Originally Posted by mikeaj
By Antec True Quiet Pro having a good sound profile, you mean the sound is consistent (no clicking and so on) and most broadband (no noticeable tonal spikes), right?
What were the best fans for sound profile other than that? I think Zaward Golf 3 was mentioned? These tend to have lowish static pressure and cfm for the speeds, though. Is there anything a bit more suited to a restricted front intake pushing through a drive cage, behind a door (or on a dense radiator, for that matter, but I'm not interested in water cooling)?
Not that I want to demand anything or expect anything ASAP, but for that matter, what happened to updates and putting up the numbers? Of course it's lack of time to work on it, but is it stalled at (1) getting results, (2) transferring data from notes to document / table / spreadsheet, (3) making graphs, or what? IIRC somebody offered to help, or I was imagining things again.
It's mostly stopped at the making graphs part, because Excell is a 10 year old program with a confusing ribbon that I have no idea how to work and I'd rather just not use most of the time.
I'm also not done with the 140mm fans though. Only have 2 left, and then the Cougar Dual-X that I was sent.
As for your questions:
Antec True Quiet Pro: I wouldn't even say this fan made noise did it not have some limited airflow noise. It is supremely quiet, and in a league of it's own in that regard.
On the other hand, it lacks any pressure. So it really is just suited to a exhaust fan pushing air out.
Zaward Golf 3 is a little different, in that it has a more traditional housing. So it could be used as a bottom or side panel intake.
As for radiator fans, BeQuiet's Silent Wing 2, Noctua NF-F12 / A14 FLX, & Corsair SP120's are all top picks for that category.
Silent Wing 2's have the least amount of static pressure, but the most consistent PQ Curve.
Originally Posted by Snuckie7
Hey I was wondering if you guys could recommend some good 120mm case fans.
What I'm looking for is : Mostly black (no tacky LEDs), good CFM/dB ratio, reasonably concentrated airflow, and has to be able to intake from the side without any issues.
Thanks for the input!
Budget & case?