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Silent Fans in Australia?

Post by Slidax » Mon Jun 20, 2005 4:28 pm

Does anyone know of an Australian retailer who sells nexus 120mm fans or a good, cheap place to import them from overseas? This is for a zalman 7700 fan mod.

If that is too costly my only other option for silent 120mm fans is www.pccasegear.com.au who sell these 2 possibilities:

Panaflo 120mm fan, Low Speed, FBA12G12L
http://www.pccasegear.com.au/prod18.htm

SilenX 120mm Fan 14dBA
http://www.pccasegear.com.au/prod1682.htm
(i understand the silenx fiasco and that 14dba isnt correct but still...)

My plan is to run them at < 1000rpm because my board supports Q-fan. So are either of these fans OK? Will they work in the 7700 fan mod?

Thanks.

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Post by pangit » Mon Jun 20, 2005 5:55 pm

You can't get Nexus fans here :cry: I got mine by getting my brother to bring them over from UK when he visited me! :lol:

However, people seem to be having good results with the Turbine fans by Aerocool, available from http://www.coolpc.com.au
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Post by mathias » Mon Jun 20, 2005 7:37 pm

A tuirbine fan in a 7700? I'd like to see that, and hear about how well it works.

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Post by chylld » Mon Jun 20, 2005 8:03 pm

i live in australia and i get all of my fans from lownoisepc.com. small company run by a dude named Rod, he's really friendly and he only sells quiet stuff :D

i've bought 2 papst 4412fgl's off him, they're awesome low-speed 120mm fans and i think they'd suit your project well. they're a bit pricey but well worth it.

off topic, i bought 3 "arctic cooling arctic fan 3" fans off him and they're very impressive - more airflow and quieter than a japanaflo 80L.

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Post by one80 » Tue Jun 21, 2005 3:38 am

I've got nexus fans from endpcnoise.com in the US. THey only took a a couple of weeks to get here.

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Post by atomidude » Tue Jun 21, 2005 3:44 am

one80 wrote:I've got nexus fans from endpcnoise.com in the US. THey only took a a couple of weeks to get here.
how much did you end up paying for those two, including postage?

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Post by timmytimmytimmy » Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:17 am

I've sourced the GlacialTech Silentblade in Sydney. I got mine from Apus (www.apus.com.au) located in Kingsford (near UNSW- eastern suburbs) for $15. Search for it, theres threads on it.

Quick specs:
37CFM, 19dBA

9 blades :D
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Post by Slidax » Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:09 pm

atomidude wrote:
one80 wrote:I've got nexus fans from endpcnoise.com in the US. THey only took a a couple of weeks to get here.
how much did you end up paying for those two, including postage?
yes i would like to know too, on their site it lists USPS International for $11 and UPS Worldwide for $57.

I emailed them saying i am in australia and this is the response
For shipping, there are a couple different options, either USPS or
UPS. While UPS will cost a little more, they provide tracking #'s and
faster delivery service. For shipping costs, you will need to place the
items in your cart that you would like, and proceed to checkout. Shipping
will be quoted to you there.
but shipping it to Aus for only $11 sounds too cheap

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Aerocool turbine fans

Post by ckolivas » Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:12 pm

I just purchased an Aerocool turbine fan from http://coolpc.com.au. Here is my mini review: http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewto ... 9&start=58

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Post by chylld » Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:15 pm

Slidax wrote:...shipping it to Aus for only $11 sounds too cheap
yeh that does seem cheap. when i ordered a dvd from america (region-free of course) it cost US$20 for shipping! it was about the same weight as 1 or 2 fans, package size not too different either.

get a quote from them by email, i.e. get them to tell you in words how much it will cost. and then it'll be guaranteed :)

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Post by m0002a » Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:24 pm

USPS (US Postal Service) international rates are reasonable for light weight items. Fans are very light weight. As mentioned, no tracking on international postal, and probably more likely to be lost or stolen.

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Post by Webfire » Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:04 am

What about ordering Yate Loon D12SL-12s @tekgems.

They ship with USPS International Global Express Mail, it's not too expensive (At least for many fans). You also get a tracking number and email updates about your shipping status. Ordered there twice, first time 55 fans second time 70 fans. No problems.

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Post by Natronomonas » Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:16 am

re: the glacialtechs. (easily available in Aus).

http://web.aanet.com.au/web/DGBHome/Oth ... 120mm.html
My thoughts on the fan.


Enclosed in a case, I suspect they'd be good for a nearly silent CPU fan mod, but not silent.

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Post by jermaink » Wed Jun 22, 2005 7:54 am

Here's the only source of Papst fans in Australia I think:

http://home.iprimus.com.au/maslovsky/120mm.htm

The 4412FGL is supposed to be very quiet.

