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Well, OP you literally just reviewed 3 out of 4 fans that i've been considering for my upcoming WC build! thank you! If you have any Nanoxia DX's laying around, feel free to bench them wink.gif
And you said the Cougars were quieter than the Noctuas? i find this surprising, i've read that the noctuas not-as-turbulent-flow made them really quiet with radiator flow.. Guess i'll be going Cougar after all!

Yer there are a lot for contradictory review out there on the Noctua fans, Martinm210 has a great fan comparison well worth checking out when comparing fans for rads here unfortunately he doesn't have some of these new fans in the comparison however it's a safe say that if you want a good 12cm fan the GT AP-15 are great that said the Cougar CF-V12HP look really promising I would love to see how they perform against 1450 rpm Gentle Typhoon smile.gif
    
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I will test them at1500 RPM today
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wow those cougars are good fans
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y'all do realize that thy make the cougers in all black right lol
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have to re-do the tests, forgot to disable APM and C6Stat in BIOS after a BIOS reset doh.gif ,
tested @ full speed and at 1450 RPM ( Noctua's full speed) ---> post # 1
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SO you said the Cougars are quieter than the Noctuas?

Someone on one of the newegg reviews said they produced some kind of a whine that he found annoying, is it safe to assume that was an isolated case?
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seems like a lot of hating in here on the Cougaar fans. I wouldnt mind some of the pwn Cougars but again the orange dont go with my color scheme. Even the all black ones have those orange corners.
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I use 6 of the Cougar 140mm fans on my EX420. They work great and are very quiet imo.
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post #29 of 140
So the noctuas are not worth the extra money? But they are PWM.
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I love Cougars, but they have cheap bearings which severely limit their mounting options: vertical is preferred and quietest, otherwise blowing air down. When done as blowing air up (bottom intake or top exhaust), they make a horrible clicking sound that overrides all other noise.

When they are in the correct orientation though, they are wonderful fans. Turned up max, they only make a whooshing sound.
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