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What's the Best Case Fan?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by surfsk8snow.jah, Aug 7, 2007.

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What's the Best Case Fan?

  1. Thermaltake

    18.6%
  2. Antec Tri-Speed

    19.8%
  3. Noctua

    16.3%
  4. Scythe S-Flex

    16.3%
  5. Arctic Cooling

    20.9%
  6. Silverstone FM/FN

    7.0%
  7. Enermax Marathon

    1.2%
  8. Dynex

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Noiseblocker XL-1

    1.2%
  10. SilenX

    3.5%
  11. Akasa

    3.5%
  12. AcoustiFan Dustproof

    1.2%
  13. Fander

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Global Win

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. Yate Loon

    11.6%
  16. Akasa

    3.5%
  17. Screw That - The Cheapest Thing I Can Find!!!

    14.0%
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  1. ryboto

    ryboto New Member

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    Like the other user said, silence is subjective. The overall opinion at SilentPCreview is that Thermaltake fans should be avoided.
     
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    I will never buy another thermaltake fan, I had one of the blue 120mm fans literally shatter at the hub sending fan blade shapnal all over my case.

    My nomination goes to the Antec Tri-Speed fans. They move a lot of air when needed and can be absolutely silent when needed, or a mix of both worlds.
     
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    Yes, noise is subjective, however there many factors that contribute to the way noise is perceived, things like leaving the case door on or off, how close is your pc to you and so on. I have these fans in a system at 2 ft away on my desk and the doors closed and i can't hear them. it is my understanding that SilentPcReview is really for quiet freaks, i guess in that case if a person is extremely sensitive to noise than TT and Antec fans are not for them, those that don't fall into that category should comnsider them.
     
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    Excellent. My 32x DVD drive killed my cat.
     
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    Fact is, most of the users(myself included) at SPCR don't have Silent PCs. Unless the system is 100% passive and uses a SSD your system will make noise. If you can't hear your pc, and your fans are spinning above 1000rpm, it's either very well damped, or your ambient noise level is greater than the noise from your computer. SPCR isn't just about silence, it's about efficiency and quality in computers. And the majority of the users who frequent the site will advise you to stay away from Thermaltake. Antec is a decent brand that many recommend at SPCR, their fans aren't the best, but they are "silent" minded. Still as for good fans, My vote goes to Enermax right now. The Scythe and Nexus fans are just too expensive.
     
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    I'm interested in this also, I should really buy some more, but I want the quietest available? Anyone have any ideas?
     
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    I prefer 12cm fans if you case can take it, they cool better, spin slower and are quieter. LED Fans are nice,I have an antec 12cm tri cooler led fan and I love it.
     
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    noctua 120mm at 800rpm...less then 8db!
     
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    Got two of these, and they're silent plus effective as hell. Recommend these to all my friends here in Norway.
     
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    I use SilenX fans. I've tried others, but I think they are the best performing quiet fans out there. They push a ton of air, and they are truly quiet. They have nice LEDs, but not as bright as some.

    They cost more and are totally worth it. IMHO thermaltake fans are junk. I have a nice 12cm Aerocool turbine fan as well, and it's really quiet but doesn't move enough air for me.
     
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    CoolerMaster Stack 832. B-ATX and ATX. Swappable doors, 9 120MM fans total, dust filter at the side. =)
     
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    about the thermaltake fans I have a 120mm blue led one its decent but my antec tri-cool fan is quieter on max by a little bit not a huge amount but noticeable. though if you dont need the speed switch def get the thermaltake over the antec tri-cool unless you just got extra cash around.. thermaltake one is brighter too cause it has 4 leds.
     
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    sorry, i know im miles off topic here but, thats so random i might add it to my sig.
    :laugh:
     
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    Added Poll, and Updated First Post. Thanks for your input!!

    Oh, and def:
    For Reals that's hilarious... horrible! Did that really happen tho?
     
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    looks like you already decided on what fan you want, for the fact that you voted on your own poll...:roll:
     
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    haha I didn't know what to put in, so I just put what my case's gonna come with. I totally haven't decided yet tho, I'm gonna upgrade them, just wanna make sure I get the right ones.
    Plus, I'm looking for a good one for my Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme I'm gonna be getting. I want one with a RED LED so it's like my CPU is glowing blazing, even tho it'll be Ice Cold w00t haha
     
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    I have to throw my recommendation for Evercool . . . the LED's are brilliant and uniform across the fan, airflow is really good (even when your haxorz case mod is blocking 1/3 the fan!), design for some of their aluminum fans is fairly unique, too. Not the quietest in the world though, but they're not too excessively loud (don't sound like a turbine for sure!).

    Decently priced, I've been happy with them as compared to some other brands.

    Running currently 2 of their 60mm fans on the front of my case, about 1/3 of the fans are blocked by the case itself, and these still have had more of an impact on my entire system cooling than another brand I've swapped out around the case.
     
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    Please Vote

    Well I would've added Evercool but its too late to add another option to the poll sorry.

    PLEASE VOTE! :) The more input & responses the better the poll is.
    At least just vote for the fans you would buy/have bought for your case.
     
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    arctic cooling has those rubber mounted fans that rock

    other than those, CHEAP please!
     
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    :laugh: No not really - the whole exploding DVD thing was an urban legend and I doubt any Thermaltake fan ever exploded either ;)
     
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    Haha. Ya there was a MythBusters on that where they put a CD on a variable speed table drill and spun it till it exploded into a BILLION pieces lol... centripetal force oh man.
     
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    Yea saw it too - the shrapnel in the ballistic gel was priceless!

    And marsey99 - that sig is a hoot.
     
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    I went to microcenter and saw the slienx, they claimed on the packaging that the fan can do 75cfm @ 14db?!?!?!? If so that's the winner.
     

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