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Old January 28, 2010, 03:10 PM
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Greetings HWC,

I am here for your council, based on a selection of case fans. I am aware of the various CFMs and dBA levels that the charts provide, but I imagine them to be potentially different in real life practicality.

I am looking for the best CFM / dBA ratio (with rpm in consideration), for a cool quiet pc with great airflow. I will have a selection of 3 140mm fans and 6 120mm fans (2 radiator, 4 case), I'm considering:

120mm:

XIGMATEK

Scythe "GentleTyphoon" 120 mm Silent Case Fan
Newegg.com - Scythe S-FLEX SFF21E 120mm Case Fan - Case Fans

140mm:

Newegg.com - XIGMATEK XLF Series XLF-F1455 140mm 4 white LED LED Case Fan - Case Fans

Do you think? I've read that I should use something like 2 GentleTyphoons for the corsair H50 I have, and use scythes for the 4 120mm case fans (the 140's are a toss up). There's a lot of options to mix and match, the xigmateks sounds good, but I'm not too keen on them; I'd definitely take them if they came out on top though. I'm not necessarily interested in noctuas due to the price and the debated effectiveness compared to my fan selection.

I'm open to all your suggestions and personal experiences!

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Old January 28, 2010, 04:24 PM
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Well, for the radiator fans I'd recommend Yate Loons for the sheer fact that they move a good amount of air at average decibles...but for very cheap.
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Old January 28, 2010, 04:34 PM
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The Typhoons are nice as they are good for both case/radiator cooling. I have 2 S-Flex running on my TRUE and I like them both. They are quite nice and good design with a long MTTF. I have the Scyth Kaze for my case fans, they run good but a little loud so if you go that route you might want to grab a fan controller.

There is a good special on some Yate Loons at NCIX right now:
NCIX.com - Buy Yate Loon D12SL-12 120MM RED/BLACK Fan 1350RPM 47CFM 28DB 3/4PIN Sleeve Bearing OEM Sleeved Retail - D12SL-12-RED/BLACK In Canada.

And the Typhoon
Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120MM Case Fan 1850RPM 28DB 58.3CFM - DirectCanada

I am going to run three of these on my rad:
Scythe S-FLEX SFF21G 120MM Cooling Fan 1900RPM 35.0DBA 75CFM FDB 3/4PIN - DirectCanada

I use these on my case but with a fan controller:
Scythe Slip Stream Kaze Jyuni 120MM Fan 1900RPM 110.3CFM 37DBA - DirectCanada
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Old January 28, 2010, 05:37 PM
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The xigmateks move 61cfm with <20dBA at 1500rpm (or so they claim), and the 140mm versions claim to move 63.5cfm at 16dBA at 1000rpm; anyone have experience with these?

I'm aware that you'd want great airflow for your radiator, but as far as case fans go for cfm, should intake be higher than the exhaust?

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Old January 28, 2010, 06:57 PM
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I personally would take the Gentle Typhoons for the case and the rad - 1850s on a fan controller myself. I have also used the SFLEX "G"s, which are really great... on a fan controller! Those "G"s can be quite loud at full speed. If you don't want to use a fan controller, the SFLEX "F"s are not bad.

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Old January 28, 2010, 08:21 PM
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Appreciate the input, more opinions please!
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Old January 28, 2010, 09:44 PM
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Scythe S Flex F / G ....Yate Loons ;}
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Old January 28, 2010, 09:51 PM
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What exactly is the fascination with the yate loons? Not to sound aggressive or anything, I just haven't heard of them since I did this new build (2 years between builds).

Links, help!

edit: I'm also reading about these scythe slipstreams, on paper they sound good:

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...053606758l.jpg
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...053606413l.jpg

Anyone with input on these? I'd probably aim for the 1200 rpm ones and have them full all the time

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Old January 28, 2010, 10:48 PM
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Yate Loon D12SL-12D
120mm
48CFM
1350RPM
23dBA $10

Nexus (real silent)
120mm
37CFM
1000RPM
18dBA

GentleTyphoon
120mm
58CFM
1850RPM
28dBA
$18

S-FLEx SFF21E
120mm
49CFM
1200RPM
20dBA
$14

Scythe Slipstream
120mm
68CFM
1200RPM
24dBA
$9

the slipstream seems to be too good to be true, any thoughts? I'm sort of leaning to the S-Flex E's for my 120's and GT's for the 140mm intake x 2 and exhaust

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Old January 28, 2010, 10:56 PM
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With 3 x GTX 280's in Tri Sli and an OC'd I7 I need cooling man...big time...my Silverstone has:
2 x 120mm 1200 RPM Yate Loons (wanted the blue LED's...Scythe don't have bling)
4 x 120mm 1400 RPM Scythe S Flex
1 x 120mm 1900 RPM Scythe S Flex (provides air to the 3 x GTX 280's)

Noise....?..quite reasonable really, but hey, when my GPU's are working hard all you here are the GPU Fans.

Yate Loons and SFlex ae "proven" in my books.....or should I say my Case ;)
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