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Old 11-10-2005, 02:52 PM   #1
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Talking Looking for some QUIET fans!

I have a PC in my room and I'm really not that anal about fan noise, but I usually never shut off my pc and these fans seem really loud, esp at night when Im trying to sleep. I have two fans and one heatsink fan. My hardware isnt anything extreme; a regular nvidia mobo, a 128 MX4000 vid card, a 30gb HD 7200 rpms, and one cd drive, and a AMD XP 2000+

So I'm looking for some more quiet fans that will basically seem pretty silent. I'd prefer not to spend a whole lot of money on this though.

Any ideas?

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Old 11-10-2005, 03:36 PM   #2
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What size fans?
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Old 11-10-2005, 03:43 PM   #3
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No preference, unless one is required by my machine. Currently I have the default ones that came with my foxconn midtower computer case.
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what size are they though? 80mm, 120mm?
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Old 11-10-2005, 03:56 PM   #5
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on this site, it says:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811153027

1 90mm fans, but there are extra screw holes around the installation area for the fan for different sizes. and then i dont know what size the heatsink fan is... Its the one that seems to be creating the most noise though...
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Old 11-10-2005, 04:18 PM   #6
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I don't know how big your case is, but, here's a great fan. It might be a little big though, I'm not sure. If you can fit a cd (disc) in your case, you're fine. Otherwise, I can suggest others...
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Old 11-10-2005, 06:22 PM   #7
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Default Re: Looking for some QUIET fans!

that one is good but kinda expensive, just find some with a really low db rating like 25 and under and that should be fine, post what u find and we can tell u if theyre any good
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Default Re: Looking for some QUIET fans!

air flow not great. price not great. quiet o ya!

http://www.xoxide.com/cooler-master-...af-s84-e1.html

these are ok

http://www.xoxide.com/ultra-3-80mm-f...-titanium.html
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Old 11-10-2005, 10:26 PM   #9
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Default Re: Looking for some QUIET fans!

I've decided on the first link ACDC ROX posted (SAF-S84-E1). Do you know what the equivalent of that would be for a heatsink?

PS: I am using an nVidia mobo w. socket A AMD 2000+
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i would go with some Panaflo M1As, they are some of the quietest fans that i have ever heard. For the heatsink i would get a Zalman 7000cu, they are extremely quiet.
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