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Old January 22, 2009, 08:40 AM
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+3 for Yates (when they're on sale).
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+4 for yates and/or Scythe S-Flexs.

I wonder how those Gelids really are, somebody should try them out. They seem to come with some bundle really.
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Old January 22, 2009, 09:29 AM
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Ahh didn't know you had wired them into a Fan Controller already.
Yeah get some new fans then for sure,
Scythe or Yate make some nice ones.

Although, my CoolerMaster Blue LED ones have been exceptionally quiet.

Or, you could go with what miggs is saying and try out the Gelid ones.


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Old January 22, 2009, 09:46 AM
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I have tried the 92mm and 80mm Gelid Silent fans they are the 1500RPM 20 dBA ones. I have them along with the Gelid Silent CPU heatsink in my HTPC and they are very quiet. I've got a noctua 92mm in my main rig and I think it does push more air than the Gelid's but I do think it is noiser than the Gelid's. As suggested a fan controller is a good idea but I would recommend both the Gelid's and the Noctua's. In the end you do get a little better product with the Noctua fans but they are from my experience louder than the same size Gelid's.
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Old January 22, 2009, 09:58 AM
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Are you using the led blue 2400 RPM YL ? No wonder you find them loud, they are one of the loudest I ever tried. They stayed in my rig for about 3 hours and this even on a fan controller...
Let me list the fans I have experimented firthand with :

Yate Loon D12SL-12 120MM
Zalman ZM-F3 120MM Sleeve Bearing Case Fan
Antec 120MM CASE FAN TRICOOL BLUE LED FAN W/3 SPEED SWITCH
Scythe S-FLEX SFF21E 120MM
and some basic coolermaster
Yates loons 2400 RPM


And in my humble experience, the loons are the best undervolter in this list (the 1350 RPM 120MM one). The 2400 RPM where making more noise undervolted than 3 1350 RPM at the same undervolt...

the scythe did seem to be pushing more, but overall price/undervolt/cooling performance the YL were the beast.
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I got to say it.. Zalman's were worth every penny for me, I have them in my rad pushing air. I don't mind noise, just not like the Ultra Kaze or Panaflos, the Zalmans are descent. I have mine running at full speed, and I'll tell you, the fans on the rad inside the case can barely be heard, the other rad on the outside of the case, yea you can hear because my case is right next to my head lol..

But I would simply just go for the yates really, for $5 you're getting a hek of a deal, don't look back and go for the Yate Loons.
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are you talking about yates for 5$ being the 92mm or the 120mm?
i currently have in my cart 2 gelid 92mms, as well as a scythe s-flex sff21e
i was also thinking of throwing 2 green cathodes in my rig as blue is so common these days i thought green would look ncie.
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120mm 1350 RPM Yate Loons.
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isn't 28 dba a little on the loud side? how much louder are these compared to nf-p12's?
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Quote:
The noctua NF-P12 moves 92.3m/h (54.32CFM) at 1300RPM with rated dba of 19.8
28-19.8 = 8.2 dba louder, but the Noctua is $15.00 dollars more.

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