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Old 11-07-2006, 10:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm trying to find good 80mm case fans with not-bad airflow and not too loud(28+dBA). I'm not sure which manufacture for fans is quality vs. non quality.. Anyways I actually found some and was wondering if I could get some opinions on which one I should go for, or "look" better for a quality+performace manufacture?

ANTEC:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835209009
VANTEC:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999602
ARTIC COOLING:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186109

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if you really want LEDs then go with the artic cooling fan. but it depends on whether you want red or blue LEDs.
Personally i would go witht the vantec. it will get better airflow and should be quieter. its only 21 DBA.
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if you want good airflow, quiet, and non-LED... I use these...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999071
they are good for more "ambient" airflow, than a "powered" air flow. I keep my house quite cool, hence I don't need the power behind the air... I just need the flow... I also use these... a little more power, and of course a little more noise, but not much...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999073

I have multiple systems, hence the 6 pack, but they work quite well and are not really that loud...
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Thanks for the replies, it helped me make my decision.
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