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post #11 of 17
well since price between ap12,13,and 15 isnt too different, grab the 15's and a fan controller. the controller will come in handy later

but, if u dont want a controller, grab 12 or 13.
    
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post #12 of 17
Fan Controller prevented me from throwing my PC out the window. That and gpu cooling
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I don't have any good fan controllers and don't plan on doing anything but keeping them on low 90% of the time anyhow, so might as well go for the AP-12s. Thanks a ton guys!
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post #14 of 17
Gentle Typhoons are good (not a fan of the tone though)
Noctua (good but expensive)
Noiseblockers are pretty good (research for the right one)
Thermalright TY-140 (140mm fan w/ 120mm holes) good noise to flow ratio

DO NOT buy Silenx fans. They're crap. Also, don't trust the specs. None of the companies have an industry standard for noise measurement. They could put a mic 20 feet away with 5db of gain and post that if they pleased. Find reviews or shootouts if possible (especially if they have audio/video samples).
Edited by pocketdrummer - 1/21/11 at 8:34pm
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I've always found GELID fans to be nice and quiet, while pushing decent air. Also use fan controllers or some software fan controllers work ok.. Nice to keep fans low speed until they hit a point then crank them up.
     
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Originally Posted by 420Assassin View Post
I've always found GELID fans to be nice and quiet, while pushing decent air. Also use fan controllers or some software fan controllers work ok.. Nice to keep fans low speed until they hit a point then crank them up.
Again, check on the fan before using a fan controller. Some don't play nice with them (ticking, etc).
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Originally Posted by pocketdrummer View Post
Again, check on the fan before using a fan controller. Some don't play nice with them (ticking, etc).
just find the point where ticking stops and use that as the low..

also using rubber vibration dampeners for fans helps.. eliminates some vibration noise you may get with fans spinning at max and being against case.
     
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