Quiet 120mm fans


Tong Family Blog: Gigantic Fan. Well, I finally put the XP-120 into a machine and it was indeed big. Still need a bunch of 120mm gigantic fans. The Globe is hard to find and mnptech.com doesn’t carry it anymore :-0
So here is a new listing. “Sharky Forums”:http://www.sharkyforums.com/showthread.php?s=9df064fe0a0738b846800c5006cdd5c4&threadid=259758 has a good list of fans which I’ve cribbed. I did get the Nexus for $15 (yikes), so I’ll have to try that.
1) Panaflo 120mm Medium speed Fan from “Coolerguys”:http://www.coolerguys.com/840556001096.html but it is quite noisy at 35dBA
Dimension 120 x 120 x 38mm
Air flow 85.5 CFM
Noise level 35.5 dBA
Speed 2100 RPM
Bearing Hydro Wave
2) Enermax Blue 120mm Fan w/ Speed Control from “Frozencpu”:http://www.frozencpu.com/fan-33.html for $16 with fan control or “Coolerguys”:http://www.coolerguys.com/840556035015.html at $15, it is very quiet and most flexible IMHO. It is also called Tek-Chain.
Dimension 120 x 120 x 25mm
Air flow 63 – 94.9 CFM
Noise Level 24.6 – 30.1 db
Speed 1800 – 2300 RPM
Bearing Type Dual Ball Bearing
3) Globe 1202512L not found on the web and it says 34dB, but I find it very quiet, so there you go.
Dimension 120 x 120 x 25mm
Air flow 67.28 CFM
Noise Level 34.0 db
Speed 2000 RPM
Bearing Sleeve Bearing
4) 120mm Nexus Quiet Case Fan $16 from “Endpcnoise.com”:http://www.endpcnoise.com/cgi-bin/e/nexus120mm.html but it is very low flow as a compromise since it only spins at 1000RPM
Dimensions 120x120x25mm
Airflow 36.87 CFM
Speed 1000 RPM
Noise Level 22.8 dB
Bearing Sleeve Bearing