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Thread: Best 80mm case fans




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    Ok i am seeing lots of posts on heatsinks, to keep the cpu cool. But i am more concerned about the general airflow on my system. My case has 7 2050rpm fans. I wanted to do a little upgrading on the fan part. Currently what are the best case fans available, and what alternatives are the best (special exhaust ect.)?

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    ThermalTake Blue side window case
    7x 80mm fans 2050 rpm
    MB i875P 5P1A4D IC7 ABIT ATX
    CPU P4 2.4CGHz 800M 478P/512K HT RT
    DDR 2x256 MB TWINX 512-3200LLPT COR RT
    KB LOGITECH|OPTICAL DESKTOP BLK
    FD 1.44MB MITSUMI
    CPU FAN INTEL P4 SPARK7+ A1715 RT
    CDRW LITEON 52X32X52X LTR-52327S BK
    ETHRNT LINKSYS|LNE100TX 10/100 v5.1
    MAXTOR 160gb 8MB Cache
    FX 5600 Ultra
    19in CRT View Sonic w/ ultra bright

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    What are the characteristics you are looking for? High CFM, low noise? Ball bearing or sleeve bearing?

    EDIT: RPM isnt the only factor in how effective a fan is.

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    Whichever will deliever the best over all cooling. Noise doesnt bother me too much.
    ThermalTake Blue side window case
    7x 80mm fans 2050 rpm
    MB i875P 5P1A4D IC7 ABIT ATX
    CPU P4 2.4CGHz 800M 478P/512K HT RT
    DDR 2x256 MB TWINX 512-3200LLPT COR RT
    KB LOGITECH|OPTICAL DESKTOP BLK
    FD 1.44MB MITSUMI
    CPU FAN INTEL P4 SPARK7+ A1715 RT
    CDRW LITEON 52X32X52X LTR-52327S BK
    ETHRNT LINKSYS|LNE100TX 10/100 v5.1
    MAXTOR 160gb 8MB Cache
    FX 5600 Ultra
    19in CRT View Sonic w/ ultra bright

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    ThermalTake Tornado?
    CPU: Opteron 165 @ 311x9 - 2817.8 mhz - 1.47v
    Mobo: Abit KN8-SLI
    RAM: 2x512 Crucial Ballistic Tracers500 @ 202 mhz 2-2-2-5 T1
    GFX: Asus EAX1950pro @ 648/1408
    PSU: Thermaltake 500w
    SC: Audigy 2 zs
    LCD: 22' Samsung 225bw
    Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 Ultra
    Mouse: Logitech G5

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    I have the Enermax and Antec versions of those UNEEC cases which are very similar and I find 34cfm BB fans give the best compromise between good airflow and quiet operation.

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    Well, I just installed two dual ball bearing Thermal Take fans (from Xoxide). The 60mm was $8 and pushes 21CFM at 28dB, and the 80mm was $7 (although I shoulda gone with the 92mm, GAH that pisses me off, anyways :mad: ) and pushes 37 CFM at 30dB. They have a good CFM/noise ratio, however I still find them a little too loud, I think I'm going to buy two zalman fan mates to turn them down a bit. I guess if you dont care about noise a tornado is the way to go, but that would drive me insane (55dB). I'm really looking into silent cooling for my next case (lots of vantec stealth fans?). Anywho, I think thermal take makes a good fan. But research each fan and see what ya like best. Good luck, : peace2: Mista K6
    Modified Dell 8200 Case:
    -400MHz FSB i850 Intel mobo
    -P4 Williamette Socket 478, 1.9GHz
    -768MB 16-bit PC800 RDRAM
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    -7200 RPM Maxtors: 60GB (2MB) on mobo and 160GB (8MB) on ATA/133 PCI Card
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    Rock on : peace2: , MiStA K6

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