Looking for a very quiet 120mm fan

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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  1. 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=N82E16835185057

    silenX IXP
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835226024

    xigmatek eXtreme octagon
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233085

    slythe slipstream 500 rpm
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185056

    and this evercool green fan
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835119074

    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!
  2. Where are you from? because the Gentle Typhoon are very good and are available in a lot of stores around the USA.
  3. You won't regret this one, 2000 RPM, 69.69 CFM, 19db.

    I recently bought 3 for my HAFX

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-120mm-Case-R4-L2R-20CR-GP/dp/B0026ZPFBG/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1308634104&sr=8-11
  4. newbie1992 said:
    You won't regret this one, 2000 RPM, 69.69 CFM, 19db.

    I recently bought 3 for my HAFX

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-120mm-Case-R4-L2R-20CR-GP/dp/B0026ZPFBG/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1308634104&sr=8-11

    I think that'd be a little noise for me because of the RPMs.

    Would that SilenX IXP-74-09 be a good choice?
  5. the SilenX IXP and the scythe you linked will be an excellent choice.
  6. jd299 said:


    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.
  7. 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 :)
  8. @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...
  9. 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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