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June 24, 2010 9:20:11 AM

I have an antec solo case. The stock fan is quiet on low setting but I find the power supply gets hot when I run it on low. The fan cools well on medium setting but I find it too noisy. Is there a good quality fan that cools well and is very quiet?

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June 24, 2010 11:00:24 AM

the sharkoon fans normally get good reviews...
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June 24, 2010 11:02:55 AM

Scythe's Gentle typhoon 1150 is a good choice.
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June 24, 2010 11:08:57 AM

What kind of airflow should I look for? I have only the one fan in the rear.
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June 24, 2010 11:10:08 AM

Well, it would help if you'd tell us what components (including case) you got and do you overclock etc.
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June 24, 2010 11:10:48 AM

Is the Scythe fan a quiet fan?
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June 24, 2010 11:11:28 AM

No overclocking, intel i5-750, antec solo case, radeon HD4850
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June 24, 2010 11:21:25 AM

If you're not gonna overclock, 1x 120mm fan will do fine. :)  I recommend you to buy the Scythe GT 1150, it's quiet and got a good airflow too.
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June 24, 2010 11:56:43 AM

semu said:
If you're not gonna overclock, 1x 120mm fan will do fine. :)  I recommend you to buy the Scythe GT 1150, it's quiet and got a good airflow too.


I can't find that at NCIX or newegg so I need something else
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June 24, 2010 11:59:27 AM

Ok found scythe GT1500 but it has an airflow of only 37cfm
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June 24, 2010 12:03:08 PM

If you won't overclock, the airflow will be enough. If you still want a better one, Noctua NF-P12 is one choice.
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June 24, 2010 12:09:03 PM

I find that the installed tricoll fan at low setting (39 cfm) is not enough. The PSU seems to get hot
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June 24, 2010 12:16:55 PM

I'd say that GT 1150 has higher airflow, as the tricool at low is only about 850rpm. The CFM's what manufacturers tell, can be totally bulls***.
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June 24, 2010 12:26:46 PM

The antec solo case manual says: Low setting, 1200RPM, 39cfm, 25 dBA
I have no idea if these are true
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June 24, 2010 12:36:28 PM

Doesn't sound very low to me lol. But yeah, here's a link for comparison of many fans: http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/534/fansalpha.png

As you can see, Antec tricool L fails the test as the temperature goes too up. GT-1150 has the same sound pressure level, but it passes the test.
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June 24, 2010 1:51:26 PM

The fan on the PSU is running but doesnt seem to be too efficient.
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