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Post by Natronomonas » Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:32 pm

jermaink wrote:Here's the only source of Papst fans in Australia I think:

http://home.iprimus.com.au/maslovsky/120mm.htm

The 4412FGL is supposed to be very quiet.
www.lownoisepc.com also sell the papst in Australia... $35. Couple of different speeds.

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Post by chylld » Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:41 pm

i think it's the same site :) lownoisepc.com is just the domain front-end for the address that jermaink gave.

took me a while to figure out hehe but you can always tell Rod apart from the others because he always ends his sentences with a comma instead of a full stop,

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Post by Slidax » Wed Jun 22, 2005 6:22 pm

ok i just placed an order for 2 nexus fans from endpcnoise.com
Total cost after exchange rate - around $56 (cheaper than the pccasegear.com.au option)

But i guess i'll have to wait and see what actually gets charged to my CC.

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Post by Shadowknight » Wed Jun 22, 2005 6:59 pm

Slidax - given the prices that that Australian retailer is charging, it is really sad that you have to order OVERSEAS to save money.

On the positive side, you should really be pleased with the Nexus. It's le-creme-de-crop for SPCR.
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Post by Slidax » Wed Jun 22, 2005 9:01 pm

The main reason i ordered from overseas was that they had the product i wanted.

If pccasegear or other AU shops had the product i wanted i wouldnt mind spending $10 more and get it from here without the risk of goods being lost in shipping.

Oh well, so long as they arrive in 1 piece im happy

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Post by timmytimmytimmy » Thu Jun 23, 2005 1:38 am

Yeah. WE don't get Nexus(es) in Australia.. Oh well I have my Glacialtech's they are a-okay.

And Acoustipack is in New Zealand too, which can be shipped to Australia..

I just don't think buying 2 or 3 fans from overseas is worth it.. Group buy:)
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Post by atomidude » Thu Jun 23, 2005 1:54 am

group buy, yeah, i would be in for two 120mm Nexus fans :)

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Post by timmytimmytimmy » Thu Jun 23, 2005 2:26 pm

Webfire wrote:Ordered there twice, first time 55 fans second time 70 fans. No problems.
Just out of curiousity, why so many fans?
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Post by atomidude » Wed Jun 29, 2005 4:53 am

we might get lucky fellow aussies:
http://www.nexustek.nl/latest_news.htm

14 April, 2005

"Distribution set up for New Zealand & Australia.

Krome Technologies established in Auckland in 2000 specializes in leading edge computer technologies. Krome now kicks off with the Nexus products and will handle distribution for New Zealand and Australia"

it seems the fans are available in NZ now, already sent an e-mail to Krome to find out when they come over :D

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Post by runcible » Wed Jun 29, 2005 5:20 am

atomidude wrote:Krome now kicks off with the Nexus products and will handle distribution for New Zealand and Australia"

it seems the fans are available in NZ now, already sent an e-mail to Krome to find out when they come over :D
Yeah but have you seen the price? After GST they're more than twice the price they are at endpcnoise.com. No idea what the delivery charge would be either.

Reckon we should start lobbying pccasegear.com.au to start importing them. Maybe if enough of us do it they'll realise there's a market?

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Post by timmytimmytimmy » Sun Jul 03, 2005 8:13 pm

I don't think I'll be buying any Nexuses anytime soon. I've spent enough money quieting my computer down :P Whats the price like?
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Post by ckolivas » Sun Jul 03, 2005 8:14 pm

By the time it gets to .au it's about 60 bucks.

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Post by Slidax » Sun Jul 03, 2005 8:47 pm

timmytimmytimmy wrote:Whats the price like?
$56.22 AU got charged to my creditcard for 2 x 120mm nexus fans. inc. $11 US for shipping.

that was about a week and a half ago, hopefully they will arrive by sometime next week (keyword 'hopefully')

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Post by timmytimmytimmy » Mon Jul 04, 2005 3:54 am

ckolivas wrote:By the time it gets to .au it's about 60 bucks.
err.. so it'd be 60bucks for a single fan?
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Post by ckolivas » Mon Jul 04, 2005 4:02 am

If you buy from Krome, yeah. From US it's half that according to Slidax.

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Post by Slidax » Mon Jul 04, 2005 8:22 pm

well they arrived today

packaging
http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/1294/packaging9ht.jpg

fans
http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/4946/fans0kb.jpg

so basically the total cost of each fan when you factor in shipping is $28.11
i guess it isnt too bad when a cheapish fan costs around $15 and a panaflo costs $35 here. australian distributors get your act together!

EDIT
i did the zalman fan swap and now i can hear my antec TPII and hard drives lol, ah well i think my computers quiet enough now

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