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Old July 20, 2009, 01:38 AM
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Scythe Gentle Typhoon/S-Flex/Slipstream. Enermax Magma/AEBS. Nexus. Noctua/Noiseblocker (if you robbed a bank or something).
I'm very pleased by Noctua P12, Scythe Gentle Typhoon/S-Flex/Kaze Jyu in my P182. Of course all from 900 RPM below.
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Old July 20, 2009, 08:25 AM
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those yate loons are loud, its rated at 28dba with only 40cfm

stay away from those gelids, those light fan blades make them terrible for static pressure

for cheap and quiet and some what decent you can get a pack of these NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster R4-S2S-124K-GP 120MM Case Fan 4 Pack - R4-S2S-124K-GP In Canada.

those are rated at 20dba @ 42cfm. i use 2 of these on a CM 334.

for high CFM and noise ratio/price, definitely go for the ones stated by 1Tanker.

The YL's are way quieter than any Coolermaster fan I've used. There's no standard set distance for the noise measurement. Some manufacturers measure beside the fan, some 18-24" away. It makes a huge difference in the db rating. Typically, a lower speed fan is quieter, though. It all depends what the OP wants. Quiet? Noctua, or YL's for the budget minded. CFM? The 240 cfm 38mm San Ace.
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Meh and Meh.

Scythes and Yates are pretty the best you can get for a good price range.

Also don't forget the Zalman ZM-F3s which can usually be price matched well.
Well I own the Zalman's... pretty good fans.. I got mine for around $5, darn cheap for a fan like that.

I have to agree Scythes and Yates are prolly one of the best out there.

Gord.. c'mon
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Old July 20, 2009, 09:53 AM
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I have 3 Gelid 12TCs in my Antec 900 and I am very happy with them. I PM's them to ~$6 and they seem to work very well.

My computer is about 3 feet from me and all i hear is a slight hum (mainly from my video cards, god dam g92s)
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Old July 20, 2009, 11:07 AM
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I'll further add to my noctua recommendation, despite their intial cost keep in mind that they do come with a pretty substantial warranty of 6 years. I also believe that the liklihood of failure within that period of time is pretty small given the higher qaulity construction and manufacturing. These days the only reason one would get new or replace a fan is because there bored or broken, furthermore the longer you have a fan the cheaper they become and its likely that you'll have spent equal or more amount of money on cheaper fans than if you had bought a higher qaulity fan.

I paid a total of about $85 for 7 Noctua NF-P12's, $12.00 bucks a fan. I'll admit I was lucky and got 4 of them thanks to HWC sponsored deals and I also picked up 1 used. It doesn't hurt to shop around I guess.

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Old July 20, 2009, 11:22 AM
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I love Noctua fans, have to wait for them to go on sale though else they kinda feel overpriced.
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Old July 20, 2009, 01:07 PM
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Gelid fans also carry a 5 year warranty
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Old July 20, 2009, 06:54 PM
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The YL's are way quieter than any Coolermaster fan I've used. There's no standard set distance for the noise measurement. Some manufacturers measure beside the fan, some 18-24" away. It makes a huge difference in the db rating. Typically, a lower speed fan is quieter, though. It all depends what the OP wants. Quiet? Noctua, or YL's for the budget minded. CFM? The 240 cfm 38mm San Ace.


Just so you know theres 2 versions of them yate loons

Yate Loon D12SL-12 120MM RED/BLACK Fan 1350RPM 47CFM 28DB and
Yate Loon D12SL-12C 120MMX20MM Quiet Cooling Fan 1300RPM 44CFM 21DB


and yea i compared the coolermaster cheap fan to this one here NCIX.com - Buy Noctua NF-S12B FLX 120MM Ultra Quiet Cooling Fan 600-1200RPM 49.2-100.6M3/H 6.2-18.1DBA Molex - Noctua NF-S12B-FLX In Canada.

almost same noise level but noctua is far more superior in therms of air and low noise levels.

As for the 5 bucks yates
1350RPM 47CFM 28DB, those are just ...... plain loud.

As for fan warranties
5 dollar, $15 dollar for mailing it in?
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almost same noise level but noctua is far more superior in therms of air and low noise levels.
I'm sorry what ?

Noctua is an expensive solution for quietness IMO. I would rather buy a cope with it a bit. I can recommend some Gelid Wing 12s, they're not as powerful as I would've liked, however they are very very quiet.
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Actually guys, i don't think the most silent fan is what he wants. According to the OP...

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i just want them to move air without sounding like a concorde engine starting up.
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