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Which fan option would be better?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm stuck choosing the fans for my pc. I want something silent that pushes enough air trough my case, but I don't know which one to choose. 
My options are: the Noctua NF-F12, the bequiet! Shadow Wings 120mm and the Corsair Air Series SP120.

 

Or should I go for something else?

 

The case I have right now is the Corsair Carbide 88R. For extra info, I want to cool my I5 3350p with the Cryorig M9i cooler, and my GTX 1060 AMP! 6gb 

 

 

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dont know about the shadow wings, but omg not the SP120. They are deafening under high speed, but weak under low speed. Bad


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Noctua fans triumph over the rest for performance, the BQ Shadow Wings are nice for quiet operation, and then the Air Series SP fans are budget options.


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Here's a google sheet with a ton of fans.

I'd recommend anything from Noctua, BeQuiet!, or NoiseBlocker.

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Imbellis said:

If 140mm fans fit, I'd strongly recommend going with them over 120mm fans.

Those listed below are 140mm fans:

Here's a google sheet with a ton of fans.

I'd recommend anything from Noctua, BeQuiet!, or NoiseBlocker.

140mm sadly doesn't fit. I'm stuck with 120mm. Still better than a 90mm fan
But thanks for the google sheet!
And it's just tough (at least for me) to pick between Noctua and Be Quiet. Both say they are silent, but I'm not entirely sure how silent they are. Plus I don't have a lot of money to spend, yet I want something that can replace the stock 120mm fan from the case, won't be loud, but will still preform decently.
 

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These Noctua P12 Redux fans are on the more affordable side (At $14 each). You'd need to adjust the fan curve down a bit for silence but should still move quite a bit of air at full speed without being too loud.

If you're looking for even cheaper, there's the PW2 Bequiet! (At $10 each). Again, the same thing applies about the fan curve.


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SP120's are noisy. NF-F12's perform better than SW's but aren't as quiet. Are these the only options available to you? If not, what's your budget? Can you link us to where you're shopping?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
22 minutes ago, WoodenMarker said:

SP120's are noisy. NF-F12's perform better than SW's but aren't as quiet. Are these the only options available to you? If not, what's your budget? Can you link us to where you're shopping?

Not my only options, I just think those are "the best" from my past knowledge
And the store isn't in english, I think, but I'll link it anyways on the fan section

https://www.mlacom.si/racunalniska-oprema/ventilatorji-in-pribor

I don't really have a budget since I'm saving up on my cash. But once I get some I'll buy at least 3 good quality fans
as long as a singular fan doesn't cost like 30 or above each..

 

I'm not looking for RGB fans or anything fancy, I just want good preforming, mostly silent fans.

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37 minutes ago, MAT0S0 said:

https://www.mlacom.si/racunalniska-oprema/ventilatorji-in-pribor
I'm not looking for RGB fans or anything fancy, I just want good preforming, mostly silent fans.

Slipstreams are good: https://www.mlacom.si/ventilatorji-in-pribor/scythe-slip-stream-sy1225sl12lm-p-120mm


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