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Old 03-09-2004, 02:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What's the quietest, best performing CPU fan out there?

I have found a few that seemed to be usable for overclocking/high-end systems that are only about 22-28 dba, but they are almost always around $50 USD. I am open to other suggestions. Or if you have any input on any of these, please tell me!

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My vote would go to the Thermalright SLK series with the fan of your choice. I recommend a Vantec Stealth myself (if noise is the concern).
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I've heard good things about the vantec fans.
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best and quiet dont go in the same sentence together...but if you want the best fan...in my opion its the 60mm delta...i used one...so have a few of my friends...we put one on our processor and dropped it 20 degrees...its also makes a good case fan...kinda on the loud side...so you might want to invest in a fan controller if you decide to get a few...good luck
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Vantec Stealth - 22db for an 80 mm fan
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Vantec stealth huh? well havent heard of them before sorrie :P
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i dont have quiet but best is the vantec tornado. my computer is slightly overclocked and im no expert builder but the highest my cpu temp has ever hit under load is 43 degrees celsius. seems pretty good from what i understand and im sure someone more experienced at building than me would get better results with the same hardware.
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By far, the best 80mm fan out there is the CoolerMaster Blue 80mm Neon LED Fan, Model "TLF-R82".

Very cool blue glow, on top of ultra quiet and effective air movement with 25 DBA and a 32 CFM. Only $7.99 form newegg.com I believe.

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I realize my post above my be a bump off topic, so my apologies. Just an alternative suggestion.

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