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post #16 of 27

I used to have a Fractal Design R2 with 2x120mm Sycthe Gentle Typhoons 1850rpm in the front and another in the rear which were controlled using a nice fan controller from NZXT. Had to have my ear up against the case to hear anything when they were on low (most of the time)

post #17 of 27

The best fan is no fan IMHO. http://www.computeraudiophile.com/content/497-computer-audiophile-pocket-server-c-p-s-v3-zuma/

post #18 of 27
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Don't think the OP is looking to revamp his computer, just wants new fans. So for a realistic suggestion, I'd put my money on the Xigmatek's AOS fans.

post #19 of 27

I have R3 with Noctua 120 fans with attenuators to make them run slower and the case is noise free.

post #20 of 27

I have an Antec Fusion Remote with 800rpm Scythe Slipstreams and a fanless Seasonic PSU.   I never hear it.

post #21 of 27

When Scythe/Cougar often have their fans discounted, and when they do they go for ~4-7$ each.  

 

I currently am using 6 of these and I'd be pressed to hear any noise when they are powered low.  Not exactly the cheapest, but I'm sure they are cheaper than Noctua:

http://www.microcenter.com/product/341409/TB_Silence_120mm_Twister_Bearing_Case_Fan


Edited by Yazen - 4/28/13 at 2:56pm
post #22 of 27
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by MrTechAgent View Post

NZXT killed it :D

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQVxweL0nGc

 

A well designed case, indeed.

 

Have a look at this:

 

http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=rotosub_anc_project


Edited by Szadzik - 7/20/13 at 11:13pm
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by Szadzik View Post

 

A well designed case, indeed.

 

Have a look at this:

 

http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=rotosub_anc_project

Interesting.

Thanks for sharing :D

post #25 of 27

I'm planning on selling my H100i and replacing it with a D14. I want my PC to be extremely quiet. The H100i fans aren't loud, it's the pump that stands out.

post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by OmarCCX View Post

I'm planning on selling my H100i and replacing it with a D14. I want my PC to be extremely quiet. The H100i fans aren't loud, it's the pump that stands out.

 

I havea Zalman low profile left over affter an HTPC case on mine and am planning on buying a D14 as well.

post #27 of 27

The NH-D14 is pretty good as it is, to me the ANC seems a bit overkill. But maybe there are cases where it can be useful, especially if your fan is outside the case (think liquid cooling).

 

In my case (NH-D14 in an Antec P280), there's noise only if the fans are at full speed (1500 rpm), which never happens. The cooling stabilizes at around 700-800 rpm, and you'll really have to put your ear close to the chasis to hear the faint whirring.

 

Also, it helps if you have atleast a single intake fan that creates positive pressure, and helps cool the HDDs as well.

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