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post #191 of 476
So much fan testing martin Good job man.

It can be a tiring process, so glad to see you chewin through every one of these so well
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So much fan testing martin Good job man.

It can be a tiring process, so glad to see you chewin through every one of these so well
Thanks!

I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.....

I am ready for this to be done...though. Like any sort of testing..lots of fun when you're modifying a test rig or trying something never done before, but...after about a dozen of anything...it gets boring.

38 fans down..so far...operating on the "Get her done so I can get this over with" oil...
    
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Oh definitely man; the first few runs it's exciting, then you start repeating the same things over and over again and you're just like "can I build a robot for this?"

I've got some fans not on your list though, want some donations
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After this is done you should kill some fans by slowly taking them past 12V until they fail, recording noise/CFM data the entire way along.
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After this is done you should kill some fans by slowly taking them past 12V until they fail, recording noise/CFM data the entire way along.
That's a good idea, I've always enjoyed a little destruction....would be entertaining too..

Would be a great prelude to a shroud..
    
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Nexus Real Silent D12SL-12

Special thanks to QuietMan for sponsoring this fan..

I've always been curious if these are any different than regular yate loons, so it was interesting to give them a try.

NOISE LEVEL
Pretty much spot on match to my medium speed yate from PTS, and a hair higher than my slow speed yate from PTS. Compared to the mass of fans tested so far, noise level was about average.

NOISE QUALITY
Very good, no apparent motor noises or resonance, good throughout. Noise consists of air movement only which is good.

RANGE
The fan is a bit limited in range, starting at 7V only gave me a range of 774-1200RPM

COST
Anywhere from $13 to $20 which is average to high.

OVERALL
I like the black on white looks, but besides the improved color scheme, reduce 12V rpm, and a box with some rubber case mounting nipples, they perform very much like yate loons with a smaller and lower RPM range. . It's a good fan as are yate loons, but higher in cost.

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Antec TriCool LED Fan

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NOISE LEVEL
It was about 1-2dbA higher than the yate loon medium. Relative to the entire collection of results, produced more noise than average on the radiator.

NOISE QUALITY
Good, no motor ticks or resonance, although it's not entirely wind noise. There is some motor noise present.

RANGE
Good range from 770RPM to 1920RPM which is fairly broad.

OVERALL
Higher than average noise level with good noise quality and good RPM range.

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FYI,
Batch 7 from last night's testing checked in ok. I got about 9 of the remainder done, a few 25mm thickness fans, then the rest were all 38mm+

Bring on the finger chopper ultra high speeds...

    
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Triebwerk TK-122 Mid Speed Fan

Special thanks to AceBaran for sponsoring this fan..

NOISE LEVEL
Very good, particularly at higher speeds. It was roughly matching the yate medium at it's lowest 4V setting improves to about 2dbA lower than the yate medium at the upper end with the exception of a resonance bump at 9V. Relative to the mass of fans tested so far, the noise level is a fair amount better than average and leading at the 2000RPM level.

NOISE QUALITY
Variable. I think it has good noise quality at higher speeds, but I do hear a little motor noise at lower volts and there is one small resonance bump picked up at 9V on this particular test setup. It is probably the best 38mm or wider fan tested so far for noise quality. Because this fan has a smaller than typical hub, it seems to sound more like a 25mm fan motor than that of a large hub 38mm fan and has less of an issue with motor tick than most 38mm fans do at lower volts.

FEATURES
This fan was specifically made for water coolers, so it has a fair number of features worthy of note. The rubber mounting system is exceptionally good and completely isolates the fan from hard surfaces including the screw. The noiseblocker S3 was the only other fan to incorporate a system quite this good. The fan also has a built in shroud for pull condition, a special daisy chain feature for connecting more than one fan without all the cable mess, and M3 and M4 screws. My only complaint is no 6-32 screws for radiators like the MCR120. The fan also has a metal wire frame and a cone shaped hub nose which should all help reduce the dead spot on radiators.

RANGE
Very good range, starts up at 4V or 830RPM and runs clear up to 2010RPM, so lots of RPM options.

THICKNESS
This could be good or bad, depending on your needs and preferences. I personally like the looks of the extra thickness for external setup, but this could also be a limiting factor on many internal setups where space is at a premium. At 55mm, it's over double your normal 25mm thickness fan.

VISUAL
I do like the looks of this fan. Probably my favorite looking fan, just because it's so unique and massive.

COST
At $19 each at SWC, they are definitely a high cost fan, although there are several other fans that cost even more.

OVERALL
A very good noise level fan particularly at higher speeds, with a very good 800-2000RPM range, variable noise quality, lots of unique features, and high cost.

I'll give the fan a thumbs up for it's mounting system, daisy chain feature..and it's 2000RPM low noise level/quality..:up:

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What I don't understand is why they made that a sleeve bearing fan and still marketed it for water coolers. It's also, IMO, the least attractive clear plastic fan out there.
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