenx iXtrema Pro 120mm (Uhhh.. they are silver)
http://www.silenx.com/ixtremaprofans.asp?sku=ixp-74-11
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post #3 of 17
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11db Silenx iXtrema Pro 120mm (Uhhh.. they are silver)
http://www.silenx.com/ixtremaprofans.asp?sku=ixp-74-11
Oh, I could care less what the color is. I've never heard of Silenx, I must say. Thanks for the advice!

On a side note, how poorly do fans perform once you dip into the really low dB fans (aka the 800-900RPMs)?
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Depends on the CFM
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post #5 of 17
You could try a fan controller and keep your GPU fan speed at something slightly lower.
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NEVER TOUCH SILENX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!

Horrible!

Get some Typhoons, or coolermaster R4, or yates
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post #7 of 17
It may not be your case fans that are loud.

Have you checked your Power Supply? Graphics card? CPU HSF?
    
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post #8 of 17
Gentle Typhoons. Expensive, but worth it.
Edited by Citra - 1/18/11 at 5:25pm
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Gentle Typhoons. Expensive, but worth it.
I think I fell in love with these when I first saw them. Should I get the AP-12 or AP-13?

EDIT: What is wrong with SilenX? I've never even heard of them, so I'm already a little wary in the first place...

EDIT2: Yes, I am 100% sure it's my case fan. The side one in particular is quite obnoxious. I already stated I'm replacing the HSF, and my PSU is inaudible from what I can tell. The GPU is only loud during gaming, but while I'm gaming I don't expect it to bother me as much.
Edited by williamdabastrd - 1/18/11 at 5:35pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by williamdabastrd View Post
EDIT: What is wrong with SilenX? I've never even heard of them, so I'm already a little wary in the first place...
They're not silent. For quiet fans, I'm a big fan of Scythe Slipstreams.
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