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September 3, 2006 3:29:55 AM

ok so im in a bit of confusion on wich Case Fan to get for this case



what i was thinking of getting was Some Yate Loon Fans, or maybe Panaflo fans


-im Looking for quiet Fans

thx

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a b K Overclocking
September 3, 2006 3:47:42 AM

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what i was thinking of getting was Some Yate Loon Fans, or maybe Panaflo fans


I'll toss in my vote for Yate Loons.

Other suggestions are as follows:

Nexus D12SL - (These are cherry picked Yate Loon fans based on prior research)
Scythe SFF21E S-Flex
Antec TriCool
GlobalWin 120x25mm

They can all be found at:

http://www.svc.com/stfa120.html
September 3, 2006 3:51:45 AM

I heard Nexus Fans r really good

i like the Yate Loons

im also thinking of getting a Front Blue LED fan

i think the Antec Tri-cool would be good for that ...






any other Suggestions ?
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September 3, 2006 4:05:05 AM

Sivlerstone fans are the best fans there is. I have the FM121 120mm fans and it's by far the best fan I have ever use. Quite and powerful. I highly recommend this if you want the best high performance fan.

The new FM122 is still 120mm but it is thicker and have better airflow compare to the FM121. So the only difference of the two physically is that the FM122 is 32mm thicker as to compare to standard FM121 25mm thick.

Either fan is very good.

http://www.silverstonetek.com/products-fm122.htm
September 3, 2006 4:20:34 AM

those look nice too, i just might go with the yate loon
September 3, 2006 4:21:48 AM

Ahh i have a Silverstone fan, its black idk the model number but it make this Buzzing sound :[

i will look at the one u suggested, i need a good exhuast fan, that one might be it
a b K Overclocking
September 3, 2006 4:31:53 AM

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those look nice too, i just might go with the yate loon


Excellent fans at a good price.
September 3, 2006 4:32:40 AM

Thanks for the Reply's mate
September 3, 2006 4:33:24 AM

I would get the FM122 but be careful for it is thicker (32mm) than standard fans (25mm) so it's compatibility is limited. It's very good for case fans and cpu hsf as well. I have used my FM121 with my HSF (Big Typhoon) and it was a lot better than the stock fan or any other fans I used. It's about $10-15 but it's very worth it.
September 3, 2006 4:50:13 AM

didnt u have that Thermaltake Armor ??
September 3, 2006 5:39:16 AM

No I got the similar Kandalf, technically the same but mine has a door.
September 3, 2006 5:58:44 AM

According to Silverstones website...

The Fm121 more more air with less noise than the FM 122...

Quote:
FM121

Airflow Max. 110.03CFM
Static Pressure
Max. 3.26mmH2O
Noise Level 17dBA at 800rpm, 39.5dBA at 2400rpm


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fm122

AIRFLOW

107.13 CFM
AT RATED VOLTAGE
3.03m3 / MIN AT ZERO STATIC PRESSURE
STATIC PRESSURE Max 5.89mmH2O AT RATED VOLTAGE AT ZERO AIRFLOW
NOISE LEVEL 21dB(A) @ 800rpm
42.2 dB(A) @ 2400rpm
IN FREE AIR AT RATED VOLTAGE


Almost 3db louder... That can make a difference..

I have the 121 version and I love it! Moves a ton of air with moderate noise levels... Move enough air silently :D 
September 3, 2006 6:01:23 AM

I have three Scythe S-FLEX SFF21E (1,200rpm) 120mm S-FDB (Fluid Dynamic Bearing by SONY Corporation) Case Cooling Fans in a gigabyte case. I love them, they move a lot of air but dont produce so much noise. Also, you will get more noise if the case you put them into if it has a smaller mesh that the air has to be pushed through. Cut it out if you have to, just dont put your fingers near it LOL!!!
a b K Overclocking
September 3, 2006 6:04:04 AM

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There's only 3 fans I use:
Global Win: http://www.coolerguys.com/840556025054.html

Yate Loons: http://www.coolerguys.com/840556021537.html

Nexus: http://www.coolerguys.com/840556054078.html

At 12v the Global Win and Nexus are neck and neck as far as noise goes. Yate Loons at 12v are louder because they spin faster than either of the other two. But undervolted to 7v-8v and they're just as quiet as the others.


