Originally Posted by Ceadderman
Not worth it man. You're talking 58cfm(after converting from 98m3/h) for $15 the dB level is negligible at that point. He can get into better fans CFM ratingwise for cheaper.
I got my Yate Loons and when I ran my Push/Pull setup you couldn't even really hear the increased flow since I have my shroud installed between it and my H50 Rad setup.
Med flow Yates are 77cfm rated and you can get them with or without LED. If one were inclined to have another color other than black they could paint the blades to whatever they wanted.
It all comes down to cooling vs noise.
After listening to your youtube video I am even happier I went with what the Scythe GentleTyphoons. I could put a DB meter inside the fans motors and not even be at half the noise. On top of that my temps at idle are 1-2C above my ambient(normally 22C) and under full load Prime95 running for 3 hours is only 36C. Yates also don't have the best track record for longevity. I could buy three Yates and run one till it dies and then switch to the second and third once the second dies or I could buy one Scythe GT and run the same amount of time on the one in the end the Scythe is cheaper obviously.
Yates are great and yes they do push a lot of air and will work great for the H50 but I already served my time as a pilot in the air force and I don't need to hear the kind of noise coming from my computer that I use to hear from my jet.
I don't know the exact Yate you have but there was a lot of them tested on a Megahalem along with lots of other fans the test shows both db and cooling.
http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...ml#post9232138Edited by Carfanatic - 6/29/10 at 3:08am