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I am in desperate need of some case fans.. and its so easy to get stuck on which to buy when so many people swear by some fans and then tests are done by various people which sway things again

fans I have narrowed down to are

120mm

Noiseblocker NB-Blacksilent XLP - PWM

Noctua NF-P12

ZALMAN F3


80mm

Zalman ZM-F1 80mm Fan

Noiseblocker NB-Blacksilent X1 80mm

Noctua NF-R8

Please take into consideration price/performance

also I can only buy from uk based sites
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post #2 of 16
Noctua's aren't too bad.
post #3 of 16
I have 2 noctua's and quietness wise there are pretty good.
    
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post #4 of 16

noctua are really silent and even though p12-1300 is meant for coolers where you need static pressure you can use them in case as well..they move pretty god amount of air while still being silent

80mm noctua is good but you will hear it, but that can be sayed about every 80mm fan spinning at 1600RPM.

as alternative I would look at enermax tb silence fans


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post #5 of 16
I've used some Noiseblocker Multiframes and the PK series and they were really nice fans. Very pricey though.

I've heard great things about the Enermax fans and at a price you can't beat! I'm going to be using them soon when I get a Define R3
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post #6 of 16
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had enough of all this searching.. just purchased 2x 120mm Scythe S-FLEX SFF21F & 1 sharkoon 2000 80mm
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post #7 of 16
the S-flexes aren't that quiet.
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Originally Posted by Asus11 View Post
had enough of all this searching.. just purchased 2x 120mm Scythe S-FLEX SFF21F & 1 sharkoon 2000 80mm
so why did you even asked?
you had better options in noctua and enermax
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post #9 of 16
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so why did you even asked?
you had better options in noctua and enermax
the noctua at the end of the day i think are mostly hype/marketing, like apple, but the cpu cooler is good, thats about it
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post #10 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Asus11 View Post
the noctua at the end of the day i think are mostly hype/marketing, like apple, but the cpu cooler is good, thats about it
But noctua is actually pretty good..
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