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Originally Posted by Dr Strangelove View Post

High-End fans (be quiet, Noctua, Noiseblocker,...) are always expensive. Especially Noctuas because they constantly put a lot of effort into improving their products. Just take a look at their Computex presentations and you will see what I mean.
Some of the features praised might appear very aggressive in marketing, of course. But its not that you are only paying for the resources and their final assembly.

That said, pretty every manufacturer claims his margin in some way...
Sorry, but Noctua 'research' had done little to nothing in many years. While A15 is only a few years old it's design gose back many years before that.. It's origin goes back many years to A14 and Thermalright TY-140 series which is about 6 years old now.

Edited by doyll - 6/5/16 at 11:09am
post #12 of 62
Good marketing I guess.

Thermalright same ODM as noc or?
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post #13 of 62
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Sorry, but Noctua 'research' had done little to nothing in many years. While A15 is only a few years old it's design gose back many years before that.. It's origin goes back many years to A14 and Thermalright TY-140 series which is about 6 years old now.

Don't forget that new prototype fan they showed off the past Computex that was pretty much a rip off of the Gentle Typhoon.
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2700 RPM at 38 dBA? bahahahha. Maybe if you're 20 meters away.
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post #15 of 62
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Don't forget that new prototype fan they showed off the past Computex that was pretty much a rip off of the Gentle Typhoon.

They look nothing like the Gentle Typhoon. The hub might "look" the same but the blades are of a completely different design which is what matters.
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2700 RPM at 38 dBA? bahahahha. Maybe if you're 20 meters away.
This seems to be the most helpful post in the thread - maybe instead of knocking Noctua it would be more helpful to explain that OPs fans specs are a lie, their airflow is horrible, and that there are better resources than the manufacturer for fan specifications (well, Noctua really shines here).
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post #17 of 62
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This seems to be the most helpful post in the thread - maybe instead of knocking Noctua it would be more helpful to explain that OPs fans specs are a lie, their airflow is horrible, and that there are better resources than the manufacturer for fan specifications (well, Noctua really shines here).

Yeah, I don't understand the Noctua hate lately. They have some of the best products in the business and they charge accordingly. You want the best? You gotta pay top dollar.

As for the OP's situation, performance on that H100 is tapped out. A de-lid would drop the temps down by a much more significant margin than new fans.
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The h100 and de-lid doesn't have anything to do with the OP's problem. He said his CPU temps are fine for the most part it's his GPU temps that are an issue, and the 200mm fan in the front of the case is probably the main reason for that. That's why he wants to replace it with 120's. The Noctua isn't going to give him sub ambient case temps anymore than any other $10-$15 fan. He just needs some decent fans in front, doesn't have to be $25-$30 fans.
 
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post #19 of 62
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Sorry, but Noctua 'research' had done little to nothing in many years. While A15 is only a few years old it's design gose back many years before that.. It's origin goes back many years to A14 and Thermalright TY-140 series which is about 6 years old now.
I know this comparison. But I'm not sure who ripped whom resp. who initially worked on this design.

Have a look at the Computex exhibitions of the past years; there are a lot of things Noctua took effort into:
http://noctua.at/de/noctua-at-computex-2015
http://noctua.at/de/noctua-at-computex-2014
http://noctua.at/de/noctua-at-computex-2013
...

In terms of build quality and enthusiastic engineering Noctua is really top-notch.
But worth the price? Thats subjective...

PS: still waiting for their silent 200mm fan which is - with view to the rotor that weighs much more in such dimensions - really hard to manufacture.
post #20 of 62
Ive done some case modding recently and my advise to you is that adding more intake fans should be your #1 priority. Adding a 120mm fan into the 3.5" bays so it hits the bottom of your H100 will benefit cooling alot. Also putting in a side intake should be done. As far as changing the 200mm out for two 120mm, If you do the first two changes, you can skip this. However if you dont want to cut your side panel, then I'd advise on changing the 200mm out , as its essentially you only input for air source.

I personally went with Noctua NF-F12 PWM 120mm Case Fan from newegg 18.99 each since I bought 3. The fan splitters and extenders included were very handy. I also bought one from ebay that ended up being an older model, which I used on the side of case. I think i saved about 5 dollars there.
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