Quiet case fans for HTPC? Tags: Power Supplies Cases Fan Components Last response: January 24, 2013 6:08 PM in Components Share urbanrider January 24, 2013 4:21:58 PM So I have this case: Which has 2 80mm and a 140mm fan in it, which I find a bit loud. It has a SSD, IB i3, BR-Drive and a wireless card in the case with no graphics card. The Lian Li site specs the fans out as listed bellow: Spec. for 8cm 2-balls bearing DC Brush less fan : 1. Air Flow - 0.719m³ / min (25.4CFM) 2. Speed - 2200 rmp ± 10% 3. Acoustical Noise - 27.2dBA (Max. 28.56dBA) Spec. for 14cm liquid state bearing DC Brush less fan : 1. Air Flow - 0.766m³ / min (63.08CFM) 2. Speed - 1000 rmp ± 10% 3. Acoustical Noise - 22.15dBA (Max. 28.8dBA) Basically I'm looking to drop the noise as low as possible. Do I need three fans? Can I keep the 2 80mm or 1 80mm and the 140mm? Also any recommendations for quieter fans would be appreciated! Ive been looking at the: Cooler Master: SilentX: More about : quiet case fans htpc anxiousinfusion a b ) Power supply January 24, 2013 6:08:38 PM Both Sharkoon and Silverstone have had "golf ball inspired" silent case fans that have worked out very well in my experience. They don't provide the same airflow as traditional fan blades, however. Since you are only using one hard drive and it's an SSD, you might be able to get away with lowering the 140mm fan's RPM or disabling it entirely. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Quiet CPU fan for a HTPC build with a Silverstone MLB04 case Forum SolvedBest/quiet case cooling fans Forum SolvedQuiet red led case fans ? Forum SolvedHigh CFM / Quiet Fans for Switch 810 Case - Advice Needed Forum Recommendations for PWM ITX case fans. Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition? Forum SolvedNeed some quiet case fans... Forum Need quiet/cool Case fans Forum SolvedGood quiet red led case fans? Forum Small, quiet gaming/HTPC case Forum Quiet case fans under $15 Forum case fans - quiet but good airflow Forum Quiet CPU Cooler and Case Fans for Corsair Obsidian 550D Case Suggestions Forum Component-style HTPC case for best quiet system? Forum Quiet 120mm LED case fans Forum Case Fans- Quiet and cheap? Forum SolvedWhat would be a good but also quiet case fan? Forum Quiet Case Fans? Forum Quiet/Silent Case or cheaper case with seperate quiet fans? Budget £90 Forum SolvedRecommend me a quiet but effective case fan? Forum Quiet case fans Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !