What are the most quiet 120mm and 92mm fans?

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What are the most quiet 120mm and 92mm fans?

Post by RaNDoMMAI » Wed Feb 04, 2004 2:08 pm

I checked the reccomended section and the only fan that is not 80mm is the PC P&C Silencer 92mm

I was looking for quiet 92mm and 120mm

I'm thinking panaflo for both.

but which model for 92mm? the FBA09A12M or the FBA09A12H ?

How about the 120mm?

also, where do u guyz buy ur fans from? the only place i found was www.svc.com

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Post by dukla2000 » Wed Feb 04, 2004 2:48 pm

May I recommend the Search feature - there is a link just below the Ads as well! :lol:

For 120mm comparison includes
4 fans evaluated - 120mm
Anyone for tennis? 120mm fan comparison
in the results.

Me I get my 120mm fans from Kool 'n Quiet - especially useful if you can get to the Computer Fairs they attend to save P&P.
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Post by RaNDoMMAI » Wed Feb 04, 2004 3:02 pm

man i am dumb, sorry for not looking first.

I did a search for 92 fans

I was only able to find this thread and it didnt really help me that much

http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewto ... ghlight=92

So from reading the other threads. the panaflo 120mm does not start up on 5v?
the only real good one is the papst one but it cost alot.

from what i have read(which isnt much) the only good panaflo 92mm is the panaflo L1A but u have to undervolt it.

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Post by dukla2000 » Wed Feb 04, 2004 4:25 pm

The 120mm comparison search on Fans & Controls also turns up
SilentHardware.de tests 57 fans
At 92mm the Papst only comes second :) (and again 'wins' at 120mm)
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Post by RaNDoMMAI » Wed Feb 04, 2004 8:04 pm

do all the papst fans click? or only the 80mm?

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Post by lenny » Wed Feb 04, 2004 11:28 pm

Some folks think highly of Acoustifans. The only 120mm fans I've owned are Panaflo FBA (M1BX) and FBK (L1A), the case fan that came with the Sonata, and a Delta fan that I picked up by accident (9.6W!!). Ignoring the Delta, the rest are noisy at 12V, especially if there is something close to the intake. At 5V they're still not exactly whisper quiet.

I have a 92mm L1A. I find that there is a buzzing noise at low voltage. The 80mm L1As don't seem to have this problem. May be my sample.

BTW U > H > M > L when it comes to airflow and noise for Panaflos. More airflow = more noise. So FBA09A12H is the high speed version. If you want lowest noise for a 92mm Panaflo, look for FBA09A12L. See Panasonic's web site for more details than you probably want to know (google for Panaflo).

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Post by davidstone28 » Thu Feb 05, 2004 3:57 am

I wonder if MikeC is going to add some 120mm fans to his recommended list?

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Post by Tobias » Thu Feb 05, 2004 5:23 am

Evercool makes 120mm aluminium fans that is very high cfm (and thus sounds ALOT at 12v). However they undervolt very good and are very quiet between 3.8-5v depending on if you have the possibility to undervolt that far (which you usually have if using software like speedfan). I have tested three different Evercool 120mm fans and they have all displayed the same characteristics.

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Post by luap » Thu Feb 05, 2004 6:09 am

I second the evercool 120mm recommendation. I run mine with
zalman fan mates @ 5v. they start everytime, no bearing noises,
no clicking noises, just air being expelled from the case noise. at
12v they are way too loud, at 5v they are acceptable. mine are rated
at 2000rpm at 12v, motherboard monitor reports approx 1050rpm @
5v. Reaction to noise is subjective-you may prefer a quieter lower air volume fan, and accept clicking/buzzing. I'll go for the steady air noise
with no clicking/buzzing. these fans when undervolted yield a good balance of acceptable noise level and case cooling.

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Post by Ralf Hutter » Thu Feb 05, 2004 6:36 am

RaNDoMMAI wrote:So from reading the other threads. the panaflo 120mm does not start up on 5v?
Not from my experience. I've used a lot of 120mm L1A Panaflos and every one has started at 5V 100% of the time. The only Panaflos I've ever had that didn't start at 5V were a couple of 80mm L1As.
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Post by RaNDoMMAI » Thu Feb 05, 2004 11:41 am

thx guyz
I will most likey buy panaflo fans since i alrdy have 3 80mm and i am very happy with them, maybe papst for 120 tho, who knows, maybe even the evercool

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Post by jafb2000 » Fri Feb 06, 2004 5:24 am

The Panaflo 120mm is 120x38mm, which is very deep and more static
pressure can involve more noise. The Papst 4412FGNL is 120x25mm,
and quite good - variable - and the NMB 4110KL-04W-B10 is very good
and more consistent than the Papst, with smoother bearings.

5V is a bit low for some fans, so case-by-case testing.
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Post by miTchy » Tue Mar 02, 2004 12:40 pm

does anyone know where i can get either the Papst 4412FGNL or the NMB 4110KL-04W-B10 in the uk?
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Post by jafb2000 » Tue Mar 02, 2004 12:45 pm

www.farnell.co.uk or www.rswww.com

The Papst will be the cheaper solution for you in the UK.
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Post by miTchy » Tue Mar 02, 2004 12:46 pm

thank you.
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Post by JVM » Tue Mar 02, 2004 2:02 pm

Be aware there are 2 versions of the Papst 4412:

4412FGL - no rpm monitoring

4412F/2GL with rpm monitoring
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Post by aston » Tue Mar 02, 2004 2:04 pm

Anyone know where I can get the Papst in Canada?
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Post by jafb2000 » Tue Mar 02, 2004 2:26 pm

Yes, "/2" on the end of a papst designation means tacho output,
where Papst choose to make it available (production is variable).

Be aware Papst is moving under it's "real" name EBM, or EBM-PAPST
depending on what locale you are in. Papst isn't a sub-division, but
it was used as a segment name for the smaller fans (v 400mm EBM).
Shouldn't affect searches or component nomenclature for a while.


Fortunately we are some way off a 400mm CPU fan :-)

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Post by DG » Tue Mar 02, 2004 2:32 pm

Anyone for Enermax UC-12FAB ?

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Post by zuperdee » Tue Mar 02, 2004 3:58 pm

In case you are interested, may I recommend this excellent thread of discussion about 92mm fans.

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