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NoiseBlocker S3 UltraSilent 80mm Fan, any good?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Mark A, 6 Feb 2006.

  1. Mark A

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 May 2005

    Posts: 18,015

    Location: Lancashire

    Is the NoiseBlocker S3 UltraSilent 80mm Blue Fan with Speed Controller any good?, ive been looking for a good fan for my cpu cooler and this seems just the ticket. I have an Akasa Evo33 that uses an 80mm fan, the stock fan is too loud even on the lowest setting (2000rpm) so i need something i can turn down lower. This fan apparently goes down to 1300 rpm 14db and up to 2600rpm 26db, this would be exellent if the specs are to be believed. Also i love the blue blades much better than the amber blades :cool: .

    Mark
     
  2. gary996

    Mobster

    Joined: 24 Aug 2003

    Posts: 3,289

    Location: Gillingham Kent

    Yes i have them and they are well quiet
     
  3. Mark A

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 May 2005

    Posts: 18,015

    Location: Lancashire

    Cheers for the reply mate thats just what i was hoping to hear.

    Mark
     
  4. Cyber-Mav

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Jul 2005

    Posts: 13,996

    Location: Midlands

    i got a 12cm noiseblocker sx2pro, its quieter then the akasa amber 12cm fan i have and even pushes more air then it.
     
  5. T00thBru5h

    Gangster

    Joined: 28 Jul 2004

    Posts: 396

    All have the above, but find my cheaper Aerocool fan is quieter and relatively same air pushments ;)
     
  6. GuruJockStrap

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,695

    Good fans but only problem I found was the motor whine. This becomes even more prominent when you 7v the fans.
     
  7. Mark A

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 May 2005

    Posts: 18,015

    Location: Lancashire

    Thanks for the replys, i decided to get the noiseblocker S3 rated speed is from 1300-2600 rpm. Ive got to say im very impressed with the fan, miles quieter than the akasa, mainly due to the fact the akasa's min speed was 2188rpm and this one can be turned down to 1300rpm. It also looks far better and matches the rest of my pc's blue theme. I was also impressed with the kit they include with the fan, a smart looking fan controller and some little rubber fan mounting things, they look like they will be very effective but i wasn't able to use them on my CPU cooler as the fixing holes are too small, but ill use them on my case fan and see how quiet they are. I don't know if this is because its cold today but my CPU is idling at 33oc with the fan @1600rpm and the askasa fan i had on before this was idling at 38oc @ 2188rpm :) , very impressive.
    I was going to get an aerocool turbine for my CPU cooler but unfortunately they only make them in 120mm and 140mm.

    Mark