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The Fan Database


After the success of shinji2k's PSU review database here; I thought it would be great to get a similar thing going for another crucial aspect of your system, fans.

There are often many misconceptions floating around OCN and the internet regarding fans, what their true CFM to dba ratio is, static pressure, bearing type, motor size etc, and this often leads people to blindly recommend fans just based upon the noise level or CFM rating. While this can be true and is pretty much spot on for case and open air fans, when you add the slightest obstruction to the fan, these levels can fluctuate and performance can drop (Such as adding to a heatsink or radiator with a dense fin array).

Below is a Google spreadsheet document which I have linked, please fill out the columns and rows with any fans you have (Please keep it Chronological/Alphabetical) and your experiences with them (These will vary, but I am certain most will follow a similar trend); I want people to be able to distinguish the good, the bad and the damn right aweful!

Legend:

CFM: Cubic feet per minute, the amount of air pushed, per minute, in cubic feet, from a stationery position. This is used to measure the amount of air pushed or pulled, ideal for case fans, and a contributing factor for heatsink/rad fans.

dBA: A difficult one to explain, but in layman's terms, this is the noise level of the fan, relative to your hearing. A fan does not have to be 0dBA to be "Silent", as this does not necessarily scale like that, and it all depends on your level of hearing.

RPM: or Revolutions Per Minute, this is the speed of the fan, many are PWM (see below) adjustable, so this figure can vary, in that instance, please put the lowest and highest figure.

PWM: Pulse Width Modulation, a method of monitoring and modulating amounts of electrical power between fully on and off. This is great for fans, as it allows the speed of the fan to dynamically adjust according to heat and/or the load level of critical components.

Pa: or Static Pressure, in laymans terms, is the amount of pressure exerted upon an area, so if this was on a heatsink or radiator, that would be it. Important for the above uses.

Size: Fan size in mm, measured corner to corner, common sizes included 80, 92, 120, 140 and 200mm, but feel free to add others!

Width: Fan width, common widths are 15,25 and 38mm, but again, custom sizes are welcome

Bearing Type: Common types include Sleeve, Ball, Rifle, Fluid and Magnetic, but again, if your's is unique, feel free to add it.

Typical Usage: Does this fan exceed as a case fan? or does the high level of static pressure make it ideal for mounting on your Radiator? Feel free to give your opinion on this, after all, this is only going to help others!

For adding entries, make/brand name does not need to be alphabetical, but keep model/part no alphabetical, keeps it nice and tidy then

Google Spreadsheet

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Intel i7 4790k
Motherboard
Asus Maximus VII Gene
Motherboard
Asus Maximus VII Gene
GPU
Zotac GTX1070 Founder's Edition
RAM
16GB Samsung LV Green [2.4Ghz / 11 - 11 - 11 - 27 -2T / 1.5v]
Hard Drive
Corsair Force 3 [120GB] [x2]
Hard Drive
Seagate 7200.14 [2TB]
Optical Drive
LG Blu - Ray Writer [Slot Loading]
Power Supply
eVGA Supernova 750W G2 [White Braided Cables]
Cooling
Corsair H100i V2
Case
Corsair Obsidian 350D [High Airflow Kit]
Operating System
Windows 10 x64
Monitor
LG 29UM68
Monitor
Dell U2412M
Keyboard
Microsoft Sidewinder X4
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Ni-Ten-Ichi-Ryu
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CPU
Intel i7 4790k
Motherboard
Asus Maximus VII Gene
Motherboard
Asus Maximus VII Gene
GPU
Zotac GTX1070 Founder's Edition
RAM
16GB Samsung LV Green [2.4Ghz / 11 - 11 - 11 - 27 -2T / 1.5v]
Hard Drive
Corsair Force 3 [120GB] [x2]
Hard Drive
Seagate 7200.14 [2TB]
Optical Drive
LG Blu - Ray Writer [Slot Loading]
Power Supply
eVGA Supernova 750W G2 [White Braided Cables]
Cooling
Corsair H100i V2
Case
Corsair Obsidian 350D [High Airflow Kit]
Operating System
Windows 10 x64
Monitor
LG 29UM68
Monitor
Dell U2412M
Keyboard
Microsoft Sidewinder X4
Mouse
Steelseries Sensei
Audio
Focusrite Clarett 18i20 (mk1)
Audio
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I'm gonna make first contribution to as-tested TRUE specs of R4s and high-speed Slipstreams; respectively, rated for each are typically 90CFM (or more recently, 69CFM which IS accurate) and 19dBA (NOT accurate) and 110CFM/34dBA (not accurate). True ratings respectively: 69CFM/~33dBA (approx.; IRL it sounds louder than that) and ~82CFM/~36dBA. I can't comment on real static pressure as nobody has tested that for either fan using proper instruments but I know damn well both are overrated on static pressure. They're both decent case fans if you can bear the noise, but not good for restrictive surfaces. The fans I actually have, I've ensured they're rated accurately, so just looking at my system specs at the fans I have and looking at their specs you can get an idea of those.


