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Last response: in Components
April 2, 2008 6:04:01 PM

Can anyone recommend a decent case fan? Something that isn't too expensive and runs nice and quiet.

I would need a 120mm and an 80mm fan. I know 80mm fans are going to run a little louder because of the smaller size -> faster rpm -> more noise, but is there a company that makes them as quiet as possible?

Is there a certain company that is known for quiet fans or should I be looking at specific models?

I really prefer to order parts from NewEgg, so it'd be great if I could order whatever is recommended from there.

Thanks in advance!

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April 2, 2008 7:01:36 PM

There is always the conundrum of quiet versus airflow.

For a 120MM fan:

The Noctua SF-P12 is very quiet and has decent airflow, however, in terms of raw power you can't beat the LOUD Silverstone FM-121 which can move 110 CFM. For my set-up I prefer a powerful fan that I can undervolt with a fan controller when I don't need a lot of air movement.

In general people rave about Papst fans for silence, but Newegg doesn't sell them. Have to go elsewhere.
April 2, 2008 10:19:53 PM

After looking around for some fans for my build upgrade i found Scythe and Arctic Cooling to have some of the best noise/cfm ratios round. They are worth checking out... ill be getting Arctic Cooling ones but thats only because Scythe is hard to come by in AUS