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Yeah, I don't want to go by the specs too much because I find them inaccurate. That's why I wanted to hear some personal experiences/comparisons.

My S-Flex F is rated @ 63cfm and my Slipstream M @ 68cfm, but I find my S-Flex pushes a lot more air (even when running at 1200rpm). I also find the S-Flex F @ 1600 louder than the claimed 28db.

I'm going for the Yates for the LEDs and the price.
Good man.

Fan performance should never ever be judged solely by performance specs, especially if they're from certain manufacturers (SilenX is by far the biggest liar in the business, in my experience). It's excellent, in my opinion, that you're looking for more anecdotal opinions based on experience using these fans.

I cannot offer a comparison between the fans you listed since I've only used the medium-speed ones. For what it's worth, the D12SM-12 generates some noise, but it's not annoying (to my ears). I've not used one on a heatsink, but they're very good when used as a case fan.

Hope this helps!
    
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Good man.

Fan performance should never ever be judged solely by performance specs, especially if they're from certain manufacturers (SilenX is by far the biggest liar in the business, in my experience). It's excellent, in my opinion, that you're looking for more anecdotal opinions based on experience using these fans.

I cannot offer a comparison between the fans you listed since I've only used the medium-speed ones. For what it's worth, the D12SM-12 generates some noise, but it's not annoying (to my ears). I've not used one on a heatsink, but they're very good when used as a case fan.

Hope this helps!
The Yate Loon low fans are PERFECT for use in a heatsink. I replaced the stock fan that came with my Tuniq Tower with a Yate Loon D12SL, and it's been amazing. Now my CPU HSF is almost silent and it keeps my CPU as cool as the Tuniq fan at 2200rpm. I'm buying a TRUE soon, and I'll be adding two of the Yate Loon green LED SL fans in a push-pull config for amazing performance and minimal sound output.
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Thx, txtmstrjoe. I've always believed that experience is better than going just by specs alone. But even then, I always just use that as a guideline to get a feel for what the product "can" do. Everyone's experience will differ, especially with something as subjective as fans.

Also a big thanks to everyone else's comments. As you can see, I'm new to posting on this board and you guys have made me feel very welcome. I'm on a few other boards, but I must say, this one has quickly become my favorite

Back to the topic, I think I'm going for SM medium model. From what people here say it gives a lot better airflow with a minimal noise increase over the SL. I think I'd rather have the ability to lower the speed than to buy an underpowered fan and not be able to increase the airflow. I'm hoping the cables are long enough so that I can plug it into my MB and control it that way if need be. I know my slipstream doesn't reach far enough and I have to run it using 4-pin, full speed. Don't really want to bother installing a fan controller. Once installed, I just like to leave the fans.
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