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That really makes me sad that there is not a standard of uniformity on how fan noise has to be measured, when I tried Phanteks F140MP rated for 25.3db vs the Swiftech 120mm helix rated for 33db but the swiftech was more quiet, how is that even possible ? Making blind fan buying decisions is impossible. Quess I`ll just opt for the 120 rads and use the swiftech fans tuned down, atleast I`ve heard of what I`m getting so it wont be a surprise, and a negative one talking about the phanteks turbines here frown.gif
It`s like if a company decides they can mark a fan as 0 db , if the measuring team went home, didnt hear the fan so it must be 0db right, ridiculous.

Exactly. Don't want to make blind fan buying decisions. You want to hear them. Ok, you don't want to hear them, but that's why you need to hear them before you set them up so you can't hear them. Or something. biggrin.gif

The swiftech 120mm fans are decent - not as good as the GTs, but at least you have heard them so you don't have to worry about hearing too much of them.
post #1942 of 2758
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They also sell these and the PWM variant Nidec 120mm Gentle Typhoon Performance Fan - 1850rpm, 58cfm - Black Edition, wich I didn`t notice before, I have a feeling resisting the urge will be impossible tongue.gif

I had 5 AP-15s a couple years back and I loved em, sound profile was pleasant and buildquality was amazing to.

Uh-oh...Black GT fever has infected another. smile.gif

I just ordered a bunch more 1850rpm PWM versions. Have a few 140mm fans that are going back in the closet. smile.gif
post #1943 of 2758
So my current system is as follows:



Caselabs SMA8 Supertower Case

ASUS X99 Rampage V Black Edition 10th Anniversary Motherboard

I7 5960X @ 4.5ghz (4.2ghz cache/uncore) - 1.28v (1.95v input) I Am Waiting for an I7 6800K in the mail to replace the 5960X since i'm selling it in the near future; the Broadwell-E CPUs are even hotter!

MSI Gaming-X GTX 1080 @ 2,150mhz & 11,000mhz memory - 1.096v

16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 3000mhz C15 - 1.35v

EVGA Supernova G2 1000w PSU

PNY CS2211 480GB SSD + WD Blue 500GB HDD




Cooling:

EK Supremacy EVO-CSQ CPU Waterblock

XSPC EX 480mm Radiator (35mm thick)

EK XTC 420mm Radiator (60mm thick)

HWLabs Black Ice GTX 360mm Radiator (55mm thick)

EK X3 250mm Reservoir (tube)

Swiftech MCP655-B D5 Pump


4 x Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition fans

1 x Noctua NF-F12 2000rpm Industrial fan

2 x NZXT Generic ~1400rpm fans + 1x NZXT 200mm generic 900rpm fan





I'm trying to get my temps as low as humanly possible without resorting to Cascade, LN2 etc.. which i have no interest in returning to after all the time i've spent competing with that kind of overclocking in past years. I'm considering adding more rad space (my case is kinda limited even with its size since i already have a 480 rad in top with no room left, a 360 rad in front which would cut into my 5.25" bay mounted headphone AMP/DAC combo if i upped to 420/480 there, and a 420 rad in the front of the bottom section.) With the limited space the only rad space i could add would be swapping out the 420 rad and resorting to a full 560 rad there, and i can "seemingly" fit a 240 or 280 rad without hitting my PSU in the back of the lower chamber.

I'm not sure if more rad space will really help though, especially since i'm currently only water cooling the CPU (my 1080 is on air for now, unsure if i plan to waterblock it or not as i might just get a 2nd one and air cool them) I'm assuming that i'm kinda hitting "diminishing returns" with cooling performance.

So naturally my 2nd place i looked was my fans. I listed my fans in the above section, but i'll mention again. I have 4 x Corsair SP120 Quiet Editions, 1 x Noctua NF-F12 2000rpm Industrial, and 2 x cheapo NZXT 120mm ones on my rads, and a 200mm one "laying" on the rad in the bottom section since i have no 140mm fans to mount to it. I'm trying to decide what fans to go for for the rest of my rad space to A) Get the lowest temps possible, B) While not being super loud.



