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Fri Mar 28, 2003 4:07 pm

What are some good case fans?
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Fri Mar 28, 2003 4:16 pm

It depends really. If you are looking for silent fans that still push a respectable amount of air, then the Vantec Stealth fans are absolutely amazing. Though only rated at 27 cfm, I saw no rise in temperature when I replaced my old 37 cfm fans with these. The fan is rated at 21 dB, so it is whisper quiet. I have four of these things in my box right now and may be getting a fifth one soon. :)
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Fri Mar 28, 2003 4:22 pm

i recommend anything panaflo. loud, medium, quiet. they've got them all at good prices too.
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Fri Mar 28, 2003 7:20 pm

All low RPM panaflo in my case. I highly recommend them as well.
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Fri Mar 28, 2003 7:40 pm

Panaflo L1A 80mm case fans are reliable and super quiet. I highly recommend them. Before you buy, be sure you check to make sure that they have either a 3-pin or 4-pin molex connector.

Tip: Stay away from cheap, sleeve-bearing fans as they wear out real quick.
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Sun Mar 30, 2003 1:44 am

Panaflo fans are the quietest and best quality case fans that you can get. I use them in all my cases and have never had a problem with them. The only thing to make sure of is that they are tailed with a power connector like nexus6 said.
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Sun Apr 06, 2003 8:30 am

i would go with vantec stealth fans great fans and the most important quiet ones see them at i also liked the looks of them ...

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Sun Apr 06, 2003 11:35 am

Vantec's Stealth fans are quiet. They do not move much air, either. :(

I prefer the Panaflo fans. What I really like are variable speed fans like the Y.S. Tech 80x25mm fan that you see at many stores for $8. Just turn the knob to balance your cooling needs versus your noise tolerance.
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Mon Apr 07, 2003 4:55 pm

if you can get your hands on a really cheap delta or something, they move a TON of air, and some of them have decent fin structure so a 7V mod will still provide enough power to move significant air
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Sun Apr 27, 2003 9:45 pm

Smart fan IIs are quite good, as the speeds can be controlled...

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