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My vipers have a scooped/curved type blade and it sounds different, but they are pretty quiet. Nearly as quiet as Gentle Typhoons, with triple the static pressure. Wonder how these new Noctuas will perform per db.
post #132 of 155
I can't understand people here saying that it needs testing. Well. Obviously? Why would a company release a fan without testing it first?
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post #133 of 155
Quote:
Originally Posted by Malcolm View Post
In after 50 million posts saying Noctua's color scheme is ugly.

Protip: form < function.
Yep.
Everyone knows if they made their fans black, it'd add like 20% more noise. Duh.
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post #134 of 155
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In after 50 million posts saying Noctua's color scheme is ugly.

Protip: form < function.
You aren't factoring value in there; as Tator said, Noctua's fans are easily beat in price-performance; by fans with far greater aesthetic appeal, too.
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post #135 of 155
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Originally Posted by AngeloG. View Post
I can't understand people here saying that it needs testing. Well. Obviously? Why would a company release a fan without testing it first?
...because a company has never lied about the abilities of their product?

Or because a company has never over priced a product based on a certain attribute ("Silent" fans for $25...yeah...no.)
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post #136 of 155
Noctua designs very decent fans, no doubt about that, but a very silent fan with good performance and 25mm width haven't been developed yet. Stating anything else is called "marketing".
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post #137 of 155
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chiraq View Post
Noctua designs very decent fans, no doubt about that, but a very silent fan with good performance and 25mm width haven't been developed yet. Stating anything else is called "marketing".
Check out the Gentle Typhoon 2150 RPM made by Nidec Servo

By far the best sound profile on the market right now. They range from 750 RPM to 2150RPM. In terms of CFM, Noise, Static Pressure; they blow the competition out of the way.
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post #138 of 155
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post
You aren't factoring value in there; as Tator said, Noctua's fans are easily beat in price-performance; by fans with far greater aesthetic appeal, too.
I'm a huge fan (huehuehuehuehuehue) of SilverStone's case fan offerings, but a lot of people avoid Noctua simply because of the color. It baffles me. As you said, price-performance. As for aesthetic appeal....
post #139 of 155
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
Check out the Gentle Typhoon 2150 RPM made by Nidec Servo

By far the best sound profile on the market right now. They range from 750 RPM to 2150RPM. In terms of CFM, Noise, Static Pressure; they blow the competition out of the way.
Asaka Vipers are even better IMO. I don't think they are any louder(My ears can't tell the difference), and they offer triple the static pressure. Of course mine are hooked up via PWM and controlled via software profile.
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I talked to Jakob, a couple weeks ago he said they ran into slight production problems (didn't specify what). That being said the fans got pushed back to late Nov, early Dec for release to retailers.

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