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120mm Silent Case fans - Help

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Hi!
I'm building a new rig with CM Cosmos S case and i need some advice regarding the right choice of fans for a quiet operation, but with a satisfying airflow at the same time.

Current Fans inside the case :
Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler
Cosmos S stock fans (1 rear exhaust fan , 1 top fan , 1 front panel HDD fan)


Thanks!
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noise blockers or gentle typhoons have pretty good cfm/db ratios, depending on the rpm model you get. i have 1900 rpm gt's which can be a little loud at full speed, but i have a fan controller and at 1500 they are pretty silent.
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post #3 of 4
Second for the Gentle Typhoons.

I've worked with a goodly number of fans and to date, the Gentle Typhoon AP-14 (1450rpm model) has the best noise to airflow ratio. Very quiet and moves a goodly amount of air. Not to mention they can be mounted in any fashion because of the Dual Ball Bearing ^^
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If you want 3-pin I will recommend ARCTIC F TC:
Low noise - 0.5 Sone (from 300 to 1350 RPM)
They have long life with Fluid Dynamic Bearing

or if you want 4-pin I will recommend ARCTIC F PWM:
Noise Level: 0.5 Sone (from 400 to 1500 RPM)
Fluid Dynamic Bearing for long life
Air Flow: 57 CFM (96,8 m³/h)

P.S. I have AC fans in my case and I don't think the noise level is 0.5 sone......in my opinion it's lower (I can't even hear them )
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