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Cooling Quiet v Effective best Air Cooling Fans

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mickey123, 22 May 2006.

  1. mickey123

    mickey123 What's a Dremel?

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    Hi,

    Im looking for the most quiet yet not at the price of effectivness, fans around.

    I need 120mm and 80mm.

    Any suggestions?

    Mickey
     
  2. atanum141

    atanum141 I fapped to your post!

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    The German made Noiseblocker fans, they aint cheap but my GOD are they quiet and throw out about 40cfm of air at 14db.
     
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    Panaflo FDBs are fairly cheap yet quiet 80mm fans, while the L1As are very good 120mm models. For the best 12cm, however, you'd have to go with a Papst.
     
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    Shadowed_fury Minimodder

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    Papst 4tw.
    I have like 7-8 random papsts here. :/
     
  5. Breach

    Breach Modding in Exile

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    Arctic Cooling released a 120mm and 92mm versions of thier ultra quiet fans. Ive used thier 80mm version for a while now, my hard drives are louder than they are.

    Granted if you are looking for lots of air flow these might cut you short, but recommended for general system cooling
     
  6. ozstrike

    ozstrike yip yip yip yip

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    Papst and Panaflo are generally seen as the best for quietness/performance.
     
  7. mickey123

    mickey123 What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for all the replies.

    I can't find the FDBs anywhere. Have they been superseded

    Does anyone know a shop that sells both the Papst’s and the Panfalo’s to save postage?
     
  8. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    mickey123 What's a Dremel?

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    Papst or Panaflow. Those are the two best. YS-Tech are also very good, if you can get hold of them. They're noisier then Papst or Pana's, but cheaper, and tend to shift more air.

    http://www.dorothybradbury.co.uk/ - Go there for Panaflows, not sure of where you can buy Papst's these days in the UK.

    Don't bother with SilenX in any position of importance. They may be silent, but they hardly shift any air, and certainly not what they claim to shift. I'd never use them, exept in an otherwise unnocupied position if I really needed more airflow but didn't want anymore noise.
     
  11. mickey123

    mickey123 What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks specofdust, Appreciated
     
  12. hitman012

    hitman012 Minimodder

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    Hitman, along with google, you're one of the few resources in this world that everyone should have instantious access to, wired into their brains :D
     
  14. mickey123

    mickey123 What's a Dremel?

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    ^^^^ LOL

    Im taking it the smaller 80mm papst fans are not worth the extra over the panaflo's?

    There quite a bit more expensive
     
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    LVMike What's a Dremel?

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    one name comes to mind Yates-Loon
     
  17. SFOD-D LoneWolf

    SFOD-D LoneWolf What's a Dremel?? :p

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    I use NoiseBlockers, and I love them. They provide a balance between silence and performance.


    -Mike
     
  18. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    Yate-Loon fans are another great brand for those who are happy to have a bit more noise then panaflo's or papsts, and want more performance. Unfortunately, they're either very very rare here in the UK, or impossible to get. Froogle doesn't show up a single shop that sells them, and I can't think of any out of the ones I know that sell them either.

    But it's not the end of the world, between YS-tech, Nexus, Panaflo, and Papst, there are some supurb fans out there, those companies all good fans.
     
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    Nexus are another highly rated one.
    Tbh, theres only a limit, and then you need to start using the fan dampers, and rubber clips to mount.
     
  20. Guest-2867

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    Noiseblocker and Arctic Cooling stuff is the best i've ever used :D
     
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