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Looking for a very quiet 120mm fan

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June 20, 2011 9:29:29 PM

I have a Gladiator 600, which has two fans. One front 120mm 19 dBa intake (1200 rpm I think), and one top 140 mm 19 dBA exhaust fan (1200 rpm). I want to put a 120mm for the rear fan, but I want it to be veeeery quiet. Quieter than these two I have.

I've used this Scythe before when building a system with the same case http://tinyurl.com/dlhv3x but now it's out of stock! I liked that it was S-FDB.

How would this one be for what I want? http://tinyurl.com/4xlrwvb

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June 20, 2011 9:45:54 PM

i found a couple of quiet fans, some at below 10 dBA and some above.

slythe slipstream
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

silenX IXP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

xigmatek eXtreme octagon
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

slythe slipstream 500 rpm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and this evercool green fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

there are plenty more i will keep looking. these are just the ones i found first. lol


edit:just noticed i linked you the same fan you already linked before. lol I fail!
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June 20, 2011 11:06:50 PM

Where are you from? because the Gentle Typhoon are very good and are available in a lot of stores around the USA.
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June 21, 2011 6:17:00 PM

the SilenX IXP and the scythe you linked will be an excellent choice.
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June 21, 2011 7:11:30 PM



Here's my logic, sorry if you don't like it...

You have fans running at 19db already, adding another 19db would be fine right? It'll add about 1-2 db to the loudness, but it will double the CFM of the fan you linked above, just saying, it's a better cooling solution.
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June 21, 2011 10:34:18 PM

or OR he can have 4 silent fans on his case and still have good airflow :D 

as long as there is air moving things should be pretty breezy inside his case no? oh well its up to jd in the end :) 
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June 22, 2011 12:12:42 AM

@Computer Nugget: True but I'd much rather spend 10 dollars on good airflow and quietness at 19db than a 10db fan with bad airflow, 30 CFM is complete crap for a 120mm...
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June 22, 2011 1:38:15 PM

Thing is, that Cooler Master is notoriously louder than 19 dBA from all the reviews I read at newegg.

It's also 2000 rpm instead of 1200 rpm like the ones that come with the case.
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