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What are the best Quiet 120mm case Fans?

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September 11, 2008 10:43:18 PM

I have a Soprano dx case and i want to add 120mm fan but I'm looking for the most Quiet and better quality.

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September 12, 2008 12:24:26 AM

rts_fan said:
or, you could make an informed decision: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article695-page1.html


Lol, good article. As expected, that "fluid dynamics bearing fan" are much nosier than 8.7 dba. 8.7 is impossible to begin with, as the wind noise at the rated rpm will be far higher by itself. Bearing don't produce any noticable noise to begin with. When you hear fan noise, it's blade cutting air. Bearing type will affect lifespan, not noise level.
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September 15, 2008 2:51:09 PM

rts_fan said:
or, you could make an informed decision: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article695-page1.html


A very good source.

Realize, though that the noise of a fan is mostly determined by the RPM's at which it is running. 900 rpm will be quiet for most 120mm fans. Over 1500RPM will start to get noisy. Your sensitivity to noise will, of course vary.
To fine tune the trade off between noise vs. cooling, you can use a Zalman fanmate $3.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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