Question Replacing a case fan

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So i recently bought a prebuilt desktop Asus ROG Strix gl10cs with these specs:
Geforce gtx 1660, i5-9400f, custom asus gl10cs motherboard, 256gb ssd and 1tb hdd.
Performance altogether is great, probably even better than i needed. The only problem is the noise which i found the most annoying coming from a case fan. The fan is already running at the lowest speed possible and its quite new so the dust shouldn't be a problem.
So i was looking to replace it with a quieter and better quality one. Its a 92 mm fan so i guess i should be searching for ones with the same size. I was looking at Noctua 92mm fans, specifically at pwm and flx NF-A9 fans but i dont know if this is the best choice. Does anyone have any suggestion?
Here are also some pics if it helps any way... View: https://imgur.com/a/J9xYAj3
 

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A9 FLX seems like the most logical replacement given the 3-pin header.

Though some of the cheaper brands will be okay.

I've had good luck with be quiet!, Phanteks, Xigmatek, Corsair. Even cheapish Cooler Master fans have proven to be decent enough.
 
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A9 FLX seems like the most logical replacement given the 3-pin header.

Though some of the cheaper brands will be okay.

I've had good luck with be quiet!, Phanteks, Xigmatek, Corsair. Even cheapish Cooler Master fans have proven to be decent enough.
Thanks for replying!
I guess the main priority i have is the noise which i'm really not used to, especially when idle.
I'll probably go with the Noctua A9 FLX one since it seems to be the best reviewed for what i'm looking for.
 
It looks to me like the image is showing a cpu cooler fan.
To verify that is the source of the noise, put a paper tube to your ear to locate the sound.

92mm fans can be loud since they need to run fast to move much air.
Noctua makes some of the best fans so you might do better there.
But, I really think to address the issue, you should replace the whole cooler with a tower type air cooler with a 120mm fan.
 
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It looks to me like the image is showing a cpu cooler fan.
To verify that is the source of the noise, put a paper tube to your ear to locate the sound.

92mm fans can be loud since they need to run fast to move much air.
Noctua makes some of the best fans so you might do better there.
But, I really think to address the issue, you should replace the whole cooler with a tower type air cooler with a 120mm fan.
A case fan is is definitely making too much noise for me. Well i actually already ordered a Noctua case fan and i hope it will get somewhat better.
Also, a cpu cooler has just been replaced recently by the manufacturer because it really was loud. Its not the best now but its better. Would you also suggest Noctua brand for the cpu tower type air cooler if i decide to also replace that?
 

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Again, not a bad choice. Might be a little spendy for a locked processor.

Current cooler looks like a stock cooler variant, so that is somewhat good. Should be able to mount most LGA115x coolers. Key issue is CPU cooler max height, which ASUS is not likely to have published anywhere.

Direct measurement is best though, just measure 'up' from the base of the CPU cooler till you hit the side panel.

I imagine the motherboard conforms to the socket specs otherwise, so not likely to run into other restrictions.

Here are a few choices that are almost guaranteed to work:

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/pbRzK8/silverstone-ar11-5576-cfm-cpu-cooler-sst-ar11

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/xxphP6/noctua-nh-l9i-3384-cfm-cpu-cooler-nh-l9i

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8Dyqqs/scythe-shuriken-2-413-cfm-cpu-cooler-scsk-2000

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8t648d/phanteks-cpu-cooler-phtc12lsbk

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/9FGj4D/be-quiet-cpu-cooler-bk002

Depending on your available height clearance, you might be able to go with taller ones, which are generally cheaper.

DeepCool Gammax 400 is a decent enough cooler, $25-30 but rather tall.
 
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Again, not a bad choice. Might be a little spendy for a locked processor.

Current cooler looks like a stock cooler variant, so that is somewhat good. Should be able to mount most LGA115x coolers. Key issue is CPU cooler max height, which ASUS is not likely to have published anywhere.

Direct measurement is best though, just measure 'up' from the base of the CPU cooler till you hit the side panel.

I imagine the motherboard conforms to the socket specs otherwise, so not likely to run into other restrictions.

Here are a few choices that are almost guaranteed to work:

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/pbRzK8/silverstone-ar11-5576-cfm-cpu-cooler-sst-ar11

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/xxphP6/noctua-nh-l9i-3384-cfm-cpu-cooler-nh-l9i

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8Dyqqs/scythe-shuriken-2-413-cfm-cpu-cooler-scsk-2000

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8t648d/phanteks-cpu-cooler-phtc12lsbk

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/9FGj4D/be-quiet-cpu-cooler-bk002

Depending on your available height clearance, you might be able to go with taller ones, which are generally cheaper.

DeepCool Gammax 400 is a decent enough cooler, $25-30 but rather tall.
Thanks so much for all this. I'll look into the available space in my case and performance and the noise levels of these coolers.
I'm willing to spend a bit more money here because i find especially the noise quite frustrating at times, mostly when idle. I feel like it would be worth the purchase.
 

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