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Quietest 80mm quality fans?

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Calavera

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Dec 27, 2000
Location
Pasadena, CA
I'm trying to make my comp really quiet. I was thinking of replacing the 80mm fans in my case with more quiet ones.

I don't have a clue when it comes to fans so help me out here please. =)

I need recommendations on what's good and where to buy them. thanx
 

nightowl

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Jul 21, 2002
Location
N.E Scotland
I have just finished making rig#2 in my sig silent. I am using Papst 8412 NGL 80mm fan (4 pin) (FG-003-PA) fans in my psu and on my heatsink.

Specs :
Sintec Sleave Bearing for ultra-quiet operation
CFM = 19.4cfm
RPM = 1500
dBA = 12
Dimensions = 80x80x25


These things dont make a sound I was amazed! I got them from www.overclockers.co.uk.
 

nightowl

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I am sure a quick google search will turn something up I put the model name/number there so you could check it out :D
 

Lord Moreira

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Location
U.S
Search no more...
Vantec stealth fans ;)
and cheap cheap to :)
www.bestbyte.net
I just have 5 of them :D
1-top
1-side
2-back
1-front
plus cpu fan with 60mm to 80mm adapter all bought @ that store
They have the best prices in the US for cooling stuff!!!!!
i can't hear my computer anymore.
I actually fell asleep in my room this week with the rig on,
and earlier today i powered if off accidently thinking it wasn't on.
and it was in standby mode :p
i'll get used to it beleive me
:beer:
cheers
 

Lord Moreira

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By the way ...
U did say quality right???
How is lifetime warranty for ur *** :p
:eek: Thats what i said
peace!
 

eli

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Dec 9, 2001
Check Svcompucycle for some great deals on fans. I do tons of business with them, and they are great. And BestByte.net ain't bad either.
 

Lithan

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Oct 24, 2002
Location
PA
Just shopped at Bestbyte... they had alot of quiet fans. Nothing with an amazing cfm to noise ratio though. I think that 12dBA from UK beats anything they've got... But they did have something like a 21cfm 19dBA for a couple bucks. I think it had balls too (hehe. I mean ballbearing of course)
 

hellrazrblade

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May 29, 2002
Location
H town or Tulsa
nightowl said:
I have just finished making rig#2 in my sig silent. I am using Papst 8412 NGL 80mm fan (4 pin) (FG-003-PA) fans in my psu and on my heatsink.

Specs :
Sintec Sleave Bearing for ultra-quiet operation
CFM = 19.4cfm
RPM = 1500
dBA = 12
Dimensions = 80x80x25


These things dont make a sound I was amazed! I got them from www.overclockers.co.uk.

if you want quiet, do NOT go with sleave bearings. they're quiet for a little while then get louder as they wear out. go with ball bearings
 

SemiCycle

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Jun 14, 2002
Location
Hampton Roads. VA
I've been using 80mm CoolerMaster fans in my system for a number of months now, and they work great. I even use 3 of them to cool my heater core. I also have 2 intakes and 2 exhaust fans.

They are dual ball bearing fans with part number SAF-B82. Here are the other specs....

80 x 80 x 25
Rated Voltage - 12v
Input current - .15A
2500RPM
26dB
Input power - 1.80W
 

azehof

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Aug 28, 2002
Location
UK
nightowl said:
I have just finished making rig#2 in my sig silent. I am using Papst 8412 NGL 80mm fan (4 pin) (FG-003-PA) fans in my psu and on my heatsink.

Specs :
Sintec Sleave Bearing for ultra-quiet operation
CFM = 19.4cfm
RPM = 1500
dBA = 12
Dimensions = 80x80x25


These things dont make a sound I was amazed! I got them from www.overclockers.co.uk.

Cus I'm big on quiet and AX-7s are getting cheaper, I just wondered what kind of temps you get with that fan?