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Cooling Quiet v Effective best Air Cooling Fans

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

  1. Bbq.of.DooM

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    I like my Delta 120x79.

    serious though, try Papst. Good stuff. And the Silverstone FM121. It's adjustable, comes with its own fan controller, and at full speed, pushes quite a bit of air.
     
  2. ozstrike

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    The Coolermaster 80mm fans are also pretty quiet, but haven't ever compared them to the Panaflo's hitman mentioned.
     
  3. hitman012

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    Having owned both, I can say that the Coolermaster is slightly louder than the Panaflo with both at 12V - it's still quiet, but the noise it makes has a bit of a buzzing component. The Panaflo @ 7V is pretty much inaudible, although I can't comment on the Coolermaster at the reduced voltage because I dropped it before I had the chance to try :sigh:
     
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    I haven't had a chance to try the Coolermasters on my main system yet, but they are far quieter than the hard drive on my server (though it is a ~3 year old one), so I'm happy.
     
  5. Kookalamans

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    I have two Akasa Amber fans (120mm), and I can say that they are great - very quiet, and seem to push out a fair amount of air. The one runs on an Akasa Evo 120 heatsink and on this heatsink it is very quiet (it cools my athlon X2 very well too). I imagine that it would work well as a case fan as well if you have the room. It's also almost half the price of the panaflo and papst models mentioned above.
     
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    Thanks Goreblast,

    Have bought 1 x 120 and 2 x 80

    Ill update this thread when received and working.

    Mickey
     
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    That particular Papst is a 2750rpm 42dBA loud model. Not all Papst, Panaflo, etc, models are low noise. :nono:

    The Nexus Silent fans are made by Yate-Loon and internally under-volted to 1000RPM, so with a rheostat you can exactly match the speed, noise & airflow by turning the Y-L down a tad more.

    Akasa Amber are a 1400RPM fan made by YS-Tech, even carry the YS-Tech model number "Y.S. Tech KM 121225LB". One advantage is you can pick one up in PC-World for £10, beats paying more plus a hefty delivery charge on the others. ;)
     
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    I own a noiseblocker (19db) and a yateloon (28db). I'd say the yate makes a more comfortable sound so in terms of noise i'd pick the yate.
     
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