What is the best fan to replace my Xigmatek s1283 fan(to loud) with Tags: Power Supplies Performance Fan Components Product Last response: July 24, 2008 9:43 PM in Components Share jpbg 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. More about : fan replace xigmatek s1283 fan loud jpbg July 22, 2008 2:49:00 AM hows this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... dasjap July 22, 2008 11:38:46 AM Take a look here http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm this might answer your question Related resources Unlapped TRUE vs. Xigmatek S-1283 - Forum Xigmatek Dark Knight S1283 Heatsink, need help getting my temps down. - Forum Xigmatek s1283 Lapped - Forum Scythe s-flex with xigmatek s1283 - Forum $20 WTS Brand New Xigmatek HDT S1283 Bundle w/ Bracket - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jpbg July 23, 2008 12:33:29 AM i already have the Xigmatek HDT-S1283 heatsink, i just need a better fan jaguarskx 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 quaduser 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. jaguarskx 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. chookman 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. jpbg 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? jpbg July 24, 2008 9:43:17 PM ive come to the conclusion that with out money being a factor this is the best fan to get after checking out spr as far as case fans im sticking with my yate loon medium speed fans those things are amazing http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumXigmatek S1283 and 1090t a bit too hot? ForumAzza Solano 1000 case & Xigmatek S1283 hsf ForumHow does the CM Hyper 212 Compare to the Xigmatek s1283 ? ForumArctic Cooling Freezer 64 or Xigmatek S1283 ForumUnusually warm E8400 with Xigmatek S1283 ForumQ6600 & Xigmatek S1283 Forum4-pin fan replacement for xigmatek s1283 ForumWill the Xigmatek s1283 block out my side fan ? Forumany experience with Xigmatek HDT-SD964? ForumXigmatek -- lapping and change stock fan ForumXigmatek s1283 with retention bracket on q6600 ForumAntec Nine Hundred Two & horizontal Xigmatek HDT-1283 mounting? ForumXigmatek screw down kit vs pushpins ForumWARNING: Be careful mixing Xigmatek Dark Knight with LGA 1366 boards! Forum212 evo fan replacement More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !