Best QUIET Fan(s) for 212+

I am sick an tired of hearing my fans in push/pull on my 212+ whirr and whine. I have decided to replace both fans on the 212+ with a single or dual quiet but efficient fans. I have also decided to change out the stock exhaust fan in my CM Storm Sniper. I am thinking to go with either the Noctua NF-F12s or the NF-P12s. The Corsair SP Quiets(for Heatsink) and AF Quiet(for exhaust) are also under consideration for me.

I know I can get 2 SP quiets for the price of a single Noctua fan.

Anyone have any suggestions?

I have thought of changing coolers to the NH-D14 and still replacing the exhaust fan. It is an option, but I really don't feel like removing my motherboard to change cpu coolers.


Edit: I also have the cpu fans running at about 40% because any high will cause vibrations. Very annoying.
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  1. I have 2 of these on my i7 + 212 EVO rig (see below):

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608026

    Even under a HEAVY load, they are whisper quiet. Expensive? Yes, but work it. Go with the Noctuas.
  2. Don't mean to hijack thread but COLGeek can you explain the difference between the

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608004
    and
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608026

    They are both 120mm fans, I was just wondering which would be better for the exahust (like OP asked) and top exhaust (Corsair 500R).
  3. mookial said:
    Don't mean to hijack thread but COLGeek can you explain the difference between the

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608004
    and
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608026

    They are both 120mm fans, I was just wondering which would be better for the exahust (like OP asked) and top exhaust (Corsair 500R).

    Neither, they're made for radiators, and heatsinks. Get yourself a pair of AF-120's.
  4. amuffin said:
    Neither, they're made for radiators, and heatsinks. Get yourself a pair of AF-120's.

    Quiet or performance edition?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007998%20600035590&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&SrchInDesc=AF120&Page=1&PageSize=20
  5. mookial said:
    Don't mean to hijack thread but COLGeek can you explain the difference between the

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608004
    and
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608026

    They are both 120mm fans, I was just wondering which would be better for the exahust (like OP asked) and top exhaust (Corsair 500R).

    The OP asked about a couple of things. These 2 are very similar, but the second one (Noctua NF-F12 PWM) is a PWM fan. It uses a 4-pin connector to connect to a 4-pin fan header on the motherboard. This allows the motherboard to manage how fast the fan needs to spin to keep optimal temps.

    The first fan (Noctua NF-P12-1300) uses a standard 3-pin connector and can't take advantage of the PWM capabilities.
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