Well, I just ordered two fans off of amazon today and I should have researched a little more, but this is what I got: Scythe S-Flex D fans, two of them. My current build was outfitted with two noisy Cooler Master fans that were driving me insane. So, I saw these suckers on Newegg for a whopping $20 each...The reviews were nice, so I checked it out on Amazon to see they had a couple left in stock, so I bought them for $12 a piece there with shipping.
They pull ~34CFMs each and make 8 DBA which is ridiculous.
I am concerned however because my new setup will only push/pull about 40% less air. Should I be concerned?
Similar stock Dells/HPs come equipped with only one fan that I doubt pull any more than 50CFM and function well....how about me?
AMD Athlon II X4 620 @ 2.6GHz
4GB DDR3 1333
ATi Radeon HD4650 1GB
Seasonic 430W Modular PSU
Seagate 7200.12 500GB
Cooler Master Elite 332 Case
The Scythe fans will compliment your components well, and should give you good cooling, depending on if you are overclocking or not, but you haven't mentioned that, so if you don't, these will work great for you, and be ready for a considerable drop in noise.
Thanks. For future upgrades, does anyone know a high quality near-silent CPU cooler with a decent bearing, none of those loud cruddy sleeves that I had before please! I saw Thermaltake had a liquid bearing cooler with copper heatpipes for about $40. The reviews showed it didn't do the most phenomenal job with cooling, but seeing I don't and won't overclock....I might try it.