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Those fan reviews with decibel graphs really don't show me anything about the fans. The place I used to go for information was the Martin's liquid lab youtube channel, but I can't find that anymore. Maybe he got sad and deleted it or something.

Cooling Technique is a youtube channel that has decent fan demonstrations. It's a lot different than being there in person, but you can find any weird clicking or whining noises the fan makes.
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Hmmm... I saw this thread and remembered I have an old Galaxy GC GTX 470 laying around... and I have an H60 with a broken hose... "LETS DESTROY THEM" said my mind...

here is the result, don't know if it works yet lol and I don't really care if I've ruined it xD I just wanted something to do rolleyes.gif









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Those decibel readings don't really reflect the fan noise very well. Also, those fans don't create a very good seal against the body of a radiator, if it has square openings.

well they work fine for me. They keep my temps low and noise lower.
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@Eeyore

LOL that drill thumb.gif , that's one way to make the holes bigger lachen.gif

cant wait to see that up and running, post some temps
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@Eeyore

LOL that drill thumb.gif , that's one way to make the holes bigger lachen.gif

cant wait to see that up and running, post some temps

hahaha I remember seeing someone drill out the holes on a 470 to fit some kind of bracket on the back... plus that's all copper and unused PCB right? That's my only concern xD

I'll grab some small hose tomorrow from the hardware store and get that pump running. thumb.gif
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hahaha I remember seeing someone drill out the holes on a 470 to fit some kind of bracket on the back... plus that's all copper and unused PCB right? That's my only concern xD

I'll grab some small hose tomorrow from the hardware store and get that pump running. thumb.gif
I think it will be fine if you didn't cut through any traces (those little lines on the board).
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Those fan reviews with decibel graphs really don't show me anything about the fans. The place I used to go for information was the Martin's liquid lab youtube channel, but I can't find that anymore. Maybe he got sad and deleted it or something.

Cooling Technique is a youtube channel that has decent fan demonstrations. It's a lot different than being there in person, but you can find any weird clicking or whining noises the fan makes.
Huh? Solid testing method, cfm in air and through 120mm radiator, and db measurements all at different voltages with some commentary on the sound profile? Just curious what a good fan review looks like - I usually use SPCR, but I guess you can see what I'm looking for. smile.gif
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Huh? Solid testing method, cfm in air and through 120mm radiator, and db measurements all at different voltages with some commentary on the sound profile? Just curious what a good fan review looks like - I usually use SPCR, but I guess you can see what I'm looking for. smile.gif
A good sound review is just a video the fan on a fan controller attached to a radiator, going from 0 to 12 volts, so that you can analyse the sound yourself.
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Huh? Solid testing method, cfm in air and through 120mm radiator, and db measurements all at different voltages with some commentary on the sound profile? Just curious what a good fan review looks like - I usually use SPCR, but I guess you can see what I'm looking for. smile.gif
A good sound review is just a video the fan on a fan controller attached to a radiator, going from 0 to 12 volts, so that you can analyse the sound yourself.


Look you wonderful ray of sunshine. MartinLabs' reviews are the absolute best. He does exactly what you just specified, on TOP of all the other testing. he tests all the fans in the same environment.

http://martinsliquidlab.org/2010/11/04/120mm-fan-testing-on-an-mcr120-radiator-round-6-summary/2/
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