Silent fans for in-office rack
I'm looking for 120mm fans I want to use as intake and exhaust on my 15U rack cabinet. Since the bad boy is in my office, silence is as important as performance. I know that generally the fans can be either quiet or perform well, but I need to find some kind of compromise. In theory, for intakes (bottom) I think I should go for something with higher SP and for exhaust (top) - airflow, but I'm an expert by any means.
I know Noctuas A12x25 are good (though I'm surprised to see reports about the PWM issues) but I just can't justify the price. I was thinking either Silent Wings 3 (maybe HS ones and run them like half the speed if they take signal that low well) or something I've found yesterday - Arctic P/F12 PWM PST CO/standard.
For starters I need 4 of them, but I have a feeling I will need double that number soon to make the airflow work and still be silent enough for 24/7 work in relatively close proximity where I work.
Any help, ideas are greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
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