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My main concern is if the AF120s can "pull" the air in well enough? I figured the SP120s performance would be better considering you can always dial them down.

 

The restrictions of Case Lab's cases are very minimal. They'll pull the same amount of air for the most part; but they'll be a bit quieter.

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found this at TT.
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[Individually, there are in my mind only three of the five fans I would really consider, although the AF 140 QE and AF120 QE have their places in some buyers minds. The three I feel are the stars of this group are the AF120 Performance fan and the SP120 in both the High Performance Edition and the SP120 Quiet Edition. Since pricing is within a few pennies across all five entrants, I would personally pass on the first two I listed for the later three and here is why. The SP120 HPE is pretty self-explanatory, it is by far the best performing fan offered and the 35 dBA rating is overstated as the fans aren't that loud with 12V applied. These will work for anything from case fans, coolers or radiators as they will drive near 70 CFM of air into the device with 3.1mmH20 of static pressure forcing its way through

SP120 HIGH PERFORMANCE


SP120 QUIET


AF120 HIGH PERFORMANCE

Edited by nezff - 12/20/12 at 4:49pm
 
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What do you use to measure the dba/cfm / static pressure of fans?
    
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post #374 of 2743
Thanks to the advice here! I just installed a couple of SP120 Quiet @7V in the front of my case to cool 4 HDD+SSD. Seem to work quite well - they keep the drives in the mid 30s and you can't hear them at all. thumb.gif
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What do you use to measure the dba/cfm / static pressure of fans?

 

 

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What do you use to measure the dba/cfm / static pressure of fans?

 

 

The Testing Equipment

All Equipment Was Purchased & Owned By myself:

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  • Kintrex IRT0421 Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer
  • Universal Enterprises DM383B Digital Multimeter
  • Mastech HY1803D

 

That's all of my equipment. 

 

Besides my 2 chambers for pressure & sound testing (but they're custom built myself.) 


Pics of the testing chambers?

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Pics of the testing chambers?

 

Wooden box 1 = finished & sealed with a 140mm mounting (gasket + adapter for 120mm fans)

Wooden box 2 = unfinished box with lots of foam and hardboard on the inside to isolate it from the outside.

As well as band mounts for fans.

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Well my first time with Aerocool fans is a bust. The 140mm still create too much air noise even at the silent lower voltage and with my HAF XB, the sound is just way too loud in comparison to my AP-13's being used at intakes. Now im trying to figure out if I wanna bother trying to find a better 120mm LED intake fans or go back to just using AP-13 or AP-14's for intake and installing some rubber screws for vibration reduction or spend even more money and try Noise blockers or Corsairs. Getting tired of eating restocking fee's lately so I need to get this figured out....



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How are the Noiseblocker NB-eLoop B12-2?
16.7 DBA
54 cfm and
Static Pressure:1.042 mmH2O


I like the look of these with those cool white fan blades. If only the chassis of fan was tinted, they would look freaking awesome. Wonder how they would do for intake and exhaust.....
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The Testing Equipment



All Equipment Was Purchased & Owned By myself:



[*] Extech HD300
[*] Extech HD755
[*] Extech 407750 SPL Meter Lab Adjusted.
[*] Kintrex IRT0421 Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer
[*] Universal Enterprises DM383B Digital Multimeter
[*] Mastech HY1803D


That's all of my equipment. 

Besides my 2 chambers for pressure & sound testing (but they're custom built myself.) 

Hmm wonder how my San aces would do at half speed.. bet there more static pressure /cfm then any other fan and would be just as quiet..
    
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