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80mm fans (not so extreme)(new story)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by micb, 31 May 2003.

  1. micb

    micb Minimodder

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    Currenly my case temps are fine, I have 2 generic 80mm case fans one on the front pulling air in and another in the rear as an exaust.

    These generic fans are old, loud and it is time to replace them.

    What decent 80mm fans are available ranging from quiet to loud?

    I would like to reduce the noice of the fans in my computer if possible.
     
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  2. kong

    kong cnc-guy

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    For uber-quiet fans, check out quiet pc. Prices seem a little steep though, but I guess you get what you pay for!
     
  3. Supercool

    Supercool Gone.

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  4. micb

    micb Minimodder

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    Thanks for the links, very quiet fans do seem to cost more money.
     
  5. elneckio

    elneckio What's a Dremel?

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    I recently found the following site from the forums at silentpcreview.com ... :

    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/dorothy.bradbury/panaflo.htm

    Ordered some last week and they arrived in a few days, very helpfull and fast emails too. The models they stock seem to be well known so might be worth a look for you :)
     
  6. wywywywy

    wywywywy Minimodder

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  7. micb

    micb Minimodder

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    Yep those panflow LA1 are nice, good find elneckio AFAIK they are hard to find in europe.

    Cheers mate.
     
  8. NiHiLiST

    NiHiLiST New-born car whore

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    Yep, do a search on ebay.co.uk for "Panaflo" or "Papst" and the seller from that cheap website will come up. She has excellent feedback so I'd say buy with confidence :p
     
  9. Der Me!$ter

    Der Me!$ter What's a Dremel?

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  10. elneckio

    elneckio What's a Dremel?

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    The ones I ordered from there arrived within a few days, and I've just ordered a few more ! The lady that answers the emails is extremely helpfull and seems to know lots about fan tech.
     
  11. micb

    micb Minimodder

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    Do you want to here something funny, well I got some new fans including a Zalman Zm-F1 sourced from Quiet PC, as they are suposted to be quiet, well I pulled out my fan controller, swaped all my wires to 3 pin, installed both fans, booted up computer.

    I ran toast to check temps under load, I left the computer crunching for 15 mins at full fan power.

    I come back shout WHAT!!! when I see my CPU temp 2 degrees cooler, but my case temps are up 10 degrees!!! eeek

    I make sure my fan controller is on full, yes it is, so I open up my PC and then it hits me, I installed the fans backward so my good exaust was a intake and my intake was a exaust, so I swap the direction of the fans, check with a feather to make sure the air is flowing correctly.

    Boot up toast wait another 15 mins and yes these fans are working very nicely indeed.

    Under load CPU is 6 degrees cooler and case temps is 3 degrees cooler, also idle temps are great now.
     
  12. Reflex

    Reflex What's a Dremel?

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    i think the coolermaster LED fans r decently quiet
     
  13. wywywywy

    wywywywy Minimodder

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    I agree :D I bought 4 of them.
    They are not the most quiet, but they are pretty decent, especially they don't whine!
    Too bad you can't 7v them though :(
     
  14. Morphine

    Morphine weeee!

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    sure ya can, put the LEDs on their own line. let them run at full 12v and run the fan at 7v
     
  15. Haddy

    Haddy World Domination

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    Wrong forum...Moving after a few billion posts in the thread...
     

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