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 Need QUIET 120mm L.E.D. PWM Fan Forum Recommendations for PWM ITX case fans. Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition? Forum SolvedGood, Cheap, QUIET CPU fan for 3570K Forum Cheap quiet fan Forum What is a good quiet case fan that is cheap Forum Case Fans- Quiet and cheap? Forum SolvedGood quiete and somewhat cheap fan for cpu? Forum SolvedAre pwm fans needed for use with a fan controller (NZXT sentry 3 fan controller) Forum Solved3 way PWM Fan splitter? Forum SolvedDo case fans need to be PWM for control with a fan controller Forum SolvedPWM Fan Splitter Combination Forum H100i: Corsair SP120 High Performance PWM vs Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition PWM ? Forum SolvedGood CPU 120mm PWM fan Forum SolvedFractal R4 DC fan control with PWM fans? Forum SolvedQuestion on fan connections and PWM Forum SolvedASUS Z87 - Plus PWM fan confusion Forum SolvedPWM Case Fan Splitter Forum SolvedPWM Fan splitter Forum SolvedWhat is a good / recommended PWM Fan Hub/Splitter? Forum SolvedZ87 Sabertooth is Chassis fan header PWM? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !