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120MM Case Fan Advice

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Xplorer4, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. Xplorer4

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    Need to pick up some new intake and exhaust fans for my case(Mozart TX). Looking for good air flow but something quite at the same time. I picked up 2 Scythe fan a few years back and found it moved a ton of air but was extremely quiet. I could only hear it if I put my ear right next to it. It was a 21E and 21F. Sadly they dont make these models anymore so I figured I would see what brands/models you guys like for this situation?
     
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    If he doesn't notice this, sammoris is a good guy to speak to.
     
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    Back when I used to frequent here daily, Sam(and KillerBug) were both great guys to speak to on *anything.* I actually pmed them on the matter awhile back but sometimes thing's don't work out and now I have no choice to pick up some new fans...then again I can afford to pick up new fans now. :p
     
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    Sam actually has a couple of fans listed over on his spec page, e.g

    Scythe SFF21F 120mm 1600rpm

    I have a couple of these and they're not bad
    http://www.ebuyer.com/138586-xilenc...ence120?utm_source=google&utm_medium=products

    which are also stocked on the quietpc website.

    Specs listed say that the Xilence is:
    Noise level at full speed (12V), dB(A) 21.2

    Whereas Scythe 21F is:
    Noise level at full speed (12V), dB(A) 28.0

    So take from that what you will!

    Edit: I didn't even notice that Sam's listed fan is the discontinued fan you're talking about in your OP - my bad.

    They're not expensive, might be worth ordering a Xilence and seeing how you find it then.

    For comparison, a more recent Scythe fan (updated 21f perhaps) would be
    http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/acc/026/sy1225sl_detail.html

    Noise level supposedly 24db for the 1200rpm version.
     
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