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These are summary graphs. The sound measurements were made 10cm to the side of the center fan. This was done to capture the differences between center fans as well as to compare the SPL's when there was no fan in the middle (look at all the chapters of item 4 in my sig; it was a long run).

 

The noise the push fans make is much more variable. And yes, the difference between an AP-15 and an R4 is significant. Look to item 1 in my sig to get a handle on that.

 

As for fan speeds, there is often great variability. Sellers typically promise plus or minus fifteen percent of the rated rpm.


Edited by ehume - 2/20/12 at 11:56am
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I forgot to answer your question. The High Speed Yate Loons are covered in the charts. The 1650's cool nearly as well but more quietly. If I wanted the 2000 rpm I'd go with the one from Swiftech.

Thanks...
My fans are okay for now, although I probably just got used to the "humm"...
Maybe if I switched to these I will be reluctant to experience "quietness"..
Great info!!
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Oh yeah Juggs.. your YT video was the one I watched where you compared the two.. and you did infact say they are comparable to each other.. and the XSPC fans are cheaper..
Wow my memory is going away as the day goes..*haha.. I think you did a youtube video.
Anyways...
If they are comparable to AP-15s how much better are the compared to high speed yate loons...
For the price guys.. This would be a kick butt product!!!
Edit:
I think this is the video..

yep that is my vid
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Hey, nice review!

I wonder if you can help me Ehume?

I'm looking to throw an Thick Dual rad on the back of my Antec 1200, maybe an RX240 or an Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 240mm, and am wanting two fans for pull configuration.

Now as there thick rads I'm looking for lowish RPM and am considering these XSPC 1200 RPM fans. I was wondering if you knew how many watts they draw? Since I'm popping the rad on the back of the case I'm wondering if its ok to Plug both XSPC fans into a single motherboard fan header? Instead of figuring out a way to route the fan cable all the way to the front of my case where my fan controller is.

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Hey, nice review!
I wonder if you can help me Ehume?
I'm looking to throw an Thick Dual rad on the back of my Antec 1200, maybe an RX240 or an Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 240mm, and am wanting two fans for pull configuration.
Now as there thick rads I'm looking for lowish RPM and am considering these XSPC 1200 RPM fans. I was wondering if you knew how many watts they draw? Since I'm popping the rad on the back of the case I'm wondering if its ok to Plug both XSPC fans into a single motherboard fan header? Instead of figuring out a way to route the fan cable all the way to the front of my case where my fan controller is.
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I would be shocked if two of the 1200 RPM fans can't be ran off a single mobo header. I wouldn't go past 2 on a single mobo header though..
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I would be shocked if two of the 1200 RPM fans can't be ran off a single mobo header. I wouldn't go past 2 on a single mobo header though..

I'd be surprised too, but I'd like to try and get confirmation. As I don't know what they draw or what the header offers in watts. Also not sure about start up volts, they usually require more when starting up don't they? Or have I got that wrong?
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I'd be surprised too, but I'd like to try and get confirmation. As I don't know what they draw or what the header offers in watts. Also not sure about start up volts, they usually require more when starting up don't they? Or have I got that wrong?

Yea, it take's a few more volts to start the fan than it dose to maintain its lowest operational RPM. But its not going to be a whole lot. When you have to worry is when High speed fans, or 120*38mm fan's are used, they can pull some power. but a standerd 120*25mm fan wont pull a whole lot, even at start up. I have looked all over and cannot find any power ratings on the XSPC fans:(
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From the labels: 1200 and 1650 rpm: 0.18A

RCL1225S 2000 rpm and 1425S: 0.23A

 

I added the data to the OP.


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Kinda proves what I was thinking a while ago after seeing Juggalo23451's video that cheap fans work just as well as the quality/overpriced ones but I can't do the tests to prove it.

Thanks ehume for the work, I see you are doing more things over at overclockers.com and the review section on here biggrin.gif.
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yep these are great fans this just proves it I used these on my ex360 rad and compared them to gentle typhoons temps were identical

You serious? wheee.gif
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