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FWIR NT06 Pro gives better results because it takes air out of the motherboard area instead of recirculating (in case of AXP-100) and it's cheaper, will also fit in the RVZ01. Another thing I read was that Gelid Silent fans are extremely good! I read a lot about this and that was my conclusion, hope it helps! biggrin.gif
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I have considered the NT06 PRO as well since silverstone practically built it for the case, but I would have to remove the case fan so I haven't jumped on it yet.

Thanks biggrin.gif
Edited by Mariolillo - 3/21/14 at 6:57pm
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That said, I hear great things about Titan Kukris and the earlier mentioned JetFlows from CM.

You "heard" great things but you have "tried? Need less armchair enthusiasts and more hands-on enthusiasts.

I've "heard" that Titan Kukris are the poor man's Scythe GT, but I've "tried" the CM JetFlo and they're garbage. Bought two and returned them, their 36dBA is a understatement, more like 46dBA.

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You "heard" great things but you have "tried? Need less armchair enthusiasts and more hands-on enthusiasts.

Calm down... What we REALLY need are less armchair tough-guys. I don't know anyone who has "tried" every fan for every situation and has measured dBA for each fan and CFM of airflow... Or tested every radiator and pump, or tubing, or waterblock, or AIO cooler, or case, or card for mining, or aftermarket heatsink for cpu/gpu, or... you hopefully get the point. So you know what you do? You read about it.

And if you have read about it and someone else hasn't, you share the information. Jesus... Try to offer advice and this happens more often than not on this site.
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I've "heard" that Titan Kukris are the poor man's Scythe GT, but I've "tried" the CM JetFlo and they're garbage. Bought two and returned them, their 36dBA is a understatement, more like 46dBA.

Your observations with the JetFlo are helpful to this user.

See how that works? I suggested it, and you say "Naaah not so much, I have some and they are like jet-engines," and then he doesn't buy them.

EDIT: Also, nowhere in my post did I pass off my word as the absolute truth, so I even less understand the pedestal you put yourself on.
Edited by hathornd - 3/21/14 at 7:53pm
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post #34 of 76
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Peace gentlemen wink.gif

So until now:

  • CPU Cooler: Thermalright AXP-100 or NT06 PRO, depending on what is preferred, either two high quality fans throwing air and exhausting it through the openings in the case or a heatsink exhausting air through one opening in the case.

  • Case fans: Based on the posts in this thread and reviews online, in preferred order..
    1. Prolimatech USV12: PWM, good feedback from owners(USV14), slim, good reviews.
    2. GELID Solutions Slim 12 PL/UV Blue Fan: PWM, good feedback from owners, slim.
    3. Scythe Slip Stream Slim fan SY1212SL12H: No PWM, slim, good feedback and reviews.
    4. GELID FN-PX12 - PWM. 25mm thickness. Good reviews and feedback.

Edit: Tried to find reviews on the Prolimatech USV12 but didn't found much. It seems the main use from people have been on the USV14
Edited by Mariolillo - 3/21/14 at 11:58pm
post #35 of 76
AXP-100 and NT06 are 1c different in cooling.. which is not enough to even consider... but AXP-100 is much quieter and also much smaller. Also the NT06 fan is rated 73.9cfm to AXP-100's 44.5cfm meaning intake fan only need to move 45+cfm instead of 74+cfm. wink.gif

AXP-100 121x105x58mm; 19x33x14mm small, 1c warmer, 8dBA quieter gets my vote.
NT06 140x139x82mm

AXP-100 42dBA; 2dBA louder than quietest in review
NT06 50dBA; 10dBA quieter than loundest in review.
10dBA difference sounds twice as loud to human ear.
2dBA is not enough difference for human ear to hear.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/SilverStone-NT06-PRO-CPU-Cooler-Review/1761/6


I found this video test of Prolimatech USV12 against standard 25mm thick Gentle Typhoon, Noiseblocker BlackSilent Pro PLPS snd NB-eLoop B12-PS.
Kinda like the pushing contest. biggrin.gif
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V7gxaLkkVo

