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Sorry, I have seen a few of these, and the suggestions seem to vary so I thought I'd ask again.

I have an a05b with a cm212+ with a 140mm top fan, and the sound seems to be a tad bit loud. Nothing too crazy, but all the case fans are stock and the hsf is stock as well. The top panel is a NZXT FN-140RB 140mm Case Fan which has randomly squeaked on me (prolly should have gotten advice here before I bought it).

Bottom line, was just hoping for some better than stock (temps are still good) sound.

Thanks and if you just give me links I'll read them, was just a bit overwhelmed
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post #2 of 10

I have one of these:


It's been dead silent so far, and does well enough for a case fan. You could also try NoiseBlocker or Noctua, they're apparently pretty quiet, too.
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I like the specs on the CM R4, but its sleeve bearing - isn't that not so good for a horizontal mount (top of case)?
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Try lubing the fan to see if that doesn't quiet it down some. Here is a guide - http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...-fan-work.html

If you want to replace the fan, I suggest looking at the Thermalright X-Silent, Scythe Kama Flex, and Thermalright TY-140(120mm fan mounts).
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Are you limited to just 140MM fans?If you are try
TY-140's Use these in the 140 fan mouting location. They move tons of air and make next to nill for noise. This is the stock fan on the Thermalright Silver Arrow, godly fans if noise is the target.
Prolimatech Blue Vortex is one that I am also partial to for a 140mm size. make's little noise aswell for my understanding.

If you can mount 120's then there are even more options(Scythe Gentle Typhoons!), but if your looking for the most airflow and min noise I think the TY-140's would be great! Pretty cheap aswell!
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post #6 of 10
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edit

hmm it looks like the ty-140's are probably the better bet.

double edit*

I thought your post said that ty-140s could be mounted in 140mm holes, bah.

I like the stats on those, just need them to fit in the 140mm hole I have on top of my case.
Edited by snoogins - 4/22/11 at 5:23pm
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Just use zip-ties to mount the TY-140.
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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by spaceballsrules View Post
Just use zip-ties to mount the TY-140.
Anything else similar that wouldn't require zip-ties?
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post #9 of 10
140mm fan comparison. And look at item 4 in my sig.
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140mm fan comparison. And look at item 4 in my sig.
Thank you so much, was looking for something like this to help me make a decision.

Now I can finally buy a new fan!
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