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Old 04-12-2009, 04:08 PM   #1
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I need new fans. I'm using a few tri-cools with the stock CM and a single thermaltake one. I want high airflow with a low decibel rating.
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What sizes can you take?
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Old 04-12-2009, 04:26 PM   #3
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120mm and 140mm. I can only use 4 140mm fans.
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Old 04-12-2009, 04:34 PM   #4
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http://www.computervitals.com/forum/...ch-t12090.html
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The two best brands are the hardest to find. Nidec and Sunon. As far as I am concerned there are none better for longevity, low db, and airflow.
Nidec's home page > http://www.nidec.com/fans.html
Sunon's home page > http://www.sunonusa.com/
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i would get 120mm fans becuase they (somehow) move more air, but are quieter.

i suggest getting one of these on this page

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...me=%3e80%20CFM

they move over 90 CFM (mostly) and are rated to be very quiet

these are incredible value one of the quietest and moves the most air for 4 dollars a piece

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835168006

now these are top dollar and are the quietist of the bunch

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835226013
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Old 04-12-2009, 05:49 PM   #6
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A quiet 90 CFM fan isn't possible. Also, everyone knows Silenx rates their fans incorrectly. Put them on a heatsink/radiator and they perform even worse.

Yate Loons are a good value. If you go this route, go buy them from Petra's. They order direct from Yate Loon, whereas others go through a middle man and get knockoffs that use a 80MM motor instead of a 120MM motor.

http://www.petrastechshop.com/12yalod1cafa.html

Scythe S-Flex fans are also a good choice. Don't go over 1200 RPM if noise is a concern though.

http://www.petrastechshop.com/12scsfscafan.html

For open-air case fans, Scythe Slipstreams are very good. However, they do not have very good static pressure, so things like fan grills, filters, heatsinks, etc. cut down their airflow a lot. Would only use in spots where airflow isn't obstructed.
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they move over 90 CFM (mostly) and are rated to be very quiet
44.5dB for fan is loud, very loud.

If you want something quiet, you really need to look for something 35dB or less.

This article is very useful. Although they don't test a huge variety of fans.
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I like this article myself.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=171661
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Old 04-12-2009, 08:26 PM   #9
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I found these.
http://www.xoxide.com/yate-loon-mediumspeed-120.html
http://www.xoxide.com/yate-loon-140mm-d14sm-12.html
http://www.xoxide.com/yate-loon-highspeed-120.html

I don't mind a little noise. I just don't want a cyclone, you know? Just remember I will have 9 fans in my case.
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Old 04-12-2009, 08:37 PM   #10
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i have the yate loon 120mm with blue LED's

it works the best out of all of them
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