Hi there, at the moment I have a CoolerMaster Elite 430 Case and was looking for looking to change the Fans to make it both less noisey and to not have LEDs in.
My budget is around £12.50/$20 a fan or $40/$65 Total.
At the moment in the case I have the default fan which comes with the 430 Case, A Cooler Master 12cm SickleFlow System Fan and the H60 Fan.
Anyone got any suggestions? So I would need two fans (One to replace the exhaust at the top of the case, one to replace the intake at the front of the case (The default case fan) and maybe one to replace the H60 default Fan to make it a bit more quieter.
If you have a fan controller/undervolter, I would recommend Slip Stream 1900RPM or Yate Loon High. They both show top notch(almost) performance at a very low price point.
If you don't have fan controllers, maybe a SS 1200RPM or Yate Loon Mid will work quite well.
Also you can take a look at Coolink Swif2, they perform surprisingly well at very low noise levels.
Here's an immensely helpful collage of benchmarks of 393 fans tested under the same equipment, with very detailed and simple searching. roducts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://uk.hardware.info/productgroup/23/case-fans#tab ...
Yes, Be Quiet's fans are good for low noise, but that's about it. Even at low noise levels, they aren't the top for airflow. Coolink's Swif2 series have 800rpm and 1200rpm, both offer incredible airflow at very low noise(800rpm completely inaudible from ~10cm), and a cheap price. They don't look as exotic as Be Quiet, though.
Bought some fans now, ended up going for some http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004RJ8DUO/ with some rubber screws, these work quite well, they're very quiet and do their job, the only problem I'm having now is my noisy h60, which I might have to RMA.