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you should get hired at consumers report. This is awesome.
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Don't think Consumer's Report reviews stuff like 120mm computer fans!
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I have been absorbed in my own build and kind of missed this thread. Awesome job!!!

Eager to see the GT's results. No rush though, cuz wherever the chips may fall I'm now I'm married to those

Keep it up!

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I'm getting there, I just wanted to work through the newcomers first..
    
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Coolink SWiF2 1201

Another fan sponsored by Shazza Very much appreciated

Never heard about this fan before, but I picked it out when Shazza gave me the option because I liked the higher number of blades and forward sweep. I think this is a good fan overall.

PACKAGE
This is more of your standard package and comes with some bright green rubber case mount nipples as well as case screws. The fan itself seems very well cast and constructed visually, and the wires are sleeved with heatshrink type tube. That's not as flexible as regular braided sleeving, but better than bare wires.

NOISE LEVEL
It was spot on the exact same level as the yate medium which is good.

NOISE QUALITY
The 11 bladed impeller is an improvement in sound quality over your typical 7 blade types. This tends to smooth out the air/wind type noises to more of a constant. I particularly liked the noise qualities of this fan at lower voltages. I did not notice any apparent motor noises or resonance issues throughout the voltage range

CFM per RPM
The 11 bladed impeller was a good gain per RPM over the yate medium and produced roughly the same CFM as the yate did at about 80 RPM lower speeds.

VALUE
Running around $15 a fan, this would be about average in value.

EFFICIENCY
Not as good as the yate medium, consumes roughly 50% more power per CFM.

OVERALL
In general the fan performed roughly the same noise level as the yate medium with slightly better sound quality. It was roughly similar to the Arctic Cooling F12, except it wasn't quite as low in noise level, but it was a little more consistent throughout the voltage range..

A better than average fan for an average price.

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FYI,

I tried to test and retest the GT15 in both batches and got different results both times, so I'm throwing this fan sample out. I've had it in storage for over a year, so perhaps that has something to do with it.

It's got a bug, it gets sick, then it gets better, then it's....simply not to be trusted.

The good news is, I ordered an AP14 brand new and I think Vapor might be sending me a 13 to try as well.

Anyhow, I'm throwing this one out, it's a MOODY fan..

And this is why, my results from batch 1 and batch 2. The yate checked in within .5dBA, yet the GT gives wildly different results

It has been REJECTED!..
    
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FYI, Vapor is going to hook me up with some new batch GT15s...

Because the fan performs so well (Sometimes), and it's so popular, I'll give it some extra testing time and test this old fan against the new batch, and maybe even Push/pull.
    
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Whoa! What great results for the GT. If it holds up that is
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Yeah, it's doing exceptionally well sometimes..

We'll see. I heard the new batch doesn't come with sleeved wires anymore, hopefully nothing else has changed...but we'll see. Vapor is sending me two new batch 15s and I ordered a 14 the other day as well so I should have plenty of samples to pull up some trends.
    
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Yes, I got some from the new batch and they indeed are not sleeved. It would make sense that the lack of supply was due to them changing something in the production line. Hopefully the quality is still there.

I have not been able to run them cuz I'm short one power supply (other thread ). Anyway, they do feel substantial when you hold them...

Oh well, now you got me worried
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Cooler Master R4-C2R

Thanks to vhaarr for the sample on this one..

NOISE LEVEL
Was about the same as the medium yate at the low end, but a fair amount better at the top end. I suspect this is due to the greater number of blades and forward sweep which seems to really cut down on the air type noises created by the blades.

NOISE QUALITY
I'd say average to less than average primarily due to the motor tick which makes the overall sound a bit rough and grainy or mechanical rather than a smooth air flow. Also seemed to fight a little bit of resonance as indicated by the irregular noise curve. It's too bad this fan does not come with the motor on the excalibur, it would probably make a great combo since I really didn't hear any motor noises coming from that one.

EFFICIENCY
Very similar to the yate medium, if anything a little better at the high end

CFM per RPM
Surprisingly was a little worse than the yate medium. Perhaps the blades are not deep or dished enough to get that full scoop type action, but regardless it is what it is.

RANGE
Overall a pretty very good power range from 960RPM at 4V to 2055RPM at 12V, that's good.

OVERALL
While noise level is fairly good and actually pretty impressive at the high end, I think it suffers a bit on the noise quality front which seems to come from the motor. It's an good value fan with lower noise level, but it's not the smoothest sound compared to other options.

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