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post #21 of 27
Then why don't we tell everyone who comes here for cpu's to get p4's because "gigahertz is gigahertz". The point it to try to be nice and cooperate the best you can. If someone over/under estimates their fan, so what.
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post #22 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by AARDVARCUS View Post
Then why don't we tell everyone who comes here for cpu's to get p4's because "gigahertz is gigahertz". The point it to try to be nice and cooperate the best you can. If someone over/under estimates their fan, so what.
Cause you can't really use these reviews for fan comparison then. That is also why I have suggested at least one test to objectively quantify air pressure. Now, we just need a common airflow test.
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post #23 of 27
As soon as standard testing method(s) are decided on, I'll have a few for you. Specifically my new Scythe's coming in today or tomorrow. (YAY!)
    
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post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
You add more standard sheets of paper until the fan can't move them anymore. Hence, you have a quantitative number to represent air pressure. i.e. My fan has more pressure since it can push 20 pages while yours can only move 16.

Now you just need a simple test to figure out flow rate.
Ahh, awesome.

The general one I have seen for flowrate is to take a bin bag, tape it round a piece of card with a hole in the middle for the fan and then see how long it takes to fill up. However there would then be the difficulty of people doing that...

Maybe something like a pencil and how far it pushes? :s
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post #25 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by prosser13 View Post
Maybe something like a pencil and how far it pushes? :s
That's a fan pressure test.
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post #26 of 27
see how long it takes to fill a garbage bag with air.
EDIT: need to learn how to read, was suggested already, though i'd just tape the bag to the fan.
post #27 of 27
Fan model: Antec TriCool 120mm
Official Rating (cfm, dBA, etc): 1300/1600/2000 RPM 39/56/79 CFM (3-step fan controller)
Price: I paid $8 each
Packaging, accessories, etc: Included was screws and the "onboard" fan adapter, plus a very clever fan adapter. It fits molexes, but it has a seperate wire for fan monitoring. The adapter can be taken off.
Your thoughts - noise: As I don't mind noise, I shouldn't write here, but they're audible over my PSU. That to be said, they're also making a humming noise (not extremely low) which can get a bit annoying, but I guess that's why you have the onboard fan controller for the times you don't need it.
Your thoughts - airflow: Extremely well made... even the pressure is awesome. I can only feel a slight difference from when it blows through my BT from when it just blows in free air.
Overall/Conclusion: One of the best fans when it comes to bang/buck ratio's. Absolutely recommended if you don't mind noise I give it a 9.5/10
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