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What fan should you get?

You want to add fans to a computer case, or replace those that came with it. You want to put a fan on a heatsink, or replace the ones it came with. Often you want to know what fan to get for a particular application, and for good reason you don’t trust the specifications that sellers publish. The best way to decide on what fan to use for a particular application is to test a lot of them. Or you can read reviews where a lot of fans are compared. This is such a review.

Sixty fans are set up in 71 variations on a test system set to two heat levels -- a mild overclock and stock -- designed to see how well various fans cool, and how much noise they make doing it.

http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/120mm_and_140mm_fan_comparison,1.html
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AP 15 has a cheaper replacement xspc 1350rpm , CM blade master 120 or XSPC 2000 RPM
Edited by PontiacGTX - 10/15/12 at 2:15pm
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This belongs in news, actually, so I've moved it.

Also, no fan roundup is "ultimate" unless 38mm-thick fans are thrown in and compared, too. I've grown weary of seeing roundups only doing thinner fans.
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Why does nobody ever test Noiseblocker fans?
    
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Agreed with Chimp and Stuuut. No Noiseblockers? No 32 and 38mm fans? I'm tickled to death they included the Nexus Real Silent, but omitting thicker fans and Noiseblockers is silly, and for many people it makes these tests unusable.

Curious fan they chose as the winner among the 25mm fans. I haven't seen any other tests show them in as glowing a light.
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It does seem like a lot of these sites overlook some popular fans, but it's not as bad as you make it out to be, especially since they're looking at case temps. I would love to see Noiseblockers (especially their new ones), Cougar Vortexes (vortices?), Gelid Wings, Bblaster B-Gears, Rosewill Hyperboreas, Silverstone Air Penetrators, Arctic Cooling F14s, Bitfenix Spectre Pros (as much as I dislike mine), and LEPA Vortex fans tested and tested on radiators, this gives you a nice idea of how a bunch of different fans on the market will perform in their most common usage, as a case fan. I still much prefer MartinsLiquidLabs for fan reviews, but this gives you an idea of what you can expect.

It is nice to see other sites and people beside Ehum take notice of the XSPC Xinruilian fans though. I've been pointing those to people as one of the go to budget fans for a little while now.
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Interesting how the Yate's didn't end up near the top of the list. Thermalright TY-140 are great fans. I'm using two in a push-pull configuration on my heat-sink and been very happy with them. Good airflow and relatively quite at a decent price. I would also like to see Noiseblocker fans included in the review. The are expensive, but good fans.
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in fact XSPC are cheap and performs like nothing there by the noise it produces
Edited by PontiacGTX - 10/15/12 at 5:15pm
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Originally Posted by nubbinator View Post

It is nice to see other sites and people beside Ehum take notice of the XSPC Xinruilian fans though. I've been pointing those to people as one of the go to budget fans for a little while now.
Jokes on you because ehume wrote that article. you guys need to visit the air cooling forums more often. tongue.gif
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