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Posted · Original PosterOP

My pc right now is pretty loud, so I'm looking at getting some new case fans to make it quieter. I'm looking at getting two 140mms in the front and two 120s in the back. I'm also probably gonna get an nh-d15 in the near future. My case has two pwm fan connectors (for CPU fans) and three case fan connectors, and I already have a pwm fan hub, so I'm thinking that I could use the fan hub to plug the two (future) noctua and into and then get one pwm and three voltage controlled fans for the case so that I can control all of them. I know noctua fans are pretty quiet while having pretty good airflow so I was thinking about getting some of those, but are there any quieter ones out there that perform almost as good as noctua fans?


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scythe gentle typhoons? (jk)

 

arctic f12's are super underrated and only cost a fraction of the noctuas.  very quiet fans.


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Cougar fans are extremely quiet in my opinion and move a ton of air for case fans. 


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11 minutes ago, Vizzion said:

scythe gentle typhoons? (jk)

 

arctic f12's are super underrated and only cost a fraction of the noctuas.  very quiet fans.

 

10 minutes ago, Captain Chaos said:

BeQuiet Silentwings 2 or 3 would be the first that come to mind.  I'm also fairly impressed with the 140mm Fractal fans that came with my R5.

 

10 minutes ago, legacy99 said:

Cougar fans are extremely quiet in my opinion and move a ton of air for case fans. 

 

8 minutes ago, light-v said:

I would say Be Quiet fans are generally quieter that Noctuas but they are slower but look way better imo

Looks like bequiet might be a good option... I've also heard of NoiseBlocker fans and that they're pretty quiet, but I don't know much about them. Do you guys know anything about em?


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beQuiet SilentWings 3

Corsair ML series (quiet at lower RPMs)

Noctua almost anything (ugly)

NoiseBlockers are good but pretty expensive from what I've heard


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Just now, Shiv78 said:

beQuiet SilentWings 3

Corsair ML series (quiet at lower RPMs)

Noctua almost anything (ugly)

NoiseBlockers are good but pretty expensive from what I've heard

They're all about $20 a pop (including noiseblockers). Which one would you recommend? Judging by what I've seen noctua probably isn't the best option even though I don't care that much about aesthetics but I'm not sure whether I want be quiet or noiseblocker now.


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4 minutes ago, airdeano said:

hey doc, you can wait for a newegg sale for these at $9.99

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200068

Are they as good as the others I've been looking at?


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1 hour ago, DocSwag said:

They're all about $20 a pop (including noiseblockers). Which one would you recommend? Judging by what I've seen noctua probably isn't the best option even though I don't care that much about aesthetics but I'm not sure whether I want be quiet or noiseblocker now.

One thing I've noticed is that Noiseblockers are very popular as PSU fan upgrade for but I'm not sure why

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28 minutes ago, light-v said:

One thing I've noticed is that Noiseblockers are very popular as PSU fan upgrade for but I'm not sure why

Lol. Though I don't feel like bothering with my psu so... :D

 

If it was up to you though, would you get the be quiet or noiseblockers? I think I've ruled out the noctuas and corsairs so it's just up to those two.


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24 minutes ago, DocSwag said:

Lol. Though I don't feel like bothering with my psu so... :D

 

If it was up to you though, would you get the be quiet or noiseblockers? I think I've ruled out the noctuas and corsairs so it's just up to those two.

The placebo is strong on me for the be Quiet and I like the way they look tbh both are great performers so it comes down to personal preference 

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22 minutes ago, light-v said:

The placebo is strong on me for the be Quiet and I like the way they look tbh both are great performers so it comes down to personal preference 

I gotta say I like the look of the silent wings 3s better as well so I think I'll get them. Thanks for the help!


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I use Corsair SP120 silents, I have 3 so it's not noticeable but if you're playing games with speakers or headphones on you can't hear them. I'm playing Battlefront and can't hear them at all. That's with GPU and CPU fans on. They're also plugged straight into the PSU so no fan curve. I didn't have the slots on my MB.

 

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19 hours ago, Vizzion said:

arctic f12's are super underrated and only cost a fraction of the noctuas.  very quiet fans.

They aren't nearly as quiet as Noctuas. They're decent value fans but aren't amazing.

19 hours ago, Shiv78 said:

beQuiet SilentWings 3

Corsair ML series (quiet at lower RPMs)

Noctua almost anything (ugly)

NoiseBlockers are good but pretty expensive from what I've heard

ML's aren't nearly as quiet as the others listed if low noise is the main objective.

19 hours ago, DocSwag said:

Are they as good as the others I've been looking at?

