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    What's the best 120mm fan around?

    by this I mean most CFM for least DBA as the one in my case(not the one on the processor but the one at the back of the case extracting heat) is noisy and tempremental so I want to know which fan can move the most cfm but at the lowest DBA. What is the crossover point?

    Basically, I want a fan as quiet as possible but moving a good amount of air.
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    Re: What's the best 120mm fan around?

    I like the Yate Loons. If you want something a little slower than that, there is also the Nexus (pretty much the same thing, but operates at lower RPM for the same voltage). The Scythe S-Flex, available in various speed is apparently just as good, though I've not tried them.

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    Re: What's the best 120mm fan around?

    Nexus silent fans have very good reputation for being silent

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    Re: What's the best 120mm fan around?

    I'm quite happy with the Coolermaster LED fans, seems to give a decent draught without being auidble.

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    Re: What's the best 120mm fan around?

    I've used the Yate Loons and the Scythes and they're both good fans and quiet ! Yates are best value though i reckon !
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    Re: What's the best 120mm fan around?

    the Xcilence Redwing is the best on paper AFAIK.

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    Re: What's the best 120mm fan around?

    Somebody I trust suggested this fan:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=396709

    I use a pair of Sharkoon 1000's which are extremely quiet / silent. Unfortunately they don't move much air, but no low RPM fan moves much air really. For my CPU fan, I use a Yate Loon SL (the low speed fan), and its great. I think its similar to the Sharkoon - maybe a db or two more, but pushes slightly more air.

    I expect the other Yate Loon fans (the medium and high speed ones) are very good too. Although, for my next fan, I'm going to try the one I linked above. It seems like it might be the best fan in terms of volume vs air flow. Although its worth noting, that even the best fan in the world in terms of air to volume ratio, might not be suitable for everybody, just because its a low speed fan.

    p.s. Never trust the specifications listed on the websites. (For fans). They almost always lie.

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    Re: What's the best 120mm fan around?

    I have been a Panaflo guy for a long time! They rock!

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    Re: What's the best 120mm fan around?

    I'm still happy with my 5 year old Vantec Stealth fan. I'll probably get more soon.
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    Re: What's the best 120mm fan around?

    Using 3 Scythe S-Flex in my case at the moment, 2 1200 rpm in the case and a single 1600rpm on the CPU. I cab hardly hear a thing out of my case and it keeps my Q6600 at a nice temp

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    Re: What's the best 120mm fan around?

    Yate loons are generally acknowledged as being the best for the price.

    silenX fans are pretty good on paper, but ther are seriously expensive.

    I use sharkoon silent eagles, very quiet, and look nice too
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    Re: What's the best 120mm fan around?

    S-Flex are the best i've used. Sharkoon are a close second.

    Coolermaster LED fans are quiet but not silent like the other two.

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    Re: What's the best 120mm fan around?

    I use AcoustiFan and you know what, they drone.... not loud but annoying and a noise that seems to carry through the house, it's weird.
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    Re: What's the best 120mm fan around?

    Yate-loons are the cheapest and therefore the best Well, they're good and quiet for the price, chilledpc sell them, otherwise they're fairly hard to get in the UK - the nexus fans are supposed to be slowed down yate-loons with better quality control; a couple of the YL's I've received have been rather noisy, but most are good especially when slowed down using something like speedfan.

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    Re: What's the best 120mm fan around?

    Quote Originally Posted by V|per View Post
    Yate loons are generally acknowledged as being the best for the price.

    silenX fans are pretty good on paper, but ther are seriously expensive.

    I use sharkoon silent eagles, very quiet, and look nice too
    Are silenX actually as good as they claim, Im looking for some 120mm led fans for my new case and out of all the fans ive come across the silenx seem to be the quietest while still being able to move a good amount of air. Has anyone had any experiecne with them at all?

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    Re: What's the best 120mm fan around?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clockwork_Killa View Post
    Are silenX actually as good as they claim
    Basically, no - if you trust the folks at SPCR (I've not tried them, but I doubt the reports in SPCR would be far off). Most would agree that their claims are utterly unrealistic, and their claims are blatant lies than mere embellishment.

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