Combined air and water cooling tips: Fan database | My San Ace 9G1212H1011 review | Don't mix metals or use premixes / dyes | Distilled vs. tap water | Good radiator brands | Water (almost) can't flow too fast | Which PT Nuke to use | Regarding thermal paste spreading
Deep Blood
(15 items)
Soft Sentinel
(13 items)
CPU
Intel Core i7 920 D0 (Batch # 3901A240)
Motherboard
Foxconn X58 Blood Rage (non-GTI)
GPU
Sapphire Vega 64 8GB
RAM
6GB Corsair Dominator 1.6GHz TR3X6G1600C8D Rev 3.2
Hard Drive
Samsung SSD830 128GB / Seagate 640GB+2TB+2x4TB
Optical Drive
Samsung SH-S223Q 22X
Power Supply
Antec HCPP-850
Cooling
XTTH | OCZ Freeze | 9G1212H1011
Case
CaseLabs SM8
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Monitor
Dell U2410f (rev. A02)
Keyboard
Code 104 w/O-rings + Vortex PBT/POM doubleshot keycaps
Mouse
Roccat Kone EMP w/Dechanic Mini pad
Audio
Asus Xonar DX / Klipsch RM-14s + Dayton DTA-120 / MXL Tempo
Other
Microsoft Lifecam Cinema
CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo E6320
Motherboard
Intel DP35DP
GPU
XFX GeForce 7600GT
RAM
2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 5-5-5-12
Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB
Optical Drive
Asus 18x multi-burner
Power Supply
Enermax Liberty 400w modular
Case
Rosewill R5604-TBK
Operating System
Windows XP Pro SP3 32-bit
Monitor
Samsung LN-S2351W
Keyboard
Ideazon MERC
Mouse
Logitech MX-518 (rev.2; 1800 DPI [no Teflon feet])
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I'm gonna make first contribution to as-tested TRUE specs of R4s and high-speed Slipstreams; respectively, rated for each are typically 90CFM (or more recently, 69CFM which IS accurate) and 19dBA (NOT accurate) and 110CFM/34dBA (not accurate). True ratings respectively: 69CFM/~33dBA (approx.; IRL it sounds louder than that) and ~82CFM/~36dBA. I can't comment on real static pressure as nobody has tested that for either fan using proper instruments but I know damn well both are overrated on static pressure.
Fantastic, just the sort of contribution I am looking for!

Any chance you could help with the spreadsheet I linked in the second post? really stuck

Ni-Ten-Ichi-Ryu
(18 items)
CPU
Intel i7 4790k
Motherboard
Asus Maximus VII Gene
Motherboard
Asus Maximus VII Gene
GPU
Zotac GTX1070 Founder's Edition
RAM
16GB Samsung LV Green [2.4Ghz / 11 - 11 - 11 - 27 -2T / 1.5v]
Hard Drive
Corsair Force 3 [120GB] [x2]
Hard Drive
Seagate 7200.14 [2TB]
Optical Drive
LG Blu - Ray Writer [Slot Loading]
Power Supply
eVGA Supernova 750W G2 [White Braided Cables]
Cooling
Corsair H100i V2
Case
Corsair Obsidian 350D [High Airflow Kit]
Operating System
Windows 10 x64
Monitor
LG 29UM68
Monitor
Dell U2412M
Keyboard
Microsoft Sidewinder X4
Mouse
Steelseries Sensei
Audio
Focusrite Clarett 18i20 (mk1)
Audio
Yamaha HS-7 / Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro / Sennheiser HD-25
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I haven't worked with Google Spreadsheet thus far, sorry. There is a tutorial somewhere on here about that, though, I'll see if I can find it again. Edit; got it. https://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...your-post.html


