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Old 09-08-2005, 01:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need Suggestions on Quiet 80mm Fans

I recently bought a new computer which I just love (for now) except the thing is way too loud. There is a god awful 80mm on the back that is louder than the dust laden one on my 3 year old HP. So, I need some suggestions on what I should do. I am thinking either really quiet, reliable fans or maybe some variable fans that I could control in some way.

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Old 09-08-2005, 02:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The Vantec Stealths are quite quiet. They only make about 21dB which, as far as you're concerned, is silent.

They are also pretty good quality fans and you should get a good lifespan out of them. The only concern I have with the Stealths is that they dont move as much as air as their noisy counterparts. Perhaps 2 of these on the back of your case would make a good cooling solution.

You could also consider getting an aftermarket CPU fan and heatsink, which can be quieter than stock.

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