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 Post subject: Quietest 80mm fan?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:49 am 
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80mm fan needed. Must be very quiet but able to blow a nice amount of air. Any ideas?


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 Post subject: Re: Quietest 80mm fan?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:29 pm 
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BeQuiet Silentwings USC...and maybe the new Shadow wings and Darkwings.

Silentwings USC are better in my opinion than Arctic F8 and F8 pro, Zalman ZM-F1 FDB, Scythe Kama flow 2, Sharkoon Silent eagle SE and Coolink SWIF2...and that's all I've tested for the moment ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Quietest 80mm fan?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:37 am 
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Thanks for that


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 Post subject: Re: Quietest 80mm fan?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:12 am 
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Did you check the SPCR recommended list? I use Enermax Enlobal (which is not on the list, I don't think).

We used to use a lot of 80mm fans, but virtually all quiet computers these days use 120mm or 140mm. The reason is that a quiet 80mm (or 92mm) cannot blow very much air, by definition. If you find a quiet fan, and it does not keep things cool enough, then you may want to find another way to get it cooler -- to improve air flow through passive means like cutting out a fan grill, etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Quietest 80mm fan?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:19 am 
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A small addition : I've received a Nexus basic 80mm yesterday, a good fan, but in my opinion not as good as its 120mm brother, and not as good as the BeQuiet Silentwings USC.

In the past I used Enermax Enlobal fan too, but now I am not able to buy them anymore...


PS : Off topic, but I've learned that Nexus fan are made by 3 different factory, one for 80mm, another for 92mm, and a third for 120 and 140mm. Have someone ever try 140mm Nexus fan ?
PS 2 : No, I'm not a BeQuiet fanboy :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Quietest 80mm fan?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:29 am 
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Lithium466 wrote:
A small addition : I've received a Nexus basic 80mm yesterday, a good fan, but in my opinion not as good as its 120mm brother, and not as good as the BeQuiet Silentwings USC.


The Nexus 80mm used to be my insta-buy quiet 80mm fan, but the more recent ones I've used haven't been good at all (those with the white fan blades). Which is a shame.


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 Post subject: Re: Quietest 80mm fan?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:37 am 
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Mmm...do you know if the PWM version behaves better ? I know 120mm PWM is not that good, but I think 92mm PWM is smoother at low speed than 92mm "basic" (or my 92mm basic is a bad one) :?:


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 Post subject: Re: Quietest 80mm fan?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:38 pm 
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Recommended list is dated isnt it?


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 Post subject: Re: Quietest 80mm fan?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:38 am 
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I purchased a few Yateloon 80mm fans for ITX/MATX builds. They're decently quiet, cheap when using 5V/7V trick. Truth be told, I can hear clicking noise if I listen to it very closely(probably 10mm), but it's noiseless when assembled in case.

I don't think it's wise to invest lots of money on 80mm fan when 120/140mm is modern trend...


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 Post subject: Re: Quietest 80mm fan?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:48 am 
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But the case i am using only has room for an 80mm fan for side cooling


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 Post subject: Re: Quietest 80mm fan?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:05 am 
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I like the Enermax Enlobal 80mm fan:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999199

And here's the Nexus:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835610004

I think either one will be quiet. If they don't move enough air, then cutting out the grill and using a wire one, and/or opening up the intakes of the case, should be helpful both for better cooling and making it quieter.

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 Post subject: Re: Quietest 80mm fan?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:21 am 
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What mobo are you using? Does it hace 4pin pwm connectors?

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 Post subject: Re: Quietest 80mm fan?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:54 pm 
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Lithium466 wrote:
Mmm...do you know if the PWM version behaves better ? I know 120mm PWM is not that good, but I think 92mm PWM is smoother at low speed than 92mm "basic" (or my 92mm basic is a bad one) :?:

I have used the 80mm PWM Nexus fan. Think it is called the "Real Silent Case Fan." It was this real annoying hum or maybe growl would be accurate. I would not recommend this fan.


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