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Originally Posted by turbocharged;12077421 
I double quoted you and farkle for my response...he is the one selling the fans.

The "perceivable volume" is exactly what I was talking about when I said the new "tone" of the ball bearing fans might be more annoying to me than that of the sleeve bearing fans that I am used to.

Up to you, but the San Aces are in a different league than the Panaflos. I returned my Panaflos the same day I bought them because the whining/grinding was annoying. I didn't even open them all, I stopped at #3 and was like... yeah, these suck.
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I'd suggest the revC Delta's from Sidewinder if you're considering 2000+RPM fans, they are a fair amount quieter than the panaflos and san aces I tested.

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/deaf12rechis.html

See chart link below for the high speed comparison I ran. It has to be these newer RevC models, but they really cleaned house.

The only problem is they don't dial down very slow compared to some others.

Regardless, they really kick but at high speeds, and would without a doubt be my recommendation. Sidewinder also has really good prices, most places sell these for over $20-$25 a fan.
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I'd suggest the revC Delta's from Sidewinder if you're considering 2000+RPM fans, they are a fair amount quieter than the panaflos and san aces I tested.

Hey Martin, do you happen to have a video of these? I've stayed away from Deltas ever since I ripped the last 6 out of my web server, but I'm definitely willing to give them a shot if they're as good as you say.
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Hey Martin, do you happen to have a video of these? I've stayed away from Deltas ever since I ripped the last 6 out of my web server, but I'm definitely willing to give them a shot if they're as good as you say.

Anything 2000rpms is loud, but they would get my vote of all the high speed fans.

Charts and videos here:
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/859483-round-6-fan-testing-working-thread-25.html#post11418295

Has to be the newer models though..I tested a slighly older revision that was only average..but the revC with notches in the hub were different in a good way.
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Has to be the newer models though..I tested a slighly older revision that was only average..but the revC with notches in the hub were different in a good way.

Thanks for the link, I'm definitely impressed. They have a great range, which makes for a lot of options. Just to confirm, you can't run these under roughly 1500-1600rpm?
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post #26 of 28
Don't choose fans by CFM, look at their static pressure (H20/mm or whatever, the higher the better)
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Wow, thanks for the input Martin. I never even usually look at or consider Delta fans because most of the 38mm ones are over 50 dBA. It is really hard to argue with the noise level you tested on though on the VHE @ 9dBA less than the UK3000 fans (which I have the [strike]pleasure[/strike] of listening to right now). I don't hate the volume of the UK's but would prefer something a bit quieter. I'm convinced though...San Ace, Panaflo, and Sunon are out of the runner.

I have found a 3 channel fan controller that can handle 30W/channel for a 3.5" bay (all the room that I have). Since the VHE's run at about 9W...I can run the 3 fans for my GTX360 on channel 1, the 2 fans for my GTX240 on channel 2, and the rest of my case fans on channel 3.

Now the question is, do I just go ahead and get the VHE's (since logistically I can now with a fan controller) or the HE's?
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That bold 15.29 mm H2O was just staring me down on Sidewinder's webpage, so I bit the bullet and ordered 5 Delta AFB1212VHE's. Along with a 3 case fans, some fan grills/filters, and a MCW-80 waterblock.

I love ordering new parts, but spending $120 on fans kinda makes me feel queasy...especially because I got my UK3000's for $7 each last year. Oh well, I'm sure I will be ecstatic when everything gets here and I can finish my case project.

Martin: It looks like in your videos that the Delta HE would only undervolt to 8V, while the VHE would go down to about 5V. Is that an accurate assumption?

Also, I noticed the VHE at 5V/9V had the same dBA as the HE at 9V/12V. So if the case of the undervolting and the dBA/V that I noticed are correct, why would you ever go with the HE over the VHE unless you planned on not running a fan controller?
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