I have some panaflo's right now and, althoiugh they work well, they are the loudest thing in my case right now. I have heard that yate loons are good. I have also wanted to try the Noctua's. I think the biggest difference is price, but since I have spending all the money on water cooling anyway, it seems silly to skimp on one of the most important parts. I may buy a pair of both (loons and nactua's) and see which I like better. I have also heard that the noctua's are not as good with radiators, but I can't see that being true if you are using shrouds.
So, I guess that the question is price. If price is not an option, I say get the noctuas, if it is, get the Yates.
Originally Posted by se7en56
Great! Like I said, I am probably going to buy about 10 fans for various reasons. One, so everything looks uniform in the case, two, I need them, three, i need 6 for my rad in a push pull config, and bulk is better.
So I will be looking into some yate loons here soon. I know there is a high, medium and low version of the fan, I just need to decide which is the best.
If you are running a push/pull on a 360, I would get the quitest ones you can. If you were only doing pull, then higher CFM fans would be better, but since you are going to have a push/pull, I don't thing the CFM is as important as noise would be. (I am not very knowlegable when it comes to fans etc., but I assume it works similiar to electricity where as a push/pull would act like more amperage while higher CFM would act like more voltage. So, you will have an easier time while moving more air through as oposed to pushing more air through if that makes sense, lol)Edited by dralb - 5/23/08 at 6:28am