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What is the best fan to replace my Xigmatek s1283 fan(to loud) with

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July 22, 2008 2:47:22 AM

I have the Xigmatek HDT-S1283 and i find the fan way to loud so i would like a fan that is quieter yet offers on par or better performance.
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July 23, 2008 12:33:29 AM

i already have the Xigmatek HDT-S1283 heatsink, i just need a better fan
a b ) Power supply
July 23, 2008 1:17:11 AM

I use Yate Loon Fans:

http://www.svc.com/d12sl-12-or.html

It states 28dBA, but it is quieter than that.


Nexus fans are basically cherry-picked Yate Loons that spins at lower RPMs and are quiet:

http://www.svc.com/d12sl-12-bw.html


Scythe Fans are pretty quiet as well, I believe I have the following one (I don't really feel like taking my PC apart):

http://www.svc.com/sy-1225sl12l.html


Lastly, I recommend the following Noctua Fan; Noctua has developed a reputation for quiet fans with their unique designs:

http://www.svc.com/nf-s12-800.html
July 23, 2008 7:47:15 PM


I have the same question as well... except I'm confused by 3 vs 4 pin fans. Does one allow RPM control and the other not? If so, does the CPU have have to have 4 pins?

I already own a Scythe S-FLEX fan (an E and an F type).. can I use one of them to replace this fan? I think both are 3 pins.. but have a 3 - 4 pin converter packaged with them I think.
a b ) Power supply
July 23, 2008 10:08:46 PM

4-pins connects directly to the 12v rail and will not benefit from any fan control that is part of the chipset's BIOS.

The CPU fan does not have to be 3-pin, but if you want the BIOS or SpeedFan to control the RPM, then it will have to be.
July 24, 2008 6:56:15 AM

Seems im repeating others but, Scythe, Late Yoon and ive actually got a few Arctic Cooling fans that are great.
July 24, 2008 9:25:55 PM

i would go with the yate loon but they they have the 2 ball bearing i think so doesn't that mean that they don't work well/last long when horizontal?
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