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First of all Scythe is half price compared to Noctua. Second, the comparable Scythe (Slipstream 1,200rpm) does 68cfm@24db. The Noctua (1,300rpm) does 54cfm@20db, which is not exactly better performance to me. If you start going into lower rpm's the Scythes only get better.

Btw I got 6 Scythes in my case, and love em. Not to mention they cost me less than $60..
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post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by aNoN_ View Post
I dont think they are better. The noctua fans seem like the very best HS fans and Case fans in the world. Scythe is overhyped lol...

Your Scythe moves 44.4CFM at 19.8dB and 87.6CFM at 32.9dB
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Noctua moves 92,3CFM at 19.8dB ***PWNT!

The P-12 rapes the Ultra Kaze youre speaking about and you still say that the Scythe is one of the best HS fans and that the P12 "doesn't do too good" ? Rofl youre too much...
Try more like 92.3 m³/h(54.3 CFM)@19.8db.. PWNT?

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post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by Sum0n3 View Post
Try more like 92.3 m³/h(54.3 CFM)@19.8db.. PWNT?

Sorry for the double post..
, some people only look for numbers and disregard units
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Here's a "roundup" I had saved, don't know how reliable it is:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=170224
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well i dont know about the noctua but i have 8 scythe slipstream 110 cfm fans and they do a great job cooling my case and my tuniq tower

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185060 for $8.99

edited to provide link and to show price
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I'll settle this.

I own both the Noctua NF-P12 and the Scythe S-Flex 1600RPM fan. At full-speed, both fans are inaudible in my case at ~1m away. The Scythe knocks off ~1-2c on idle, and ~4c under full load from the Noctua. It also costs $5 less at most places. They have the same MTBF, although I do believe Noctua has 1 year better warranty (I can't recall off the top of my head).

That's not with any proper testing mind you, just an average over the few days I ran each on my CPU cooler. The Scythe fan may be louder, but it's not noticeably louder when it's inside your case and you're sitting at least 1m away from it (I can't hear either fan to be quite honest, and I turned my GPU fan down to 10% to check it out).

I love both fans - they're excellent performers, and I'm looking forward to doing some proper tests once I pick up a few more fans for a 120mm fan shootout. But initial ghetto-testing reveals at least to me that the S-Flex at 1600RPM cools a CPU better than the Noctua NF-P12.
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Originally Posted by Sum0n3 View Post
Try more like 92.3 m³/h(54.3 CFM)@19.8db.. PWNT?
What? so 93 m3/h is the same as 54.3 CFM? You sure about that? If so i got lured by those numbers
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Originally Posted by RayvinAzn View Post
I'll settle this.

I own both the Noctua NF-P12 and the Scythe S-Flex 1600RPM fan. At full-speed, both fans are inaudible in my case at ~1m away. The Scythe knocks off ~1-2c on idle, and ~4c under full load from the Noctua. It also costs $5 less at most places. They have the same MTBF, although I do believe Noctua has 1 year better warranty (I can't recall off the top of my head).

That's not with any proper testing mind you, just an average over the few days I ran each on my CPU cooler. The Scythe fan may be louder, but it's not noticeably louder when it's inside your case and you're sitting at least 1m away from it (I can't hear either fan to be quite honest, and I turned my GPU fan down to 10% to check it out).

I love both fans - they're excellent performers, and I'm looking forward to doing some proper tests once I pick up a few more fans for a 120mm fan shootout. But initial ghetto-testing reveals at least to me that the S-Flex at 1600RPM cools a CPU better than the Noctua NF-P12.
Yep, I concur... I've owned many 120mm fans(Sycthe, CM, Sanyo denki, Yate Loon, Noctua, thermaltake, Mad dog <- Rofl, ect ect). Sanyo Denki aside(they're in a league of their own), the Scythe S-Flex are tops in my book and they actually perform similar to their rated specs, unlike some other manufacturers *cough* silenx *cough*.



5 SFF21Ds for $55 is the cheapest I've ever seen these fans...

The same shop has the most monstrous fan I've ever laid eyes upon:

Delta GFB1212VHW 120x76mm Very High Speed for $38

Specifications: 120x120x76mm, 220.29 CFM @ 3550/3200 RPM, 59.0 dBA, 31.80 watts, 2.65 amps, Maximum Air Pressure 15.04 mm H²O, 12v DC, 3+4 pin Molex header connector(s) or Bare Wire. ($1.00 discount)
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