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    what 120mm fan to recommend?

    am after some 120mm fans for my server

    what do people recommend

    noise isn't too much of a concern, neither is LED lit

    cheers

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    Re: what 120mm fan to recommend?

    If you are truly not concerned by noise then just buy the cheapest one you can find.
    http://www.silentpcreview.com/article63-page1.html has reviews on various fans, their prime concern is noise, but it might give you some suggestions.

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    Re: what 120mm fan to recommend?

    Heard good things about Noctua fans. supposed to be really quiet

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    Re: what 120mm fan to recommend?

    I buy the cheapest 120mm fans available..i find they do as good a job as more expensive ones. (if noise doesn't bother you )
    I have 3 99p 120mm fans in my case and it's very cool (the temps i mean).

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    Re: what 120mm fan to recommend?

    @ webman, noctua are designed to be quiet, and at a premium price, not whats needed.

    @pipTheGeek, agreed

    If you want loads of cooling and dont care if it is REALLY noisy, then get something like this:http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/120mm...m-Ball-Bearing 190 CFM, but 59DB (for comparison the faster noctua is 48CFM @ 18DB)

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    Re: what 120mm fan to recommend?

    holy cow
    i might get one to give it a go

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    Re: what 120mm fan to recommend?

    Quote Originally Posted by asposium View Post
    holy cow
    i might get one to give it a go
    You could get 3 or 4 and make a hovering PC

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    Re: what 120mm fan to recommend?

    Hmmmm
    three for the hdd 4into3 caddies
    one rear
    two blow holes
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    two side panel
    i think then it might be a tad on the noisy side ... even for me

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    Re: what 120mm fan to recommend?

    lol, I actually laughed quite loud when I read the ...even for me. You forgot the two or three which you could attach to a CPU cooler, then you will struggle to breathe as all the air in the room is being sucked into the computer. And at £18 each they are not cheep. I would get this then:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/120mm...an-with-81cfm-!!!!

    £6 each so saved about £60 already and they are still faster than most @2400RPM, with ~80CFM, but allot quieter - 39DB.

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    Re: what 120mm fan to recommend?

    59db has got to be too loud. That is almost loud enough that if it was a work PC you would have to wear ear defenders!
    @will404 80CFM?!?! That is over 1CF per second! That means it could empty your average pc case of air in around 1 second!
    Maybe something less extreme is called for. Unless you (okay, I admit I want to try it) fancy the hovering PC?

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    Re: what 120mm fan to recommend?

    Quote Originally Posted by Will404 View Post
    ...... 190 CFM, .....



    As asposium so aptly said, Holy Cow.

    But unless he's trying to build a wind tunnel rather than a server case, that might be overkill. Still, it'd be good for sucking out any PC components that aren't bolted down as well as the hot air.

    The only thing I'd suggest is that instead of just buying the cheapest possible, to look for decent bearings. Cheap ones tend to have sleeve bearings that tend to dry out, gunge up and slow down or stop. I'd look for a decent brand (like Delta) and for ball bearings. They tend to last longer.

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    Re: what 120mm fan to recommend?

    I like Akasa Case fans, when I ordered my £10~£15 Zen case, I got like 3 fans with it, ventilation everywhere and a nice design for a good price.

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    Re: what 120mm fan to recommend?

    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    Heard good things about Noctua fans. supposed to be really quiet
    They're not as quiet as advertised.
    I have a Noctua 12 on my Noctua CPU cooler - it is quite loud tbh - however my mobo does insist on spinning it @1358rpm all the time !!!


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    Re: what 120mm fan to recommend?

    Quote Originally Posted by Will404 View Post
    lol, I actually laughed quite loud when I read the ...even for me. You forgot the two or three which you could attach to a CPU cooler, then you will struggle to breathe as all the air in the room is being sucked into the computer. And at £18 each they are not cheep. I would get this then:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/120mm...an-with-81cfm-!!!!

    £6 each so saved about £60 already and they are still faster than most @2400RPM, with ~80CFM, but allot quieter - 39DB.

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    If you want cheap high air volume air flow, I can fully recogmend these sharkoon fans, they move a heck of a lot of air However they are noisy but that's the trade off

    Depending on what your server is and how vital air flow is, I'd sugest ball baring over a sleeve baring.
    and you may want to consider LED fans
    ok that might sound odd but I've got a reason, simply that if a fan fails then the lack of light should show you stirght off if/which has died.
    I would also strongly sugest, dust filters and regular cleaning, haveing high air flow running 24/7 will collect a lot of dust.

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    Re: what 120mm fan to recommend?

    I recently bought a couple of Scythe Kaze Jyuni 1200rpm "slipstream" fans. Wanted something pretty silent and these fit the bill perfectly but still give good CFM performance. Were just £6 each too

    - Air volume at full speed (12V), CFM ±10% 68.5
    - Noise level at full speed (12V), dB(A) 24.0
    - Fan speed at full speed (12V), RPM ±10% 1200
    - MTBF 3.5 years

    I use one on the intake and 1 on the CPU cooler in my Cosmos case and my CPU temp rarely goes above 42degrees even under load. The whole system is very very quiet - about as noisy as my Shuttle in fact

    If you ain't so bothered about noise - they do a 1900rpm version too that pushes 110CFM with 34dba...

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    Re: what 120mm fan to recommend?

    i have heard many good things about the Scythe fans.

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