Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Air Cooling › Fans!!!! The most complete and comprehensive array of tests and benchmarks
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Fans!!!! The most complete and comprehensive array of tests and benchmarks - Page 91

post #901 of 2263
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lucas Lamer View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by epic1337 View Post

i'd go with CF-V12HB Vortex due to price.

I have one of those. It's okay, nothing special.

yup but tests says its about 1.5c delta hotter than NF-P12 and is 1dB noisier, it costs half so hell worth it.
post #902 of 2263
Quote:
Originally Posted by epic1337 View Post

yup but tests says its about 1.5c delta hotter than NF-P12 and is 1dB noisier, it costs half so hell worth it.

I've done a side-by-side test of my CF-V12H and my NF-P12 and the difference that jumped out at me was the tone of the motor noise more than the volume. The Noctua has a silky motor sound which is very easy on the ears. The Cougar's motor sounds harsh and shrill by comparison even though it's probably not much louder. I wish there was something like a "harshness index" to rate fan noise, though I know that would be highly subjective and not strictly scientific.
Foldar
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-6600k Asus Z170 Maximus VIII Hero Asus Strix GTX 750 Ti 2x8GB GSkill Ripjaws DDR4-3200 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial MX200 SSD 250GB, WD Caviar Black 2TB Noctua NH-D15S Windows 10 Pro 64bit Asus PB278Q 1440p 
PowerCase
EVGA Supernova P2 850W Phanteks Enthoo Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
Foldar
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-6600k Asus Z170 Maximus VIII Hero Asus Strix GTX 750 Ti 2x8GB GSkill Ripjaws DDR4-3200 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial MX200 SSD 250GB, WD Caviar Black 2TB Noctua NH-D15S Windows 10 Pro 64bit Asus PB278Q 1440p 
PowerCase
EVGA Supernova P2 850W Phanteks Enthoo Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
post #903 of 2263
Quote:
Originally Posted by doyll View Post

Thermalright (not Thermaltake) are sold by Nan's Gaming Gear. They are the only USA seller
http://www.nansgaminggear.net/searchresults.asp?cat=1824

They sell on Amazon too.
http://www.amazon.com/TR-TY-147-140-noise-emission/dp/B00A4QB4SW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1427459687&sr=8-1&keywords=ty-147

Thanks for the links, but only one seller means they have no price competition. Noctua can be found at the same cost or even less. And in Canada, Thermalright gets the NoiseBlocker nosebleed luxury pricing level - they're nearly twice the cost of the Noctua equivalent!

Thermalright is a much better value in Europe, right? I was looking at the new, supposedly affordable, Silver Arrow ITX for a small build and it's $94.95US!
post #904 of 2263
Quote:
Originally Posted by MicroCat View Post

Thanks for the links, but only one seller means they have no price competition. Noctua can be found at the same cost or even less. And in Canada, Thermalright gets the NoiseBlocker nosebleed luxury pricing level - they're nearly twice the cost of the Noctua equivalent!

Thermalright is a much better value in Europe, right? I was looking at the new, supposedly affordable, Silver Arrow ITX for a small build and it's $94.95US!
I don't know about cheaper, but the price is lower. biggrin.gif TY-143 are £6.99 delivered including 20% tax.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B009QGHQ1K/ref=sr_1_1_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1427508979&sr=8-1&keywords=ty-143&condition=new

TY-147 for £7.85. Price has gone up on these by £2.00 in last couple of months.
http://www.pcnation.co.uk/product.aspx?id=15664&af=11

Alternate sells throughout Europe
http://www.alternate.co.uk/html/search.html?query=thermalright&x=0&y=0
Edited by doyll - 3/27/15 at 7:46pm
post #905 of 2263
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lucas Lamer View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by epic1337 View Post

yup but tests says its about 1.5c delta hotter than NF-P12 and is 1dB noisier, it costs half so hell worth it.

I've done a side-by-side test of my CF-V12H and my NF-P12 and the difference that jumped out at me was the tone of the motor noise more than the volume. The Noctua has a silky motor sound which is very easy on the ears. The Cougar's motor sounds harsh and shrill by comparison even though it's probably not much louder. I wish there was something like a "harshness index" to rate fan noise, though I know that would be highly subjective and not strictly scientific.

true, its what you get when going cheap.

and the noise profile is most likely due to the sleeve bearing.

as for the "harshness index" i think a simple frequency resonance point is the easiest to go with, people find higher frequencies more annoying.



does anyone know what RPM does Gentle Typhoon 4850RPM/5400RPM run at when operated at 5v~7v?
post #906 of 2263
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lucas Lamer View Post

I've done a side-by-side test of my CF-V12H and my NF-P12 and the difference that jumped out at me was the tone of the motor noise more than the volume. The Noctua has a silky motor sound which is very easy on the ears. The Cougar's motor sounds harsh and shrill by comparison even though it's probably not much louder. I wish there was something like a "harshness index" to rate fan noise, though I know that would be highly subjective and not strictly scientific.

