Quiet case fans

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  1. fanatic

    fanatic BC2 needs more barrell roll

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    i hear the panasonic panaflo's are good, i just ordered 2, one 80mm and one 92mm, ill let you know when i have them installed by friday.
     
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    I've got a Nexus 92mm for my CPU (yeah, yeah) and I swear it's virtually silent. I have to open my case to hear it, and it's an extremely soft whirring sound rather than anything high-pitched. $15 here in Canada.
     
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    $12.95 USD http://www.endpcnoise.com/cgi-bin/e/nexus92mm.html

    it's quiet because its 1500RPM:) but it only pushes 27CFM:(

    i bought a 60mm dynatron, it pushes 38CFM's @ 6800RPM lmao!!!! but at that speed it's hella loud. i run it at 5%, and even under hours of load i cant go over 43C. 10% power when it gets over 100F outside, otherwise im getting ~32C lol.

    5% power is silent, past 7% its audible throughout the room, 100% you can hear standing outside my house next to bedroom window. lol i love it.

    would recommend panaflo as well.
     
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    the Ultras and Enermax fans are good. I stay away from the panaflo
     
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    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    why? they make one of the best fans out there. Their hydro-wave bearings, are like a modified sleeve bearing fan, Its quieter than a ball-bearing fan, and lasts just as long if not longer.
     
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    you do realize that ball bearing > sleeve bearing, right?

    better than ball bearing is roller bearing.
     
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  9. crontab

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    If you opt for panaflo's opt for ones made in Japan instead of China.
     

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