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    120mm fan recomendations

    Looking for a couple of large quiet fans for a box i'm building to house my PC/server

    Built most of it already, its a 600x600x300mm box made from 18mm MDF bepending on how it does cutting down the sound i might line the insides with carpet. I just need something to get some air flowing. It isn't a hot PC, Athlon mobile 2200 or something (can't actually remember exactly what it is), with a bunch of drives.

    I'm thinking one or two 120mm voltage limited fans would work well. i'll also put filters over them to stop the box willing with dust.

    thanks for any suggestions

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    120mm yate loons a 7V will shift a reasonable amount of air, in near silence.

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    the 1200rpm Coolermasters are pretty quiet even at 12V & once they're under 1000rpm even quieter (doh!)

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    im using arctic cooling fans, they work extreemly well and rnt to loud at all! and ive got them on full wack
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    I second a recommendation for the Yate Loon fans. I have a medium speed blue led and a slow speed black. The medium speed starts at around 4.5v. Both are quiet, especially when undervolted.

    Also consider Aerocool Turbine fans - I have modded a couple of psu's with these.

    The Aerocool 140mm Streamliner isn't as quiet as the 120mm fans from what I read. It does come with a fan adapter - 120mm to 140mm so it is only 20mm deep.

    I have a old 14dba 120mm SilenX - IMO avoid the SilenX fans. Not sure about the newer ones though.

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    another for the yate loons from fleabay. great for case fans, reasonably quiet and pretty cheap. only thing i dont like about them, is the fact that they dont fire the air directly forwards, instead they fire it outwards, meaning that the dead spot is absolutely huge. as ive said before, it may just be the batch i have.
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    Akasa Amber fans are very good, so are the New Sharkoon 120mm fans, I think Scan stock both, more info about the later soon as they are pretty new
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    akasa ambers are just yate loons cast in a different plastic IIRC. And yes, the dead spot is huge on them, but theyre thing enough to get away with a decent size shroud.

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    Sharkoon over akasa every time.

    Much quieter, better design. Same principle a golf ball uses i've forgotton the physics term. But they're very quiet, i much prefer them to the akasa i have. They also come with rubber fixing bolts as well as self tappers. £5 for 8cm, £7 for 12cm not bad imo
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    Coolermaster fans are pretty good, they are extremely quiet no doubt, esp when they run at 800rpm at 8v.. pushes enough air and the bling bling light are just totally 'out there'..

    Akasa ambers are pretty good as well, got one yesterday.. tho Im pretty dissapointed that it isnt pushing enough air compared to my coolermaster at 8v..

    I also have a Thermaltake fan, which is as loud as hell but pushes ALOT of air over my hard disks.. my HDD never went past 20C even on seriously heavy thrashing... even louder than my X1800XT..
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    Quote Originally Posted by herulach
    akasa ambers are just yate loons cast in a different plastic IIRC. And yes, the dead spot is huge on them, but theyre thing enough to get away with a decent size shroud.
    The Yate Loons most people recommend are the sleeve ones. I believe the Akasa are the ball bearing ones? If so, they must be louder but more reliable?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus
    Sharkoon over akasa every time.

    Much quieter, better design. Same principle a golf ball uses i've forgotton the physics term. But they're very quiet, i much prefer them to the akasa i have. They also come with rubber fixing bolts as well as self tappers. £5 for 8cm, £7 for 12cm not bad imo
    Have you got the Sharkoon 120mm fans or just the 80mm ones?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyen
    Coolermaster fans are pretty good, they are extremely quiet no doubt, esp when they run at 800rpm at 8v.. pushes enough air and the bling bling light are just totally 'out there'..
    Where did you get the Coolermaster fans from? Can I pls have exact model/link?

    Thanks all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amjedm
    Have you got the Sharkoon 120mm fans or just the 80mm ones?
    Bought the 80mm ones for a case, then replaced the 120mm akasa on my rad with one!

    In short, wouldn't buy anything else. Airflow isn't that great, but sound wise, they are the dogs naughty parts
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    Quote Originally Posted by amjedm
    Where did you get the Coolermaster fans from? Can I pls have exact model/link?
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    my brother uses coolermaster fans and i do agrre, they are nice and quiet.
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    I'm hoping to order one of the Coolermaster fans although I've read that the clear plastic isn't as good as the black plastic.

    Having said that though my Yate Loon medium speed LED fan is as good as the low speed black fan.

    Thanks for the information guys.

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