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Been out of the fan shopping business for a while and noctuas used to be the cream of the crop.

Now I see all these threads about typhoons and other stuff.

Question is, which fans are pretty quiet, but still move a fair amount of air. Have some deltas on my TRUE but one got broken and I'm lookin to replace a bunch of my fans.

Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 15
Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1450 RPM models.

They have one of the best noise to airflow ratio's while not costing $20+
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post #3 of 15
http://www.xigmatek.com/product.php?productid=83

im not sure if these fans live up to the specs. I have yet to see some thorough reviews on them, but if they do they are some of the best fans out there.
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post #4 of 15
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Debating between the 1450 and 1850...if only the 2150s were available.

What's the typical db level to shoot for?
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post #5 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by hokeyplyr48;12562521 
Debating between the 1450 and 1850...if only the 2150s were available.

What's the typical db level to shoot for?

I try to stay under 30 for a room with normal noise, and closer to 20 for a quiet room. Keeping in mind, of course, that many dB ratings are "exaggerated."
post #6 of 15
Depends on what you can tolerate. I have the 3000rpm model of the GT's and even at full 3K, they're quieter than Silverstone FM-121's at 1800rpm or so. I used a fan controller to set them at about 2000-2100 rpm and I can barely even hear them.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hokeyplyr48;12562521 
Debating between the 1450 and 1850...if only the 2150s were available.

What's the typical db level to shoot for?

I have both. I have a quiet space, and the *only* reason I can tell the difference is because my 1850s are in push on my radiator....the 1450 is for case exhaust on my Raven. The 1850s are silent because the rad acts as an acoustic baffle. The 1450 only puts out a soft hum.

Both are darn quiet TBH.
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post #8 of 15
I use this one: 3 more DBs and 18 more CFM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185058
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post #9 of 15
frozencpu has a new line of gentle typhoons but none in the 2000RPM range they got a 3k thats 36DBa kinda loud but you can prob lower the speed a bit

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12363/fan-809/Scythe_Gentle_Typhoon_120mm_x_25mm_Fan_-_3000_RPM_D1225C12B7AP-29.html
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post #10 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by hokeyplyr48;12562521 
Debating between the 1450 and 1850...if only the 2150s were available.

What's the typical db level to shoot for?

OCN has a Group Buy going for the 2150's
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