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Old 05-17-09, 03:58 AM   #2
Gaco
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Default Re: Recommend a good case fan.

I would consider myself knowledgeable after spending a a good deal of money recently for a silent upgrade for my PC (new case, cpu fan, gpu fan, case fans and motherboard)

Your first priority should be the Noctua NF-S12B. It's more expensive than Scythe in general, but it's the cutting edge in terms of silence and performance. However it launched little less than a month ago so it may be hard to find still.

If you cannot get hold of this, second priority is the Scythe Slipstream 1200 RPM with id code SY1225SL12M. If you get this, 'underclock' it to 800 RPM or remember to set BIOS settings to auto adjust fan speeds in silent mode if you can.

Finally just slightly behind the Slipstream on third priority is the Scythe S-flex series. Again choose the medium model and 'underclock' it for maximum efficiency and flexibility.

All of these fans are extremely silent yet very effective.
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Case: Antec P182 case + 3x 120mm Scythe Slipstream SY1225SL12M @ ~900 RPM
Motherboard: Asus P5Q Deluxe
CPU: Intel Core2 Q6600@3.3ghz w. Noctua NH-U12P
RAM: 4Gb Crucial Tracer PC-8500
Graphics: XFX Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition
Harddiscs: 2xRaptorX 150gb 10.000 RPM in RAID0
Soundcard: X-Fi Xtreme Gamer
Sound: Sennheiser HD600 Headphones + headamp
Keyboard: Logitech DiNovo Edge
Mouse: Razor Orochi
Monitor: Samsung 2232BW (22" 1680*1050)
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64bit
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