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All these fans reviewed but nothing on static pressure? Review fail?

exactly
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post #42 of 63
Nice find OP, although like others said, they should have at least measured static pressure
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post #43 of 63
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Originally Posted by tpi2007 View Post
Can somebody explain me how the db(a) measurement is made compared to the manufacturer ?
Let's take the NB-Multiframe® S-Series 120mm M12-S1, it is listed on the official website as having 8 dbA, but the review says it produces 23.9 db(A) at 12v. It is the second best result, so it lives up to the low noise claims, but the numbers are so off that it is hard to understand.
Here is Nidec (Click to show)

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Here is Sanyo Denki (Click to show)

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They also measure airflow and static pressure differently.

 

The review measured noise "In a sound-proof box with a professional decibel meter that was held at a right angle, 10 cm from the fan". Not only is 10cm unrealistic for the average computer user (it's usually much further away), but it doesn't follow what most manufactures do. Here is how distance effects the noise:

From Nidec (Click to show)

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As you can see, 10cm is going to be a lot louder than 1m.

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NZXT 140mm CFM/DB king.....nice I have 3 in mah case now!!!!!!!
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post #45 of 63
I think it would be easier to digest if they just decided to cut it up into different articles for different sized fans. Might just be me though...
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post #46 of 63
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Originally Posted by kikkO View Post

All these fans reviewed but nothing on static pressure? Review fail?

How does one test for static pressure anyhow?
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post #47 of 63
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Originally Posted by Metalcrack View Post
NZXT 140mm CFM/DB king.....nice I have 3 in mah case now!!!!!!!

Your case is not an open air environment, so the results won't be the same for you. Here is an example of what would be needed to know how much airflow you will have:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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Characteristic device curve is the restriction. Ex: fan filter.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by ebolamonkey3 View Post

How does one test for static pressure anyhow?

There are a number of different ways. Here are some examples:

From Nidec (Click to show)

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From Sanyo Denki (Click to show)

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Edited by nawon72 - 5/1/12 at 7:29pm
post #48 of 63
Not even a single yate loon :O
 
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post #49 of 63
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Not even a single yate loon :O

Not even a single Delta.
post #50 of 63
I don't think this was a good test. Measuring on CFM and noise is barely a well rounded test. More like a advertisement for a certain fan maker.
 
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