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120mm fans for radiators and watercooling.

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Im looking for fans swap since im going to rebuild my overall system. Wont go to details because it wont change much (just pc parts basicly) and want to swap some old fans. Looking for some silent solution with best performance possible from them. Uncle google is not helping. Im unable to find some decent or recent reviews or roundups. Any help? All my fans are 120mm, 3 on rad and 4 on case. What should i buy, what are the best silent fans for rads and cases now, and why? some bang for buck solutions are also cool since i dont have tons of hardware to cool. Cheers in advance.

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I have bought a couple of the Noctua Redux line of fans for radiator, NF-P12 redux 1300 PWM. Works fine, mostly inaudible at low speeds.



As far as I know it is the same Noctua fan as the older NF-P12 for a reduced cost, in a different color, and you don't get any of the accessories usually packaged with Noctua fans.

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What about corsair ML series? In store im going to buy stuff they are on sale atm. Web shows me some positive feedback on them, along with BQ silent wings 3. Noctua sadly is not available in that store :C but it was one of my first brands i thought.

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Are you wanting to run 3 pin or 4 pin (PWM) fans? There are lot's of good options either way.

The only Corsair fans I would really recommend are the ML series.
The Noctua redux fans are a good way to get quality fans at a decent price
Be Quiet SW3 are good but expensive

The ballin on a budget option would be the Arctic value packs. They have the P12 which are pressure optimized (what you want on radiatiors) or the F12 for just case airflow.

https://www.amazon.com/ARCTIC-ACFAN0...%2C128&sr=1-12
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Take a look at EK Vardar EVO.

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Personally, I think the sound profile of the be quiet SW3 is much nicer than the Corsair ML. Smoother and not as intrusive. Performance difference is negligible between the two. If a quiet, smooth sounding rig is your goal, the SW3 would be my top choice. The only Noctua that competes with (actually betters) these two is the NF-A12X25, but they are very expensive and only come in the brown color scheme. None of the other Noctuas will match teh SW3 or ML.
Some good info here - http://thermalbench.com/2016/10/21/b...h-speed-fan/3/

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Take a look at EK Vardar EVO.
He mentioned "silent". Not many who have used the Vardars would recommend them for anyone with noise concerns.

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My ML start to make weird noises when I mount them horizontally. Maybe it's just my fans, but there is that. Like low growling noises. Noticeable and a bit annoying.
Vardars are silent in a way (for the amount of air they can push), but they have bearing noises that will annoy you at any speed. They also in general have QC issues.

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Yeah Vardars can get loud unless you keep them at a lower rpm. But like Melcar said the bear issues are annoying. I have like 12 and 8 of them needed bearings swapped out. Darkside gentle typhoons at 1800 rpm would be “quiet”. But my quiet and your quiet might be very different. My darkside GTs run at 2200 rpm and I’m happy.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Melcar View Post
Vardars are silent in a way (for the amount of air they can push), but they have bearing noises that will annoy you at any speed. They also in general have QC issues.
Yes, I should have specified that I was referring to the mechanical noises. Like nails on a chalkboard.

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Hmmm, so long lasting and good fans are BQ? It is silent wings then. Thx for all input.
3 silent wings 3 for radiators, but what about case? shall i go with same or get bit cheaper version of BQ?

Edit: screw it, 3 pwm sw3 on rad, 4 dc on case hope they live to my expectations. Thx for all info again

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