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Default Anyone here familiar with SilenX 120mm Blue LED fans?

These Ixtrema fans are supposed really quiet (14d dba) and still move a good deal of air (58 CFM), i'm thinking of picking these up instead of the 3 speed Antecs, but haven't seen any reviews, are these fans any good?
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Their specifications are a lie, their not even close to 14 dba. If your looking for some fans, let me know what your looking for an i can help you out

Edit: Well actually i should say a lie, what they do is, they have false advertising, they do make only 14 dba, but only at the lowest amount of voltage, and they do push 58cfm, bu tonly at 12v, and at 12v, its more like 30 somthing dba.
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SilenX fans are overrated - I had (unfortunately) bought a couple of their 80mm fans some time ago, they were as noisy as the cheap Enermax fans which I wanted to replace... If you're looking for a good (in terms of price/performance/noise) fans - look at this thread (it mentions some good 120mm fans in 3rd post):
http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=929824
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Thanks for the warning about these SilenX fans. When searching for case fans for my system i wanted to find a blue LED fan that would have a good balance between the amount of air it moves and the noise it produces. This is why i settled on the Antec Tricool, i like the idea of a multispeed fan so i can change speed depending on system temperatures. I was also considring the Yate Loon D12SL-12 blue LED fan, which is supposed to be one of the quitest fans ever and Thermaltake A2018, which is a multispeed fan like the Antec but louder. There aren't that many blue LED fans to pick from, but if you guys want to suggest something else i'd appreciate it.
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yate loon is your best bet, its not the best of the best, but considering the low price it gives a great over all performance.
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I'm not really concerned with the cost that much, i think the Yate Loon is only 2-3 bucks less than Antec, since i plan to get 5 fans thats 10-15 bucks difference. Let me ask you this question, lets say i get the Yate Loon, you think it will provide sufficent cooling for my system, everything will be going into Silverstone TJ09-BW case?
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Yup, I have the same case and I'm running pretty quiet fans in it and it does a pretty decent job of keeping it all cool.
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I see, thanks, i'll get the yate loon then, see how it goes.
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