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Originally Posted by Capt Proton View Post

Anyone got a link to a review of these Corsair fans to provide some qualitative data for comparison? We all want to think our equipment is great, but, simple statements do not provide information that can be compared to enable an informed decision.

I like this video review cause he compares them to a lot of popular fans on the market, and it is empirical data.  

 

 

Graphs from this test:

 

 

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Note that the dB measurements are relative to the "Sound Floor".  He didn't use an anechoic chamber.


Edited by Stevoandaredk5 - 10/26/12 at 5:10pm
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Did he do any testing at all? Hope so.

If you have to ask instead of watching the video review, I will not tell you buttkick.gif
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I like this video review cause he compares them to a lot of popular fans on the market, and it is empirical data.  

Nice find specool.gif
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This thread sort of reminds me of the classic "what TIM is best" threads. Maybe years ago when choices were severely limited it was really relevant but these days? Most high quality fans with good static pressure will be fine. I'm very happy with my 2 Cooler Master Blademaster fans. Even full blast they have a more pleasant sound than some fans I've tried. $5 more and I could have had a pair of the Corsair fans but chose not to as I wanted pwm function. I'd bet any fans recommended in this thread will work very very well. It all comes down to personal choice as far as noise goes. I have a blue Thunderblade fan that has an aggrevating tone and a green one that doesn't. They are the exact same except color but one is pleasnt to my ears and one is so aggrevating I want to throw it out the window. Go figure wink.gif I say A) Go with a Brand you have trust in. B) Go with a recommendation from someone you trust. C) When all else fails go with the prettiest biggrin.gif
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If you have to ask instead of watching the video review, I will not tell you buttkick.gif

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post #26 of 29
XSPC Xinruilian 1650RPM are good and cost a lot less than the Gentle Typhoons and others mentioned. Good static pressure, low cost, sleeved cables with black connectors. There are also 1200 and 2000 RPM versions if you need lower noise or more airflow.
Edited by ff02 - 10/26/12 at 6:39pm
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I have 18 Gentle Typhoon AP-14 (1450 RPM) fans running on 3 XSPC RX360 radiators on my main rig and the air flow in awesome and the noise is hardly noticeable at 1 or 2 feet away ... just a gentle "wrrrrr". My MCP655 pump on setting 3 is louder.

If thats true you need to decouple that pump.
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post #28 of 29
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If thats true you need to decouple that pump.

Well, that isn't to say that the MCP655 is loud, I was just saying that the pump is the loudest part of my loop, not the 18 fans.

I actually have 2 MCP655s on an EK-Dual Top, and it is very quit 2 feet away. I can still hear the clatter of a non-mechanical keyboard over it.

Here is a bit of numbers that I worked up for when I was doing my build ...
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You know you got computers on the brain when you are laying in bed at 2 in the morning and suddenly think to yourself ... OMG, how loud will this thing be? Should I have ordered 18 AP-13 or AP-12 fans instead?

Well, after running some numbers, it really doesn't matter much. Pretty much the most noise will be generated from the 2 MCP655 pumps, which puts out about 33dBA each.

9 800RPM fans AP-12 @ 9dBA = 18.54dBA (36.08dBA w/2 MCP655 pumps) = 28.25 CFM per = ~120 Watts @ 10C
18 800RPM fans AP-12 @ 9dBA = 21.52dBA (36.15dBA w/2 MCP655 pumps) = 28.25 CFM per = ~140 Watts @ 10C

9 1150RPM fans AP-13 @ 16dBA = 25.54dBA (36.37dBA w/2 MCP655 pumps) = 37 CFM per = ~160 Watts @ 10C
18 1150RPM fans AP-13 @ 16dBA = 28.52dBA (36.72dBA w/2 MCP655 pumps) = 37 CFM per = ~190 Watts @ 10C

9 1450RPM fans AP-14 @ 21dBA = 30.54dBA (37.08dBA w/2 MCP655 pumps) = 50 CFM per = ~215 Watts @ 10C
18 1450RPM fans AP-14 @ 21dBA = 33.52dBA (37.94dBA w/2 MCP655 pumps) = 50 CFM per = ~260 Watts @ 10C

For those that don't already have this site, you might want to book mark it. It is simply wonderful for calculating noise.

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post #29 of 29
I could hear my GTs at 1200rpm over my MCP355 which should be far louder than a D5 at 3.
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