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Molex Fans
07-20-2013, 05:16 PM,
Star  Molex Fans

I've recently built my gaming PC and I attached some cheap fans on the case for cooling . The temperature is fine , but the noise is very annoying.

So is there a way to lower the fan noise? Or should I change the fans, if so then what quiet 80mm fans do you recommend ?

07-20-2013, 07:40 PM,
RE: Molex Fans
You get what you pay for with fans. Cheap fans come with low-quality sleeve bearings which are noisy and fail quickly, in 6 to 18 months usually. In other words, you can keep them for now, but you'll have to replace them eventually.

To lower the speed of the fans, you'll need a fan controller. This one is one of the few that allows control with Molex fans, most are compatible with 3 pins fans:
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07-21-2013, 12:44 AM, (This post was last modified: 07-21-2013, 12:45 AM by Silvercrow.)
RE: Molex Fans
Hey MathieuB,

First of all, thanks for this site ! I built my pc from here.

Ya, unfortunately I wasn't able to get better fans at that time mainly because of the budget, and because anything better wasn't available locally. Thanks for the Fan controller, I will try to order one as soon as possible.

Do you have any recommended fans that I could get ? I need 4 of them. Would be nice if they are quiet and still perform well. Sorry I am taking so much of your time.
Thank you very much for your help.
07-22-2013, 11:31 PM,
RE: Molex Fans
Are you stuck using 80mm fans? 120mm are generally more quiet and common in these builds. I like the Corsair Air Series. Quiet and pretty. There's a table at the bottom of the link that explains the different models.
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07-23-2013, 05:42 PM,
Molex Fans
Panaflo is also good. So is scythe.
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