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Windows 7: What is the best Noctua Fan?

24 Mar 2012   #11
A Guy

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I too have both 120mm and a 140mm Noctuas. They are all equally quiet. If black is a must, I hear Scythe Gentle Typhoons are very quiet (grey blades though :)), looks like only 120mm, but various speeds.

Scythe Gentle Typhoon

A Guy

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25 Mar 2012   #12

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

I looked at them, but their airflow isn't as good.

Also, about the video. It was helpful, thanks for the link :).
I'm just gonna put it out there though that I cant stand that guy he is unable to be to the point, he always has half hour long videos with stupidly long intros that I personally dont care about and all the information is dragged out into what forms a painful video to watch...not to mention his pronunciation of the letter "h" What he needs to do is write down bullet points prior to the video on what he feels he needs to cover, and then cover them and them only without 20 minutes of pointless data usage
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25 Mar 2012   #13


Nexus real Silent - white blade, almost as good as NFP-12 - 120mm

Thermalight TY-140mm

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25 Mar 2012   #14
A Guy

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25 Mar 2012   #15

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate SP1, VMware Windows 7 64bit Ultimate SP1

I put two of them Scythe GT 120mm 1850rpm in a push/pull on a H80 the other day for a friend, and let me tell you they ain't that quite @ 1000rpm they make more noise than the Apache fans and performance wise are the same. At full speed they are to much for me, as i love silence.
So he then sent them back and got 2 Akasa FN058.

I am only 2ft away from his case and i can tell you now, the push/pull Akasa Apache @ 1000rpm
can not be heard. so he is happy

you have to remember that ones silence is anothers loud

Akasa AK-FN058 Apache Black Super Silent 120mm Fan - 4 Pin PWM [AK-FN058]

- Super silent APACHE fans in Black Stealth colour
- S-FLOW fan blade design delivers 30% higher airflow
- IP-54 military standard moisture and dust protection
- Super silent with PWM auto speed control
- Hydro Dynamic Bearing extends fan life up to 50,000 hours
- Dimension 120 X 120 X 25mm
- Bearing HDB (Hydro Dynamic Bearing)
- Speed 600 -1300 RPM
- Max airflow 57.53 CFM (97.74 m3/h)
- Sound level 6.9 -16.05 dB(A)
- Max static air pressure 26.40 mm-H2O
- Rated voltage 12V
- Connector PWM-4pin

Also here is a good table of fans with spec/noise.

For a Rad, Static Pressure is the thing to take note of.
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