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The Most Quiet Case Fan

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Sam666, 24 Sep 2009.

  1. Sam666

    Gangster

    Joined: 3 Nov 2005

    Posts: 140

    Location: Cornwall, UK

    I need 2 new 120mm case fans, must be some of the quietest and give great airflow, help me out, have no idea! :(

    Got 2 acryans atm, their great but like an aircraft carrier, specs were full of it.

    Oh and while I’m at it, I need a quiet good performance cpu heatsink(or pipe) and fan that will fit a PH X4 9650 AM2+ with no mobo backplate change.
     
    Last edited: 24 Sep 2009
  2. StevenRaith

    Hitman

    Joined: 30 Apr 2009

    Posts: 688

    My machine is a Q6600/8gbRAMHD4850 and I have a pair of Noctua NF-S12s in it, slowed down to just above stalling - all I can hear is the GPU fan [an NF12 at full speed], and if I slow that down, the machine is almost entirely silent from anything more than a couple of feet away. All you can hear is the HDD.

    I have heard good things about the Akasa quiet fans, but no experience of them I'm afraid.
     
  3. Franksi

    Gangster

    Joined: 8 Jul 2009

    Posts: 311

    Akasa Apache's come highly recommended
     
  4. liamcrane

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Mar 2007

    Posts: 2,557

    Location: Essex

    agree with above i just bought myself 2 akasa apache fans for my new mega cooler, the give you amazing airflow as well as being very quiet to
     
  5. Phage

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Jun 2009

    Posts: 1,747

    Location: Kent

    Depending on personal taste,
    Noctua S or P
    Scythe Flex
    Akasa Aapche

    The new thermalright ones look Ok too.
    You have to remember that the higher the rpm, the higher the noise.
     
  6. Sam666

    Gangster

    Joined: 3 Nov 2005

    Posts: 140

    Location: Cornwall, UK

    Gonna go for apache, cpu?

    Thanks guys.
     
  7. Stuff

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Sep 2009

    Posts: 2,408

    Location: Brighton

    The October edition of Custom PC has a feature on case fans if you fancy buying that. It's a good mag :)
     
  8. Sam666

    Gangster

    Joined: 3 Nov 2005

    Posts: 140

    Location: Cornwall, UK

    I would do but I got to order today.
     
  9. mjones1

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Jan 2009

    Posts: 4,124

    Noctua 800rpm + 7v mod=silent.
     
  10. Sam666

    Gangster

    Joined: 3 Nov 2005

    Posts: 140

    Location: Cornwall, UK

    hmmm, Arctic Cooler Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2 CPU Cooler works on a standard mobo back plate right?
     
  11. Sam666

    Gangster

    Joined: 3 Nov 2005

    Posts: 140

    Location: Cornwall, UK

    Ended up with

    OCZ ModXStream Pro 600w Silent SLI Ready Modular Power Supply
    Arctic Cooler Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2 CPU Cooler (Socket 939 / AM2 / AM2+ / 775 / 1156 / 1366)
    Akasa AK-FN057 Apache Super Silent 120mm Fan - 4 Pin PWM
     
  12. SlugForAButt

    Mobster

    Joined: 5 Sep 2009

    Posts: 2,547

    Location: God's own country

    Is the Arcitc pro fairly quiet? The Akasa I'm using is pretty efficient but not quiet.
    Any ideas that won't break the bank guys?
     
  13. liamcrane

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Mar 2007

    Posts: 2,557

    Location: Essex

    i have the 64 pro on my phenom II full speed fan cant hear it all if you looking for ultimate cooling then the megahlams is your best friend!! with a couple of apache fans you will never look back
     
  14. SlugForAButt

    Mobster

    Joined: 5 Sep 2009

    Posts: 2,547

    Location: God's own country

    ahem!
    "won't break the bank"
    :D
     
  15. 5abr3

    Gangster

    Joined: 12 Mar 2009

    Posts: 491

    I have a pair of Enermax Cluster 120mm fans and the original 2 that came with the Antec 300 (set to medium) aswell as an Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro and of the lot the original fans are the loudest and I can turn those down. If I jam the CPU fan on full it is the loudest of the lot but its not really needed to be at fell pelt.