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Noctua NF-F12 or Noiseblocker Blacksilent Pro or Noiseblocker Eloop for Watercooling?

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I have done a lot of research about fans, and I have found out that both Noctua and Noiseblocker are unmatched in build quality and R&D in their fans. I have gotten this far, and I can't decide between the three listed above. Any input from you guys would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Which will deliver the highest CFM through your radiator, taking into consideration the airflow resistance of your rad and the pressure and CFM ratings of the fans.

(I'm not going to look up all the specs / reviews / test results for you.)
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Noctua aren't the greatest radiator fans. GT AP-14/15's are still IMHO the way to go. eLoops are also good fans but a tad more expensive. They also tend to wobble which I found annoying. The wobbling doesn't affect noise or performance though.
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I see no reason why the Noctua's wouldn't make great rad fans, since according to these charts(http://www.coolingtechnique.com/recensioni/74-ventole-rheobus/630-recensione-scythe-gentle-typhoon-ap-13-e-ap-14-.html?start=4), they have excellent noise, CFM, RPM, and static pressure figures. Also, this table shows that the GT's don't perform as well as expected in testing.
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I had NF-P12s for a while there (don't know how they differ from the F12s), but didn't like the hum they made on a rad. It wasn't 'loud' as much as it was noticeable, and not in a good way, unless dialed down quite a bit. eLoops and AP-14s were MUCH better, especially the Gentle Typhoons. Don't know why but I find the AP-14's hum was almost pleasing even at 100%, and not even noticeable at all at slower speeds. All of them seemed to perform about as well as each other as far as cooling goes, though I never did any comparative testing.
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