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Doing an extensive test of 1200-1500RPM 'Quiet' fans

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This has become a very popular category in the last two years or so. Here's what I've got so far. I'm trying to keep it to current fans or old favorites. I know I am missing a few, some OCN input would be greatly appreciated.

Keep in mind that the idea of this test is to get fans that plug in and operate at very quiet levels, rather than good fans which can be tuned with a fan controller to reach the desired speed. At least, that is what I had pictured in my head. Irrational restriction?

Noctua NF-F12
Corsair SP Quiet Edition
Cougar CF-V12
Arctic Cooling F12
BitFenix Spectre Pro
Scythe GT AP-14
Phobya G-Silent 1200
Noiseblocker eloop 1300
Swiftech Helix (this one is breaking my rule a bit)

Immediate plans are delta temps on radiator duty (one high FPI, one low FPI) and heatsink duty on a Megahalems. CFM and Pressure tests in various states of restriction to follow.
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