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post #51 of 63
I agree that this was a bit of a disappointing review; pretty much agree with what Zero has been saying.
I think ehume's and martinm's tests are much more useful and have meaningful fan selections.
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This article was a bit useful, as I'm considering picking up some case fans (It did not tell me much that I did not already know, though). Thanks for posting it.
    
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post #53 of 63
For silent fans they need some data on airflow (@ x voltage) vs. noise (db.).
Great reviews but for silent fans that comparison would really showcase the best aspects of their silent fan reviews.
- chmodlabs biggrin.gif

Looks great +Rep!
post #54 of 63
Man no 200mm love, but thanks for the find!!

Looking for somethine to replace the 180mm front fan in my tjo8-e
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I wish they had measured static pressure on all of these. frown.gif
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post #56 of 63
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"The two demands we place on a case fan - to displace as much air as possible while producing the least amount of noise"


It's disappointing that so many fans were tested upon such a crude premise. Case cooling is less about air volume displacement than it is about the production of current, which is a more complex matter than cfm measurements can illuminate. I always appreciate fan tests since they are a rarity, but that one is less than helpful, to put it nicely. imo.
Edited by Otterclock - 5/1/12 at 11:53pm
    
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post #57 of 63
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Originally Posted by Shrak View Post

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And still 339 fans short (by my count, 20 on each side, 6 on front, 8 on top, 0 on bottom and back as you can't see them = 54 fans). thumb.gif
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post #58 of 63
That's surprising Noctua didn't do that great. In open air environments I love them, they are whisper silent and they move a decent amount of air. I have one blowing down and towards the back of both my GTX480 heatpipes and it lowered their temps quite a bit, somewhere around 7-9C loaded. But that might be due more to the nature of my setup as my system isn't subjected to being inside a metal box and I get the full benefit of my actual ambient room temps.
post #59 of 63
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Originally Posted by Alatar View Post

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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.gifold setup (Click to show)
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Yeah... 5400 rpm fans will do that lol.

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post #60 of 63
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And still 339 fans short (by my count, 20 on each side, 6 on front, 8 on top, 0 on bottom and back as you can't see them = 54 fans). thumb.gif

More like 20 per side, 10 on top, 10 on bottom, 6 in front... and possibly 6-8 in back? Without back they have 66 fans likely at minimum. You can see the sides of the fans on top and bottom, they are there. The only thing is the back, which I cannot see. So 66 to 74 total most likely.

Dunno why I wanted to point that out... just did smile.gif
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