Too late, I already recommended those.

Actually, the Yate Loons is the OP's first choice.
September 3, 2006 6:30:25 AM

I use the "SilenX" line of fans. Goole the name and do the research. Your Welcome.
September 5, 2006 6:40:22 PM

I think these are good fans although i hadn't heard of 120cfm 120mm fans before. 8O

Aerocool extrem turbine fans

Its 90cfm and led and is very silent if your looking for that.
September 5, 2006 7:00:34 PM

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I use the "SilenX" line of fans. Goole the name and do the research. Your Welcome.


I would also get a look at those fans, I have heard they are pretty good and silent as a whisper.
September 5, 2006 7:21:07 PM

I picked up a pair of ThermalTake 120's that were 78cfm @ 21dB (seems too good to be true) at SVC (they're local to me).

They were only like $5 each and mine were blue LED version. They have other colors.
September 5, 2006 8:56:46 PM

This SCYTHE SFF21D 120X25MM claims only 8.7 dBA at 800 RPM. That's got to be virtually silent. Do you think that could be fudging the #'s a little? I ask because the 1200 RPM version jumps to 20 dBA.

http://www.svc.com/sy-fan-sff21d.html
September 5, 2006 9:07:09 PM

Also, if you compare the 120 MM 1200 RPM fan that comes with the Scythe SCINF-1000 to the Scythe SFF21E 120 MM 1200 RPM fan, they both have different dBA and CFM ratings?

Claims 23.5 dBA and 46.5 CFM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1683...

Claims 20.1 dBA and 49 CFM
http://www.svc.com/sy-fan-sff21e.html

OK, assuming these are 2 different models by Scythe, I could believe that the 20.1 dBA version might be quieter given the Fluid Dynamic Bearings. But how do you explain the CFM increase when the fans are both spinning at the same 1200 RPMs?
September 5, 2006 9:50:10 PM

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Also, if you compare the 120 MM 1200 RPM fan that comes with the Scythe SCINF-1000 to the Scythe SFF21E 120 MM 1200 RPM fan, they both have different dBA and CFM ratings?

Claims 23.5 dBA and 46.5 CFM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1683...

Claims 20.1 dBA and 49 CFM
http://www.svc.com/sy-fan-sff21e.html

OK, assuming these are 2 different models by Scythe, I could believe that the 20.1 dBA version might be quieter given the Fluid Dynamic Bearings. But how do you explain the CFM increase when the fans are both spinning at the same 1200 RPMs?


Different fan blades most likely.
September 5, 2006 10:10:24 PM

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Akasa 120mm Amber series
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Wouldn't call it particularly quit tbh. I've got one on top of my P180 and it's a touch noisy :)  not so much a vibration or bearing noise but more of an air sorta noise :)  Maybe that's just how much noise a fan pushing that much air makes :) 
September 5, 2006 11:43:47 PM

I'm basically an FM121 user, though I used it on my 7700 HS. :lol: 

I know that fan does move air pretty well, since it is rated 110 CFM, so I'd say ideally it would be a very good case fan, since you can adjust its rpm to fit your needs.
September 6, 2006 2:59:17 AM

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I read reviews that they are pretty silent, but not as silent as:

http://www.xoxide.com/cooler-master-120mm-fan-saf-s12-e...

Would the above move enough air to cool my case (which is the same as the original posters) for stock AM2 X2 4000+? I need to replace 3 120mm fans.

Also, has anyone used:

http://www.svc.com/a2368.html

Not as silent, but looks nice.


hey hey Dont u EVER i mean EVER hijack my Thread agian u hear me !!!


:wink: :D 




j to the k
September 6, 2006 4:08:17 AM

Kick his ass Seabass!
September 6, 2006 4:09:47 AM

rofl
September 8, 2006 1:28:26 AM

usually www.nexfan.com has yate loons cheaper than anyone else.

they have 120mm as low as 3.99 with entire order shipping capped at 6.99.

They are great people to do business with. I have no connection to them.
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