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post #11 of 55
I agree with chimp. I would have liked to see 38mm in the mix.
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good job ehume for that article, I have a feeling it contains a lot of data he posted here in the air section though. haven't gone through all of it to confirm, although I'm sure he could confirm lol
   
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post #13 of 55
I call bull. I've reviewed a NF-F12 and they're crap. Compared to a AP-15, the AP-15 is quieter, pushes more air flow and more pressure. This is even shown in their testing. They're just kissing Noctua's ass, technology is useless unless it actually makes a difference.

Also the quieter to the ear excuse, listen to an AP-15, it's very clearly quieter to my ear.

My view as a hardware reviewer.
Edited by Willhemmens - 10/16/12 at 12:33am
post #14 of 55
@Willhemmens: Some people hear the high pitched bearing noise on the AP-15 more than other people. Perhaps that is why there is a discrepancy between subjective opinions?
post #15 of 55
I have six AP-15's here and excellent hearing. I cannot hear anything from the bearings. My are pretty old now though so perhaps that's an issue on newer ones.
post #16 of 55

Wow Noctua NFp12 is actually not a great cooler than eh?

 

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post #17 of 55
Martin's testing begs to differ. The Gentle Typhoon by far outperformed the Noctua on a radiator.
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post #18 of 55
The author of this article was ehume, I believe. He has almost every 120 mm version of the Gentle Typhoon iirc including the faster black versions with the ring.

The SPL was db(A) weighted, but of course some people are more sensitive to certain frequencies. That can become subjective. I have read about some people thinking the AP-15's were quiet, and other people thought it was very loud.
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Martin's testing begs to differ. The Gentle Typhoon by far outperformed the Noctua on a radiator.

Testing methodology was different between Martin's and ehume, so it is difficult to compare. Martin used a water-cooling radiator, and ehume used a Megahalem heatsink. Martin measured airflow through a radiator where as ehume measured temperature of the CPU. Perhaps certain fans have different noise levels and performance when used with different types of radiators/heatsinks. The different instruments used to measure noise and how they were calibrated and set up could also be differing factors.
Edited by Riou - 10/16/12 at 1:56am
post #19 of 55
Well done ehume, I am looking forward to digesting this... I always love your work cobber....keep up the good work.
post #20 of 55
Urgh where are the Corsair AF/SP fans, Noiseblocker fans, etc??

I always come out of these fan reviews disappointed frown.gif
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