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Yeah NP.

When I hear the word SilenX I go semiWolverine. lol

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Man, I would really love to see a review on this S-FLEX, CyberDruid.

http://www.sharkacomputers.com/scssf12fldyb1.html
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I need to rebuild the techstation so that it shows more temp diff. I will get back to this project...promise.
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Man, I would really love to see a review on this S-FLEX, CyberDruid.

http://www.sharkacomputers.com/scssf12fldyb1.html
CyberDruid:

Get this fan! It is simply amazing, I just received mine today, it is a little less CFM than the SilenX and is twice as silent. AND it is 120X120X25, so it is slim.

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Yo i'm sorry but that is WAY to much data to digest. That is a great job Vapor did but can somebody give me the breakdown of what is the best performence/sound fan or the best
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For High CFM he likes the Sanyo Denki San Ace 1011 (and I do too-I have 4 of them)

For low CFM apps like case cooling he likes the Scythe S-Flex and the Zalman ZM F-3

Fans he absolutely hates: Silverstone.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by CyberDruid View Post
For High CFM he likes the Sanyo Denki San Ace 1011 (and I do too-I have 4 of them)

For low CFM apps like case cooling he likes the Scythe S-Flex and the Zalman ZM F-3

Fans he absolutely hates: Silverstone.

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Hum i thought that the Silverstones where actually good? I've heard many people say they like them. What did he actually find was wrong with them
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Vapor is way picky about performance/noise ratio and he actually seems to like SilenX better than Silverstone

The silverstone fans where just too loud for the performance I guess...

It's a lot to digest but worth pouring over and over I think.

Cathar also started a fan test thread...I guess he felt left out He was trying to do more testing in rad apps..

I hope to offer up some testing in a while--but the business is pretty time consuming.

I plan to test fans for static pressure--which is a lot less trouble in some ways than trying to obatin results based a a CPU thermal load. I talked to Martin about this and it seems fairly simple.
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Originally Posted by CyberDruid View Post
Vapor is way picky about performance/noise ratio and he actually seems to like SilenX better than Silverstone

The silverstone fans where just too loud for the performance I guess...

It's a lot to digest but worth pouring over and over I think.

Cathar also started a fan test thread...I guess he felt left out He was trying to do more testing in rad apps..

I hope to offer up some testing in a while--but the business is pretty time consuming.

I plan to test fans for static pressure--which is a lot less trouble in some ways than trying to obatin results based a a CPU thermal load. I talked to Martin about this and it seems fairly simple.
Wait what? the 121's? Okay I was very mislead by the initial round of figures then that put the 121's directly below the scythe fans at the head of the pack.

Oh bother. I'll just stick with asking CD before each of my purchases. You don't mind, do you buddy?
    
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LOL

Being a guru is hard work man.

The facts seem to be very slippery.

I will try my best to cull a list from Vapor's thread.

I have bought a number of 121 from Silverstone over theyears and they all seem the same despite claims by some that the MFRs are all different (jusr rebadged Silverstone). They make a hellacious racket on full but do seem to work well on the Heatsinks I have used...

For a case fan..a bit much I think. For a while everyone with a BT slapped a 121 on there.

Some of Vapor's criterion might be too strict for us. The man hears every flaw He has downrated some fans because they have odd noises at particular speeds (whine, groans, ticks, squeals...like dolphins lol)

But so far he seems to like the Zalman F-3 a lot. He was down on the "golfball" Fans from Sharkoon because they make so much noise...but liked the Scythe S-Flex pretty well.

I will re-read his entire thread when I get some time and try and distill his findings here as I promised months ago.

With this caveat however: only if it's fun. I did not get into this hobby to fight with people over hardware or to be abused or trolled by kids with nothing better to do. That said I will be putting some effort into more fan tests in the future
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