the evercool looks alright...to be honest, i don't have a case that would fit one, so i've never even looked into them. I guess120mm seems to be my area of knowledge4DoorGTZ said:
I'd give the AeroCools a try if they weren't LED. The Evergreen looks awful.4DoorGTZ said:
One said 16 dB, and the other is 19.6 dB, does that mean 140 mm fan are usually more quiet than 120 mm fan, because the blade is bigger, so they don't need to rotate as much?4DoorGTZ said:
well many many times the DB rating has been shown to be not even close. They are very very pricey, and they tend to develop alot of chatter.Dark Prodigy said:Many people here in these forums hate SilenX. They are too damned expensive and most people think their db rating is bunk. With that said, I have 3 120mm 64cfm 11db fans in my case at full speed continuously, 1 case and 2 in push/pull config for my watercooling setup.
The only sound that comes from my case are from my rather grunty 74gb Raptor HDD's. My temps are kept at a nice 36 deg and below even with no AC, and I'm in So Florida.
SilenX are they best noise to performance fans on the market IMO.
Honorable mentions: YateLoons for quiet performance, Sunon for high performance.
as a very general rule...larger fans can spin at a slower rpm, producing the same cfm at less noise.Happy Hopping said:One said 16 dB, and the other is 19.6 dB, does that mean 140 mm fan are usually more quiet than 120 mm fan, because the blade is bigger, so they don't need to rotate as much?
Something else, on that same page, the Aerocool Silver Lightning Silent White 140mm LED Fan - Sleeved is over 30 dB, but this fan and the other 3 appears to be the same fan. So I don't understand why the big difference in dB
Well, its finished. Some good - Some bad newsdtess17 said:i'll be looking forward to seein them.
the only reason to use a speed controller is to be able to lower the rpms for the louder fans, i doubt any are going to let you push your fan beyond 12v unless you do some moddingTemplar_X said:lol, fine by me, but 1 video card must be worth a whole lot of NB fans
how much more cfms do you think I can get from this NB-XL2 fan with a speed controller?
I'm pretty sure it is the same fan. at 12v it is way too loud for me. I think it's somewhere in the 35dba range. once i hooked up the connector and dropped it to 7v the noise level was slashed. i'm pretty happy with that. i don't even think i'll need the 5v.MC FLMJIG said:I just bought the swiftech premium and thought the same....
it is the same fan correct? At full 12v it is louder than the SFLEXthat pushes the most air. However at the same dba (using my own ears) that is tolerable to me the Delta im assuming pushes MORE air. Could it be that is becasue of the rounded blades?
I don't like Sflex' at all.
no doubt that yate loons are great fans...i think they are much quieter than 28dba also.qdemn7 said:Well I just replaced my 2 Nexus B&W fans with 2 Yate Loons, and couldn't be happier. The Nexus were super quiet, but just didn't move enough air. The YLs, move much more air and I can barely tell the difference. When you can get then for less than $4 a piece in quantity I don't see any reason to buy anything else.
the only thing i don't like about the loons is the molex connector... i like the three pin better.maverick777 said:I have 4 Yate Loons running full speed in my stacker. The ONLY think I can hear is the fan from my power supply. So much for being one of the quietest PSU, my case is even quieter