Cheap, quiet, PWM fan. Tags: Homebuilt Systems Last response: September 18, 2012 3:45 PM in Systems Share oneeye_72 September 18, 2012 3:22:51 PM (I am not expecting opinions or advice.) This is just a bit of info to help others: I recently purchased a couple of PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) fans for my bit by bit new build, an ARTIC F12 Pro PWM 120x120x34 at €5.39, and an ENERMAX T.B. Silence PWM 120x120x25 at €10.79. I fully expected the ENERMAX to be the quietest, (quoted at 8db), it was more like 28db. The ARTIC on the other hand, was so quiet, with my ear just one inch from the blades, (this is at full speed 1500RPM) I could just make out the sound of the 'whoosh' of air. I have it in my old build and when I switch on, I have to check the front LED's to see if its working. So if your in the market for a really cheap, quiet, PWM fan, I can recommend the ARTIC F12. NOTE: Check the thickness above, its not standard and it can only be mounted with standard screws one way around (push), on the back as exhaust, or push on a cooler. Can't be used on the front of the case. But its made in Switzerland and a great piece of kit for the price. More about : cheap quiet pwm fan COLGeek a b B Homebuilt system September 18, 2012 3:45:17 PM Good recommendation. I have had great success with Noctua, Gelid, and Scythe fans as well. There are lots of options across all price ranges and availability. Have fun! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumIn need of a 80mm PWM CPU fan ForumHyper 212+ Replacement Fan 120mm PWM ForumPWM fans? ForumWhich 140mm PWM FANS to choose for my new NZXT switch 810?? ForumQuiet CPU fan ? ForumHelp with cooler noise - pwm ForumASUS Tools: building a quiet system with Ai quiet , Q- fan 2 ? ForumNoctua NF-F12 pwm 120mm fan ticking noise ForumNew build quiet fan question, enough cooling? ForumQuiet CPU Fan ForumLooking for quiet 92mm fan ForumQuiet 120mm blue LED Fan under 10$? ForumAsus P8P67 CPU Fan Control Mode / Voltage Instead of PWM Possible ? ForumMini ITX Gaming Build - Quiet /Silent $1000ish new builder ForumNoctua NH-D14 LGA 1155 Cooler with PWM fans? ForumGA-P35-DS3L & PWM SYS_ FAN 2 not working? ForumIs this gaming PC okay? ForumSelling my gaming rig dirt cheap... Forum[Solved] Cheap Server Build ForumEfficient, Cheap Gaming Build $500 - 600 More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !