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Quality 120mm fans for my case

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February 18, 2007 3:03:53 AM

I need some new fans, because the cheap crap Antec calls a "fan" is failing. I don't need LEDs. Those are annoying. I need something really quiet. Any suggestions?
February 18, 2007 4:11:23 AM

I use these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1683...
They have rubber dampeners to reduce case vibration. They move alot of air and very quietly! I dont use a speed control on mine. Only drawback is the one way mounting. In my case I have 2, the front allows me to mount this to blow air in and one in the back blowing out.
The silverstone will blow more air, though at nearly twice the volume. Also you must use the speed controller with the silverstone, and from my experiences most high speed fans will 'groan' at lowish mid range speeds.
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February 18, 2007 4:37:25 AM

They are orange! 8O
February 18, 2007 4:51:49 AM

so then spray paint the damn things...you get a 120mm fan that pushes 78CFM at 21DB for 8 dollars....really dude? really???

and ps, they're red.
February 18, 2007 5:23:59 PM

About the Arctic Cooling fan, is it true that it can only be used as an exhaust fan?
February 18, 2007 5:45:05 PM

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They are orange! 8O


and a lot louder than 21 dBA

I prefer Scythe
February 18, 2007 5:51:33 PM

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About the Arctic Cooling fan, is it true that it can only be used as an exhaust fan?


Well in terms of exhaust I would say no. You can't flip the fan around. It only mounts one way. It blows through the open face side. In my case I have one blowing air in (intake) as my case allows me to mount one in the front with the same orientation as the one in the back. I guess you could flip the polarity on the thing and have it blow the other direction, I have not tried that though, as I have no need to.
February 18, 2007 7:45:49 PM

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what do you guys think about one of these:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Akasa-4-Pin-Molex-to-3-Pin-Fan-Po...

would it work well?


That adapter looks dangerous to me. Someone will hook that thing into a fan port on the mobo and try to run 4 fans or something worse (HD) off it! I guess it would work ok for the fan you have. I would only run 1 fan off it! If your wanting to hook the adapter to a fan speed controller, I could see its usefulness of it then.
February 19, 2007 1:21:38 AM

That DOES look dangerous. I want quiet, but I also don't wanna empty my already empty wallet. :)  I'm thinking of getting whichever fan is available at my local Fry's store. I'm definetely not getting fans from Newegg. What's the point of paying $5 shipping?
February 19, 2007 1:29:55 AM

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They are orange! 8O


and a lot louder than 21 dBA

I prefer Scythe

uhh...my backup computer (athlon xp 3200 based) has 3 of those fans and it's whisper quiet. cant even tell the computer is on...even when i'm right next to it, the fans can still barely be heard.
February 19, 2007 1:33:01 AM

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I'm definetely not getting fans from Newegg. What's the point of paying $5 shipping?


I live in BFE and my local computer shop (20 mi.) is only aware of 533Mhz ram when I stopped by a few weeks ago! I buy most all my stuff online...it takes $5 gas to get to a Best Buy...not counting the ride back! They never have a decent selection of fans.
February 19, 2007 7:03:30 AM

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what do you guys think about one of these:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Akasa-4-Pin-Molex-to-3-Pin-Fan-Po...

would it work well?


That adapter looks dangerous to me. Someone will hook that thing into a fan port on the mobo and try to run 4 fans or something worse (HD) off it! I guess it would work ok for the fan you have. I would only run 1 fan off it! If your wanting to hook the adapter to a fan speed controller, I could see its usefulness of it then.

(Sry qwazzy for temporarily hacking your thread lol)

Poxal: I want that adapter to hook each fan (seperatley) to the mobo so that I can control them. I think its safe?
February 19, 2007 7:53:33 AM

About Arctic Cooling fans: due to the one-way mounting, if mounted inside the case, yes, they're exhaust-only.
Mount them outside the case though, they pull air in. I have one (plus a smaller one on the CPU), they're quite silent yet efficient - and they are unexpensive.
February 19, 2007 8:17:19 AM

yay for noctua :)  i use em myself and they r the best tho the price of em is a little crazy =p
February 19, 2007 8:28:20 AM

hi there:

i would recomend u, if u can get them ( i dont know from where are u) fans from the german enterprise "Papst"

they are well known in europe,

i for myself run 2 Papst 4412 F/3gll

Link: http://www.papst.de

Link:http://www.papst.de/index/sid/E7A7FD02-B207-4846-ABC8-C...

They are absolute quiert if u run them on 8 V.
I run 2 of them in my Thermaltake TaiChi for the water cooling.

my second choice are the Enermax UC 12FAB-B(N)
(with adjustable Fan speed)

Greets der schotte
February 19, 2007 6:00:10 PM

I'm from Bulgaria, but I live in the US. I don't think the shipping will be cheap from GER to US.
February 19, 2007 6:18:56 PM

Quote:
what do you guys think about one of these:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Akasa-4-Pin-Molex-to-3-Pin-Fan-Po...

would it work well?


That adapter looks dangerous to me. Someone will hook that thing into a fan port on the mobo and try to run 4 fans or something worse (HD) off it! I guess it would work ok for the fan you have. I would only run 1 fan off it! If your wanting to hook the adapter to a fan speed controller, I could see its usefulness of it then.

(Sry qwazzy for temporarily hacking your thread lol)

Poxal: I want that adapter to hook each fan (seperatley) to the mobo so that I can control them. I think its safe?

I think its perfectly safe if you know what your doing. 8)
Only 1 fan per adaptor would be safe as long as it wasn't some monster power hungry 500cfm fan!
Remember you wont get a rpm feedback from a 4pin plug, even with this adaptor.
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