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Old July 19, 2009, 04:46 PM
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Default whats a good 120mm fan?..........

i had a bit of a problem ( like others ) with the yate loons. i have 9 or so of the scythe ultras hanging around, but they are too thick for some of my applications.

for 120mm fans of the most common thickness, what are the best reasonably priced ones around. i could care less of the are l.e.d. or not. i just want them to move air without sounding like a concorde engine starting up.

still remember that amusing video posted here where the fan went across the table by itself when started up.


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Old July 19, 2009, 05:38 PM
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What went wrong with your YLs Rob? I had one out of 10 (the new(er) NCIX red ones which had a wobble, but the rest are still going strong. My original YLs are still up and running as well.
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Noctua but they're expensive.
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Old July 19, 2009, 06:00 PM
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I love the Scythe Slipstreams. The 1200/1600 rpm versions are the best mix of performance/noise. They're cheap as dirt too..price-match from DC to NCIX@$6.75/ea

Scythe Slip Stream Kaze Jyuni 120MM Fan 1200RPM 68.5CFM 24DBA - DirectCanada
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How about some Gelid Fans, very quiet at 1500rpm, and off course the design, very good price at what you get,
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How about some Gelid Fans, very quiet at 1500rpm, and off course the design, very good price at what you get,
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.
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Old July 19, 2009, 08:44 PM
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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.
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I stand behind these, for how quiet they actually are, and the slimness + performance.

Scythe Slip Stream Kaze Jyuni 120MM Fan 1200RPM 68.5CFM 24DBA - DirectCanada
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How about some Gelid Fans, very quiet at 1500rpm, and off course the design, very good price at what you get,
Far from quiet IMO if you're talking about the Wing 12. But we all have different hearing tolerances. I run mine around 1200RPM to make it quiet.

I'd say Scythe S-FLEX and Noctua fans are the highest quality. And you should be able to find a suitable fan from either for the noise/CFM that you want.
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