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post #11 of 16
I personally love the Vardar F4-ERs, reasonably quiet up until 60% ish (In my main rig I have 2 undervolted to 7volts and they are very quiet)

EDIT: If you only intend to run them at around 1000 RPM, then get F1 or F2s and you'll be able to just run them off the 12 volt fine (assuming you don't mind the grey)
Edited by KaffieneKing - 2/11/16 at 6:43am
post #12 of 16
Get 1 of each and test them, but I've heard GTs are quieter at slower speeds too.
 
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GTs also still push good air at low RPMs. I hear the Vardar's don't push decent air until you crank up the speed.
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Noctua Industrial or Gentle Typhoons 2150. I currently have the Noctua's in 120 & 140MM. They've made a big, big difference in temp. They were worth it to me, as my 280 rad, the coolant in it was hot. Now it's warm to the touch (the radiator).

@ that low RPM, you can choose whatever you're preference is in looks. The real performance comes at 1500RPM I would say...

Here's an array of both..... Nicely priced too.... thumb.gif


Noctua

General Typhoon
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^ Noctua for 140mm yes, especially the A14s. But their 120mm offering for watercoolers is really not as good as they would like you to believe. You are right about fans distinguishing themselves at med-high RPMs though thumb.gif
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^ Noctua for 140mm yes, especially the A14s. But their 120mm offering for watercoolers is really not as good as they would like you to believe. You are right about fans distinguishing themselves at med-high RPMs though thumb.gif

I will absolutely second that sentiment on the Noctuas. The iPPC 140mm are quite good, but the 120mm didn't stand up to the likes of the GT, Vardar or eLoops in my testing. I also found the 120mm to not necessarily be louder, but the noise to be distinctly more invasive.
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