Originally Posted by geggeg
Originally Posted by TheCautiousOne
Keep yall in the loop or the HDD's in the loop lmao. I will. 70$ x 2 is around what I don't want to spend on this but I just might to be ridiculous.
Well that definitely will be ridiculous alright
I just had my first Gentle Typhoon experience thanks to @hiarc
and all I can say at this time without proper testing is- Wow!
Originally Posted by geggeg
Nothing happened, just pleasantly surprised how quiet it is and yet manages to push out the amount of air it can. The eloops get close but are definitely a bit louder
Being the nerd that I am, and knowing you're a scientific type as well, . . . I have to ask what methodology you're using to make that determination about how much air is being "pushed out", and under what flow conditions, free flow for example, were you evaluating to make that determination.
We both know that in physics, or in reality in general, there's no such thing as a free lunch.
The GTs have a power draw of draw of less than 1W, while most fans of similar specs have ratings in the 2 to 5W range . . . I have difficulty believing they all deliver similarly on their ratings.
How about setting up a simple test scenario like I did, where you just look at how much air flows thru a couple representative rads using the GT's and several other similar speed fans with different power draw specs.
There's so much confirmation bias attached the GTs for watercooling, that to say anything irreverent about them is tantamount to heresy.
I think you'll find that the biggest reason they seem so quiet is not because they have found the holy grail of magic blade design, but because they just don't move enough air to be as noisy as most of the other choices.
And while I'm rambling on and being generally critical, . . . when you do the rad tests, how about doing some relative airflow testing of the various RPM fans you use . . . .
There was quite a number of posts recently where posters were extoling the RPM range that one rad seemed to become more desirable over another, (monsta vs UT60) . .
But having thought about that, that discussion was all totally meaningless, as the actual determining factor was the airflow, not the frikken fan speed. . .
The pics I posted demonstrate that reality; If I had done rad tests with ~2200 rpm fans, and used the Corsairs on one rad and the Silverstones on another, the results would have shown that whatever rad the Silverstones were on would have been Much Better performing than the one the Corsairs were on . . .
And it would have been a False conclusion . . . the rad itself could have been considerably worse than the one with the corsairs, but the massive difference in airflow between the fan makes would have hidden that, if you did not know in advance that the difference in airflow rates was so great.
It's just absolutely foolish to do rad testing based on various fan rpms, instead of doing the testing at various established air flow rates thru the rad.