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It looks like the bearing on one of my Gelid Silent 12 is going out. I am looking for some good 1000 - 1400 rpm fans that I can run without a fan controller. Silence is important for me. So looking for a good balance between the two. I read the fan test and comparison Martin did. It made my head hurt....sorry...if someone can help me with that, I will appreciate that as well.

EDIT: And please do not recommend Gentle Typhoons. Nowhere to buy them and I do not want to be gouged by ebay.

EDIT: A good member pointed me to a site where GT AP-14 were still available for decent price ($16). I nabbed 6 of em. Thanks all for help.
Edited by Awaz - 3/28/11 at 1:47pm
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Read this it should help.
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article695-page1.html
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Thanks! I will read through that and listen to the clips (at least I thought I read there were sound clips!)
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I was in your boat 2 years ago, and my head did hurt just like yours does now.

Eventually settled for four Noctua NF-P12, and the loudest component of my PC now is the Corsair H70 pump. I run those fans at around 1100rpm (2x top exhaust, 2x H70 rad.)

With the normal background noise during the day I do not hear my PC - only when things are quiet at night does the pump noise come through.

A lot of people choose to trash Noctuas, claiming they're too expensive/too ugly/too whatever. I find them to be great performers, and having a unique look which I do like. They also come with rubber mounts and speed limiters, which I find very useful. I've looked into Gentle Typhoons, but I just didn't feel like they really live up to the hype.

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It sure does. I will check those fans out as well. I do not care about looks. Just want a good balance between performance and noise. Rep to you both.
BTW, I am going to put these on my RX360 on push configuration.
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post #6 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Awaz View Post
BTW, I am going to put these on my RX360 on push configuration.
Then I would avoid the NF-P12s. They have some resonance issues on rads at full speed, Martin found it in his testing and I experienced the same on my RX120. They also don't push a huge amount of air.

One of the conclusions that Martin came to in his test was that, apart from a few exceptions, most fans perform very similarly from a noise / CFM perspective. I know this doesn't help choosing a fan much...

Have a look at the Yate Loons, they are a cheap fan which perform reasonably on rads.
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How about gentle typhoon 1450s? My 1800rpm fans are just a gentle hum that's not annoying in any way, the 1450s are even quieter.
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Quote:
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EDIT: And please do not recommend Gentle Typhoons.
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How about gentle typhoon 1450s?


Seriously though, they are good. I had to try hard not to mention them in my post.
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AC F12 spin at 1400rpm and are 4bucks ea at mwave. They're pretty well ranked in the 5th fan roundup. Check the watercooler faqs.
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