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Windows 7: Worth the upgrade?

02 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
Worth the upgrade?

Hi everyone i have a Fractal Define R4 Black Pearl case is it worth swapping the 2 fans out with noctua NF-A14 ULN my case is on my desk and i like it quiet the motor noise of the silent series fans is very noticeable on the fans at 5v and 7v and 12v isn't quiet but pushes air and i'm choosing these noctua fans because they seem to have better airflow and are "silent" with the ULN adapter what do you think?

Current Case Fans - Silent Series R2 140mm - Fractal Design
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02 Aug 2013   #2

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's

The Noctua fans I have are the quietest I've owned. You can't go wrong with them. Most fans are quiet at 5-7V. I run the lowest RPM needed to keep desired case air temps.
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02 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1

Noctua fans have very little motor noise and their PWM fans don't have that irritating little tick-tick-tick that some other PWM fans have. There ARE lower noise fans that push just as much air as the Noctuas, but they aren't consistent....meaning out of 100, some may be louder and some may be quieter. It's easy enough to order a few Noctuas and just be done with it. You could try the NF-A14 PWM if you have some 4 pin fan headers available on your motherboard. I don't know that you'd hear them much either, unless you have your side panel off with your head jammed in the case.
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02 Aug 2013   #4

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64

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