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    ThermalRight XP-120 fan recommendation

    Well guys, what do you reckon? the loudest fan coming from the PC im about to build for a friend is the 21dB powersupply, and 2 other 18dB casefans. I need something that fits the bill along those lines, I was going to use the same 18dB Akasa 120mm amber casefans as on the case for the heatsink, but was just after any recommendations you guys have (preferably purchasable from Scan or Overclockers, I dont wish to break into another delivery charge )

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    the akasa should be fine, but for a little bit more, you can have some silenx 14dba fans from www.kustompcs.co.uk

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    What about a 120x38mm panaflo. Thats what I have on mine

    http://www.dorothybradbury.co.uk/

    with free postage too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alistair
    What about a 120x38mm panaflo. Thats what I have on mine

    http://www.dorothybradbury.co.uk/

    with free postage too
    Yeah I had a look at those before, they seem a bit noisy however, this guy is a silent freak. I wanted to use the Akasa Heatpipe Evo 33 cooler on the machine but he said that was too noisy

    Quote Originally Posted by Lu-tze
    the akasa should be fine, but for a little bit more, you can have some silenx 14dba fans from www.kustompcs.co.uk
    Ooh, those SilenX ones are nice, would you recommend those for case fans also? They sell the XP-120 also so I could save on postage

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    LOL I used to have a 92mm Vantec Tornado, so anything else seems silent by comparison

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    according to the manufacturers published stats, the silenx pushes more air than the akasa (58cfm compared to 44cfm) so they will be fine for the case. they also come with rubber isolation mounts to prevent vibrations resonating through the case, which is nice. they are a bugger to fit though.

    one consideration though is that some sources say they are difficult to fit on the thermalright heatsinks and that this can be overcome by filing away some of the corners of the fan. i'm not sure how true this is because my 92mm silenx fan fitted to my thermalright SI-97 with no problems at all, but be prepared to do a bit of modding just in case.

    with regards to the XP-120, make sure it fits the board you want before you buy as i have heard it can interfere with the RAM slots on some boards. check the manufacturers site for compatability tables.

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    On the Hexus review of the case Im using for all this, the Akasa Eclipse it says the Akasa Amber 120mm silent fans are great for it, so I might just stick with them. Already checked that it'll fit the mobo, I just wish I could use the Evo33 for ease of use, I think I still might. Case, fans and HSF (even though no window) will be colour co-ordinated then

    Still, even at the lowest setting (2000rpm) it only runs at 23.5dBA, two more 120mm casefans should provide adequate cooling, and he's getting a passively cooled 6600, still shouldnt be loud He's not intending to do any OC'ing either, so should be more than good enough. Havent ever really paid much attention to cooling before, mine was just stock parts except for a el cheapo CoolerMaster CPU HSF (s478) so I have no idea what to compare it to

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    SilenX, without a doubt
    Very very quiet.

    I have one on my XP-90, its a great combo.
    These heatsinks hardly need any airflow over them, they are amazingly
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    • YorkieBen's system
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    the dBa rating for the SilentX are exaggerated imo.

    the 80mm seems as loud of my 120mm akasa amber fan which according to manufacturer stats the 120mm should be alot louder

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