Scythe Slip Stream Slim 120mm quality/noise

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  1. Flogger23m

    Flogger23m [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I am thinking of buying the following Scythe Slip Stream Slim SY1212SL12H to use as a case fan:

    http://www.amazon.com/Scythe-Stream...7IJ0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1325736690&sr=8-3

    http://www.scythe-eu.com/en/products/fans/slip-stream-120-mm-slim.html

    Does anyone have one of these? If so how is the overall build quality and noise level? I do like having a quiet PC. Currently my PC is nearly silent at idle (it is winter, case is under desk on the floor about 3 feet from me), and I would like it to stay rather quiet at idle. Would this likely be too loud for keeping a rather quite PC?

    Case is an Antec Sonata 3.
     
  2. nsx241

    nsx241 Gawd

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    At 2000rpm any fan is going to be loud unless you have a fan controller.
     
  3. Forceman

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    I had some Ms, and they weren't bad, but the Hs are probably not going to be what you would call quiet.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I doubt my motherboard has more than one fan controller, so I might just pass on it for the time being.
     
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    If you put a 2000rpm fan on a fan controller to make it quieter, it is no longer going to be a 2000rpm fan. :p
     
  6. dawarmachine22

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    There are plenty of other 120mm fans for your case that are quieter. Unless you need the thinness of this fan, the 120mm x 25mm fans are much quieter in general and push more air.
     
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    An ultra thin fan like the Scythes are going to be high RPM and noisy to be able to compete with thick fans in CFM. Why these ones? You need thin fans?
     
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    I do need a thin fan as a normal Antec tri cool 120mm or Apevia 120mm won't fit.

    While I have this thread open, are there any normal width 120mm fans that are quieter than the Antec tri cool 120mm that create the same amount of CFM and also have a RPM speed controller?
     
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    You know the slip stream thin also comes in a 1600rpm and 1200rpm version. Also the Antec tri cool is a terrible fan. I have a ton of them that came with my antec cases.

    What part of your sonata is not giving you clearance to fit in a standard fan?
     
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    If the tri cool is terrible for noise/CFM, what fan should I be looking into? I would prefer one without an LED, though I honestly don't care. This would be a normal thickness 120mm that I can use to replace the rear case exhaust fan. I only have room for two 120mms inside this case, so if I can get something with similar noise and better CFM I would be interested in buying one.

    As for the thin 120mm, I would like to place it between my video card and my HDD bays as there is not enough room to fit a normal width one. As of now the only normal case fan I have is the tri cool in the back, and I usually run an Evercool Fox 1 slot cooler as well.
     
  11. Spare-Flair

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    Slot coolers are probably one of the most inefficient and noisy coolers in terms of CFM/dBA performance. I'd get rid of that. Centrifugal fans are used for situations where you want high static pressure, not volume of air moved.

    There are many fans out there with amazing silence and performance that will destroy any OEM case fan, especially Antecs. Check out Noctuas for example.

    I have a Sonata 3 in the basement collecting dust but it's a huge case. Why are you so constricted for fan size?
     
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    Ive got 3 of these in my case running as intake fans and they work great. They arent what Id call loud but you can hear them with no problem but I do have a total of 5 case fans running not to mention my CPU cooler and the power supply fan so I cant really tell ya how loud 1 or 2 would be.
     
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    Yeah, the noise of any fan of course depends on the speed that you run it at. The old triple speed fan from my old Antec Sonata is in my new case now as a root exhaust but I never turn that thing up pass the lowest speed because it's noisy compared to many better fans.
     
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    I have some (lower RPM models) that I boght to go with a radiator in a SFF system.

    They are quiet...as long as they are mounted vertically. Mounted horizontally they make a low "husky" noise which isn't bad, but it's slightly louder than vertical. Which is weird as they are sleeve bearings... It might be the way I had them (facing up) or a bad batch.
     
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    I am looking into the Noctuas 120mm, they seem to get good reviews but not too much CFM at the highest setting. I was hoping there was something that offered similar CFM to the Tri Cool 120mm but with less noise overall at all three settings, if that is even possible.

    The Sonata 3 isn't what I would consider a "huge" case though. Both the GTX 260 and HD 6950 2GB (Saphire duel fan) just barely fit in. My 560ti is shorter, though the 6 pin connectors are not mounted on the top so that rules out any normal width 120mm from fitting in it. At least I was unable to make my tri cool 120mm and Apevia 120mm fit with the 560ti.
     
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    Noctuas are great for people who are noise sticklers. Yate loons are also pretty good for the price
     
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    Thanks for the reply. Next time I place an order on Amazon I'll probably order one of those. I have no issues with my tri cool 120mm, aside from the noise when it is at full speed. I understand at that RPM it will be loud no matter what, but if the Noctuas offer the same CFM with less noise I will be happy.
     
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    I made research 1 or maybe 2 year ago and got slipstream 800rpm and 500rpm 120mm fans.

    Let me tell you at 500rpm this make no noise or wery nice low nice.

    I have them inside a Fractal R2 and can't hear them :)
     
  19. Forceman

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    Quiet sure, but at 500 rpm are they even blowing any air?
     
  20. af22

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    I own 2x 80mm, 2x 92mm, and 2x 120mm Noctua fans. They push a little too much air for my taste and I dont need them that noisy, so I run them all with the "low" setting, the "ultra low" setting is kinda useless.

    I have swapped out my 120mm Noctuas with Akasa Apache 120mm fans, I prefer these over the Noctuas as they are a tad quieter but still push out a lot of air. The main difference is that the Apache comes in PWM, and I can plug it directly into the motherboard and let the bios ramp up the fan speed.