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What does NB-NanoSLI stand for? Just a fancy way of saying Nanoflux Bearing (NFB)?

Which of these fans should I purchase? Gentle Typhoon AP-15, Gelid Wing 12 PL or Noiseblocker NB-Multiframe M12-P. The Noiseblocker NB-BlackSilentPro PK-3 may be an option as well.
Edited by Woundman - 4/14/11 at 12:22pm
post #2 of 11
At those prices, GT 15s all the way. Wing 12s are nothing special but the BlackSilents are pretty quiet.
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You should consider a number of factors :

i) What are you planning to use the fans for?
ii) What your noise tolerance is
iii) Does it fit in your colour scheme if you have one.

Cheers - Jason.
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post #4 of 11
Ive definately been questioning the Scythe fans. They cost ALOT, and in the past few weeks, I have seen alot of posts on here about them failing. So I dunno if they really are worth what you actually spend on them.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AusPC;13132424 
You should consider a number of factors :

i) What are you planning to use the fans for?
ii) What your noise tolerance is
iii) Does it fit in your colour scheme if you have one.

Cheers - Jason.

I'm looking for replacement fans. I'm planning on switching from Air Cooling (Noctua NH-D14 & CM932) to Water Cooling (XSPC Rasa 750 RS240). I want the best best CFM, static pressure, low noise, MTBF ratio fan. Price or color isn't a concern. So far, it seems Noiseblocker is the way to go.
Edited by Woundman - 4/15/11 at 12:09am
post #6 of 11
I wouldn't trust noise blockers stats, there as bad as cooler master when it comes to that.

I would say if your going to spend that much get Gentle Typhoons AP-14 or AP-15. GT's have a fan club for a reason and its not because there pants.
You will see in this graph the lines by them self are the GT's, this is tested on a water cooling radiator.

A load of fan tests by Martinm210 you will see the noise blocker isn't as good as it makes out.
post #7 of 11
Good luck finding the GTs. They are nice fans but have been consistently out of stock at most retailers since January, with only occasional shipments.
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post #8 of 11
the noiseblocker Multiframes are the best fans outthere imo. I would get the S2 though...
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post #9 of 11
Gelid wing 12 pls are pretty good. They are dead silent to my standards and push decent air. I got them on my rx240.
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Gentle Typhoon: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/120-140-fans-roundup_18.html#sect0
Gelid Wing 12: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/120-140-fans-roundup_8.html#sect0
Noiseblocker NB-Multiframe: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/120-140-fans-roundup_16.html#sect0
Noiseblocker NB-BlackSilent: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/120-140-fans-roundup_15.html#sect0

It's strange on the NB website the 1500rpm BlackSilent is listed at 21dbA while the 1500 BlackSilentPro is 24dbA even though the Pro is meant to be "higher class".
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