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What's the quietest decent 80mm fan?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by MrWhippy, 9 Mar 2006.

  1. MrWhippy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Sep 2005

    Posts: 1,637

    looking to add a couple of fans to a case for a mate, see if we can get his temps down a bit.
    his case has a 120mm extractor at the back but unfortunately will only mount 80mm fans at the front to suck air in.

    myself, i'd suggest a new case, but he's a bit skint so this is worth a try for now i guess.

    so, if you were buying a couple of 80mm fans for air intake, which ones would you get?

    ideally, the quiter the better.

  2. w3bbo

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 14 Nov 2005

    Posts: 10,663

    Location: Up North

    Will a 80mm->120mm adapter not fit? I used a couple of them on an old acylic case and they worked fine.

    If not then silverstone make some quiet 80mm fans. The akasa Amber range are also reported to be quiet.
  3. SinaiSound


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,305

    Location: Sheffield

    The ys-tech silent range offer good value for money.

    But if it's absolute silence you want, then the noiseblocker range are excellent, but for around £10 for an 80mm fan, they're pretty pricey
  4. MrWhippy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Sep 2005

    Posts: 1,637

    cheers for the replies, i'll look into those.

    hadn't thought about adapting a bigger fan, that might be worth a look.

    guess i'll have to get a good look at his rig and see how much space there is.