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Old January 17, 2010, 12:23 PM
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I need to replace my case fans with some that are more quiet. Does anyone have recommendations for good quiet 80mm case fans? I am looking for blue fans.

I found these Buy SilenX Corporation [IXP-54-14B] Silenx iXtrema Pro 80MM Blue LED Quiet Fan 1700RPM 32CFM 14DBA Fluid Dynamic Bearings 3/4PIN but just wondering what you guys prefer.


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Old January 17, 2010, 12:54 PM
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Best fans:
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...facture=Noctua (overpriced, but if you want to buy into hype...)

Best blue fans

I vote for the Gelids. Cheap, quiet, and white/black looks REALLY good IMO.
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Old January 17, 2010, 02:02 PM
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If you really want something quieter, drill some holes for 120mm case fans. They move a lot more air and are A LOT quieter.
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Old January 17, 2010, 04:32 PM
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80mm panaflo. Undervolt if "full power" is too loud.. I can't hear the damned things at 12v, but if you've got that acute of hearing, 7v or 5v = pretty much dead silent.
This model:

NCIX.com - Buy NMB-MAT (Panaflo) 80MM Hydro Wave Bearing Fan 1900RPM 24CFM 21DBA 3PIN W/SENSOR 80X80X25MM RoHS - FBA08A12L1BX In Canada.
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