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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumBest Small Quiet HTPC case ForumSmall, quiet Gaming/ HTPC ForumComponent-style HTPC case for best quiet system? ForumNOOB seeking Sub $500 quiet HTPC build need expert advice ForumHTPC Case with 120mm fans ForumQuiet Video Card for HTPC ForumQuiet and cool HTPC build ForumHTPC needs a quiet CPU HSF Forum[New system build] Quiet low-power HTPC ForumFast, quiet i7 build for general-purpose computing & HTPC $1500 Forum**Critique My Quiet Cheap Gaming HTPC Build** ForumCPU for quiet HTPC ? ForumHTPC CPU cooler and fans ForumSHHHH! Quiet setup - Watercool or Fans ? ForumCase Advice: Cool, Quiet , Small ForumLooking For Cool Quiet PC Desktop Case ? ForumCPU Cooler recommendations for ATX HTPC case ForumQuiet /Silent Case or cheaper case with seperate quiet fans ? Budget £90 Forum212 evo fan replacement ForumA suitable case for my componets More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !