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My Yate Loons from petras are fantastic. I have the medium speed ones. They push a lot of air and are pretty quiet.

And yes it does matter what store you buy yate loons from. Vapor (a moderator at XS) who does a ton of testing on fans says that yate loons from petras are actually different and better than those bought from other e-tailers. Apparently, petras is the only place that buys directly from YL, everyone else uses a middleman, which makes me think only the petras YLs are the real ones.
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What's your testing methodology on sound and CFM?
Sticking it right next to other fans in comparison. Less loud than Antec, but less cfm as well. Less loud than UT-2000, once again less cfm as well. Then there are other fans of various models and speeds. Basically triangulate the specs, as in more dfm than 55 from another fan, but less cfm than, say the tricool, etc etc, same for sound level.

For a Silenx to run at 37, it means every fan is about 10dba louder. This is possible since all companies need a go at the market, but in that case label every fan at 10dba higher, not only the Silenxes.

Oh and my ears are Audiophile ears, nothing can beat them! They filter out ambient noise, unlike the best instruments.
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Sticking it right next to other fans in comparison. Less loud than Antec, but less cfm as well. Less loud than UT-2000, once again less cfm as well. Then there are other fans of various models and speeds. Basically triangulate the specs, as in more dfm than 55 from another fan, but less cfm than, say the tricool, etc etc, same for sound level.

For a Silenx to run at 37, it means every fan is about 10dba louder. This is possible since all companies need a go at the market, but in that case label every fan at 10dba higher, not only the Silenxes.

Oh and my ears are Audiophile ears, nothing can beat them! They filter out ambient noise, unlike the best instruments.
However, I still trust an objective anemometer + decibel meter.


When using specs, throw out any that come from a PC company. They are 99% worthless. The only specs that can even be trusted to look at are ones from industrial fan companies (Yate Loon, Delta, Panaflo, San Ace). These companies provides fans to engineers and other companies so their specs have to consistent and repeatable.
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However, I still trust an objective anemometer + decibel meter.


When using specs, throw out any that come from a PC company. They are 99% worthless. The only specs that can even be trusted to look at are ones from industrial fan companies (Yate Loon, Delta, Panaflo, San Ace). These companies provides fans to engineers and other companies so their specs have to consistent and repeatable.
But you don't see anyone complainging about Scythe's or Antec's specs. Even if they are louder (Silenx), they still need to be put in comparison to other fans. You can't say it's 38dba and end it there. You have to say that every other fan is also at 10dba more. If you say it's 38dba, then people go WOW it's crap I'll get a 33dba that can do 70cfm, but in that case he would also get a 38dba ''test'' result. People are used to company specs, so to put in better comparison to what people are used to, I use the company and consumer-friendly specs. I didn't explain that too well, but I'm in a hurry.

In conclusion, get a Noctua for $$$, OK cfm, Silent, or a Scythe for $, good Cfm, Nearly silent. If you want to break into the ''strong'' zone, you will need to break a 30dba limit for a nice Ultra-Kaze 2000.
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Noctua seems to be over $20 is there a place i can get if for less?
im thinking about the kaza depending on the price in microcenter. i can always just turn it down a bit.
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Noctua seems to be over $20 is there a place i can get if for less?
im thinking about the kaza depending on the price in microcenter. i can always just turn it down a bit.
Everywhere I looked has them at 19-22$, and the Ultra Kazes 7-12$. i recommend getting a Kaze, and even if you don't turn it down, the sound is a lot more easy on the ears (read: deeper) than other, higher-pitch fans.
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thanks adrienspawn. i just went and bought the untra kaze 2k rpm the 3k i just too loud...
i got the 2k for $15 on microcenter...
its also 38mm thick so i'll use it as a CPU fan for now.
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