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Poll Results: whats your choice for 990fx

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post #8821 of 10159
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your fine we are all learning,

one thing i will point out is i picked those fans for a reason, look at the blades of the nocutra vs the GTs ( even the low speed version )

http://www.amazon.com/Nidec-Gentle-Typhoon-D1225C12B5AP-Silent/dp/B001Q6RUVO

you can see the difference between CFM fans and static pressure fans
So its generally the close spacing and curvature and angle of the blades allow it to produce more static pressure i mean those noctua fans were horrible five blades spaced half inch apart... didnt appear to really be angled either... ive noticed a lot of the fans that people recommend all the time have 8 or more blades closely spaced with a sharp angle and curvature....
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post #8822 of 10159
correct that helps, the gts have a large hub, which helps to reduce noise and also the blades have relatively tight tolerances to the frame ( also helps to reduce noise ) the last 2 are hard to find in most fans which is one of the reasons the gts have held on to top dog for so long in terms of rad fans
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post #8823 of 10159
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So its generally the close spacing and curvature and angle of the blades allow it to produce more static pressure i mean those noctua fans were horrible five blades spaced half inch apart... didnt appear to really be angled either... ive noticed a lot of the fans that people recommend all the time have 8 or more blades closely spaced with a sharp angle and curvature....

It's not about the number of blades but really just blade design IMO. Things like Sweep angle and such. There are 3-Blade fans that have strong SPs you know.
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correct that helps, the gts have a large hub, which helps to reduce noise and also the blades have relatively tight tolerances to the frame ( also helps to reduce noise ) the last 2 are hard to find in most fans which is one of the reasons the gts have held on to top dog for so long in terms of rad fans

It's not just SP that propelled the GTs to current fame and greatness. I knew several fans that can beat a GT in raw SP and Airflow at same speeds. But,

You are looking at a fan that has Higher SP to Noise Ratio and Speed to Noise Ratio than most fans in the market if not having the Highest. thumb.gif
post #8824 of 10159
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It's not about the number of blades but really just blade design IMO. Things like Sweep angle and such. There are 3-Blade fans that have strong SPs you know.
It's not just SP that propelled the GTs to current fame and greatness. I knew several fans that can beat a GT in raw SP and Airflow at same speeds. But,

You are looking at a fan that has Higher SP to Noise Ratio and Speed to Noise Ratio than most fans in the market if not having the Highest. thumb.gif
really id like to see that... i dont think ive seen a fan with less than 4 blades at that scale... its common with larger fans because they just need to move air cfm is the main factor....i remembered reading the thread that was posted here comparing a lot of rad fans.. gts won every time noise to performance ratio but honestly only three or so fans iirc were better in static pressure though at higher speeds and in one case quite a lot louder.... im not a stickler for silent pc at all.....but getting better fans would also mean the fiance's pc gets my fans which are quite a bit better than the sickeflow and phanteks fans (on the 12dx cooler) in her case... (i think she also has one of my cougars as an intake)
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post #8825 of 10159
You haven't seen these? Delta EFBs.




They're good but not on par to a 7-Blade AFB in terms of Noise and Performance. And AFBs will smother GT at same speeds for a little more noise.


I especially love this one now. Quieter and has a milder tone than the AFBs I have. RPM Scales down to 500 I think. Gotta check. thumb.gif

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You haven't seen these? Delta EFBs.

They're good but not on par to a 7-Blade AFB in terms of Noise and Performance. And AFBs will smother GT at same speeds for a little more noise.


I especially love this one now. Quieter and has a milder tone than the AFBs I have. RPM Scales down to 500 I think. Gotta check. thumb.gif

nope i hadnt seen these.. and a google search for fans with 3 blades netted me only the "explosion proof" chinese fans... which never seen a computer fan explode but... ok.... i did see an image of one of those but it didnt have a link to it...yeah delta has always been known for good airflow but loud.... i mean honestly the bgears fans i have push the air and have the performance they are just pretty loud...but i got them for like 15 bucks on here (maybe less good package deal) so i cant complain too much they do the job...i have a crapbox 360 slim here that is about as loud as my pc... so thats unacceptable smile.gif but it has two high speed fans and i have 12 so maybe im just being anal wink.gif
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post #8827 of 10159
explosion proof fans are very specialized motors, and are required in specialized places, and due to the ratings extremely costly

at one of my old jobs we did work at the corporate headquarters of a mining explosive manufacture. at this office they designed the explosives for your site where they stored the materials and other places that the materials were used had to have explosion proof everything, for obvious reasons. working there was interesting, as they used radio wave to detonate stuff you couldnt even bring your phone with you

basically it means the motors electrical components are encased 100% so that no sparks can happen whether at startup or if the motor grounds out or seizes and then grounds out
Edited by Mega Man - 9/28/15 at 6:56pm
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@Mega Man

Supposedly for Noctua claims eh? And for our friend Hurr? devil.gif
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explosion proof fans are very specialized motors, and are required in specialized places, and due to the ratings extremely costly

at one of my old jobs we did work at the corporate headquarters of a mining explosive manufacture. at this office they designed the explosives for your site where they stored the materials and other places that the materials were used had to have explosion proof everything, for obvious reasons. working there was interesting, as they used radio wave to detonate stuff you couldnt even bring your phone with you

basically it means the motors electrical components are encased 100% so that no sparks can happen weather at startup or if the motor grounds out or seizes and then grounds out
ok that makes sense.. the only info i really found on them just said explosion proof... but that makes a lot more sense of an application...sparks and explosives mix way too well together :0 I saw explosion proof and my mind went all sorts of places except the logical one....withstand explosion....wont explode.... etc. smile.gif
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I think one of these would be all you need

http://www.alliedelec.com/sunon-fans-a2259-hbl-tc-n-gn/70226062/

Well maybe, might want to add noise canceling headphones
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