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The title pretty much says it all. I'm looking for a fan with over 80 CFM and less than 30 dB of noise. The closest one I've found is this: <a href="http://www.svc.com/a1928-14.html" target="_blank">http://www.svc.com/a1928-14.html</a> , which is a great looking fan, but I would like as much power as possible for under 30 dB. I've heard good things about Yate Loon fans, but th ones I've seen (<a href="http://www.yateloon.com/" target="_blank">http://www.yateloon.com/</a> and navigate to the 120mm fans form the front page) are all very loud. Does anyone know of any fan that is more powerful than the Thunderblade, but almost as quiet? Nothing else matters about the fan. I don't care about LEDs or color or anything (but if LEDs are a must, make them green! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">).
 

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the Silverstone FM121 is pretty good.
 

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There is no way those thunderblades move 78CFMs at 21DBA, the rushing air alone would probably make more noise than that<br><br>
Buy yourself the FM121 and use the fan controller included to lower the RPMs to whatever noise level you're comfortable with
 

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Thunderblades are a little noisier than the 21db... even though the are speced at 21db. ide say theyre closer to ~28-30db<br><br>
But i hear great things about the silverstones FMxxx fans.
 

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May-be something like this will get you close to your target zone...It's the only thing I could really find even close. Look around you can probably find it cheaper...<a href="http://www.frozencpu.com/products/2423/fan-109/SilverStone_SST-FM121_120mm_Case_Fan.html?tl=g36c15s60&id=L4Sg4fim" target="_blank">SilverStone SST-FM121 120mm Case Fan - FrozenCPU.com</a>
 

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Yes, The silverstone was what I had originally planned to get anyway. Is it possible to hook up all the fans to one fan controller? I don't want to have to adjust three knobs to change them all to the same speed.<br><br>
P.S. What is a good fan controller? Preferably one with an on/off switch for some cathodes I might put in.
 

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I'm looking for the same: Max 30dba on full load and something I can connect to a fan controller to keep quiet when I don't need max air flow.<br><br>
I'm looking at the Thunderblades and Silverstones myself. Scythe seems to make super-quiet ones, but the air flow isn't nearly as impressive...<br><br>
*bump* since it's important to me too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I don't know of any good fan controllers but they all work the same, so it can't be hard to find a good one<br><br>
The Silverstone's come with their own fan controller and some messed up connection so that you can ONLY use the fan controller provided and nothing else, in short it's propriety<br><br>
When it comes to Thermaltake never put any actual trust in their specs for any of their products, they over-spec like no tomorrow <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Mad">
 

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Over-speccing I read about in some reviews <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown"><br>
The Thunderblades are much louder than 21 dba... more like 28-30 apparently.<br><br>
I absolutely want a fan controller that can control all my fans. I don't want 4-5 controllers (I will have 3-5 case fans)
 

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The Silverstone's fan controller fits in the floppy drive, if that is of any help. You could also remove the knob thing and just put it anywhere on your case<br><br>
If you're hell bent on using a single fan controller for everything then look in to a Panaflo fan
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The Silverstone's fan controller fits in the floppy drive, if that is of any help. You could also remove the knob thing and just put it anywhere on your case<br><br>
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I am indeed hell bent on one controller. Preferable one with switches for cathodes.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I am indeed hell bent on one controller. Preferable one with switches for cathodes.</div>

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Here is a single rheostst that you could hook several fans to kind of expensive though.....<a href="http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/si50warh.html" target="_blank">Sidewinder Rheostat - 50 watts</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I am indeed hell bent on one controller. Preferable one with switches for cathodes.</div>

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</div>I also want one controller. I'm not sure if I'll have cathodes though. Probably not.
 

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I just put 2 120mm delta's on my comp<br />
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Delta makes 80mm fans, actually I plan on ordering 2 soon. Unfortunately the site I ordered the 120's from is out of the 80's I plant to get. They are loud at full blast but if you have a fan controller you could drop the speed a lil and get 80 cfm or so @ a reasonable decibel level.<br />
<a href="http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/de80tfexhisp.html" target="_blank">http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/de80tfexhisp.html</a><br />
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The 120's I got are amazing, They are kinda loud at 1st but I have gotten used to them. I usually have them up when I'm playing games so they don't bother me + I have the Aero gate 3 fan controller so when I go to sleep I just put them down 1 notch each and you can hardly hear them at all. These are IMO the best fans $$ can buy. You can tell just by the way they are made never mind the performance difference between them and other fans. My max load cpu temp was in the 136F - 138F range before, now It never get above 126F - 129F <img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" /> This mind you is with an 800 mhz OC.
 

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They're definitely amazing fans Johnny. But I also use my rig for folding, and I want to keep it very, very quiet when folding (ie: I'm sleeping in the room next door).<br />
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Those are just too loud on full throttle for me. I'll get a headache for sure lol
 
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