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Im looking at buying a few fans for my case and I don't have a huge amount of experience with buying after market fans.
I know the idea of "Fan Noise" is subjective but I want to know something.
What do you guys consider "Too Loud?"
30dBA?
25dBA?
20dBA?
15dBA?

I dont have much in the way of scratch right now so im looking at the low end stuff. I dont need quiet fans I need fans that wont distract me from my work (or play) on the computer and will cool my parts...On the cheap.
(My tower is on the desk next to me)

These are what im looking at:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835200048
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835150070
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233086
Any other ideas for fans in the >$10 Range?
I need at least 2 and preferably 3 for less than $25.

EDIT: My case supports 120mm and 140mm fans.
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30 DBA Max
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It depends, my Scythes can go up to 110cfm so i'd say 37dba for them is acceptable it's not really that loud anyway.
    
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Do u need 140mm or 120mm i see u have different types on them links
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65~70DBA is my max
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Originally Posted by Gabe3384 View Post
Do u need 140mm or 120mm i see u have different types on them links
Yeah. I forgot to specify that. Ill edit the OP.
My case can handle 120mm or 140mm fans. I would prefer 140mm fans if they perform better than 120mm fans to any real degree.
Do 140mm fans perform better than 120mm fans? At least to a degree large enough to warrant paying the extra money?

Ill have to check out those Loons.
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Well the bigger fan will move more air at lower rpm.
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post #9 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gabe3384 View Post
Well the bigger fan will move more air at lower rpm.
Well yeah.
I just mean is it worth the extra money.
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Originally Posted by PhilWrir View Post
Well yeah.
I just mean is it worth the extra money.
I would go with the 140 mm so u don't leave any gaps in you fan mounting points on your case and cause it to not circulate the air right. Go with the 140mm. If u have a fan controller get the high speed yate loons if u don't go with low speed since I think the mediums might be to loud for your requirement.
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