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    Default Fan Testing Round 12: by Martin

    Which fan to buy is a question often asked and the answer to this question is that fans really are a matter of taste...different folks prefer different types based on performance (the ability to move air), sound volume, sound tone and also perhaps features such as pwm or isolating mounts. Lets not forget those that hanker after fans that are pretty too...

    So HERE we have some more testing of fans suited to fitting to rads and heatsinks.

    These are some more recent fan offerings. Noctua, Corsair and Cougar included.

    I like the methods that Martin uses if not the exact setup that he uses for sound measurement, but overall these tests are not to find absolute values, rather to offer us, the folks that are looking for new fans, a means of comparison.

    I have followed his work for some time now so if anyone wants to discuss...feel free.
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    Default Re: Fan Testing Round 12: by Martin

    i like matin's tests. According to him Gentle Typhoons are king of the rad fans.
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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    Default Re: Fan Testing Round 12: by Martin

    They ARE good but not everybody likes the tone.

    Personally I have the 2150 rpm AP45's and I love them but I also have some 38mm 3 blade deltas that I run at 6v (2 in series) and I have to say that even though you would measure the dB a bit higher, the tone is lower than that of the GT's. It really is personal taste.

    What I like to do with Martin's Videos is set pairs running then stop at the airflow of choice and toggle each on and off to get a clearer sound comparison at a given performance. Did you notice that in the videos he measures airspeed at the outlet port not cfm? As they are all measured the same way I think this is a truly simple and elegant way of comparison
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    Default Re: Fan Testing Round 12: by Martin

    yes he says there are some spikes at certain rpms and some people say the whine. i never experience with them so i dont really know. most peole seem to love the corsair sp120's. me i like the swiftech helix fans. most people say they arent that good and dont push a lot of air but they get the job dont for me and i like the white blades
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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    Default Re: Fan Testing Round 12: by Martin

    Thanks grumpy

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    Default Re: Fan Testing Round 12: by Martin

    The eLoops seems to be the best all around rad fan to me. I'm surprised the Noctua's didn't do better. I really like my NF-F12's. They are dead silent and move a good amount of air.
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    Default Re: Fan Testing Round 12: by Martin

    I dont really care if I can hear my computer humming because it is white noise to me, as long as it doesent sound like a damn jet engine, im not turnining the fan speed down XD

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    Default Re: Fan Testing Round 12: by Martin

    I would love to test fan's. I just like fan's. Dont know why

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    Default Re: Fan Testing Round 12: by Martin

    Thanks Mike!

    Quote Originally Posted by killjoyjim View Post
    I would love to test fan's. I just like fan's. Dont know why
    Its cause your a Fan-attic <-----See what i did there!

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    Default Re: Fan Testing Round 12: by Martin

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesLT3 View Post
    Thanks Mike!


    Its cause your a Fan-attic <-----See what i did there!
    Hahahahaha

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    Default Re: Fan Testing Round 12: by Martin

    I've been testing the new Noctua NF-A14 PWM 140mm Premium fans which are made for 140mm Rads, and they work really well. Have a performance orientated top sped of 1500 RPM , flow acceleration channels, AAO Frame, Inner Surface Microstructures, Intergrated Anit-Vibration Pads, Custom designed PWM IC with SCD, Plus their running the Noctua SS02 self-stabilizing oil-pressure bearing with an additional magnet that supports the self stabilization of the rotor axis. The only problem is that they are the same color as the rest of the Noctua Fan lineup.

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    Default Re: Fan Testing Round 12: by Martin

    Take them with you when you take your case to the paint shop
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