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Someone posted this a week or so ago already.
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is the air flow value better (cfm i think the term is)
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Repost.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1247720/ccl-corsair-launches-new-af-and-sp-lineup-of-fans/0_20
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Originally Posted by drbaltazar View Post

is the air flow value better (cfm i think the term is)

Better than what ?
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Nothing compares to my DELTAs.. but corsair is the best and these fans look great!
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post #35 of 309
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Meh, just some more generic fans. Wonder who they rebranded them from thinking.gif

You uh... didn't actually read the article did you?

"When we decided we wanted to make our own fans, we knew that we wanted to start from scratch rather than using someone else's design,"
    
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post #36 of 309
Very excited, Corsair is a great company. Had some issues with them but contacted George and he remedied the situation above and beyond what was necessary. Looking forward to the reviews.
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These look pretty nice. I wonder how they compare up to the Scythe Gentle Typhoons.
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These look pretty nice. I wonder how they compare up to the Scythe Gentle Typhoons.

In our testing, the Scythe branded fans were one of the few brands that were very accurate to the specifications they printed on the box.

Many of the typical fans you would see for sale were not. I can tell you this, though. If the specifications on a fan sound too good to be true? They are.

The most common exaggerations were increased airflow (in some cases by huge numbers - one fan claimed like 70 CFM and in our tests barely hit 45 CFM) and lower noise levels (claiming ridiculous things like 8 dBA or something - realistically performing around 22-23 dBA). These were not no-name fans - most were from major brands.

One thing that can't be printed easily is the pitch of the noise - the frequency. 22 dBA isn't the same at different frequencies, some are way more annoying than others. One of the brands that has "custom blades" that have been shaped differently to produce lower noise levels managed to have a very good noise to CFM ratio - but the noise it produced was so high-pitched it was obnoxious. So it felt louder than fans that were technically louder.
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Originally Posted by CorsairGeorge View Post

In our testing, the Scythe branded fans were one of the few brands that were very accurate to the specifications they printed on the box.
Many of the typical fans you would see for sale were not. I can tell you this, though. If the specifications on a fan sound too good to be true? They are.
The most common exaggerations were increased airflow (in some cases by huge numbers - one fan claimed like 70 CFM and in our tests barely hit 45 CFM) and lower noise levels (claiming ridiculous things like 8 dBA or something - realistically performing around 22-23 dBA). These were not no-name fans - most were from major brands.
One thing that can't be printed easily is the pitch of the noise - the frequency. 22 dBA isn't the same at different frequencies, some are way more annoying than others. One of the brands that has "custom blades" that have been shaped differently to produce lower noise levels managed to have a very good noise to CFM ratio - but the noise it produced was so high-pitched it was obnoxious. So it felt louder than fans that were technically louder.
Spoken from the man himself.
Any news on availability on these fans? Interested in replacing the fans in my 550D already, want it to be quieter. tongue.gif
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I like the style of them, especially the white.
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