SO. TL:DR = For a quite large 1,260mm of radiator space, should i just go with ALL Corsair SP120 quiet editions and 140's for my lower rad? or is there a better fan choice for not very loud but nice cooling? I need TWO 120mm fans that fit this criteria, and FOUR 140mm ones. These charts don't appear to have any clear winner, and they don't specifically take radiators into account or test static pressure at all etc.. so i thought some of your guys here could give me info on what the current best compromise of performance to noise in a radiator fan is.

Sorry for the long post, thanks!
Edited by DarkIdeals - 6/25/16 at 1:57am
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 5960X ASUS Rampage V Extreme MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X 16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2666mhz DDR4 C15 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
PNY CS2211 MLC SATA III SSD WD Blue 500GB 7200rpm Writemaster DVD/CD +/- RW EK Supremacy EVO 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Mayhem's Pastel Ice White Coolant Coollaboratory Liquid Copper TIM XSPC EX480mm Radiator Black Ice GTX 360mm Radiator 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK XTC 420mm Radiator Swiftech MCP655-B 12v Pump EK RES X3 250 Reservoir Bitspower/EK 3/8" x 1/2" Compression fitting 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8.1 ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q 27" 1440p 144hz G-Sync ASUS VG23AH 23.5" Passive 3d 1080p 60hz  Razer Blackwidow Chroma Tournament Edition 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA Supernova G2 1000 Caselabs SMA8 -XXL Window, Ventilated sides/t... Razer Ouroboros Norman Rockwell collection series print Mousepad 
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Sennheiser HD700 300ohm Open Back Headphones SupremeFX Hi-Fi 5.25" Bay AMP/DAC  
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 5960X ASUS Rampage V Extreme MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X 16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2666mhz DDR4 C15 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
PNY CS2211 MLC SATA III SSD WD Blue 500GB 7200rpm Writemaster DVD/CD +/- RW EK Supremacy EVO 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Mayhem's Pastel Ice White Coolant Coollaboratory Liquid Copper TIM XSPC EX480mm Radiator Black Ice GTX 360mm Radiator 
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EK XTC 420mm Radiator Swiftech MCP655-B 12v Pump EK RES X3 250 Reservoir Bitspower/EK 3/8" x 1/2" Compression fitting 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8.1 ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q 27" 1440p 144hz G-Sync ASUS VG23AH 23.5" Passive 3d 1080p 60hz  Razer Blackwidow Chroma Tournament Edition 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA Supernova G2 1000 Caselabs SMA8 -XXL Window, Ventilated sides/t... Razer Ouroboros Norman Rockwell collection series print Mousepad 
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post #1944 of 2758
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Originally Posted by DarkIdeals View Post

So my current system is as follows:

SO. TL:DR = For a quite large 1,260mm of radiator space, should i just go with ALL Corsair SP120 quiet editions and 140's for my lower rad? or is there a better fan choice for not very loud but nice cooling? I need TWO 120mm fans that fit this criteria, and FOUR 140mm ones. These charts don't appear to have any clear winner, and they don't specifically take radiators into account or test static pressure at all etc.. so i thought some of your guys here could give me info on what the current best compromise of performance to noise in a radiator fan is.

Sorry for the long post, thanks!

Welcome to GT week on OCN. biggrin.gif

At 120mm, suggest the 1850rpm PWM GTs. At least 6dB quieter than the SP120 with slightly better performance at lower rpm. GTs have a far more pleasant noise profile and much better build quality. In case you missed the link in my previous posts, Darkside PWM GT or the 2150rpm PWM version from Coolerguys . The 120 EK F4ER is another high performance option.

For performance at 140mm, the Noctua NF-A14 IPPC-3000 PWM delivers. It also spins down to 350rpm on PWM, so it can run quietly too. The EK F3ER or F4 are solid high performance options too.