Agreed. Noc's 120mm have the least tonal effects I've heard. Up to about 1100 rpm - then turbulence will start favouring frequencies. But at least their bearings don't join the chorus.

Could use some spectrum analysis software to create an 'objective' assessments, or at least a starting point. Because of the nature of our audio perception, it's difficult to represent with enough visual detail to get a clear 'picture'. We'd need 50+megapixel monitors to display the detail we can hear. SCPR posts basic spectrum results of their fan tests - the gross peaks are clearly visible from the bad fans. They also posts recordings, however, they're mono and don't give a very realistic 'in-case, in-room' perspective. All fans in their recordings sound much worse to me that they do live. Live fans are better! A few much better than others;-)

And the other issue is clicking when fans are undervolted - that's a tricky one to auto-document. A recording will reveal it tho.

With other variables, including our personal perceptions and preference - context is important. Each case with a different set of components, damping and airflow in a different environment is a different use case. The work, our man, the fan man, has compiled gives us a baseline in one place to begin fanning out our own options. Sorry, can't help but fan the flames for pun. biggrin.gif
post #907 of 2263
Quote:
Originally Posted by doyll View Post

I don't know about cheaper, but the price is lower. biggrin.gif TY-143 are £6.99 delivered including 20% tax.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B009QGHQ1K/ref=sr_1_1_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1427508979&sr=8-1&keywords=ty-143&condition=new

TY-147 for £7.85. Price has gone up on these by £2.00 in last couple of months.
http://www.pcnation.co.uk/product.aspx?id=15664&af=11

Alternate sells throughout Europe
http://www.alternate.co.uk/html/search.html?query=thermalright&x=0&y=0

With the exchange rates those are a great deal compared to the Noc 140s. If I bought enough T147s it could almost pay for a European vacation this year. Forget about the next itx build, I'll build a XL-sized case only from TY147s. Talk about positive pressure...;-)
post #908 of 2263
Quote:
Originally Posted by MicroCat View Post

With the exchange rates those are a great deal compared to the Noc 140s. If I bought enough T147s it could almost pay for a European vacation this year. Forget about the next itx build, I'll build a XL-sized case only from TY147s. Talk about positive pressure...;-)
Great performance at a great price makes them my go-to fan of choice for many years now. My only complaint is the lack of a square version .. needed for some applications.


I have modded them to 141x141mm .. easily done with a good saw.


And made adapter corner pieces
post #909 of 2263
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyclops View Post

Well, I can tell you that Spectre Pro line of products are amongst the worst fans I've tested. The manufacturers specs are basically a lie and it's only selling because of its looks, not performance.

Generally, the larger the fans, the more air they move at lower dBA at the cost of static pressure. 140mm fans is what I would go with as I haven't tested any 200mm fans. NF-P14 (1200 RPM version) and NF-A14 are pretty good choices as well as TR TY-147(A). Either of them will do a much better job than the Spectre Pros.

Thank you much for the feedback.
post #910 of 2263
Any thoughts about this Cyclops?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200105

I have no idea about the TNB type bering....

They are quite ugly but I thought I would give them a try.
Small wonder.
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
6700k Asus Maximus VIII Impact EVGA 980Ti Classified G.skill Aegis 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.skill Aegis Samsung Evo 120gb Toshiba X300 Koolance 380i w/ Various WC goodness! 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows10 pro LG 34uc88-p Dell P2411H Varmilo  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX750 Phanteks ENTHOO EVOLV ITX Logitech G502 <3 X-Trac Ripper XXL <3 
Audio
Kingston Hyper X Cloud II 
  hide details  
Reply
Small wonder.
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
6700k Asus Maximus VIII Impact EVGA 980Ti Classified G.skill Aegis 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.skill Aegis Samsung Evo 120gb Toshiba X300 Koolance 380i w/ Various WC goodness! 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows10 pro LG 34uc88-p Dell P2411H Varmilo  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX750 Phanteks ENTHOO EVOLV ITX Logitech G502 <3 X-Trac Ripper XXL <3 
Audio
Kingston Hyper X Cloud II 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Air Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Air Cooling › Fans!!!! The most complete and comprehensive array of tests and benchmarks