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Originally Posted by staryoshi View Post

I buy them to keep things cool and quiet while looking good. Aesthetics are very important to many when making purchasing decisions. Most products will be polarizing regarding aesthetics and color schemes.

Well then I think you over-emphasize on details that don't have any effect on performance.
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Gentle Typhoons are great, but Noctua has a one up on quality over them. (Loving my 1850RPM ones, definitely putting 2 or 3 on a D14 when I get one)

I'm somehow doubting you've taken much more than a passing glance at these fans. Hint: there are several good reasons why people replace the stock fans on their Noctua coolers. In fact, some of the most respected people on this forum in the area of air cooling all tend to agree on this. I love my Noctua cooler (U12P SE2). The fans I replaced in short order.

Noctua fans are average performers. They're not bad, but they're not great. Generally their static pressure is below average. Other fans have better noise-to-airflow and noise-to-static pressure ratios. Gelid, Panaflo, Noiseblocker, Gentle Typhoons, San Ace, Enermax, and a few others I'm forgetting all outperform Noctua fans in various capacities. Their newest NF-12 may help them in the static pressure department, but not noise.
    
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I'm somehow doubting you've taken much more than a passing glance at these fans. Hint: there are several good reasons why people replace the stock fans on their Noctua coolers. In fact, some of the most respected people on this forum in the area of air cooling all tend to agree on this. I love my Noctua cooler (U12P SE2). The fans I replaced in short order.
Noctua fans are average performers. They're not bad, but they're not great. Generally their static pressure is below average. Other fans have better noise-to-airflow and noise-to-static pressure ratios. Gelid, Panaflo, Noiseblocker, Gentle Typhoons, San Ace, Enermax, and a few others I'm forgetting all outperform Noctua fans in various capacities. Their newest NF-12 may help them in the static pressure department, but not noise.

Noctuas quality is second to none in the general consumer area....Panaflo,(Nidec, servo) Gentle Typhoons, San Ace are all industrial fan companies.

Also I would assume that Brutuz has a couple and he has looked over mine first hand.. We all know that there are better fans.. But since you seem to know more than your average bear, I'll let you finish telling us whats what.....
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I always wondered about the color. Then my fans got dusty and i could barley tell, it defiantly keeps them from looking filthy for longer.
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They should just build one big silent fan, and then we can strap our hardware to that...


...what? It's a good idea.
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I'm somehow doubting you've taken much more than a passing glance at these fans. Hint: there are several good reasons why people replace the stock fans on their Noctua coolers. In fact, some of the most respected people on this forum in the area of air cooling all tend to agree on this. I love my Noctua cooler (U12P SE2). The fans I replaced in short order.
Noctua fans are average performers. They're not bad, but they're not great. Generally their static pressure is below average. Other fans have better noise-to-airflow and noise-to-static pressure ratios. Gelid, Panaflo, Noiseblocker, Gentle Typhoons, San Ace, Enermax, and a few others I'm forgetting all outperform Noctua fans in various capacities. Their newest NF-12 may help them in the static pressure department, but not noise.

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Yeah, for cooling they're average but for case fans they're great when you want easy quiet PC.
    
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Ignoring that the picture neither shows gentle typhoons or why you would rate Noctua's quality higher, you missed the point of my post. They are really only "great" in comparison to other options available at the time they first launched. For case fans NOW, you can do better and quieter. For high-impedance fans, you can do better and quieter.

Smash, don't read anything deeper into my post than what was there. Noctua fans are just okay. In my own experience with Noctuas and Gentle Typhoons, the only advantage the P12s had is nicely sleeved cables.
    
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I'm a bit skeptical about the "no external components required" It looks to me like those 2 microphones are absolutely required(otherwise the noise cancellation fails to work if your fan changes in tone/offset due to dust/temperature/aging/barometric pressure/etc.) I'm also concerned about noise that isn't directly head on to the fan.
Edited by TranquilTempest - 6/9/12 at 9:07am
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I'm a bit skeptical about the "no external components required" It looks to me like those 2 microphones are absolutely required(otherwise the noise cancellation fails to work if your fan changes in tone/offset due to dust/temperature/aging/barometric pressure/etc.) I'm also concerned about noise that isn't directly head on to the fan.

I believe those microphones are just recording the noise for the video. The fan should have whatever it needs integrated.
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Ignoring that the picture neither shows gentle typhoons or why you would rate Noctua's quality higher, you missed the point of my post. They are really only "great" in comparison to other options available at the time they first launched. For case fans NOW, you can do better and quieter. For high-impedance fans, you can do better and quieter.
Smash, don't read anything deeper into my post than what was there. Noctua fans are just okay. In my own experience with Noctuas and Gentle Typhoons, the only advantage the P12s had is nicely sleeved cables.

GTs are in my main rig, not my HTPC.

And that picture was merely proving I own some Noctuas, as you said something along the lines of that being untrue.

As for build quality...You get good (for from factory) sleeving on the wires, low voltage adapters, etc all of which are made superbly; with GTs you get a small box, the fan and 4 screws. They also feel cheaper overall.
    
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