lets talk fans

disturbed13

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okay im looking at fans
and im in a bit of a hard place
on one hand i found thisEnermax Magma
and on the other is this Koolace 120mm x 25mm
here are my limits for a fan
DC Power: 12V (at 5v)
Air flow: more then (more the better) 29CFM
Loudness: less than (more the better) 41d(B)a
 

GhostGT

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The Enermax is quiet, yet moves a decent amount of air.
The Koolace is louder, yet moves double the amount of air the Enermax does and costs half the price.

It honestly depends on what you really want to do.

Looks: Enermax
Performance: Koolace
Noise level: Enermax
Price: Koolace

Oh, and I think you meant (less is better) for Loudness in your post. ;)

Cheers,

Chris
 

disturbed13

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The Enermax is quiet, yet moves a decent amount of air.
The Koolace is louder, yet moves double the amount of air the Enermax does and costs half the price.

It honestly depends on what you really want to do.

Looks: Enermax
Performance: Koolace
Noise level: Enermax
Price: Koolace

Oh, and I think you meant (less is better) for Loudness in your post. ;)

Cheers,

Chris
your right on the less is better
blasted fingers got too slap happy

anywho
im going to use these in a multi media project that i will liquid cool
so thats why im torn
and i will use 6 of them
but forget that last statement

the 120 mm fan in my pc is 33 dBa
so im really leaning toward the koolance ones
for the dBa and the CFM that it has over the Enermax
you wont be able to see them so looks isnt that important right now anyhow
 

Cabbs

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You can't always trust manufacturer ratings. The 32.8 dB rating could be from any distance they want. Any fan at 2600 RPM is gonna be loud.
 

i want a laptop

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Are you kidding? 30 dBa? To me that is screaming! I got some Scythe Slipstreams in the mail, 10.7 dBa...silence is where it's at for me.
 

Tommy Boy

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You can turn the bigger fans down and flow the same amount of air as the smaller fans and it'll be quieter. The bigger the fan the better in my opinion.
 
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