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Noctua NF-F12 PWM or Scythe Gentle Typhoon D1225C12B5AP-15?

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I looking for the fan with the best static pressure at the lowest dbA possible. I'm stumped on which to choose. Obviously the Noctua should be quieter of the two but I've heard the Scythe GT 1850rpm isn't that noisy. I can't find any info regarding static pressure on the Scythe GT.

I recently swapped my stock NXZT HAVIK 140 push pull fans for 120mm PWM Gelid WING 12 PL which has a static pressure rating of 2.66. Looking at the specs on Noctua's site the NF-F12 PWM isn't that far off. I'm assuming the static pressure on the the Scythe GT are higher?
 
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An OCN thread was recently posted asking pretty much what you are. It's worth the 5-10 min to read through, especially Martin's comments...

Static pressure rating for Gentle Typhoon AP-15
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On my NH-D14, using an NF-P14 in center position:

 

AP-15 in push: 49c TOA, 28 dBA

NF-F12 in push: 50.4c TOA, 26.5 dBA

 

So the AP-15 cooled 1.4c better than the F12

The F12 was 1.5 dBA quieter than the AP-15.

 

I drew these from chapters 5 and 7 of item 4 in my sig. You can look for yourself.

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An OCN thread was recently posted asking pretty much what you are. It's worth the 5-10 min to read through, especially Martin's comments...

Static pressure rating for Gentle Typhoon AP-15

Thanks for the link! rep+
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On my NH-D14, using an NF-P14 in center position:

 

AP-15 in push: 49c TOA, 28 dBA

NF-F12 in push: 50.4c TOA, 26.5 dBA

 

So the AP-15 cooled 1.4c better than the F12

The F12 was 1.5 dBA quieter than the AP-15.

 

I drew these from chapters 5 and 7 of item 4 in my sig. You can look for yourself.


Thanks for the info, going to spend the afternoon indulging myself on your research. rep+
 
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