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Old January 22, 2009, 12:42 AM
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Default Sick of loud fans...

We are all different. Our ears also fall into that catagory :P
I'm sure we've had our experiences with shitty fans. Loud, not enough airflow blah blah blah.
i'm sick and tired of hearing my fans over my music..
What do you guys use for quality airflow and quietness?
I'm sure the NF-P12 is up there in everyone's list, but at 20$ are there good alternatives?
I'm talking about 120 MM/92MM fans.
Are Gelid's DBA ratings accurate? I'm thinking of buying some of their 92MM fans rated at 20 dB.
Also, how is the Scythe S-Flex for DB Rating? At 49 CFM and 20.1 dBA it sounds pretty sweet.
how much does the p12 push in CFM?
what about those good old yate loons. i have 3 in my case that are insanely loud.. too loud =\.. gotta exchange them. ( they are ones that spin at 2400RPM max 40dBa =\)

thanks guys.
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Old January 22, 2009, 12:49 AM
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yate loons $5 right on sale @ ncix.
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Old January 22, 2009, 12:54 AM
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Yup, yates are a good choice. The Scythe S-flex are pretty much the best in my opinion, but I dont run them cause they are too damn expensive... I would need to replace 9 fans...it adds up!
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Old January 22, 2009, 01:51 AM
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Yeah. I was thinking of using an S-Flex for intake into the main comp, as well as using 2 NF-S12 to cool my HDD's. 2 NF-P12's for exhaust, and these gelid 92mm for intake:
NCIX.com - Buy GELID Solutions GELID Silent 9 1500RPM 92MM Quiet Fan 31.32CFM 20DBA HDB 3PIN - FN-SX09-15 In Canada.

Does that sound decent in regards to quietness / air push? I'm using a silverstone TJ-07
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Old January 22, 2009, 02:23 AM
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The noctua NF-P12 moves 92.3m/h (54.32CFM) at 1300RPM with rated dba of 19.8

40 DBA!! I think my ears would start to bleed.

Love my noctuas at $12.99 they were a steal that day, sponsored deals FTW.

Edit: I keep thinking wow you guys are up this late to, than I realize that most of you are 3 hours behind me .
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Old January 22, 2009, 02:40 AM
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lol EE :P
i was doing homework.. keep getting sidetracked by comp stuff
am building a rig for a buddy who decked out with SLI 285's.. im excited!

i wish i could grab p12's... i think i might just shell out extra couple bucks for it.
what about those gelid's?
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Old January 22, 2009, 05:27 AM
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Review of Gelid fans from HWC reviews link page.
Icrontic GELID fans - quiet, effective, and very cool
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Old January 22, 2009, 06:36 AM
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Another option as well, is to get a Fan Controller so you can balance the noise/performance ratio with them.

Zalman Makes some Nice Fan Controllers (with dials!) that are rated up to 6W/channel, and most of there good ones are 6-8 channels.
Just another option for you,

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Old January 22, 2009, 08:16 AM
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^have one already. still rather loud and i get a buzzing noise if it's set to run on low.
don't know if its my fan controller or the fans itself - though. (i have the Lamptron FC-2)
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Old January 22, 2009, 08:25 AM
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^have one already. still rather loud and i get a buzzing noise if it's set to run on low.
don't know if its my fan controller or the fans itself - though. (i have the Lamptron FC-2)
Its the fan.

Usually a lot of fans will make a low hum or buzzing noise but so can the fan controller.
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