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    Default Choosing the Best 120mm Radiator Fan



    The propensity for manufacturers to list the air pressure specification over the past few years coincides with the increased popularity of closed loop liquid coolers, but during the same period of time we've also seen a gradual shift towards quieter computing. Builders place greater emphasis on having their systems run quietly, and why shouldn't they? If you can have good thermal performance with a minimal impact on ambient noise, why wouldn't you?

    With these things in mind I've tested a collection of eight fans from Corsair, BitFenix, Nexus, NZXT, Cooler Master, and SilverStone to try and find the best balance between thermal performance and acoustics.
    AnandTech - Choosing the Best 120mm Radiator Fan: Testing Eight Fans with Corsair's H80

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    Default Re: Choosing the Best 120mm Radiator Fan

    Neither have the cougar fans

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    Default Re: Choosing the Best 120mm Radiator Fan

    Also doesn't include the Noctua NF-F12, which is even better than the Cougar Vortex (I own both and have used them both on a 120 and 240 closed loop rad).
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    Default Re: Choosing the Best 120mm Radiator Fan

    Here's i like to introduce some of 120mm radiator fans:

    Corsair Air Series SP 120 LED Red High Static Pressure Fan Cooling
    Corsair Air Series SP120 PWM High-Performance Edition – Twin Pack
    Silencio FP120 PWM 2400, 120mm cooling fan
    BL070 SILENTWINGS 3 PWM 120mm HIGH Speed 2200 RPM Cooling Fan

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