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Looking to replace noisy case fan

  1. I have a computer case and it has this pretty blue lite fan in the front but the down side is as of recently it makes a lot of noise. A ton on boot up and then it calms to about half the noise but none the less still loud. I'm looking to buy a replacement, hopefully one that is silent, problem is that I don't know the first thing about PC case fans, how to replace them, how to tell which is a good replacement. I also don't know what kind of case I have so I can't look it up and just figure out the fan size that way.

    Help would be appreciated.
     
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    Fans are really a 'you get what you pay for ' proposition. The key is in the bearing type. sleeve,rifle,ball FDB (fluid dynamic bearing) HDB, etc. generally if you wnt quiet, choose one that is not a 'hyper fan' in that it moves a massive amount of air, or one that comes with a controller so you can adjust the speed a 120 mm fan for example will typically move arounfd 45-60 CFM. For longer life stay away from 'sleeve' bearings.
     
  3. ComputerGod91

    ComputerGod91 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 68

    Um... You lost me. So is there a way to replace the fan with a quieter one that isn't as loud but doesn't move less air? Or am I stuck with the one I have?
     

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