Originally Posted by Dschijn
Did you also have the NF-F12? Industrial or classic?
I switched from EK -> NF-F12 industrial -> NF-F12 classic and am still not 100% pleased. The fans are in push/pull on a 360 EK Predator and 800rpm is the max. rpm I am comfortable with to achieve a silent system.
So your honest opinion is that they are very quiet and perform well on a radiator?
The classic ones. I didnt get the industrial since i would never run them at full speed.
I have come to the conclusion that it is the different fan motor noises that bothers me, not the sound of air going through radiators or dustfilters.
The NF-F12 are great fans but they do still sound more then the ML120 in my opinion. The difference is that i can run the ML120 in 1100 rpm and they sound less then the SP120 in 800rpm.
The 3 SP120 is the loudest thing in my PC now due to the buzzing noise from the motor.
If i run them in the full 2400 rpm they sound less then 1850 vardar.
Now of course, i might have been lucky, the next batch of fans might have som problems. Im not in any way a corsair fanboy, these fans are the only thing i have from corsair.
Like the EK Vardar, many people report no problem with those fans but some people do, like me. 4 out of 6 EK vardar 1850rpm that i got had the motor noise issue.
And im a EK fanboy
So to answer your question, yes, i think these are the best fans i have had for a long time.
Quiet, no motor noise fans that i have the option to ramp up to get over 4 mmh20 trough my PE360 radiator. And my temps when im gaming went down about 5c delta