Thermalbench IPPC-3000 test

Check the tests on the first page of this thread too. The IPPC-3000 performs the best of the 140mm fans tested - at the expense of noise. Any 140mm fan above 2000rpm is going to be on the loud side. Not my cup of cooling. I've stopped chasing the lowest temps and prefer to get the lowest temps with the least amount of noise.

Which...looking at your rad area and only cooling the cpu, you should be able to have both low temps and low to moderate noise. What are the load temps currently with the 5960?
post #1945 of 2758
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Welcome to GT week on OCN. biggrin.gif

At 120mm, suggest the 1850rpm PWM GTs. At least 6dB quieter than the SP120 with slightly better performance at lower rpm. GTs have a far more pleasant noise profile and much better build quality. In case you missed the link in my previous posts, Darkside PWM GT or the 2150rpm PWM version from Coolerguys . The 120 EK F4ER is another high performance option.

For performance at 140mm, the Noctua NF-A14 IPPC-3000 PWM delivers. It also spins down to 350rpm on PWM, so it can run quietly too. The EK F3ER or F4 are solid high performance options too.


Thermalbench IPPC-3000 test

Check the tests on the first page of this thread too. The IPPC-3000 performs the best of the 140mm fans tested - at the expense of noise. Any 140mm fan above 2000rpm is going to be on the loud side. Not my cup of cooling. I've stopped chasing the lowest temps and prefer to get the lowest temps with the least amount of noise.

Which...looking at your rad area and only cooling the cpu, you should be able to have both low temps and low to moderate noise. What are the load temps currently with the 5960?
Just don't forget the NF-A14 iPPC PWM is a COMMERCIAL fan, not a consumer fan! Being a COMMERCIAL fan means IT IS NOT QUIET at low rpm like Noctua consumer fans are. Noctua rates them from 800rpm to 3000rpm .. 800rpm, not 300rpm. There have been many complaints by users expecting Noctua consumer fan noise levels not being happy about the iPPC fans' noise. wink.gif

Many of us think any 140mm fan above 1100rpm is on the loud side. biggrin.gif
Edited by doyll - 6/25/16 at 3:10am
post #1946 of 2758
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Just don't forget the NF-A14 iPPC PWM is a COMMERCIAL fan, not a consumer fan! Being a COMMERCIAL fan means IT IS NOT QUIET at low rpm like Noctua consumer fans are.

Many of us think any 140mm fan above 1100rpm is on the loud side. biggrin.gif

Well...some of us cat-eared ones sure do. tongue.gif

The Noc 24V 3000rpm industrial models I've been playing around with are very quiet at low rpms running on 12V PWM - they aren't too pleasant above 1200rpm tho.
post #1947 of 2758
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Well...some of us cat-eared ones sure do. tongue.gif

The Noc 24V 3000rpm industrial models I've been playing around with are very quiet at low rpms running on 12V PWM - they aren't too pleasant above 1200rpm tho.
What is their maximum speed on 12v?
post #1948 of 2758
Can we get some tests of those new magnetic bearing fans? Like Corsair ML now that they are finally making them? tongue.gif
post #1949 of 2758
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Originally Posted by doyll View Post

What is their maximum speed on 12v?

Appears to be around 1610-1620rpm - so too high for anything other than OC benches and annoying the cats. smile.gif

I got them on a good discount and since not every shelf in the fan closet is stuffed...
post #1950 of 2758
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Appears to be around 1610-1620rpm - so too high for anything other than OC benches and annoying the cats. smile.gif

I got them on a good discount and since not every shelf in the fan closet is stuffed...
I like annoying the cats. thumb.gif
Have you per chance compared any other Noctua fan to these 24v 140mm IPPC 3000, .. like 12v 140mm 1200-1500rpm models?

Edit: I ask because they may be an option for users liking A14 and A15 round fans but wanting a square one.

Oh! Thermalright now shows the TY-147Asq and TY-143sq on their website! And a TY-141sq too.
http://www.thermalright.com/products.html and click 140mm in fans.
Edited by doyll - 6/25/16 at 3:26am
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