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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. imperialreign

    imperialreign New Member

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    meh. I'll throw my vote for Antec and Arctic Cooling
  2. surfsk8snow.jah

    surfsk8snow.jah

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    exactly that's what I'm saying... however, people are saying that they are way overstated. Someone should do a test and call them on this, False Advertising

    and let's KEEP VOTING! :)
  3. trt740

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    Scythe fans and Arctic cooler fans both are super good Arctic coolers are cheaper.
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    Silenx burn up alot
  5. surfsk8snow.jah

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    Alright, So far it's the Antec Tri-Speed FTW, with Thermaltake & Artic Cooling tieing for close second. Anyone else have an opinion for the final word?
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    Yes the Antec and Thermaltake fans are louder than Arctic cooler fans and are more expensive. The Arctic cooler fans have liquid ball bearings and rubber mounts and are ultra quiet. I've owned all three brands Arctic cooler is the best for the money.
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    Im using 2 x 120mm Arctic Cooling standard case fans with the "patented ceramic bearing technology". They're TERRIFIC fans, but underrated, they have a the power for high speed spinning (using one on my Scythe Ninja), and when you tune the voltage on them down a bit (using one at 5V for rear case exhaust), they're as quiet as those Nexus and Noctua fans.

    Bottom line is, flexibility, performance, reliability and cheap ass price: $9 CAN a pop, and ceramic bearings are quiet and last long too :)
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    scythe and enermax! Antec are still just ball bearing fans, it's not as cool!
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  10. surfsk8snow.jah

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    but those specs on that site are just (as advertised) right? They're not tested specs... in that case, those SilenX fans would win, but after all the reviews (newegg & official), the brands don't live up to their uber-specs. That's esp why I'm trying to get the experience of the most TPU users as possible, to get a fair and usage based view of the fans.
    Thanks for all your votes, anyone else want to add their opinion?
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    I still have to say I'm not sure why TT fans are used so much. Maybe it's brand loyalty, maybe word of mouth. When something is being sold in radio shack, I really start to doubt it's quality.
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    funny how radioshack used to be the shiz, now its like the last resort... I wonder what happened to them.
    I mean, tho, if that many people currently prefer them over the other fans, there's gotta be a reason... TPUers generally evaluate their parts by absolute quality; there's only a few fanbois on here, not enough to dominate a poll.
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    wow I'm stoked more people have voted! This will totally help my decision come new setup time =)
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    well find out how much your willing tro spend per fan and if your going to have a side window.. the Noctuna fans rock for sound/airflow.. but are a bit ugly :p does a loud sytem bug you? stock thermaltake fan is loud... evn louder than a antec tri-cool on max by a littlebit.
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    My favs are Artic Cooling Panaflo and Rosewill. Which 2 of them are not in that list right ? so not voted.
  16. surfsk8snow.jah

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    Figured I'd keep this thing alive, and maybe get some more votes.
    Could we maybe get a sticky on this, seeing its versatility, applicability, and longevity? (w00t, 3 $1 words right there haha).
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    I dont know exactly how I came about this thread but Ill put in my $0.02. I love Thermaltake fans. I have 2x120mm fans and 2x90mm fans. I want to replace the 120mm fans with another Thermaltake 120 just for the sheer fact that the 2x90mm fans I just got are more vibrant than my old 120mm that came with the case.

    I do also like Sunbeam fans. They are nice and bright, have 4 led's, and blow a very good amount of air. Anyone with a Sunbeam Transformer case will know what Im talking about.
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    I was alittle disapointed that I didnt see any panflo fans here!! I use a panflo 120x38mm ultra high speed for my main intake fan, and that thing rocks! and its not that loud(all things considered), I expected much much louder!
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    My rosewill fans move alot of air outta my case and I cant even hear them.
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    Had to vote for Thermaltake, but Rosewill makes nice fans as well. Seems lots of folks knock Rosewill, but of late I've had pretty good luck and they're quiet.....
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    Thermaltake (I have that orange fan w. fancontroller @ front bay). Ballbearings, rather quiet compared to the 4 other fans I have. Have had the fan on the system for 4 years and 1 month now, and my system runs almost 24/7.. it has never let me down so far.
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    I have two fans for case cooling.
    One Titan DC fan 120mm X 25 39dB 2200rpm 78CFM:-
    Solid construction, plain, loud & relatively cheap.
    Type of fan which seems like it could keep on going.

    One SilenX iXtrema Pro 120mm X 25 11dB 1100rpm 46CFM:-
    Seems quite fragile, expensive, looks good, and comes with extras.
    I managed to get this fan for half price and does the job well for my case.
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    has anyone else in here ever used panflo's. They are great fans and they are really cheap! They are made by panasonic and they have a great CFM at low noise. The only place I buy them from is sidewindercomputers.com They have a great selection of fans and they are very well priced! I got the panflo under their recommendation and I couldnt be happier, best 120x38mm fan ive ever owned, by far!
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    The best price/performance fans are always the free ones. I don't pay for case fans. Our tech dept. graveyard has 50+ old dell boxes sitting on racks. Many of the fans I've pulled from there are 80mm Yate Loons, however, the 92mm fans from the CPU shroud are 3 pins, and mod easy enough for standard boards. Rubber mounts/washers I find are much more important when it comes to noise. Any fan with ball bearings can be shut up quite nicely with a squirt of WD-40. Rubber mounts keep the wobbly fans quiet by reducing the vibrations against the case.

    Also, it's nice to use all 28a on my 12v rail. Otherwise I'd feel like I'm wasting its potential. PSU doesn't hit over 45c at full load. Case is at 26c-27c, and cpu moves from 33-37c. I need a temp sensor for the video card, but I've done 3dmark runs at 510/206 from the stock 400/200. Memory OC sucks on that 9600 pro... Things are pretty damn quiet considering the amount of crappy fans I've got in that thing.

    60mm Thermaltake (cpu)
    2x80mm rear exhaust (1 from PSU)
    120mm PSU exaust (transfer from cpu)
    2x80mm front intake upper(fitted for 2x5.25 bays) Yate Loon
    120mm front intake lower Enermax(?)
    80mm side intake Yate Loon
    80mm (video) Yate Loon
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    Nice. Orange? I have wanted orange case fans but was wondering what it looked like. Any possible way you can show me?

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