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 Post subject: More fan questions
PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 11:24 pm 

Joined: Fri Jan 21, 2005 9:27 pm
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Building my first system (DFI Lanparty UT nF4 U-D, 3200+, Antec P160 case, ...) and am still confused by cooling. Want to keep the system as quiet as possible. Think that I need two (2) 120-mm case fans (one in front and one in back) and a 92-mm fan (along with Thermalright XP-90)for the CPU. But what fans?
Again, keeping in mind that silence is critically important, I was thinking about 2 Panaflo FBA12G12M1A and a FBA09A12M1A. Was not sure if the L1A models would push enough air? What do you think?
Do the M1 models come in a BX (speed (and noise) varies based on sensor of heat)? This would seem to be the best solution. I know that the H1 models do come in a BX version but they seem too loud at maximum speed (and I am not sure that I have read what noise level they produce at lower speeds--also do no know what the minimum and midlevel speeds even are). Not sure that I have seen M1 models in a BX version.
My power supply has "3 speed variable fan speed control" but if I understand correctly the M1A models are 2-pin fans and will not adjust speed even if I could figure out how to connect them directly to the power supply (which I do not know how to do yet) rather than the mobo. Is this true?
Does the fan depth matter (25mm vs. 38mm)?
Are there better choices than the Panaflo's (at a reasonable cost that is)??
Where do you purchase your fans?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 11:48 am 
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Get the Blue Enermax fans:

http://www.adpmods.com/case-modding/pro ... =19&page=1
http://www.adpmods.com/case-modding/pro ... =20&page=1

Anything over 30dBA is noisy. Personally, I would use even weaker 120mm case fans, like these:

http://www.bigfootcomputers.com/Merchan ... ode=700.44

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 4:49 pm 

Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2004 3:27 pm
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Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Thermaltake Thunderblades are also really quiet and move lots of air:

80mm: 27.8 CFM 21dBA
90mm: 37.5 CFM 21dBA
120mm: 78 CFM 21dBA


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