Originally Posted by DaveLT
Which means the prolimatech fans have very weak static pressure.
The bgears blasters ... They IMO look like crap and feel like crap but on top of that also overrated
But still you want fans that produce more CFM with restriction for the same noise level, you really really want that. I guarantee.
Not too assuring knowing i'm a heavy delta fan user
The BGears are mass produced, and made out of cheaper materials coupled with bearing whine. I'm aware of all the gripes and flaws with them. That being said from what I've gathered their 140mm fan has very good CFM through high restriction cases.
The Prolimatech have a fairly good static pressure actually. It has 1.8mmH2O, which to give you an idea of comparisons the Scythe GT-AP15 has 2.0H2O, and the Cougar Vortex has 1.7mmH2O. Given the reputation from it's users it must have a pretty drastic performance curve
. Just visually scanning it I can see why. It doesn't have much curvature, so it will not focus the airflow. It also has a fairly notable gap between the ends of the blades and the outside of the housing. If preliminary assumptions serve to be accurate then it's airflow could simply escape between those gaps when faced with notable restriction.
Unfortunately I don't have resources to put such theories to the test. I'll just have to let research and reviews guide me for now.
Anyways, this is all getting a bit OT now.