Combined air and water cooling tips: Fan database | My San Ace 9G1212H1011 review | Don't mix metals or use premixes / dyes | Distilled vs. tap water | Good radiator brands | Water (almost) can't flow too fast | Which PT Nuke to use | Regarding thermal paste spreading
Deep Blood
(15 items)
Soft Sentinel
(13 items)
CPU
Intel Core i7 920 D0 (Batch # 3901A240)
Motherboard
Foxconn X58 Blood Rage (non-GTI)
GPU
Sapphire Vega 64 8GB
RAM
6GB Corsair Dominator 1.6GHz TR3X6G1600C8D Rev 3.2
Hard Drive
Samsung SSD830 128GB / Seagate 640GB+2TB+2x4TB
Optical Drive
Samsung SH-S223Q 22X
Power Supply
Antec HCPP-850
Cooling
XTTH | OCZ Freeze | 9G1212H1011
Case
CaseLabs SM8
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Monitor
Dell U2410f (rev. A02)
Keyboard
Code 104 w/O-rings + Vortex PBT/POM doubleshot keycaps
Mouse
Roccat Kone EMP w/Dechanic Mini pad
Audio
Asus Xonar DX / Klipsch RM-14s + Dayton DTA-120 / MXL Tempo
Other
Microsoft Lifecam Cinema
CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo E6320
Motherboard
Intel DP35DP
GPU
XFX GeForce 7600GT
RAM
2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 5-5-5-12
Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB
Optical Drive
Asus 18x multi-burner
Power Supply
Enermax Liberty 400w modular
Case
Rosewill R5604-TBK
Operating System
Windows XP Pro SP3 32-bit
Monitor
Samsung LN-S2351W
Keyboard
Ideazon MERC
Mouse
Logitech MX-518 (rev.2; 1800 DPI [no Teflon feet])
Mouse
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I haven't worked with Google Spreadsheet thus far, sorry. There is a tutorial somewhere on here about that, though, I'll see if I can find it again. Edit; got it. https://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...your-post.html
Yeah just followed that but have had no luck whatsoever, it just wont do it for me Gonna have a fiddle with it.

In the meantime, people, can you post your results? I will add them later

Ni-Ten-Ichi-Ryu
(18 items)
CPU
Intel i7 4790k
Motherboard
Asus Maximus VII Gene
Motherboard
Asus Maximus VII Gene
GPU
Zotac GTX1070 Founder's Edition
RAM
16GB Samsung LV Green [2.4Ghz / 11 - 11 - 11 - 27 -2T / 1.5v]
Hard Drive
Corsair Force 3 [120GB] [x2]
Hard Drive
Seagate 7200.14 [2TB]
Optical Drive
LG Blu - Ray Writer [Slot Loading]
Power Supply
eVGA Supernova 750W G2 [White Braided Cables]
Cooling
Corsair H100i V2
Case
Corsair Obsidian 350D [High Airflow Kit]
Operating System
Windows 10 x64
Monitor
LG 29UM68
Monitor
Dell U2412M
Keyboard
Microsoft Sidewinder X4
Mouse
Steelseries Sensei
Audio
Focusrite Clarett 18i20 (mk1)
Audio
Yamaha HS-7 / Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro / Sennheiser HD-25
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Oh, all right, then. I'm sure it's something simple that only requires a few key presses, crap like that usually is.


