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    Hey,

    I'm on the lookout for a couple of silent, but cheepo fans. I was going to try ebay, but I changed my mind as the noise level from fans that cost 40p will not sound pretty. I actually have a couple of 80MM fans myself, but there not the fastest things in the world, and when they are, their pretty loud.

    I've got around £10-£15 to spend on fans. I heard you could use pantihose as a cheap solution for filtering dust... Good idea?
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    Avoid 80mm fans if space permits

    Get the Yate Loon d12sl-12 120mm (the low speed Yate Loon 120mm fans). They've got pretty good air circulation for their noise (very quiet), and are cheap (but good).

    and yes, the cheap method is pantyhose stretched over your fan. It works, but explaining to the girlfriend why she has none left is always interesting (protip: buy cheap stuff from a supermarket/primark etc)
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    (Original post by White Zenith)
    Avoid 80mm fans if space permits

    Get the Yate Loon d12sl-12 120mm (the low speed Yate Loon 120mm fans). They've got pretty good air circulation for their noise (very quiet), and are cheap (but good).

    and yes, the cheap method is pantyhose stretched over your fan. It works, but explaining to the girlfriend why she has none left is always interesting (protip: buy cheap stuff from a supermarket/primark etc)
    The case has two 80mm rear slots, one side 120mm? slot (for the GPU) and one on the front of the case, which is a definite 120mm. My idea was to have the side and the front blow air in using 120mm fans, and use the two 80mm slots to exhaust out.

    Good to know I can use pantyhose, lol, I actually walked through a market today and saw a couple of packs for a quid. I'll probably use them.

    Any ideas where I can find fans that are decent within the budget though? Thanks!
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    (Original post by Marviee)
    Hey,

    I'm on the lookout for a couple of silent, but cheepo fans. I was going to try ebay, but I changed my mind as the noise level from fans that cost 40p will not sound pretty. I actually have a couple of 80MM fans myself, but there not the fastest things in the world, and when they are, their pretty loud.

    I've got around £10-£15 to spend on fans. I heard you could use pantihose as a cheap solution for filtering dust... Good idea?
    Get some scythe slipstreams (the 1200rpm ones are damn quiet for a start and still move an awful lot of air)
    Or if you must use filters, you'll find that a set of sharkoon fans will get air through the filter more effectively (it's due to the dimpled blades and their turbulent wake, but I really cba to explain).

    You can get fans pretty cheap off amazon, also ebay can be quite decent if you're searching particular makes, but it's very hit and miss.
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    Thought you were talking about guns :P
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    (Original post by Liam 09)
    Thought you were talking about guns :P
    What makes you think I'm not?
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    Try some Xigmatek 120mm fans or these Yate loons http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=41117, they're reasonably quiet and pretty cheap. Ofc, if you had £15 per fan I'd get Sharkoon Silent Eagles.
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    (Original post by Mrfantastic)
    Try some Xigmatek 120mm fans or these Yate loons http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=41117, they're reasonably quiet and pretty cheap. Ofc, if you had £15 per fan I'd get Sharkoon Silent Eagles.
    I just got 3 of them for £18.21 off amazon.
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    (Original post by TShadow383)
    I just got 3 of them for £18.21 off amazon.
    Opps, I meant Sythe gentle typhoons.
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    (Original post by Mrfantastic)
    Try some Xigmatek 120mm fans or these Yate loons http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=41117, they're reasonably quiet and pretty cheap. Ofc, if you had £15 per fan I'd get Sharkoon Silent Eagles.
    Yate loons... Alrighty then. I've added two of those to the basket. Total £11 including delivery. Is there anyway to select free delivery? Or combined delivery? Because I still need 2 more 80MM fans.
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    (Original post by Marviee)
    Yate loons... Alrighty then. I've added two of those to the basket. Total £11 including delivery. Is there anyway to select free delivery? Or combined delivery? Because I still need 2 more 80MM fans.
    I don't think so. Even if you have a account with free del enabled, it's min purchase(without del charge) of £20.
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    28dBA is quite a lot for 47CFM of airflow.

    If you want to go "silent" either of these would be better:

    http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=40817

    http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=19866
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    (Original post by TShadow383)
    28dBA is quite a lot for 47CFM of airflow.

    If you want to go "silent" either of these would be better:

    http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=40817

    http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=19866
    Never tried the Gelid Wing fans, heard that they have lacklustre static pressure.
    The Xilence fans were reviewed by Bi-tech a while back as:
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    Xilence Red Wing 120mm

    UK price (at time of review): £6.84 (inc VAT)
    US price (at time of review): $9.99 (ex tax)
    The Xilence Red Wing spins at 1,400rpm and is rated to produce 68cfm at 21.2dBA. While our tests produced different results – an airflow reading of 52cfm and sound pressure reading of 28.6dBA – the Red Wing is still worth considering due to its reasonably powerful airflow and sub-30dBA sound pressure.
    I'm recommending Yate Loon's because I've never had a problem with the sound or airflow wise.
 
 
 
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