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All of them (Noctua, Phanteks, Thermalright, Be Quiet) are silent at low speeds. The Be Quiet fans just have lower max speed.

see:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/140mm_Fan_Roundup2
http://www.silentpcreview.com/140mm_Fan_Roundup1

Also it seems a bunch of review sites say the Dark Rock Pro 2 has bad contact with the CPU die , especially on AMD CPUs, which is why I didn't bother recommending it (other than a taller height). Also low speed performance below 900RPM the Be Quiet fans have less impressive temps by a few degrees.
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Originally Posted by AlphaC View Post

All of them (Noctua, Phanteks, Thermalright, Be Quiet) are silent at low speeds. The Be Quiet fans just have lower max speed.

see:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/140mm_Fan_Roundup2
http://www.silentpcreview.com/140mm_Fan_Roundup1

Also it seems a bunch of review sites say the Dark Rock Pro 2 has bad contact with the CPU die , especially on AMD CPUs, which is why I didn't bother recommending it (other than a taller height). Also low speed performance below 900RPM the Be Quiet fans have less impressive temps by a few degrees.

Ah very good point, it was the black finish combined with the height that was swinging it for me, however the Phanteks should be better cooling and just as good looks unless there would be a preferable one.
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Originally Posted by AlphaC View Post

All of them (Noctua, Phanteks, Thermalright, Be Quiet) are silent at low speeds. The Be Quiet fans just have lower max speed.

see:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/140mm_Fan_Roundup2
http://www.silentpcreview.com/140mm_Fan_Roundup1

Also it seems a bunch of review sites say the Dark Rock Pro 2 has bad contact with the CPU die , especially on AMD CPUs, which is why I didn't bother recommending it (other than a taller height). Also low speed performance below 900RPM the Be Quiet fans have less impressive temps by a few degrees.

The bequiet fans have actually higher max speed, they are just better all around (quiet fans) imo... and they actually didnt test the 135mm one wich they use on their cooler, wich is a bit more pressure optimized than the 9 blade 140mm fan.

I personally had no problems with 5 different be quiet Dark Rock/Dark Rock Pro coolers so far on three different CPUs, so that#s the only thing i can say about that really.

This is one of the best reviews imo:

http://www.hardwaremax.net/reviews/kuehler/518-test-alpenfoehn-himalaya.html?showall=&start=6

3rd and 4th graph are the relevant ones

As you can see @a very high OC there is a ~2,5 degrees difference.
Edited by Elohim - 5/30/13 at 1:41pm
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Thats not too bad actually from their results...read the review too (highschool languages ftw) Do you think for a Bulldozer i'd be more suited for a Phanteks at high oc then?
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At the end of the day it will only matter if you plan on absolutely maxing out your OC and benching.... But yes the Phanteks will probably perform slightly better (and has the better build quality and mounting)

the be quiet on the other hand looks a bit more understated and has imo the better fans
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Thanks for the correction Elohim, I didn't remember the Be Quiet twin tower has 1500 and 1700RPM fans. The Dark Rock 2 also has a 1300 RPM fan unlike the 140mm case fan they sell which only goes to 1000RPM.
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I think the Phanteks seems like the best contender in my book, just down to the performance, looks and also me not caring about space biggrin.gif
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@AlphaC
Yeah they sue the same bearing/DC but are completely different fans design wise: the 135mm one has more pressure since it has seven bigger blades compared to the 9 blades of the 140mm one.... It's the same fan they use in their P10/E9 PSUs...


@Buxty
yes i guess it's the better choice for you... to me it would be a toss up, since i personally love the bq fans and dont like the big "phanteks" logo on their cooler... but yeah personal preferences smile.gif
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I saw a black one, the one i wanted with the phanteks logo coloured in black on the white fans and that sold it for me. It really breaks the colours up biggrin.gif
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