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Hi guys,

I've heard a lot about the Scythe Gentle Typhoons lately and wanted to know how they stacked up against the new Bitfenix Spectre Pros (as I'm looking for LED fans preferably for my new w/c setup).

On paper it seems the Bitfenix ones win:

Bitfenix 120mm Spectre Pro Black (Red LED) - Price £10.99

Air Flow - 56.22 CFM ±10%
Noise- 18.9 dBA
Speed- 1200 RPM ±10%

Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm - Price £13.59

Air Flow - 50 CFM
Noise - 21 dBA
Speed - 1450 RPM

It looks to me that the Bitfenix fans are cheaper, have more airflow with less speed and are quieter to top it off, or am I missing something?
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On paper yeah they are nice, but I'd rather see some hard evidence from a member on OCN.
    
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On paper yeah they are nice, but I'd rather see some hard evidence from a member on OCN.

That's a good idea.. rolleyes.gif
hrm... *plans to start a new thread*
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How about sending me some free samples and I'll write up a review biggrin.gif
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cfm, dBa and rpm aren't the only specs you should be worried about, what about the static pressure, for rads the higher the better
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On paper yeah they are nice, but I'd rather see some hard evidence from a member on OCN.

That's a good idea.. rolleyes.gif
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Sweet, I'll check it out for sure. thumb.gif
    
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Which subforum is the more appropriate place to make my post... tongue.gif
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Probably the watercooling sub forum.
    
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Hope they do well, I just havn't been able to judge a fan by looks and box specs in the past and usually found the more fancy visual things such as blade fins, perforated frames, or wavy blades didn't seem to help anything. Only thing I have really found visually a good character is more blades over the standard seven.
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Papers lie and the internet isn't even paper worthy!...smile.gif
General observation in my 60+ some odd fan tests:
Anything that "Looks" cool, doesn't work very well. Things like shark fin blades on the new Zalman fans, the perforate frames on some fans, the batwings on blades, LEDs, removable hubs, etc....all have performed rather poor and normally worse than your every day yate loon.
The one and ONLY think I have found you can tell visually is the more forward sweeping the fan blade and the higher the number of fan blades the smoother the air chop sound. Motor noise is completely unpredictable and specs pretty much useless.

LED's - Removable
Perforated frames - Our's is completely separate from the motor and it's blade. 2 frame design
Blades - Reinforced despite only running at 1200rpm.

Don't get me wrong, we don't have the perfect fan out there, but we're close in terms of adequate sound/performance ratio. There's so many fans/cases/*insert new product here* in the market, it all depends on your needs and the feature's your interested in.
Edited by xbournex - 2/7/12 at 1:04am
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