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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.

Very interesting. I'd like to see how these perform on a radiator. Static pressure is important!
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out of stocks lol

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Meh, just some more generic fans. Wonder who they rebranded them from thinking.gif

 

I dont feel like company's that put out new fans do anything innovative at all. Every new fan that comes to the market looks the same. Same fan blades and all. I see nothing cool or new here that will make me want to buy them. Show me something new an innovative.

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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).

That would be SilenX
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These look really cool, but I still prefer Noctua fans, you just can't beat them for airflow and low noise.
If these are similar I'll definitely pick some up though. And Corsair really couldn't come up with a better name for their fans other than "Air"?
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Well have too see how they perform. But as looking at specs, they do seem weaker and louder, compared like Bitfenix Spectre Pro, Cougar Vortex, Scythe GT.
Might grab a few to see in real world testing, in my own home. Good way to test them.
    
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I dont feel like company's that put out new fans do anything innovative at all. Every new fan that comes to the market looks the same. Same fan blades and all. I see nothing cool or new here that will make me want to buy them. Show me something new an innovative.

 

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they're beautiful, when will they be in stock @ newegg?
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Curious.. They looks solid enough, bit doubtful about the rubbery coloury thingy tho.
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They have rubberized fan mounts to minimize vibration/noise. But from the looks of it, the colored rings are straight plastic to plastic. Wonder how this will impact the noise levels from them, especially after repeated changes and possibly wearing down of the clips, which would get loose and cause a lot of vibration/noise... I'll wait...

Just PM'd CorsairGeorge about such a potential issue and got a very nice reply, and very quick as well. I asked if I could share his response and he's fine. So here it is:
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They're hard plastic, but a very tight pressfit. The chances of them getting loose would be very unlikely. We're talking hundreds of removals/replacements. And we'd gladly replace your fan if it rattled.

Very unlikely to be an issue, but if it ever becomes one, its nice to see a company back their products like this. I'm pleased with the answer and more than willing to give these a try now. Just thought I'd post this for anyone who had similar thoughts.

Thanks George, you the man! thumb.gif
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