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Yah it is not very good on a rad but moving air around in your case it does a good job.
    
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I still prefer my Scythe Kama Flow 2 fans to my GTs. At $15 a fan or less I think that they're a great bang for your buck.

I'm also quite surprised that you found the noise on the F12 PWM unpleasant. I thought that it sounded much smoother than a GT. I didn't notice any grinding like I saw with my slipstreams or some of my yates. I think that they're a good deal at $5.
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I still prefer my Scythe Kama Flow 2 fans to my GTs. At $15 a fan or less I think that they're a great bang for your buck.
I'm also quite surprised that you found the noise on the F12 PWM unpleasant. I thought that it sounded much smoother than a GT. I didn't notice any grinding like I saw with my slipstreams or some of my yates. I think that they're a good deal at $5.

 

I have a retail F12 and a F12 I got for review. The retail one is better and doesn't have any annoyances to it. A tad "loud" for a quiet product, but nothing my butt clenches over.

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While it may not be the same, i love how my F9 PWM's work. I have two of them on my HTPC, and i can't really tell them apart if i have them on or off. Also, even as i undervolt them i have felt no rattling or other annoying sounds.
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^ Its an $11 fan with a sleeve bearing. I would pass.
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I know, he compared it to the slipstream but better... perhaps if it was a bit cheaper.
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Sleeve bearing is not such a bad thing. You've just got to be prepared that in a few years (3 or so) it may fail or you may have to perform some maintenance on it when it gets noisy.

 

As for the fan itself, the performance is rather generic. Nothing to write home about in design either.

 

I'd have to get one for myself to see if the numbers are accurate but I wouldn't be too inclined to doubt them.

Pressure has got to be low though.

 

I won't be adding it to this round up, or a performance fan round-up. Just due to where it falls.

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Makes sense... any news on a new nidec rebrand? (great replacement?)
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Scythe is still around, so I wouldn't worry about GT supplies.

 

As for replacement, Noctua NF-F12 would be a good option. Be Quiet Silent Wings 2 would be another.

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