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These are great

http://www.coolermaster.co.uk/product.php?product_id=6707
I only need one as a rear exhaust it's not for my rad or anything else, just to replace my corsair 600t stock rear fan
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ok thanks I will take a look, but what about the Enermax UCEV12 Everest TWISTER? ive been looking at this one and apparently its only 12db and 48,6 cfm??

The Twister is similar to the T.B. Silence, which in my experience is a pretty nice fan. Very good acoustics under 1k rpm, though the '12db' factory spec is nonsense. I really doubt any of these companies have the ability to measure sound levels lower than 20db. The lack of standardization is to the point that giving the factory spec any thought is a waste of time, imo.
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The Twister is similar to the T.B. Silence, which in my experience is a pretty nice fan. Very good acoustics under 1k rpm, though the '12db' factory spec is nonsense. I really doubt any of these companies have the ability to measure sound levels lower than 20db. The lack of standardization is to the point that giving the factory spec any thought is a waste of time, imo.
Noctua believes they can, lol
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608038&IsVirtualParent=1&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=6146846&SID=rw7pb83vxpnw
Noctua = load of BS. I am a non-believer
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i'm curious to why your a non believer? noctua is about silence and about as accurate as it comes to db level. anyone who wants high cfm is going to deal with noise.
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i'm curious to why your a non believer? noctua is about silence and about as accurate as it comes to db level. anyone who wants high cfm is going to deal with noise.
You really think it's possible to measure such low dB? It's not possible.
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You really think it's possible to measure such low dB? It's not possible.


you are right about most companies claims...even noctua's. but i believe anyone looking for products leaning toward silence,or even close to silence, you really cant ask for a better company than noctua.
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12 db is audible if there is little background noise.

Personally I find that the companies that sell the better fans out there like Noctua, Scythe, et al tend to be more honest about their specs. And of course, in general the server fan makes like Nidec, Delta, and Sanyo are reliable too. The real problem though is that there is no standardized measuring system established.

I'd have to agree that Noctua is among the best companies for quiet fans - they make good products, they come with accessories, and are usually pretty good about support. You do pay a price premium, but fans are like everything else - usually, you get what you pay for.
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Noctua charges a pretty penny but their fans aren't pretty ;(

If my case had a window I'd not put a Noctua fan in it and find some Be Quiet! fans (at the cost of slightly higher temps) tongue.gif

Hear some common fans http://www.hardwaremax.net/reviews/luefter/592-test-noctua-nf-a14-und-nf-a15-140-mm-luefter.html?showall=0&start=5

and Be Quiet http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1342-page3.html


Noctua fan specs are not THAT accurate, I can hear the NF-P14 FLX and NF-F12 when over 1100RPM ; they list 20dB for max RPM. It could be they don't count air noise though

Noctua NF-f12:

from http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1343-page5.html
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There's no standardized test. I believe that it is simply x distance away in a anechoic chamber. Unfortunately, there is no standard "x" and fans usually make other noise, like resonance when put against a restriction or vibration, so in that regard, open air tests are not that accurate. That's not to defend any fan company though.

The other consideration is the sound profile - psychoacoustics is an interesting field to study.

I've never really cared too much about fan aesthetics, it's always been about fan performance for me.
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