Originally Posted by mam72
From personal experience yate loons out preform them. Noctua fans are over rated crap.
If you can get GT get it but if not yates or s flexes, they are way cheaper (In the UK they are anyway).
Ebay the noctua, they sell well. Buy some new fans and do what you like with the extra cash
what they are rated for 54CFM and in all intensive purposes they do that, but I have to say the static pressure is lacking a bit but you can't please them all.
Also 6 years no fuss warranty on the Noctua vs 12 months return to manufacturer on the GT is less than rewarding.
But the ones mentioned the Noctua NF-S12B FLX is a case fan not a cooler fan, the Noctua NF-P12 is the fan you want.
That being said, over here in Australia the Noctua's come in at a $3 premium but $3 more for a 6 year warranty is worth it.
But once again they fill a specific role and they do that well, I can barely hear my PC and it's 2 odd feet away from my ears. The sound that it emits is more of an air moving sound. But to write them of as a piece of crap because it doesn't push a bazillion CFM or that it doesn't produce a bazillion mmH2O is just parrot talk.
If it doesn't suite your need then use something else 'which is what you are doing' but to tell others they are crap because they didn't suite your needs just shows that you don't do your homework. Simple concise and to the point.
Yes personal experience counts for a bit, but once you have heard GT,GT,GT for so long it's hard 'I know' to have an original thought for yourself.Edited by smash_mouth01 - 4/21/11 at 9:42pm