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    80mm x 80mm x15mm silent fan

    Hi

    Looking for a decent 80mm slimline fan for my NAS chassis. The fan it came with emits a faint ticking sound that is anoyying the hell of me. Any recommendations for a silent but decent airflow fan 15mm thick appreciated. The fan is housed on a plastic door and keeps the HDDs cool so no chance of using a standard 80mm fan

    You can see pics here if interested: http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-hardwa...ml#post1861042

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    Re: 80mm x 80mm x15mm silent fan

    no idea of quality but a quick google seach kicked out this:
    http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/...65&cat=0&page=

    edit: Out of stock, sods law really
    Last edited by circuitmonkey; 28-01-2010 at 10:28 AM. Reason: stock level

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    Re: 80mm x 80mm x15mm silent fan

    Quote Originally Posted by circuitmonkey View Post
    no idea of quality but a quick google seach kicked out this:
    http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/...65&cat=0&page=

    edit: Out of stock, sods law really
    I saw those. The SilenX fans are aptly named if the X means "not" as they are far from silent. In fact someone claimed they arrived at the dbA figurers they quote by running the fans in one room, shutting the door and measuring the sound in another room!

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    Re: 80mm x 80mm x15mm silent fan

    Ideally I'd like to get a Sanyo Denki Petit Ace 80mm x 80mm X 15mm fan but they are not easy to get hold of in the UK

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    Re: 80mm x 80mm x15mm silent fan

    Okay now sorted - found some Yate loons at Aquatuning and a Hiper on Amazon

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    Re: 80mm x 80mm x15mm silent fan

    I know im late but one of my favourite tricks is the 7 volt mod
    if that doent work then i get a fan
    Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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    Re: 80mm x 80mm x15mm silent fan

    I don't think the 7 volt mod will fix it - its already spinning very slowly but is such a badly made fan that it ticks over with a soft but never ending ticking sound...... there is a problem with the quality of the motor/bearing everything really.

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    Re: 80mm x 80mm x15mm silent fan

    was worth a shot lol
    Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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    Re: 80mm x 80mm x15mm silent fan

    I have the hiper blue led one and the fan works well but 2 of the leds have gone out.

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    Re: 80mm x 80mm x15mm silent fan

    Thanks, not really getting it for the LEDs though.

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