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    mini mod question - quiet cpu cooling

    CPU fans - quiet ones...panaflo right?
    this one by akasa...24.26dB, is that quiet?
    original plan was for 80mm quiet fan (panaflo) with a 80-60mm adaptor onto the current metal fin-thingy over the cpu...sound plan?
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    I got a vantec stealth 120mm on a normal heatsink with a 70-80mm duct and a 80-120mm duct on top of that. That's quiet. If you can fit it in your case.
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    Quiet fans + adaptors.. No.
    No.

    Just doesnt work.

    If the fan had the abiility to push the same amount of air into/though a smaller space then that extra pressure would also allow it to push more air without the smaller space. The fan would be worse with the adaptor.
    If you must do this, the best way is two of the same fan doubled up. This wont push anymore air than normal with no heatsink/adaptor, but it would double the amount of pressure it can push in turn making any loss of pressure not affect flow rate.

    Doubling up fans does not double the niose. Instead its more like 3db increase (as db is not linear) and as the fans make nioseat the same freq. its much less noticable than two different fans.

    Costs more though... and 24.26db isnt particually quiet either.. I would be aiming for below 19db.. but you can always 7v it...

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    If you can get hold of them - GlaicialTech are brilliant, so quiet

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    24db isnt super quiet but it isnt too bad imo

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