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Suggest a 120mm, quiet, n 1200rpm fan

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a b K Overclocking
December 2, 2012 9:53:52 AM

I want to replace my LED fan, cuz I can't stand the light at night.

Fan will be plugged into my PSU, not controlled.
So, I want a fan that is definitely 120mm and 1200(preferable) or 1000 rpm, but quiet.
Also, under $10usd.

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December 3, 2012 1:14:52 AM

i know they are 14 and not 10 (btw its a dual pack) but they are the best friggin fans ever made. thts a slight overstatement but they are still some of the best fans on the market
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a b K Overclocking
December 3, 2012 2:49:41 AM

ryanlaxman said:
i know they are 14 and not 10 (btw its a dual pack) but they are the best friggin fans ever made. thts a slight overstatement but they are still some of the best fans on the market

What fan are you referring to? 14" fans are noisy. 10" might fit but it depends on my case. I'm not sure if the screw holes are lined up for it . I have a 12" LED fan currently.
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December 3, 2012 2:59:39 AM

loresr97 said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sorry if its 2$ over budget, but they are four fans

I only want one, and not sure if it's the same as a sickle flow fan. According to anandtech, the sickle flow has horrible thermal performance, meaning it doesn't cool well.
Any others stand out?
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December 3, 2012 12:16:29 PM

envy14tpe said:
What fan are you referring to? 14" fans are noisy. 10" might fit but it depends on my case. I'm not sure if the screw holes are lined up for it . I have a 12" LED fan currently.

he was asking for 10$ fans, i gave 14$. DAMN 14" fans would be HUUUGE lol
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a b K Overclocking
December 10, 2012 1:13:19 PM

envy14tpe said:
I like this one, but I can't find reviews or proof this fan is great.
I am leaning this way but Cougar makes good ones too.
I could not find any either.Here a few other recommendations 1) Noctua NF-P12-1300 120mm Case Fans - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



2) Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15 (1850rmp) or AP-14 (1450 rpm)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode...



3) Silverstone AP-121

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



All over budget so i think your best is the Cougar fans.
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a b K Overclocking
December 10, 2012 1:46:14 PM

NOCTUA NF P12 , not cheap but they move lots of air . are quiet and they last .
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December 11, 2012 12:17:53 PM

bigcyco1 said:
I could not find any either.Here a few other recommendations 1) Noctua NF-P12-1300 120mm Case Fans - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
2) Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15 (1850rmp) or AP-14 (1450 rpm)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode...
3) Silverstone AP-121
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
All over budget so i think your best is the Cougar fans.


I should add I'm in Taiwan, and I can't suggest a website to you but we have most of the same products.

The Silverstone AP-121 is listed at $12.5usd here.
Scythe and Noctua ...I haven't seen those brands here, but honestly we have most of the other brands.

I really want a quiet side fan that is set at 1200+-100 rpm, so I don't have to worry about it not running. I've
noticed sometimes (using ASRock Extreme Utility) my fans don't speed up to cool down my CPU and GPU when
I'm gaming. I periodically check fans with CPUID. So, I want a fan that is always on so I don't have to worry about
overheating components.
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a b K Overclocking
December 11, 2012 12:40:30 PM

Maybe consider Thermalright X-Silent 120mm x 25mm Stealth Silent Fan - 1000RPM otherwise go with the Cougar fans.
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December 11, 2012 2:06:43 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Maybe consider Thermalright X-Silent 120mm x 25mm Stealth Silent Fan - 1000RPM otherwise go with the Cougar fans.

That's exactly what I was thinking. I had found that Thermalright fan at a decent price, and a Cougar fan(although not sure of this model).
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a b K Overclocking
December 12, 2012 8:20:15 AM

Picked up a Thermalright X-Silent 120mm for $7.50

Do you use a air filter screen in front of all your intake fans? I installed two cuz I noticed a decent amount of dust collecting in the case. I also put two air filters (cheap $0.50) on the top to catch particles that fall in through the top. Am I going over the top on this one?
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December 12, 2012 9:40:29 AM

No i do not think your going over the top.I have the 810 switch it does not get a chance to get to much dust.I clean it with a can of compressed air once every 3 months.I would recommend placing mesh on your fans that blow into the case. This would prevent dust getting into your PC. If you don't
bother with using the mesh there can be a few problems that can arise
from this.
Dust acts as a insulation and over time it will build up on your
motherboard and your components. If left unattended it can increase the
heat of your components as it gathers. I've seen people's PCs covered in dust and when they've cleaned them they saw a decrease in temperature.

It's a absolutely a bugger to clean once it's in there. The longer you
leave it the harder the job will be.So your thinking smart imo.
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a b K Overclocking
December 17, 2012 10:15:23 PM

Best answer selected by envy14tpe.
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