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After seeing all of these various threads regarding fans and how good they are, and seeing as I'm planning on placing an order for some fans soon, I thought I'd post this.

Please post the "review" in this format:

Fan model:
Official Rating (cfm, dBA, etc):
Price:
Packaging, accessories, etc:
Your thoughts - noise:
Your thoughts - airflow:
Overall/Conclusion:

And the code is here (doh, doesn't work )

Code:
[b]Fan model:[/b]
[b]Official Rating (cfm, dBA, etc):[/b]
[b]Packaging, accessories, etc:[/b]
[b]Your thoughts - noise:[/b]
[b]Your thoughts - airflow:[/b]
[b]Overall/Conclusion:[/b]
I'll try and keep an up-to-date index here:

Index

Silvertone FM121 - Nostrano - Very good fan overall, albeit a tad pricey (£10), can perform very well but also can be quite silent.

Enermax Marathon 120mm ENLOBAL Fan - BLKKROW - Good fan I Own 2 for my GeminII and keeps idle around 30 on each core
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post #2 of 27
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Originally Posted by prosser13 View Post
After seeing all of these various threads regarding fans and how good they are, and seeing as I'm planning on placing an order for some fans soon, I thought I'd post this.

Please post the "review" in this format:

Fan model:
Official Rating (cfm, dBA, etc):
Packaging, accessories, etc:
Your thoughts - noise:
Your thoughts - airflow:
Overall/Conclusion:

And the code is here:

Code:
Fan model:
Official Rating (cfm, dBA, etc):
Packaging, accessories, etc:
Your thoughts - noise:
Your thoughts - airflow:
Overall/Conclusion:
I'll try and keep an up-to-date index here:

Index
Just a thought: Not to be a party-pooper, but wouldn't something like this be much more subjective than the objective data which you're trying to track? What's "strong enough" (in terms of airflow) for one may not be adequate for another; what's quiet to someone would be a touch too loud for someone else.

A mere observation.

Your intent is quite good, though, nonetheless.
    
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Fan model: Silvertone FM121
Official Rating (cfm, dBA, etc): 17dBA at 800rpm, 39.5dBA at 2400rpm, Max 110.3CFM
Price: £10
Packaging, accessories, etc: Comes with an included Fan controller for the fan, Screws and a fan grill
Your thoughts - noise: On low to medium speed it is very quiet, on high it is quite loud although not too loud for me
Your thoughts - airflow: On low to medium it pushes a bit of air, on High it pushes ALOT
Overall/Conclusion: Very good fan overall, albeit a tad pricey, can perform very well but also can be quite silent.
    
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Fan model:Enermax Marathon 120mm ENLOBAL Bearing Fan
Price:$10.99
Official Rating (cfm, dBA, etc): (17dBA,44CFM)
Packaging, accessories, etc:Screws/3 to 4pin Adapters
Your thoughts - noise:Extremly Quite Runs at 800-1000rpm and keeps things cool
Your thoughts - airflow:Decent For the Price i would Rather Get Silverstones
Overall/Conclusion:Good fan I Own 2 for my GeminII and keeps idle around 30 on each core
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post #5 of 27
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Originally Posted by txtmstrjoe View Post
Just a thought: Not to be a party-pooper, but wouldn't something like this be much more subjective than the objective data which you're trying to track? What's "strong enough" (in terms of airflow) for one may not be adequate for another; what's quiet to someone would be a touch too loud for someone else.

A mere observation.

Your intent is quite good, though, nonetheless.
Well, its hard to say - personally, if I have time I'm going to rig up a 1 litre dustbin bag, tape off the entrance and see if I can get an approximate reading from that...people could use comparisons, temperature changes, what they feel, its not meant to be exact, just reference

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post #6 of 27
Too many variables to compare. Subjective comparisions are useless when performance deltas are not much.
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post #7 of 27
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Well, what do you suggest then?
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post #9 of 27
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Any chance you could just write it out nicely? Keep it in one thread for reference like
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post #10 of 27
i really think this isnt about which fan is the best but what fan gets the best praise the best review
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