Cheapest Quiet Decent PWM 120mm Fans

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  1. legcramp

    legcramp [H]ardForum Junkie

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    What are your thoughts on the CHEAPEST, quiet, and decent fan? It doesn't have to blow a lot of air (probably around 40cfm).

    I built my HTPC and purchased a "PWM fan controller" to control 4 yate loons medium speed fans that I purchased almost a decade ago. I didn't read enough reviews and thought the controller would be able to control non-PWM fans but it does not.

    Thanks!
     
  2. pendragon1

    pendragon1 [H]ardness Supreme

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    pick 2 of those and then hit the newegg search
     
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    seriously, you are asking for cheapest, quiet and decent in the same sentence.
    Quiet and decent wont be cheap
    cheap and quiet wont be decent
    cheap and decent wont be quiet
    .....

    if you want quiet and decent, buy noctua, it wont be cheap.

    Just my point of view.
     
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    Arctic F12 PWM are a decent low cost fan .. not the best but for about $5 each they are not bad.
     
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  7. legcramp

    legcramp [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Thanks doyll, those look like they'll fit the bill for the 5-pack @ $5 a pop.

    pendragon1, I don't think those are PWM fans though but thank you.
     
  8. Eric1285

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    I'm running 4 of the Arctic F12 fans since they're what came with with the Liquid Freezer 240 I bought. They're not bad, but I'll be replacing them with Corsair ML120's soon - have had them sitting here for months, just too lazy to sleeve them.