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393. That's the magic number of case fans we've tested at the Hardware.Info testing lab for this review. One result is that we can now say that we can answer the question which casefan you should buy.

Edited by zeddragon - 5/2/12 at 12:23am
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Mother of God... 393! drool.gif
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I can only find one word to say, W-O-W !
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Nice find. REP+ thumb.gif
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Readers Digest Version: Whatever Scythe makes is good.
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What did I just look at..........that.......WOW

I think my brain just exploded.

Imagine being the poor sod who had to do all the testing tongue.gif
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460

Just a tip, I used to use the 5400rpm Gentle typhoons, and in case anyone is considering getting them, just don't, not unless you have a fan controller capable of using them at a much lower rpm. The fans sound worse than a vacuum cleaner. biggrin.gif
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Nice find. thumb.gif
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post #9 of 63
nice find. I find anything above 35dB is too loud for me though.
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post #10 of 63
I don't think ehume has tested that many.

I noticed the gentle typhoons and noctuas didn't do well.
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