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I need to buy 2 fans for my H50 which will both be facing out through the back (so I'll have some way to exhaust). I would like a good ratio of quiet/performance, but do not want Gentle Typhoons as they are too expensive. I was looking at the CM BladeMasters as that is what I have for my H212+ and seem decent, but I wanted to hear what you guys had to say.
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It's a shame you can't afford the Gentle Typhoons. The 1450rpm model is the best (In my opinion) compromise between airflow and noise.

The Blademasters are pretty good pwm fans but in my experience get loud near the top end of their range.

Have you considered maybe getting a single Gentle Typhoon to act as a push fan and see how temperatures are from there?

Back when I had an H50 I didn't see a significant drop in temperatures from adopting an extra Gentle Typhoon.

Otherwise you could always see how low-speed Yate Loons work, they're cheap and would be quieter than the Blademasters but I'm not sure how well they'd do as radiator fans.
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CM SickleFlow R4's are fairly quiet and move a fair bit of air, as to Xigies. If you don't mind noise (or have the fans hooked up to an air controller, Ultra Kaze 3000's are hard to beat in the flow department.
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Interesting, my girlfriend has a Sickleflow as her front intake fan and I can hear that from a mile away

Noise is entirely subjective though, of course.
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post #5 of 6
I would suggest Yate-Loon D12SM fans from Petra's Tech Shop:

http://www.petrastechshop.com/12yalod1cafa1.html

They're cheap, quiet, and have great CFM ratings.
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Originally Posted by Siegfried262 View Post
Interesting, my girlfriend has a Sickleflow as her front intake fan and I can hear that from a mile away

Noise is entirely subjective though, of course.
I've had both Sickle's and Ultra Kazes too. And after using the Ultra Kaze 3000s, anything else is "quiet". lol
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