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Corsair 2-pack with low noise adapter?
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Corsair 2-pack with low noise adapter?

That's the direction I'm leaning...
    
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They look great aswell...and they perform quite good, noise/performance wise. I think the AF120 fans with lna may be even better, at least according to this thread.
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Value wise, I'd say the Corsair models are strong contenders.

 

HDB is more well understood by myself than what Lepa is offering. So I think it's the better option; though I have a feeling that Lepa's bearing is similar if not an evolution of the old Enermax Enobal bearing.

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And AF vs SP?
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And AF vs SP?

 

For denser radiators, I wouldn't recommend the AF Series. They are purely for unrestricted airflow scenarios. 

 

0.5mmH20 is far too low on the quiet editions to support any radiator.

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Have you tried the Prolimatech PRO-BV14?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835242011 87 cfm 18dba.
    
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Have you tried the Prolimatech PRO-BV14?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835242011 87 cfm 18dba.

 

I haven't, but these guys managed to do a pretty good test on them:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AW20YCwJPV0

 

 

I'm not sure about the dB rating they gave it, or the accuracy of the meter; but as you can hear, the fan is not that loud. It does seem to have some annoying motor noise in the form of a tick that moves up in pace with the RPM of the fan.

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I haven't, but these guys managed to do a pretty good test on them:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AW20YCwJPV0


I'm not sure about the dB rating they gave it, or the accuracy of the meter; but as you can hear, the fan is not that loud. It does seem to have some annoying motor noise in the form of a tick that moves up in pace with the RPM of the fan.

Yah i have 2 of them there pretty quit even more so then my SilentX fans
Only time you can hear anything is when ur ear is right up next to them u can hear the motor a bit.
    
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Pressure wise, they're awful though.

 

It's another fan that's purely designed to be an open intake / exhaust fan, and not for a dense radiator.

 

 

Most modern heatsinks (like the Genesis, Archon, & D14) shouldn't have an issue with it. Since they have very low FPI (around 13 I do believe.)

 

An H100 has a 20 FPI (I don't know about the H100i though) which is pretty dense with modern heatsinks. Performance radiators like the Black Ice GTX series have the same density.

 

On the other hand, most main-stream or quiet optimized radiators are in the 8-12 FPI range, like XSPC RS & RX series.

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