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Quiet 120mm case fans with LED - are there any ?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Tuvoc, 4 May 2006.

  1. Tuvoc

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Dec 2002

    Posts: 3,671

    I'm a fan of the Akasa amber fans but they don't have LED
    The Akasa fans with LEDs are noisy, as are the Thermaltake Thunderblades...

    Anyome know of any quiet 120mm fans with LEDs ? I can't seem to find any on OCUK
     
  2. Steve_h

    Gangster

    Joined: 4 Oct 2005

    Posts: 172

    SilenX do these in a range of colours...don't know if they are any good tho

    Features:
    Fan Swept Forward Fan Blade Design
    Smoother, Thinner Fan Blades
    Highly Efficient Hypro Bearings
    Vibration Isolation Mounts
    Built-in tachometer for motherboard RPM monitoring
    Built-in LEDs

    Specifications:
    Fan Dimensions: 120 x 120 x 25mm
    Fan Input: 12V/1.2W
    Fan Speed: 1500 RPM
    Air Flow: 64 CFM
    Noise Level: 14 dBA
    LED Color: Blue
    Three Pin Connector (Supports RPM Monitoring)
    Four Pin Connector
     
  3. Day03

    Gangster

    Joined: 3 May 2006

    Posts: 398

    SilenX are not quiet!
     
  4. Steve_h

    Gangster

    Joined: 4 Oct 2005

    Posts: 172

    Which ones are you using?
     
  5. ray

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 329

    Hi there,

    I'm using 3 SilenX blue LED fans with my case:
    2 x 80mm fans as intakes at front and 1 x 120mm exhaust at the back

    They're connected to a fan controller with the 80mm fans turned to 50% (at full speed they emit a mild whooshing sound) and the 120mm running at full speed (pretty quiet).

    The 14bB figure quoted by SilenX could be an exaggeration though.

    Motherboard temperature according to Asus PC Probe II is currently 38 degs although the heating in the room is turned on and I have a Zalman VF900 cooler fitted to my graphics card.
     
  6. Tuvoc

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Dec 2002

    Posts: 3,671

    Thanks guys. Another idea has just come out of this actually - I could always just buy a fan controller and use with the existing fan to regulate it's speed as necessary :)
     
  7. bbreezeuk

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 21 Nov 2005

    Posts: 1,145

    Location: Bath, UK

    coolermaster LED ones spin at 1200rpm and are silent highly recommend them
     
  8. Tuvoc

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Dec 2002

    Posts: 3,671

    Thanks, I'll check them out too. Sounds like just what I'm after
     
  9. Raikiri

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,697

    Location: Brighton

    Aerocool Turbine 120mm, very quiet, 1000rpm, decent airflow and have LEDs.

    Plus they are less than £5 each.
     
  10. MeddlE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Aug 2005

    Posts: 1,360

    Location: Kent, England

    Another vote for the Aerocool turbine, just need another one to fit to my Scythe Ninja and evry fan in my system will be an Aerocool. Very quiet.
     
  11. KillBoY_UK

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    Joined: 20 Apr 2004

    Posts: 4,264

    Location: Oxford

    i 2nd that if u lisen hard in a quiet room u can here them just at 12v at 7v no chnace of hearing them , cheap too about 5/6 quid each compaired to 12to 20 for as quiet fans
     
  12. Raikiri

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,697

    Location: Brighton


    The aerocools are quieter ;)

    There was a roundup of 17 120mm fans, the aerocools were only barely louder than Nexus fans which are regarded by most as the best quiet fans (Silent PC Review for example) and pushed about the same amount of air.



    P.S sorry for all the "[Sic]"s, just that it is easier to read if you take your time writing the post.