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Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition vs Noctua NF-F12

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Hi there.

The noctuas cost 20 euros each. The Corsair only 13. Are the noctuas worth the extra money? I will be putting them in wc radiator in a push-pull config.
Thanks for the input.
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I would say yes due to they last forver
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post #3 of 47
Overrated, GTs can push more air through a rad with 8 dbA less noise.

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NF-F12 tested about average for me, really nothing special other than the different color and accessories/packaging.

Nothing special about the Corsair fans either, at least the kit H100i fans I have really not all that great.
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Overrated
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Thanks for those. So in your opinion you recommend the gentle typhoons ap-15?are they PWM?
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Thanks for those. So in your opinion you recommend the gentle typhoons ap-15?are they PWM?

At full speed or with manual fan control yes, but No if you plan to throttle them and need PWM.

They pretty much dominate low noise at 1800RPM, nothing comes close.

BUT...No they are not PWM controllable unfortunately. Supposedly the AP-29s (3000RPM black brother) can be made PWM capable, but 3000RPM is pretty high speed. It's too bad they don't make a slower speed PWM option.

Swiftech Helix PWMs are pretty good and share a similar noise/rpm, but the GTs have better air flow per RPM.


Haven't really landed on a PWM option that stands out like the GTs does. Still searching..might have to try that AP-29 mod and see how it performs but guessing it's too high speed. Need something in the 600-2000RPM range.
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post #6 of 47
Can't you just use a fan controller?
BTW, I suggest the corsair SP120's. 0.5c behind the NF F12 rpm for rpm. Don't bother with airflow if you want to cool down a rad. It is all about static pressure. Check out linustechtips and review sites on static pressure round ups between bands of different fans. All is explained.
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post #7 of 47
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Where did you see only half a degree diference between them? From the reviews I've read the noctuas NF-F12s are far better than the SP120 Quiet Edition...
Regarding the fan controller I want the speed to be automatically controlled depending on the temps.
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Where did you see only half a degree diference between them? From the reviews I've read the noctuas NF-F12s are far better than the SP120 Quiet Edition...
Regarding the fan controller I want the speed to be automatically controlled depending on the temps.

I mean the normal edition. An NF F12 and a SP120, both locked at the same RPM, for example, 1500rpm, perform half a degree between each other.
This is on Linustechtips (I think) and an independant review on youtube also shown this.
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post #9 of 47
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I mean the normal edition. An NF F12 and a SP120, both locked at the same RPM, for example, 1500rpm, perform half a degree between each other.
This is on Linustechtips (I think) and an independant review on youtube also shown this.

there is no normal edition, just quiet or performance editions. Can you post the link of source? Linus in his videos only says good things about the noctuas NF-F12s
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http://koolance.com/fan-120x25mm-108cfm
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9780/fan-619/Cooler_Master_Blade_Master_120mm_x_25mm_PWM_Fan_R4-BMBS-20PK-R0.html
Howcome I never see anyone talk about these two fans smile.gif i tried to research and they "seem" to outperform all those in the graph cfm/static pressure wise?
Or am I missing something and one of you can fill me in biggrin.gif
  
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