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Looking for quiet case fans

by shuhbonkboo / May 25, 2005 12:32 AM PDT

Specifically 80mm and blue LED. Right now I have 2 Aspire stock fans that came with my Aspire case. I can't hear the outtake but the intake is incredibly loud. What do you guys recommend? Thanks.

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It's becoming accepted that...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 25, 2005 1:14 AM PDT

Lightup fans are generally a bad idea if quality is your goal. Take a look at to see if their quiet items look to be what you want.


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by shuhbonkboo / May 25, 2005 3:42 AM PDT

Ok I'll look into that site.

I found out that my fan has these specs:
Air Flow: 32.4 cfm
Fan Dimensions: 80 x 80 x 25 mm
Noise Level: 25dBA
Power Connector: 4 Pin
RPM: 2500 rpm

I saw some fans that have 20dBA. Does that extra 5dBA make a big difference?

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(NT) (NT) Yes. The scale is exponential!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 25, 2005 3:51 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks
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Outtake vs Intake
by shuhbonkboo / May 25, 2005 10:26 AM PDT

Are outtake fans always going to be quieter than intake? I have a 120mm outtake that is 35.48dBA and when I unplug the loud 80mm fan and put the side case back on, it's really quiet.

So if I get a 21dBA inttake side fan to replace the loud one (25dBA), will it be quiet?

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No. Noise is noise. Quiet would be less than what you note
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 25, 2005 10:57 AM PDT
In reply to: Outtake vs Intake
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What if I do this?
by shuhbonkboo / May 26, 2005 3:46 PM PDT

I moved the 2 loud fans to the front of the case and I was thinking about getting 2 quieter fans for the side and top. Is that too much for a 430W PSU? I have 2 CD drives, 1 Floppy, 1 HD, and video & sound card.

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Then you ask.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 26, 2005 9:04 PM PDT
In reply to: What if I do this?

Is it quiet enough for you?

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I guess I have to pass on that.
by shuhbonkboo / May 27, 2005 1:22 AM PDT
In reply to: Then you ask.

The fans are still too loud. Guess I'll just leave them in there if I ever change my mind. I guess it wouldn't be so bad if the computer was on the ground instead of a foot away from me.

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