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post #21 of 25
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I strongly doubt that the Cougar fan is dead silent at 1200 rpm, as most fans don't become inaudible until 800 or less rpm.

try it!
post #22 of 25
At 8v they become quite audible. That's right around the 1000-rpm range. At 12v they're noisier than Noctua P12s, but they're also going 200rpm faster. The quasi-review for them on this site shows people experiencing problems with clicking at below-12v-speeds. Reviews on NCIX show several with quality control, vibration, and clicking/scratching problems and all louder than Gentle Typhoons. They lose to AP-15s whenever the two fans are compared by owners and the GTs are turning 300rpm faster than the Cougar Vortexes at max speed. Reviews across various sites (Newegg, OCN, NCIX) all demonstrate that they're picky about orientation.
    
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post #23 of 25
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At 8v they become quite audible. That's right around the 1000-rpm range. At 12v they're noisier than Noctua P12s, but they're also going 200rpm faster. The quasi-review for them on this site shows people experiencing problems with clicking at below-12v-speeds. Reviews on NCIX show several with quality control, vibration, and clicking/scratching problems and all louder than Gentle Typhoons. They lose to AP-15s whenever the two fans are compared by owners and the GTs are turning 300rpm faster than the Cougar Vortexes at max speed. Reviews across various sites (Newegg, OCN, NCIX) all demonstrate that they're picky about orientation.

Are you talking about the Cougar? They have it at NCIX?
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post #24 of 25
Yes I was referencing the Cougar, and for at least a little while yes they had it at NCIX (one of the reviewers on their forum bought five from them, of which three were defective and all were louder than AP-15s at top speed).
    
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post #25 of 25
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Yes I was referencing the Cougar, and for at least a little while yes they had it at NCIX (one of the reviewers on their forum bought five from them, of which three were defective and all were louder than AP-15s at top speed).

Yeah it seems like they're hyped. I've yet to see any sort of extensive tests that prove their worth. Just anecdotal word-of-mouth sort of comments in forums and on newegg...
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