Combined air and water cooling tips: Fan database | My San Ace 9G1212H1011 review | Don't mix metals or use premixes / dyes | Distilled vs. tap water | Good radiator brands | Water (almost) can't flow too fast | Which PT Nuke to use | Regarding thermal paste spreading
Deep Blood
(15 items)
Soft Sentinel
(13 items)
CPU
Intel Core i7 920 D0 (Batch # 3901A240)
Motherboard
Foxconn X58 Blood Rage (non-GTI)
GPU
Sapphire Vega 64 8GB
RAM
6GB Corsair Dominator 1.6GHz TR3X6G1600C8D Rev 3.2
Hard Drive
Samsung SSD830 128GB / Seagate 640GB+2TB+2x4TB
Optical Drive
Samsung SH-S223Q 22X
Power Supply
Antec HCPP-850
Cooling
XTTH | OCZ Freeze | 9G1212H1011
Case
CaseLabs SM8
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Monitor
Dell U2410f (rev. A02)
Keyboard
Code 104 w/O-rings + Vortex PBT/POM doubleshot keycaps
Mouse
Roccat Kone EMP w/Dechanic Mini pad
Audio
Asus Xonar DX / Klipsch RM-14s + Dayton DTA-120 / MXL Tempo
Other
Microsoft Lifecam Cinema
CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo E6320
Motherboard
Intel DP35DP
GPU
XFX GeForce 7600GT
RAM
2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 5-5-5-12
Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB
Optical Drive
Asus 18x multi-burner
Power Supply
Enermax Liberty 400w modular
Case
Rosewill R5604-TBK
Operating System
Windows XP Pro SP3 32-bit
Monitor
Samsung LN-S2351W
Keyboard
Ideazon MERC
Mouse
Logitech MX-518 (rev.2; 1800 DPI [no Teflon feet])
Mouse
Xtrac Pads Ripper
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Right guys, with the help of el gappo, database sorted, get in and get posting

Ni-Ten-Ichi-Ryu
(18 items)
CPU
Intel i7 4790k
Motherboard
Asus Maximus VII Gene
Motherboard
Asus Maximus VII Gene
GPU
Zotac GTX1070 Founder's Edition
RAM
16GB Samsung LV Green [2.4Ghz / 11 - 11 - 11 - 27 -2T / 1.5v]
Hard Drive
Corsair Force 3 [120GB] [x2]
Hard Drive
Seagate 7200.14 [2TB]
Optical Drive
LG Blu - Ray Writer [Slot Loading]
Power Supply
eVGA Supernova 750W G2 [White Braided Cables]
Cooling
Corsair H100i V2
Case
Corsair Obsidian 350D [High Airflow Kit]
Operating System
Windows 10 x64
Monitor
LG 29UM68
Monitor
Dell U2412M
Keyboard
Microsoft Sidewinder X4
Mouse
Steelseries Sensei
Audio
Focusrite Clarett 18i20 (mk1)
Audio
Yamaha HS-7 / Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro / Sennheiser HD-25
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Added a few.

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Fantastic, making some contributions myself! Rep + for your hard work

Ni-Ten-Ichi-Ryu
(18 items)
CPU
Intel i7 4790k
Motherboard
Asus Maximus VII Gene
Motherboard
Asus Maximus VII Gene
GPU
Zotac GTX1070 Founder's Edition
RAM
16GB Samsung LV Green [2.4Ghz / 11 - 11 - 11 - 27 -2T / 1.5v]
Hard Drive
Corsair Force 3 [120GB] [x2]
Hard Drive
Seagate 7200.14 [2TB]
Optical Drive
LG Blu - Ray Writer [Slot Loading]
Power Supply
eVGA Supernova 750W G2 [White Braided Cables]
Cooling
Corsair H100i V2
Case
Corsair Obsidian 350D [High Airflow Kit]
Operating System
Windows 10 x64
Monitor
LG 29UM68
Monitor
Dell U2412M
Keyboard
Microsoft Sidewinder X4
Mouse
Steelseries Sensei
Audio
Focusrite Clarett 18i20 (mk1)
Audio
Yamaha HS-7 / Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro / Sennheiser HD-25
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