Now, are the AXP-100 and USV 12 available where you live?
Edited by doyll - 3/22/14 at 4:08am
post #36 of 76
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AXP-100 and NT06 are 1c different in cooling.. which is not enough to even consider... but AXP-100 is much quieter and also much smaller. Also the NT06 fan is rated 73.9cfm to AXP-100's 44.5cfm meaning intake fan only need to move 45+cfm instead of 74+cfm. wink.gif

AXP-100 121x105x58mm; 19x33x14mm small, 1c warmer, 8dBA quieter gets my vote.
NT06 140x139x82mm

AXP-100 42dBA; 2dBA louder than quietest in review
NT06 50dBA; 10dBA quieter than loundest in review.
10dBA difference sounds twice as loud to human ear.
2dBA is not enough difference for human ear to hear.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/SilverStone-NT06-PRO-CPU-Cooler-Review/1761/6


I found this video test of Prolimatech USV12 against standard 25mm thick Gentle Typhoon, Noiseblocker BlackSilent Pro PLPS snd NB-eLoop B12-PS.
Kinda like the pushing contest. biggrin.gif
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V7gxaLkkVo

Now, are the AXP-100 and USV 12 available where you live?

Once again, AXP-100 it is biggrin.gif

The AXP-100 is available for me without problems. I'm seeing the AXP-100, AXP-100R and AXP-100 muscle.
http://www.thermalright.com/html/products/cpu_cooler/axp-100.html

Any difference besides price (AXP-100 and AXP-100R are around $60, AXP-100 muscle is around $35)


The prolimatech fan I have only seen it on Amazon, $19.99.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00G9WDYEC/ref=mp_s_a_1_fkmr1_1?qid=1395532536&sr=8-1-fkmr1&pi=SL75
post #37 of 76
AXP-100 difference is only the fan color. $35 is a very good price. £34.41 here, that's $56.76

Yeah, they are not cheap. £11.99 here, that's $19.78. I don't know what else to suggest. I asked on a couple of fan testing threads.
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AXP-100 difference is only the fan color. $35 is a very good price. £34.41 here, that's $56.76

Yeah, they are not cheap. £11.99 here, that's $19.78. I don't know what else to suggest. I asked on a couple of fan testing threads.

Perfect! I will order then the AXP-100 Muscle.

Thanks for checking out on the USV12 fans. If they are not cheaper I would still get them. I want the best or almost the best cooling available so I'm conscious it won't be cheap.

I was seeing the 140mm fan and the description says it's for 120mm mounts. Should I get that one instead for the slightly bigger blade?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00B1WQ4VA/ref=pd_aw_sims_4?pi=SS115

Edit: Found this on the AXP-100 Muscle.
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?288480-Thermalright-AXP-100-Muscle

It seems it performs excellent but not as well as the original..

Edit: Others show them as equal
http://www.gamezoom.net/artikel/Thermalright_AXP_100_Muscle_Test_Review-30303

Edit: Couldn't found any deal on the USV12 or USV14 anywhere; newegg had the USV14 at $16 in January
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/prolimatech-case-fan-prousv14
Edited by Mariolillo - 3/22/14 at 11:03pm
post #39 of 76
Interesting that the muscle is 2c warmer than original. Visually the only difference I see is muscle does not have caps on end of pipes. I think the 2c difference is a combination of testing tolerance and manufacturing tolerance. The test shows 2.7c difference between 100 & 200 and the muscle 100 & 200. This leads me to believe it's more testing error than cooler difference. +/- 1-2c is is accepted margin of air. wink.gif

I would not use 140mm fans on a 120mm vent. Reason is blade tips are bigger than vent opening and will make noise trying to pull air from case surface. That combined with the tips being the fastest moving part of blade could / would make the 140mm louder.

I can't guarantee much of what we are assuming will be the best setup, but I feel it will be a very nice cool and quiet rig when done.

Edit:
I notice the GameZoom review runs AXP-100 fan at 1500rpm and not it's 2500rpm maximum speed. I found the difference between 1750rpm and 2400-2450rpm with cool air to intake was only 4-7c warmer. On my build fan runs 1500-1700rpm max, usually about 1200rpm. I expect with the intake vent directly above AXP-100 that your fan speeds will be similar.
post #40 of 76
Just found something interesting. The Gelid Slim 12 PL Blue and Phobya G-Silent 12 Slim appear to be same fan
http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php?/topic/1171-retro-z-just-a-quickie-09032014/page-5
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