Hyperboreas are a good and quiet option at $10. Their static pressure oriented design has them better suited for rads more so than for case fans though. If you can spend a bit more, they're outshined by Noctuas or BeQuiet!'s.

What case are you using? If you're using a NH-D15, sticking with NF-A14's for a similar sound signature is probably a good idea.


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3 hours ago, WoodenMarker said:

They aren't nearly as quiet as Noctuas. They're decent value fans but aren't amazing.

ML's aren't nearly as quiet as the others listed if low noise is the main objective.

Hyperboreas are a good and quiet option at $10. Their static pressure oriented design has them better suited for rads more so than for case fans though. If you can spend a bit more, they're outshined by Noctuas or BeQuiet!'s.

What case are you using? If you're using a NH-D15, sticking with NF-A14's for a similar sound signature is probably a good idea.

Currently got a corsair spec 03 I think and a hyper 212 evo. I'll probably be upgrading to something like a D15 in the future, though I'm still not 100% sure on what I'll be upgrading to for my cpu cooler.


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8 hours ago, DocSwag said:

Currently got a corsair spec 03 I think and a hyper 212 evo. I'll probably be upgrading to something like a D15 in the future, though I'm still not 100% sure on what I'll be upgrading to for my cpu cooler.

The NH-D15 shouldn't fit in the Spec 03 with the 212 Evo just barely fitting.

Is the only reason you're getting a new cooler for lower noise?


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3 minutes ago, WoodenMarker said:

Is the only reason you're getting a new cooler for lower noise?

If so just get a new fan like a SilentWings 3 or a quieter cooler like the Dark Rock


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22 minutes ago, WoodenMarker said:

The NH-D15 shouldn't fit in the Spec 03 with the 212 Evo just barely fitting.

Is the only reason you're getting a new cooler for lower noise?

Mostly yes, though also because I'm looking at upgrading my GPU soon and want to get a bit more OC out of my CPU (currently can only reach 4.6 and that's at almost 80C; hoping for 4.7 or maybe even 4.8 once I upgrade it).


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42 minutes ago, DocSwag said:

Mostly yes, though also because I'm looking at upgrading my GPU soon and want to get a bit more OC out of my CPU (currently can only reach 4.6 and that's at almost 80C; hoping for 4.7 or maybe even 4.8 once I upgrade it).

Without swapping cases, your best option is probably a NH-U12S http://pcpartpicker.com/product/wjmLrH/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhu12s

or the Scythe Fuma if you can get your hands on one. 

 

PW2's would be good for case fans.

http://pcpartpicker.com/product/fkCwrH/be-quiet-case-fan-bl046

http://pcpartpicker.com/product/4GsKHx/be-quiet-case-fan-bl047

 

Redux's are good if you want a bit more airflow:

http://pcpartpicker.com/product/8r9KHx/noctua-case-fan-nfp14sredux1500pwm

http://pcpartpicker.com/product/W4XfrH/noctua-case-fan-nfs12bredux1200

 

If you want to the quietest option, NF-S12A's: http://pcpartpicker.com/product/BgvRsY/noctua-case-fan-nfs12apwm


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1 hour ago, WoodenMarker said:

Without swapping cases, your best option is probably a NH-U12S http://pcpartpicker.com/product/wjmLrH/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhu12s

or the Scythe Fuma if you can get your hands on one. 

 

PW2's would be good for case fans.

http://pcpartpicker.com/product/fkCwrH/be-quiet-case-fan-bl046

http://pcpartpicker.com/product/4GsKHx/be-quiet-case-fan-bl047

 

Redux's are good if you want a bit more airflow:

http://pcpartpicker.com/product/8r9KHx/noctua-case-fan-nfp14sredux1500pwm

http://pcpartpicker.com/product/W4XfrH/noctua-case-fan-nfs12bredux1200

 

If you want to the quietest option, NF-S12A's: http://pcpartpicker.com/product/BgvRsY/noctua-case-fan-nfs12apwm

You're kidding me... My case doesn't support the d15 or other large air coolers.

 

Maybe it's time for a case upgrade :/. Thanks for helping me realize this before I bought a d15 or other large air cooler and realized it doesn't fit...


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5 minutes ago, DocSwag said:

Maybe it's time for a case upgrade :/. Thanks for helping me realize this before I bought a d15 or other large air cooler and realized it doesn't fit...

Try an AIO then, it will save you the $70ish or probably more you would need for a bigger and better case


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22 minutes ago, Shiv78 said:

Try an AIO then, it will save you the $70ish or probably more you would need for a bigger and better case

Eh, I'd prefer an air cooler since they're quieter and whatnot. I was thinking of a new case anyways since the cable management isn't the best in this one, there's no PSU shroud, and IMO it's a bit ugly :D.


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