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Old 06-01-2008, 02:18 PM   #1
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Default Best Case Fan (Quiet and High Air Flow)

I currently have 2 ThermalTake Smart Blue 120mm LED Case Fans but I find that they are way to loud for my liking.

Do I have to just suck it up as this is as good as it gets, or are there better fans out there? What is the best that I can replace them with for about $50?

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Old 06-01-2008, 03:12 PM   #2
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Default Re: Best Case Fan (Quiet and High Air Flow)

Take a look at this article: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coo...n-roundup.html

For case fans, you'll be looking for the highest CFM possible and a DB rating preferably under 40 (at least that's what I consider to be tolderable). Static pressure is not that important for case fans as it it for HS fans.
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All the same, could you explain "static pressure" please? In case you couldn't tell, I am kind of new at this.

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It's how much pressure the fan can push. This matters when you put it on a heatsink or radiator, because airflow will decrease dramatically. More static pressure=more airflow through a heatsink or radiator.

A lot of people like this fan. http://www.frozencpu.com/products/25...l?tl=g36c15s60
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