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Need a *really* quiet 1200mm fan. (not SilenX)

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Misiowiec, 28 Jul 2006.

  1. Misiowiec

    Gangster

    Joined: 5 Apr 2006

    Posts: 270

    Can anyone recommend a really quiet 120mm fan (and also 80mm, if it's not the same make)? I just got a CoolerMaster Praetorian 732 case, but the 120mm front intake, and the dual 80mm rear fans are a little loud. Unfortunately so is the SilenX 11db fan I bought to replace the front fan - if fact I think this company is using very misleading marketing as 11db should be virtually noiseless, and many times quieter than the 20db my case is rated as.

    At the moment I have all case fans running at 5V using a Zalman Multi Connector, but that means I have very little airflow.

    Thanks for any suggestions!
     
  2. daven1986

    Mobster

    Joined: 29 Oct 2005

    Posts: 3,310

    akasa ambers have always been good for me
     
  3. Gibbs

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Jun 2006

    Posts: 1,117

    Location: Belfast

    Sharkoon Silent Eagle 1000 Fan 80mm
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    - Dimensions: 80 x 80 x 25 mm
    - Weight: 75g
    - Connection: Molex connector
    - Air flow: 19m3/h
    - Fan type: metal sliding support
    - Rotational speed: 1000revs./min.
    - Noise development: 8,9dBA
    - Current consumption: 0,1 A
    - Input: 1,44W
    - Voltage: 12 V

    I have one in my rig and its SLIENT unless u put it right beside you ear. and i mean right up to your ear. very nice fan
     
  4. Vegeta

    Soldato

    Joined: 6 Nov 2004

    Posts: 5,762

    how much does it blow in cfm?
     
  5. Gibbs

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Jun 2006

    Posts: 1,117

    Location: Belfast

    11.3 CFM for the 1000 and 22.7CFM for the 2000 model


    thry are also LED models if wanted.
     
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  6. Vegeta

    Soldato

    Joined: 6 Nov 2004

    Posts: 5,762

    Is there anypoint in the fan when it only blows 11 cfm? Sure I believe its silent but any fan is probably silent if it only blew 11cfm.
     
  7. Gibbs

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Jun 2006

    Posts: 1,117

    Location: Belfast

    i have one on the side panel of my case and it cools my gfx card very well.

    [​IMG]

    The metal strip heats up and with this little fan its gets colded very well.
    its a nice fan and at only £5 it worth it in my opinion.
     
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  8. Joe42

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    Joined: 18 Jan 2005

    Posts: 4,172

    Location: Northants

    The quietest fan in existance according to SPCR is the Nexus. I have one and it is very quiet, absolutely silent when undervolted. It does about 35cfm at 12v i think. Nexus 80mm ones are just as good but i think the panaflo 80mm ones might be a little better. The problem with the 120mm panaflos is they click a little, at least the 38mm thick ones do.

    You need to read SPCRs Recomended Fans article.
     
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