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is the 1600rpm quiet?
i plan to replace the bottom intake in my 800D

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post #2 of 11
How important is "noise" to you? I just got one of those Silverstone Air Penetrator fans (140mm) and really like it as a case fan.


If noise doesn't matter, I'd go with the 1600rpm. There are also a few other options in the 140mm class, but not like there is in the 120mm category.
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post #3 of 11
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as long as it is not nosier than my 3x scythe top fan exhaust setup
those are 1600rpm 120mm
i'm fine as long as it doesn't add noise to my system, if it's get drowned out by the top fans i'm ok with that
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post #4 of 11
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as long as it is not nosier than my 3x scythe top fan exhaust setup
those are 1600rpm 120mm
i'm fine as long as it doesn't add noise to my system, if it's get drowned out by the top fans i'm ok with that

Well if you already have the 1600rpm fans exhausting air, can't go wrong with any more of them, since you know what their sound profile is.
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post #5 of 11
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but those are the 120mm ones
this 140mm i'm unsure and if all goes well i'll swap out all 3 corsair ones with these ones
but these in 3x will they be loud? they won't be together like the top exhaust ones
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post #6 of 11
1600 rpm is likely going to be pretty audible.

I'd personally shoot for the 1200 or even 800rpm fans personally but you won't get as much air moving.

In your situation I'd grab three 1200's instead personally.

On the topic of Scythe fans, it's a shame you can't get any 140mm Gentle Typhoons
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by Siegfried262 View Post
1600 rpm is likely going to be pretty audible.

In your situation I'd grab three 1200's instead personally.

On the topic of Scythe fans, it's a shame you can't get any 140mm Gentle Typhoons

Agreed. Agreed, and agreed.
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post #8 of 11
I'd even go with the 800rpms if you really want quiet, I myself prefer a quieter machine.

Though if you're talking quiet 140mm fans.

Horizontal Mount
Enermax T.B Silence 140mm
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...n_UCTB14_.html

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Thermalright X-Silent 140mm
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Merely my ideal choices if you're not set on Scythe fans
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post #9 of 11
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those 800 rpm's would be worse than what i already have except noise
i ordered 3x 1600 rpm's

i currently have these as my top exhaust in my 800D case (3x)
120mm scythe s-flex 1600rpm


and this is the one i'll be getting that will replace the stock corsair 140mm bottom intake

replacing the rear exhaust with this one

Edited by SirWaWa - 2/8/11 at 10:18pm
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post #10 of 11
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The 1600 rpm fan makes 33.1 dBA of noise. At one meter that's loud. The 1200 rpm fan is quieter. 23 dB is actually nice.

But at 1300 rpm you can get a Thermalright TY-140. That is a very quiet and very effective fan. I am amazed.

I own three TY-140's, one TR X-Silent 140, a bunch of Scythe Kaze Maru and Slip Stream 140's, a Blue Vortex and a few more 140mm fans. The Kaze Maru and Slip Stream 140's are fine fans, but the TY-140 is better than the 1200 rpm version of either Scythe fan. It's better than the Yate Loon 1300 rpm fan.

As for 1000 rpm fans, the TR X-Silent 140 was my favorite fan. No more. The Prolimatech Blue (and Red) Vortex is quieter, pushes more air, and will push air up without struggling. The TR struggles when it pushes air up.

My recommendations:

Kaze Maru - 500 rpm
Slip Stream 140 - 800 rpm
Blue Vortex - 1000 rpm
TY-140 - 1300 rpm
Yate Loon D14SM-12 (medium speed)
Slip Stream 140 - 1700 rpm
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